Farewell to a Friend

The world woke a bit less bright today without the warmth that Iancu Ţucărman brought to us all. His memory, however, is a blessing—for he was a righteous man who lived every moment for the betterment of humanity.

Yesterday we said goodbye to a friend, a patriot, a musician and a uniquely kind man. The memorial service for Iancu was truly special. We cannot thank Tova Ben Nun-Cherbis enough for organizing a memorial gathering to honor him and ensure he was bid farewell in a safe, socially-responsible ceremony in the presence of loved ones and friends. Thank you also to Paul Schwartz and the Jewish Community of Bucharest, Ambassador Saranga, Minister Raluca Turcan, the Ellie Wiesel National Institute and the German Embassy for the incredibly thoughtful words delivered in honor of our friend. A most grateful thank you to Cotroceni Palace for the honor guard and 21 gun salute for this Romanian patriot. He was no ordinary man, and he warranted a final and proper acknowledgment for a life well-and-fully lived.

Yesterday’s funeral services bore testimony to Iancu’s humble greatness. His service ended with a musical score that would have brought a smile to the kind soul that shared so much music with us all.

Dear Maria, you shall always remain in our thoughts, and know that we all wish you solace.