Rom-Sig Sad news #hungary
It is with a very heavy heart that we must inform you of the death this
morning of the Co-Coordinator of the Rom-SIG, Stephanie Weiner.
A month ago Stephanie informed us she had been diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer which had metastasized to the liver and possibly the lungs. It was
inoperable. The estimate of longevity was 3-6 months and possibly up to
another 3 months with treatment. Her outlook was excellent. She said "this
the hand I've been dealt, and I'm dealing with it." But life has a way of
own. Last week Stephanie had a heart attack and a stroke.Sadly she passed
away today, March 1, 2012.
About 3 months ago Stephanie took on the job of leading the effort to
create a new ROM-SIG web site. It was her desire to see this project to
completion but that was not to be. We will complete the web site according
plans that she laid out and dedicate it to her memory.
She will be buried as she wished in Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge,
Thanks to the efforts of Avrami and Warren, to whom we most grateful, a
special Stephanie Weiner Memorial Fund is now up and active on the Rom-SIG
JewishGen-erosity site for those who wish to donate in her memory at:
We will greatly miss her advice and enthusiasm! May her memory be for a
Rosanne Leeson, Coordinator
Bob Wascou, Research Coordinator