On Monday, Jan 2nd, I sent the following email to Handmade's local volunteers. Many responded with loving comments and a photo, which I'd like to share with everyone. I hope from these comments you will see how appreciated June was.
June Grossberg, owner of Concepts in Yarn, and her husband, were killed in an auto accident while vacationing at their home in Mexico. This is very shocking, tragic and sad for all of us associated with her. June was Handmade’s very generous sponsor. She also advised me about many facets of Handmade. We all will miss her.
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The above photo shows June at our holiday party in 2015. This one captures her friendly, open, and helpful attitude.
What will happen to Handmade as a result of this? We have to wait a little, find out what her family wants to do with the shop and the business, and take it from there. Right now we need to pause a bit, grieve for the loss of June, and figure out what to do next.
Here are the comments:
Oh my gosh, their R no words. Still in shock. Patty T.
What a tragedy and a such a great loss of a wonderful person who had so much so share. Bea
I am so shocked and saddened by this news. What a tragedy for them and the family. Alison
❣I can't get June out of my mind, what a loss of a vibrant woman and her husband. Love, Sharon
I am so sorry to hear about June. Such a sudden and senseless loss. Love, Karen H
Thank you for sharing the tragic news about June and her husband. She will be hugely missed. I always enjoyed seeing and chatting with her whenever I walked through the door of Concepts. Linda Wi
So sorry to hear of this tragedy. May her memory be a blessing. .. Bonnie
I was so shocked and saddened by your email. I still can't believe it. What a horrible thing for June's family to lose both parents. Dolores
I just got the tragic news from a friend. Kathleen
I was SO sorry to hear about June and her husband. I can’t imagine how saddened her family and everyone is at Concepts and Handmade. I’m glad that I was able to see her and everyone at the Christmas party. I know the pain of losing someone so dear so suddenly. June was always so kind and helpful to me whenever I had a question with something. She will always be with us in spirit, and for me long distance with your emails and photos of her. Please accept my deepest condolences. Carolyn
Thank you for sharing this dreadfully sad news. My deepest condolences to you and all the ladies. With love, Cookie
Very, very, very sorry to read your note about June. What a pillar of helpfulness and strength she was to Handmade. She will be greatly missed. Chris N
This news is heartbreaking and all of us who have had the opportunity to spend time with her over the years will miss her. She will be in our hearts forever. Love Therese
This is, indeed, TERRIBLE news! Hugs, Mary B
How awful about June and her husband. Her family and everybody must be devastated. Linda Wh
I am so sorry to hear this. June was a good friend to you and to your work. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Toni
What a shock! I feel as if someone punched me in the stomach. Computers don't register tears. My heartfelt condolences to June's family and everyone else who knew and loved her. Judith
I am so sad for all those that are family ,friends and those associated with June. How very fragile is life. Nancy C
Tragic happening. I am praying for her family now and everyone who knew her personally. Mary E
Omg. Omg. Omg. This is very very upsetting. Thanks for telling us. Omg. Karen
This is truly very sad news, I remember June from the times I visited Concepts in Yarn, always a beautiful lady to help, point out projects, help understand the yarn and let you pick what spoke to you. My deepest sympathy to all their family and friends at this great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Always, Glenda
A very warm and informative email. We need to hug .... a lot. Ann
What a tragic loss of a lovely person. I have no words except to realize once again how important it is to be grateful for every day. Love Carole
My stomach turned when I was reading your email. This is so so sad. She was just with us having a wonderful time. I was so appreciative of her and took this picture and never thought this was going to be last one. Life is so unpredictable. Rest In Peace June-we love you. Betty
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Betty sent this photo of the moment when I was thanking June for her support of Handmade and June was answering: “I do none of the work and get half of the credit.” True June. So glad to have this very recent photo (our party was Dec. 14) which shows us all applauding June.