I wanted to compose my thoughts before writing to you.
First, the service was just beautiful. The eulogies were so touching. I rearked to Justice Alella that just about all in attendance had the very same story: how Jerry, this great and god man, had taken time out to call them, to help them, to make them feel special. What a undefined quality, what a unique quality. Almost forgotten in all of this, is Jerry was one of the finest trial lawyers in the United States, but still- somehow, managed to be so kind and warm to so many others. How he could do so much and always so well is just a miracle.
The two of you were so good at that warmth and gracious kindness. Whether it was Georgetown University Law School, the delicious Blue fish you would serve me or later Send to me on ice or just interacting with friends. You two were always the dynamic duo. You always made me so proud of group W. PA – The Georgetown Corporate Institute. You two always made me smile. That is no easy thing!
I do not think I have cried this much since I lost my beautiful wife Maureen. I am very lucky to have met such warm and lovely people. You, Jerry Maureen and my wife Karen. I am blessed and I am able to appreciate and be thankful for the wonderful friendship and hours of happiness, which you and Jerry have shared with me.
Louis J. Briskman
Executive Vice President
General Counsel CBS