Charles Lazarus

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Charles Lazarus

Toys R Us founder dies days after franchise announced it will shut down

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us, has died at age 94, a week after the iconic chain he started six decades ago announced it will shut down its stores across the U.S. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Deep condolences for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace.

Posted by B Cox - Bowie, MD   July 27, 2018

My heartfelt condolences and sympathies for the entire family of Mr Lazarus. May God grant solace during this most challenging time. With Love

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2018

I wanted to express how sorry I am for your passing. We loved ToysRUs and the company was wonderful to us.
I was thinking that someone should write a book about the ToysRUs company and its founder, Charles Lazarus.
It would be a lovely way to commemorate his company and life, and the man behind ToysRUs. I know I would buy it.

Posted by Lauren Clemente - Troy   April 18, 2018

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Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Thank you for your service and bringing smiles to many children. RIP Mr. Lazarus

Posted by E L - Irving, TX   April 07, 2018

Truly saddened to hear about Charles Lazarus' passing. I will always be proud to say that I was truly a Toysruskid. I met my husband while working at toysrus now we have 2 beautiful little girls and the first time we took them to toysrus their little faces had big smiles they were so happy excited. it breaks our hearts to know that we might not have toysrus stores ever again for our children and future generations Thank you for your service- thank you for bringing smiles to many kids. My condolences to the family
RIP Mr.Lazarus

Posted by Erika B - Irving, TX   April 07, 2018

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

Posted by A friend   April 07, 2018

Brilliant man, RIP

Posted by A friend   April 05, 2018

My condolences to the family.

Posted by Rose    April 04, 2018

I'm sorry I really prefer things when Charles was in charge. Because now I have to grow up. And I really loved being one of his toys r us original cabbage patch kids. Family I pray your heart open to comfort from the heavenly father and Charles I respect you and am lost now with out your clearly defined abundantly obvious place to GO shop.
Britt Nichole lozano

Posted by Brittany Jones - Nuevo, CA   April 01, 2018

So very sorry for your lose. Such a talented man. He will be missed greatly. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by - Psalm 34:18   March 29, 2018

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   March 29, 2018


Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers on the passing of Mr Charles. He was a truly a brilliant and talented man of integrity. May God provide comfort and strength during this most challenging time. With Love & Prayers ~ Al & Ann

Posted by A friend   March 28, 2018

So sorry for the family great loss , kids going miss they special Toys R us store . May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. 2Thessalonians 2:16,17

Posted by A friend   March 28, 2018

So many memories
So much joy this man vision has given to so many
Thank you for sharing him with all of us
May God grant you comfort from many family and friends
My prayers are with you during this time

Posted by Jackie - Lithonia, GA   March 27, 2018

I had never been to Toys R Us until I interview at one of your stores. That was 32yrs ago. I will always be proud to say that I was truly a Toys R Us kid. Sorry for your loss. RIP Mr Lazarus

Posted by - coworker   March 27, 2018

Thank you for your service- thank you for bringing smiles to many kids with just mentioning the name - toys R Us- God Bless- See you on the other side...

Posted by A friend   March 27, 2018

Condolences to the family. Please find comfort in the words found at Act 24:15. The hope of seeing our loved ones again.

Posted by A friend   March 25, 2018

Mr. Lazarus contributed to our childhoods with all of our trips to Toys R Us. We are thinking of his loved ones & hope you will receive the peace of God during this sad time. Our condolences to you.

Posted by A friend   March 25, 2018

May the GOD of all comfort be with the family.

Posted by A friend   March 25, 2018

MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY DURING THEIR TIMES OF DISTRESS.

Posted by BETTIE GRIFFIN - IL   March 25, 2018

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

Posted by A friend   March 25, 2018

Truly saddened to hear about Charles Lazarus' passing. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43

Posted by - BRONX, NY   March 25, 2018

When Mr. Lazarus first came into my office, put his feet up on my desk, and said: "Tell me what's happening !" I knew I was with a great CEO who had his fingers on the pulse of his business. His vision brought such great joy to generations of children around the world. Surely there is a welcoming place in heaven for such a wonderful man. Thank you Charles, for making us all wide-eyed Toys R Us Kids. May God bless you and your family always.

