[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Service for Howard Krushel on Wednesday

Dave Obee daveobee at shaw.ca
Tue Jul 4 16:04:05 PDT 2017


Well said. I certainly hope that some members of the Calgary contingent can attend the service tomorrow. Howard was incredibly helpful to newbies at SGGEE conferences for many years. People might not have jnown his name, but they knew his work.


----- Original Message -----
From: Victor Gess <vgess at pacbell.net>

Such a fine gentleman to have for a friend. I first met Howard in the terminal of 
the Kiev airport July 11, 1996. We had communicated prior to this about the ancestral 
trip he and George Maser were leading to visit Volhynia. I watched as Howard collected his luggage and noticed he had extra big boxes that required a cart to haul to the bus. I soon found out that there were gifts in those boxes to be passed out to people we would meet as we toured the villages and the archives. That was Howard, giving, suggesting and teaching. He went out of his way on a visit to Winnipeg to find and photo an entry in a church journal of my ancestor. We had discussed the possibility of that record months earlier. Never thought of it again till months later it appeared in an email from Howard. That was Howard, rest in peace my friend. 

 Victor Gess PO Box 1225Lafayette, CA 94549(925) 708-1902

Howard's funeral is on Wednesday, July 5th at 2:00 PM, at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V7,  
Phone: (403) 288-0544.

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