In Loving Memory - Eleanor Wizork

March 26 2004

As many of you know, I have been spending much of my time shuttling between Chicago and Detroit, where my parents were born and my grandmother lived. Tonight, just 3 days before her 90th birthday, she passed away. The loss of a grandparent is always hard, but this loss is harder as she was my last grandparent. I was blessed to know all of my grandparents, having all four of them in my life until I was 23. I even knew 4 of my great-grandparents. Eleanor was my Polish, Roman Catholic foundation of my family. Always reminding me why it was important to remember that my heritage was 50% Polish, but I was 100% American. A woman who never learned how to drive, and only learned how to balance a check book at the age of 75 when my grandfather became ill. While I never fulfilled her dream of getting married while she was alive, she will always be with me.

As you can probably understand, I will probably not be blogging until late next week.

3 Responses to “In Loving Memory - Eleanor Wizork”

  1. 1) Duffbert says:

    She sounds like she was an interesting lady.

  2. 2) Bruce Elgort says:

    John,

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you through this difficult time.

    Warm regards,

    Bruce

  3. 3) Ed Brill says:

    nice of you to share your good memories at a time when they come only with difficulty.

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