In Memoriam – Charlotte Wahle
AFSI mourns the death of our beloved volunteer of over twenty years. Charlotte Wahle was an army wrapped in a small body. She lived in Washington Heights from which she commuted to the AFSI offices doggedly in any weather until serious illness felled her. She was an avid reader of Outpost and every month sent a handwritten letter of praise or minor criticism. She knew more than anyone about the founding of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra and cherished a portrait of Arturo Toscanini who was its first conductor. She loved symphonic music and insisted that it always sounded better when performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Those who knew Charlotte were amazed at her tenacity and devotion to AFSI. She was at every demonstration, wrote letters to the editor, and was a driving force in the AFSI office. In addition, Charlotte was active in her synagogue, in politics, and with her many friends.
At her funeral a devoted group of family and AFSI friends, who made up a large part of her extended family, paid their last respects. An Israeli flag was placed at her grave symbolizing her great passion for Israel.
There is a cliche which is so apposite: “They don’t make them like that anymore.” Her memory is an inspiration and a blessing.
Editor: Rael Jean Isaac
Editorial Board: Ruth King, Rita Kramer
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