[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Albert Muth - Obituary

Javier Acosta recrinipy at yahoo.com.ar
Thu Jul 18 10:06:20 PDT 2013

It's a very sad news to hear that someone who helped so many people,
left us, but he still lives in our hearts and his legacy will inspire others forever.

From the heart of southamerica Paraguay.

Osvaldo Javier Acosta Queirolo

 De: Richard Benert <benovich at live.com>
Para: Bronwyn Klimach <bronklimach at gmail.com>; T M Schoenky <spaghettitree at aol.com>; ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org 
Enviado: jueves, 18 de julio de 2013 11:15
Asunto: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Albert Muth - Obituary

Not enough can be said about Al.  Such a depth of knowledge of genealogy and 
sources.  Such a generous willingness--even eagerness--to help others find 
their past.  But for him, I would know nothing of my mother's family's 
migration up the Vistula.  He richly deserves a special place in our 
memories, and in SGGEE's institutional memory, for the rare person that he 
Dick Benert

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bronwyn Klimach
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:29 AM
To: T M Schoenky ; ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Subject: 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
greatly missed.

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
> families.
> 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]
> On
> 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 http://www.mccabefuneralhome.com/Publishsite/
> 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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