For anecdotes, stories, memories reflective of Kurt Elias' life and impact on others

Anonymous from Vermont

(Submitted anonymously.)

My mother (...) was an old, long time friend of your father. She is ninety one years old and lives with me. Your father would call her once or twice a year to say "Hello" and chat. It always meant so much to her and she was very saddened to hear of his death. I am sure you are aware that his life and passing were the entire back page of the Austrian National magazine. I only knew him to be most pleasant and gracious when calling my mother but her reaction showed what a fine person he was. Thank you for your letter. I will read it to my mother.

Anonymous colleague

(Submitted anonymously by a colleague.)

Thank you for your remembrance of our friend Kurt. We did not know of his passing although we have wonderful memories of him and Gloria. Our relationship with him transcends the years we were not in touch--of the conventions we attendd together, the restaurants the four of us tested and kurt's love of pastries. once again let me extend our belated condolences to all of you. (...) By the way, my husband is a psychiatrist and a classmate of Glorias.


(Submitted anonyously.)

Dear Peter, Joan and Margaret, My wife and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your wonderful and humanistic father. We send our sympathies to you and your families. We deem it so kind that you thought us worthy of knowing of your father's passing. We are sorry it has taken us some time to show our respects. We have been away for some time and our amil has taken forever to catch up with events as they happen. Again, please accept our condolences to you all.

Sincerely, (anonymous)