Anne Gefell, our Departmental Director of Academic Administration and Finance, passed away over Labor Day weekend at her apartment in New York City. Anne was such a part of all our lives, professional and personal, for so many years, and in so many capacities, that it is almost impossible to contemplate having lost her. With Anne’s passing we have lost not only a large part of our departmental memory and identity, but a uniquely special human being.
We will have a memorial event for Anne in the near future, and information will be posted. Those who wish to contact the family to express condolences can write to her brother Robert Gefell, 482 Flower Avenue West, Watertown NY 13601. Contributions in Anne’s memory can be made to the Thousand Island Park Library, Thousand Island Park, New York, 13692.
Walter Frisch, Acting Chair
(Read a 2012 profile of Anne from the Columbia Record in the PDF linked below.)
Here is the obituary of Anne published in the Watertown (NY) Daily Times