Monday, March 02, 2009

Farewell to a Friend

As reported by Michael Cairns and others in the blogosphere, it is with great sadness that I report the passing of Stanley Greenfield. Michael's blog has a biography of Stanley, and information on where to send cards and condolences. The picture above was taken last April.

I reported on this blog last December that he was hospitalized. He claimed at the time that it was an incorrect mixing of medications that was causing his maladies.

Stanley was one of the classiest people I've ever met. Ever upbeat, ever persistent, and ever very gracious. I spoke to him last about three weeks ago, and he was asking for excerpts!

Our prayers and condolences go out to his wife, Betty, and to the rest of his family.

Please add your comments and remembrances here if you like.


Brett Eddy said...

Fran, this certainly leaves me a little more sad. Stanley was a delightful soul who warmly chatted with me at multiple events in publishing. He will be missed.

Mike said...

We will miss him. He was delight and an institution. Our condolences to the family.

Fran Toolan said...

I'm just coming back from Stanley's service. Everyone who eulogized him characterized the same themes: a "fascile mind", a devoted father and grandfather, a man who never ever said a bad thing about anyone, and above all, an man who adored his wife.

What a legacy to live up to!

in his own words, all I can say is, "Thank you, my friend".