The online guestbook for Michael Dworkin

Posted on May 01, 2017
Posted by: Lea and Alan Schmerer
From: Manchester CT

Message: We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Dworkin's passing. Condolences to Mrs. Dworkin and the family. We used to chat often at TBS, since we shared Kfar Saba in our hearts (we used to live there), or at the Dworkin's home, whenever I delivered scrip, since we shared Hadassah concerns. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, and may Mr. Dworking rest in peace.

Posted on May 01, 2017
Posted by: rabbi josrph gopin
From: west hartford

Message: a great man Avery good Jew loved anything Jewish, generous caring and dedicated to the continuity of Judaism

Posted on May 01, 2017
Posted by: Gail Arcari
From: Cromwell CT

Message: Dear Ellen, Erika and family, It was with a heavy heart that I read of Michael's passing.I've been a faithful customer and patient for 40 years. I learned so much from him and am ever grateful for his care. My love to all of you, Gail Arcari

Posted on May 01, 2017
Posted by: sharon levy
From: Manchester ct

Message: I worked for Mike for 13years and enjoyed him and all his advice

Posted on May 01, 2017
Posted by: Julie Comins
From: Manchester ct

Message: Mr Dworkin was a man before his time when it came to natural medicine, my mother, Jean Eddy, loved talking to him to find out the best ways stay healthy using natural means. I knew nothing about what was in the store and the few times i have veen there when he was there he was very helpful showing me where i might find something that would help any problems i was having. The Parkade Health Shoppe was one of my mother's favorite places, and I'm sure there were many people who felt the same way. He and his knowledge will surely be missed by all.

Posted on May 05, 2017
Posted by: Deborah & Kurt Ravenwood
From: Manchester CT

Message: Ericka and family May the beautiful memories of life with your Dad be comforting in this time of loss. Be blessed knowing the many lives he touched throughout his time on the earth and the difference he made be doing so. Blessings and light, Deborah and Kurt Ravenwood

Posted on May 06, 2017
Posted by: Alice Moore
From: Vernon CT

Message: Dear Erika and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and family member! I knew he was involved in holistic health for many years but according to the obituary, he has accomplished so much that I know you are proud although sad. I'm just so glad Erika, that you can carry on one of his important legacies and you are so knowledgeable and helpful, probably partially from his tutorage as well as your own education. He truly made a difference in many people's lives. Peace to you and your family. Alice Moore A faithful customer

