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Bob Underwood posted a condolence
Sunday, January 12, 2020Dick was a great person. Always happy to see you and talk skiing. I will miss our visits in the lodge at Van Ho. Thoughts and prayers with his family.
Richard Rodzinski posted a condolence
Saturday, January 11, 2020Yes, Dick was a great doctor, yes he was a great skier and athlete, and yes he did so much for the community. But what I will miss most and I'm sure many others will too is that warm smile and gentle disposition. I was fortunate to get to know him during ski trips out west many years ago. He was an inspiration. Would that there would be more like him here today.
Connie Willette posted a condolence
Friday, January 10, 2020I first met Dr. Erenstone when, as a very young optometrist, he opened his practice on Broadway in Saranac Lake many, many years ago. He remained our family optometrist for many decades to come. We always had complete confidence that we were in the best hands and had the utmost respect for him. I was shocked and saddened to read of his passing. May your fond memories of happier times help you through your loss. I am so very sorry. Sincerely, Gabriel and Connie Willette
Carole Clements posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 7, 2020I offer my condolences to Denise and the whole family. As a member of staff at Dick Ernestine’s practice when he opened his office in Lake Placid until after the 1980 Olympics it was a pleasure to work with someone so committed to his patients, so thorough and so interested in the whole field of eye health. It seemed he loved a challenge. Dick supported me in my technical development and he and Denise were kind about including me in the overall perspective of the practice. I have followed with awe Dick’s sportive adventures through my sister who still lives in the Adirondacks and know that Dick’s enthusiasm will be greatly missed in his many interests and the relationships he fostered.
kirk and diane peterson posted a condolence
Monday, January 6, 2020Diane and I offer our heartfelt condolences to Denise and the family. Dick was one of a kind and is sorely missed by us as well as by his many grateful patients.
Steve Short posted a condolence
Sunday, January 5, 2020I will miss my friend Dick dearly. I was always impressed by the passion he seemed to have about nearly everything he was associated with. Not just eye care that everybody around seemed to agree he was the best at, but the love of his family, his love for skiing of every sort, his dedication to keeping in shape including preparing for at least 10 Ironman races that he completed etc.etc—- Dick was one of a kind that I’m sure everybody that knew him will miss.
Deb Catlin posted a condolence
Friday, January 3, 2020I,too, was a longtime patient of Dr.E (35 yrs). He was so trustworthy that when I moved 2.5 hours away, I continued under his care; when I married, my hub also became his patient. It was not until his schedule changed that I hesitantly asked him for a referral. His care was exceptional, his zest for living worth mirroring and his continuing impact and now physical absence in this world will be felt by many. I echo the same sentiment as Kathy ......thank you, Denise and family. My condolences. Deb Catlin
albert Morier posted a condolence
Friday, January 3, 2020I first me Dick when the Glens Falls Association for the Blind was looking for a site to see visually impaired patients in Lake Placid. Dick offered his office freely and was incredibly supportive of this mission. He became passionate about serving the visually impaired and was the impetus that started the North Country Association of the Visually Impaired. Through his work, he has helped, and will continue to help, thousands of visually impaired people in the Adirondacks that he loved. It was an honor to know him and be his colleague. Albert M Morier, OD Low Vision Specialist Glens Falls Association for the Blind
Michele Dukett Boyea posted a condolence
Thursday, January 2, 2020Excellent optometrist, he helped save my vision in my left eye in 1985. Such a nice person and his wife, Denise, as well! He prescribed to me my first contact lens when I was in high school in 1977. He will surely be missed.
Kathy Miner posted a condolence
Thursday, January 2, 2020As Dr. Erenstone’s patient for almost 40 years, there was no one better to enhance your sight in the best of times or, more importantly, help you adjust to the frightening unknown in the worst of times. He took such meticulous care. He took time. He never lost his boyish enthusiasm for his work. He knew the latest studies, advances, options and he shared them in such a way as to make you feel you were partners solving a problem. He had a gift, and I am so grateful that he used it so wisely and so generously. Every visit began with an update on his family. Know what a joy you were to him. Thank you for sharing this uniquely wonderful man with all of us who needed him. ~ Kathy Miner
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