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December 31st, 2001
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, NJ
Just wanted to wish you a very happy new year. We love you and we miss you so much. We missed you in Florida. We sat around telling stories and remembering the times we had with you. Love, Hugs and Kisses... The Eckstein's
December 31st, 2001
Mitchell Hassenbein - NYC
LP.. Mitch just wanted to drop a line and check on you and Zep. I miss you guys so much..LP I will never forget the times in S.U,and the weekend in Maryland with you and Marc. I will toast both of you tonight..Marc I'm doing my best to be there for your family..they miss you so much..I took Lenny to a Ranger Game not that long ago.. he was doing great untill he ordered a tea with lemon and confused the beer man. Happy New Year Love, Mitch
December 31st, 2001
Gary and Tammie Bell - NYC
LP, We will toast to you tonight. We will drink Martinis on your behalf, although I'd much rather be drinking chocolate milk. You will always be with us and we will always be with you. Love you and miss you. Gary and Tammie
December 31st, 2001
Betsy Mann - New York, NY
LP--Happy New Year! Miss you very much..and will be thinking about you and toasting you all night tonight. Love, Betsy
December 31st, 2001
Danny Polatsch - NYC, NY
LP, HAPPY NEW YEAR! My new year's resolution is to be more like you: to make each moment count. Tonight is going to be difficult without you. Who am I going to call soon after midnight and leave a ridiculous message (and then check my messages and hear your equally ridiculous message). I'll be thinking of you every minute. I love you and miss you. DP
December 31st, 2001
Felice & jeffrey - ny,ny
Laurence, We just got back from Florida yesterday. We hung out with Mazor and Adam and we were all thinking about you as we remembered old times. We saw your mom too. We are thinking about you- happy New Year! We miss you. Love, felice and Jeffrey
December 31st, 2001
Gayle Weinstein Schorr - Boca Raton,Florida
I didn't know Larry directly, although I did attend Syosset High School with him during 10th grade. I wish I had known him. From all that I have read on this site and have been told about him from Roz Finkelstein, he seemed as though he was really fun to be around. My sympathy goes out to his family and all of his friends. He certainly made a huge impact on all of them.
December 29th, 2001
Jamie Schneider ( Mazor) - Long Island N.Y.
With New Years coming up we tend to look back on all the things that happened in the past year.Well what a year it was, we got great news we found out that we are having a boy and then there was horrific things that happened on Sept. 11th. I find myself asking why, why did it happen and why you?? There will never be answers to my questions. In honor of you Laurence my News Years resolution is going to be to live my life the fullest just like you did. miss you tons think about you all the time. Happy New Year!!!
December 28th, 2001
Dena Perez - NY, NY
Dear Larry, I am a friend of Betsy and Danny's and I only had the pleasure of meeting you once. I come to the site now and again because even I, just an aquaintance, think about you all of the time. We all suffered loss September 11th and the courage that I have seen from your friends, your family, Danny and Betsy is inspiring. I am so proud of them and wanted to write you to express these feelings. I miss you and my thoughts are with you. love Dena
December 27th, 2001
Betsy Mann
LP- Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that I was thinking about you. As Danny wrote, we are in Mexico with my family, and though we are away, it doesn´t change for one second the fact that we miss you very, very much. I (and my family feels the same) are very fortunate to have known you...we all read this website every day, and love reading all the anecdotes people write. We are taking good care of Danny, I promise, and I know you would be (as always) very proud of everything he is doing. Miss you, Betsy
December 25th, 2001
Vince Tobia - Buffalo, NY
LP-Merry Christmas buddy. I miss you. Vinnie
December 24th, 2001
Danny Polatsch - Punta Mita, Mexico
LP, I'm down in Mexico with Betsy and her family. I guess it is the first time since Sept. 11 that I've had some serious time to think about all that has happened. I think about you every minute. I am doing everything in my power to make you proud of me. I hope you are OK up there. I love you and miss you. Merry Christmas. Your bro, Danny
December 24th, 2001
Lisa Gerson - New York, NY
Larry, I only met you briefly a couple of times; one of those times being the surprise party for Danny. The look on YOUR face when Danny walked up was more than enough to understand the type of person that you were and the type of relationship that you and Danny had. Reading all of these notes and letters on the website, it's clear you had similar relationships with a lot of people. I wish that I had known you. I just want you to know that we are watching out for Danny. We love him. He makes us laugh and smile like I know you made people laugh and smile. I'm so sad for you and your family and friends. I'm sad for me too. I wish that this never happened. Love, Lisa
December 23rd, 2001
Laurie Freiman Abbey - Raleigh, North Carolina
Dear Larr- I wrote this letter for your family and they asked that I post it here. It is a little long, and yet it does not say nearly enough. 'Dear Linda, Buddy and Danny, I wanted to share some memories with you. -FIRST IMPRESSIONS-LARRY- Larry, the Jewish catch at Syracuse Law School. My first Larry encounter occurred early first semester when I was late for class. As I made my way down an empty hallway, I saw a pretty brunette vigorously jumping up and down in front of different classrooms and peering through the glass around the doorframes. I could not imagine what she was doing. I later learned that she was desperately looking for Larry- one of many undergraduates smitten with him. Larry, the partier who went out almost every night and still made Law Review. Larry, the good-looking guy who always knew that people might be watching. I remember him doing hundreds of figure eights, in the parking lot, after he acquired new rollerblades. Before he ventured out to campus on them, he was going to look good damn it! Larry, my boyfriend’s fun-loving, eternally happy roommate. I remember his baseball hats and how neat his room was. I remember him telling me how lucky my boyfriend was and how great he made me feel whenever he was around. -MY FRIEND-LP- LP, my friend in NYC when I knew nobody. We took each other to our respective law firm functions. He took me in during the Jewish holidays. We ate Chinese soup on hungover weekend mornings. We went rollerblading in the park. We met for drinks at The Sign of the Dove, because he liked the scene. We talked about our dates, or rather, my lack thereof. LP introduced me to his girlfriends, so I could make friends. He introduced me to his male friends, when I was single. He included me in his plans even when it was “boys night out” and always made me feel welcome. I remember Angelo & Maxie’s for dinner on one Jewish holiday and White Castle after temple on another. I remember thinking, for the first time in my life, that with LP, the holidays were fun. -LAURENCE- Laurence, sweet and generous and eternally happy. We finally tried our hand at romance because it just seemed to make sense…. and when it did not work out, we fell back into friendship with ease. Laurence, who loved his family so much. His father, whom he always wanted to entertain with stories of his escapades; his mother, the perfect, perfect mother whom he wanted to make proud; and, his brother, his best friend. He was so proud of his family. Laurence, who I would run into on the street, in the hall, in the Hamptons, etc…and whether it was by chance or on purpose he always greeted me with a long, stretched out “LAUR!” or “FRIDOG!”(nickname courtesy of John Semon). Stretched out with what always seemed to be great pleasure simply because we had bumped into each other. Laurence was everything- bright, handsome, fun, caring, successful, everything. And yet, I think his greatest attribute was his uncanny ability to make others feel good – no, great. During the last two years LP and I had fallen out of touch. I stopped by 1160 Third Avenue several times and inquired after him, and, of course, he was never home. But one of the doormen often had interesting tidbits to offer until one day the story was that LP had, intentionally, gotten himself kicked out of the building. This past summer John Semon forwarded LP an e-mailed picture of my daughter and so he contacted me. I remember when I went to my inbox and saw his name I was so pleased. He wrote “beautiful fridog—and the baby is not bad either…” Me, an over-tired mom with a few pounds still to lose and when I read that message I felt the way Larry had always made feel- great, and just a little bit special. I saved that one line e-mail for weeks. That is how Larry made everybody feel- a little bit special. He added to life, he added color, beauty and joy to everyone that knew him. I have included some pictures that I have of Larry doing various Larry things -hanging out with his friends -hanging out surrounded by two great looking girls -hanging out being Larry-happy, affectionate, fun and, maybe, a little bit tipsy with my law school roommate and I. I will never forget him, I will always speak of him, and when we meet again I will greet him with a long, stretched out, pleasure-filled “LARR!”- so happy that I have bumped into him. Love, Laurie'
December 22nd, 2001
Ed Coyle - Warwick,NY
Hey LP just a quick update of how things are changing- i went to the ranger -islander game with john semone ( an islander fan ) and to make things worse he takes me to some foo-foo place called the tiki room can you beleive the tiki room- LP i miss you and the normal days of the punt i will keep you posted
December 21st, 2001
Heidi Green - New York, NY
Larry- You were one of those guys who I was always happy to run into. Whenever my friends and I talk about U of M, we can't help but think about you and the other guys; Greg, Scott, Mark... it's more than sad that you had to leave this earth so young--- but I hope you're looking down on us and smiling, as you always did. I will check back from time to time, and read the wonderful things that everyone has to say about you. My heart goes out to your parents, brother, relatives, and friends. Heidi Green
December 20th, 2001
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
LP, On my way down to FL tomorrow. Vacation won't be the same without you. Always thinking of you big guy!!! A
December 18th, 2001
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Hi Lutero... We will all be going to Florida at the end of this week. The Anikstein's (Eckstein's), Polatsch's and the Silverman's will all be getting together. We expect to see you there. PLEASE show us a sign. We all love you and we miss you so much. We still can't believe that you are gone. It is just so sad !!! Love, Hugs and Kisses... Jamie
December 18th, 2001
Stefanie - NY, NY
Dear Larry, I didn't know you personally at all, but through all the Bell's (Tracy is one of my closest friends), I feel like I do. And i just wanted to let you know how much i wish i had the chance to have met you. I check your web site every couple days and the stories that your family and friends write to you make me both laugh and cry. It is clear to see how much you are loved and missed. I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to your family and to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you. At least now I will always know you through your web site and through all the beautiful stories that have been told.
