From Lillian Baer (Senegal 1965-67)
It is with a heavy heart that we write to you today to announce that our wonderful and close friend, Gary Engelberg, passed away this morning in his beloved Senegal.
We are reaching out to you now in our grief at this difficult time, and we hope that by sharing with so many of Gary’s friends and family in Senegal, in the USA, and in the rest of the world, we can each carry a lighter load as we move forward in the world without this shining light.
Many of you know how ill Gary has been for past years, and that he has suffered from a number of severe ailments. We are sorry that these issues and challenges finally overtook his strong will and kind soul.
Please think gentle thoughts and good wishes for the team in Senegal who has stood with Gary these days, and are prepared to help us all move ahead with the next steps.
In my haste, I have certainly omitted many good friends. Please share with (y)our friends, networks, Facebooks, and others who have known Gary and loved him.
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With much love,