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VERY SAD NEWS #galicia


Ann Harris <aharr14@...>
 

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness. She
cannot be replaced. She will be missed by all of us in the Jewish
genealogical community worldwide. She was tireless in her efforts to
expand the knowledge and practice of family history research in novel
ways that had enormous impacts for so many. She was gracious and
fun-loving, tough, reliable, and very funny. We are in mourning for
our substantial and devastating loss.

To her husband Ken Kaufman and to her three children, Michael, Nick,
and Lily, we want to express our most sincere condolences. A
celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, September 30, at
7:00 PM at the Bel Air Country Club, 10768 Bellagio Road in Los Angeles.

The Board of Directors of Gesher Galicia


Shulamit
 

Baruch Dayan Emeth

This is very sad news indeed. For many years Pamela's input was an
inspiration to our research. Her personality helped Gesher Galicia to
grow into the interesting organisation it has become. At this time we
are thinking foremost of her family and send our condolences.

Shulamit and Philip Spain, Scotland

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Mark London <mrl@...>
 

This is very sad news. I hired Pamela for a genealogy project that
ended up taking over a year to complete. She went to incredible
efforts to complete the task, even given her busy schedule with her
other genealogy research. She was willing to keep looking for records,
even when she was told that the records I wanted no longer existed.
She had to deal with non-helpful clerks, badly indexed records, and
decrepit microfilm readers. Every time it looked like it was hopeless to
find any more records, she would voluntarily tell me that she was
willing to try one more time, and she would find more records. Given
the effort, most researchers would have charged me much more than
what I ended up paying her. Her emails reflected the description of
her personality. She genuinely enjoyed doing the research, and would
tell me of the fun she had in discovering the records. I had plans of
writing a book based the material that she found, and letting Pam
write a chapter about her experiences. Now I'll have to dedicate the
book to her.

Mark London

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Lynn Flaster <lflaster@...>
 

May her memory be for a blessing.

Lynn Flaster

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Lynn Saul <lynnsaul@...>
 

What a tragic loss!

Lynn Saul

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....