It is such a lonely feeling when someone you care about becomes a stranger. A loneliness that is magnified when you loved that person so much you couldn't imagine a day without them in it. So sad. Not my loss though.
Using the hottest water cycle on your washing machine, wash your towels with a cup of vinegar. When cycle is complete, leave the towels in the washing machine and run through another hot water cycle, this time adding a cup of baking soda.