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December 31st, 2002
DP - Boston, MA
LP, Can't believe this is the second new years without you. I remember how we would always be together or call each other a few minutes after the clock struck 12. I miss you so much and will always think about you at midnight on new years eve. Life is not the same without you. Love you. DP
December 31st, 2002
michele - ny
Happy New Years Larry. I hope you are crashing all of the big parties in heaven. I miss you more than ever. Michele
December 30th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
Happy New Year. We will be thinking of you as always. Miss you tons!!
December 27th, 2002
Karen Ampuero - Ridgewood NY
Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to the Family Polatsch.
December 20th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - Boston, MA
LP, I'm in the OR now. They have a Twin Towers Picture calender hanging up in the room. It is like you are here with me. I always think about how you loved working there. When we would be on the approach to NYC on the LIE you would always say 'you can see my office from here.' I miss you so much. DP
December 16th, 2002
Brian Breakstone - Melville, NY
I stopped by to visit you at the cemetery this weekend. It's unbelievable how many rocks have been left on your tombstone; you obviously have visitors all the time. Fifteen months have gone by and although we didn't see each other that often, I still very much miss that warm and genuine smile each time we did. Brian
December 2nd, 2002
David Fawer - NYC, NY
LPs, Sitting here at work with a massive case of the crankies. I trolled through old e-mails and stumbled upon one from Pete which was about you. My spirits have been lifted by thoughts of you, and the words of others who you've inspired. Take good care of your family during this holiday season. Thanks for being a gift that keeps giving. dsf
December 1st, 2002
Jill Aronsky - New York, NY
Thinking of you during this time, when you would get dressed up and crash all the elegant holiday Christmas parties. Happy Hanukah Laurence.
November 29th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
Happy Hannukah. Thinking of you more tonight than usual
November 28th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - Boston, MA
LP, Happy Thanksgiving. Driving back to New York today to see the family. Won't be the same without you. I miss you. DP
November 27th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
Happy Thanksgiving to all. We miss you and think of you everyday.
November 26th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Hi Laurence... Just stopping by to say hello and to wish you a happy Hannukah and a happy Thanksgiving. We miss you. XOXOXO...Jamie, Steven, Max, Ian and Sydney
November 25th, 2002
Gary - Florida
Yesterday, I woke up and thought of you. I put my hat on and thought of how you would always tell me to make a crease down the middle. Reading the New York Times, I remembered you drinking coffee at Starbucks with the Times. Had chicken breast last night. Thought of you at Angelo Maxies. Remembered how you would dump salt or ice on your food so as not to eat anymore. Purchased tickets for Andrea Boleccelli. Remembered during a Hanukah party your Mom introducing me to his music. Drove home. Thought of you telling me that you did not like to tail gate; that you hated when people would tail gate you. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY THOUGHTS! Miss You Too Much
November 17th, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
LP, Just wanted to stop by and say hello! It's a different life without you but the great memories of you keep me going strong. Thinking of you always, Adam
November 15th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
I just wanted to let you know that Felice and Jeffrey had a gorgeous baby girl named Amanda. We miss you...Jamie
November 15th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
I just wanted to let you know that Felice and Jeffrey had a gorgeous baby girl named Amanda. We miss you...Jamie
November 11th, 2002
Bonnie Mazor - Boca Raton, FL
I was in the city this weekend and I went downtown to Ground Zero. I saw your name up there with the other heroes of 9/11. It was so hard for me to be down there. I can not stop thinking about you, your mom, your dad and Danny. I miss you a lot and I try everyday to live life to the fullest, the way you lived yours. You continue to be an inspiration to me. You are always in my heart. Love, Bonnie
November 10th, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
The Polatsch family wishes to thank Judy Jacobs, Head of the Nassau County Legislature, and John Venditto, Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay, for renaming Troy Court, in Woodbury, as Larry Polatsch Way. Larry's childhood street now has an additional, and moving street sign, honoring our L.P. God bless you!
November 10th, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
The Polatsch family wishes to thank Judy Jacobs, Head of the Nassau County Legislature, and John Venditto, Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay, for renaming Troy Court, in Woodbury, as Larry Polatsch Way. Larry's childhood street now has an additional, and moving street sign, honoring our L.P. God bless you!
November 6th, 2002
Kim Pastolove - New york, NY
Danny- It was great to see you this weekend. Both your brother, although I did not know him well, and Scotty were on my mind back in Ann Arbor. I feel like I did know Larry through reading the e-mails on this website and from all the amazing things everyone has to say. I wish I really did. Glad we got to catch up. Enjoy Boston. -Kim
November 4th, 2002
jeffrey anikstein - nyc
Laurence At 9:15 am Felice gave birth to a 7 lb 12 oz baby girl. We named her Amanda Lauren. I wish you could be here to see her and share this happy time with us. I miss you. See you in my dreams! Your long time friend Jeffrey
November 3rd, 2002
Danny Polatsch - Boston, MA
LP, Went back to Ann Arbor this weekend with most of my Michigan friends. Went to Steve's Lunch on Saturday for some Bi Bim Bop. I was thinking about how much you loved that place. I went with Smitty who reminded me that you and I introduced him to that place (13 years ago). Ran into Howie Katz there also. I was thinking about you all weekend. You really loved that place. I miss you. DP
October 26th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
Yesterday I took the kids to a birthday party and one of the moms came over to Jacob and couldn't believe how much he looks like my dad. She then procceeded to say that she was going to call him 'LP' for little Paul. Well all I have to say is that every mom at the party now knows all about you. We think about you everyday and miss you tons!!
October 26th, 2002
MUGU BOY - LOME
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD KEEP IT UP GUY MAN
October 26th, 2002
Darren Ross - NY, NY
LP I go to a lot of meetings about my firms hedge and private equity fund investments. As you know, the investor in those funds is usually a limited partner, so they refer to us as 'LPs', which always causes me to think of you. Robert Rubin, the former Treasury Secretary, was at the last meeting and everyone was treating him like a god. I decided to do what you would have done: give him my card and tell him to give me a call and we would do lunch. In the end, I did not have the guts to do it, but I was in this meeting laughing out loud by myself at the thought of you doing that. You were one of a kind.
October 24th, 2002
Gary Bell - FL
Yo LP, Was driving to work this morning and noticed many policemen giving out tickets. This reminded me of the times when you would use your own siren and pull over cars imitating a policeman only to drive away after they'd pull over. It really sucks big time that you are not here. Miss you too much. GB
October 13th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Hey Laurence, Just being in the room last night with all of your family and friends was unreal. The fact that you were not there is still so unbelievable to me. My heart breaks everytime I see your Mom with my Mom, Jeffrey, Nancy and Adam. It must be so painful for your Mother to be with her closest friends and their sons. Your Mom amazes me with her courage and grace. You would be very proud of her. We all miss you very much and we wish that you were still here. XOXO...Jamie
October 13th, 2002
David Leinheardt - NYC
LP- It was so wonderful to see big smiles on the faces of Danny, your parents...not to mention the 1000+ guests in attendance last night as we celebrated your life.. I am so deeply moved by the gift that you bestowed upon all of us during your 32 years.... and your spirit so clearly remains with all those who knew and loved you. What's been so powerful for me is that though we were not much in touch recently, the remembrance now of how you lived and shared your life--and the subsequent and tragic loss of it--has come to inform mine in a way I never could have imagined. The manner in which we approach our day-to-existence and the people with whom we choose to embark on the journey with are EVERYTHING...and the choices you made while on this planet exemplified this attitude. You thrived Laurence: you drank-up more in your 32 years than most do in 70.... And so in the past year I've been finding that as I approach my life and the choices I make, I've been carrying you around with me--your gift to me is that not only is life so precious, but that we all have such a tremendous capacity for joy and laughter and success....and love. For this I am eternally grateful... Oh si meng...... DL
October 11th, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
So now we know why everyone says I need a wife... I forget too many important dates. Don't think for a minute though that I wasn't thinking about you the 100 or so times during your birthday like I do everyday!!! Miss ya, Adam
October 9th, 2002
Betsy Mann - Boston, MA
LP- Happy Birthday - been thinking about you all day. But of course we miss you every day. Love always, Betsy
October 9th, 2002
Odellia - NYC
Happy Birthday! Love, Odie & Guppy We miss you
October 9th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
LUTERO... FELIZ CUMPLEANO MI AMIGO !!! HASTA LUEGO...THE ECKSTEIN'S
October 9th, 2002
Susan Katz - New York, New York
Happy Birthday Lar! Thinking of you now and on Saturday. Susan
October 9th, 2002
jeffrey anikstein - nyc
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeffrey
October 9th, 2002
Florence Kaplan - New York, New York
I have been thinking about you a lot lately, with your birthday here and the benefit coming up on Saturday. I want you to know that I have been working so hard on this benefit to help make it the success that it will be. At times when I want to throw my hands up in the air in frustration, after stuffing gift bag after gift bag for the benefit, I stop and realize that you are probably watching me and laughing at me. You are truely missed. Happy Birthday.
October 9th, 2002
Bonnie Mazor - Boca Raton, FL
Happy birthday Laurence. We miss you and think about you everyday.
October 9th, 2002
Tracy Bell - New York
Laurence, I just wanted to say Happy Birthday & let you know a day does not go by that I don't think about you. I am going to attened the Benefit on Saturday Night. You are truly missed. Love, Tracy
October 9th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - Boston, MA
Happy Birthday bro. I can't believe it would have been your 34th. I miss you so much. The benefit this Saturday is going to be a big success. I know you will be there in spirit. See you in my dreams. DP
October 9th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
Happy Birthday Laurence
October 9th, 2002
Gary Bell - Miami, FL
Yo LP, Happy Birthday kid. Today in honor of you I will do something LPish to celebrate your life. Don't know what it will be but rest assured it will not have anything to do with drinking Coca Cola. Can't wait to see you in my dreams and by the way, am having lots of great dreams of you. Love ya, GB
October 8th, 2002
GLS Fund - New York, NY
If you are planning to attend this weekends event, please try to prepay by this Wednesday by calling Lisa Gerson at 212-448-9646, X18. You can get more info at www.glsmemorialfund.com. See you Saturday night!
October 8th, 2002
Kevin Breakstone - Great Neck, NY
Hey Laurence, Like many people who visit this page, I didn't know you well, but only have fond memories from our few meetings. In the past year I have thought about you and your family quite often. I come to this page at least once a month and it always seems to make me very emotional. With your fundraiser coming up this weekend I felt it was a good time for me to finally sign in. I don't know if your family could have ever grasped the number of lives you touched without this, but I hope that it brings them some solace. Love, Kevin
October 7th, 2002
Howard Zwang - great neck NY
I grew up a few blocks (Kristi Lane) from you and there was a time when we hung out for a while.. I remember we played hockey one day i was the goalie. I think Jeff Anikstein was the timekeeper. he kept saying there was a minute left when the game probably had ended 20 minutes earlier.. LP, you took a 100 foot slapshot and scored.. god knows how that puck made it in but it did... This was probably in 1983, things were simpler then. Although we werent very close you have touched me. All that I have read and heard about you the past year makes me see that you were a man of quality & thats very rare. May god bless you, your family and your loved ones.. You are thought about by so many in so many ways... ONE LOVE
October 7th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - Boston, MA
LP, I was in Phoenix this past weekend at a hand surgery convention. I was thinking about you a lot. I remember when we were little an use to screw around on the conveyer belts at the airports. I miss you more and more each day. I am looking forward to the benefit this Saturday night. I can't wait to see all of your friends (Syosset/Michigan/Syracuse/NYC etc). See you in my dreams. DP
October 4th, 2002
Jamie - LIvingston, New Jersey
Just wanted to say hello. We are looking forward to your fundraiser. We know it will be a huge success. We love you and we miss you. XOXO...Jamie
October 2nd, 2002
Meredith Haut
Hi Laurence, I was just thinking about you and checked in to read all of your messages. I hope your family and close friends were able to get through 9/11/02 alright. One night Missy Kaufman and I were talking about this board at a dinner party and everyone there was like, 'Oh yeah, I heard about that board' 'Me, too' 'My friend says she goes on there every day'...we were trying figure out who some of the regulars on the board were. It was pretty funny. Like you! Anyway, I feel so lucky I got to know you, even if briefly and not nearly as well as so many others. No one will ever forget you!! bye for now
September 26th, 2002
Shelly Katz - White Plains, NY
Hey Laurence: Last night your Dad and I went to Katz's Deli for the Irving Polatsch Memorial Pastrami Fest. Since I speak to him at least five days a week, you are always in my thoughts and no day goes by when there isn't at least one Laurence story.We sure wished that you were there with us. You were always my best audience and I yours. I can still feel the great bearhugs that you would give me every time we saw each other. I miss you very much. Love, Shelly
September 25th, 2002
GLS Memorial Fund - New York, NY
A scholorship fund was created shortly after 9/11 in the names of LP and two other friends, Scotty Weingard and Greg Richards (GLS Memorial Fund - www.glsmemorialfund.com). On Saturday evening, October 12th, 2002, the memorial fund will host it's first annual fundraiser event to honor and remember the lives of these three remarkable individuals. The event will be held at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers from 8 PM till... Please join LP's family and friends in remembering the joy LP brought to all of us throughout his beautiful 32 years of life. For more information and for tickets, please call Lisa Gerson at 212-448-9646 X18 - or visit www.glsmemorialfund.com.
