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Remember Him (Obituary)

June 3, 2019


Today, let’s take a bit of a departure in tone, and talk about some non-fiction life stuff.

I would like you, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, to bow your head and have a moment of silence to honor the life of a man.

His name, Jerry Wolkowitz.

Google him.

Done it yet?

Horrified yet?

He did not deserve what he got.

Also, don’t believe the articles, it was not a race based attack.

It was religion based.

Jerry was a Jew.

He was hit over the head repeatedly, and dragged into the middle of the parking lot.
The guy then stole his car, and drove over him 3 times.

Jerry died 6 months later.

His tombstone service was last week.

If you are wondering, no, this is not a random obituary.

I knew him.

My family knew him.

He was a nice quiet guy.



What could possibly make it worse?

His parents buried their son.

Lifted the coffin.

Put it in the ground.

Both his mom and dad were both Holocaust survivors.

No parents should ever have to bury their son.

So bow your head.

And remember Jerry Wolkowitz for who he was.

Not who the papers say he was.

Kind, funny, happy, generous, and so, so much more.

So bow your head.

And remember.

Pray for him and his family.


Jerry Wolkowitz - 1962-2018

We miss you more then you know.



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