Date: 7/15/17 9:54 pm
From: jane mio <jmio...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Re: In Remembrance of Wally Goldfrank
So sad to loose an other gentle soul & my heart goes out to Lois with
soothing greetings, jane

On Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 3:22:41 PM UTC-7, rjramer wrote:
> It is with great sadness that we have to report that Wally Goldfrank lost
> his battle with myelofibrosis and leukemia, passing quietly in his sleep on
> Tuesday, July 11th. This is another big loss within the Santa Cruz birding
> community and beyond, as Wally's work in academia and social issues has
> greatly impacted the lives of many people.
> First for work and then for fun, Wally and his wife Lois were lucky enough
> to travel the world and achieve their goal of observing at least one member
> of every bird family. During their travels, they saw about 7,300 of the
> nearly 10,000 species of birds that exist today and in so doing met some
> wonderful people, both locals and fellow travelers from many countries.
> Wally and Lois were also avid birders in Santa Cruz County, and they were
> some of the original members of the SCBC's "300 Club" (a club for people
> who have seen at least 300 bird species in Santa Cruz County). A born
> teacher, Wally loved introducing others to birding, and for many years they
> led beginners’ trips at the Monterey Bay Birding Festival.
> Given Wally's passion for social issues and his concern for the
> preservation of the natural world, people can make a donation in Wally's
> name if they wish to the American Civil Liberties Union ( or
> to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County (
> Wally, you will be greatly missed!
> Bob and Bernadette Ramer

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