September 24th, 2002
Jeffrey Anikstein - NYC
Larry Love, I was watching some video of my life from 1995 and of course you were in it. I've got to tell you you were one funny MO FO. That time when we went to the hair cutters house (plastic covers on the couch)for a big Italian meal and then they came to my house for a boozin BBQ. And the time in Watertown at Todd's eating half hots and Gagoots and drinking some of Patsy's homemade wine. I miss you every day 'ya prick ya' Mr. Gaffer says hello and center you test on your desk. I love and miss you. See you in my dreams. Jeffrey
September 24th, 2002
Iris Seligman - Woodbury, NY
Laurence we miss you so much! I am in Portland, Oregon visiting Ross. We have been together for less than 24 hours and most of that time has been spent talking about you. Ross only knew you a short time but felt your aura of goodness and kindness most intensely. He says you always made him feel special and part of the family in the same way that you accepted me into your family with open arms. Ross and I have just spent a very emotional time and I wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and in our hearts even though we only had the honor of knowing you for a brief time. We miss you. LP, Ross here. I wanted to tell you that I wrote a song for you which I will be recording and dedicating to you. I know, of course, that I don't have to tell you this because you hear it every time I play it. I can always feel you with us. We all love and miss you. Iris and Ross
September 19th, 2002
Saul Rosenthal - Armonk, NY
I was just reading Bryan's note (prior entry) and I am reminded yet again of LP's amazing ability to make all those around him feel special. He did something similar to me at my wedding, just as I was about to walk down the aile - though in that instance, instead of winking he picked his nose - I don't think anyone else saw it, but it certainly made me laugh, just as he always had since we were kids. I miss you LP, Saul
September 18th, 2002
bryan schwartzman - Queens, NY
Reading all these wonderful memories about Cousin Larry brings back so many of my own. I remember at my Bar Mitzvah service I had a stiff neck because I refused to look out at the crowd, and just kept my neck down and my eyes glued to my prayer book. I think I looked up twice, once to see if the girl I had a crush on at the time was there (of course she showed up) and again to make quick eye contact with cousin Larry, who was sitting in the front row, larger than life. He was wearing a huge smile and he gave me a quick, but distinct wink. I could not help but be filled with confidence after the reassuring wink, but my neck still hurt for days. LP, I miss you and I wish we had gotten to know each other better as adults. We never did get to roller blade around Central Park on a clear Spring day like we had talked about. I managed to see the bench that was dedicated in your name on Long Beach. It was a warm, clear, late summer day. The wind was kicking up the ocean into unpredictable waves, the beach was teeming with sunbathers, and the bar right behind the bench was serving mixed drinks. It is a perfect spot. Love, Bryan
September 15th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
L'Shanah Tovah With love...Steven, Jamie, Max, Ian and Sydney
September 15th, 2002
Jennifer Rosenberg - New York City, New York
It is almost one year ago that I moved back to NY after being away for most of the past decade... Because I was away I did not ever get to meet Larry, who had become a great friend of my brother Peter... Even so I am profoundly impacted by Larry and this board -- my heart goes out to his family and friends (many of whom I grew up with)... All of the stories that I have heard and read about LP convey his love of life and love of others... Affirming that we are truly measured by the love we give to others, and the love we receive -- I honor Larry for continuing to touch and teach even those he did not know... Bless his soul..... Jennifer
September 14th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Just stopped by to read all of the messages and to say hello. XOXO...Jamie
September 13th, 2002
Bonnie Mazor - Boca Raton, FL
Laurence, We have been thinking about you so much over the past few days, but you are never far from our thoughts. I remember so well your laugh, your smile and your love of life that everyone talks about. I still love to listen to Michael's stories about the things you all did when you were younger. I always think about how we all get a few life-long friends. Michael was so lucky to get you. We will miss you and think about you for the rest of our lives. You are truly a legend. My thoughts and prayers go out today and everyday to Buddy, Linda & Danny. Love you always!
September 12th, 2002
Lori Lefkowitz - New York,NY
Laurence, I have wanted to write something many times before but, I couldn't bring myself to do it. Maybe I just felt that nothing I could ever say would be beautiful or poignant enough to express your life. A year later, your life has been shared by so many of your friends and family's words and I realize how many peoples' lives you have touched and even changed. Everytime I saw you you always seemed so happy to see me and genuinely interested in what I had been up to. I don't have to wonder now if you made everybody feel that special. I know. Yesterday, I felt the presence of you and all the others that you are with telling us that it's going to be ok. No one will ever stop rejoicing in your life and continuing to spread the love that you did so well! Peace be with you and your whole family xoxo Lori
September 12th, 2002
Debbie ,Ron &Family - Merrick,NewYork
Dear Laurence, A year has gone by... But NO! Laurence you are still here with us!!!!There are countless special moments of time when the Levines get together, either watching a Michigan game or maybe having dinner that we tink of YOU. Some funny, cute little story of something unique that you might have said or did that touched our hearts and made us smile. That's what YOU did and ALWAYS will keep on DOING forever and a day, TOUCH OUR HEARTS, LOVINGLY and we SMILE. We treasure you Laurence. You are always with us, and we LOVE YOU for YOU. Our love and devotion, Debbie, Ronnie, Ross, Jessica &Josh
September 11th, 2002
Melissa Kaminsky - New York, NY
Dear LP, Sorry it took me so long to write...I just didn't have the words. I'm still not sure I do, but there are a few things I wanted to say so here goes... LP, I hope with all my heart that somehow you know how much you are loved and missed. It would make me feel so much better to know that you know the impact you had on so many. You will always live on in our hearts and in our memories. I can’t tell you how many LP stories are told and re-told, each one of them has a life of its own. I’ll never forget your father’s words at your memorial service...”There will never be another LP.” Words could not be truer. And lastly, very simply, we will miss you eternally. Melissa
September 11th, 2002
Ria B. - Las Vegas, NV
Dear Danny, Today as I heard them call your brother's name, tears rolled down my eyes. I never met your brother but I could only wish that I did. As I read through the writings, it is clear that your brother was the bright light in every room he entered and that he is such a beacon of laughter and love. As an ex-flight attendant from United, I too am mourning the loss of my fellow crewmembers. On that day, everyone was just going to work .... that's all and then just like that they were taken away from us. Words can't express my sadness for you and for everyone who have lost love ones but I finally had the courage to write because I wanted to say that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. From the deepest place in my heart, I wish you peace. May God bless you and your family. Love, Ria
September 11th, 2002
Andy Kopstein - seattle, wa
LP, I have been to this site many times-- on my computer as a 'favorite' site, but I still have not had the courage to write. It seems strange to address you in this way, and so horribly tragic. I have thought of you and Zep virtually every day since last 9/11. My last meeting with you was so random-- a chance encounter on 5th Ave. in NYC (were you marching in a parade, or just there for the free beer?). We had pledged to get together for a drink while I was visiting, but never did. I regret this and so many other times I COULD HAVE... but didn't. Your passing has taught me to never take anything for granted (and for a year, I'd like to think I haven't). I miss you and cherish the memory of you. Your buddy, Kopper
September 11th, 2002
Andy Brief and Jessica Molk - NY, NY
We just wanted to send our thoughts and love to your whole family from everyone here at Hospital for Joint Diseases. Unfortunately, we didn't have the privilege of meeting Larry, but his memory and 'legend' will always be remembered.
September 11th, 2002
Corey D Bell - Woodbury NY
365 days of thinking about you and your family. the sadness will never go away.
September 11th, 2002
DP - Boston MA
Words can't express how I feel on this terrible day. I love you and miss you. DP
September 11th, 2002
Jill Aronsky - New York, NY
Laurence, Thinking about you often...especially today. Thank you for giving me precious memories, and for touching my life. We are all so lucky to have a guardian angel above us - one with a huge smile and warm heart. Love Jill
September 11th, 2002
Laurie Abbey - Raleigh, North Carolina
Larr- Thinking about you on this day, and on so many others... You are a legend, but, I guess you always were. Laurie
September 11th, 2002
Talia Ofek (Peres) - Tel-Aviv, Israel
To Laurence's family, Since 1987 I have been living in Israel. I found out about Larry while going over the victim's list a short time after the 9/11 tragic events. Over the past year, I have often wanted to write you to convey my deepest condolences and thoughts, but always got 'stuck' at trying to transform these thoughts to writing. The main reason for my writer's block stemmed from the fact that while Larry and I attended school together from Elementary through High School, we were never really shared the same circle of friends. Being so, it felt strange to write my thoughts amongst all the messages from those closest to him. And yet, the need and urge to write you continued to exist. Today, while revisiting this site, I realized that the reason for my writer's block is actually the essence of what I should write to you about: While we did not 'hang out' together, Larry had the gift of making those in his presence feel like close friends. He always had a smile to share and a rare kindness about him. Through the years, every time I would visit the States and pass by your house in Woodbury, a warm feeling came over me, thinking of Larry's smile. After finding out about the tragedy, I realized that passing by your house will never feel the same.. On this day, I would like to send my sincere condolences and warmest thoughts to Larry's family and all those whose lives he touched. And to you Larry, your smile will always stay in my heart. May you never know such sorrow again, Talia.
September 11th, 2002
Ally Freundlich - New York, NY
My warmest thoughts go out to Linda, Buddy, Danny and the countless number of friends and family members that Larry had touched so profoundly throughout his life. Larry’s contagious smile will remain in my memory and my heart forever. Much love, Ally
September 11th, 2002
Grant Toch - New York, New York
Danny and the Polatsch Family, You may remember me - Danny and I once played on the same little league team (Ace Florist) and Danny and I went to and graduated together from Syosset High School and the Univeristy of Michigan. And, while I never met or knew 'LP' I certainly knew of him while at Michigan because many times when I would tell someone I was from Syosset they would inevitably ask me if I knew Danny or LP. I actually discovered this website accidentially about 8 months or so ago and, truth be told, I visit it almost every day. At times it has made me laugh so hard and at other times it has made me cry. But, if nothing else, this website, filled with your memories of LP, has inspired me, even in ways that my closest friends have not, to live every day to the fullest. So I would like to thank him for being him and you all for creating this website in his memory. In this trying time, I extend my condolences to you all and wish you all the best in the future. Sincerely, Grant Toch
September 11th, 2002
Cory Elbaum - New York, NY
LP- I can't believe that a year has gone by. Just wanted to say that I have thought about you a lot over the past year. I will never forget how you welcomed me into your circle of friends with open arms and always made me feel like I belonged. I think I had only met you once before you started calling me 'cor', a nickname typically used by people I have known my whole life. You had that way about yourself. Last night I was relaying some of your great stories to one of my office mates, and all he said was 'this guy sounds like a legend'. I don't think anyone could've put it better, you were truly a legend. We all miss you. Cory
September 11th, 2002
Kevin Mclaughlin - Deltona, Florida
Larry, Even though I didnt know you very well in high school, it saddens me to hear about a fallen classmate. >From what I have read on this website, I realize I missed out on better knowing a good person. I recently visited this website but did not know what to write. However, when I heard your name read today on msnbc, I knew it was important to send my thoughts and prays to your family. My deepest condolences to your family and friends. Sincerely yours, Kevin Mclaughlin
September 11th, 2002
Brian Breakstone - Melville, NY
Laurence- I check this website all the time and what an unbelievable memorial this is to you! It must be so special for your family to know how many lives you touched and how loved you were by so many. I constantly find myself going through college albums and seeing pictures of you and Zeplin brings tears to my eyes, but also reminds me of some very special times. I remember giving you a call when you were in the hospital in January 2001 and how happy you were to hear from me. Despite the pain and discomfort you were in, you were so pleasant and only wanted to know how Kim and our kids were doing. You would always tell me how fortunate I was to have them. It was a perfect example of the type of person you were- always upbeat, genuine and concerned about others. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I miss you. Brian
September 11th, 2002
Susan Katz - New York NY
Lawrence/Laurence: I never did spell your name right why start now. Today is such a hard day without you here. You were the one person who could make everyone laugh and take all bad thoughts away. When I think of you I just think of your beaming smile. I still have never met anyone with that great smile. When you laughed you laughed so heartily it was contagious. I have so many great memories of you and they alway make me laugh when I think of you. Your great imitations of your dad and mom and even my mom calling your house at 6am and saying HI Pussycat. You were the nicest person I ever knew, I still can't believe that you are gone. Just so you know Coconut grill is also gone. It's almost surreal that the place we alway ran into each other unexpectedly is also gone and I always said to you same time next time and you'd laugh. I know that you are watching down on those who love and miss you. I hope you know that you will always be remembered and not a day goes by that I don't think about you or your family. I know that you are making them laugh up there and still using all your good and cheesy lines on the ladies. Say to everyone I know up there and take care pusscat. Always in our hearts now and forever Love Susan
September 11th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
I watched them call your name today at the WTC memorial service. I was so sad. I am thinking about your Mom, Dad, and Danny and all of your family and friends. I am especially thinking about the boys from Woodbury and how they lost one of their oldest friends. I read somthing recently that I would like to share with you. There is nothing like an old friend. With old friends, the only requirement is that you be yourself. You can say whatever is on your mind and do whatever you feel like doing. You never have to worry because you know your friendship is not based on perfection, but respect and acceptance. With old friends, you can share the most intimate and important aspects of yourself, knowing that their beauty and value will be recognized and appreciated. With old friends, distance has no meaning or power. There's a bridge made of love and memories, joys and sorrows, that connects old friends and keeps them close. With old friends, you feel safe. They've been there for you through the roughest storms, so you know you can trust them, believe in them, and count on them. You know that they will be at your side, so there is peace within your heart. WITH OLD FRIENDS, YOU NEVER FEEL LONELY BECAUSE THE ROOTS THAT BIND YOU HAVE GROWN SO DEEP AND STRONG. YOUR FRIENDSHIP HAS WITHSTOOD THE TEST OF TIME. Rest in peace...we will never forget you.
September 11th, 2002
NINA LEVI - BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
I SAW THE MEMORIAL THIS MORNING AND AS THEY READ LARRY'S NAME THE TEARS BEGAN ROLLING DOWN MY FACE............MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHOSE LIVES HE HAS TOUCHED.............AND HOW MANY THERE WERE WAS A CREDIT TO HIS FAMILY......HE WAS LOVED AND WATCHES OVER US NOW.......XOXO NINA
September 11th, 2002
Brian Weisfeld - NYC
LP, Its hard to believe that a year has gone by. This board is an amazing place to see how many lives you touched and how much you are missed by so many people including myself. You were an amazing person and I try to bring a little of that LP spirit into so many of my days as a reminder of how precious every minute of every day is. My deepest sympathies to your entire family on this especially difficult day. Brian Thanks for the heads up on the TSE. I wish I could have been there to take the call.
September 11th, 2002
Jenn and Eddie Goodman - NYC,NY
Laurence, we are thinking of you and your beautiful family today... you will never be forgotten... especially that incredible smile, and big bear like hug... you are so missed by all.... Jenn and Eddie Goodman
September 11th, 2002
Michael Edelstein - Chicago, IL
Laurence, My thoughts go out to your family. I know your are somewhere right now smiling, laughing and making others happy. And somewhere you are still saying 'Oh Si Man' Edel
September 11th, 2002
David Fawer - NY, NY
My thoughts are with the Polatsch family (immediate and extended, blood relatives and dear friends) today. I hope and pray that you are showered with blessings, large and small, over the coming year. LP - thank you for being LP. Love, David
September 11th, 2002
Keith Duffy - Monroe, New York
Larry, Its impossible to believe it has been a year already. Nothing can describe how much I miss you and your voice that I heard 50 times a day for almost 4 years. Thinking about all the jokes and funny things we spoke about helps me deal with life. I want to express my condolences to your parents and especially Danny. Such wonderful people just like yourself. I still have that picture of you next to my computer - that great big smile. You're probably smiling at all your family & friends today, letting us know that you are doing okay. May God Bless you and your family - I miss you buddy.
September 11th, 2002
Lauren Weiss - Westfield, NJ
My thoughts go to Larry and the family and friends he left behind a year ago. May you have a more peaceful year to come. I will remember Larry today and forever.
September 11th, 2002
James and Liz Hale - NY,NY
We are thinking and praying for you and your family and wish you peace during this time. We watched and cried as the bagpipers marched passed our apt at 4 m, thinking of you and Scotty. Your spirit and love of life will never be forgotten.
