WITH each passing year, since the untimely death of Frank Kutnicki, z”l, there are countless occasions when his physical presence is dearly missed.
MOST resonant, close family celebrations are especially poignant. Indeed, the absence of his unique essence, the sound of his booming laughter, is acutely felt, regardless of time and space. They are the moments in time, whether via a knowing glance or a tear-filled eye, which bring all the treasured memories flooding back. This is another testimony to the special place he will forever hold within our immediate family. Irreplaceable.
IT is precisely due to these heartfelt feelings that a memorial dedication is housed within this site’s “About” tab. Soulful. It is the reason why a Torah Scroll, G-d willing, is being written (and dedicated) in his memory.
This blog is dedicated in memory of their father; my beloved husband. A man who believed in justice, loved Israel, was a proud American and especially grateful for the freedoms it gave his parents, after they survived the horrors of Auschwitz.
AND since this site commenced in June 2012, a little over two and a half years have passed from its inception. In this regard, this is the third year, as a blogger, that I can publicly dedicate his yahrzeit, his date of death.
INDEED, losing a loved one is first and foremost a personal and family tragedy. Still, having a blog elicits millions of dedicated readers from all over the world. Dear readers, thank you for your steadfast support. Much appreciated.
YET, a loss is compounded when it occurs like a bolt out of the blue, in what should have been the prime of a loved one’s life. But as is said, life goes on, as it should. And if I have learned anything since the death of my beloved, the best way to honor this wonderful man is to accomplish the things which would make him proud.
NOW resting on Har HaMenuchot (Mount of Rest) in Jerusalem – watching over his loved ones – the following words embody the essence of a magnificent husband and father:
Forever will be missed our beloved husband and father,
Rich in the embrace of his everlasting love,
Always placing our needs before his own,
Nothing but warmth exuded to all,
Kindly, compassionate, wise beyond measure, remaining close to our hearts.
IN no small realm, I would be greatly remiss in not mentioning the tremendously unselfish part played by our sons, since their father’s passing. Without their strong shoulders to lean on, it would have been infinitely harder to push forward. Sans their moral support – their technical skills alike – this blog would not exist. Simply put, they give me strength.
FOR the above, and so much more, I am forever grateful. I feel blessed by their loving hearts. Their father would be very proud of the fine men they have become but hardly surprised. After all, he was their role model.
AS to the “power of love”, it is eternal. Frank’s love and support is felt in every step I take, big or small.
A treasured memory – one of our very last pictures taken together – celebrating Chaim Daniel’s graduation from MIT –https://adinakutnicki.com/?attachment_id=15659
Gone, but not forgotten. Close to our hearts. ———————————————————————————————————–
Though February 20th is the English date of Frank’s passing, Judaism marks the yahrzeit to a corresponding date on the Hebrew calendar, and with it a traditional grave site memorial visit. As such, our sons gift me a certain peace of mind on this very difficult day, knowing that they will take care of all the details. It has not gone unnoticed.
Dear friends and family, We hope this message finds you well. This year mark’s the anniversary of the passing of our husband, father, brother and friend, Frank Kutnicki, z”l, and we will be marking it with a traditional yahrzeit ceremony at the grave in Jerusalem’s Har HaMenuchot cemetery.
אירוע: אזכרה לפרנק קוטניקי, ז”ל