Memorial Book for Karin Waldmann

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  1. Karin was a dear friend that I worked with for many years. Her sweetness and beautiful smile won me over as soon as I met her. My deepest condolences go out to Ken, Rachel, Matthew, and the rest of the family. May she always Rest In Peace.❤️

  2. I worked with Karin for many years at Dreyfus. She was always there whenever I needed help or needed someone to talk to. She was taken away from us too early. I will miss her smile. Rest in peace, Karin.


    King Solomon has said: The day of one’s death is better than that of his birth. (Eccles. 7:1).
    טוֹב שֵׁם, מִשֶּׁמֶן טוֹב; וְיוֹם הַמָּוֶת, מִיּוֹם הִוָּלְדוֹ 1 A good name is better than precious oil; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
    ב טוֹב לָלֶכֶת אֶל-בֵּית-אֵבֶל, מִלֶּכֶת אֶל-בֵּית מִשְׁתֶּה–בַּאֲשֶׁר, הוּא סוֹף כָּל-הָאָדָם; וְהַחַי, יִתֵּן אֶל-לִבּוֹ. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart.

    From the Midrash . . .
    Two ships were once seen to be sailing near land. One of them was leaving the harbor, and the other was coming into port. Everyone was cheering the outgoing ship, celebrating to give it a hearty bon voyage. The incoming ship was barely noticed.
    A sage was looking at this and he said to his student: I see here a paradox. Surely people should not rejoice at the ship leaving the harbor, since they do not know what destiny awaits it, what storms it may encounter, what dangers it may have to undergo. Rather, rejoice over the ship that has reached port safely and brought back all its passengers in peace.
    It is the way of the world that when a person is born, all rejoice; but, when the person dies, all sorrow. Rather, the opposite ought to be the case. No one can tell what troubles await the child on its journey to adulthood and through life. But when a person has lived and dies in peace, all should rejoice, seeing that the person has completed the journey and is departing this world with the imperishable crown of a good name. (Ex. Rabba VaYakhel 48:1).

    Phyllis and I extend to you the words of comfort of our people: “May you be consoled among the mourners of Jerusalem, may her soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life, may the Lord be her portion, and may her memory be for a blessing.”

  4. Karen was a beautiful person who was a wonderful Aunt to my sons. She will be truly missed and will alway be in our hearts. Rest in peace now you deserve that.

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