Condolence & Memory Journal

Kurisu-san, I'm glad we were able to spend so much time talking and chatting together during your lifetime. As you had always been thought as a quiet, reserved type of person by so many, I was gladly surprised to find out how much you had in your mind and how much you needed to say it (and can). All the beliefs we shared and all the arguments we disagreed will stay with me forever.
We made a good team, didn't we? It's been a fantastic run. And we weren't shy about assuring that to each other verbally from time to time. Thank you for being honest with me and telling everything in your mind when it came to understanding each other. 16 years of working with you has been an incredible chunk of my life that has made who I am now. I hope I was a part of what made who you were at the end.
Hannah and Eugene will remember you in their unique ways from the memories nobody else shared with them, but you. They each have a special place in their heart just for you. I want you to know that.
You were a boss, a business partner, a family and a friend to me. I miss you. We all miss you. I hope you are now in somewhere comfortable and peaceful and finally enjoying the retirement you've always wanted.

Posted by Natsuko Kawai - Merrick, NY - Coworker   December 02, 2020