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The online guestbook for Isadore Case

Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: Stan Newborn
From: West Hartford CT

Message: To Arnold Case and Family, May your dad rest in peace. Shalom, Stan


Posted on January 24, 2011
Posted by: Andrew Case
From: London UK

Message: Grandpa Iz was a legend; an unforgettable character with a true lust for life. Vibrant until the very end; he did everything on his own terms. I'm grateful to have this opportunity to say a few words about this wonderful and loving man on behalf of my brothers, myself and the rest of the Richard Case side of the family. It seems hard to believe, but I never thought this day would ever come; I fully expected my next opportunity to speak publicly about Grandpa Izzy would be in 2015, when the three brothers would roast him with the latest version of the Iz Quiz. At his 100th birthday party in late August, he was as robust and cantankerous as ever--when asked "Can you hold the microphone closer?" he quipped, with that ever-present twinkle in his eye, "I'd like to hold something else closer." Bill, David and I have many special memories of Grandpa, some of which can't be repeated in polite company. (But feel free to ask us later.) In many ways, his bawdiness and quick wit that will be most fondly remembered, along with his heart-warming grin. Grandpa had a no-nonsense approach to life, but he met every challenge with bona fide gusto. He simply never dwelled on his difficulties. In 1955, at the age of 45, he sold the family cattle farm and moved into real estate--though the cowboy spirit never left him. Or maybe it was native American spirit: his tribe, of course, the Hebrew tribe. Izzy proudly displayed his totem everyday-- the iconic bolo tie. We are all wearing one today to honor him. Iz was blessed to have had two remarkable loves: his wife and our beloved grandmother, Ruth Rosen, whom he married in 1933, and then Irene Sorokin; both of whom tried ever so hard to keep Izzy in check... and they both learned the best way to keep him in check, was to go along for the ride. Izzy befriended everyone, travelled the world, scoured the oceans, dined with pleasure, and danced with passion. He was one helluva card player, and boy, could he nap. He loved being outside -- and some of our favorite childhood memories of Grandpa involve the outdoors. David would go picking fiddlehead ferns with Grandpa and then fry them up in butter. Bill spent many an afternoon with him at the lake near Pent Road, or at Cliffside, demonstrating the zen of fishing --for shad and, sometimes, for golf balls. He could putt with the best of them and I'll always cherish the times I played golf with Grandpa: as Dad's substitute in the Cliffside Father and Son Tournament (with a lot less yelling) and, much later, in the summer of 2000, the time he missed shooting his age by one stroke (91). He loved to pick blueberries, and he could turn those berries into spectacular jam (particularly loved by his great grandchildren). We think it is remarkable that he was cooking for himself up until the end. He was the greatest father, grandfather and great-grandfather a person could ever have, filled with a 100 years' of jokes, stories and experiences. With his passing, though the world may smile a little less often, he's still an inspiration for all of us on how to truly live: with an easy laugh, a full belly and most of all, a wide-open heart.


Posted on January 20, 2011
Posted by: Joan Leopold Glazier
From: West Hartford CT

Message: Izzy had a wonderful full life, and I'm glad he reached the century mark. There must be quite a gin rummy game going with his buddies who were waiting for him. My deepest sympathy to his entire family and warm regards.


Posted on January 20, 2011
Posted by: Toby and Mike Schwefel
From: Boca Raton FL

Message: Dear Richie and family, Toby and I were deeply saddened to hear of Izzie's passing. We feel honored to have been part of his long and full life for the past 25 years. Our condolences to you and your family. Toby and Mike Schwefel


Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: Merrill Ganson
From: Bloomfield ct

Message: Rich Sorry to hear about Izzy he was a wonderful man and I glad he had a full life and was well liked.Good luck to you all. Merril.


Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: malcolm r.casway
From: west hartford ct

Message: i am so saddened by the news that my friend iz past away.he was a man who helped me when i came to ct in 1964 when i was a young man having just got married. he helped me to join cliffside cc when he was pres. he was never to busy to suggest and help out when i had problems. he will be truly be missed.to richard and family my heartfelt sympathy to you and yours. he left a wonderful legacy.


Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: Arthur Nassau
From: Avon CT

Message: Richie and Arnold and family. It is hard to believe that Izzy is gone. He was such a competitor on the golf course you could never count him out in any match. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Reba joins me in sending our sincere condolences. Art Nassau


Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: billy zachs
From: hartford ct

Message: Dear Case Family. Heartfelt condolences from Billy, Martin and Sarah.


Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: Daniel Levine
From: Charleston SC

Message: To Lou and the Case family from the Levines our condolenses to you all


Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: barbara and bob birnbaum
From: longboat key fl

Message: We met Izzy when we arrived in W. Hartford in 1970 and have great memories of a wonderful guy for 40 years. .we will sorely miss him!


Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: Marshall Rulnick
From: Bloomfield CT

Message: Dear Rich & Harriet, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Izzy. He was a joy to be around. He was an amazing person and I, along with countless others who had the good fortune to know him, will miss him very much. I am away, but please know that I will be thinking of Iz and you Thursday I am away and cannot be with you Thursday


Posted on January 19, 2011
Posted by: Marshall Rulnick
From: Bloomfield CT

Message: Dear Rich & Harriet, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Izzy. He was a joy to be around. He was an amazing person and I, along with countless others who had the good fortune to know him, will miss him very much. I am away, but please know that I will be thinking of Iz and you Thursday I am away and cannot be with you Thursday


Posted on January 20, 2011
Posted by: Arthur Fishman
From: west hartford, ct 06117

Message: A wonderful guy, and always a big HELLO..Art and Helene Fishman


Posted on January 20, 2011
Posted by: Ed Curran
From: Bloomfield CT

Message: Richie, I will be unable to attend the funeral but I do want to extend my condolences to you. I am sorry for your loss.I can tell from the obit. that your father left a strong and enduring familial legacy.


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