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    Those we lost in 2014

    The sweetest grumpy old man I've ever met.


    Let me introduce you to a wonderful man I met in 2012 and said goodbye to in 2014. Dr. Marvin J. Carus. I worked as a sales associate for a vision center. He was one of the many doctors employed. When I first met Dr. Carus, he immediately came off as a grumpy old man. He was filling in for one of the doctors at the location I was originally at. After a couple hours, and eating lunch, he became quite the sweetheart. He was a funny, witty, caring man. He had the classic New York accent that you couldn't help but love. His blunt and inappropriate sense of humor was one of his best traits. I only worked with him a couple of times before transferring to his permanent location. From there, he made me feel like a part of the team right off the bat. He always gave me the best advice, even if it was harsh. He believed in my dreams. He admired how tough I was for going through so many struggles as a single mother with almost no help at all. He became like a grandfather to me. I grew to love and care for him in such a short amount of time. He was such a wonderful man. Even if he was mean, grumpy, and pardon my language an asshole! Every time I go to to Einstein Bros Bagels, I always get the everything bagel with cream cheese and a black coffee, because that's what he used to tell me to get. Jason's deli's broccoli and cheese soup and onion soup were his favorites with extra crackers. When it would be too busy or if looked tired, I would always run to get him his cup of soup. Even with all of his health problems, he was positive and pushing himself to his limits with a smile on his face. What may be little insignificant things to you, is actually very significant to someone else. A month before he passed he wrote me a recommendation letter. I keep that letter in a safe place. Whenever I feel down, or unsure of myself, I read it. Funny how the people who you don't know for long can become family. And impact your life in such a huge way. Rest In Peace Doc. I hope you're still telling jokes in the after life. I love you. And you are deeply missed.

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