In a dazzling display of fraternity
and brimming with excitement,
We have gathered today to bid
farewell to a friend.
It is a brief event vainly attempting
to sum it all up.
Standing majestically behind
the tributes we pay you today
Lies a life-time of hard work,
dedication, and loyalty to Lederle.
You marched for thirty-nine years
like a soldier,
Living the three endangered
virtues of our time: honor, duty, and love of man.
Long after the echoes of this
evening have died,
There will remain forever enshrined
in our hearts: your simple dignity,
unalloyed humanity, and unaffected
What you leave for Lederle will
But the one shining monument
which will not be buried in the quicksand of
time is you.
Today we celebrate your going
Tomorrow we will miss you.