September 11th, 2002
Saul Rosenthal - Armonk, NY
LP, Its truly hard to believe a year has passed. I visit this site almost daily and I can think of no greater honor than this living tribute to your memory. Beyond the celebrity events that you are now famous for, the simple fact is that you were an extraordinarily rare individual who had a significant and lasting effect on so many people's lives, including mine. Miss you pal, Saul
September 11th, 2002
Bard Borkon - Minneapolis, MN
Dear Laurence, It's been far too long since I talked to you. I had the privilege of living with you and six other amazing individuals during our senior year at U of M. You were the light of 1323 Cambridge. There are many examples, but two come to the top of the list. One is coming back home from Charlie's in the wee hours of the morning, at which point you would decide to make a few phone calls to unsuspecting people, pretending you were Mr. Schemedeleketelebovsky in some strange ethnic voice that only you could pull off. The second memory is of you leading a spontaneous tribute to a U of M football Saturday at one of the SAM chapter meetings. You, of course, were the drum major, complete with bending over backwards to touch your head on the floor. How you did that, I'll never know. But I've never laughed so hard in my life, and now I know that I will never laugh quite like that again. We miss you, Laurence.
September 11th, 2002
Karen Ampuero - Ridgewood NY
Today is September 11, 2002, one year has past and we haven't forgot you and your smile, jokes and your laugh. We all miss you. It is so hard to go on and to realize that you are not here with us. But your spirit your smile are always in our hearts that loves you. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. I know that from heaven today on a sad moment you will give a big smile to your lovely parents that miss you so much and every moment in their life. And that brother of yours that loves you so much and misses you. REST IN PEACE. I GIVE MY CONDOLENCES TO THE PARENTS AND BROTHER. A friend Karen Ampuero
September 11th, 2002
Jan Holtzberg - Morganville, NJ
Hi Laurence!! I think about you so often, but I am especially sadened today, 9.11 ...all over again! I wish so much you could have been here for Saul & Sandras sons bris. His name is Jack and he is perfect. You were terribly missed that day as you are eveyday. But, as I said one year ago - I know you are still around - watching over all of us - making sure we all continue to laugh at LEAST once a day. XOXO Janny
September 11th, 2002
Noah Rosenthal - NYC, NY
LP- Were thinking of you today! We miss you very much. Your boys are doing an amazing job honoring you, you would be proud. Saul's son is adorable, I wish you could have seen him. I will make sure to have Saul teach him some of the LP classic schemes. Take care buddy, I know youre looking down on all of us with that great big drink in your hand! We miss you man. Always, Noah Rosenthal
September 11th, 2002
ann Lucier - bradford,NH
I did not ever have the pleasure of meeting you or your brother Danny. I met your Dad Bud in Atlantic City with Iris at a trade show. All I know from your Dad and Iris how proud and how much they loved you.There is a place in my heart for all of you and I think of you a great deal. I wish there was a magic wand to wave and make all the pain go away for all of us.But we will survie because we have the love like your Dad has for you from our friends and family.God Bless to you and may he keep you close to his heart. Love Ann
September 11th, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
Your brother said tonight what I think so many of us have been feeling. We are still expecting to see you walk through the door with a huge smile on your face. It feels like yesterday when we last hung out. Every time I speak with someone about you I always end up laughing because it seems everyone has their own hysterical story. I always thought I couldn't know you any better, but everyone who knew you feels the same way. That's the way you made us all feel - special... It just turned Sept. 11, 2002 so it's a year to the day. We are so lucky to have had you touch our lives! Adam
September 10th, 2002
Mazor - Boca
Chilly Willie, I haven't written in awhile, but you are constantly in our thoughts. We Miss you and think of you all the time.
September 10th, 2002
Vince - Buffalo, NY
LP, I was just thinking that I want my son Cenzie to be just like you when he grows up. I miss you. Vinnie
September 10th, 2002
Jami Pelinger - Haworth, NJ
Lardiball- It is hard to believe that a year has past-I was talking to Lindsay and Samantha about the tragic event that took place last year, and the first thing they said was 'I feel sad about Laurence' 'He was the funniest boy' 'He always did that finger trick for us' If two 7 year olds can remember so many wonderful things about you-imagine what the rest of us are thinking! You will always remain in our lives and our hearts. We love you, Jami
September 10th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Tonight I am speechless.
September 10th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
I am at a loss for words I have been thinking what to write as the year anniversary comes up. I will be thinking of you more tomorrow than usual. I will light a candle in your honor and try to explain to my two year old daughter why mommy keeps crying. The world will never be the same without you here. We love you and miss you a great deal. Our prayers go out to Danny, Linda,and Buddy
September 9th, 2002
Alec Sash - New York, New York
Dear Laurence, It's been years since we have seen each other. Not since Syosset days that we actually spent any time together. I can remember in high school buying your drum set, your father was so happy to be getting rid of those noise makers. Since last September, after attending your memorial, I've spent a lot of time thinking of you, the you I used to know (great big smile), and the you that everyone talked about. It's always been very refreshing to hear that you never changed, I always remembered you as a person who really enjoyed life, not only for yourself but it was important that everyone around you enjoyed as well. Although we have not seen each other in years, this year you became a constant reminder to me that I must live life to the fullest, to enjoy it, and really live it. I want to tell you that I didn't have to see you, or keep in touch with you to feel your loss. I hope your at peace wherever that may be, I know you leave behind a loving, caring and supportive family, and countless amount of friends. I feel so much for the people you left behind, but I know their lives are so enriched because of you, me included. Your old friend, Alec
September 9th, 2002
Jessica Teplitz - NY, NY
Larry- I just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year. I saw your mom and grandma in temple and we shared a few laughs over you. They look good. I think about you all the time and I will be thinking about you especially on Wednesday. Jess
September 9th, 2002
Michael J. Mackey - New York, NY
LP, I have never written on this board, but visit it all the time. Through my friendship with Danny, I was privileged enough to get to spend time with you as well, not only at the MU, but also when I came out to visit DP in Syosset over the summer, and then later when we both moved to NYC. I remember one night meeting you and DP out at a bar and I was with my future wife. Thought you would like to know that we just had twins on August 16th, 2002 - Jackson Alexander and Amanda Brooke. The twins are doing great and your brother and Betsy stopped by yesterday while they were in for the holidays. Thought you should know that your bro and Betsy look great and are going to make a terrific couple. They are both such caring and genuine people (not to mention good looking). As we approach the anniversary of that tragic day, know that you, as well as all our other friends who passed away will be in our hearts. - Mackey Moo
September 9th, 2002
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September 8th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - Boston MA
To all of LP's friends, We have decided to have LP's unveiling this Wednesday (September 11th) at 1:15 PM. Anyone who want to attend is welcome. If we don't see you there, my family and I hope to see you at the benefit on October 12th. The Polatsch Family
September 7th, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
LP, Happy New Year LP! Miss ya always, Adam
September 7th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
Happy New Year. We will be thinking of you and your family. Miss you tons
September 7th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - NY
LP - Happy New Year. We miss you. DP
September 6th, 2002
Tyler Kandel - New York, New York
I was just looking at the messages written for Larry, and I had to post one myself too. Larry and Danny grew up down the street from me and my older brother Doug. Many a weekend night was spent together all four of us, having a great time, playing Atari and watching BJ and the Bear. I will remember those times with Larry for the rest of my life and truly will miss him forever. My best wishes to all of you.
September 3rd, 2002
Dena Perez - New York, NY
Larry, As the one year anniversary quickly approaches the events of last year do not seem any less surreal. Ben and I had such a great weekend with Danny and Besty in Boston and it is nice to see how well they are both doing. Their accomplishments this year have been so inspiring and I truly believe that you have been there with them this whole time supporting them, and loving them...
September 2nd, 2002
Sarene
Dear Larry, While attending your memorial service with an old friend, I was so so touched by all the wonderful and heartfelt stories. You had a such a ZEST for life and a gift, so rare, to touch and embrace everyone you met. Although I never got the opportunity to meet you, I feel privileged for being able to share in your life through these wonderful stories. I met someone on New Year's who told me how you took the time on a Saturday night to leave your dinner (Angelo and Maxi's) to walk around the block with him for over an hour to study for the Series 7 exam. You were such a generous and thoughtful person you probably didn't even realize how impactful you were on those around you. It sounds like that you were just being you. I've wanted to write to you and tell you how much your life,your passion,your energy and especially your humor inspires me. Even in your passing, you still have the ability to reach out and make a difference. Thank you. My deepest sympathies to your Mom and Dad, Danny and Betsy and all those who are deeply saddend by your loss.
September 1st, 2002
Shannon Pettypiece - Ann Arbor, MI
Hello, I am reporter from the Michigan Daily, which is a paper at the University of Michigan where Larry went to school. I am working on a tribute to all the U of M alumni who were lost on Sept. 11 for our One Year Anniversary paper. If any friends or family of Larry would like to talk with me for my story I would love to hear from you about your memories of Larry and how life has been for you in the past year. Let me just say that I am extremely touched by all the comments on this message board and amazed by all the lives Larry has touched. Please feel free to email or call me at The Michigan Daily (734) 763 - 2459 if you would like to share your thoughts with me. All the Best, Shannon Pettypiece
September 1st, 2002
Dan Polatsch - Boston, MA
Just hanging around Boston this Labor Day weekend (on-call). I miss you and think about you constantly. DP
August 28th, 2002
Betsy Mann - Boston, MA
LP- I haven't written in awhile, but I wanted to say a quick hello. Miss you very much and think about you all the time. It's very hard to believe that almost a year has gone by..I am so lucky to have known you, and I pray that your spirit, sense of humor, and ability to love find their way into our children one day. Love, Betsy
August 26th, 2002
Michele Hallivis - New York
LP, It is almost a year to the last day that i ever got to see you. I was leaving for California and you insisted that I see your new hair cut. I thought you were crazy to buzz off all of your hair, but that is always how you did everything. It was all or nothing. I wish I got the chance to tell you how much I appreciated all that you did for me and my family while my father was sick. I remembered one of the last times I met with you for Dinner. It was at Le colonial. You kept raving how it was one of your favorite palces to eat and that it had the best drinks. It was there that you told me about your zagat story. I remember that we were laughing so hard that people were staring. While i was in LA, On Sept 12, a friend of mine from work took me out to eat to distract me from my sadness. As I was telling him the stories about you he pulled into the parking lot of the restuarant that he thought would cheer me up. Le Colonial. With over 1000 top restuarants in LA some how he was drawn to take me there. It was at that moment that I knew that you were in the best restaurant in heaven sipping your favorite martini. I got so upset in the parking lot that I told him that i could not eat there. While he pulled out of the lot making a left turn where you couldn't, he almost ran over a cop on a motorcycle. Some how I talked my way out of that one. Check Please! Michele
August 25th, 2002
Jon Semon - New York, NY
Today marks the one year anniversary of Todd and Jen Doldos' wedding. The reason that this date is so significant to me is that this is the day when the picture of LP was taken that has been seen by so many. This is the picture that Linda had buttons made of for the Abbernathy dinner. This is the picture that was displayed at his memorial service and is also the photo that Buddy, Linda, Danny and so many of his friends have copies of that we display in a special place in our homes and offices. Todd was one of LPs closest friends at law school and his wedding was an event LP was looking forward to the whole summer. It marked the first time since 1995 that our whole group of close friends from school had gotten together at the same place. LP was so happy to be around all his old friends and everyone was so proud of his successful transition from a lawyer to a partner at a top Wall Street firm. At Todds' wedding there was a toast made that epitmoized the type of person LP was. LP had bought Mr. D (Todds father) a bottle of Dom Perigone champagne for his birthday years ago when he was a struggling young lawyer. When he gave him this bottle he told him to save it for a special occasion. At the wedding with half the town of Watertown in attendance, Mr D. brought this bottle that LP had bought him to the wedding, and on this special occasion the Doldos, LP and all of Todds' friends from law school were able to participate in this special toast. Although the Doldos had not seen LP in several years, it was LP that they wanted to participate in this special toast to their son on this glorious day. This bottle is just a small symbol of the generous and thoughtful person that LP was and how he brought smiles to all those around him. I look at the pictures from this wedding one year ago today and remember how happy LP was that day and how lucky I was to have a friend like that.
August 24th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - Boston MA
Just wanted to give everyone my new contact information. 780 Boylston Street, 8C Boston MA 02199 617-262-2506 LP - I think about you all day long. It's difficult here in Boston because no one knows who you are. Everyone here loves hearing your stories (Plaza, Julia, Zagat, etc...). Before I leave this city, you will reach legendary status as I tell your tales. I miss and love you. DP
August 22nd, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
We are going down to Long Beach this weekend. I will be thinking of you when I am siting on your bench. Miss you tons !
August 13th, 2002
Jeff Gerson - NY, NY
Dear Danny, Buddy, and Linda - I met LP while pledging the fraternity at the UofM. LP was the hilarious brother who always seemed to lighten up the most serious moments. Over the years, while becoming very close with Danny, I had the opportunity of seeing LP from time to time. His energy and spirit were one of a kind, it felt great just to be around him. I know that nothing can ease the pain that you have been feeling for the past 11 months, but at least you had the opportunity to have such an amazing person as part of your family. My thoughts are with you all, Jeff
August 11th, 2002
Nicole Britvan - New York, NY
Larry, Our paths had crossed over the years, beginning in Syracuse (when I was a Junior or Senior (not sure at the moment what yr it was) and you were in Law school). I had heard about you from many different sources...'did you see that cute guy? I think he's in law school' was just one of many statements. Years later, I would always see you out -- you seemed to be just about everywhere - bars, parties in NYC, out East, - I would always say hi, although I am not sure if you knew who i was or were just being polite and saying hi back. Our moms then met and have since become the greatest of friends. The last time I ran into you was a few weeks before 9/11 - you were on your way to meet friends and grab a bite at a restaurant across the street from your apt and i was on my way home heading down 2nd Avenue. Larry, I wish I had gotten a chance to get to know you better, although I feel like I know you well after reading all of the beautiful and heartfelt words from your family and friends. I guess I just wanted to say hi again...you have a lot of fans out there - me included. your fan, Nicole
August 7th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island NY
I was up at 2:00 am feeding Jacob the other night and I was falling asleep in his room so I opened up the blinds and I looked up and saw a really bright star in the sky. I immedaitely thought of you. Your smile used to light up any room you where in and it still does. Thinking of you all the time. Miss you tons
August 6th, 2002
Gary Bell - NYC
Yo LP. Man do I miss you. Always thinking about how you would point your pinky on the corner of your mouth (ala Dr Evil). Been trying to imitate your imitation, but it's not the same. Love ya kid and know that I will always be thinking of you.
August 1st, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Just stopped by to say hello.
July 31st, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
Just wanted to let everyone who visits LP's site know that the GLS Memorial Fund (www.glsmemorialfund.com) is currently planning it's first grand scale fund raiser to be held on October 12th at Chelsea Piers. More information will be available on the website in a few weeks but for now, mark your calendars. Also, as some of you probably know, the klez.h worm computer virus has been traveling around to many of the people who visit this site. We are certain it is not coming from this site but from an individuals computer closely linked to LP. We are close to eliminating the problem and apologize for the inconvenience. LP, thinking about you EVERY DAY!!! Adam
July 24th, 2002
Faith Kaminsky
Hi everyone, On July 27, I will be taking part in an event called Blogathon (http://www.blogathon.org/) to raise money for Larry's memorial fund. I've raised $800 so far in pledges. If you would like to drop by, I'll leave the door open (http://www.undisturbed.org/blog/index.htm). Faith
July 22nd, 2002
Gary Bell - NY, NY
Yo LP, Just wanted to share a little story with all your friends which personified what a great individual you really were. I remember a year ago this past spring I had a real bad case of the flu and bad ear ache for two weeks. The symptons would not go away. I did not take any medication my doctor had prescribed to me. In fact I would never take any type of pill whether it was Tylenol or Sudafed. I guess it was a control thing. Anyway I remember you calling me up and inviting me to come over so you can take the antibiotic medication to show me that it was safe and no harm would be done. LP, I miss you so much and if only we can all live the way you did and give the way you did, this world would be a damn good place. Your spirit is with me 24 hours a day.