December 18th, 2001
Carrie
Dear Larry, I just wanted to say how much I miss you. It is so wierd not to here your voice every morning with your funny comments...I miss you saying hi Ca its La.. No matter how busy I was or if I was in a bad mood you always put a smile to my face. I loved our little talks together and our fun nights out. You were to good to me... I will never forget you. You will always be in my heart. Love your Ca...
December 18th, 2001
Jessica Teplitz - NY, NY
Larry, I just want you to know that I think about you every day. One of the things that upsets me the most is that I never told you how much I admired you and how you loved your family with all your heart and always put them first and how much you made me laugh! You always tried to make me see the bright side of things and never let me worry. I will never forget how you emailed me every morning for two months while I studied for the bar, procrastinated my studying and tried to convince me not to practice. You truly are like no other. Directly and indirectly you have taught me so much about life. I will never forget you and I miss you! Love- Jessica
December 17th, 2001
Felice & Jeffrey - New york, Ny
Laurence, We think about you every day and words can not express how much you are missed. We love you. Love, Felice and Jeffrey
December 16th, 2001
Gary Bell - New York, NY
LP, Just thinking about the time three years ago when your Mom invited me, Tammie, Guppy and Jonny to your place for a Hanukah dinner. Danny was unable to attend because he had to work. It was also the first time I met Marty. Your Mom introduced us to the music of Andrea Bocelli. Your Mom also transfered everything from her residence to your tiny studio just to make sure we had the proper utensils to eat all the food being served. What a great night. YOUR SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME AND MY FAMILY, especially during any type of holiday gathering. I PROMISE YOU THAT. Love you and miss you alot. La Chica. GB
December 16th, 2001
john law - ny ny
DEAR LARRY, I MISS YOU SO MUCH. THE WORKPLACE AND LIFE DON'T SEEM THE SAME WITHOUT YOU. I MISS ALL THE JOKES, DAMONE DOW JONES 6713 OR THE DAILY MESSAGES THAT YOU POSTED ON HIS BACK. I MISS HIM ALSO. I REALLY HAD A CHEMISTRY WITH YOU. WHEN WE COULD HERE SOMETHING AND JUST LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND BOTH START LAUGHING HISTERICALLY WITHOUT EITHER OF US SAYING A WORD. I AM SO SAD, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, GLAD THAT I HAD THE PRIVELEGE TO HAVE KNOWN YOU FOR 5 YEARS. YOU WERE ALWAYS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. YOU ALWAYS FOUND WAYS TO INTRODUCE PEOPLE TO EACH OTHER, AND INCLUDE ME AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS, IN EVERYTHING YOU DID. THE SAD THING IS, I DIDN'T REALIZE THE IMPACT I MADE ON YOU, UNTIL THE SPEECH THAT JON SEMON GAVE AT YOUR SERVICE. YOU ALSO HAD AN IMPACT ON ME. IF I WAS EVER DOWN, YOU SHOWED ME THAT THINGS WEREN'T THAT BAD. YOU NEVER SWEATED THE SMALL THINGS. I GUESS THE THING THAT BOTHERS ME THE MOST, WAS THAT WE COULDN'T HANG MORE THAN WE DID. ALTHOUGH THAT WASN'T FOR LACK OF TRYING. WE BOTH ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE MANY QUALITY FRIENDS, AND PLANS THAT WE ALWAYS HAD SOMEHTHING GOING ON. I DO HAVE TO SAY THAT WHEN WE DID GET TOGETHER, IT WAS THE QUALITY THAT COUNTED. I MISS YOU SO MUCH BUDDY, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. YOU WILL BE IN MY HEART FOREVER. LOVE YA MAN
December 16th, 2001
ed coyle - New York
larry as the holiday season is upon us we are without the brightest light but i am sure you will be crashing the big party i miss you but you are always in my thoughts
December 14th, 2001
Chris - NY,NY
Hey L.P. I miss you. Just isn't the same without you every day. You are always in my heart. - C
December 14th, 2001
Marni Wasserman - New York City
Dear Laurence I am sorry it took so long for me to write this, I think about you every day , not having you in my life has left such a void it's indescribable.When I walk down second avenue I can still see you rollerblading down the street. Jonah and I talk about you all the time just yesterday he told me he was upset because he did not get to go to the batting range with you and learn the rest of the baseball hand signals you were teaching him, you have left such an indelible impression on his life. I know you are looking over us, I miss your smile that lit up the room ,I miss your incredible sense of humor and your joyous outlook on life.You are in my heart always. Love Marni
December 14th, 2001
Merry - NYC, NY
LP... Every day, I come into work, and I get to see your smiling face. That big grin. Remember the Mets - Yankees game we went too? First of the subway series this year? many bottles of beer later, we all ended up at the Back Page. And a few days later, Gup gave me a great picture from the game. I've had the picture at work ever since, the only picture I have at work. And now, I realize why. Miss you LP, but I'll never forget you... Love, Mer
December 14th, 2001
Karen Schupak - New York
Hi LP, It's Schup. Sorry it's taken me this long to write to you but I didn't quite know what to say. I have been thinking about you every day. I miss you as well as everyone else I knew at Cantor. Thank G-d I still have Gina around to say, 'Larry loves the ladies!' I check your website just about every day to hear about your escapades and how truly you are loved by so many people. As New Year's Eve approaches, I was thinking about how much fun we all had in Mt. Snow in '95. I feel so fortunate to have met and become friends with you. What a surprise that fruit/gift basket was on my birthday! Some send flowers but perhaps you knew that food was/is the way to my heart. Anyhow, I hope you're doing ok and I know for sure that you are entertaining and making laugh whomever you are with. Take care- Love, Karen
December 14th, 2001
Jennifer Wolfson - New York, NY
Two weeks ago, john and I went down to the bahamas to check it out for our wedding. I was picturing the people we expected to come, with lp right in front. I was so sad thinking that he wouldn't be there..its just not right. LP was such an important person in our lives and his presence would've added so much. I pictured how he'd make all of my friends laugh and thought about what clever comments he'd add to his speech. Larry we will miss you so much- it just won't be the same without you.
December 14th, 2001
Lawrence Spielman - New York
Hey LP, Last night a bunch of us from high school went out for dinner. It was a great time and a lot of laughs. You would have enjoyed it! I wish you could of been there. Their was a 10 minute interlude dedicated to our classic singing of Dooooooooooooooooooorie! As much as I tried, I still never manage to get the pitch quite right. Clearly out of practice. I really could of used your help. Also, somethings never change. Elkins never showed! Not to mention that he picked the overpriced below average steakhouse. I miss you buddy and not a day goes by without thinking about you. Spiel
December 14th, 2001
Jon Semon - CREEDO
This evening is when we would normally go to bash hosted by Societe General, but we can not crash this party without our favorite pal, so we will go to the Backpage to drink with a Bear also know as Billy, and the way she makes drinks, by the end of the night we all be drunk and silly, todays creedo is dedicated to LP as I think of him all the time, the way he was taken from us was more than just a crime, so here it is posted on your web site, I have kept it rated G so pardon the lack of bite. 'As 2001 comes to an end, we will never forget LP, a close and dear friend, bars and restaurants used to be your favorite place, there you always seemed to have a smile on your face, the world is not the same now that you are no longer here, but I will toast you forever whether it be with Vodka, Gin or Beer, the point of this creedo is that you were one of kind, and that friends like you are very hard to find.'
December 13th, 2001
Jennifer Fishman - New York
LP, Since this has all happened, I think about you all the time. Back to when Danny first introduced us in Florida and we both ended up in Mt. Snow two days later. I knew right away you were quite a character. Especially when you took one look at Karen and said 'Who's your friend? I love her and want to marry her. Will you help me?' How could I resist? You ended up sending her a fruit basket for her birthday, which needless to say, did not help the cause. But fortunately, we all became great friends from it. We had many memories, from all those summers in the Hamptons to crashing Christmas parties. Whether is was leading the Conga line at SocGen to some random shindig at Lips, no party was too big or too small (as long as there was an open bar). You always made people smile. Even if it was just by stretching a tootsie roll across your mounth and asking 'do I have anything in my teeth?'. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to call you my friend. From you I learned to live life to the fullest and to make every day count. I hope you're still making everyone around you smile-tootsie roll or not. Love, Jen
December 12th, 2001
Michael Smith
I can remember in 1995 for about six months to a year, Larry would come by and visit me on the set of a couple of different television shows. We would talk and he told me he wanted to get out of the law and into the entertainment industry. He didn't know in what capacity, he just wanted in. I remember, specifically, him coming by the set of 'Central Park West' and within the hour he was shmoozing with one of the producers and the Directors Guild of America representative. He was dressed in a suit, having come straight from work on one of his many looooong lunch breaks, and here he was talking to these people that I worked with and rarely had contact with. Laughing, joking, patting on the back... It was around this time that he had the Julia Roberts incident and I have no doubt, had he continued to pursue a career in entertainment, that I would probably be working for him now. Coincidentally, Danny and Larry both appeared as extras on that show playing rollerbladers in Central Park.
