Condolence & Memory Journal



Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   March 31, 2017

Jimmy Breslin should be the hero of anyone who writes for a living. He certainly has been a hero to me. Rest in peace, sir.

Posted by James Bankston - Austin, TX   March 24, 2017

May God bless your stance for the powerless and against the abusively powerful beyond this decade of ours!

Posted by Michael Boyd - Norolk, VA   March 23, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Our loving Creator cares for you.
"He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute; He will not despise their prayer."
~ Psalms 103:17

Posted by A friend   March 22, 2017

Grew up reading Jimmy Breslin. You were something special and will not be forgotten. My sincerest condolences to the family.
chuid eile i siochain

Posted by Bill Fitzgerald - Philadelphia   March 22, 2017

My Dad, Phil Ranallo a Buffalo Courier Express Sports Columnist, introduced me
to Jimmy over 50 years ago.

He said to me that day, "Jimmy Breslin will be a print "super star" and boy
was my dad right. My dad, like Jimmy, was
an award WINNER! May Jimmy rest in peace. We loved him. John Ranallo

Posted by John Ranallo - Bay City, MI   March 22, 2017

As a young aspiring writer, I had the good fortune of meeting Mr Breslin in the early 70's in the Lion's Head in Greenwich Village, with Pete Hamill and others...I would sit at the bar and listen to their outrageous stories...I was enthralled...I wanted to be him...he and that group were the last really great journalists.
Condolences to them and that family..

Posted by C Byrne    March 22, 2017

Another JB out of OLMM in Ridgewood. Read the column the same way I went to Mass. Never missed. God rest the soul of the man who told the city's story and used the grammar the nuns taught him. And condolences to Ms. Eldridge ,and the family whose loss is the sharpest of all.

Posted by Jim Brady - Jackson, NJ   March 21, 2017


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   March 21, 2017

Please let us know when and where his funeral/memorial service will be. He was truly one of a kind.

--William Arnone
(Robert F. Kennedy Senate office and campaign, which Jimmy covered so well and right to the awful end)

Posted by William Arnone - New York, NY   March 21, 2017

Posted by Jack Littlefield - New yor   March 21, 2017


My deepest sympathy to the Breslin family. He was a journalist to be admired always, the likes of they don't make anymore. Thank you Jimmy for your contributions.

Posted by - Boston, MA   March 21, 2017


Posted by michelle plakas-kaiser - kaiserslautern, germany   March 21, 2017


Tina and Lucio send love and warm wishes during this time. We always admired Jimmys humor as well as his caring nature. May God bless you all

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017

The Visalli family sincerely wishes condolences to the Breslin family. We have many fond memories of Jimmy and Ronnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.
God bless

Posted by Tina visalli - New York, NY   March 20, 2017

As a mediocre writer I probably would not have gotten two of my three books published without the help of the foreword and introductions Jimmy provided to me. He never said no despite my being a pain in the neck, and to me that was the true measure of the man.

Posted by Steven Scher - Bronx, NY   March 20, 2017

Sending my deepest condolences for your recent loss. Losing someone we love is one of the most devastating experiences in life, and the pain can seem unbearable. But trusting our loving heavenly father, the God of all comfort can fortify us and give us much needed comfort and peace ~ Psalms 29:11.

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017

Sympathy to

As the last member of Jack Curtin 's family, I would like to express my sympathy to all ! Would love to reconnect . Pray that God's grace will comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Carol curtin Walsh - Wellesley, MA   March 20, 2017

The world has lost a legend who can't be replaced. Jimmy's written articles were always unique. He was a "one of a kind" journalist who will be forever remembered. AJ

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017

I am sad. My writer and friend Jimmy Breslin has passed. We formed a friendship during his daughters' Rosemary hospitalization in 2004. I was her primary nurse. We took , trust was formed, and, thus a friendship. He came and picked me up with my mother outside NYPRESBYTERIAN, walking hand in hand like a gentleman does as visitors and staff just watched us. Yes, that was him, holding on to you at unexpected moments. Him telling me not to worry about my hair cut after brain surgery. He said " Damn you are alive, hair always comes back ". And it did. He was a treasure. Like potent tea. A gleaming diamond. I was and remain honored to have known him and his exceptional family. You can soar high now, JB. But, You will certainly be missed by me and so many countless others.

Posted by beka serdans - New York, NY   March 20, 2017

Rest in peace Mr. Breslin. I loved your writing, especially The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. My deepest sympathies to your family and friends.

Posted by Bambi McKibbon-Turner - Palm Beach Gardens, FL   March 20, 2017

Posted by Jack Barrett - Bushkill, PA   March 20, 2017

He will never be forgotten for the good and kindness he showed toward others. God keep those who pass on in his memory because they are precious to him.