July 20th, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
The Polatsch family has erected a Memorial Bench, On the boardwalk, facing the ocean, at Long Beach. Anyone wishing to honor our Laurence and visit, can enter the boardwalk at National Blvd. Take the ramp on your left and walk east [left]. The bench is in front of the food stands and directly in front of Turquoise, the only bar on the boardwalk! God Bless all of you.
July 20th, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
The Polatsch family has erected a Memorial Bench, On the boardwalk, facing the ocean, at Long Beach. Anyone wishing to honor our Laurence and visit, can enter the boardwalk at National Blvd. Take the ramp on your left and walk east [left]. The bench is in front of the food stands and directly in front of Turquoise, the only bar on the boardwalk! God Bless all of you.
July 18th, 2002
Karen Schupak - New York, New York
Hi Lar~ Just wanted to say hi and that you're in my thoughts often. We have been going on Adam's boat a lot this summer (the LP!!) and miss not having you with us. Take care. Love, Karen
July 18th, 2002
Odie - NYC
LP, We miss you...always. Love, Odie and Guppy
July 17th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Hi...It's me AGAIN !!! I love this website. I come here every night. Your lucky that I don't write to you everytime I am here. -You would get sick of me.- So many people have come to this site just to read what others have written or just to remember you. It is a great place to do that. I guess for some people it is real easy to express how they feel and not so easy for others. Just remember that we ALL miss you and we wish that you were here with us and that this website did not have to exist. XOXO...Jamie
July 11th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Do you remember your gold tooth pick?? You hung it from a gold chain around your neck and you would actually pick your teeth with it. You were a riot. We miss you. XOXO...Jamie
July 11th, 2002
michele Hallivis - new york
larry, The other day I was in the candy store and I saw something that reminded me of you and I had the biggest smile. I am sure all of your friends remember the gum drop mints that you used to carry around. You would tell anyone that you were with that they were so good. Then after they had them in their mouth you would show them the box that said in bold letters 'MAY CAUSE LAXITIVE EFFECT'... I miss you, your jokes, your friendship, and your magical hugs. thinking of you always. MICHELE
July 10th, 2002
Karen - Ridgewood NY
To Laurence Family I'm very sorry that your son/brother was lost on 9/11/02. I read all the comments in his web-site and I just wish I got to meet him. I know somewhere in heaven he is out looking for you and your family his body might be gone but his spirit will always be there with the people he loved. He shouldn't died none of the people in WTC deserve to die it's just no fare sometime life gives you surprises, but we have to accpet it. P.S. KNOW HE'S ONE OF GOD ANGEL Just a friend who went to his web-site love Karen
July 10th, 2002
Felicia Sale - New York, NY
Hi Larry, I am sorry it has taken me so long to write. Every time I goto your site I never know what to say. Please know that you are forever in my thoughts! Love, Felicia Winkler Sale
July 10th, 2002
O. Max Gardner IV - Shelby, N.C.
This is a wonderful site!I am very sorry for your loss!God bless Laurence, his family & friends.
July 9th, 2002
Dan Polatsch - NY
LP, Just studying here for my orthopaedic boards. I was just thinking of all of the study 'breaks' we have had through out the years. 'Just come for a quick dinner at A&M,' or 'Come on, will bang out some sushi and you'll be back in no time.' They always ended the same way - many hours later, vodka soda, and a great time. I miss you. DP
July 4th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - LongIsland N.Y.
As the sky lights up tonight we will be thinking of your beautiful smile. Happy fourth of July. miss you tons!
July 4th, 2002
Bonnie Mazor - Boca Raton, FL
We are thinking about you on the 'birthday of our country' as Justin calls it. You and your family are always in our thoughts. We will be thinking of you as we watch the fireworks tonight. Miss you.
July 4th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
I was so impressed by Joe Altman's mother in law. As you know she is an artist and has created a collage called 'Guilt of Sorrows' It is a collage made up of sixty people killed in the WTC on September 11th. You are one of the people that she has included in the collage. It is going to be displayed at the National Arts Club - 15 Gramercy Park South. 212-475-3424. July 9 - August 20. The opening reception is next Tuesday from 6-8. I am going to try to go see it. Anyone can find you in the collage. You are in the first column the 4th person down from the top. Joe Altman emailed all of the 'boys' from Equinunk and Jeffrey passed it on to me. Today is the 4th of July. We miss you and we think of you every single day. Come visit us on Sunday. XOXO...Jamie
July 3rd, 2002
Donna Pennestri - Los Angeles, Ca
Laur, its now been 9 months, I thought this was going to get eaiser but it has'nt. Adam gave me the address to your site a long time ago but I couldnt bring myself to write to you. I guess, it's cause I was a hoping that you would write back!! I'm hoping now that by me writing to you will help me a bit. Laur you will always and forever be .. my handsome prom date, my homeroom buddy, my moviestar, my sweet,smiling dear friend..... There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You are one of the few who would have appriciated and understood my carrer & my life out here in LA. I think of you everytime I'm on one of the studio lots for a meeting or when I walk down the 'red carpet' at a movie premiere. I feel your presence on my shoulder and I just have to giggle to myself knowing you have a huge smile on your face and that you are getting the biggest kick out out of all this 'Hollywood'stuff. You really would fit in perfectly!!!!! It's sad, my mom was in town visiting and we were going through some old pictures & things from the Woodbury days. I came across an enevelope and inside there were pictures of you and I in my living room the night of our prom and a few from your graduation party in your backyard. There was also a pressed flower from the flowers you gave me and a beautiful card you gave me at your grad party. My heart stopped when I read it Laur! I cry everytime I think about what you said in the card and how profound you were at that young innocent age&time in our lives! I know that as the years flew by, we didnt speak all that often but there was always that unspoken love of friendship we had for one another!! We kept tabs on eachother over the years and across the miles. It truly is a very special friendship. I pray TO you and FOR your family every night. I will always carry a piece of you in my heart Laur, NO ONE can take away MY memories! I love you ..... Love always Don!!
June 29th, 2002
Jami Pelinger - Haworth,NJ
Lardiball- What can I say- my second little brother is gone. Not a day goes by when I don't think about you and your family. Every time I think of Adam out in the Hamptons on his boat named LP, I think he should have named it Lardiball. You were like a brother to me, and later in life, also a friend.I will always love the memories of our families, and the great times we shared. We all miss you, Jami
June 27th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - LongIsland N.Y.
I have been really busy with Jacob lately but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you or your family. We miss you a great deal and always will.
June 25th, 2002
Brad Helm - Vail, Colorado
L.P. The clean up may be over, but I (we) will never forget you. Funny thing is, I used to get mad and depressed when I think of what happened to you. Now, the pain is beginning to fade and every time I think of you I smile - remembering just how perfect you really were. I constantly visit your web site and look at the picture of you and Danny. Most times I can't find the words to say and it appears that, once again, this is so. Please know, that I will always remember everything that you did for me and I only wish that I could have one more chance to return the favor. Much Love, Your old roommate, Brad
June 23rd, 2002
Jill Aronsky (Wolfman) - New York, NY
I haven't written here yet because, believe it or not, I was at a loss for words. Because of 9/11 we were displaced from our home in Tribeca. I decided to move to the East side to - coincidentally, the building where you last lived. We once had such a special friendship that I just know we would have rekindled it again. Your memorial service was so very beautiful. It was a forum where all your friends and family celebrated your LIFE. I will never forget it. Your memory will be alive in everyone whom you touched. Laurence, I miss you. I always think about the precious time we spent together,now more than ever... blading in the park (doing the cones, thinking we were so cool as everyone watched), going to restaurants and bars (you always told me what you wanted me to wear), working out at NYSC (the abs!),Fire Island (I have a beautiful picture of us there), New Year's Eve, going to the Geraldo talk show, hanging out in your L.I. house, and your apt- eating everything in your fridge (thanks to your mother), teaching you sign language (you only wanted to know how to sign the 'dirty' words),our cab rides,deep talks and stories, and of course, always LAUGHING! You truly touched my life, and I want to thank you for it. You will always be perennially young in my mind and in my heart; a flawless angel remembered with love and affection, and most of all never ever forgotten. Love and kisses,Jill
June 22nd, 2002
Danny Polatsch - NYC, NY
LP, I remember in August when we began planning Dad's 65th birthday party. How excited we were to see his face when he walked in the door. The look in your eyes when we were thinking about possible venues is hard to explain. You would have loved it even though I know you were there in spirit. Had you actually been there, I know Dad would have looked at you moments after realizing the surprise and proclaimed 'you stupid f_ck!'. Now that nine months have passed, it is actually getting more and more difficult for me. I really miss you. DP
June 19th, 2002
felice anikstein - new york, ny
Hi Laurence, Just wanted to let you know that i was thinking about you and missed you. Felice
June 18th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Laurence, Max is graduating from 5th grade on Friday. Today was his 'big' class party. We took a cruise around Manhattan. It was a great party...food and a D.J. etc. We sailed passed the place where the World Trade Centers stood. Max and his friends were asking so many questions. It was the first time since this whole horrible thing happened that I felt like you were near by. It was a strange feeling but a good feeling. We all miss you so much. You know that we think of you every single day. Especially today. XOXOXO...Jamie and Max
June 17th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Laribol...We thought of you and your family this father's day weekend. We Miss You... The Eckstein's XOXOXOXO
June 15th, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
Fathers Day....... When you were an infant-you would Laugh&Smile when I would kiss or tickle you on yourt belly. When you were 4-you would Laugh&Smile any time you came near your nursery school buses. When you were 10-you would Laugh&Smile any time you could get near Danny's drum set. When you were 13-you would laugh&Smile at your own Bar Mitzvah at the Sephardic Temple......one of the best, ever! When you were 18-you Laughed&Smiled at your prom.....all your pals, dressed up and ready to boogey....cocktail party and all. When you were 19-you laughed&Smiled schlepping Danny to Ann Arbor and fixing him up with some beautiful, but unsuspecting co-ed, who thought he was a freshman at Dartmoth[who actually knew anyone who went to Dartmoth]??? When you were 20-you would Laugh&Smile after taking the top off our Jeep Wrangler and racing all over the area. When you were 21-you would Laugh&Smile when Danny joined you at Ann Arbor and became a Sammy. You had also mastered the art of tormenting Mark Zeplin. When you were 22-you would Laugh&Smile when you got to Syracuse Law, finally got your own apartment, and learned precisely how much Genesee beer it took to explode a human male bladder. When you were 23-you would Laugh&Smile any time I'd come to Syracuse and take your boys out drinking - at the cheesiest beer bars in town. When you were 24-you would Laugh&Smile when you found out that the dog 'Spirit' was a chick-magnet....when you took him to the sorority houses. When you were 25-you would Laugh&Smile when you started working at Bower & Gardner. You loved being the Gentleman Attorney. If only they paid more. When you were 27-you would Laugh&Smile when you decided to change careers. You couldn't wait to become a big-time broker. Itwas good to see you smile again, even at the sub-poverty wages the training program paid. When you were 28-you would Laugh&Smile when you got to the 104th floor. There was Mark Zeplin to torment again. One of your achievements was arranging to broadcast Mark's calls home over the company P.A. system. When you were 30-you would Laugh&Smile having moved into your new apartment. Finally reaping some of the benefits of the good life. When you were 31-you would Laugh&Smile when driving the new Porsche. I never saw anyone take a high-performance car and drive it at 15 MPH, so that everyone in the upper east side could check you out. You also smiled because Marni came back into your life. When you were 32-you would Laugh&Smile when you found out that the pulmonary embolism was only a temporary set-back,not a permanent affliction. You also smiled big-time,any time that you went back to a restaurant...that you had obviously over-tipped at the first time you were there...and they treated you like royalty when you showed up again. We all miss your enormous smile and your laughter. Your absence has broken many hearts. I love you. Rest in Peace. POPS
June 11th, 2002
Missy Edelman (Kaufman) - Jericho, NY
Dear Danny, I have been meaning to write to you for some time now. I wanted to wish you and Betsy 'Mazel Tov' on your engagement. You two make such a beautiful couple and the few times that we have all been together this past year, it was easy for me to see how perfect you are for each other. I wish you both the best. I also wanted to let you know that I have always considered you, Sonny, and Andy like younger brothers to me thru Pete and our times in Syosset and Michigan. Pete keeps me updated on how you are doing. I think about Laurence every day and as an older sibling I know how proud he must be of you. You have so much to be proud of and you should always know that. I can vividly remember being at Sammy parties when you were a freshman and seeing you and your brother having a 'grand old time' together. Laurence always had a look of pride when he was with you. He always wanted everyone to know you were his 'little brother.' Every night I give Ethan 4 extra kisses good night... I think of your brother, Scotty, Greg, and Zep and what amazing people they were. I only hope Ethan grows up to live a life with as much meaning and love as they all did. Love, Missy
June 7th, 2002
Michele Hallivis - ny
Larry, I think of you everyday.( I could just imagine your come back line, so what do you think of me?) I miss your sense of unconrolled happiness, your big hugs, your crazy e-mails, watching you use your napkin, you harrassing every waiter by making them repeat the menu, your excitement that you can eat steak and dessert on the Atkins diet, your freckle on your lip, and most of all your heart. May you rest in Peace. love Michele
June 6th, 2002
Rob Lepler - Ann Arbor, Michigan and New Hudson, Michigan
Larry, I just found out last nite (June 6th) that you were lost on 9/11 when I read an obit for Scott Weingard in The Dividend (which is a publication of the U of M Business School) and it mentioned your name as part of the memorial fund. Until now, I hadn't known anyone personally that was lost that day. I am now angered more than ever at the events of 9/11. I jumped on-line immediately to find articles on Newsday and the NY Times about you, and then this website. Seeing the names of all the familiar people from high school that have written is such a tribute to the great, fun-loving, outgoing person that you were. To all of you back in New York that I knew years ago, that were friends of Larry, you have my deepest sympathies for losing such a great friend. I knew many of you for alot of years and I am sure this has been devastating. Thank you for making sure Larry is not forgotten. It's too bad I didn't run into you more around U of Michigan campus when you were here - it was once a year at the most. I also remember running into you in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel one Friday nite in December 1998 while I was in town for one of my very infrequent visits back to New York. I am honored to have known you all the way back to Thompson Junior High School, but my best memories of you are from Mrs. Horowitz's chemistry class junior year in high school. You were the class clown....you brought home good grades so you could get away with the funny stuff! I remember you taking the heavy metal base from the chemistry apparatus and throwing it to the back of the room while Mrs. Horowitz was writing on the blackboard; the noise of the metal clanging to the floor always startled the crap out of her and got an awesome laugh from the whole class.....And I remember you and Larry Spielman with the constant 'Dooorrriii!!'.... I read about you and Marni in the Newsday article and I had no idea that you guys had been back together. Marni, I feel so sorry for you. I have known you since Willits Elementary and I can imagine what you must have gone through/be going through. My best to you and your family. Peace and Go-Blue, Rob Lepler
June 5th, 2002
Corey D Bell - Woodbury NY
thinking of you everyday , in our hearts forever
June 2nd, 2002
Jennifer Fishman - NY, NY
I know I haven't written in a while, but I really wanted to say hi. We were out on the 'LP' this weekend and had such a great time. It was a picture perfect day out on the water and the only thing missing was you (although we know you were there in spirit). It made me smile just thinking about you and I just wanted to remind you how much you are missed every day. Love, Jen
June 1st, 2002
Gary - NYC
Its Saturday morning and am blasting Bruce Springsteen songs. Am thinking about the time when the Born In The USA album debuted. You would come over and we would play the album over and over again. I distinctly remember you lauging and smiling when I would sing the song 'I'm Going Down'. Just thinking about the glory days. Love you kid and miss you so much. It will never be the same.
