Monday, June 1, 2009

Tribute to Jen

I was asked to post this for anyone who might have missed it this morning:


83 comments:

  1. So sorry Boris! She was a very caring person, it was obvious even over the airwaves. Can't express how chocked up and saddened I was when I heard you this morning. My sympathies to all of you at the station, her family, and friends.
    Jessica Stewart
    Kingston

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  2. I know it must have been difficult to get through that Boris but I am glad you did it. I forgot alot of the funny audio bites you used to play. "A couple of shots of vodka I'd be down on my kness..." CLASSIC!

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  3. I don't get to listen to your show any longer being out here in Montana and with the time change and everything. I am so sorry that she lost her battle with cancer. I loved listening to the two of you in the morning. I was very sad when she left the show. I met her once and she was so friendly. I bet she is smiling down at us right now though!

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  4. Every day driving to high school I listened to you and Jen. She became a friend, as did you, Boris, and an important part of all my teenage memories. Listening to your tribute brought back many, many happy memories of showing up at school with a smile from laughing the whole way. Thanks Boris. I'm so sorry Jen's family. Praying for you all.

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  5. Boris, I'm an old listener of the show, unfortunately I can't pick it up down here in Florida. I remember when Jen joined the show, and unfortunately when she got sick... This is terrible news, and I'm very saddened to hear about this. I think this is a great tribute to Jen she was a great asset to the show, it's such a shame this happened to such a good person. I know she's going to be missed. I really enjoyed hearing this tribute to her. Hang in there Boris, keep doing what you're doing. My deepest sympathies to you, and Jens family and friends, I'm sure she'll be sorely missed.

    -Best wishes for continued success on the show Boris.

    -Matt

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  6. phil from clintondaleJune 1, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    i always wondered why jen left the show. now i know why. boris i love your show, listen everyday. i only have three words for you.....classy, very classy.... keep rocking for jen.

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  7. A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN...HER SPIRIT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER

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  8. I always used to listen to WRRV as a kid when i was growing up in Cold Spring, NY and it was always fun to be listening to Boris and his crazy cohorts. Jen was by far, my favorite. When i moved to FL, the one thing i missed was being able to listen to Boris & Jen on a daily basis. It really saddens me that she passed on, I cant even begin to tell you how depressed I am. Boris, stay strong man. If you want to write me, my email is jbenecasa@gmail.com

    From Daytona Beach with love...
    Jake Benecasa
    Daytona Beach, FL

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  9. I am very sad to hear the passing of Jen. As you know, I have been a fan of WRRV for a very long time. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet her and also had fun at the Hobnobbin in Pok/Hyde Park and at The Dutch when she was there. She was a wonderful person. My prayers to out to her and her family. Also, you are in my thoughts and prayers too, as I know how hard it is to lose someone so close. Take Care, Boris.

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  10. Boris -Thanks for posting the Jen medley. It's so nice to hear her voice and her great sense of humor. You made our day.
    Jon and Sue
    Suffern, NY

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  11. Very sad sweet was such a sweet person, she will be missed

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  12. Music all morning with boris and jen
    best radio show ever
    Thank you boris and Jen


    Frank Zip
    Washingtonville

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  13. Very sad she will be missed and I will pray for her. She was Great!

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  14. Geez- I don't even know what to say. A friend of mine called this morning to ask me if I was listening to the show. I wasn't as I was running around the office and hadn't had a chance to stream it. He told me to turn it on immediatley, Jen had passed away Friday. I never met Jen, never spoke with Jen, but I can't help but feel so much sadness. Jen came on the show when I was in High School. I listened every morning and she always made me laugh. I remember her leaving the show and I remember her being diagnosed with cancer. My friends and I are big WRRV fans. We're always winning our way into the parties and always laughing about what we heard that morning. We're all in agreement when we say that Jen was and always will be our favorite co host. Listening to someone every morning for years, it almost begins to feel like you know that person, or at least what kind of person they are. Jen was an amazing person and I'm sure she's making God laugh.

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  15. So sorry to hear the news, my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time.

    Luke "the angry guy"

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  16. i loved listing boris and jen.i'm so sorry her fight was lost.she was a very bright and happy person who made me laugh often.she'll make god laugh now.all our love to boris and her family.

