The passing of my father is truly a ying and yang event. He lived a long basically healthy and successful life with his loved one but it still sucks that he is gone. My family is brought together as one but not to celebrate a great event but to mourn a great person.
Although my father has moved on he still feels my room. Every time I buy something for J. Alperin I’ll still make sure I get the best price and try not to overbuy. The truth though is I really got to meet my father in a deeper sense after my mother passed. Don’t get me wrong my father was always there for me during many difficult and uplifting times but with his incredible work ethic, there wasn’t much time for schmoozing. Yes, we would have the 2-hour family dinners at restaurants where the appetizers prices scared me but with the entire family around there wasn’t that individual time we got to experience in the later years. For in the later years I realized that this man who always said I should be “realistic” was a dreamer himself. Many times the tide of business went against him even though it was rarely his fault and he kept on bouncing back when others would just call it quits. From fires to thefts, bankruptcy to even having a car ramming into the side of our building my father would jump through every hurdle as if he was a superhero. After my mother passed me and my father spent more time together and I truly got to know the special person he was from a whole different perspective. Yes, we discussed honestly debated business, politics, and even religion but his insight allowed me to better prepare for any debating challenge. Trying with every ounce of energy to part his lessons of life even as many of us including sometimes rebel me tried to turn the page. His strength continued to the end surviving tuberculosis twice, Cancer, Covid, and even two trips to the ventilator yet in the end I guess he knew if he couldn’t be with his family in some self-sufficient way it was time to go home to be with his wife my mom, Sylvia. My father is still in this room in every one of you because he truly loved his family his entire family. Keeping the family together even when many others would have pulled it apart. Dad, we will continue to this legacy for even as we may walk different paths during the year let us come together to celebrate your life on May 31st this year and many years to come. Dad we love you and are grateful for all you’ve done for us throughout the years may G-D give you peace through your travels through the heavingly gates above .