We love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. We will always be "screaming" with love for you. Fly high mama! We love you FOREVER!
  • 66 years old
  • Born on March 11, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey, United States.
  • Passed away on May 17, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States.

Our Wife/Mom/GG is an incredible woman. If you made your way to this page you made your way to Debby's heart. There is not one person she has encountered that she did not make some sort of impact on. Thank you to every single person who impacted our mom/wife's life in return. 

We know she has so many people who's lives she has touched. We ask that in lieu of flowers, below in the "leave a note" section, you share with us your favorite memory/memories or simply write something.  That is the gift that keeps on giving for all of us....simply priceless.  Please upload and share with us as many pictures or videos as you would like of you and her or even just her. That would mean the world to us. We have plenty as well we have and will continue to upload to share with you. We need YOU to help up put hundreds more on this ongoing tribute.

Debby is such an inspiration to us. She truly is a fighter!! Her battle was a long one. She has been battling Ovarian Cancer for 6 years and 9 months. The average life expectancy is 5 years from time of diagnosis for her illness. The past year has been the hardest for her and our family. Watching this disease truly surface in a way it didn't the first 5 years has been heartbreaking. Her first 5 years while battling was life changing but, she did not let cancer get in her way. She worked full time and later retired to care for her grandchildren full time (her dream job).

Ovarian Cancer is called the silent killer for a reason. It's mostly detected at Stage 3 as it was for her. Her best advice after going through this to all the women out there is listen to your body!

We are so grateful for the last 6 years and 9 months. We knew this journey would end at some point and we feel very strongly that we treasured every day and every moment! Her memory will live in our hearts FOREVER! Please visit this site as often as you like or simply when you miss her as it will be active forever. This site is for all of us to enjoy as we mourn a simply incredible woman. 

Much Love and Fish Kisses,
Bob, Mandi, Corey, Brad, Robyn, Bryan, Jackson, and Chase 

Posted by Lou Simon on May 18, 2019
I still think of you everyday, Deb.
You are always in my heart.
Thank you for guiding the surgeons hands last week and making sure I was OK.
I love you forever.
Posted by Margaret Medgebow on March 11, 2019
Happy Birthday Debby,
We miss you tons and we know you're in heaven watching out for all. I know because Jackson often speaks of you. We were all blessed when God put you in our lives. I always said you were the "little matchmaker." And, it was the best thing that could happen to our family...we love you, and miss you, see you again. Love, Margaret & Allen
Posted by Danny LaRose on March 11, 2019
Happy Birthday Debby! I think about you and speak of you often. Miss you.
Posted by Mandi Williams on March 13, 2018
Missing you Mama! You would love what we did in honor of your birthday this year!! I LOVE YOU!
Posted by Danny LaRose on March 11, 2018
Happy Birthday Fishy. Miss you so much. Hugs n
Posted by Lou Simon on March 11, 2018
Deb...I woke up this morning and said..."It's Debby's birthday"...and I still get the urge to call you and hear you say..."Lou. 100 years old!!"
I love you everyday and miss you constantly. Please watch over all of us, as you always did.
Posted by Danielle Steighner on May 17, 2017
For whatever the reason, you were taken too soon. But you stay very alive in so many lives. You send signs that you are still here and that you are close to your husband, children and grandchildren. Your presence remains strong. You are missed and loved.
Posted by Donna Bailey on May 17, 2017
A beautiful lady told me just yesterday that she tries to celebrate their life together rather than mourn her loss. I thought that was what I would try to do. My question as I sit here with tears running down my face and an ache in my heart is how do you do that?  I love you my friend and I miss you and all of your 'Joy' so very much. I hope that heaven is as beautiful as we hoped it would be and that you are with your Mom and Dad walking down streets of gold. 
Posted by Michelle Grunberg-Feltman on May 17, 2017
A year. Feels like yesterday. I miss you everyday. You send me signs everyday. I want to believe that what I learned from you made me a better person and for that I will be forever grateful. Please know that your family is well and thriving and knows you are watching over them. Sending you many fish hugs and kisses. Keep screaming for all of us. Love you always my Mrs Fish!!❤️❤️
Posted by Mandi Williams on May 16, 2017
My mama... one year. How did a year go by? Tomorrow is one year you since you left us. I thought a lot the months following your passing about how I would live without you. I was numb for a while. The phases of mourning are so true. I was numb for a while. And just as I became angry you did what you do best... you gave me a gift. I became pregnant. Well today, baby Devin is here. And he's your namesake. Devvy is perfect mom. Thank you for sending me my angel baby. I love you. Always and FOREVER I just wish you were here to raise him with me. Xoxo
Posted by Mandi Williams on March 12, 2017
A little after midnight and it's no longer your official birthday.... but I posted this on Facebook earlier yesterday in your honor and wanted to share it here too.

