[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Albert Muth - Obituary

Helen Gillespie hgillespie at rogers.com
Thu Jul 18 10:26:36 PDT 2013

Thank you for letting us know.  Truly, Al will be missed by so many.  He was indeed a generous spirit in sharing his knowledge. 
Indeed a beacon of light gone out far too soon.



The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. 
--Herbert Spencer

 From: Albert Treichel <albert.treichel at sympatico.ca>
To: 'Jerry Frank' <franklyspeaking at shaw.ca>; ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org 
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:13:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Albert Muth - Obituary

So sorry to hear this sad news but much appreciated for letting us know. Al
will be much missed by SGGEE as I have seen so much evidence of his great
contributions to our organization.

Bert Treichel

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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