Posted by Bob Smith - Kinnelon, NJ   March 24, 2018

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Posted by Elaine Adler LeDoux - Tampa, FL   March 24, 2018

I am so sad to hear of the death of Charles Lazarus. I spent happy times and have wonderful memories with him and his family in Chevy Chase. I send my condolences to Diane and Ruthie and all his grandchildren. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Elaine Adler LeDoux - Tampa, FL   March 24, 2018

He brought so much joy to so many kids. Thanks.
May God comfort you and your family

Posted by M D - CA   March 24, 2018

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Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   March 24, 2018

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Lazarus family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by CF    March 23, 2018

I would like to thank you so much for all the wonderful memories your company have given me and everyone in the country. I'm proud to be born and raised a toys r us kid

Posted by Patrick P    March 23, 2018

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I new him for over 30 years. You wear a good man to work for

Posted by Nathan Ogden - Lawrenseville, GA   March 23, 2018

Posted by Nathan Ogden - Lawrenseville, GA   March 23, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful childhood memories! I will always be a Toys R Us Kid!

Posted by Hope - Hammond, IN   March 23, 2018

Thanks for all the good that you brought to my life. Rest in peace, Charles

Posted by Neil Saul - Coral Springs, FL - Friend   March 23, 2018

Such a rock and mountain has left a great legacy.

Posted by A friend   March 23, 2018

. . . a gentleman from start to finish.

My thoughts and prayers for you Joan at this difficult time.

Posted by R L Brackett - WPB, FL   March 23, 2018

Charles was the one who interviewd and hired me(one of the early people) to join the company in 1969 and gave me several of his categories to buy.

to have been part of his team together with Sy Ziv was the ultimate education in the the toy industry.

Thank you, Charles it was a privilege.

Posted by Bob Goldstein - Boynton Beach, FL   March 23, 2018

Posted by Bob Goldstein - boynton Beach, FL   March 23, 2018

May the God of all comfort be with you.

Sincerely

Posted by A friend   March 23, 2018

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A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, and through our memories, they live on.A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God. So sorry for your loss. My condolences.

Posted by C. Houk - Clarksville, TN   March 23, 2018

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Posted by The Crawford Family - Bham, AL   March 23, 2018

Thank you for making my sons and my grandson's lives so bright whenever they entered ToysR Us to get the latest toys!They would be so excited and wanted every toy in the store. Memories to last a life time and so many unimaginable dreams brought to life. Once again,Thank you,Mr.Lazarus

Posted by Alfonso Crawford - Birmingham, AL   March 23, 2018

My stepfather,
Harry Glassman, had a similar business in Baltimore in the 1950s and always spoke so well of Charlie. He was truly a wonderful businessman. My sincere condolences to the family
Evelyn Held

Posted by Evelyn Held - Baltimore, MD - friend   March 23, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Although your hearts are filled with pain and sorrow, our prayer is that you gain comfort and hope from God's promise to reunite us with our love ones on the earth, never having to say goodbye again. For Jesus will make this earth the problem-free paradise that His Father intended it to be. We have gained comfort and strength from this promise, may your family do the same.

Posted by Tish Wells - CA   March 23, 2018

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Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   March 23, 2018

May the "God of all comfort" be with friends and family.
2 Cor 1:3

Posted by A friend   March 23, 2018

My condolences to the Lazarus family for their loss. His inspiration was the key stone to making many children's wonderful dreams . It is evident that he will be greatly missed. Let God comfort you during your time of grief. 1 Thessalonians 3:7

Posted by BRENDA - Covington, GA   March 23, 2018

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Thoughts and prayers for his family, friends, community and the many generations of us TOYS'US' KID'S. Rest in peace Charles. Psalm 23

Posted by Jean Stott - Shelton, CT   March 23, 2018

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Rest in Paradise.

Posted by Susan Hawkins - Fort Worth, TX   March 23, 2018

Charles had a great run both in business and life. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Gordon Agnew - Gatlinburg, TN   March 23, 2018

My condolences to the Lazarus Family for the loss of your beloved CHARLES. My children grew up going to Toys R Us for all of their toys needs, as did many others. Thank you for sharing him with us. May you continue to be blessed with his memory and legacy and 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 (Daniel 12:13) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   March 23, 2018

May his good and hard work make a lasting impression on us all. May the family have fond memories and let God's Word comfort them at this time. Ps. 94:18,19.

Posted by A friend   March 23, 2018

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   March 23, 2018

Condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Lazarus.

Posted by Mary    March 23, 2018

My deepest condolences to Charles Lazarus family and friends may God grant them comfort during this time of sorrow your love one was a great person eevery kids in the world will missed him and he will surely be missed. Psalm 34;18,19

Posted by M Scoo - MD   March 23, 2018

My condolences to the family.
Sorry for your loss.
Philippians, do not worry over anything, but in everything let the things you have to ask for be made known to God by prayer and petition with thanksgiving.
Elizabeth

Posted by A friend   March 23, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr.Lazarus.Toys R Us was a part of my childhood and my sons.Thanks for the memories!Draw close to God in prayer during this difficult time and he will draw close to you-James 4:8.