Happy Birthday to my Mama, my best friend, my heart, my reason for being. Today, I choose to "try" to celebrate your birth not mourn your death. Today, I choose to thank god you were born 67 years ago to be able to bless so many people's lives over the span of your life. It's no wonder Nanny named your middle name Joy. The amount of JOY you brought to this world in your short time here is immeasurable. You have touched so many lives and you gave me life. Today, I celebrate all you were, all you impacted, all you taught me, and all of the memories you gave me of having the best mom and friend in the world.. Not one second goes by that I don't miss you. If I had one birthday wish for you today it would be to hold your hand one last time. I love you my mamabear
Posted by Danny LaRose on March 11, 2017
Happy Birthday Fishy! Miss you.
Hugs ~n~ Fishes
Posted by Fran Herbst on March 11, 2017
You're in my thoughts & in my Heart always Debby.
Wishing you a very very Happy Birthday in heaven Sweet Lady!!
Posted by Lou Simon on March 11, 2017
Today, I'd be calling my beautiful sister to wish her a happy birthday and she would say...."Lou. 100 years old".
I think of you every single day, Deb...and I start to cry every time. For you. For all of us. Someday, I'll understand God's plan. For now, I just know I miss you, your laughter, your love. Hug everyone for me.
Posted by Robyn Fishbein on March 1, 2017
GG, jackson has been talking about you a lot lately. I started talking to him about God and angels . He knows you rest in the clouds and watch him and us every minute. It makes him smile sweetly as he's laying in bed. He knows you have been assigned to him as his angel. The other day he told me you were in his heart, but he had a great idea ... he can break his heart to get you out!!! So smart !!! we love you so much
Posted by Robyn Fishbein on November 17, 2016
Plans are coming together for Mandis shower, and I can see you doing your dance and hear you saying "Love it robbers " I wish so much you were here for this. I love you , I miss you
Posted by Donna Bailey on August 16, 2016
I sit here looking at the pictures of Jax going off to his first day of school. My heart aches as I think of how proud GG would be of him. She taught him so many things and he loves showing what he has learned. I know GG will always be with him in spirit, I just sooo wish she was here in person. Miss you so much sweet GG.
Posted by Robyn Fishbein on August 12, 2016
Jackson start school next week! Can you believe it? We put him in the school you suggested. No one would be more excited or more proud about this day then you. Hes so smart and so well-prepared because of you. Pop is doing a great job doing the things you would be doing with the boys. Jackson mentions you often. Keep watching over us! We love you
Posted by Lynne Hales on August 1, 2016
We took the kids to the Aquarium yesterday. They played Josh Grobin during a show and then I saw dragonfly earnings in the gift shop. I miss you so much. I just can't believe you're gone.You made the world a whole lot happier. One day we will meet again. Xoxo
Posted by Ron Brucato on August 1, 2016
My dear friend Deb, how can this be??? My heart is saddened by your transitioning away from us. But I bet God is being well entertained. We met at Eastern Airline Training Center in Miami in 1970 and worked together for 7 years. "OMG" was your motto. I will miss you "fabulous" smile and the light in your eyes. RIP my dear friend.l loving you from down here.
Posted by Pat Matthews on August 1, 2016
So saddened to hear this news in May and still trying to believe Debby has left us. She was one of the nicest persons you would want to work with..I worked with her at Eastern Airlines and American Express over 25 years. She always had a smile and will be dearly missed. The angels received a truly one of a kind!
Posted by Phyllis Zager-Wiener on July 3, 2016
My dear old friend,
My heart is aching as I write this note. We were 11 years old when we first met. It was the summer of 1961 at the 'Y' day camp. I was very shy. You befriended me & that was the beginning of a long friendship. That same year my family moved to a new apartment & I changed schools. To my delight I was in your class and again you took me under your wing & made the transition easy. We were close friends right through high school. We would meet every morning and walk to school together. After high school we drifted. We went to different colleges- met new people.
We didn't reconnect until years later. I was pregnant with my first child Daniellle, you were living in Iselin with Bob, Mandy & Corey. After you moved to freehold time passed again. We were busy with work and kids.. But 3 years ago you reached out to me. You came back to New Jersey and made a point to stop and see me, even if it was for a quick hug. You made such an impact on so many people. I'm sorry so much time passed when we didn't see one another.
Your time here was too short. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of it. You will be deeply missed my friend .
Posted by Steve Regis on June 18, 2016
I met Debby on 04/20/11 at the Police Department. Debby was reporting the theft of her purse. To make a long story short, after 5 years from the incident, we still kept in touch.

