I will never forget the many kindnesses that Sheldon showed me over the decades that I have been fortunate enough to be his friend. At Everitt Knitting, he gave me a chance to run a division even though I had no previous experience in the garment or knitting industry. He had faith in me and he mentored me. Even though Sheldon was my boss, I always felt that I worked "with him" not "for him" because that's the kind of man he was. He always treated you like an equal and a friend.
There has never been a better storyteller than Sheldon. He has made me laugh harder than anyone before or since. Who can forget the "big Pecker" or the "I need a bike" stories? And just recently in Jacksonville, he made me laugh so hard I made a spectacle of myself in the lobby of the Performing Arts Hall!
Stuart and Deena, I loved your father dearly and always will. You were both his pride and joy. We never had a conversation without him bragging about both of you. You were his moon and stars and Jessie was his sun. The world was a better place with Sheldon in it but he has surely left his mark on all who loved him and called him friend.
Love you more,