December 11th, 2001
Roberta Rubinstein
There are people who drift into our lives for just a brief moment, yet have a tremendous impact. Laurence was one of those people for me. I had the privilege of sharing a number of family holidays with Laurence, Danny, and Bud as Iris became an integral part of their lives. I remember the pride with which Bud gazed upon his boys; and the reaction my much younger son had as he witnessed the camaraderie and deep friendship Laurence and Danny shared. I loved watching Laurence take Justine under his wing, and lavish her with such special attention. Who would have ever guessed that the life of such a vibrant young man would end so abruptly, so senselessly? As his family requested so elegantly at the services, let Laurence be remembered for his life, not his death - his unbelievable zest for life, his adoration for his parents and his brother, his enduring friendships. And all of those lucky to have known him at all will be that much more enriched for the experience.
December 11th, 2001
Noah Rosenthal - NYC, NY
LP- I just wanted to let you know that this year, for the first time since 1987... my BUCKEYES defeated the blue team from michigan...AT MICHIGAN!!! I know youre all die hard UM fans, and it was hard to swallow!!! My big brother really misses you. I think a part of him died when you did. Saul is lacking the humor he once had. We miss you very much. Happy chanukkah!!!! Noah Rosenthal
December 11th, 2001
Richard Blumberg - New York, New York
Whether hanging out in the Syosset High School parking lot or partying this past year in the Hamptons and The Back Page, it was always a privilege to be in your company. Your greatness will always be an inspiration. I think about you often and miss you.
December 11th, 2001
Florence Kaplan - New York, New York
Larry, Well, I have been wanting to write something to you for a while but I have not been able to get the courage up to do it. Well, I woke up this morning and realized that the time is now and another minute should not go by without me writing to you. When I think back as to how long I have known you and your family it blows my mind. Almost 28 years. It seems that our paths always crossed, whether it be in elementary, junior high, high school and even Michigan. Then I wound up living in the city in the same building as you at 1160! I only have fond, funny and pleasant memories of you, whether it be as children swimming in my pool, working (or making people believe we were working) during the summer at Central General, or just seeing you in the elevator in the apartment building with that huge smile on your face. No matter what time of day it was, you were always 'on'. Nothing ever seemed to put you in a bad mood. But the most important thing I remember about you is that phone call I received from you after my mother passed away. You were one of the first people to call me and let me know you were thinking of me. You asked me if I needed anything and told me if I ever needed anything you would always be there - and I know you truly meant it. If you only knew how much that meant it me and still does. I will never forget that. Larry, I think of you often and when tears of sadness come to my eyes they quickly change to tears of joy when I think of what a wonderful, caring, funny and most importantly genuine person you were and still are to me. To this day I still think I am going to bump into you on the street. I feel honored to have known you and your family. You all are truly special people. Please know that I try and call your Mom and Dad often just to say hello. I know that you would have done the same for me. I do not think there is one person in this world that cannot say that their lives have not been touched in an unbelievable way by you. Larry, you were truly a one in a million guy and you are truly missed and will continue to be missed for years to come.
December 10th, 2001
Vince Tobia - Buffalo
LP, you're the best. I came across an old superbowl ticket the other day-when we were in Los Angeles together. I thought of when you were hanging out with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. I had to laugh. What a great time we had. Miss you. Vinnie
December 10th, 2001
The Eckstein Family - Livingston, NJ
Happy Hannukah Lutero !!! WE LOVE YOU AND WE MISS YOU !!! Hugs and Kisses... Jamie, Steven, Max, Ian and Sydney
December 10th, 2001
DanMathews - Syracuse
Dear LP: I miss you and think of you often. Take care my friend.
December 10th, 2001
Adam Silverstein - Los Angeles
Hi Larry, I don't really know what to say. I've been reluctant to write for fear of not doing you justice. I feel like I hardly knew you as I read all the letters from your friends and family. I wish I had known you better. I remember how happy you seemed the last time I saw you at the reunion and when I think about it, it occurs to me that you are happy in all my memories of you. As I scan my mind of Thompson and Syosset High School all I ever see is your smiling face or you laughing. I remember sitting next to you in the trumpet section during band practice jokingly caring who was in the first chair and who was in second (I was in first, by the way). I also have a great picture of us marching in a parade wearing the silly orange Thompson uniform jackets. I was surprised to hear you went to SU Law. I went there for undergrad. I wish we could have been there together. I am absolutely certain I would have had a much better time had you been there. I am out in LA still trying to be an actor. If I had half your chutzpah I'd be a star by now. I'll tell Julia you said hi. Take care. I miss you and think of you often. Adam
December 10th, 2001
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
LP, The second night of Chanukah tonight and it is not the same without you around. I keep thinking of you and the times in camp when we would laugh uncontrollably when Mother Eva would light the candles. Can't wait to do more work on this site so that everyone can share pics and even videos of you, but for now I have to finish the www.glsmemorialfund.com site that we've created in yours, Scotties, and Greg's name. Happy Chanukah LP!
December 9th, 2001
Danny Polatsch - NYC, NY
LP, Happy Hanukah bro. I love you. DP
December 9th, 2001
Jamie Schneider ( Mazor) - Long Island N.Y.
Happy Hannukah. We will be thinking of you when we light the candles tonight. miss you tons!
December 8th, 2001
Danny Polatsch - NYC, NY
LP, Mom and Dad wrote something about you that they are submitting to the Cantor Memorial Web site. I thought it should be posted here as well. I miss you so much. DP ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our beloved son, Laurence, was a truly unique person, with a passion for life as huge as his heart. He lived his too-brief 32 years fully and joyfully, inhaling life in enormous breaths, savoring each moment of it. He adored and was adored by his family and friends, many of whom he had known since boyhood. But he cherished most dearly the special bond he shared with his brother Danny, who was his best friend and confidant. How Laurence loved his work and how he loved having fun! Laughing gleefully at life, at himself, and making others laugh with him. Jokingly nicknamed, “Mr. Hollywood,” by his friends, he delighted in being a part of the Hollywood “Celeb Scene.” Laurence heartily feasted on all that life had to offer – but he also gave back with full measure of his being – freely, eagerly, and always, without being asked. Whatever was needed, Laurence was always there – to listen, to support, to pitch-in, to do whatever it took – whenever and wherever. Nothing was ever too hard – or too expensive – for those he loved. Although Laurence’s life was tragically cut short, we feel blessed to have had the priceless gift of his 32 years of love, and to feel the pride and fulfillment of having raised a son as sensitive, caring, and special as he was. His shinning example will continue to be our great source of comfort and inspiration. May he rest in peace until we join him.------------------------------------- Mom and Dad
December 5th, 2001
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, NJ
Laribol, If you want a great home cooked meal, look out for Nanny Lee. Take good care of her...she got up there today. WE MISS YOU BOTH VERY MUCH !!! Hugs and kisses, Jamie and Co.
December 4th, 2001
Jan
Hey there my little Laurence! I can't tell you how many times I have thought about you these past few months. My commuter ferry from N.J. (can you believe I live in N.J. now - ugh!) comes in at Wall Street every morning and every evening and I can't help but look up to where the twin towers stood and think of you each time! After attending your beautiful and extremely moving memorial, I found this poem and thought it would be perfect for you, your friends and family -hope you like it, here goes: Death Is Nothing At All/Henry Scott Holland/ (1847-1918) Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you: Whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by my own familiar name, Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone; Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed At all the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, Without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; There is absolutely unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligable accident; Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, Somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well...xoxo, Janny
December 4th, 2001
Saul Rosenthal - New York
LP, In case you didn't see it, here is the piece that the NY Times printed on you on Dec. 2: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/02/national/portraits/POG-02POLATSCH.html Laurence Michael Polatsch: No Date, but a Good Story Laurence Michael Polatsch, an equities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, hardly lacked for chutzpah, and may just have raised the meaning of the word to a new level. He was a free spirit who was able to talk his way into companies' holiday parties at Manhattan hotels year after year. Forget the pride he felt at having successfully crashed the Plaza Hotel wedding of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He truly met his Everest on the day he was browsing at a magazine store in downtown Manhattan and the actress Julia Roberts stopped by. Mr. Polatsch said hi, then asked her out 'for dinner or a cup of coffee,' recalled his mother, Linda. The actress paused, then declined — but made a point of thanking him. A few months later, in an 'Entertainment Tonight' interview, Ms. Roberts wondered over the airwaves why she did not go out with that guy who tried to pick her up by the magazines. Mr. Polatsch called the show, which then broadcast him re-enacting his proposition at the same store. Remembering the incident in the current issue of Esquire magazine, Ms. Roberts recalled that 'there was a certain charm to his chutzpah.' Many of those who attended Mr. Polatsch's memorial celebration in Woodbury, on Long Island, where he grew up, told the story about the big date with the movie star that was not to be, and many others. 'He was charismatic and fun-loving,' his mother said, 'and made everyone feel terrific.' All the best, Saul
December 3rd, 2001
MOM
My precious Laurence,I miss you so much. I feel like a piece of my heart is missing. I kiss your picture good morning and good night every day. I miss your calls, the comforting sound of your voice. I miss laughing with you, our long talks, and our private dinners. I want you to know that you are with me every moment of every day. I read your funny roast from my birthday party very often. On Thanksgiving I tied your pocket handkerchief that you wore to my party (with your new outfit) to my chair so that you would be with us at the table. I know I shouldn't say it but I need to know that your'e ok. I love you so much -INFINITY. Thank you for the beautiful roses that you and Danny sent to me on my birthday. It made me so happy and yet so sad at the same time. I'm giving you a big tight hug and kiss. It's hard for me to write but I want to do it. I love you forever and ever. MOM
December 3rd, 2001
pete kaufman - boca raton, fl
LP- I just got back from Sarasota for Fry's wedding. Can you believe he's married? Remember all those times me and Fry would meet you at Luna Park on Thursday's for drinks? I miss those times so much. I spent the weekend with Danny and all the Syosset boys and I just wanted you to know how much we all miss you and think about you every day. Kauf
December 3rd, 2001
steven berman - steven
LP: Everyone has there own special nickname for you and an assortment of loving and special memories that we shared with you. I called you 'the professor' because in many ways sharing time with you was a lesson in how to live life. Your balance and strength were calming, your original sense of humor and wit was second to none and like everyone else here, i really enjoyed our time together and know that having that pleasure made me a better person. You imparted on me a gift that seems to be a common theme from all who miss you and grieve your loss. Thank you so much for that and for having made this world a much better place for so many while you were part of it. I miss you LP. Steven
December 3rd, 2001
Rebecca Satten - Rebecca
Larry, I have come to this site numerous times just to see your smiling face. Although we only met this summer in the Hamptons house, I think of how much fun I had with you. Larry, remember how excited we were on the porch that day when you found out that Betsy and I grew up together and how I knew what Millie's Place was. Remember the first night in the house when you and Adam showed up and everyone was watching American Pie and I was in the kitchen baking the apple pie and I made you and Adam see if it was done. Larry, remember the Sprite situation at the Deli (we couldn't stop laughing at that one). I remember Saturday mornings over the summer looking outside to see if your car was in its special spot, that was how I knew that you and Adam were there. Your aviator Peoples glasses or the haircut, both in which you knew I was such a fan of. I have bumped into Adam a few times recently and he has made me smile. LP, please know that you are greatly missed and when I think of you a huge smile comes to my face.
