John Kleeberg forwarded this note and images about the monument for the late bibliophile Gordon Frost.
A group of Gordon's friends and relatives gathered on Sunday, October 21, 2012, to unveil his monument in Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, Long Island (just over the border from New York City in Nassau County).
Rosalie Frost chose a very appropriate shape for the monument - a book. This monument shape is an uncommon one known as the "Book of Life" and it is used for grave monuments in both Judaism (Sefer HaChaim) and Christianity.
The persons in the photograph are, from left to right, Normand Pepin, John Kleeberg, Scott Miller, Rosalie Frost, and Dr. Ira Rezak (who took most of the photographs - the above one was taken by Scott's wife, Roz Miller).
The pages on the book are divided into six sections, which Ira suggested may refer to the six divisions of the Mishnah. There are no head and foot bands (well head bands, at any rate - I wasn't able to flip it over to see the foot bands). Quite a weighty tome.
To read an earlier E-Sylum article, see:
GORDON FROST 1935 - 2011
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