Testament for Richard S. Gresalfi

By Deborah Somerville
September 9, 2010


Joining Kenyon back in 1984, I didn't just get the chance to share an office with Rich for 2 years (that little inside office just off the elevator on 11!)  Like so many others, I also got to share his wonderful circle of family and friends.  

From the start, you could tell that Rich was a big guy who did things in a big way, and always thought to include everyone in the fun.  One of my favorite examples was the Statute of Liberty celebration in 1986.  As new associates, we were told we could bring one or two guests.  But arriving at work that morning, it became clear that Rich must have sneaked half of Long Island into the party!    And that was just the beginning . . .  

Meeting and spending time over the years with his loving wife Jayne, parents, in-laws, 3 super kids, siblings and friends, you could understand how Rich was able to take all the pressures of work with such stride and enthusiasm.  May your happy memories give you all true comfort and joy. 

Happy Trails, Richie!

Truly, Deb Somerville