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Carol Skydell z"l #JewishGenUpdates


Chuck Weinstein
 

I received a message this morning on the death of Carol Skydell, who passed away in hospice in Camarillo, CA on March 4.  Along with Susan King, the founder of JewishGen, and Joyce Field, Carol was the third part of the early leadership of JewishGen as it moved from a bulletin board service to a mailing list, and ultimately to a full internet presence. Carol was VP of Communications and the first moderator of the JewishGen Mailing List. I worked closely with Carol when I started my long affiliation with JewishGen, first as a moderator in 1996.  She will be missed.  May her memory be for a blessing.

Chuck Weinstein
Bellport, NY
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Hank Mishkoff
 

Oh my, Carol was the first person with whom I worked closely when I started doing volunteer work for JewishGen all those decades ago. According to my archives, my first email from Carol was in June of 1999, when she asked me to develop something that now seems to be called the Wall of Honor -- which, I notice, dates back to September 1999. She was ALWAYS an absolute pleasure to work with, and she was always the first person to whom I'd turn to grouse about problems I might be having dealing with other people. She was unrelentingly cheerful, professional, and helpful. I haven't exchanged notes with her for some time, but now that she's gone I miss her just the same.


Diane Jacobs
 

I didn't know Carol Skydell very well but visited her at her home in California many years ago when I discovered that she was related to my husband's first cousin's husband through the Wagner- Feldherr family.

Diane Jacobs 
Somerset Nj

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From: Hank Mishkoff <Hank@...>
Date: 3/19/20 10:59 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Carol Skydell z"l #jewishgen #jewishgennews #moderators

Oh my, Carol was the first person with whom I worked closely when I started doing volunteer work for JewishGen all those decades ago. According to my archives, my first email from Carol was in June of 1999, when she asked me to develop something that now seems to be called the Wall of Honor -- which, I notice, dates back to September 1999. She was ALWAYS an absolute pleasure to work with, and she was always the first person to whom I'd turn to grouse about problems I might be having dealing with other people. She was unrelentingly cheerful, professional, and helpful. I haven't exchanged notes with her for some time, but now that she's gone I miss her just the same.
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Diane Jacobs


S&D Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Because of a new computer I have missed several days of mail from JewishGen.  I was so sorry to learn of the loss of Carol Skydell.  My husband Don and I spent many good hours with Carol working on various things to do with JewishGen way back.  She was a lovely woman and very important to JewishGen at the beginning.

 

Sandy Hirschhorn

Sdh2381@...

Monroe Twp., NJ


Marion Werle
 

I wish I had known she had moved to California, as we lost touch years ago. Many years ago, on one of my first trips to visit my son, who had moved to MA, she invited me to stay with her for a couple of days on Martha's Vineyard. Her house (which was designed by her architect son) was gorgeous, located in the woods, and she took me on a tour that included the lifeguard tower where they filmed "Jaws" and the cemetery where John Belushi is buried. We also stopped for lunch at a great sandwich place, where we ran into the actress Patricia Neal (she was very old at the time), and James Taylor's mother, who lived on the Island. I knew Carol from her early days at JewishGen.

Thank you for sharing her obituary.

Marion Werle
(Confined at home in Los Angeles, CA)


Israel P
 

I was saddened to read of the passing of my first genealogy mentor, former JewishGen VP Carol Skydell.

I blogged a few years ago about one of our first interactions, when I found the grave of her great-grandmother and namesake.

https://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com/2012/07/chaya-gittel-wagner.html

Israel Pickholtz
Ashkelon
allmyforeparents.blogspot.com
endogamy-one-family.com