My mother, Cecille H. Sturm (1922-1991) shown here with dad just married in 1948 and approximately 40 years later, is the true hero of the family. A public school teacher for 32 years, she gave two generations the tools to achieve the American Dream.
Dad and mom rest eternally together as they lived - side by side.

Each year, at the customary time before the Jewish High Holy Days, Rachel and I visit. A tiny American Flag flits in the late summer breeze atop the Jewish War Veterans symbol. Next to it, a granite monument reads:

Philip Sturm
December 17, 1913 - January 27, 1999
Beloved Husband and Father