Check out this picture of Sonny Everett as his mother wrote at 5 months…1910’s.
It was 5 years ago this week that my grandfather, Everett Fortunoff, passed away. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him since I did spend about half of my fabric career with him on a daily basis. Grandpa was nothing short of remarkable. He came in to the office every day dressed to the nines up until the day he passed. Everyone loved his easy going and friendly demeanor. When he died he was 94 years old which is amazing in itself. We have some good genes as my doctor always reminds me.
As we prepare for our 85th anniversary, I couldn’t help but think about grandpa yet again. He was always so proud of the family business and everything that we have accomplished over the years. He was particularly amazed with all the technological advances and how they were affecting the way we did business. I am sure that he will be watching over us at our 85th celebration and will be looking forward to the 100th anniversary…God willing.
My dad, Robert, me, brother, Greg, grandpa and sister Jill.
As I did mention in a previous blog, Grandpa unfortunately passed away while I was on my first business trip to India. On the one hand, I was very happy to have made the trip and grandpa would have encouraged me to go 100%, but on the other hand I have guilt for having missing his funeral. Such is life I guess.
BELOW IS AN OBITUARY THAT I FOUND ON GOOGLE
FORTUNOFF–Everett M., passed away August 27 in his ninety-fifth year after a long and fulfilling life. Devoted husband of Isabel and the late Edith. An elegant gentleman admired by all who knew him, loving father of Andrea Abramson, Robert and Andrea Fortunoff, cherished grandfather and great-grandfather of Jackie Cohen, Gregory, Lisa, Scott and Laurie Fortunoff, Jill and Darren Gerstenblatt, Emily, Caroline, Benjamin, Oliver, Aaron, Julia and the entire Lehrer family.
Missing you tons!