December 3rd, 2001
Keith Duffy - Keith & Maria @ AIG, Clare Duffy
LP - Words cannot express how much we miss you here at AIG. I think the only person who I spoke to more in the last 3 years is Maria and Clare. From your morning call with every detail in the world to the 25-30 times a day you would call with news, order flow or just to chat- We just miss that line ringing. I really miss when you would call us on our direct line with soemthing to tell us, and then 2 minutes later the #'s 212 938-5090 show up as an incoming call and it would be you trying to tell another account something but you hit us by mistake. I will never forget the 1st time we met - the Reade St. Pub, which is about 2 blocks north of Chambers. We just sat there and drank and drank and drank, and I wound up being about an hour late for dinner I had scheduled. We had the best time and I felt as if we'd been old friends who hadn't seen in a long time. I will never forget the Springsteen concert at MSG - we had the best time, and you were drinking absolut and diet coke's. To Maria and I, you were more than our sales trader - you were a great friend who we cherished every time that Cantor line rang. We cannot describe how much we miss you. We are probably having dinner with Danny and Bill Rice on Thurs night - We'll miss you but we know you are with us, as you always have been. I miss you Hawk.
December 3rd, 2001
Ellen Nolan Conway - Ellen (& Kokie, too!)
I was shocked and saddened to hear that LP was taken from us on September 11th. Although I saw him too infrequently after we graduated from SU Law his name often came up when Frances Regan or Flora Torquato and I were rehashing stories of a wild night at Faegan's or laughing over 'Sharks and Jets' exploits. I will always remember Larry as a genuinely kind and funny person, someone who was truly interested in others and was ALWAYS up for a party- a quality I hold in VERY high regard! My thoughts ands prayers go out to his friends and family (especially you, Semon- I know you've lost your best pal). I'm sure you all know how many lives LP has touched and brightened. He will be missed by all.
December 2nd, 2001
peter rosenberg - Peter
LP my friend... we knew each other only a few years but it seems more like a lifetime. Not a business day passes where I don't miss our dialogue, nor a weekend that I don't miss the opportunity to share in your adventures. Most of the time when we got together, your escapades resulted in a story to tell. One of my favorites took place on a Thursday night October 2000. At the last minute we decided to meet for dinner after work. We met at Tao at 6:30 **despite my objections** without a reservation. You were able to turn what was sure to be a 2 hour wait into 5 minutes AND also get the best seat in the house, with the help of your magical Zagat card. I still don't know what you said to Mike Ditka that night, as I advised you against approaching him, but he laughed and appeared genuinely happy to shake your hand. He like everyone else knew right away that you were an amazing person. LP I miss you! Peter
December 2nd, 2001
Gary Bell - NYC
LP Its Sunday night and I was thinking about the time you took me out to eat at the most expensive restaurant I had ever been to in my entire life. I forgot the name of it but I remember they provided me with a sports jacket when we arrived. After briefing the menu I almost fainted at the prices. You told me that you would charge it to the Cantor account and we have nothing to worry about. I reponded in the affirmative. Needless to say after eating the most expensive appetizers, soups, salads, entree, and deserts your supervisor surprisingly walked in with a bunch of his clients. After introducing him to me, he made a point to you that you were not charging our meal on the Cantor account. You said 'Of course not'. LP Thanks for that meal. Love Ya Kid and Miss You
December 1st, 2001
Michele Hallivis - michele
Larry, There is not a day that goes by that I do not want to call you and hear your laugh one more time. I think ninadi-k49, how could I ever forget that number. There is a big empty whole in the world now that you are gone. You are missed so much by so many. Thank you for touching all of our lives. Miss you, Michele
December 1st, 2001
Corey Bell - corey bell
laurence , i can not tell you that a day does not go by with out me thinking of you.I think about how my brother lost one of his best friends. Two years ago at my brothers wedding, my children met you as buddy's son, but when they left that day they knew you as laurence. You were so warm to them that even the one day they met you , you made an impact. In my mimd i will never forget you sitting and playing the piano with my 3 year old son Benjamin. It seems from reading Jamie's messages that you had a knack for making lasting impressions on children. I look back at the time we spent together at camp and me as your hockey coach i have the vision of you sitting on the bench in a red mesh hockey jersey. I also clearly remember when you were an upper senior being called out for the GAME.You were on the red team. There is not a day when i don't think of Linda Buddy and Danny. there is not a day when i think of you and that there is not a tear in my eye or a lump in my throat. We miss and love you the Bells Heidi Corey Aaron Benjamin
December 1st, 2001
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, NJ
I come to this website everyday. I love to read what people have written to you. Today I just wanted to say hello. We all miss you VERY much!!! Hugs and Kisses... Jamie, Steven, Max, Ian and Sydney
November 30th, 2001
Phil & Melissa Azarian - SU Law/NYC/NJ
LP, The last time I saw you was last summer. I was walking home up Third Ave after working late and ran into you and Jon Semon returning from Sushi. We talked briefly about what we were doing, who we had seen from Syracuse, who we had not seen, and even reprised our respective imitations of Seth Katz attempting to order a sandwich at Chick's Lunch counter circa 1991. We got alot of mileage out that at SU LAW and here it goes again for old times sake: 'I said Sliced Chicken! Lettuce, Tomato, No Mayo!...I Said No Mayo!...No Mayo!' --Phil
November 29th, 2001
Lori and Zach Rosenbaum
LP: Lori and I still talk about one memory that stands out in our minds. We had just (and I mean just) entered the sleeping over phase of the relationship, and one Sunday morning we grabbed a bagel and went to meet you, Jeffrey, Jon Semon and I'm sure Adam and a bunch of others in Central Park. I had eaten an 'everything' bagel with cream cheese, and ended up with about 50 poppy seeds throughout my teeth. Lori said nothing -- I guess she wasn't comfortable enough in the relationship yet. So there I am with a huge smile on my face greeting the boys in Central Park, when, without hesitation, you say 'Zach, you sav'n those poppy seeds for dinner.' Clearly, loud enough for everyone in the vicinity to hear. I've tried to use the line since then, but it doesn't seem to work as well. We miss you.
November 28th, 2001
David Karpe - Woodbury, NY
Hey Larry, Sorry I haven't said Hi sooner ........ I know you love the press, so let me pass along a little blurb I found about you in Esquire magazine. ...............................The two numbskulls George Clooney and Julia Roberts are talking about their past misadventures while plugging Oceans 11 in the December issue -------------------------------'Does anybody ever try a pickup line on you?' George asks. 'Like, they come up and go, 'So, what's a nice movie star like you doing in a place like this?' Julia answers,'Strangely, I haven't heard that one. I did have a guy come up to me once a few years ago in a magazine store. He just walked up and says, 'Do you wanna have dinner with me?' I was sort of speechless. And then I was like, 'No. No. No!' And he was like, 'Why not?' And I was like, 'Well, first of all, this is New York City, and I'm a girl by myself, talking to a man I've never seen before.' There was a certain charm to his chutzpah.' 'You got to give him that,' George says, tilting his head in a show of admiration. 'But then he ended up on Entertainment Tonight a few years later, telling the story of trying to pick me up.' ------------------------------------------Way to go LP!!!! Miss you, KARPE
November 28th, 2001
Alexis Daniel - Houston, TX
I never actually knew or even met LP. It just so happened that the day after the terrorist attack I was looking at a yahoo website and I came across a paragraph about LP. It had his website there, so I went to it and that's how I found danny's e-mail. I just wanted to give all his family and friends my sympathies. When I was reading over some of the comments in his guestbook, I could tell that he was a really outgoing, and fun person. It's so sad that he died. There's no too many people that have enough guts to crash Catherine Zeta Jones' and Michael Douglas' wedding, or ask Julia Roberts out on a date. LP sounded like a really good guy and I know he will be greatly missed, but to everybody that knew him, just remember that he is in a better place and one day all of you will get to be with him.