May 30th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island N.Y.
You will always be remebered. We think about you all the time. miss you tons
May 30th, 2002
Jessica Teplitz - New York, New York
Hey Larry. I just wanted to tell you that I think about you everyday and miss you! Jess
May 30th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - NYC
We miss you more than you'll ever know! DP
May 30th, 2002
Mazor
We are always thinking of you. Miss you buddy we will never forget Thanks for all those good times you still put a smile on my face
May 29th, 2002
Aaron Bell - Woodbury NY
Dear lp, Hi its Aaron Bell,i,m going to camp Equinunk [CE]for the first time ever.i wish you can come back Love Aaron Bell
May 28th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
May 28th, 2002
peter, stephanie and clay lerner - ny ny
Laurence, you know, we have been meaning to tell you that a few months ago, your little cousin Clay, who is almost 2 now, got a really cute stuffed animal bear from a friend of ours. The bear has this big smile and coloring similar to you.....since little clay never really got to know you, we have named the bear 'cousin larry bear' and he knows it as such..... A small way for him to get to know and remember you. --Love and Peace, Peter, Stephanie and Clay
May 28th, 2002
Lauren Raynor - West Orange, NJ
Hi, I am new to this site, Laurence & I were at Michigan together (I was Lauren Cahn in those days) This is a really incredible website and I wanted to thank those responsible for creating and maintaining it. My heart goes out to his family, friends and girlfriend, for having to live with this huge void that Larry left. I know something about this, my husband and fellow U of M 1990 grad, Greg Raynor, died unexpectedly at age 31 in December 1999 from a fatal asthma attack. We were all stunned at his way too early departure, and like Laurence, he had a life of adventure to remember him by. I was six months pregnant when he died after six years of marriage and another six years of dating. It's been a long road but our beautiful daughter Sara - who is 2 now - and I are doing ok. You can check out the website we made in honor of Greg at www.raynorshine.com Some things get better and easier but you never forget. I will never forget Laurence. Although obviously we fell out of touch, I have many fond memories from college & New YOrk City. Love, Lauren Cahn Raynor
May 27th, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
Hey LP, Missed you this weekend although it felt like you were really here. I put my boat in the water on Friday. It is appropriately named 'LP'. Make sure you keep her afloat, OK. Love ya, Adam
May 25th, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
Memorial Day..........every day is Memorial Day when a major part of your life and soul has been stolen from you. Denial is not a river in Egypt. We miss you desparately! POPS
May 24th, 2002
jeffrey anikstein
Laurence I think of you every day. 'I still can not believe it.' I miss you! See you in my dreams. Jeffrey
May 21st, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
We are always thinking of you. XOXOXO...Jamie, Steven, Max, Ian and Sydney
May 14th, 2002
andy sale - ny, ny
LP, i'm sorry it's taken me so long to actually write something here - it's just so damn sad every time i go to your site and the last thing i want to do is cry even more. it's ironic that someone who i only remember making me laugh can make me so upset. nonetheless, here i am to share a couple of thoughts and a story... first LP, i want to tell you that your presence is felt in so many ways - not just from DP and your family - but from so many of your friends. Jon Semon, John Law, Adam Silverman, and so many others who i have become closer with since september 11 - they always display the aura of LP and it brings a smile to my face. second, i want to share a story that jon semon/sticky reminded me of recently. around 1997, DP, kauf, myself and one other were heading to Atlantic City - we were going to gamble and see Sugar Ray fight for the last time. kauf got us set up with a suite, a limo and four front row seats to see the fight. at the last minute, you and jon semon said that you were going to meet us there. sure enough, you and jon appeared in the suite for some cocktails before the fight. shortly after, a few of us (the ones with tickets) went down to watch the fight. at the time, we felt bad because you and jon didn't have tickets - but that didn't last long. as the fight ended early, we looked up in the ring to see the fighters, their respective cornemen, the referee, the woman who had been carrying the cards indicating the rounds, and, not too far behind her, was you - LP, actually walking around INSIDE THE RING (the only guy with better seats than us) as if you belonged in there. you even picked up the rope to let Sugar duck out of the ring after the fight (a nice touch). we were all falling over laughing but you somehow knew how to keep a straight face in the ring and, when nobody was looking, throw a wink in our direction. i always think of that story when people are talk about you. i know this has been said in so many ways but you truly you epitomized 'fun' for so many of us. you showed me in particular how to look at the light side of things and how to live life in the moment. i will always miss that smiling greeting 'hey and' that you used to give me every time i saw you. i miss you LP...
May 12th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island N.Y.
I just brought my son Jacob home from the hospital Monday and if grows up to accomplish half of what you have done in 32 years I know I did my job as a mother. On this day Mothers Day I honor you as being an inspiration to my son although he will never meet you he will know what an incredible person you were. You will live on threw all. Thinking of your family always. miss you tons!!!
May 11th, 2002
Gary and Tammie - NYC
Hey LP, Tonight me and Tammie decided to do something LPish , so we crashed a wedding at the University Club. It was not Michael Douglas's but it was a start. Julie was a beautiful bride and Craig a great groom. The food was delicious, especially the Crab legs and shrimp. You would be very proud. Like your Mom just mentioned although you are no longer here in a physical presence you are most certainly with us in spirit and within our hearts. Everybody who reads this will perform an LPism (an act performed on behalf of Laurence Polatsch, an act in which the individual says 'What would LP do') to keep your legacy alive. It felt great and we had a great time! There will be plenty of more LPism. I promise you that. We miss you too much and always think of you. Love ya kid, G and T
May 11th, 2002
mom - Brookville,N.Y.
Dear Laurence, Tomorrow will be the first Mother's Day without you, my beloved son. This song was written by a mother who lost her child. If I could write, these would be my words. 'In my dreams you are alive and well, precious child, precious child. In my mind I see you clear as a bell, precious child, precious child. In my soul there is a hole that can never be filled, but in my heart there is hope,'cause you are with me still. In my heart you live on, always there, never gone, precious child, precious child. You left too soon. Though it may be true that we're apart, you will live forever in my heart. In my plans I was the first to leave, precious child, precious child, but in this world I was left to grieve, precious child, my precious child. In my soul there is a hole that can never be filled, but in my heart there is hope and you are with me still. In my heart you live on, always there, never gone,precious child, precious child, you left too soon. Though it may be true that we're apart, you will live forever in my heart. God knows I want to hold you, see you, touch you and maybe there's a heaven and some day I will again. Please know you're not forgotten until then. In my heart you,re always there, never gone,precious child, precious child. You left too soon. Though it may be true that we're apart, YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER IN MY HEART.' I love you oh so much! Mom
May 10th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Lutero, We will be thinking of you and your family on Mother's Day. We miss you... XOXO...Jamie, Steven, Max, Ian and Sydney
May 9th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - NYC
My parents and I just wanted to thank everyone who came to TJ Whitney's last night for Happy Hour. It was a great turnout. We had a great time and are looking foward to seeing you all soon. DP
May 8th, 2002
Howie Merkrebs - Jericho, NY
Larry, I broke your chops for years after our Bower & Gardner days because we never got together as often as we would have liked. Now you've left. Stephanie will always remember watching the videotape of the Entertainment Tonight interview regarding Miss Roberts!! Of course,Lisa and I got quite a kick out of it as well! Thanks for introducing me to Angelo & Maxie's. By the way, your brother (who I have only met via e mail, is quite a guy. Your parents have a lot to be proud of!
May 7th, 2002
Bonnie Mazor - Boca Raton, FL
LP, We are always thinking of you. I wish my kids got a chance to know you. They would have loved you. You are missed more than you could have possibly imagined...
May 5th, 2002
Bryan Schwartzman - Bayside, New York
I have been meaning to share this on the website for a while. I can't stop thinking about that ride LP gave me in his shinning Porsch after our family's Passover Seder in April 2001. Thanks LP for what undoutably will be the best car ride of my life and the closest I'll ever get to the Daytona 500. Cousin Bryan Remembering How to Breath By Bryan Schwartzman For Larry Polatsch I did not know you as well As I would have liked But if I search through My web of memories I find gems that light the path Leading to the childhood and the time When I worshipped my big cousins I soared through the air like an arrow When you and Danny would toss me over Grandma Rose’s white marble floor Towards her living room couch I watched your movements from the back seat When, armed with a learners permit and car keys You drove us to the Big Foot Ice Cream shop Near grandma’s house in Florida Where my chocolate Sunday would drip on my fingers As I stood on a chair, looking over your shoulder As you mastered the intricacies of Ms. Packman But our last drive is draped across my mind Like an American flag hanging proudly From a wounded building In your new Porsche we blazed like a comet, Weaving in and out of traffic on the LIE You talked about your promotion at Cantor Fitzgerald About nights out entertaining clients I realized how far we had come since Big Foot All your life you took deep, thick breaths Not simply the kinds of breaths Which brings oxygen to the blood Which sustains the body from one day to the next When your lungs expanded and contracted You could take in everything Try every wine, tell every joke, and attempt any prank You were a chemist, you could extract The humor, the kindness that existed in the atmosphere Of a room and you could hone it, exhale it And make it your own When the blood clotted in your lungs You did not quite breathing Others may have gasped in fear, While your lungs expanded slowly, painfully You did not settle for ordinary breath Grey ash has permeated the autumn sky Workers sift endlessly through unrecognizable Piles of rubble The nation, is fearful to take its next breath For me writing is an act of breathing But since September 11th I have been fearful To put words down on paper But I think of you, listening for your voice Trying to hear what you would say Trying to remember how to breathe
May 2nd, 2002
David Bodian - dix hills, ny
I come here often and cry - but always leave feeling better. You always made everyone feel better about everything. Recently Danny did something for my father that had the unmistakable combination of thoughtfulness, surprise, generosity and panache that was your trademark - you live on in him and many others.
April 29th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - NYC
LP, I hope everyone knows that I only know how to make three drinks: (1) Beer (2) Vodka/soda (3) Light Beer Hey Now! DP I guess I can poor a glass of wine also!
April 29th, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
On Wednesday May 8, 2002 Jon Semon, John Law, Danny Polatsch and Diane Mollica will be guest bartending at TG Whitneys from 6:30-10:30. This happy hour is in honor of Larry Polatsch. There will be a $5-$10 cover charge at the door which is a donation made to Larrys' Charity. In addition, all of the tips received by the guest bartenders will be donated to the charity. Please forward this email to anyone who you might think will be interested in attending as this is open to everyone. I look foward to seeing everyone there. TG Whitneys 244 East 53rd Street 212-888-5772
April 29th, 2002
Mike Smith - New York, NY
LP, Spoke to your brother this weekend and it made me think of you. I'm sure you remember the party in the hamptons when we starting our 'theriouthly' joke. We certainly knew how to ruin a good joke. Danny used to make fun of us for using it all the time. I think every time we saw each other since that party (which must've been in 1994 or 95) we started every conversation with 'tho, theriouthly'. I'm glad we had that joke between us and I'm glad I'll never forget it - because everytime I think of it, it puts a smile on my face. Well, actually it puts a thmile on my face. Miss you. -Thmitty.
April 28th, 2002
Camrin Crisci - New York, NY
Hi Larry, Even though we never met, I just wanted to tell you that I think of you and your family a lot. From the perspective of one of Betsy's friends, I know that you Polatsch boys are amazing and I definitely missed out by not getting to know you! Love, Cami
April 28th, 2002
Jeffrey Anikstein - NYC
Laurence, I have some great news to tell you. I wonder if you all ready know?? Felice is pregnant with number two! Wish you were here to congratulate me with a Polatsch bear hug. I miss you. See you in my dreams.
April 28th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - NYC
LP, I went to a memorial service in Oyster Bay today that they were having for 9-11 victims who were from the Oyster Bay area. They are dedicating/planting two trees in your honor in Roosevelt Park. It rained throughout the day and the person that ran the service said that it was Gods tears. I agree! We miss you more than ever. DP
April 26th, 2002
Gary Bell - NYC
Just got back from dinner at Gotham Bar and Grill with Tammie. She was egging me on to use the Zagat Survey business card you gave me. I thought about it for a second but chickened out. Only one man can pull off that feat and that is you, LP. I'll have to live vicariously through you on that one. I miss you too much. Love ya kid, GB
April 24th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island N.Y.
Just stopped by to catch up on all the comments peolpe have written. Miss you greatly and will continue to think about you every day.