In my almost 20 years as a police office, Debby is the only person that turned from a victim to a close personal friend of mine.

We'd always fight on the phone and laugh over her feeding the homeless, especially this one particular man. She would always go above and beyond to bring him food, even in the pouring rain. I told her how caring and CRAZY she was and she would even cloth him.

Debby knew it was dangerous, but her kindness and determination shielded her from that. She would tell me how great she felt to see her homeless man, especially when he'd smile and thank her.

One time Debby couldn't find her homeless man, only his shopping cart. So she called me and told me to look for him. A couple of days later, she looked though the shopping cart to find clues on his whereabouts. Debby kept looking for him for over a week, until he popped back up.

She was so excited and happy, that when she called me, she bragged that she found him first.

I enjoyed every conversation and text we had and especially seeing her for one last time in April and taking a photo with her. I will truly miss you my friend.

Posted by Patricia Daniels on June 13, 2016
Debbie your smile shall forever shine brightly in my heart... Thank you for the joy and encouragement that you brought to myself and so many others at Eastern Airlines' Terminal B... I knew that when I saw you things would go well that day... You cannot imagine how you truly impacted my life during those years at Newark Airport...
Posted by Judy Baumgold on June 13, 2016
My Dear Cousin Debby,
I can see and feel your smile. It was always there and with a big hug. We met infrequently over the years, and yet each time it was as if time had not passed. That warmth and acceptance were part of your DNA, inherited from you parents, my beloved Uncle Cy and Aunt Sooky.  You always chose to show the bright side, even in these last years when you were battling a terrible disease.  Our connection is from those early years when you were growing up on Keer Avenue. One small Deb memory:  You were ten and I was fifteen:  the family was sitting Shiva for your Dad.  In the living room upstairs were many people, and tears. I don't recall whose idea this was, but you and I went down to the basement, and I decided (or was I conned into it?) to smoke a cigarette. I coughed; you were scared, and we put it out. I made you swear not to tell my mother.  I few hours later, you did tell her. Looking back, sneaking a cigarette, and being mischievous must have been our way to get away from all the pain upstairs. 
May your smile and fun loving sparkle continue to glow on all of us.
Posted by Mandi Williams on June 12, 2016
Today is hard mom... Today we have our first celebration since you are gone that you will not be at. Today we celebrate Brad's birthday without you. Birthday's will NEVER be the same again. It feels like yesterday and it feels like forever since we spoke last. I feel such a emptiness. You filled my heart and life so fully. I miss you so much! Thank you for the signs. Keep sending them....I notice them all! ILYMTYLTT
Posted by Robyn Fishbein on June 11, 2016
This past week I wish I could share some great events that have happened. I know you are watching and in my head I play out what the conversations would have been like. Makes me smile :)
Love your Robbers
Posted by Donna Bailey on June 5, 2016
It has been less than 3 weeks, why does it seem like forever since I have spoken to my friend? I miss you Debby
Posted by Jenn Myers on June 3, 2016
I was just thinking about Debbie today. I was thinking about what an amazing Gigi she was to my nephews and what an incredible second mom she was to my sister, Robyn. I remember the first time my sister told me she had a new friend in West Palm and then she told me she was in her 50's.At that time my sister was single and in her mid 20's, so I thought it was super weird until I met Debbie. Then it all made sense. She was just an awesome person that anyone would want to to be friends with. Whenever me and my girls came to visit she was always so loving. We would take the kids to music class and library story time. The love she had for her Jax and Chase was like nothing I've ever seen before. You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Linda Goldberg on May 28, 2016
Years ago before I was knowledgable about Judaism, I inadvertently scheduled one of our children's birthday parties on one of the holidays. I was so concerned that no one would be able to come... until Debby was there in full force with her kids. I knew from that moment I had a sister-in-law I could count on. 

Impressions of Debby: very hard working, always striving to help support the family; fun-loving with many devoted friends; so generous, and always ready to help anyone in need. A strong woman, always "eshet hayil" (a woman of valor), and she was never stronger than the last 6+ years, as she lived with more love than most could hope for in a lifetime. 