November 27th, 2001
MARTIN BODIAN - Brookville,N.Y.
Although I had the pleasure and privilege of knowing you for only three short years, it seems as if you were a part of my family forever. None of us can ever forget your smile, warmth,and the sheer enjoyment of being together with you. The love and happiness that you have showered upon your mother, myself,my children and grandchildren will never be forgotten, and in that way you will live on forever. Love, Marty
November 27th, 2001
Michelle Machutes - Michelle (Machutes) Hernandez
Wow...your eyes are as breath taking and smile as beautiful as they were when me you & Danny played in your back yard in 4th grade. The stories in the newspaper about you were absolutely great! Its sounds as though you brought much joy into the people's lives that surrounded you...what a natural gift you have to make people laugh. As a result of the disaster, I for one can say that I live each day to the fullest. I love, I forgive, I live unlike I ever dreamed I could. Its just so unfortunate that it took this to open my eyes to the real priorities in my life. My 3 beautiful children can vouch that they seem to have a different mommy. I pray for you and your family to some how find peace within one day. God bless. Peace be with you.
November 27th, 2001
Brad Helm - Brad Helm
LP, Sorry I spelled 'sorely' wrong. Please come back and do something about it.
November 27th, 2001
Brad Helm - Brad Helm
LP, I am so grateful that I got to see you in August at Todd's wedding. The pictures from that wedding my wife and I took are, thankfully, filled with your smile. I am also so grateful that I met you at Syracuse one snowy day in which you demanded that I get into your car to listen to the Jerky Boy's first tape (b/4 anyone had heard of them). Of course the rest is history - a complete friendship filled with more fun times that most people could only dream of - in between studying of course. You are soarly missed. However, even though I am not able to get new 'material' from you to help forget about the daily grind of life, I feel lucky that I was able to be a part of your life - something that I will cherish forever.
November 26th, 2001
Andrew Kaminsky - Andrew & Melissa
Laurence: I have been trying to write something to you for a while, but I have just not been able to find the words. Melissa and I think about you every day and are truly devastated from these events. As you probably know, we had a son, Max Harris. He was born on October 8th, so he missed your birthday by a day. He is unbelievable! He smiled for the first time this weekend – without help from his gas. He actually can rip them louder than Guppy! Max will never meet you personally, but through our stories, memories and your family, he will have a Polatsch influence in his life. We miss you and will never forget you. Love, Andrew & Melissa
November 26th, 2001
Tara Jalazzo - Syosset
Larry, You are such a great guy, I'm sorry we didn't spend more time together at the reunion. Its amazing how the years get behind you and you lose sight of what is really important. Your gusto for life is a shining example for us all. My sincere condolonces to your family. Tara
November 25th, 2001
Betsy Mann - New York, NY
LP--Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving. Last night we went to dinner for your mom's birthday, and did everything we could to make her laugh, like you and Danny always did! You were missed very much, but I know that you were there. Love, Betsy
November 24th, 2001
Jamie (Anikstein) Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Laribol...(How do you spell Laribol)? Happy Thanksgiving! We missed you this year but we know that you were watching all of us. How many cakes do you think your mom served? Do you think that she hid any under the bed? I spoke to your mom today to wish her a happy birthday. It is not going to be the same without you...nothing will be the same. Hugs and kisses...Jamie
November 24th, 2001
Hilary Laffer
LP, Although we barely knew each other at Michigan, I recognized you at Syracuse and was glad to see a familiar face. We became friends and even dated. You returned from Spring Break with the news that your parents met friends of my family in Florida and that we should go out. It wasn't meant to be, but I have some great memories of you. After September 11, I described you to friends. I said that even though we didn't keep in touch, if we ever ran into each other on the street, we would have stopped to catch up and then we would have each gone our own way with a silly smile, remembering a certain snowy night in Syracuse.
November 24th, 2001
Richard Silverman - Richie & Nancy
Laraball.... Your smiling face and bright eyes were truly missed this year at Thanksgiving but you will always be in all the Silverman's hearts. We have so many happy memories of all the holiday's we spent together as one family. Last night we had dinner with your mom on her birthday and we spoke about that great party you guys made for her on her 60th. Whatever you did it was always first class all the way. Don't worry about your mom - we will always be there for her. Miss you.....Richaball & Nanciball
November 23rd, 2001
Tracy Silverman - Tracy
Lardabar, Happy Thanksgiving Larry....We all miss you so much and think about you everyday. I spoke to your mom the other day, and we had a nice talk. I will always be there for her to talk and to listen (my second mom). Laurence, the Silvermans love you and miss you and laugh often when we think about how many fuuny stories you would tell us. Well, I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving Lardabar and miss you much. Talk to you soon, I will check in later.... Love always and thinking of you, Tracy Silverman
November 22nd, 2001
Mazor - Boca Raton
LP, We just Finished dinner and are thinking about you. We come to your site several times a day. First thing in the morning, afternoon, and night and after reading what everyone is saying you should be proud. I will have a few drinks in your honor! Miss you today and everyday... HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE
November 22nd, 2001
Sylvia & Bert Fisher
Dear Laurence, On this first thanksgiving without you, we want you to know that we think of you everyday and miss your wonderful smile. We will do our best to always be there for your entire family and will never forget you. Love, Sylvia & Bert
November 22nd, 2001
Kevin Breakstone
Lawrence, I did not get to know you very well, but the times we did meet you made strong impression. My brother always says you were one of the happiest people he knew and it seems that everyone that had the privelege to be part of your life feels the same way. Your presense will be missed greatly, but your spirit will live on in the hearts of all the people who knew and loved you. Kevin
November 22nd, 2001
Gary Bell
LP, Just to let you know I will be thinking about you all day today. Remember, you will always be with us in our spirit and in our lives. Don't forget that. Love ya kid, GB
November 22nd, 2001
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
Hey boy, Different Thanksgiving without you this year. All the boys miss you... Adam
November 21st, 2001
Bryan Schwartzman
Larry, I can't believe all the amazing things people have written to you. I just read about Julia Robert's comments in Esquire magazine; you're never going to live that one down. I can't believe we are going to have Thankgiving without you. Cuz, I love you and miss you. Bryan Schwartzman
November 21st, 2001
Jamie Schneider (Mazor) - Long Island N.Y.
Happy Thanksgiving. I will be thinking of you. Best wishes during this tough time to Danny & your Mom & Dad
November 21st, 2001
Danny Polatsch - NYC, NY
LP - Happy Thanksgiving! It's going to be tough without you. I'll take care of Mom and Dad! We will all be thinking of you and I'll have a few drinks in your honor! I miss you. --- DP
November 21st, 2001
J Hale - NYC
LP, Although we never met, I know DP very well, and get the feeling that I know you. I absolutely love the stories surrounding your exploits, and I only wish I could've known you personally. Sometimes humor is our only defense, and although in times like these, it can be quite difficult, its the only thing keeping us going. So I'm going to tell the moose joke (I usually make DP tell it, although I bet you probably could tell it even better) and laugh when people act like they get it, and spread a little laughter here and there. I can't afford Daniels, so I won't be able to emulate that, but if Julia passes by, I'm definitely goosing her. Jr.
