Letter: Modified-Block Style, Business, Indented Paragraphs, Multiple Copy Recipients

(Condolences and sympathy letters: offer of specific assistance to a business associate)

Company Name

Name (optional if company name given; name only for personal correspondence)

Address line

City, State Zip

Phone number (optional)

September 30, 2007

Mr.[First Name][Middle Initial][Last Name]

Address line

City, State Zip

Dear Mr.[Last Name]:

Body introductory paragraph: I join the rest of the office in offering you sympathy on the death of your mother.

Body paragraph: There is never a convenient time for such tragedy, of course, but I was thinking that if you believe it'd help ease your burden during this time, I could edit this month's employee newsletter for you. I am in no way proposing that I take over your job. Everybody recognizes the fine job you do month in and month out on that publication. I count myself as one of your biggest fans. My hope is that temporarily easing your workload somewhat may help you as you deal with your grief. I'll check with you in a day or two to see if you'd like my assistance on the newsletter, or if there is any other way you prefer that I help.

Body closing paragraph: First and foremost, know that you have my heartfelt sympathy during this time of loss.

Sincerely,

Company Name

(Signature)

[First Name][Middle Initial][Last Name]

Title

cc: Mr.[First Name][Middle Initial][Last Name]

Ms.[First Name][Middle Initial][Last Name]

Mrs.[First Name][Middle Initial][Last Name]

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