Posted by AC - GA   March 20, 2017

Beloveds, truly saddened to hear about Jimmy Breslin's passing. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! (Luke23:43)

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017


Posted by Sharon    March 20, 2017

To the Breslin Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Jimmy. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that the God of all comfort is near to you during this time if you rely upon him.
With sympathy,

Posted by Chanell - IL   March 20, 2017

Condolences to the Breslin family.

Posted by Marie    March 20, 2017

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life well lived and loved by many. Psalms 90:10.

Posted by AC - GA   March 20, 2017

God keeps those who pass on in his memory because they are precious to him. Psalms 116:15.

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017

Sorry for your loss may there be comfort in knowning that god cares for you. 1 peter5:7

Posted by BH - GA   March 20, 2017

May your family have peace and comfort in knowing it has been promised sickness pain and death will one day be no more.

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017

My condolences to the Breslin family. We've lost a true New Yorker who cared about the common man. He was one of a kind. May the God of comfort bring you peace that surpasses all understanding. Php. 4:6,7

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories bring you solace and may family and friends surround you with love to endure this challenging time. God provides you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again John 17:3 in perfect health.

Posted by christian    March 20, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   March 20, 2017

To Ronnie and family -- so sorry to learn of Jimmy's passing. His words spotlighted the underdog; he never let those who represented humanity slip through the cracks. He did New York proud. Pat Weich

Posted by Pat Weich - New York, NY   March 20, 2017

He will be missed. As a teen growing up in NY I loved reading his column. I offer my sympathies to the family. May your memories and strength from the God of all comfort help you through this difficult time.

Posted by WD    March 20, 2017

He did a column many years ago and mentioned me.

Posted by Jim Lavelle - Dallas, PA   March 20, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   March 20, 2017

Condolences to his family. I grew up reading the Daily News and Mr. Breslin. He was a true New Yorker, a class act, and part of the "Old Guard."

Ann Marie McCarthy, former New Jerseyan
Waterflow, NM

Posted by ANN MARIE MCCARTHY - WATERFLOW, NM   March 19, 2017

Mr. Breslin was just a decent human being, a true New Yorker, a man of the people who truly was in the trenches with the everyday man, woman and child. We will not see his likes again.
Deepest sympathy to his beautiful wife, sons and all who loved him.

Posted by OHalloran Patrick - Cold Spring, NY   March 19, 2017

One of a kind. There will never be another Breslin.

Posted by Paul Carr - Cape Cod, MA   March 19, 2017

Jimmy,thanks for exposing our Church on Long Island,which applied everywhere!

Posted by Mike Gallagher - Titusville, FL   March 19, 2017

I have nothing but the fondest memories of Jimmy, Rosemary, and his children. I grew up next door to them when they lived in Forest Hills Gardens. We fell out of touch and I have tried for years to reconnect. I would so love to attend the funeral and express my condolences and pay my respects. Please contact me. My name is Maya Friscic Geiger. My number is 1-646-463-4131 and my e-mail is unicornzda@ Thank you

Posted by Maya Friscic-Geiger - Forest Hills, NY - Friend   March 19, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   March 19, 2017

Godspeed Jimmy, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   March 19, 2017

Like Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Joseph Mitchell before him, Jimmy was the Deep Soth of our beloved New York. He had morals, and an East Side ego. If you cut open his skull, you'd find an Everlast boxing glove (six ounces), a NYFD hat (7 1/2"), a rare steak, The Daily News, and a St. Christopher's medal. New York has a huge hole in it right now. More than ever before we need Jimmy Breslin. We are half as good as we were yesterday without him. God Bless Jimmy Breslin.

Posted by Richard Horan - Ithaca, NY   March 19, 2017

Abrilliant talent has left us> May he Rest in Peace

Posted by A friend   March 19, 2017

Whenever I saw a column by Jimmy Breslin, it was a good day.

Posted by Bruce Strickland - Mountainair, NM   March 19, 2017

OUR LOVE,AND SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE BRESLIN FAMILY AND JIMMY'S DEAR FRIENDS- NOW IS OUR TIME TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT A MAN THAT WE ADMIRED AND WE WILL MISS GREATLY. Jim had such an enormous talent for speaking the his mind and his brand of honesty is something you don't find everyday- May he RIP- He shall be missed and remembered by us.

Posted by Mr. and Mrs. GUTTENBERG - NYC, NY   March 19, 2017

Breslin was a phenomenal writer who would stop at nothing for the truth, no matter the cost. He lived his life with a spirit of adventure and a hunger for knowledge. May his friends and family lean on each other and on God to get them through this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   March 19, 2017

Our condolences to the Breslin family for the loss of your dear loved one. We are thinking of you at this difficult time, and hoping that you find comfort in your memories of happier moments.

Posted by A friend   March 19, 2017