November 21st, 2001
Missy (Kaufman) Edelman - Syosset
Our brothers have been the closest of friends for over 25 years. Peter truly loved hanging out at your house with you and your family. He used to come back with many, many funny stories. Your whole life Laurence, I have seen you surrounded by fun, happy people who loved to have a good time.Your friends from Baylis are such a tight group and I think that's a tribute to how much you all value each other. I remember you walking through the halls of the high school always surrounded by the laughter of your friends. When I got to Michigan, I saw that nothing had changed. You were 'the big man on campus' there too. You were always in the spotlight of things whether it be in the Diag, a fraternity party, or a football game. I always appreciated your warm smiles whenever I saw you on campus. Whenever I think of a beautiful fall day, and it reminds me of Ann Arbor, it will remind me of you and how lucky I was to know a man who truly loved life and touched so many people. Thinking of you...Missy
November 21st, 2001
Kim Winnick - Woodbury
Dear Laurence, What's funny is I knew you practically my whole life but unfortunately I really only got to know you a couple of years ago. My first real encounter with you was when we crashed the party at the plaza. I thought you were like superman that you could over 7 people in a party where you needed a work ID or bracelet to get past security. What I know now is that was a typical day for you. You will definetly be missed, not only by Society General, but by me and my family. The mention of your name always brings a smile to our faces. Love always, Kim
November 21st, 2001
Tammie Bell - New York
Dear Lawrence, Well time has gone by and every day I look into your warm eyes and welcoming smile. I remember first meeting you, you were macho, gentle, inviting and of course hysterically funny. You always had an agenda for your friends and that was to have fun. Never wanting to disappoint us, you always found a way to sneak us into the greatest x-mas parties. You are my inspiration and now when I look into Gary's eyes, I see a couragous man who stives to live life to the fullest. Although you can never be replaced, I know Gary and I have a part of you in us. Thank you for showing us how to live. I miss you so much. Love, Tammie
November 21st, 2001
Debbie Shapiro - Syosset, NY
I didn't know Larry...I am a patient of his father, who delivered 2 out of my 3 children. And as I read all the wonderful things that everyone has to say about him, I sit here with tears in my eyes and feel very, very sad for all his friends and especially his family. My heart goes out to all of you!! Debbie Shapiro
November 20th, 2001
Brian & Jodi Cooperman - NY
Laurence-Jon invited some people over to his apartment on Saturday Night to watch the Lewis/Rahman fight and specifically told me that you always enjoyed these times. I wish you could have been there. Although we only go back maybe 10 years I do have one picture of you which enables me to remember all the good times, a picture of you & I & Victor at a surprise party for Jeffrey Scott. I think this is the party in which the stripper was invited. I always think of you when I put on a baseball cap because you would always tell me to pull the brim down. Laurence-Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family, Love Brian & Jodi Cooperman
November 20th, 2001
Odellia Flamhaft - Odie
LP, In the short year that I knew you, you filled a life time of memories. For all the years that I did not know Gup tells me your stories on a regular basis. I remeber the Sat morning that I met you w/Guppy at Starbucks, I knew you were a great guy right away. LP your smile lit up a room, you were ever present. Your were tall not only in height but in strength, warmth, sweetness, friendship and love. I admired your love of life and family. You had the softest hands (for a guy) and the warmest heart. I miss rubbing your head with your new buzz cut. I'll miss you greatly on April 6th...you are soarly missed. With lots of Love, Odie
November 20th, 2001
David - ny
Larry - Thanksgiving is in 2 days - I am thankful for the many holidays I shared with you, Danny and your mom over the past few years -- I always looked forward to that first meeting of our eyes when you would walk into the house (and to the rest of the time together, too). I am thankful that I will share this holiday, again, with Danny and your mom - I will remind them of all they have to be thankful for, as you would have. And I will make them laugh. David
November 20th, 2001
Jamie Schneider ( Mazor ) - Long Island N.Y.
I was having a hard time sleeping last night and I found myself thinking about all the memories I have of you when we were younger. The saying you don't know what you have until it is gone is so true. The last time I saw you was at my brothers wedding we had a blast together, don't think I forgot about the dance you owe me! I love reading all the stories from everyone you really were a charcter. It is amazing how many lives you have touched you are an incredible person and words can not explain how much you are missed
November 19th, 2001
Jamie and Max Eckstein and Co. - Livingston, New Jersey
Lutero...como esta usted? We thought of you tonight while we were doing Max's spanish homework. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH !!! Hugs and Kisses, Jamie, Max and Co.
November 19th, 2001
Jennifer Salzer - NY
This is really amazing, what a special tribute. It goes to show how much Larry meant to so many people. I first 'heard' about Larry over 10 years ago, when Danny and I became friends in and after high school. Danny and I had a lot in common-we were born on the exact same day, our dads were doctors and collegues in the same hospital, both our moms are Lindas, and we both idolized our older brothers. This last fact was something everyone knew about Danny, it was so evident in the way he talked about Larry. Then, when Danny and I were both living in the city during our medical/dental school years at NYU, I got a chance to experience Larry for myself- going out to bars with the Polatsch brothers. What a trip! He was so much fun, crazy, hilarious, and sweet also. I must have set him up on dates with different friends 4 or 5 times. Then, starting last May, I had a chance to spend time with Larry on a different level: he became my patient. Larry was really excited about working on his already magnetic smile. If I could tell you how he lit up the office when he came in for appointments, everyone loved him. His spirit was so positive, and always will be...I feel so lucky that I had a chance to know him. He is a once in a lifetime kind of person. You only get one Larry Polatsch. I think about him all the time, wishing he were still here. My love and prayers to Bud, Linda, Danny and Betsy, and to everyone else who knew and loved LP.
November 19th, 2001
Jonathan Press
I was reading Adam's comments about center stage and I thought of a high school class picture (last page in the year book) that was taken with about 500 people in an open field. Larry was in the center with his arms extended giving the bird with both hands. The staff must have hated that but I gotta tell you... I always loved that picture.
November 19th, 2001
David Kaminsky - Maryland
LP, You were a really special guy who made a lot of people smile. You meant a lot to my brother and family and will be missed dearly. David.
November 19th, 2001
Marc 'Tank' Adelman - Wolverine Country
LP, I was flipping around the TV yesterday and I heard that lispy voice bellow: 'Are youuuuuuu the sort of man ....?' and I immediately thought of you. Nearly every Tuesday senior year we would ride home together from classes we had near the MLB. For a while, you would pop that casette tape with the scene from Princess Bride. First we would listen, then you would imitate (to perfection) the short bald guy with the memorable lisp.... The boys from the Mu and certainly from 1323 Cambridge miss you beyond comprehension. You were truly an incredible person with an incredible zest for life. I was trying to think of a time where I saw you stressed or without your patented smile. I think I remember once, on the way to take the LSATs, although not nearly as stressed as Bard (no, it wasn't the Bagel Factory). We were all fortunate to have you in our lives. I regret losing touch with you over the last few years. I look forward, one day, to making up for lost time and to Drinking a Yard (of martinis, I guess) with you. All the best LP, we love you. Tank
November 18th, 2001
Ross Seligman - Ross
Larry, I'm far away in Portland Oregon thinking about you all the time. And your father. And your brother. And how much you meant to your 'new' family. I remember the first time we met at my grandmother's place. I was all freaked out because I had just been travelling the world and now I was coming home to meet a whole new family. But I was so excited. I had always wanted a brother and now I was getting two. I could not have imagined what extraordinary people I was going to get as brothers. It was immediately apparent that I wasn't gaining 'step'brothers but great friends. I love you guys. I probably never told you that but I was beyond excited to know you for my whole life. I know I live far away but I was truly planning and looking towards developing a real relationship with you and Danny and maybe we could've been thrown in prison together for crashing the grammy's or something. Really man, I didn't get a lot of time with you but I, as everyone else, was changed by our meeting. I promise to be real family to your father and brother. My mom chose well and I'm the lucky recipient. I miss you and will forever consider you a brother. Ross
November 18th, 2001
Iris, Justine & Ross Seligman - Woodbury, NY
Hi Laurence, I really hope that you are able to read this somehow or at least know what I think of you and what I feel in my heart for you. What a truly special human being you were and what a privilege it has been to have known you and to have been so close to you. The knack you had of making a room light up and making everyone in that room feel comfortable... with you and with each other. My family became your family without question, hesitation or reservation. You made Justine feel special and you looked out for her. You made me feel like fashion queen of NYC which is indeed a compliment since your fashion sense was withou question. Your dad and I used to joke about how many minutes it would take for you to comment on something we were wearing.... and your comments were always right on and always made to make us feel good. Sometimes we don't know what we have till it's gone. I didn't know how much I respected and adored you and how much I would miss you. You brought sunshine into my family's life and we will always think of you and smile. I pray that you are happy and are continuing to make others happy wherever you are. All our love, Iris, Ross, and Justine
November 18th, 2001
Sandra Rosenthal - New York
Dear LP, Saul and I think of you so often. We love to remind each other of all of your stories from the (in)famous to the smaller ones that you told us with your big smiling grin when were just sitting around the hot tub. We smile as we remember that weekend we spent together in August - which was the last time we saw you. I wish that we had spent more time together so that we would have more memories of you. Saul talks about you all the time – he has so many stories beginning when you both met in Hebrew school when you were only about 10 and you proudly showed him your Penthouse naked women “wallpaper”. LP, you always made me feel so welcome. Saul and I watch the part of our wedding video over and over when you spoke about how happy you were to be there and of course you couldn’t help but make some jokes. L.P. we love you and please know that you are so sorely missed. We will never forget you and your memory will live on inside us both. Love Sandra
November 17th, 2001
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, New York
It's difficult to describe how much of my life you took with you. The sorrowful, gaping hole you left in my existance can never be filled. We shared laughter, hopes, dreams, fears and expectations. We were father and son, best friends, confidants, story-tellers, critics, commentators, comparers, and mutual supporters. You never failed to enjoy my cheesey jokes. I was always available when you were having stress or conflicts; ranging from matters of the lungs (pulmonary embolus) to matters of the heart. I hope you are in a great and wonderful place; entertaining and charming all who come in contact with you. I also hope you know how many, many, many people love you and truly miss you. Rest in peace, POPS
November 17th, 2001
Felice Anikstein - New York
Laurence, It is still hard to believe that you are gone. I miss your weekend morning phone calls from the street corner. 'Look out your window' and there you were on the street waving to us. You probably had just finished your soup from the chinese restaurant at 10:00 am or coming from Cinema Diner. I often wonder to myself who will be Jeffreys comic sidekick now that you are gone. I am only beginning to realize that the position will never be filled. I will laugh at his jokes but in my heart I know that it is only you who will understand them. I miss you.
