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Avrum Geller #jgs-iajgs #announcements

Linda Cantor
 

It is with great sadness that I share with you the death of Avrum Geller after a long battle with cancer.  Avrum, a member of JGS (NY), was a professional genealogist, a volunteer in the Jewish community of New York, had been a member of JGS’ Executive Council, and was a frequent speaker at JGS's as well as at IAJGS conferences.  Most importantly he was a husband, son, father and grandfather to a loving family.

He was always willing to help others and had an amazing knowledge of genealogy and genealogical research, especially in New York City.  Avrum, we will all miss you.

Linda Cantor

for JGS, Inc (NY)

Bob Friedman
 

During the past few years Avrum and I became close both professionally and personally.  I concur with everything Linda expressed in her message.  Besides his work within the genealogy community, he was also involved with his local community in lower Manhattan, particularly as a volunteer after 9/11.  My heart goes out to his lovely family and all his other friends and colleagues.
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Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY

Glenda Rubin
 

Very sad news. 
 
Avrum and I corresponded some 25 years ago about a possible Lenitz (aka Ilintsy) connection. 
 
My condolences to his family and the Jewish genealogy community.
 
Glenda Rubin. San Francisco Bay Area

On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 7:19 AM Linda Cantor <lincanfamily@...> wrote:

It is with great sadness that I share with you the death of Avrum Geller after a long battle with cancer.  Avrum, a member of JGS (NY), was a professional genealogist, a volunteer in the Jewish community of New York, had been a member of JGS’ Executive Council, and was a frequent speaker at JGS's as well as at IAJGS conferences.  Most importantly he was a husband, son, father and grandfather to a loving family.

He was always willing to help others and had an amazing knowledge of genealogy and genealogical research, especially in New York City.  Avrum, we will all miss you.

Linda Cantor. for JGS,  NY

Barbara Sontz
 

I am so sorry to hear this news.  My thoughts are with his family, who I know meant so much to him. 

Avrum really understood what community meant.  He was always eager to share and to teach. Early in my own work as a professional, he helped me to learn the ropes at the Municipal Archives and we spent a few nice post-research meals together. We once discovered that he had previously done work for a family that I was researching and he generously shared all of his research with me! 

He will be missed.  May his memory be a blessing.

Barbara Sontz
New York