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  17. Jen was always my favorite side-kick. Thank you for playing back some of those hilarious moments. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends.

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  18. Truly classy tribute for a truly classic woman . Rest in peace Jen . Thanks for the memories . Thanks Boris and keep your chin up .


    Chris
    Marlboro N.Y.

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  19. I was so saddened to hear about Jen. My thoughts are with you and both the WRRV and Jen's family. She will be missed greatly!

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  20. Terrible news hearing of Jen's passing. She was the best sidekick Boris ever had, she always put him in his place! I met Jen at her WRRV going-away party at the Dutch Cabin in Poughkeepsie, unaware of the fact that her reason for leaving the station was due to a cancer diagnosis. The world is a worse place without her.

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  21. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the friends and family of Jenn. Boris, I'm so sorry that you lost your dear friend. I remember when Jenn won the contest. I listened to both of you every morning on the way to work. Jenn, you will be dearly missed...yeeeesssssirrrrr!!! God bless and rest in peace...

    Much love,
    Debi

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  22. Hey Boris Nice job with this tribute. She will be truly missed. She was so full of life and fun, a real sweet heart

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  23. That was so sad to hear you talk about jen, i my self wanted to cry but i could not bc i had to go into work. I felt your pain through the radio she was by far my favorite cohost. i thought the tribute was great and she must have loved her time at the station. the world truly lost a great person who could make any one smile

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  24. Well done Boris.....she will be missed.

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  25. RIP Jenn - WRRV keep her spirit alive through sound bites - Boris make it so

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  26. I remember when she was diagnosed. How you shaved your head for support. I loved the two of you and it's never been the same. I thought of her often.

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  27. I used to listen to you and Jenn all the time. I read the obit. and couldn't believe it. Such a young life lost. I pray for her and her family. I know what its like to loose a friend so young to cancer. I still think about him and its been 10yrs.

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  28. SHE WAS THE BEST!!!

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  29. SHE WAS THE BEST!!!

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  30. Jen was by far my favorite co host on WRRV. I was super sad when she left the show. I remember the great moments that she had on the show. I couldn't help but laugh every morning on my way to work listening to both of you. You guys were great together!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family. She was and awesome person and I never met her personally but I felt that I knew here just from the show.

    Kristina
    Pine Bush

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  31. I loved your show with Jen, she was great!
    She'll be missed.

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  32. I listened to Boris and Jen on my daily drive to work and missed her when she left the show. My thoughts and prayers to Jen, her family and friends.

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  33. I went to school with jen and he smile could light up a room. She is now when there is no more pain and now truly an angel

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  34. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jens passing this morning, and shed a few tears after listening to your heartfelt broadcast. I was one of the lucky listeners who actually got to meet Jen and witness first hand her sweet & outgoing personality. I will always remember the bus ride to go skiing, kickin back at the bar for a few,Jen reciting that lovely song over the intercom and Mackay putting out the tv fire. She will be missed but will be in pain no longer.
    I have posted my favorite poem that reminds me of those I lost,
    Kerry Siragusa
    Middletown, NY

    Do Not Cry
    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there; I do not sleep,
    I am a thousand winds that blow;
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
    I am the gentle autumn's rain.
    When you awaken in the morning hust,
    I am the swift uplifiting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft star that shines at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there; I did not die.

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  35. Jen was the best ever. She really brought out the funniest parts of Boris and gave him a challenge. I'm very saddened by her passing. My son moved away years ago but always said Jen and Boris were the best team and he missed her in the morning bits.

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  36. I started listening to Boris and Jen in the morning when I first started college, and listened to the show every morning until I graduated. I actually met Jen at an event before even meeting Boris. It was a sad day when she left the show. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friend.

    Ross
    Syracuse, NY

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  37. outstanding...simply outstanding. god bless.

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  38. i forgot how much she contributed to the show, and especially what's been missing for the last 5 years. what you did here was beautiful, a fitting tribute for one hell of a girl. you even bought a tear to my eye.

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  39. I just spend a year in NY as an Au Pair and I was listin' to your show all the time. Soo as I got back to germany, my brother was allready in the fight with cancer and he losed it. It's allready been a year with out him, but he is still in my heart and my memory. Soo I really untersand your feelings about to lose somebody how is close to u and the pain will never stop :( and u'll ever ask u why did that happend? and nobody can give ya an anwser!

