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January 2019

Dr. Thelma Jurgrau-Galler died on Monday, January 21, 2019. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a cherished, retired professor of comparative literature at Empire State College SUNY, a lover and scholar of all things French, and the editor of the first American translation of George Sand’s autobiography. She was also a founding member of Les Amis de George Sand, a dedicated pianist and a person who loved engaging with people. Should you be so inclined, in lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation made in her name would be appropriate. The funeral was private. Donation Information Checks should be made out to Trustees of Columbia University and mailed to: Dr. Mark Stoopler M.D., 161 Fort Washington Avenue, Room 3-327, New York, NY 10032. On the memo line, please indicate that donation is in Thelma Jurgrau-Galler’s name for the Lung Cancer Research Fund.