[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] RES: Albert Muth - Obituary
eduardo.kommers at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 05:21:31 PDT 2013
That's too sad. On Dec 30th 2012 we left a friend of 60 years old with the
same pulmonary embolism. It was a shock for all... it was so suddenly.
We perfectly understand what's the family and friends sentiment right now...
Thank you, Al.
De: Ger-Poland-Volhynia [mailto:ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at sggee.org] Em
nome de Bronwyn Klimach
Enviada em: quinta-feira, 18 de julho de 2013 08:30
Para: T M Schoenky; ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Assunto: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Albert Muth - Obituary
I can only echo Maureen's sentiments. Al had a huge depth of knowledge,
especially when it came to genealogy of Evangelicals in Poland.
Al helped so many of us in many different ways, and will certainly be
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 3:48 AM, T M Schoenky <spaghettitree at aol.com> wrote:
> Al Muth touched many more lives - and families - than he probably ever
> realized. What a magnificent legacy his generosity of spirit has left -
> but gone way, way too soon. I've saved many of his comments over the
> years, and just thought he would always be there when I got around to
> asking specific questions. A huge loss for all of us, a part of all our
> With tears in my eyes - thank you, Al Muth!
> Maureen Schoenky, Santa Susana, California
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jim Pekrul <jpekrul at chartermi.net>
> To: 'Jerry Frank' <franklyspeaking at shaw.ca>; ger-poland-volhynia <
> ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org>
> Sent: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 7:35 pm
> Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Albert Muth - Obituary
> Very sad news about Al. I met him in Dec 2000 at the FHC in Grand
> Rapids, MI. He set me in the right direction the first night, he had
> seen my surname in the films he was indexing. I sat next to him at
> the FHC every Wednesday night looking at films for a number of years
> until he moved to Detroit. Just two weeks ago he answered a question
> about a Lithuania surname that I was working on for my wife's line. I
> was so inspired by him to find my family roots that in 2007 my wife
> and I went to Poland to visit a cousin that I had met on line.
> Jim Pekrul
> Big Rapids, MI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ger-Poland-Volhynia
> [mailto:ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at sggee.org]
> Behalf Of Jerry Frank
> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:44 PM
> To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Albert Muth - Obituary
> I was stunned when I came home from work to hear this news. It is my
> sad duty to report that Albert (Al) Muth passed away from pulmonary
> embolism (blood clots) at his home, Sunday July 15. A brief obituary
> can be found on this site
> Al was only 55 but he crammed a whole lot of genealogical research
> into those few years. I was first introduced to him in the mid 1990s
> when he did some genealogical research for Wandering Volhynians
> magazine. It was later in the founding years of SGGEE that he became
> extremely active through his extraction of literally hundreds of
> thousands of names from Russian Poland Lutheran records. SGGEE, its
> members, and those who have passed this way as friends owe him a huge
> debt for helping us to do our research. He did this through his
> general extractions, through his historical and language research and
> especially through personal messages in direct correspondence with us.
> He did not keep his research to himself but shared it with us and many
> others around the world. He seldom did the specific family research
> for us but allowed us to make our own discoveries by pointing us to
> people, places, and records.
> As several people have already indicated in private messages I
> received, Al is irreplaceable and will be sorely missed. Please join
> us in extending our prayers and thoughts of condolences to his
> surviving family.
> Jerry Frank
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