    So just a big hug for u from germany

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  40. BORIS.. .WHAT A GREAT TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL PERSON.. SHE WILL ALWAYS SMILE DOWN ON YOU!

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  41. Jen was one of the most courageous and sweet people I have ever met. She did not act like she had cancer; she acted like she was the luckiest person in the world. What a role model for anyone and everyone...a saint, a living smile.

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  42. I have never listened to your show before, but after hearing this I am so sorry I didn't. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family and may God Bless you and help all of you through the mourning process. Best of luck with the show Boris. Jennifer...may you rest in peace.

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  43. Boris pls don't ever take this Tribute to Jen down..!!! Pls make a permanent spot on your site here for this so it won't fade into all your other videos, this one is exceptional ^_^... Also b/c I think those of us who are long time fans of the station & remember fondly Jen's time w/ you will want to refer back to it to help us as it has you remember the sweetheart, funny girl Jen was!!!!

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful moments of Jen & a small piece of yourself w/ us, that means alot to me as I'm sure others will agree<3

    Much love & respect,
    ~Angelle*

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  44. I've been listening to WRRV since the beginning and I loved litening to you and Jen. I remember meeting you and Jen at a benefit walk at RCC a while ago. Despite how she may have been feeling, she was smiling as always, and that is how I'll always remember her. I will keep you, Jen, and her family in my thoughts and prayers. It was nice of you to do that tribute.

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  45. I'll miss you Jen from Marc from Goshen

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  46. No offense Boris, but the show hasn't been the same since she left....I have never forgotten her since she left and I will continue to remember her forever!

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  47. I moved from Warwick 8 years ago but every time I drive home and I hit the northern most range of 96.9 I turn it on immediately and then switch to 92.7 as I get closer to home. To this day WRRV is the greatest radio station I have ever listened to and Jen was the greatest morning co-host you guys had. I used to listen every morning when I was in high school and she was hillarious. She will truly be missed.

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  48. Music All Morning with Boris and Jen - best morning radio show ever! I remember thinking when she was chosen,that she would not work out, but after about a day, I realized how wrong I was. She was such a great foil for you Boris - so innocent and easygoing. A real natural - I also remember you guys on 9-11. It was such a surreal time, but at least I could listen to you guys on the way to work. And, I remember when she was diagnosed - how friggin sad that was. And really, really friggin sad now. Great tribute Boris - my sincere sympathies to you, and to Jen's family, close friends and to long time listeners like me. God rest her soul.

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  49. Boris, thank you for that beautiful tribute. I missed hearing Jen's laugh, and her version of the "Renegades" song. It still makes me laugh!! It was obvious you two were friends, and that you enjoyed being together. You both made my mornings easier, and created many memories. I was so sad when she left, but we were all so lucky to have had her in our lives in someway. She was my favorite co-host. I'm sorry you lost your friend, and I'm sorry for her family. Strange how someone I never knew could have such an effect....

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  50. Jeff from HawaiiJune 2, 2009 at 10:00 PM

    I was saddened to hear the news today about Jen. When I moved to Hawaii 7 years ago, I really missed listening to Music All Morning. My sympathies go out to you, WRRV, and of course Jen's family.

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  51. hey "Boris", yo man i'm very saddened to hear about the passing of Jen, i think its safe to say that she was probably the best you had on that show ,she was one of a kind ,i give you all the utmost respect too for getting on the air and doing that great tribute to her. i could hear that it was tough for you , my condolences to her family and also to all of you guys on"RRV" her radio family, may she rest in peace

    Jeff Semancik

    Hyde Park NY

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  52. Thank you so much for allowing me to hear the voice of Jen one more time. She was a close friend of mine growing up and hearing her today brought tears to my eyes but placed a smile in my heart that will live forever and ever. Jennifer I will miss you immensely, may you now be at peace. I know you are the brightest shining angel in the heavens above:) Till we meet again ILY xoxoxo

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  53. Thanks for posting this. I live in Los Angeles now, so I didn't catch this on the air. I'm glad to have another chance to hear those clips - I spent a lot of good times listening to you guys.

