Re: In memory of Phyllis Goldberg #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero

Today we mourn the loss of our dear friend, Phyllis Goldberg.

The Jewish genealogy community will very much miss Phyllis Goldberg, whose
commitment and dedication to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen, JGS of Greater
Washington, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum were extraordinary. She
worked ceaselessly to document and archive information about Galicia,
especially Kolbuszowa and Mielec, her ancestral towns. Some of her
accomplishments are located on the Yizkor Book Translations Project on

Always placing others before herself, even as she suffered, Phyllis made
heroic efforts in support and care of her young grandson, who suffers from
Fanconi Anemia. As Phyllis focused her waning energies on her grandson and
the fight against this genetic disease that preoccupied her for several
years, she continued to volunteer her efforts in support of Jewish

If you may wish to make contributions in memory of Phyllis Goldberg,
consider the following:

-Fanconi Anemia Research

-JewishGen Wall of Honor

-JewishGen Yizkor Book Translations General Fund

Upon learning that Phyllis would soon lose her battle against melanoma,
I was able to include a salute to her in my Coordinator Column of The
Galitzianer, now at the printer's and to be mailed shortly.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Har Shalom
in Potomac, Maryland. Shiva will follow Monday through Thursday at the
Goldberg residence. Additional details should be in the Sunday (today)
Washington Post.

For further information about funeral and Shiva arrangements, write to me
privately. Phyllis' home address is in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder
(#371); or you may contact me.

With great sorrow,


Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland

Joyce Field wrote:

Phyllis Goldberg, a friend of Galicia SIG and JewishGen and a dedicated
volunteer for the Yizkor Book Project, died on Friday evening, February
15, after a valiant struggle against cancer.
She will be missed by all who knew her, who admired her dedication, humor,
perseverence, and breadth of knowledge. Her level of volunteerism will
long be remembered. While going through a course of chemotherapy she
continued to work on a yizkor book project. She told me that this work
gave her courage and added meaning to her life.
I cannot express how much I will miss her.

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