Monday, February 22, 2010

Tribute from Al Silberman (Mel's brother)

While Mel and I had life styles 180 degrees aparts(our politics, our career paths, our religious observance) we were co equal partners in keeping our families together which is evident in the closeness of Lori and Carrie with Shmuel, Lisa and Gabe. One exception in our 180 degree difference -- we both loved golf.

We were co-partners in caring for dad during his illness and in our father's final months. In addition, his tenacity in battling his cancers for 13 years gave me the inspiration and encouragement to overcome my serious illness. In some ways Mel was sending me subliminal messages while I sick and he gave me the courage to get the care I needed.

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