It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Deanna Gottschalk, beloved wife of our esteemed Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, z"l
, who served as President (1971-96) and Chancellor (1996-2000).
Mrs.Gottschalk passed away on March 16, on the occasion of her 73rd birthday. She will be remembered for sharing Dr. Gottschalk's devotion to our institution, Governors, Overseers, students, faculty, and staff, and for her gracious warmth. In her professional role, Dee helped many through her practice as a social worker.
The HUC-JIR Community extends heartfelt condolences to her sons, Charley and his wife Amy, and Andrew and his wife Dawn, to Dr. Gottschalk's children Rachel Brenner and Marc and Debi Gottschalk, and to all of her nine dear grandchildren.
May Deanna Gottschalk's commitment to her dear family and to HUC-JIR's mission endure as an inspiring legacy, and may her memory be a source of blessing to her loved ones and to all who loved her.