Debby is forever closest in age and spirit to her older brother Howard (my husband). They were there for each other at Oklahoma University, then the airline industry at Eastern, and finally her flight to the Heavens, where they fly together once again.

Debby was there for me in recent years and we had a shared sense of spirituality for our loved ones. We enjoyed sharing stories about specific signs and messages we encountered, and I know our shared sense will continue to grow stronger. These signs give us comfort that our loved ones are truly with us everyday. 

I'm so grateful Debby was in my life. I love her and miss her so much.

Posted by Mike Basile on May 26, 2016
i worked with you for many years at west palm city and i remember when you came into our family your sheer enthusiasm and zest for life.even tho we fell out of touch in recent years your decency and goodness was reflected in all you did and always made an impression on me and all you came in touch with-that is a legacy worth remembering and something we can all aspire to attain in life!my heart is screaming!luv to all your family
Posted by Mandi Williams on May 24, 2016
Mama ... I haven't wrote here yet because I don't know where to start. I will post my eulogy here so everyone who didn't hear it can read it. But meantime today is truly the first day of the rest of my life. You're gone a week today and it seems like forever. Everyone who loved and supported us has left and gone home. Today I came back to work and I woke up with anxiety...I would normally come to see you before and after work, but today I need to find my "new normal". I miss you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. My heart hurts bad!
Posted by Pam Enzinna on May 24, 2016
There are no words to describe my feelings that haven't already been said. You were such a beautiful, thoughtful ,caring and fun person. I have so many great momories in my heart with you. You will truly be missed but we have all been blessed to have had you in our lives. Forever our Angel. I love you.
Posted by Robyn Fishbein on May 23, 2016
Today was hard for me, I miss you.

I was thinking about how many times you told me the story of how Corey is such a genius. How he put the grill together when he was like 7 and when you woke up in the middle of the night and saw his lights on and when you went in his room he was building the the Taj Mahol out of Legos. I must have heard it a million times but I never cut you off because you would light up telling me. I love you for that. It probably was a nice little tower but your truth was it was a masterpiece. I miss you calling me Robbers. I miss you terribly.
Posted by Rusty Berryhill on May 23, 2016
Every time I would visit City Furniture there was always one smile that I could always count on. It was Debby's! She made an impact with her vibrant personality. She visited our factory in Mississippi in 2006 and she made just as much of a positive impact here. She was definately a fun person to be around and will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Fran Herbst on May 22, 2016
To the Fish Family
I feel so fortunate to have had your Mom in my life. Yesterday was filled with so much LOVE at the Chapel.
I am so sorry that I was unable to join you after to celebrate Mom's life.
The lanterns and fireworks we're amazing.
You were all so lucky to have your Mom & she all of you.
Mom will Always remain a part of my life. She will be in my thoughts &  in my heart.
Fran (Franny)
Posted by Alice Buydos on May 21, 2016
I like to think of my family time with Debby in terms of having two lives.
Our first life was in NJ-- growing up as cousins- lucky to live close by --sharing tons of family and fun times. Then as adults - working, raising families, more good times.
Our second life was in Florida. Wow- how lucky Andy and I were to have Debby, Bob and one by one the Fish kids moving nearby once again. My parents always said how wonderful it was to have them so close- all the fun we had during our time in Florida. The Fishes have always been there for us in good times and bad. 

Fav Deb story.... It was in the early 80's at Newark Airport on a hot August day. My flight was canceled. Andy had just dropped me off- I was stuck. No cell phones back then. I had to find a phone to leave a message to have Andy turn around and pick me up. Lucky enough to have booked on Eastern, I asked if Debby was working. After explaining the situation, Deb said, "I am off from work in 20 min., why don't you come to my house and we will have Andy pick you up!"  After leaving a voicemail, we were on our way. It was a HOT steamy day. Deb rolled down the windows and we were on our way. My contacts were rolling around, my long hair blowing in the hot wind, tangling away. I felt awful for Debby thinking she doesn't have air conditioning during the summer. Never brought it up... just enjoyed her company while I was sweating, tangled and hoping my contacts wouldn't fall out.  26 years later in Florida on a HOT steamy day Debby picks me up to go on another great adventure. Debby rolls the windows down! As we are on the road, I had to say something. I couldn't believe her luck- not to have air conditioning working in Florida. I said, "Deb, I feel awful for you, you have no luck with cars and AC".  She turned to me and said, "Of course I have air conditioning, who needs that, don't you just love the warm breeze and sunshine!"  I tied up my hair, put my hand out the window feeling the wind and laughed to myself about that hot summer day in the 80's....That was Debby- loving nature, her giraffes, birds, monkeys, elephants and turtles. I saw life in a whole new way thru her eyes during our second life in Florida. Her love for her family and all those she met were amazing. My friends would meet her once and never stop talking about her! 