November 16th, 2001
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
Laribal, I walked by the Harley Davidson Cafe the other day and remembered opening night. I was walking by the cafe that night when I saw this huge crowd of people. As I strugled to look over the crowd, I noticed you standing inside the rope in a suit right in the center of all of the stars, with a big smile. Some how you found your way in and you were right in the center of the crowd. You saw me and gave me one of your winks. I was so prowd to know you... One of the many, many stories of your life with the stars... Miss ya, Adibal...
November 16th, 2001
Bonnie Mazor
LP, We all miss you so much. One thing that I think about all the time is how all of this has brought so many people back in touch. I think above everything else this is a true testament to you and how you lived your life. Justin and Marlee will grow up hearing about you and learning what a hero is. You have achieved legend status; I know you would love it. I love listening to Michael's stories about you, him, Adam, Gary and Jeffrey growing up. You are truly one of a kind and we will miss you and love always! You and your family are always in our thoughts.
November 16th, 2001
Jenn Pacht- Goodman
I did not see Larry often but when I did it was always a pleasant suprise at a bar of course, the most chic of them all, of course...After he greated me with a big bear hug and his warm smile, he proceeded to offer to buy me and whoever I was with several cocktails... I think of him often and am inspired to live life to the fullest after learning so much about the person Larry was.. I send my love to all of your family and friends always thinking of you...
November 16th, 2001
Jonathan Press - New York
So sorry to hear about Larry, he was truly something special. Though I had not seen him in years I felt that I lost a friend as well. My condolences to Larry’s friends and family.
November 15th, 2001
Patty Michaels - Newark, Delaware
To all of Larry's family and friends ~ I have enjoyed your young man immensely, without having known him. From the Newsday article to this website, he's absolutely the kind of guy anyone would say - 'Gee, I wish I knew him'. You are all so lucky. Hang in there, and God Bless.
November 15th, 2001
Saul Rosenthal - New York
Polatsch: I really miss you buddy! From the time we met 25 years ago to the Hamptons this past summer, you have been the truest of friends and a constant source of happiness and laughter in my life. I know it sounds hackneyed, but a piece of me went with you on 9/11. Still, I am left with wonderful memories, where your big grinning face will continue to live on. All the best, Saul P.S. I have no idea what my brother is talking about (prior entry).
November 15th, 2001
David Katz - NYC(Woodbury)
Dear Larry, I can't believe you're gone. It doesn't make sense. Although we never really knew each other, I see you were a special person from what others have written. I'm a TV producer now, If I run into Julia, I'll send her your love. God bless... David
November 15th, 2001
David Katz - David Katz
Dear Larry, I can't believe you're gone. It doesn't make sense. Although we never really knew each other, I see you were a special person from what others have written. I'm a TV producer now, If I run into Julia, I'll send her your love. God bless... David
November 14th, 2001
Joyce (age 45) - Somerset Cty, NJ
I didn't know you but I admire people who do wild & crazy things, like asking out a movie star! I like creative, impulsively fun people! god bless your family !!! Comfort them in this hard time.
November 14th, 2001
Sydney Eckstein (7 years old) - Livingston, New Jersey
Dear Laurence, I feel bad about what happened at the world trade center. When my mom told me I started to cry. I really love you very much because you knew me since I was a baby. I squeezed you tonight when I went to sleep. My dog is cute. You should see him. I love you... Love, Sydney
November 14th, 2001
Lee Resnick - Cleveland, OH
LP - I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of my fraternity brother and friend. You will always be remembered for the laughter and friendship you brought to so many people. Your spirit lives as an inspiration to the whole country. Your Friend, Lee
November 14th, 2001
Darren Ross
LP, for over 10 years now, most of our encounters have been brief. I would bump into you on the street or in a bar, or see you whizzing by on your rollerblades with that big LP smile on your face. But it was always a pleasure to see you, I always knew you would give me a laugh. Everyone was talking about the way you lived your life, and how that should be an inspiration to us. It sounds a bit cliché, but it is so true. I have thought about you, and about living life to the fullest, so many times these past 2 months. I hope to pass that outlook on to my kids, and in that way, you and your spirit will live on. Where ever you are, I am sure you are having a damn good time.
November 13th, 2001
Pete & Jackie Foglia - wading river, ny
In Loving Memory of Our Cousin Laurence.... Afterglow.... I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one, I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done. Laurence, Your afterglow is burning bright!
November 13th, 2001
Jon Semon
LP, I still can not believe that you not here and the passage of time has not made it any easier. You were one of a kind. Everytime, I go get a cup of coffee at a restaurant I can not help but laugh and think of you and that time when we went to Cosmos in Syracuse, and that cheezy looking waitress with 4 ear rings on each ear and one in her nose and tounge brought you your cup of coffee and asked 'Cream in your coffee sir?' and you replied in a deep sarcastic voice 'I'd rather you didn't'. It is the memories like these which have helped me get through this difficult period. I have started writing credos again(you have been mentioned it quite a few), the exclusive list of recipients has expanded. You were always the first person on the list as you were part of the inspiration for the credo, I now have to learn how to write a PG credo so I can bang one out on this website. My thoughts are always with you. BIG DADDY PS: You have to be laughing right now at how neither Gary, Adam or Guppy no matter how we try get the MC joke.
November 13th, 2001
pete kaufman - boca raton, fl
LP- Not a day goes by that i don't think about you and your family. I feel fortunate and lucky to have known you and your family for the last 25 years. you were such a great guy who always loved to have a good time. I'll never forget when DP and i were seniors in high school and we stayed with you at michigan when u lived with Bobo and Zep. It was just one of my many memories with you and DP. This website is an unbelievable tribute to such a great guy. I miss you, Kauf
November 12th, 2001
TRACY BELL - TRACY
DEAR lARRY, I just wanted to let you know you are truly missed. I can't help but wish when I am walking down the street to run into you, like I always did. I just wanted to thank you for always asking Gary how I was doing it meant alot. I am still waiting for your father to show me the reels of film he would threaten me with of you & I in the bathtub when we were babies. Again you will be missed. Love, Tracy Bell
November 11th, 2001
MAZOR - Boca Raton
Was just going through some old E-mails I sent you this but it got returned as undeliverable you are the man miss ya kid -----Original Message----- From: Michael Mazor [mailto:mmazor@adelphia.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 10:03 PM To: LPolatsch@cantor.com Subject: LP - Hey LP its Mazor Just sitting here Thinking of you I hope you are okay. we miss you. I can't believe we haven't heard any thing. Your company has this web site that we keep checking but no word as of yet. We are still trying to be optimistic but, it is getting harder. It will never be the same. I am glad you got the pictures of Justin & Marlee and we were able to exchange emails. I really hope you get this and my Kids have the honor to meet you. We have been through a lot together and hope to continue. I am going to call your parents and Danny for support. I know the kind of people they are and I am sure they are getting a lot of support from family and friends. Tell them I said Hello Love Mazor
November 11th, 2001
Adam Mann - Great Neck, NY
Larry, Although we only spent a limited amount of time together, they were certainly not lacking in laughs. I only wish I could have spent more time with you!
November 11th, 2001
Jamie Anikstein Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Laurence...When you were a little boy (about 7 years old)...you, Jeffrey, Adam and Gary played a game called superman. The four of you would fly around the house pretending to be superman. Jeffrey, Adam and Gary used towels for their capes. YOU had a gorgeous red satin flowing cape that your grandma made. It was outrageous and the coolest, best looking cape of the group. I must have been 10 years old at the time. It is something about you that I will always remember. I hope that you are doing well. ADIOS AMIGO...HUGS AND KISSES...Jamie
November 11th, 2001
Danny Polatsch - NYC, NY
LP - I hope you are able to read this months (Dec 2001) Esquire with Julia Roberts on the cover. Her and George Clooney are interviewing each other and George asks Julia if she ever heard the pick-up line 'What's a nice movie star like you doing in a place like this?' ----- Julia's response was 'Strangely, I haven't heard that one. I did have A GUY come up to me once a few years ago in a magazine store. He just walked up and says, 'Do you wanna have dinner with me?' I was sort of speechless. And I was like 'no.no.no!' And he was like 'Why not?' And I was like, 'Well, first of all, this is New York City, and I'm a girl by myself, talking to a man I've never seen before.' There was a certain CHARM to his chutzpah.' ---- 'You got to give him that,' George said, tilting his head in a show of admiration.---- 'But then he ended up on Entertainment Tonight a few years later, telling the story of trying to pick me up.' ------ NOT TO SHABBY LP. YOU MUST HAVE MADE QUITE AN IMPRESSION. I MISS YOU. ----- DP
November 10th, 2001
Michele Hallivis - Michele Hallivis
LP, (Moma) There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss you and think about you. It was a pleasure and a honor to have been your friend and to have known you. LP, you had a heart of gold that touched every person that you came in contact with. It was your magnetic personality and sense of humor that had everyone in any room laughing so hard that it hurt. I will never forget meeting you on the phone and our 5 hour conversations, your prank calls, you sticking signs on zeps back, your mail having to be forwarded to Angelo Maxi's, you screaming out funny words that appeared on cnbc,you sitting in starbucks every sunday with your Barrons, how you could never sit still, and most importantly your delivery of every joke. Thank you for being there for me during some of the worst times in my life. You were always a ray of sunlight through even the darkest clouds. I will cherrish all of the memories and stories that you have shared with me, you have now achieved legend status. You taught me how to live each day to the fullest, and how to make the most out of any situation. Everytime I want to think about you ,I pop the U2 Cd -all that you leave behind, and think about how many times you had each song on repeat over and over again, driving in your car with no real destination. Moma, you will always have a place in my heart. I will look for your sunlight in every cloud I see. I will remember you always. love Michele Hallivis
November 10th, 2001
Jamie Anikstein Eckstein
You really don't know how many lives you touch until you are gone. Lutero, you really made an impact on my children. They have not stopped asking about you and wondering how and where you are. Sydney has drawn countless pictures of you and the trade centers. I wish that you could see them...I am sure that you probably can. I couldn't wait for this website to be up and running. It feels so good to be able to let you know how we feel. You memorial tribute was so special. Danny was an inspiration, you should be so PROUD of him. Your mom and dad are unbelievable parents. They spoke about you with unending love and so much strength. It took everything they had to get up there and talk about the loss of their son and they did it with such pride and grace. Thank you for being a part of lives we will never forget you. HUGS AND KISSES... Jamie, Steven, Max, Ian and Sydney
November 10th, 2001
Gary Bell - Gary Bell
Yo LP, I was just thinking about your imitation of Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber. The scene when Jim Carey is anxiously awaiting to be set up by his friend on a date. He is trying to impress the girl by sticking out his ass as he thinks his potential date is watching him by the bar. I was also thinking about the many times you would pass out after almost every wedding I've attended with you. Coming back from Resnicks wedding you were totally passed out when Jonny's car broke down, and Gupp, Jonny, and myself had to push the car for blocks while you were snooring away in the back seat. I also rememebr at the end of the Anikstein's wedding, seeing you passed out in your seat. Something else happened after that but I forgot. You certainly lived your life to its fullest. Back with more memories later. You the man. Love ya kid. GB
November 9th, 2001
Betsy Mann - New York, NY
LP-Just want you to know that Danny and I always talk and laugh about all the great times you guys had and that we shared together. Even though I have only been around the last few years, I have so many special memories--dinners (with sake involved), making fun of each other's habits (the napkin-wiping and nail-biting), not to mention lots of other laughs! I love hearing all the funny stories, and Danny and your friends have been filling me in!
