Condolence & Memory Journal

I am totlaly wowed and prepared to take the next step now.

Posted by Deena - JZQkhzNtVgixEHniNOQ, MN - XPXOmOGrKNZbbmpU   June 24, 2011

Cheers pal. I do appreciate the wriitng.

Posted by Genevieve - xPZOYPKQd, ID - uvkXqyTQpuFaedd   June 23, 2011

Anthony Bourdain wrote a wonderfully eloquent piece about Harvey's cultural significance:

Posted by Bill Copes    July 20, 2010

To the family of Mr. Harvey Pekar: Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that by means of God's Kingdom, all human suffering and even death will one day be completely removed! (Please read 1 Corinthians 15:25; Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4)

As for our loved ones who are now sleeping in death, the King of God's Kingdom, Jesus Christ, has promised that he will raise these ones back to life on earth; and restore humans and the entire earth to their originally designed perfect condition. (Please read Acts 24:15; John 5:25-30; John 11:11-44; Job 33:25; Genesis 1:28; Matthew 5:5; Psalm 37: 10, 11, 29; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Isaiah 9:7)

May these scriptural promises comfort, strengthen, and sustain you during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy for your loss, Mr. & Mrs. F. Weston (

Posted by Bea Weston    July 16, 2010


I looked Mr.Pekar up in the Cleveland phone book one time and there he was. Wanted so badly to call but decided to respect his privacy instead. Unpretentious, great sense of humor, had a way of depicting the common life and common man in an uncommon way. Hope he finds splendor in the afterlife.

Posted by louise krieder - fan   July 13, 2010

Living in San Francisco and raising my family there, I've nonetheless worked to stay in touch with my large extended family and my city of origin, Cleveland. Harvey helped me do that, via his particular, focused slice of life in the city on the Lake. In recent years, he helped me with an educational comic book I'm working on with the California Federation of Teachers. I actually just visited him this past Thursday and he graciously advised me on how to proceed with our project, while also telling me about his current project, a comic book about Israel. In addition, he agreed to consult with my brother, Matt, an elementary school teacher in the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood, on a comic writing project Matt has going for his students. He's been gracious in his giving of free help, so I was shocked to hear of his death so soon after we met and all the more grateful for his assistance.
Thank you Harvey, for paving the way and opening the door for so many.
Bill Shields

Posted by Bill Shields - San Francisco, CA - Reader/Advice Receiver   July 13, 2010

I was born and raised in Cleveland. Pekar fairly depicted his environment - a suburb on the very edge of a very poor city. His battles with cancer and his job as a file clerk, go hand-in-hand with where he lived, all of them setting the tone = slightly depressive, yet oddly humorous. Pekar - you have added Cleveland to the comic map!

Posted by Helene HOffman    July 13, 2010