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    'In memory of those we love,
    we help those who need our love...'

     


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    We honor the life of Stylianos Makridis

     

    Stylianos "Stelios" Makridis, our beloved friend and Alive Inside Foundation board member, passed away on January 19, 2023, at the age of 52.
    He was a shining star, an exceptional human, overflowing with compassion and love for others.
    Stelios was a deeply sensitive soul who always wanted to protect and support others in any aspect of their life.

    He was born in Athens, Greece on January 9, 1971, and married Tanushree Bhat in India in September 2013. He did not have children.
    Stelios was survived by his wife, Tanushree Bhat, his mother, Evgenia Makridou, his father, Michael Makridis, his brother, Dionysios Makridis, and his sister, Effrosyni Makridou.
    He also leaves behind his mother-in-law, Madhu Bhat, and his father-in-law, Anup Kumar Bhat.

    Stelios was a dedicated and accomplished professional, known for his work at Amazon,
    where he played a key role in the development of the company's logistics and supply chain operations.
    He also had his own business,
    www.polygoview.com, and helped produce a film for “Doctors san frontier” in Africa.

    In addition to his professional achievements, Stylianos was also deeply committed to giving back to his community.
    He was a passionate supporter and on the board of the Alive Inside Foundation, we will miss him terribly.
    Stylianos was deeply moved by our mission and made significant contributions, helping us bring the healing power of music to countless individuals.
    The Foundation is creating, ‘The Stylianos Fund’ to give “Memory Players” to elders with dementia.
    To contribute- https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTc2MDU0

    Stylianos was also an accomplished photographer, saxophonist, and sailor, dedicated to experiencing the beauty and wonder of the world around him.
    His photographs were widely admired. His love for sailing gave him peace and excitement and the beauty of nature.

    Stylianos Makridis will be remembered for his intelligence, kindness, and generosity.
    He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues, who will always treasure the memories of the time they spent with him.
    His legacy will live on through his spirituality, his work at Amazon, Alive Inside Foundation, his beautiful photographs and sailing memories.

    May he rest in peace.

     




     

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    We Honor the Memory of
    Mrs. Waldston

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    With love from Illana, and (friend Bridget)

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    Mrs Waldston, 93, was a force. An incredibly strong and fearless woman
    she didn't know the meaning of "It's impossible", she took that as a gauntlet thrown.
    She was an officer, an entrepreneur, a lover of culture, a great baker, a dancer,
    a bridge and tennis player and, of course a fantastic wife and mother.

    It was for her that, along with several good friends, Toronto's Recollectiv was founded
    to give those with Dementia and their care partners a chance to enjoy music participation together. 

     


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    We Honor the Memory of
    Joel Horwitz

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    With love from Michelle, Elizabeth, Alan and Jane

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    Joel Horwitz, 81, was originally from Oak Park, IL and later Denver, CO.
    Joel was the doting father of Elizabeth and Michelle Horwitz, proud grandfather of Alan Weintraub, dear son of the late Alvin and Minnie Horwitz, and loyal brother of Jane Horwitz.

    Joel was an alumnus of Stanford University, where he earned a degree in philosophy — an experience he cherished for life. He was a world traveler who explored five continents and made sure to visit all 50 U.S. states. In his young adulthood, he could be found flying in the skies in his Mooney aircraft. Joel was particularly gifted at writing and expressing his heartfelt sentiments at family gatherings, taking most pride in how he eulogized his father and hero. 

    A devoted baseball fan, he enjoyed pretzels and beer while rooting for his beloved Chicago White Sox and later the Colorado Rockies. Joel was a true pal to Denver buddies like Ron and John, always their go-to guy for burgers, old-car shows, and symphonies.

    In his final days, Joel was surrounded by family.  They gratefully witnessed him savor the sounds of Itzhak Perlman playing the Beethoven and Brahms Violin Concertos. As Perlman’s honeyed high notes filled the room, his grandson Alan walked in to find him air-conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. Elizabeth and Michelle, at their father’s bedside, provided additional accompaniment with interpretative dance. 

    Joel’s family is thankful to the Alive Inside documentary film for the inspiration to use music to bring him some happiness at this stage of life.

     


     

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    In Memory of
    Sara Manwiller Dengler

    With Love for our Aunt, Janette Eva and Howard Y Manwiller Jr.

     

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    In Memory of
    Milton and Shannon Kaye

    With Love, Benjamin Breen

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    Milton Kaye, a pianist and arranger who moved with ease from accompanying Heifetz to writing theme music for the TV quiz show “Concentration,” from playing in Toscanini’s orchestra to playing the organ on “The Rootie Kazootie Show,” died on Monday in Manhattan.

    He was 97. Before entering the hospital, where he died of pneumonia, he practiced some Bach and Beethoven as usual, finishing with a bit of Mozart, his wife, Shannon Bolin, said.

    Mr. Kaye represented a real but rare New York archetype: the talented musician who could and did play solo in Carnegie Hall, but more often was an integral part of groups, from top orchestras to children’s television ensembles to chamber music quartets to ragtime combos. It was a job, yes, but always more than a job.