November 8th, 2001
Jamie Schneider ( Mazor) - Long Island N.Y.
It is good to see that I am not the only Mazor that did not know what to put where but I guess we all have it under control now Laurence- besides many memories that I have of you there is one picture that stands out in my mind- a close up of your face that was on my door in Woodbury why I don't know but I always think of it and I laugh. miss you tons
November 7th, 2001
MAZOR - Ok you put where you live took me a little while to figure this one out
LP can I use your ZAGUT card?
November 7th, 2001
Michael Mazor - Mazor
It’s still hard to believe I miss you so much it hurts! But with every tear, it ends with a smile. You will never be forgotten and will always be a part of our lives I have so many memories of good times which in the future I would like to share but for now I have to put Justin to bed, so Good Night. LP will not be forgotten and I think about him often. This site, is just one of the ways for us all to participate in his celebration of life. Lets make him proud!!
November 7th, 2001
jodi tinter- valenstein
When I heard the news about Larry his face in our 3rd grade classroom just popped into my head. I remember his big smile and that blue Farrah Fawcett t-shirt. He was always such a great person and that smile of his was a killer. Also, I thought of Mr. Chumbres' class in 6th grade and Larrry and I were the pretzel people. We would eat lunch with Mr. Chumbres and count the money from pretzel sales. Danny Wolfe ate lunch with us quite often because he was in trouble. Wow, I haven't thought about that in a long time! I always enjoyed bumping into to Larry when I was back in town. He is very missed. My condolences to the family and friends. All my love, jodi
November 7th, 2001
Brian Breakstone - Long Island
LP- There isn't a day that goes by that my wife or I don't mention something about you. It was truly amazing how you always had a smile and a hug whenever we saw you. You really were the most happy-go-lucky guy. College was great and I am glad we were able to keep up our friendship through the years. By the way, I'm not sure how you got home from our wedding back in 93! You and your family will always be in our thoughts.-- Kim and Brian
November 6th, 2001
Danny Polatsch - New York, NY
LP - I don't know what Silverman is talking about, of course you would have gotten the joke that Sticky and I love so much. I know we would be calling each other MC for the next year or two. I miss you more than you will ever know. -- DP
November 6th, 2001
Eliza - Hamptons's House, Summer '01
I was so moved by the poem read at the services, that I spent three weeks searching for it on the web, calling libraries, etc. For those of you who felt similarly comforted by it, here are the words as read by the Rabbi-- I like to think on your behalf: Give What's Left Of Me Away Now that I'm gone, remember me with a smile and laughter. And if you need to cry, cry with your brother or sister who walks in grief beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give to them what you need to give to me. There are so many who need so much. I want to leave you something, something much better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people I've known and loved or helped in some special way. Let me live in your heart as well as your mind. You can love me most by letting your love reach out to our loved ones, by embracing them and living in their love. Love does not die, people do. So, when all that's left of me is love, give me away as best you can. -- Author Unknown
November 5th, 2001
Jamie
thinking about you all the time. hope you are at peace, miss you a great deal.
November 4th, 2001
Stephanie Troia
I never knew Larry. I was a a patient of his dad's. Dr Polatsch delivered my son back in 1979 when I still lived in New York. I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of LP. I read the Newsday story about Larry. What a character, what a wonderful person!!! There is such a likeness to his dad. It's so strange because even though we never met I will never forget Larry. God bless you all, and God bless America!
November 3rd, 2001
Richard B Holt
LP- I knew you as a bud through one of my best friends, Gary Bell. We hung out and drank many beers a bunch of times. My impression of you was, 'what a nice guy.' What a friendly and down to earth guy. LP, I remember you with all the goof ball jokes that we would tell eachother, back and forth, sitting on those beaten up couches in GB's old apartment. As Gary would ask us what shirt looked good on him or not as we waited for him to finally get dressed. 'Hey, does this shirt look ok, or should I wear this one?' GB's shirt stuff went on for 45 minutes on average. LP- all I can say is this: You are in a better place now, and you are good people. This is why, no matter how heart broken I was to hear from GB that you were in one of the towers after the collapse, I then knew that god was with you. You had good heart and soul, and god has now absorbed you into heaven. LP you are among many, many people that were trapped in those buildings that had no way of getting out. Many of those people we knew, somehow, in different and varied ways, we knew. Some close, some not so close. But, in the end, many of us knew lots of you. In making that statement, the love that we have will be used to enable our friends and family to come together and not take for granted anything anymore. Nor, shall we forget those that we have lost. You will be forever with us, both in spirit and in mind. Forever in my thoughts LP. Richard B Holt
November 3rd, 2001
P. Ames
I did not know Larry very well. My memory of him goes back to T-ball, where we played on the same team. He hit two homeruns in one game. For some reason, I've always remembered him for that. My sympathies to his family and friends.
November 3rd, 2001
Gary Bell - New York
LP, We made a promise, that we would continue your legacy. For me, I can honestly say that I have done my part. Before I engage in anything that I may feel uncomfortable in doing, I always think 'What would you, LP do'. Thereafter I don't feel uncomfortable. You would be very proud. I'm drinking, eating great foods, and enjoying the little things. Thanks bro. Always thinking about you. La Chica! La Chica!
November 3rd, 2001
Adam Silverman - New York City
LP, Since September 11th, I've received so many calls and emails from people with such amazing stories involving you that I decided to create this forum on your website so the stories could be shared by everyone. I don't want to go on for ever but I wish you could hear this joke from Jon that your brother told us. Would love to know if you thought it was funny because I just don't get it (though Jon has been laughing endlessly for two full weeks). Also, you would be so proud of GB. Every time we offer him a drink (and a second), he asks himself 'what would LP do?' - Needless to say, he lives life to the fullest now remembering how you lived so positively every day you were with us. Miss you so much LP and will NEVER EVER forgot the best memories of my life - YOU!
October 29th, 2001
Linda Polatsch - Long Island, NY
Dear Laur, There isn't a morning, an afternoon or an evening that I don't think of you. I'm in Florida with Marty visiting Grandma-ma and Aunt Eleanor. We reminisced, laughed and cried about you. They loved your new buzz cut and I brought lots of pictures to show them. Grandma is seriously considering moving back to New York mainly because of how you and Danny encouraged her to. Please, please ask G-D to install a direct line so that I can call you the usual 25X a day!! I miss you so much! You are with me in my heart and in my mind every minute of everyday. I love you for 'infinity!' Speak to you in 2 minutes!! I love you oh so much! ------ Mom
October 28th, 2001
Buddy Polatsch - Long Island, NY
LP - It figures that you'd be the star of the biggest news story of the new century. Now thats 'crashing' a party. You thought your new hair-do was big news. We're sure that wherever you are, your tormening Zep and sipping martinis with the boys. The whole immediate world loves you and misses you desparately. Dad
October 28th, 2001
Danny Polatsch - New York, NY
LP - I went to the memorial service down at Ground Zero today with Adam and Betsy. At one point we were standing next to Hilary Clinton and Gov. Pataki as they were waling up to the stage. We were thinking of sneaking up on stage in your honor. Last night we went to JL's 35th birthday party. We all missed you. Not a minute goes by that I don't think about you. I love you. DP