Posted by Cheryl Lynn    March 23, 2018

For me and my family Toys R Us was a such a fun place to go and spend time choosing toys and gifts. May the family of MR. Lazarus know that I am saddened by this loss and our Heavenly Father understands your pain of heart. He promises a healing.
Hosea 13:14

Posted by J. Owens - Baltimore, MD   March 23, 2018

Posted by Grady Youngblood    March 23, 2018

My husband and I would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. We hope you can draw some comfort from the Bible book of John in chapter six verse forty.

Posted by Kim and Troy Malpass, Vanceboro NC    March 23, 2018

My family and I are profoundly sadden by the news of the passing of my dear friend and Boss of 30 years. Mr. Charles (Chuck)Lazarus a humble, open-minded, courageous, generous, disciplined, and a terrific human being. Mr. Lazarus will always be in our hearts.

Posted by Zacchariah Rolle - Nassau, Bahamas, NY   March 23, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family at this very difficult time. I will always be a Toys R Us

Posted by A friend   March 22, 2018

A great lover of the game of croquet. I had the honor of playing him and thoroughly enjoyed his stories about ToysRUs. Thank you, Charles.

Posted by Richard Scherf - West Palm Beach, FL   March 22, 2018

Our sympathies to the family and all who loved Mr. Lazarus. He will obviously be so missed. May precious memories of him and strength from the God of all comfort help you through this difficult time. From a former "toys r us" kid.

Posted by Wanda and Family    March 22, 2018

Sad for this company to fold and sadder still to learn of this death. Toys R Us was fun for my boys when growing up in NH. Great place to buy diapers and other much needed wares. Rest in peace, you are remembered by so many.

Posted by elizabeth e - Carmichael, CA   March 22, 2018

Dear Family of Mr. Charles Lazarus:

Our hearts are saddened for the loss of your beloved Charles who truly touched the lives of many parents and their children whom he obviously loved and made very happy with his wonderful toys. We know that you must be so very proud of him! He left a legacy for your family and ours as well. We will never forget him!

May our Father in heaven grant you all peace, love and comfort now and in the days to come.

MM, MS

Posted by A friend   March 22, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   March 22, 2018

I have many good memories from the times I spent in Toys R Us stores. You truly made the world a better place Mr. Lazarus. RIP

Posted by Michael Smith - Millville, MA   March 22, 2018

To the family of Charles Lazarus, he made my childhood complete, and I am so sorry that not only will his business be is continued, but his life as well. I hope you find comfort from our Heavenly Father, as he is the creator of life and feels the death of each and everyone of his works just as deeply as you do.

Posted by Valerie Joseph - NY   March 22, 2018

In memory of Mr. Lazarus, thank you to all of the good times my family and I had - remembering the times to go to the Toy's R Us store.. He made a lot of people happy. Sorry to hear of the death and RIP as well as to Toys R Us.

Posted by Susan Clark - Exton, PA - Acquaintance   March 22, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Lazarus family and friends, as well as his associates and the ToyRUs family. May the future bring brighter days. And may you find comfort in knowing we will see all those who've passed in a better world, under God's Kingdom. Matt.6:9,10; Matt.5:5)

Bayonne
New Jersey

Posted by Anna A - Bayonne, NJ   March 22, 2018

Thank You for making my childhood a dream with the wonderful looking store that I found what I wanted! Rest In Peace and prayers to all Charles friends and family. Rest In Peace Charles.

Posted by Barb Taylor    March 22, 2018

So sad especially at this time

My sympathy goes out to his family and friends

Posted by - OH   March 22, 2018

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Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   March 22, 2018

May the God of comfort be with the Lazarus family at this most difficult time. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by A friend   March 22, 2018

My Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To The Lazarus Family For Their Loss.Thank You Mr. Lazarus For Your Fantastic Toy Store For Us Kids.I Have Many Memories With My Mom & Dad,Shopping In Your Store.When I Was A Young Kid,Something You Will Alway's Remember.

Posted by James Martin - Canton, OH   March 22, 2018

Dear Joan..So very sorry for your loss..He was a real gentleman and a great friend...John and Paula Phaneuf

Posted by A friend   March 22, 2018

How ironic that he passed away days after announcing stores would close! This
Man had a vision and I for one a baby boomer myself looked forward to heading
Here to buy toys and being the first one In line for a special product! RIP. You brought
Much joy to many children.

Posted by Debora McCallum - Greenbelt, MD   March 22, 2018


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