[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Sad News - Howard Krushel

rlyster rlyster at telusplanet.net
Thu Jul 6 06:45:17 PDT 2017

There are many of us Howard helped.  He has relatives here in Barrhead.
Both he and Jerry steered me in the right direction 2006-2008 until we got our family book written.
My condolences to his friends and family: I am unavailable for the funeral but will send a card or note to the family.

Rita Lyster

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Obee" <daveobee at shaw.ca>
To: "Rose Ingram" <roseingram at shaw.ca>
Cc: "Society of German Genealogy from Eastern Europe" <ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:28:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Sad News - Howard Krushel

Yes, Rose, very sad news. I first met Howard after the St. Pete microfilms became available in the early 1990s. I went to the Family History Library in Calgary to order some in, only to discover that two other people were also interested in what the films. Those two were Howard Krushel and Jerry Frank, both now sadly gone.

Howard was a key ingredient in the early success of SGGEE. Knowledgeable, helpful, and a positive force. The SGGEE library was in his home in northwest Calgary, close to the university, and his door was always open to genealogists interested in Volhynia and related areas. A quarter of a century ago, he gave me a push in the right direction, and it made a huge difference. He continued to help me over the years.

I went to Calgary for Jerry's service, and I saw only one SGGEE person there. I cannot make it to Howard's funeral, but I would urge any SGGEE members and other Volhynian researchers in the Calgary area to attend the service and pay tribute. He did a lot for all of us, quietly, without seeking the limelight. He will be missed.

Dave Obee

----- Original Message -----
From: Rose Ingram <roseingram at shaw.ca>
To: GPV List <ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org>
Sent: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:02:14 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Sad News - Howard Krushel

It is with great sadness to inform everyone of the passing of Howard Krushel on June 27th, 2017 in Calgary Alberta.

The funeral will be held Thursday, July 6 at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V7,   Phone: (403) 288-0544.      

As  of this writing we do not know the time of the funeral nor the Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

A "library of knowledge" has been lost.

Rose Ingram.
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