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Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

This past Shabbat, my father in law passed away suddenly in his home. Mark was 68 years old and left behind his wife, Karen, his two sons, Frankie & Kenny, and his two sisters, Glenna & Alana. Mark was a proud, strong man who loved his family fiercely.

My husband tells me that his dad enjoyed reading my blog (isn’t that sweet?) — and I hope that these brief words would have made him happy.

Frankie and I and our children are in New Jersey for the funeral and shiva, so I will not be able to do much blogging this week. My wonderful assistant Meg will be posting some deals for me, but I apologize because things will be a bit slower than normal. I also need to press pause on my 31 Days of Decluttering series; if  you have done any projects, please feel free to send them my way. I’d love to use this week to share some of your decluttering accomplishments!

Also, sadly, I need to reschedule my class in Chicago sponsored by AMIT for tonight. If you had already signed up, you should be getting an email from the organizers — but rest assured, I am working with them to get a new date on the calendar as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding during this week, while my heart and mind are with my husband and his family.

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  1. Baruch Dayan Haemet, so sorry for your loss Mara. What a lovely picture of your in laws delighting in their beautiful grandchildren. May his memory be for a blessing and a comfort to you and your family.

  2. shoshie steinhart says:

    Baruch Dayan Haemet, so sorry for your loss! May we be able to share smachot on this blog in the future!

  3. Baruch dayan haemet. I’m so sorry for your loss!

  4. I’m so sorry for you and your family.

  5. Chana Rivka Hersh says:

    Baruch Dayan HaEmes! May your family be comforted among all the mourners in Zion and Jerusalem.

  6. So sorry, Mara. Prayers for Frankie and your kiddos.

  7. Baruch day an emet. Please tell Kenny that Tracy Tenenbaum offers her sincerest condolences (if he remembers me from 1997)

  8. Mara, I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. May his memory be for a blessing.

  9. Condolences, Mara and family. Sending prayers, peace, and kindness.

  10. Baruch dayan emet. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss — may your father-in-law’s memory be for a blessing.

  11. So sorry to hear your sad news. May his memory be a blessing.

  12. BD”E So sorry for your loss.

  13. BDE….so sorry to hear this. 🙁 Thinking of you and your family

  14. Baruch Dayan Emes. May your family find comfort and his neshama should be a mailetz yosher for your family. We readers feel close to u and your family with u every step of the way.

  15. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father in law. I hope you return to NJ again under happier circumstances.

  16. My condolences to your immediate and extended families. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him and may you find comfort in recalling the happy times you shared with your dear father-in-law.

  17. Ilana Schwarcz says:

    Mara,
    Sending love and hugs your way. Baruch Dayen Emet.
    Ilana

  18. Wendy Light says:

    May his memory be for a blessing.

  19. Lisa Helprin says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May your father in law’s memory be a blessing for you and your family.

  20. Cheryl Zwiren says:

    תנחמו מן השמים

  21. Baruch Dayan haemes. So sorry for your loss. We should only share simchas in the future.

  22. So sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and davening for you all. May we share in only simcha…
    Thank you for your continued service to klal yisrael, we really appreciate your blog!

  23. So sorry for your, Frankie’s and your children’s loss.

    Your fans will be awaiting your return to KOAB.

    MJ

  24. I am so sorry about the loss of a loved family member. I send my condolences to you and your family.

  25. Jennifer Meltzer says:

    Baruch dayan emes. So sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. Don’t worry about the blog – your husband needs you even more then we do.

  26. Sharon Moseson says:

    Baruch Dayan Emet….. may your husband and his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. May your Father-in-law’s memory be for a blessing. When you are able to return here we will be waiting for you. In the meantime we send “cyber-hugs”.

  27. Baruch Dayan Haemet. So sorry for your loss. Hamakom Yinachem etchem….
    Hedy Harris

  28. Gutle Cohen says:

    Baruch Dayan HaEmet. May you and your family be comforted !

  29. So sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you & your family.

  30. May his memory be for a blessing. Think of you, your husband and your family.

  31. My sincerest condolences to you & your family. I live in the same town as them. I don’t know them well but they know me. He was a very nice man.

  32. Baruch Dayan HaEmes. My own father died very suddenly (many years ago), and it hit me really hard. Hang in there. May your husband and your families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. May your Father-in-law’s memory be for a blessing.

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