I Lost a Mentor & Freind Tuesday


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Nov 15, 2004
Northborough, MA
The man I worked for when I first got in the framing business (and the 8 years that followed) passed away Tuesday. Vity Anish died at the young age of 85. Vity, along with his son Wayne ran a first class operation focused on outstanding customer service and great quality frames.

He wil be missed by those that new him and certainly by me. He tought me many things and valuable lessons that I know I will never forget. He provided me and my then fiance` some great opportunities to get our lives started. And for that, I can't thank him enough. I was fortunate enough to have seen him just 2 weeks ago. He was out in the front yard raking. He looked great, but said that he had not been feeling well. "I'm not as young as I used to be, you know John" He said to me. I reminded him that his father lived to be 98 and his mother was a young 102.

He asked me how my new store was doing? "How's the shop?" he said with his naisely voice.

"Great" I said. "You know how it is in July? Not a lot of framin' goin' on now."

" I remember. We did pretty well in the old days, huh?"

We sure did Vity...we sure did.
He sounds like a great man. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sorry for the sad news.

Take what he gave you and pass it on to the next framer that reminds you of yourself when you started.
What a wonderful man and so many great memories he has left you with.

In sharing how you feel about the loss of this man truly celebrates his life.

My sympathy.

I'm very sorry for your loss, John. It's always so touching to hear real examples of "Pay it forward".

Deepest sympathies. It must be upsetting to lose someone who meant so much to you and taught you so much. I'm sure you'll treasure the memories that you have of your friend/mentor.