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Condolences from David Leventhal

“…I don’t even have to say how lucky I felt to have had the opportunity to meet her and work with her, even for a brief time.”

Dear Susan,

Martin Thall and David Leventhal
Martin Thall and David Leventhal

My goodness, I’m so very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, and understand that this must be a difficult time for you and your family, as well as a time to recollect and celebrate an incredible woman. Your mother was very lucky to have in you a daughter who cared for and supported her with dedication and commitment. And I don’t even have to say how lucky I felt to have had the opportunity to meet her and work with her, even for a brief time. She is a powerhouse and inspiration for how to live, and to live well. Even in my short time knowing her, I learned a lot from her.

Having just spoken with another colleague who lost a mother at age 96, I realize that even the knowledge that a parent has lived a wonderfully long and good life does not make the loss any easier, so please know that you are in my thoughts. During this time of grief, there must be thousands of vivid memories that invigorate and make you pause.

I’m truly touched that Taffy was so committed to starting a Dance for Parkinson’s program in Cleveland, and succeeded, and it’s very meaningful to know about her request for donations. Thank you for letting me know.

With my sincere condolences,

David

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