    Condolences to Jen's family, and to her family at WRRV.

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  54. Me and my daughters enjoyed listening to Boris & Jen every morning. I am so sorry that she has passed on. I have been living with breast cancer since 2004 and I really appreciate her positive aproach to life and her ability to live in NOW. She is greatly admired and missed.

    Condolences to all of her friends & family.

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  55. Very unfortunate, she will be greatly missed. Thanks for posting this, it was great to hear her one last time on the show.

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  56. Boris, I was just told about the news about Jen and I just wanted to send on my condolences. I used to listen to you guys all the time in the morning, she always made me laugh and I loved listening to you guys in the morning. She had a great soul and an amazing spirit!

    I am so sorry to hear about the lost and I pass my condolences on to her family.

    She touched everyone that listened to her and brightened everyone's day.

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  57. Kara from WallkillJune 3, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Thank you for posting this tribute to Jen. I worked with her at Peak Physical Therapy and I have never met a more beautiful and truly nice woman. She was such a sweet girl who took the time to help everyone she came in contact with. Even on her hardest days with her illness, she worked as hard as she could and didn't want to stop. She will be loved and missed. My prayers go out to her family, especially Bob and all of her friends at the radio station and Peak.

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  58. Boris and the WRRV famly, I am so sorry for your loss. I also worked with Jen at Peak in the summers. She not only taught me a great deal about PT but more importantly, an unstoppable positive attitude. She ALWAYS smiled, laughed, and joked. It is so obvious that this world is a better place for the short time anyone was fortunate to have been touched by her. Thankfully she was a radio personality and touched so many people. I was sadened that I wasn't able to attend the funeral today, but your tribute reminded me that just hearing her voice makes anyone smile. Jen's light will never blow out--when you think or hear her--she still makes you smile!

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  59. I loved listening to Jen. She was the best. I can't believe she's gone.

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  60. When I first moved here from NYC I couldn't stand the radio stations, and then I found RRV. I used to listen to Jen and Boris every morning on my drive to work, and Jen just cracked me up. Here chemistry with Boris was unique and special. Although there have been other co-hosts, none has brought that same light and fun spirit. I can't believe she's gone. She touched so many people at such a young age.

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  61. Wow, just hearing her voice again for the first time since she's left made me smile... and then laugh! She was so awesome and brave (to be on the air with you Boris one would really have to be!) and I can't imagine that someone so happy is gone. My prayers to you and her family, keep it rockin' for Jen!

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  62. Jen,

    You will be sadly missed but never ever forgotten...

    love always
    tony

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  63. Boris,
    What a great tribute. She was one of a kind. We all loved her much and she will be missed greatly. Her family and the WRRV family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

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  64. Boris
    So sorry to hear about jen she was an amazing women i used to listen to you guys all the time you were awesome together. The funny thing was is that she was my physical therapist at peak for 6 months and we used to talk about the show all the time she was amazing at her job. We always had good times and she made me laugh when it hurt the most. My thought and prays are with all of you and her family.

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  65. I was so sad listening to your tribute to Jen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Jen's family. No words will ease the pain, in time your memories of the goodtimes will wash away your pain....

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  66. A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with sarcoma shortly after Jen. I know she wrote Jen a letter because she was the only other person she had heard of who had this type of cancer. It helped my friend to know she was there. My friend... still here... still battling.
    The show has not been the same since Jen left. She was great. She has been missed since that day and now can live on thru sound bites. Keep her alive Boris. She was truly one of a kind.

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  67. Boris, I moved to NJ about 5 years ago. Up until then, I listed to you and Jen every morning on my commute to NJ (until I lost you near Tuxedo!) I am really saddened to hear of Jen's passing and my thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. I just listened to your tribute and it made me smile. She was always a ray of sunshine.

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  68. Boris,
    I listened to you and Jen the entire time you were on the air together. I used to tell my husband that I wished your show was actually more talk and less music because the 2 of you were so good together! I remember crying when she told everyone she had cancer. She had an incredible personality and a great laugh! I am so sorry about her passing. She will be missed!

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  69. Boris - U are the best!! Thanks to u and your wonderful wife. Jen loved you guys and so do I
    Great Tribute! Uncle Bob-o

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  70. I just heard yesterday about Jen. I have so many good memories listening to her from her first audition up until I moved out of the listening area. When WRRV went online, I was sad that she wasn't on the morning show anymore but was glad she was doing well considering the state of her illness.

