I want to thank you all for the unbelievable outpouring of blog comments, emails, phone calls and facebook posts/messages.  It has been so beautiful and heartwarming.  Speaking only for myself I want to tell you that although I am not responding to them I am taking them all in.  It is just too hard for me to talk or even write right now.

That being said, we have heard people’s desire to gather sooner rather than later so although we will have the memorial on June 30th (more on that in a minute) we are inviting people over to Lucy and Leon Rosenblatt’s house this Saturday.  Some people call this calling hours.  In Jewish tradition it would be like sitting Shiva.  It will be just an informal time where any of you who want and are able, can stop by.  This will be from 2pm to 6pm at 286 Steele Road in West Hartford, CT. I know this is last minute for a lot of you so please do not stress if you are unable to stop by.  And if you are from outside of CT and need to make a choice about when to make the trip, the memorial is definitely the one you should choose.

The memorial service will be at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford on Saturday, June 30th.  We have not set the exact time yet but it will be in the afternoon.  I believe I mentioned this before but if you visiting from out of state, and we hope you do, please let us know if we can help with arrangements.




  1. #1 by Karen Kessler on June 7, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    I’d like to join Julia in thanking everyone for the incredible outpouring of love we’ve all received during this unbelievably difficult time. Our hearts are breaking, but it is the support and love from family and friends that will help us get through this.

    • #2 by Matt on June 7, 2012 - 11:02 pm

      Our thoughts are with you.
      Matt & Pam

  2. #3 by Abigail Adams on June 7, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Dear ones, thank you so much for arranging these gatherings and the memorial for Tate. If you need a guest room for out-of-towners at the end of June, we can offer our study which has a pretty good queen-size pull out bed and an independent entrance. You are very much in our hearts and thoughts. I wrote a card already about how hard it is to keep hearing the phrase “losing the battle with cancer,” but I’ll repeat it here: Tate did not die a loser (although way way way too soon) but rather the builder of an incredible community and family of loving, creative, people.

    abrazos fuertes, Abigail

  3. #4 by Elvy Stepinoff on June 7, 2012 - 7:17 pm

    We will make an effort to be there on Sat and be as helpful as we can. Love El & Den

  4. #5 by Matt on June 7, 2012 - 11:01 pm

    Pam and I will be there.

  5. #6 by Anonymous on June 10, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    This is a very personal decision on my part…my children and i really want to be there but it is just not possible…We have said our goodbyes to Greg in our own way knowing that we would not be able to attend..Honestly we are not saying goodbye…we are at peace knowing he will always and we mean always be with us… We Love You Gregory R Tate…Kisses and Hugs to you my friend

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