Beryl. B <balden@...>
It is with great sadness and deep sorrow that I heard
of the sudden death of Israeli SA SIG member, Chaim Charutz
while he was holidaying in South Africa, a few weeks ago,
one month short of his 60th birthday.
Chaim and I had an e-mail and telephonic friendship!
The basis of this friendship was the fact that not only
did we live in the same area in Cape Town, attended the
same Habonim Youth Movement and knew the same
people, but both our families attended the same Shul on Shabbat
and Holy days. This connection gave us the feeling of "Der Heim"
as we spent many hours "talking" about a background which we
both shared, reminding us of the way we heard our parents
talking about their "Landsleit" and Lithuania - "Der Heim" for them.
He will be sadly missed by all his Genealogy colleagues in Israel.
I would like to express my sincere sympathy and condolences to
his family both in Israel and South Africa.