April 23rd, 2002
Ross A. Levy-Tovar - Delray Beach, FL
Polatsch, I was abroad on 9/11 and saw the CNN coverage from the reports of the first crash until the whole complex came down. It was the most surreal morning ever. Dave Cohen called me in Santo Domingo and told me that you were missing, and I couldn't get my mind completely around the idea. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -You, who always had the biggest smile, the heartiest laugh, and the best attitude - how could this world have lost you? I hadn't seen you since a few years after SHS, but your essence still shone bright in my heart and mind. - - - - - It's now that I'm back in the States and finally reached out to contact the old Syosset crowd that JT led me to this amazing living memorial to you. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I'm so glad you continued to live the way you did - so glad you touched so many in so many ways. When DC told me that you were missing I flashed back to JZ's Bar-Mitzvah where I was intensely blitzed, and remembered that it was your Dad who brought us home. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Now you're home, at peace god-willing, and home within all of those whose lives you've touched. Polatsch, you've always been and will continue to be one of the best!!! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Peace be with you my friend..................................................RALT
April 22nd, 2002
tracy thaler (schwartz) - long island
I've been sitting downstairs now for about 2 hours reading every letter that was written. My kids came downstairs only to find me crying. When they asked me why i was so upset i tried to explain to them about this wonderful man who was in heaven now because of September 11. My son, who turned 5 on September 11, is afraid to have another birthday because of how scared he was on his last one. I haven't seen Larry since high school but i find myself thinking about him so often. I remember him always being so happy. I guess he knew about all the people in his life that loved him. My heart goes out to his family and all of his friends. I can only hope that time heals your hearts. With love, Tracy Thaler
April 17th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Lutero, Tonight I was cleaning out a cabinet and I came across pictures from Israel. It was about nine years ago when we met there unexpectedly. You had a typical L.P. grin on your face. I will send your family a copy of the pictures. We miss you so much. We still can't believe all this has really happened. Rest in peace. XOXO...Jamie
April 17th, 2002
Mazor - Boca
Miss you buddy thinking about you all the time and as always it ends with a smile you have been and always will be an inspiration to all of us La Chica
April 17th, 2002
Jon Semon
Yesterday I was walking home from work with a friend and all of a sudden I passed this woman and her dog and I could not stop laughing. When she asked me what was so funny, I told her that every time my friend LP would pass a good looking woman with a dog he would say to her either 'So Cute', 'Beautiful', 'Gorgeous' or 'Stunning' 9 out of 10 times she would say 'Thank You' and then LP would always say, 'The dogs not bad either' and 9 out of 10 times the women would smile and laugh. You were one of kind
April 12th, 2002
Richard J. Dalton Jr. - Huntington Station
Every since I interviewed Larry's parents, a cousin, his brother and girlfriend, I've been thinking about him and his loved ones, even though I've never met any of you. As a reporter, I am supposed to objectively report a story -- remain detached. But the stories I heard about Larry were tugging my heartstrings. I think Larry's life touched readers as well. When I would tell people I was writing about victims of the World Trade Center tragedy, everyone seemed to remember 'the guy who crashed Catherine Zeta-Jones' wedding.' Larry's story was one of the more uplifting stories I wrote about the victims of Sept. 11. It might sound strange that an obituary would be uplifting. But it was refreshing to hear about someone who had lived life so fully: crashing celebrity wedding and asking out superstars on dates. Danny summed it up: 'He lived his entire life as if each day was really his last day. It's as if he knew that his life was going to end early because he packed in so much in 32 years.' Larry's life lives on in the minds and memories of more people than you can imagine. --Richard J. Dalton Jr.
April 12th, 2002
ROBERT SCHWARTZMAN - Bayside NY
Larry, I miss your great smile,and everything about you.Thanks for letting me drive your car,even though you were very nervous when I changed gears...It was fun........ Love, Uncle Robert
April 9th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
When my problems seem SO huge...I think of you and what your family is going through. It changes everything for me.
April 7th, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
So tonight was Guppy and Odie's wedding. Although it was great to see them get married, it wasn't the same without you there. I went up to play the drums during the reception but is wasn't the same. I always had you by my side (especially while trying to act like I could play the drums - somehow it always sounded better with your beat overiding mine). We missed you tonight my friend!!!
April 6th, 2002
Jeffrey Anikstein - NYC
Laurence, So I'm siting in the dentist chair with the suction tube hanging out of my mouth, the dentist is poking and stabing my gums and she says, who did your braces? I'm thinking, as the drool is pooling up in my mouth, what's his name? I couldn't remember. All I could remember is him saying 'see you in a months time'. Finally it came to me, Elliot Gesner. I can't forget how you and I used to imitate him and all of the other interesting characters in our lives. Wish I could see you in a months time. I miss you. See you in my dreams.
April 5th, 2002
Richard Fischer - New York, N.Y.
LP, Odellia and I are getting married tomorrow night. While it is the most exciting time in my life, a day doesn't pass where you are not in our hearts, prayers and thoughts. Last night we were talking about when I asked you to be in my wedding party at Blue Elephant. You had invited us to meet you to see your new haircut and when I asked you to be at my side on my wedding night you were so excited you hugged me and knocked half the drinks off the bar. I never replaced your spot in the wedding party and I know you will be there tomorrow night in spirit and looking down, probably laughing a Jon stumbing down the aisle as a fellow groomsman,and sharing this special night with us. We love you any miss you Hollywood. Love, Guppy and Odellia
April 2nd, 2002
Gary Bell - NYC
Oh man do I miss you. Life is not the same and will never be the same without you. I was walking the other day and seriously thinking that this has been a dream, that I'd see you in Starbucks reading the New York Times or that I was meeting you at Angelo Maxie's, or that I get a message from you speaking to me in Spanish. What can I say, 'Life is not fair'. I regret many things. One of them is not spending enough time with you this past summer. LP I know because of this regret, I and so many of the people you have come across will have less regrets in their lives. Unfortunately that does nothing to allay the pain I have of you not being here, but it makes me appreciate life a lot more. Love ya kid and looking forward to seeing you tonight in my dreams. LA CHICA. EL AUTOBUS
March 31st, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
We've seen the light memorial, several times, from several different view points. The lights appear to be a bridge to the heavens. All the people that care for you wish that they can cross those bridges and see your big smile, once again. When the lights are darkened, we will all still dream about you, and what a wonderful person you were and are. We love you. Rest in peace. Pops
March 29th, 2002
Laurie Freiman Abbey - Raleigh, North Carolina
Larr- I dreamed of you the other night. You were working so hard preparing a meal in the biggest kitchen I have ever seen. I told you to stop working so hard, that you should rest so that you could get better. You looked at me (with amusement, of course) lifted one eyebrow and said 'Don't worry,' and then you pointed to this man in the corner (who looked kind of like Nathan Lane)'He's taking care of me now.' I spoke to Alyssa the other night. We had not been in touch for some time but, because of you, we got back in contact with each other. See, the effect you have on people just keeps on going..... Always talking about you - Love Laurie
March 29th, 2002
James Hale - NY, NY
LP, Happy Passover to you and the Polatsch family.
March 29th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - New York, NY
LP, Happy Passover. I had an extra glass of Manishevitz (or two) for you! We all missed you. DP
March 28th, 2002
Peter Stephanie and Clay Lerner
Lawrence: We just wanted to let you know that every time we cross the river from brooklyn into the big city and every time we look out and see those lights shining from the sky, we think about you and how much we miss you and wish that you could see how big you little cousin Clay has gotten (he is quite the HAM, which we know you would have loved)....so sorry we were unable to be at the gravesite for the service, as Im sure your mother told you, we were out of town. With love and PEACE always --Peter, stephanie and Clay.
March 28th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island N.Y.
Happy Passover
March 27th, 2002
XOXO
HAPPY PASSOVER
March 27th, 2002
Jamie, Steven, Max, Ian and Sydney Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Happy Passover.
March 26th, 2002
Ric Cascio - San Francisco, CA
Hello and greetings to LP's family. I just learned about him and his tragic death from a dear friend of his, Neil Koren, formerly of New York City and now a successful attorney at the law firm at which I work. I am SO DEEPLY MOVED by how much LP was loved and can only imagine how much he is now missed. I wish I could have known him. I also loved hearing Neil tell of his many 'antics.' What a comedian he must have been. May you all have a peaceful and happy life. Ric
March 25th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep. If I knew that it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and a kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I would hear your voice lift up in praise, I would video tape each action and word so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say 'I love you', instead of assuming you would know I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well I'm sure you have so many more, so I can let this one slip away. For surely there is always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right. There will always be another day to say I love you, and certainly there is another chance to say anything I can do? But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike. And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you are waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day that you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug or a kiss. You were to busy to grant someone what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today and whisper in their ear. Tell them how much you love them and that you will always hold them dear. Take time to say I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you or it's o.k. And if tomorrow never comes, you will have no regrets about today. Always thinking about you L.P.
March 25th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - New York, NY
LP, I look at the WTC lights every single night. I can see them from my apartment. They lead right up to heaven. I watched the Academy Awards last night and know that you were probaby crashing that party also. Dad, Iris, Betsy and I also ate at one of your old school favorite restaurants last night - La Parma. You can probably still smell my garlic breath from where every you are. We miss you so much. DP
March 18th, 2002
Julie Seibold - Ridgewood, New Jersey
Hi Larry, One of my favorite memories of you is right after I had my first child. You asked me and my sister(Laurie Freiman) if you could take my daughter out in her stroller around the upper East side. You thought that a newborn would be a good way to meet girls!!!! We miss you and think of you often. Love, Julie Seibold
March 17th, 2002
Vince Tobia - Williamsville NY
LP-I had a few toasts to you last night, told some stories about you last night. We all laughed. We miss you. Vinnie
March 15th, 2002
Jane Schwartzman - Bayside,NY
Liza wont have all the a-list at her wedding.Who'll take the pictures? With love, Aunt Jane
March 14th, 2002
Dan Mathews - Syracuse, New York
LP, not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I miss you pal. I always looked forward to seeing you again. Someday I will. Take care. Dan
March 13th, 2002
Harris Silver - New York
Although we hardly had contact over the past few years, not a day goes by where I don't think about you. You are missed tremendously.
March 13th, 2002
Keith Duffy - Harriman, NY
Larry, Its hard to believe its been six months. The days are not the same without hearing you speaking at 100 words per minute. The laughs we had constantly remind me of the times we had in 4+ years of Speaking to one another. We miss you so much. I met your family and friends at Dylan Prime 2 weeks ago. It was great to meet everyone and share our stories about you. You are missed by us dearly. Your Pal, Keith
March 12th, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
Six months without your big smile. Without your wit,your humor,your generosity,your courage,your anxieties,your schemes,your Prada and Polo,your martinis,your diet-du-jour,your White Castle, your Restaurant Daniel,your expensive shoes and 15 year old T-shirts,your white teeth,your buzz-cut,your music,your Jerky Boys,your Sony Play Station,your willingness to help any body do any thing,. and your multitude of friends...... They say time will heal wounds. Six months has done nothing to close the agonizing and painful void you have left in so many lives. Those of us that knew you, are desparate in our need to see you and laugh with you again. The pain is tangible and ever-present. They showed us your building - burning and falling - again. That did little to comfort those of us who cry and smile, at the same time, while missing you...painfully. They are shining lights up into the heavens, from your real grave-site. Know that the lights are showing the way for our love to follow. Be in a better place. Be there, with that big smile, and one raised eye brow, when we get there. That will make our journeys easier to bear...Knowing that we'll see you, again! Rest in Peace POPS
March 11th, 2002
Jenn Pacht- Goodman - NYC,N.Y.
Laurence, We think about you often...and when we do, talk about you and your incredible spirit and love for life. You are missed by everyone who ever had the honor and pleasure of knowing you... Thinking of you your family, especially today... Jenn and Eddie Goodman
March 11th, 2002
Corey D Bell - woodbury ny
LP six months of thinking of you every day , there will be a tear in my eye every day for the rest of my life.
March 11th, 2002
Michele Hallivis - new york
LP, I can not believe that you are gone for six months. They may have taken your body, but your soul lives on in all of us who loved you. The other night I crashed some big media event. You would have been so proud of me. I used some of your old tactics but I still could never match your skills. I walked up to Harrison Ford and used one of your lines . He had no idea who I was but I convinced him that he knew me. I walked in fromt of every celebrity while they were getting their picture taken in memory of you. One photograper even yelled at me to get out of the way. I wish you could have been there in your tux, with you smile, drink in hand , harrasing everyone with me. Hollywood is not the same with out you. Take care of all who passed along side you , if anyone could make the journey easier it is you. Michele
March 11th, 2002
The Mazors - Boca Raton, FL
We are thinking of you and your family all the time. Especially today. You are all always in our thoughts. We miss you today and everday.
March 11th, 2002
Michele Hallivis - new york
LP, I can not believe that you are gone for six months. They may have taken your body, but your soul lives on in all of us who loved you. The other night I crashed some big media event. You would have been so proud of me. I used some of your old tactics but I still could never match your skills. I walked up to Harrison Ford and used one of your lines . He had no idea who I was but I convinced him that he knew me. I walked in fromt of every celebrity while they were getting their picture taken in memory of you. One photograper even yelled at me to get out of the way. I wish you could have been there in your tux, with you smile, drink in hand , harrasing everyone with me. Hollywood is not the same with out you. Take care of all who passed along side you , if anyone could make the journey easier it is you. Michele
March 11th, 2002
Darren Ross - NY, NY
LP, This morning, on my way to work, shortly before 8:46, I walked by the six month memorial at Battery Park. It was Bloomberg and Pataki and some others standing out in the cold trying to say inspirational things. The news reporters from all over the world were all doing the same report on how well the city has recovered. So I stayed there to make sure someone was there thinking about you and Scotty and what a tragedy it is that you are not with us, and that how you were lost or how well strangers responded to that does not make it any less of a tragedy for any of us who knew you. Darren ------- P.S. I tried to get on TV so I could say your name but they wanted to interview the fireman first and there was only so long I was going to wait around freezing my cojones off since it was about 10 degrees with the wind coming off the harbor.
March 11th, 2002
Danny Polatsch
LP, I can't believe it has been six months since we have spoken. Sometimes it feels more like six years and other times it feels like six minutes. I think about you every minute and pray that you are in a great place now. I know you are watching after Mom, Dad, and I. So am I. You are the best brother anyone could have asked for. I learned more from you in 30 years than most siblings do throughout a lifetime. You will always, and I mean always, be with me. Your best friend and brother, DP Look after Scotty for me.
March 11th, 2002
Odie - NYC
LP, Its is difficult to believe that it has been 6 months since 9/11. The media has replayed that morning today...we only wish it could bring you back. You are deeply missed by your friends and family. Odie
March 11th, 2002
Tracy Bell - New York
Laurence, I can't believe it's six month already..I Just wanted to let you know I am always thinking of you. Love, Tracy
March 11th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
WOW...six months... The Eckstein's are always thinking of you.
March 11th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island N.Y.
WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU !!!!
March 8th, 2002
Ronny Bell - seattle, WA
errlaarry, I woke up this morning and decided that i'm going to do something LPish. I'm not sure what it will be, maybe just smile when i don't want to, or maybe just going out tonight even though i'm tired. Whatever it is, thanks for inspiring me. Your friend, RB
March 4th, 2002
aaron bell - ny
and one more thing, i miss alot. remember all our memerious together.
March 4th, 2002
aaron bell - ny
hi its aaron i am going to camp Equinuk. i,m sorry what happend to you on september 11th
March 4th, 2002
Saul Rosenthal - New York, NY
LP, Very sorry I missed you Friday night, I was really looking forward to it. I heard your spirit was live and well at Dylan Prime - I'm looking forward to seeing Semon's creedo memorializing the evening. Miss you pal, Saul
March 3rd, 2002
The Polatsch Family - New York
To the many friends of LP, The dedicated and devoted workers at Ground Zero discovered remains that were recently identified by DNA testing as LP. We chose to have a small private burial today, which was beautiful. Everyone is welcome to visit him at the Mount Golda Cemetery: 500 Old Country Road, Huntington Station, N.Y (631) 427-2577 LP’s Family Directions: Northern Parkway to Exit 40S (Rte. 110). Make first Left turn off Rte. 110, which is Old Country Road, going East. The cemetery is 2.3 miles, on the Right. Once in the cemetery, follow the main road straight back to the turn-around. LP is buried at the one o'clock position at the top of the circle. You can't miss it {he would have wanted that}!
March 3rd, 2002
M Finkelstein - Boca Raton FL
Our family is thinking of you .We saw your mom out eating in town.We love you and miss you.Say hello to Darren Miller for us, another life taken in his prime.