Posted on May 12, 2017
Posted by: J. (Jill) Erika Dworkin
From: Glastonbury CT

Message: MY EULOGY ...FOR ALL WHO WISH THEY COULD HAVE ATTENDED MY FATHER'S FUNERAL ON MAY 2, 2017 MICHAEL DWORKIN, PD, CCN DOCTOR OF PHARMACY CONNECTICUT CERTIFIED CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST January 30, 1928 - April 28, 2017 Best Friend- Hero - Mentor - Model Father & Husband Supreme Provider & Protector - Earth Angel- Visionary Gifted, Intuitive Healer & Life Saver - Outstanding Entrepreneur Zionist THE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE HIM? Compassion - Eternal Optimism - Honesty Integrity- Eccentricity Sensitivity- Courage of His Convictions - Sterling Character Authenticity - Brilliance - Kindness - Generosity - Patience Tolerance - Radiant Sense of Humor But TRULY. not even all these words can fully encapsulate the unique man who was my father, steadfast husband to my mother, and healer to the many patients God sent to him over the past two decades. My father was the best man I have ever known, and I can't think of a single time he ever let me down. He was my generous, loving safety net and security blanket, the one I always could count on to support me in my perspectives and endeavors. I am who I have become largely because he guided me here, and waited patiently for me to arrive. He gave me every opportunity I sought, and always let me be me, to express myself, explore life, and make mistakes as I needed to. I have modeled my conduct and life on his and, largely because of him, I have developed the strength and courage to take on life's many challenges. SOME OF MY FONDEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES INCLUDE: •Playing with him at the beach, jumping off his shoulders into the surf . . . he was 6 ft 3 inchese tall! •Gliding down the ski slopes between his legs when I was only 3 years old. •Crying my eyes out because I couldn't carry my skis in the bitter cold, and throwing them, but then having him teach me patiently and with good humor how to carry them successfully. •Sitting beside him in the chairlift on the way up the ski mountain, feeling mortified that he insisted on singing arias at the top of his lungs to entertain himself and all around him. And then hearing people compliment him when we skied off the lift. •Eating fried clams and hot chocolate in the ski lodge after skiing all morning since the slopes opened at the crack of dawn (because he always made sure we skied ALL DAY to maximize the use of our tickets!) •Going to Shady Glen for ice cream sundaes. •Watching him read medical and nutrition journals at the kitchen table late into the night until he fell asleep in his chair. •Being awakened on Sunday mornings by Luciano Pavarotti, and watching him relax by reading opera librettos for hours on end. •Attending cantorial conventions in New York where people asked if he was a cantor after hearing him sing. •Accompanying him and my mother to Tanglewood to take in the classical music. •Watching him take hundreds of fabulous photographs with his huge, heavy telescopic Cannon lense . . . especially nature close-ups and family portraits. •Hearing him stand up for himself and his convictions when prominent people in the community ridiculed him. •Being able to cry home to him time after time after time as I struggled through law school. •Having family dinners with him at 8 o'clock at night after waiting for him to come home from a very long day at work. He often insisted on violating my mothers' rules of proper dinner conversation by discussing bodily ailments and health issues. •Going into the pharmacy to see him as a child and hearing him lovingly admonish me not to disrupt his work. •His trusting me to do deposits and other paperwork for his drugstore when I was a teenager. •Watching him order and eat pizza with anchovies at the store, especially on Christmas. •Year after year staying in the drugstore with him on Christmas and waiting to close so we could go on our skiing vacation at Jay Peak. •Feeling totally embarrassed when we went to restaurants where he made a funny smiley face with a lemon peel between his lips to entertain his grandchildren and embarrass my mother. •Listening to Joan Rivers, Jackie Mason, and Rodney Dangerfield, with him til we cried from laughing. On the professional side of his life, my father had intense entrepreneurial skill and courage, and a naturally exceptional business acumen. With God's help, eternal optimism, faith in himself, and boundless drive and determination, he built his business world from practically nothing, starting with a tiny loan that was his mother's life savings. Throughout his career, my father spent hour upon hour listening to people's health and life challenges, comforting them through some of their most difficult trials. So many have reported to me over the past several years that he was a life saver, that he helped them through their numerous physical and emotional hardships. My father has been the TRUE LIGHT that God asked him to be, and his healing path is his legacy. He lived life on his own terms, exactly as he wished. He did not live to receive love or praise from others, but instead thrived on the love he was able to give away.

Posted on June 12, 2017
Posted by: Cheryl Bertocchi
From: killingly CT

Message: What can be said of Mr. Dworkin;one of the greats, truly a person of conviction. My whole family benefitted from him not only from a physical level but also a spiritual level as well. I believe he was and always will be a true healer. As we know his spirit will live on forever. Thanks Mike for everything you will surely be missed. Cheryl Bertocchi

Posted on May 01, 2017
Posted by: Anthony & Elby Pagano
From: Manchester Ct

Message: Mike was a friend and mentor. He was honorable, brilliant and a deceit human being. He will be sorely missed by all who befriended him.

Posted on May 01, 2017
Posted by: Tonya Fleming
From: Florence AZ

Message: I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Ellen and family. May you be BLESSED by many wonderful memories. Please accept my love and sympathy at this difficult time.

Posted on May 02, 2017
Posted by: Deborah Toop
From: Manchester Ct

Message: This is Deborah Toop I'm writing for my parents Frank & Mary Spilecki, who were old friends and customers of Mike's since 1957. We always appreciated his help & .guidance through his many years he was in business. Mike was very good to our whole family and especially helpful to my wife , he would always take to time to help her find the best OTC medications she needed for her children! We hope you will find solace in knowing that he is resting in peace. With warm regards Frank and Mary

Posted on May 03, 2017
Posted by: Phyllis Reis
From: Framingham Ma

Message: Dear Ellen & Family My deepest thoughts of sympathy go out to you. I worked as Mike's bookkeeper for over 12 years and have many memories of him.

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