Now there is a third life-- one without our Debby. She is smiling down on all of us -- those close to her know that she believed in "signs". May there be many "47's" and "74's" in our lives.  xoxoxox
Posted by Nicole Laneve on May 21, 2016

Today was a rough one. So many people gathered to pay their respects to a wonderful person inside and out. It was truly an honor to hear the amazing stories shared by your loved ones. I'll never forget the day you stole my customer at City Furniture. Was'nt hard to do since I was probably one of the laziest sales people that company has ever had lol. But of course, couldn't stay mad at you. You brightened up everyone's day at work. I enjoyed our many conversations in the break room. And the day we left work and you helped me shop and pick out favors for my moms 50th party. But most of all, SEVEN years after I left the company you called me out of the blue and said "Nicole, don't make any plans on this day, you're coming with me to see this medium and you're gonna contact your brother". After all the years that had gone by since we had contact it's like you knew what I needed. And that experience opened my eyes and made me realize there's more after life. I truly believe with all my heart we are sent here for a purpose. And once that purpose is fulfilled we move on to a different level. All of the people you helped and lives you changed here on earth you served your purpose ten fold. You are still here with us, just in a different way now. I know you will send your family and friends signs to let them know you are with them and watching over them. Thank you for being you. You will be missed! All my love❤️
Posted by Anne Nikitiades on May 20, 2016
To a wonderful friend who lit up so many lives. A truly generous and genuine person. I will always have you in my heart and in my wonderful fun and happy memories together. I will remember you often when I am flying up in the sky among the clouds.
Posted by Michele McWilliams on May 20, 2016
I didn't know Debby - I came here to visit my nephew, Artie - but I saw her photo in the "featured" area and something in her smile drew me in. Needless to say, I have been in tears since almost the beginning but Bonnie Raskin's message really sent me over the edge of the waterfall. How lucky you all were to be part of such an amazing woman's life. I won't forget her or this experience.
Posted by Maria Baralus on May 20, 2016
Today was Field Day at Applegate ... I drove by your old house and thought of you, I helped the kids with their races and thought of all the times you helped all of us at Field Days ... So many amaZing memories from my childhood and you are in them xoxox love you and miss you !!!!
Posted by Willie Curtis on May 20, 2016
when i came to work at city furniture in 2001, i meet this wonderful woman with a smile that made everything fine. during my time there we became friends and co-workers when ever i feel i little down Debby would say it would be ok,when i had to be let go i know while i was there i made a wonderful friend in Debby i miss you, may god watch over you.
Posted by Donna Ott on May 20, 2016
I have worked in oncology for 26 years and there have been many people that have touched my life but very few have touched my heart the way that Debi did. As she came into chemo once I complimented her purse. Well she emptied it out and gave it to me! Another time she had such a cute outfit on so I told her. The next time she came she had bought me the same outfit! That's the kind of person she was. Give you the shirt off her back or the purse off her arm. I will miss her smile. I will miss her cute funny texts. Even when you were feeling terrible you kept that sense of humor. I loved you and I will miss you!
Posted by Brad Fishbein on May 20, 2016
Just getting ready for your favorite, A violent thunderstorm which helps me know you are at peace mama
Posted by Jonathan Cy on May 20, 2016
Cool, brimming with sunshine and adoration emanating from pure goodness that commands effortless respect, with a youthful spirit. That's the sense I've always had in a flash thought of my Aunt Debby. 

My Dad, the most charismatic guy I've ever known to exist, adored his younger sister. It was plain to see that they were made of the same intrinsic quality. I always thought it was neat to observe their animated exchanges:

"Deb, you're not gonna believe this--"
"How, I am scuh-reaming!!--"
"Deb!--" "How!!" [overwhelming laughter and screaming]
It's like one might expect when such brother-sister titans get together. 

That special quality, so abundant in the Fantastic Four of siblings--the children of Sooky and Cy--was always so bright with Aunt Debby that she shines it outward onto others.

