his years there. I learned a bit more about the contemporary Philly theatre scene, which he knew well, especially its history. I then saw him a dozen times, or so, over the succeeding months and years and always, always looked forward to his warmth and support, when I found him in a crowd. He helped me feel at home in Philly, even though the city was entirely new to me, and I felt quite alone there. His warmth was a mitzvah. So, I am saddened to hear of his passing, and know he'll be missed by many friends and colleagues. But, I'm gladdened to feel assured that his life was a mitzvah for many. May the gates open wide for you, sir. And thank you.
(photo reposted from Philly.com obituary)