     

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    We honor the memory of 
    Nannette and Rolf Lewis

    With Love, Jennifer, and Karen
    (and all the recipients of the Memory Player Giveaway)

     


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    We honor the memory of
    Marvin Herbert Bennett

    With Love, Michael, Robert, Marc & Alisa

     


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    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF 
    BONIA SHUR

    With Love, Fanchon, Ahdda, Ophir, Michael, Robert, Itaal & Limore

    Please share our Father's Memorez

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    JOHN CIMINO, Jr. 
    and PROSPERO (ED) CHIMINO

    With Love,  Jonathan Eiseman


    John Cimino, Jr. lived his life serving elders in his community,
    Prospero (Ed) Cimino, shared laughter and love with his family even during his painful fight with cancer.

    We love them both so dearly and will always cherish the memories they gave to us.

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    VERONICA BOYER

    With Love, Karen Morris 

     


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    To do a Memorial Donation in honor of a loved one...

    To donate "Memory Players" to specific elders...

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    MARY SIMPSON MYLES

    With Love, The Stolzer Family

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    ROBERT E. MARINGER

    With Love, Al & Peg Rosenfield 

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    WALTER S. WHITE

    With Love, your daughter, Linda R Sweinhart

     


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    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    KATHRYN

    With Love, Anastasia Lynn

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    LYNN WERNER

     With Love, Shelley Werner

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    JEAN MATTISON

     With Love, Ashley Mattison

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    FRED MANCHESKI

     With Love, your daughter, Marcia Heffering

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    MAXINE RIPPY

    With Love, Corey Johnson 

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    DORIS COHEN

     With Love, Deborah Pines

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    ED AND BETTY O'BRIEN

    With Love, Judy Bruner

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    LINDS POOLE

    With Love, Brenda Poole

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    MARY AND BEN MARX

    With Love,  Cynthia Johnstone 

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF 
    BAYRD & CAROL BERGER

    With Love, Daniel B & Susan H Berger

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    KATHRYN KAUFMANN

    With Love, Paulette J. Marcella 

     


    IN MEMORY OF
    WINNIE SAULLS

    May her love of music live on 

    With Love, Cindy Searles

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    ELEANOR SAULLS

    With Love, Jennifer Nordmark

     


    WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF
    BILL RAMBO

    With Love, Rudy and Kanty Luhaney

     


WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF 
MAXINE RIPPY

With Love, Corey Johnson

 


WE HONOR THE MEMORY OF 
GEORGE DEVINCENT

With Love, Brian Carothers, Eric Zimmerman, Bertram Scott, & Robert Rosenbaum

 


IN MEMORY OF
AUNT HELEN

With Love, Terri Casey

 


IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER-
THELMA ROSE 

With Love, Terri Casey

 


IN MEMORY OF
CAROL BERGER

With Love, Shawn Gibson

 


IN MEMORY OF
BAYRD BRANT BERGER

"Thank you for your work. 
Alive Inside gave our father great comfort connecting with mom..."
With Love,
Dan Berger, Jay, Karl and Rosanne Schwartz, Shawn Gibson, Patricia Gibson,
Chris Masters, Connie & Richard Claar, Mr & Mrs Frank Wilhelme, 
Wayne Pahssen, Kay Richards, Larry & Mike Hirschfield, 
Christine Grabarek, Stacy Penkala

 


IN MEMORY OF
JUDITH FAE

With Love, Gordon Wellington

 


IN MEMORY OF
PRISCILLA M. WELLINGTON

With Love, Gordon Wellington

 


IN MEMORY OF
RUTH ALDEN CURTIS

With Love, Sharon Curtis Phelan

 


IN MEMORY OF
BEATRICE O'DONOVAN

With Love, Mike O'Donovan

 


IN MEMORY OF
ANNA BESACK

May the power of music heal those in need...

With love - The Herring Family, Carol Allen, TMG Health,
John & Mercedes Tichenor, and Jennifer Leveille

 


IN MEMORY OF
JOAN LEONARD

With Love, Jessica

 


TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF
RENE HUGUENOT KIERAN

- For my wife's grandfather who we sadly lost to Alzheimer's.
Thank you to The Lumineers who made me aware of this great charity.

Rick - thank you Lumineers!

 


TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF
DAVID LEE JONES KRISTA

- David Lee Jones loved sharing music with those around him.

 


TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF
JENNIFER CARPENTER

Timothy Avett - "God Bless" 

 


TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF
PASQUALE TARANTO

Patricia Taranto, Suzanne Taranto, Michael Taranto
Milliman, Michael Sneden, Doris, Peter, & Bobby Riemer
William J. Thompson, Glenn Bowen
Richard & Margaret Scheinert, Morgan Atanasio
Audrey Browne, Mary Beth Kuderik, Donna Kalin
Claire Levitt, Paul Falk, Karen Shields, Gary Petroni
Chris Crowley, Heather Carman
The Staff at Benesys., Katie Bales, Donna Delany
Alma Newton, The Passeri Family, Tom, Linda and Thomas Larkin
David and Leslie Clyde, Adam Miller

 


IN MEMORY OF
VICKY AND WARREN LINCOLN

Matthew Lincoln 


IN MEMORY OF
RITA MESKER

Beverley Laubert (In honor of her son Wayne's Birthday)


IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD AND RHODA MUELLER

Tiffany Reynolds

 


 

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