March 3rd, 2002
jeffrey anikstein - NY NY
Laurence, I've got to tell you that life just isn't the same with out you around. I miss all of the little Polatschisms and the 'tooling' that you came up with. I miss your big smile and the bear hug you give when we havn't seen each other for awhile. See you in my dreams.
March 3rd, 2002
Michele Hallivis - NY
LA, I think about you often, but most importantly I think about this void in all of our lives now that you are gone. You had a gift of teaching people how to love, to believe in the unthinkable, to make a joke about the worst situation, to turn tears or sadness into smiles. I saw you in my dream the other night. You were back in college wearing a football jersey , joking around throwing water on everyone. A friend of mine analyzed the dream and told me that the water was the serenity and peace that you gave to everyone. You were smiling and happy and i know that you are in a better place. Michele
March 2nd, 2002
Kim Woodworth - kings park, ny
Laurence, it is still a shock to me that you are gone. On the 11th I was on the phone all day trying to track down people I knew and people who might have been in the city that day, and just when I thought it was safe to answer the phone, Dawn Suesser called me with the news. She is a patient of your dads and gave birth to her second son on September 13th. We sat at the hospital and talked about you and still do, and it still has not sunk in. I see the messages from Marni and Saul and Gary and Jeff and Adam and my heart just breaks. You were a great guy and I am very glad that I found a place where I could say this. You will be missed.
March 1st, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Laurence, It is around midnight and I just wanted to let you know that tonight was amazing. I am sure that you know that because you were in the restaurant with us. Your family and your friends love you and we all miss you so much. We love being together so that we can remember you and your love of life. Take care of yourself and know that everyone is thinking about you all of the time. Hugs and kisses...Jamie
March 1st, 2002
James Hale - NY, NY
LP, It's J Hale, and I just wanted to let you and all your friends know about me getting my head kicked in. I'm having a Scott Weingard/Larry Polatsch Charity Boxing Fight at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn on March 29th. It's amateur night at the club and I'll be getting in the ring with another heavyweight for three rounds. The only problem is that if I don't come out alive, I'm going to have to ask that the money raised goes to my memorial fund. Deal? Details to follow....
February 27th, 2002
Diane Mollica - New York, NY
Dear La, I still have a difficult time accepting that your physically not here. Work is not the same, I miss your 20 phonecalls everyday which made my days go some much faster and you always made me laugh and put a smile on my face. I don't have an A&M partner that could ever replace you; they have to meet at least one of the requirements (like.. passing out at the table from too many martinis before the entree comes...) La, I miss you so much and think of you every day. I know your somewhere in a better place smiling down at us. I'll never forget you. Tonight, I'm guest bartending with John Law and John Semon (at TGWhitneys) to celebrate what a great person you are. Wish me luck! Luv, Diane XOXOXO
February 26th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Hola Lutero... Once again, we thought of you while we were doing homework and we felt the need to say hello. We are all still having a lot of trouble with you not being around. We are always talking about you...what you were like and what you are doing now. It is very hard for us to understand. Just remember that we love you and are ALWAYS thinking of you and your family. Love, Hugs and Kisses... MAX, IAN and SYDNEY JAMIE and STEVEN
February 25th, 2002
Gary - NYC
LP. Had another dream about you last night. We were all in Florida and it was pouring and all the boys including myself were complaining about the weather. You on the other hand had the biggest cigar in your mouth with the biggest smile. Didn't know you liked cigars that much. Don't know where you are, but wherever that is, I know your smiling alot. Miss you alot. GB
February 24th, 2002
Hal Korin - New Brunswick, NJ
I finally spent some long overdue time with Danny and Betsy last night and as usual it was fantastic to see them, basking in the glow of the possibilities of their future together. Although I didn't know LP, I have had the privelege to be able to share countless memorable experiences over the years with Danny and the very special group of people from U of M that are his friends. Hearing about LP over the years and reading the incredible testimonies on this website, I feel as though I know him and share many of the same passions for living, just as Danny does. Being the same age as Danny with an older brother the same amount of years apart, I can relate and completely understand the strength of the bond between mutually supportive brothers. It is without question the most important relationship in my life and there is ample evidence that DP and LP share a similar bond that will last forever. May Larry continue to provide you with the guidance, support, and love that only brothers know. Peace, strength, health, and happiness to all who were touched! Hal PS - Thank you for this website - it is a source of perspective for all who visit and a fitting tribute to an obviously deserving person.
February 24th, 2002
Alan & Adele Joseph - Plainview, NY
We love you and miss you. You truly touched our lives and we will never forget you. (Go Giants!) Love, Alan & Adele
February 22nd, 2002
Brendon Weiss - NY,NY
I check back every now and again to read the stories but mostly to think about life. You are a truly special guy. We seldomely saw each other or spoke, but your face would light up every time you saw me, as if I was your best friend coming down the block. I was always glad to bump into you now and then because your smile and excitement were truly genuine. It is clear that you touched everyone in exactly the same way. You viewed everyone as a great friend, a true gift. A lesson for all to learn from. My thoughts are with you and your family more often than you would believe. Keep smiling.
February 21st, 2002
Adam - NY, NY
LP, I miss you!!!
February 19th, 2002
Jamie Schneider - Long Island N.Y
Laurence you are so amazing, I can't believe how many lives you have touched! I try to stop by the website daily to read what everybody writes but my computer was messed up for a few days, it is now fixed so I am finally able to catch up on all the messages people wrote. Keep smiling :) Miss you tons
February 18th, 2002
Meredith Haut - Rye Brook, NY
Dear Laurence, Every time I come to this website I try to think of what to say, but the blank page just mocks me! Today I am resolved to writing something useful. Here goes. We think of you and mention your name often. I feel lucky to have spent time with you. After schmoozing at some Calvin Klein party, I thought you were quite a 'player', but that summer I was so glad we knew each other better. You were funny and protective, a great confidante and someone for many people to look up to. I feel I owe you thanks for several things during that time - - some which you obviously know and some things you don’t. They include: 1. Great talks in a hammock that refused to stop flipping upside down. 2. Privately asking me if you looked okay every time you were done showering and getting dressed. And yes, in the sunlight you are a bit red-headed. 3. Giving me a bit of confidence when I needed it. 4. Staying with me when I had a headache and the music was blasting. You even ignored the little girls who came over to fight for your attention. Thank you. I'm sure it would have been a lot more fun to go crazy with everyone else. 5. For slowing down that boat when I pretended to be brave but was secretly scared and you knew it. 6. Helping me finish the book. 7. Helping me make a great life decision. 8. Telling my mom she was beautiful...then saying how beautiful your mom is. 9. Trips to Carvel. But most of all, 10. For just being you.... a great person who had an unusual knack for bringing out the best in people. The last memory I have is you jumping in the moonbounce with Benjamin. I am so thankful now I got to see you that day. But you were wrong about one thing: it is you who really has it all together. This website is a true testimony to the life and times of someone who made everyone laugh and feel confident they were in the right place to be when they were with you. You are a smile personified and I will never forget you. Love, Meredith P.S. I also remember bumping into you on your roller blades on Columbus Ave. As we got closer, you practically fell over and tried to play it off as some new move you were learning. I'm really sorry I laughed out loud, but you tried so hard to make it look planned. Keep the girls up there laughing.
February 13th, 2002
julie kaufmann - nyc
What a website!! Your friends and family are truly incredible, and in each of their comments is a reflection of you and all that you were. You are truly a legend - your stories have repeatedly brought me laughter, even though I only met you once. Congratulations to danny and betsy...they are perfect together and you must be very proud!
February 11th, 2002
Kim Winnick - NY, NY
Larry, This is probally Gary's favorite story of you. I remember watching the local news where they were doing a report in a deli on how important it was to eat fiber. Low and behold who's behind the reporter reaching for a box of fiber one cereal-you of course! He turned around to interview you, where you told him how much you just loved fiber. I thought it was so funny that I the called Gary to make sure he saw it too, Gary missed it. I remember asking him if you just followed these camera men around all day so you can get on T.V. His response was 'yes'. T.V is just not the same w/out you. I miss seeing your smiling face all around NYC. Kim
February 11th, 2002
howard horowitz
i heard only the other day about Larry. i did not know him well. we were in the same hamptons house together a couple of years ago. of all the people i met that summer (or for that matter any summer in the hamptons), Larry was one of the most outgoing, friendly, and sincere people i encountered. we did stay in touch a bit beyond the summer and i only wish i had gotten to know him better. i can see from this beautiful website tribute to him that i was only one of many who felt this way. i just thought that as a casual acquiantance i would add my own message to evidence how readily apparent his good heart and spirit were even to one who hardly knew him. howie
February 10th, 2002
Gary - NYC
LP, I just got back from Unversity of Michigan to see my cousin play hockey. It brought back alot of memories of you. I remember after your first semester you came over my house to pick me up. You were wearing this long overcoat and you looked like a real college boy. I was so proud of you. I also remember, I believe the first time I actually saw you on TV was that year. Michigan just won the Big Ten championship and there you were screaming 'Rose Bowl, Rose Bowl' in front of the TV camera. You would also tell me some great fraternity stories. One of them was when Danny came up to visit you when he was in high school and you set him up on a date at one of your fraternity events. How cool was that. Back with more memories later. Love ya and miss you kid. GB
February 8th, 2002
Samantha - Los Angeles, CA
What a remarkable young man (LP) and what a remarkable family and circle of friends he had. Your words about Laurence have brought him to life for the rest of the world. OBL and friends may have murdered our best, but our best will never be forgotten. We honor your son, brother, friend and we will continue to do so. LP, along with the other victims of 9/11, will always be remembered. As I read all of his stories, I kept remembering another special man who has the same qualities... we who have the opportunity to meet a Larry Polatsch just once in our lives are blessed forever. Thank you. God Bless. Life does go on but it will never be the same.
February 6th, 2002
Ronny Bell - Seattle, WA
errlaarry.
February 5th, 2002
Sydney Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
Dear Linda Polatsch, When I see you again I will give you a big hug! Love, Sydney
February 5th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
I have not written in a while. I just wanted to check in and say hello. We hope you are happy and are doing well. We miss you so much... Jamie and Co.
February 4th, 2002
Jeff - NY, NY
LP Though I have many fond memories of spending time with Danny (hofbrau, 919, drip/drop etc.)- most of the moments we shared were head to head conflicts in the House chugging championships. In defeat, your largess was evident - you were just happy to be there having fun with Danny and his friends - you didn't cry foul even though I had spilled at least a third of each brew over the side. In so many ways, you have set a great example for everyone to follow - fearlessness in pursuit of life and love. Best.
February 3rd, 2002
Danny Polatsch - NY, NY
LP, The Patriots beat the Rams with a last-second 48-yard field goal. You would have loved it. I miss you. DP PS - I hung out with Adibar last night.
February 1st, 2002
jeff moskowitz - l.i.,ny
LP, let me just say what a tribute this website is to your life and the memories we all have of you. When people ask me what you were like I tell them 'LP was the type of guy no one could ever say a negative thing about' - that kind of sums it up man. Reading all the tributes to your life from your friends and family will hopefully help your loved ones sleep a little better at night and bring a smile to their faces as it does mine when I think of all the great memories I have of you at U of M. Be good bud and keep smiling.
January 28th, 2002
Allyson Kaufman - Boca Raton, Florida
Dear Laurence, Even though we never met, I feel like I know you from all the stories my husband shares. I recently married Kauf and since that time, I feel truly blessed to know your family. I wish there was something to say or do for the many people whose lives you touched. I can promise that we will forever keep your spirit alive by finding the good in everything and always finding a way to laugh. With love always, Allyson
January 25th, 2002
Tammie Bell - NYC
Hi LP, It still seems so surreal. I feel like you are just away but will be back. I guess because I know you have a front row seat into all your family and friends' lives. You watch all of us and steer us in the right direction in life. Someone wrote on the site 'Only the Good Die Young' - how true that is. Everyday is a 'new years resolution' as I think of you and see how precious life is and how I want to live. I went to Boston to see Brenda and Patti. We reminisced 'Lover Larry' stories. I remember when you, Gary, Patti, and me went to Zarella's. The food was awful, the drinks were good and the conversation was even better. I remember feeling so happy that you guys hit it off. AHHH you're just so awesome. Just wanted to check in with you and show you I’m thinking of you more now than ever. I hope we are all giving you some great laughs up there. Love, Tammie
January 24th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, New Jersey
I LOVE THIS WEBSITE !!!!!
