Dr. Irwin Kornbluth was the family OB/GYN. In fact, he was the doctor who birthed me!
In recent years, Korny (as we called him) had a stroke and retired, but remains someone we all know in our family. Somehow we all lost contact, so he emailed our family friend, Jane, who passed the emails to me:
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS NOTE IS OUR BELOVED “TAFFY”.
I HAD LOST CONTACT WITH HER , SUSAN AND JOHN,BEING INVOLVED WITH MY OWN( AND SUSIE’S ! FAMILIES)A, THERAPY ANS SOME SEASONAL TEACHING AT CSU,.
I WAS STUNNED TO LEARN OF HER DEMISE IN THE CJE, I DO NOT READ THE LOCAL OBITS AS I DO KNOW ONLY SOME OF THE WOMEN, MOSTLY YUOUNGER!,,, BUT VERY FEW OF THE GENTS.
I PRAY THAT TAFFY’S EXIT WAS GENTLE, SWIFT AND EASY!
I SUSPECT YOU HAD REMAINED IN CONTACT!
UNFORTUNATELY BECAUSE OF A HIP INJURY AT THE LEWIS AQUATIC CENTRE,MY MOBILITY IS LIMITED AND COUPLED WITH SUSIE’S DEMOLISHED BACK,WE WEREUNABLE TO ATTEND THE “SHIVA’/MEMORIAL WITH HER FAMILY,OVER THIS WEEKEND.
I DID LEAVE A FEW TELEPHONE MESSAGES BUT GOT NO RESPONSE.
MY SON, MARK IN NYC WAS BUSY WITH SON DAVID AND FAMILY,WHO WERE IN TOWN(NYC) TO CELEBRATE HIS SON’S 10TH BIRTHDAY.THIS IS ALSO PHOTOGRAPHER MARK’S ‘HIGH SEASON ‘ WITH WEDDINGS ETC. AND MSK WAS ALREADY BUSY/BOOKED ON FRIDAY, SAT AND SUN,( FORTUNATELY AND THANKFULLY)!
I met Susan thru my son Mark who was originally n theater stage management, originally lighting,( which John does.)He nanagesdthe P$18 million Pantages in Toronto, for 2 years running “pPhntom of the opera”.i have stood beside him as he ran the entire show via computer(press a button and the chandelier crashes!or returns !). then hedecided he wanted to act, returned to Sarah Lawrence for an MFA IN Acting, returned to NYC and……… became a waiter, which bored him ,so he fell back on his second love, photography, which sustains him now.
They eventually do become independent….See!