Judy Kay-Wolff

Pleasant Memories of Days Gone By!

I was very saddened to learn of Danny Rotman’s recent death.  We shared many laughs together.

It immediately called to mind our joint desire starting in the late sixties at a National or international venue to locate the nearest deli.  Whoever found it first shared it with the other.   I remember while overseas (not sure exactly where or when) Danny was the first to spot one and Norman and I were forever indebted as neither of us (especially Norman – who was a very finicky eater) looked forward to foreign cuisine. Norman’s partner, Edgar Kaplan, picked up on that and used it to good advantage.  He went to the deli for a roll of salami.  Every time Norman made a particularly good play or bid, Edgar would reach into his pocket, remove a plastic bag with sliced meat and toss a slab of salami across the table to Norman as a reward.   From that time on, Norman never went hungry. We all joked about it for years.  Funny how certain memories never die.


Bill CubleyDecember 30th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I would like chocolate if we ever play. Happy New Year to you and Bobby!

Judy Kay-WolffDecember 30th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I’ll keep that in mind, Bill.

And a healthy, prosperous New Year to you too!



Robb GordonJanuary 29th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Danny was the rare bridge expert that everybody loved, and he loved everybody. He had a great sense of humor. He was a wicked dummy player. I will miss him greatly.

Judy Kay-WolffJanuary 30th, 2013 at 2:28 am


Danny was one of my longest standing bridge friends whom I met over four decades ago.
I always picture him with a devilish, loveable smile on his face.


SylviaJanuary 31st, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I’ve been trying to find Danny Rotman for many years. He was enrolled in one of my creative writing classes in the 80s, and sent me a copy of his novel, A Game of Revenge. Is there an address where I can send condolences?