January 24th, 2002
David Fawer - New York, NY
eLPs- So like you to leave me with a gift - thank you for renewing my friendship with Peter Hyman. We've had a bunch of cocktails, toasts and laughs in your honor. Problem is, he really thinks he's the funniest guy in the room now (and he might be right). Mazel tov to you and the whole family on Danny's engagement. Nothing like a little nachas to start the new year (that a nice MLT, Mutton Lettuce and Tomato, especially when they slice the Mutton real lean....). Have fun storming the castle! O' si meng, dsf
January 24th, 2002
Scott Lifschultz - New York, NY
LP- We did not know each other that well, but I remember us hanging all summer in our Hamptons House years ago, and we would see each other throughout the city, even this summer at Chazal. You always had a big smile on your face and were very friendly to me, one of the 'good guys'. May you forever rest in peace. SL
January 24th, 2002
Gary Bell - New York, NY
Dear LP, I just want you to know that I have been thinking about you alot. I need you to know that I will always be thinking about you; today, tomorrow, next week, next year, next twenty years, next fifty years. You are my true inspiration to living life to its fullest. I know there are lots of ups and downs in life, but thinking about you my ups become higher and lows become not as bad. Like Jeff says, we will always see you in our dreams. I had a dream about you. Myself, Adam, Jeff, Michael, and your Father were just hanging out at Syosset High School. You had the biggest smile on your face, puffing away on a huge cigar. I look forward to tonights sleep, to hopefully see you again. By the way, you should be very proud of your bro, DP. He has done good; real good. I know your gleaming with that big smile looking over him and Betsy. I know it! Miss you and love ya kid. GB
January 23rd, 2002
Jeffrey Anikstein - NY NY
Laurence Today I got a phone call from Oliver Roach. I thought he said 'I'll have a Roach.' Something you would do. I miss you. Say hello to Dr. Merrideth for me. See you in my dreams. I
January 23rd, 2002
Tracy Silverman
Lardabar, I have been thinking about you so often....I am so excited for Danny & Betsey...Congrats and Mazal-Tov. Laurence, I just want you to know that I saw your Mom in Florida and she looks great. I hugged her so tight for the both of us. I just want you to know that I, as well as the Silverman family, have been thinking of you everyday. I am so happy that Linda now has such a wonderful event to plan. I miss you Laurence and please know you are spoken of so often in our family that your ears must be ringing all the time. Well, I just wanted to check in and I will be in touch soon Lardabar. Love always, Tracy
January 22nd, 2002
TRACY BELL - NEW YORK, NY
I JUST WANTED TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO DANNY & BETSY...I WISH YOU A LIFE TIME FILLED WITH LOVE HEALTH & HAPPINESS ALWAYS. I AM FOREVER THINKING OF LARRY & YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY LOVE, TRACY BELL
January 21st, 2002
Ronny Bell - Seattle, WA
LP, Connan O'brian got married in Seattle the other day and the news reports let everyone know it. My first thought was to crash the wedding, but i'm no LP. Whenever i'm challenged or in doubt of myself, i think of you and the way you lived your life. I may not be the person you were, but you influence me to live life to it's fullest. Thanks for your star, you help to make mine shine brighter. errrlarry. Everyone i know in Seattle, knows about you. Every one says the same thing when i tell them the stories you created with your guts and zest for life,'how special'. Thanks for leading the way. YOur friend, Ronny Bell
January 21st, 2002
THE ECKSTEIN FAMILY - LIVINGSTON, NEW JERSEY
Dear Laurence, We were in Vermont when we heard the amazing news about Danny and Betsy. We want to wish them a gigantic MAZEL TOV and a few hundred years of love, health and happiness. Your family and friends needed a dose of some happy and exciting news. Congrats to Linda and Buddy and The Mann's!! We think about YOU and your FAMILY everyday. WE MISS YOU !!!!! Love, Hugs and Kisses... JAMIE, STEVEN, MAX, IAN and SYDNEY
January 21st, 2002
Betsy Mann - New York, NY
LP-Obviously by now you know the amazing news, and the other night was absolutely incredible! I honestly can't believe what Danny was able to pull off right under my nose. Let me tell you, you would have been so proud. What made the night extra-special was that Danny proposed at the Four Seasons--remember when you put the cotton stuff on your face?? We couldn't stop talking about that! However, the only thing that could have made Friday night more perfect was if you had been there. But I know that you were looking over us, beaming, with such pride in your brother. I was so happy to know that Danny had told you he wanted to get engaged that night at Serafina. I was so looking forward to having you as my brother-in-law, and miss you now more than ever. Love always, Betsy
January 19th, 2002
Paula Pines - Florida and New York City
Dear Laurence, I finally am able to write something to you. You share so much love. The difference you have made in my son Gary and Tammies' lifes are immeasureable. You are a hero to Gary. I know a mother should not talk for her son, but I did. Laurence you are one of my heros too. Gary used to tell me stories about you and I grew to love you more and more. We have seen each other physically many times in your younger days and a few times in your adult life. But your curiosity of life, your sense of adventure, your being there for so many people-in fun as well as in times of need. Your sense of humor. Your friendships. (The memories of when you, Gary, Adam and Jeffrey were born within months of each other) I could go on and on. Your going for it, whatever it was. First as a kid with such fun and then as an adult with such assuredness and confidence. Going on to passing your law bar and becoming a lawyer and realizing that this was not what you wanted. (Even though my grandson, the lawyer sounds good) To selling suits and then you found your love of business in the money world. Some people never find what they love to do. And from what I understand from many, you loved what you were doing to make money. So weren't you lucky. But, money and career are only one small thing that makes you so special. Your love of life. WOW. You see , Laurence, I believe we are all brought here in this world to serve the human race with love and light. Your love and light could shine on the whole universe. You spirit is so connected to service; that anyone who knows you, whether physically or spiritually, can't help but bring, the LOVE they learned from you, to the world. And, boy, what the world needs now is Love sweet love. I know your physical body left us much, much too soon. But your connection to each of us in spirit is one of things that will change the world. I can't, nor will I, let your leaving your mother, Linda, your father, Buddy, your brother, Danny, my son, Gary and all your friends and family without learning something from this terrible tragedy. I have not, in my life, seen a spirit, as young as you, make a difference in so so many people's lifes. To Live life, to love life, to share life. TO SERVE. I love you and your spirit will always be with me. Thank you Laurence. With love, Paula-- P.S. Congratulations to Danny and Betsy and Linda and Buddy and all your family and friends on the new marriage. We are all lucky to have you in our lives.
January 19th, 2002
Bud, Iris,& Justine - Woodbury, N.Y.
Dearest Laurence, As you've already read, Dandibar finally listened to us, and did the right thing! You would have been very proud of him. His dramatic moment was as convoluted as some of your schemes and adventures. You taught him well. Betsy and Danny are a spectacular couple.... The have made the Manns, the Bodians, and the Polatschs all deleriously happy. We sure needed some good news for a change! Can you imagine their kids.....tall, thin, brilliant, and able to make sushi? Our entire immediate world misses you desparately! We long for that big mischievous grin and the ever-present smile. I guess we'll have to wait for the next life. We love you and miss you! POPS
January 19th, 2002
Jeffrey Anikstein - NY, NY
Laurence You keep visiting in my dreams. The other night you, Adam, Gary and I were having dinner with Bill Clinton up in Westchester. It was good to see you. I have no idea what the dream could mean. 'Can you believe it. I can not believe it.' Its true what they say 'only the good die young' I miss you. I'll see you in my dreams.
January 19th, 2002
VICKI BELL HIRSCHKORN - BOCA RATON
LAURENCE: I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES . ONE OF THE MEMORIES IS WHEN MY MOTHER LEFT US, WE WOULD EAT DINNER OVER YOUR HOUSE. IT WAS ALWAYS SO WARM AND FUN. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE CORN FRITTERS. THANK YOU FOR GIVING GARY GREAT STORIES FOR ME TO PASS ON. LOVE VICKI BELL HIRSCHKORN
January 19th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - NYC, NY
LP, Well LP I finally did it. I ASKED BETSY TO MARRY ME LAST NIGHT!!!!!! I remember telling you of my plans in early September. We went to Serafina's for Dinner and I told you that Bets was the one for me. You told me that I was crazy and I should have gotten engaged months ago. You were so happy for me. You have no idea how much that meant to me that day. I am so happy that you knew/know that this day was coming and I only wish you were here to celebrate it with us (even though I know you were with us). Mom/Dad/Marty/Iris/Justine/The Manns and all of your boys were there to celebrate with us. I miss you now more than ever. Yooooooo. Your bro, DP PS - I did it (the engagement) at the Four Seasons Restaurant where you took us about a year ago (pool side). PPSS - Bt the way, she said YES!!!!! (Hey now!)
January 19th, 2002
hillary, jaclyn, dena, schleider, cami, alison, leigh, lauren, and liz - New York, NY
Congratulations to Betsy and Danny! We are so excited for you two! Just seeing how happy you make each other lets us know that we will all be around to share many more happy occassions in the future. We all love you both and wish you a lifetime of health and happiness. Love,
January 19th, 2002
Jamie Schneider (Mazor) - LongIsland, N.Y.
Congrats to Betsy and Danny we wish you all the happiness in the world!!!!!!!!!
January 19th, 2002
Meryl, Michael, and Adam Mann - Great Neck, NY
Larry - We want to be the first to tell you that Betsy and Danny got engaged tonite!!!!! We all missed you tonite and know that you join us in wishing them the best! Love, The Manns
January 18th, 2002
Danny Polatsch - New York, NY
LP, Its Friday Night January 18th at 7:15 pm. I miss you so much. Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DP
January 18th, 2002
Jamie Schneider (Mazor) - Long Island N.Y.
Just stop by to read all the comments and to say hello.There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. You will never be forgotten!!!!!! miss you
January 18th, 2002
Michele Hallivis - ny
Larry, Recently a friend of mine called me all upset, and I could not figure out why she sounded so sad. This friend of mine had met someone that you had known from work and told a really speacial story about you to her. This guy said that he admired you so much and that you were a legend in the office. He mentioned that in all of the new trainning classes they showed your Entertainment Tonight story about Julia, to demonstrate that some bond brokers do have a personality. He told her that on the night before an important brokers exam he called you at midnight while you were in a bar probably sipping martini's. He said you left all of your friends on a saturday night to walk around his block forty times with him helping him learn all that he needed to pass the test. You were always there for everybody it never mattered where you were or what time it was. My friend had come with me to your memorial and heard all of the stories about you. She was sad because she never got to meet you , to know you, to laugh with you, or have a friend like you. She was actually mad at me for never introducing you to her. This story just made me realize what an impact you had, even on peole who never got to know you. I miss you everyday, you shall always live on in my heart. Rest in Peace. Michele
January 17th, 2002
Jason Port - Miami, FL
LP- We got to spend some time with DP and Betsy at Fry/Jen's wedding- it was a lot of fun- I've know your family for a very long time and wanted to tell you what a great person Danny is and how lucky he is to have learned from you!! Last time we saw each other was passing in NYC, and your smile and passion for life was so obvious- We will forever live life as you would- with a smile and enjoy it!!!! You will never be forgotten!!! Keep up with the jokes and keep us smiling :) Jason Port Portodog
January 17th, 2002
Marcy Lublin (Roberts) - formerly Merrick, currently Columbus, Ohio
Laurence (the name I always knew you as, even when my friends from Michigan called you Larry)- Though we hadn't spoken or seen each other in about 15 years, I wanted to let you know that I think about you and send my condolences to your family and friends. You were an obvious inspiration to all and are deeply missed. Though we only had a young and brief relationship (my first 'real' one), it was a summer I remember always. Reading the many stories about you and seeing all the familiar names and friends from the past has brought back so many memories. Most vivid is your Willie Nelson impression of 'To All The Girls I've Loved Before'. For my whole life, whenever I have heard that song, I have thought of you. My thoughts are with you and all the people who so dearly love and miss you. Marcy
January 17th, 2002
James
Dear Dr. Polatsch & Family I just heard about your family's tragic loss of your son and wanted to wish you my condolonces. From what I have read on this website your son was a great man, just like his father You were there for the two happiest days of my life when you delivered my two children. I am so sorry for your loss
January 17th, 2002
Adam Silverman - New York, NY
LP, As you already know, not a day goes by that I do not think of you, remember the stories, and smile and laugh about all of the great times we've shared over the almost 33 years we've spent together. Life is not nearly the same without you but I am ever so thankful that I will always have the memories that we've shared. I miss you my friend!!!
January 14th, 2002
Wayne Margulies - Oradell, NJ
Laurence: Cousin Wayne here, wishing he had spent more time with you the rest of your family. Remembering with delight taking both you and Danny for a wild ride in your fathers Corvette. Shh - dont tell anybody. I speak to him about once a month. He delights in your memory and suffers in your loss. Rest in peace.
January 12th, 2002
Jonathan Taylor - Long Island, New York
LP, Having known you since the 7th grade, I am fortunate enough to have countless memories of you providing moments of laughter and comic relief. When I think back to funny times at HB Thompson Junior High School or Syosset High School, it seems that so many of those moments seem to include you. Although over the more recent years I did not see you as often as some of the other Syosset guys did, when I did there was something that could be counted on - a guaranteed good time. But it wasn't just the laughs. A couple of years ago when we attended the same dinner, you remarked to my wife and I how seeing us was an 'unexpected pleasure'. You sure knew how to make people feel special. As everyone knows, the most famous of your brushes with celebrity is the Julia Roberts scenario, which has been recounted, along with other beautiful words, so eloquently by your mom -in a letter to the editor that has been published in the February issue of ESQUIRE. We all miss you LP - more than words can say. And we always will. JT
January 11th, 2002
Nina Levi - boca raton, florida
Wow, where to begin. I knew laurence since forever. Our fathers were parnters in their medical practice. I can't say we were close, but the 'polatsch boys' were always around. They lingered on the fringe of my life. I would experience their lives through my fathers stories and their fathers stories. They were like long lost brothers that lived far away. You loved them but did not speak or see much. But, they were always there!!!!! Or at least they should have been. I remember that day 9/11 and I remember being so far away and slowly accounting for all my friends and my families friends. Never really expecting to have this horrific event touch my life,except as an American and a New Yorker. Then the news came, and I prayed and prayed. I could no longer say the 'Polatsch boys'. No more stories from my father of the new and excited events they were experiencing. Never expecting to some day wish I had taken more time to listen to the those stories and gotten to know (really know) the men these 'Polatsch boys' had become. How proud their father and mother should be. I only hope that that 'Polatsch boy' who watches over us now, remembers me as I remember him. HOW PROUD!!!! TO HAVE KNOWN SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON, LOVED BY SO MANY. HOW PROUD...Nina Levi and the whole LEVI FAMILY (NEW YORK AND FLORIDA)
January 11th, 2002
Bari Pacht-Siegel - Port Washington, NY
Hi Laurence, I visit this site alot and I have been so touched by what your family and friends say. Even though we were just casual friends in High School, your big beautiful smile came clearly into my consciousness the day I heard you were missing. In the days following 9/11 I was praying you would be okay, I could hear your distinctive laugh and I was picturing scenes from High School of you and Gary and Jeffrey and Adam laughing and having fun. I am so sorry you are gone because I wanted to tell you thank you. Thank you for asking Jenny about me and being so genuinely happy when she told you I was married and had a baby. It was such a simple thing but it really made me feel good. So, thank you Laurence, rest in peace.
January 11th, 2002
Bonnie Mazor - Boca Raton, FL
Michael spoke to your mom today and I have been thinking about you all day. Just wanted to say hi. I know you are looking down on all of us and giving that big smile and laugh that we all miss. XXXOOO
January 10th, 2002
Jamie Eckstein - Livingston, N.J.
Here I am again, just like I am every single night. Tonight I am just going to say a quick hello and tell you that we all miss you so much. We think and talk about you all of the time. Your not being here is still so unreal...When I am with your mom I feel like you are going to walk through the door right behind her. When I give her a hug, reality strikes. We cry, we laugh and we remember you. I miss you...Love and kisses, Jamie
January 4th, 2002
Bud Polatsch - Woodbury, N.Y.
It's difficult to grasp that a New Year has dawned and you're not here. No big guy! No big smile! No raised left eye-brow before you come out with some thing very funny, very clever, or very sarcastic. Something Bill O'Reilly would call 'pithy'. I weep when I read everyone else's comments on this web-site. All the lives you've touched. All the warmth and compassion you've brought to other people. Just when your own life was getting really good - you're gone! I weep for all the joy and pleasure you'll never know. I weep for the shared times we'll never have. The phrase 'Happy New Year' is gone forever-you took it with you. Rest in Peace my beautiful Son, my beautiful Laurence! Pops
January 4th, 2002
Keith Duffy - Harriman, NY
Larry - Just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year. We miss you tremendously here. We miss your non-stop phone calls and jokes. Everyday taking the ferry - all I think about is you. I have on our desk the picture of you and I from Clare's surprise 30th B'day party. I am so thrilled that I have this picture because it alleviates the pain I still feel. Thanks, Keith
January 4th, 2002
felice - new york,new york
Hi Laurence, I've been thinking of you alot lately. Jeffrey is going up to Mt. Snow this weekend with Gary. It was exactly 6 years ago that I first met you at Cousins. I wish that we could freeze time. We miss you so much.You are in our hearts every single day. Love you and miss you, Felice
January 1st, 2002
Harris Silver - New York, NY
Larry--Wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and let you know that you are always being thought of. Harris
January 1st, 2002
David Bodian - Long Island
Happy New Year Larry! I thought about you a lot last night, and tried to have the good time you would have, but now I have a hangover. We will always be thinking of you - David
January 1st, 2002
Mazor - Boca
Happy New Year! We miss you and are constantly thinking about you and your family