Kolman was a mentor, an inspiration, and a role model for me during my late teens and twenties.
I wanted to be like him. I admired his ability to relate to people – he had more friends than anyone I knew. I admired his sense of humor and inexhaustible amount of jokes and stories. I wanted to be as kind, as good hearted, and as optimistic as he was.
I had many joyful moments with Kolman and very happy that I had been influenced by him.