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April 5, 1960 – July 11, 2022
Waters of Babylon Chapel
Date: July 12, 2022 Time: 2:00 PM
New Montefiore Cemetery: 1180 Wellwood Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704
To Ellyn and Mike’s family, our hearts go out to you. I’m sure you’ll hear glowing and joyful things from Mike’s StonyBrook community. Mike made everyone happy and we had wonderful times together those many years ago and even currently. I loved Mike and will miss him dearly. He loved you all and told me in messages of Ellyn’s strength, her love, the joy he got from his daughters, son-in-law’s that he felt blessed to have, and of course, his grandchildren. We all just wish Mike had better health and more time. Nothing I can say will fill the void left behind but know that Mike was loved by all and you all were the loves of his life. May his memory be a blessing.
60 years of friendship have left me with so many great memories The days we spent at Marine Park with our paddleball racquet and basketball are precious to me. From our times in grade school and Hebrew school leave me with more great memories. Who could ever forget playing wiffle ball by the garages. There are so many memories of working summers together and of course Stonybrook. I could go on and on but I want to send my deepest condolences to Ellyn who I know was always by your side. Your children had a wonderful father who I am so sorry was taken away to soon. My deep condolences to Donna who loved you so much. And your parents who I have known my whole life I grieve for them because I love them . You will always be alive in my thoughts and memories. I thank you for all the great times we shared. I have and always will love you
The kindest, most decent, down to earth human being you could’ve hope to meet, let alone know.
He was an inspiration in law school.
Unfortunately, my family abandonned me after graduation, and I ran out of funds to attempt my bar exam a second time. We had hoped to practice together.
In a treacherous profession, he was a rare, honest, selfless, caring, altruistic practitioner, who did pro bono work, and who you could trust with your life, assets, and reputation.
He was (to me IS) the kind of attorney, that shared attributes held byJack Greenberg (see Thurgood Marshall), Benjamin Cardozo, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter. If he was properly mentored, encouraged, attended a so-called “elite” school he would’ve also shared their renown.
Maybe Henry David Thoreau said it best:
“Even the death of Friends will inspire us as much as their lives. They will leave consolation to the mourners, as the rich leave money to defray the expenses of their funerals, and their memories will be incrusted over with sublime and pleasing thoughts, as monuments of other men are overgrown with moss; for our Friends have no place in the graveyard.“ —
I love you, Mike!
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