Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland In Memory of John Getzoff #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany


Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Those of you with family in Danzig in the 1930s will benefit >from the
volunteer efforts of John Getzoff, who passed away while in the midst
of transcribing the 1931 census of the Jewish community. With
permission >from his widow, Ina, there is now a memorial page for John
on our website at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/memoriam-getzoff.php, the main text
of which is reproduced below.

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In Memory of John Getzoff
3/8/1943 - 9/24/2017

John Getzoff of Delray Beach, Florida passed away on September 24,
2017 and we will miss him.

John was a hardworking contributor to our project to transcribe the
1931 census of Jewish families in Danzig, for which he was the primary
volunteer. Even though he had no ancestors >from the Danzig area, he
"got totally involved" and very much enjoyed the work. In addition, he
always felt as if he continued to learn something new.

John was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended Brooklyn College and Temple
University in Philadelphia where he received his Master's Degree in
Psychology. He worked as a Special Events coordinator for fourteen
years at Manufacturer's Hanover Trust in New York City and for ten
years as police dispatcher for the Metuchen Police Department before
retiring and moving to Florida in 2008 with his wife Ina.

Danzig researchers will benefit >from his diligent work as a volunteer
and we thank him.

May John's memory be a blessing and may Ina be comforted among the
mourners of Zion.

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John made enormous progress on the 1931 census and I hope we will soon
finish what he started. He was a very conscientious transcriber and
tried to capture all information in the census. When the census goes
online, I hope we can share with Ina some of the discoveries we make
thanks to his efforts.

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.

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