I can only allude to what that special quality is by likening it to the Sun as a source of energy. It transcends description, religion, and physical existence for that matter; the nexus of greatness realized in a person--

Aunt Debby's light shines brighter than ever; its effect as real and as great as the feeling for her in the hearts of her loved ones...

I love you (favorite) Aunt Debby,
Your favorite nephew, Jonathan
Posted by Lou Simon on May 19, 2016
My sister always said how smart she thought I was. Well, Deb...why can't I figure out how to stop crying over the loss of you? You were a big sister, a friend, a confidante, an inspiration...and I do believe I told you how much I loved you 10 million times but, once more for good measure...I love you always and am so grateful Mom and Dad had one more baby so I could grow up loving, respecting and admiring you. No more discomfort...no more fear....and no spiders. May you rest in peace forever with all of our love.
Posted by Bonnie Raskin on May 19, 2016
When Debby's mom, Sooky, married my father, Al, I got the best present of all: Debby as a sister. There was never any "step" in that sisterhood. From our first meeting, Debby welcomed me into her loving, TANNED arms with a hug and smile that melted my sullen, lonely, confused 15 year old self. I had no siblings, so Debby was a revelation- I'd never met anyone like the live wire, spunky, gorgeous, glowing, bold, audacious, wonderful, hilarious personage who told me stories about surviving Newark Airport, dealing with the NY Jets and living what to teenage me was an amazing la vida loca. Debby is a mesmerizing spirit-- I can't refer to Debby ever in the past tense-- who taught me what love, compassion and family is all about. Bob, Mandi, Corey, Brad, Robyn and grandsons and scores of friends filled Debby's world and heart to overflowing. You were all perfection, and she adored and cherished those in her inner circle with a vehemence and unconditional love I've never seen the likes of-- except maybe in Sooky. Two phenomenal role models I strive to be embody my entire life. I can't say "rest in peace" to Debby because that's not who she is. My guess is that wherever Deb has landed, she immediately re-connected with loved ones who preceded her and then rolled up her sleeves and got down to the business of organizing, redecorating and showing everyone phone photos and videos of the legions of loved ones left behind to miss her more than words can express. As a mother to my own daughter, I held up Debby and Mandi's relationship as a goal to aspire towards. Debby is a "oner" and will always be so. My healing thoughts and prayers go to everyone aching over this profound loss of a person whose heart and being were-- and are-- larger than a mere life.
Posted by Danny LaRose on May 19, 2016
Dear Fishy,

I'm so grateful I was able to see you at the Wellington grand opening. I could tell you did not feel well but you still came anyway and put on that signature smile when you seen me. 10 years I've known and loved you. Back when you would sell knock off purses out of your trunk In between customers ....and to customers. I remember when I was debating going into sales you encouraged me and even gave me my first tie.(elephants - trunks up for good luck). You got me Louie and then helped find him a home when my son became Allergic. You were so thoughtful and giving and all from the heart. I could listen to your crazy stories forever. Even crazier ideas! You'll forever have a place in my heart.(Screaming of corse) I love youFishy.
Hugs -N- Fishes X
Posted by Stuart Mandel on May 19, 2016
My first thoughts go back to a beautiful young couple, Sooky and her Sy (back from the war), and then on to Sooky and her four young babes who were left  to struggle together to a brighter life through the sadness and pains of Sy's much too early passing.
Sooky was, we all know, an extraordinary woman. She spread her love and warmth and and lightness onto all who knew her and loved her -including all of us in the Mandel family who remained close to her throughout the years.  Sooky is deeply missed by all of us because of what she meant to us. 
Time and distance has for the most part kept us  apart from Sooky's family especially in later years, but I have always been aware of the fact that Debby was cut out of the same cloth as her mother- a loving warm person who will be missed by her family and friends for the same reasons that cause us to cherish the memory of her dear mother.
 My deepest condolences  to all of  Debby's family, including Lou and Bonnie, and all the others who loved Debby and now mourn her passing.
Posted by Linda Medeiros on May 19, 2016
I have known Debby through my sister JoAnn for over 40 years. Although we only met a few times over the years (I lived out of state) I feel like I knew her well. Whenever Jo talked about her I knew I was in for a laugh. One of the things I remember from so long ago was when they were warned by EAL to only wear plain socks with their uniform, they went out of their way to find the most outrageous socks (glitter, etc.) they could find. There are many other stories that I remember but I'll let JoAnn tell them. She was one of a kind!

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