    I met her a couple of times and she was such a warm person. I'll keep you and her family in my prayers. Catch you on the air tomorrow.

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  71. Sorry for what happened to Jen... She was my favorite person in the whole world.... I'm going to miss her a lot and hopefully she's in a better place and is without pain and suffering.... I know you will miss her a lot and I hope you never forget her.... I know that I will not forget her...

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  72. As good as Jen was on the air, you had a sense she was an even better person off air. My thoughts are with her family, her WRRV family and her friends.

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  73. Jen will be missed indeed...keep it strong Boris!

    Btw I used to love that soundboard you had on the wrrv.com site with all the Jen n Boris sound bites...

    And just remember Jen is looking down at you now and smiling!

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  74. The tribute was classic Jen, really showed my sisters wonderful sense of humor. Thank you Boris for everything you have done, you and your wife have been amazing through this all. The tribute made me smile and laugh. I will miss her more than words can describe, she was my sister and my best friend. Please know that you are always welcome for Christmas Eve- because as Jen would say Christmas can't ever be cancelled.

    Kristen- Suffern, NY

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  75. Can't thank you enough, Boris. As you know, I didn't get to hear Jen on air since I was living in California at the time, so having her voice to listen to forever is a precious gift. It also allows all of the many friends that followed Jen's journey to know her that much more. My thanks to you and your wife for being such great friends to her and to us all.

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  76. Hey Boris,
    I have been listening to WRRV since 1999 and I have grown with you and the station and over thos years you all seem like family to me and when I heard your broadcast at work because thats when I listen to you..I had to stop and was in a state of shock... I am so sorry Jen lost her battle and my heart goes out to you and her family because I consider the 2 of you family and till this day no co host has come close to her..she will always be in my prayers and thoughts....Doug- Hamburg,NJ

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  77. Danielle Lynn ManzioneJune 11, 2009 at 3:54 AM

    Dear Boris,

    Thank you for your tributr to Jen. You have had the priviledge of working with so many wonderful people on the air, but you and Jen together were hands down THE BEST. She was truly one of a kind and the two of you had an on-air chemistry that made me pee my pants in my car several times - really.
    The Heaven's are rejoicing right now, but the world will be an emptier place without the heart of Jen.
    My sincerest sympathy to all who knew her.

    Danielle Manzione
    Dover Plains, NY

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  78. Just heard about this - my condolences.

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  79. I used to listen to Boris and Jen on my way to Marist, and they would always make my mornings very joyful. She will be missed greatly and me and my family wish her family and friends the best during these hard trying times. God Bless you all and we will never forget her and keep you all in our prayers.

    Rob West
    Vero Beach, FL

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  80. I am so sorry to hear of Jen's passing. Boris, I know how close you two were, and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and Jen's family and friends. She will certainly be missed.

    Ron Busse
    Beacon

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  81. I remember being at the hospital when she was born.Lost touch with the family after Jens 18th birthday .she was a beautiful baby .Taking her to Disney World at age 5-6 ,she rode on my shoulders, we got nothing but smiles and pictures from strangers of the two us .I'm sorry I did not know she was on the radio,I would have listened with out hesitation.the news of her death is just to sad to to understand .The lives she touched should be remembered forever ,she came from the best of my Friends .WE\e should all be grateful we got to know her in the short time Jen was with us .She will be greatly missed and forever thought of by myself and my family . In my eyes all I can see is her smiling little face at our home on a Christmas day long ago wearing a purple Tam and shawl my mother made .our thoughts be with you and all our love to her family .

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  82. I know I'm late (just found your blog while searching via google for your old sound board...for the "sssssNOOOOOWWW" sound byte) but I used to listen to you two every morning when I lived in the Hudson Valley. I'm saddened to hear of Jen's passing, but hope that everyone will continue to remember how awesome she was and that the scholarship you started will grow & last for years to come. My condolences to you Boris, and to her entire family. <3

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  83. I listen to this tribute every June 1st to remember our good friend Jen. Thanks for posting. YESSSSSSSSSS SIRRRRRRR!!!!!

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