Harrison Granite 123 Fake Street City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr. Granite,
I was saddened to see your request for retirement cross my desk last week, but I do accept your retirement request and understand that your last day with Allied is October 15, 2014. While I was expecting you to make this sort of a move, my expectation does not make the actual event any easier to accept.
Your contributions to Allied will be a part of our corporate culture for a very long time to come. The innovations that you have created in our marketing metrics and marketing planning approach will be used by our professionals for many years. Your undeniable success in marketing our products will be a template that we will use for years.
On behalf of the entire management team, I would like to sincerely thank you for your many years of service and give you a debt of gratitude for the input you had on the company’s success. We intend to see you off properly, although those details will be revealed to you only when necessary.
Please feel free to stay in touch with me at 000-000-0000 or by email at email@example.com. I wish you health and happiness in your retirement.