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Biruta Blumberga, writer and chronicler of life in Soviet Latvia, passed away on October 4, 2016, from complications related to a fall.She had, just 10 days before, celebrated her 85th birthday, surrounded by family and friends, and had delighted in her favorite pass-time, gathering mushrooms (baravikas) in the pine forest. A natural born Latvian story-teller, Biruta revered her agrarian roots, her country and her family. She also suffered both the violence of World War II and the brutality of the Soviet occupations. With a keen eye for detail and a discerning capacity for irony, she turned her harsh and haunting memories, and her love of Latvia, into compelling prose, vividly exposing the tender and the harsh daily realities of survival behind the Iron Curtain. Such are her accounts in “Biruta’s Garden of Stories” ( 2013 ), and her upcoming short novel, “Blue Horizons”, in press. Born in 1931, Biruta grew up on a farm in Birzgale. She described the farm as “… beautifully landscaped, tidy, and a joy to behold; a complex of gray wooden structures with red roofs and riotously blooming fruit orchards dotting an intensely green expanse of fields.” In 1944, the front line of the war came to Birzgale and, as Biruta reported: “A long line of trenches across the farm filled up with a stream of blue-gray German uniformed soldiers, while column after column of exhausted red ‘conquerors’ trudged toward us.The armies met, but neither fired a shot until afternoon. The Germans held their ground only two weeks.” Biruta’s family looked on as both armies helped themselves to livestock and to food from their larder. In her words, “… the Russian soldiers lazed around the barn, eating all of the pickles in the barrel…” Under the subsequent Soviet occupation, Biruta’s father and her 91-year-old grandmother were loaded onto cattle trains and taken to Siberia. Biruta’s mother whisked Biruta and her younger sister and brother off to safety, to land the family owned in Vecumnieki, where they lived under the oppressive regime. After completing middle school, Biruta yearned to study architecture. She diligently prepared for the admittance exam. But the exam was administered only in Russian. Biruta’s Russian language skills were not good enough. She was denied entry and soon went to work to earn money to help sustain the family. After teaching in a country school for one year, she went to Jekabpils, where she worked long hard hours in a textile factory, as well as working other jobs to help her family get by. She described these years, working under Soviet rule, saying “… it was like living in a barrel and being fed through a bunghole. Those of us with relatives in the West were deemed politically untrustworthy; those with relatives deported to Siberia were labeled ‘enemies of the people’ and kept under the Cheka’s watchful eye; and those who traveled or corresponded with people outside of the country, were held under intense surveillance.” Throughout her life behind the Iron Curtain and during the chaotic years that followed, Biruta was an astute observer, absorbing and mentally recording all aspects of life in Soviet Latvia. She worked constantly to make ends meet, even working as a gardener well into her early 80s. In her later years, she set about documenting her life’s experiences and events she had witnessed. She wrote extensively and participated successfully in writing competitions. In her last days, she found solace and drew energy from writing short stories and her memoirs. Her writing has yet to be celebrated fittingly for the richness of her portrayal of this era of Latvian history. She was a talented and authentic story teller. Biruta Blumberga is survived by her daughter, Sandra Freilande of Berlin, Germany; her sister, Dzidra Freilande, of Riga; her niece, Liene Koval; and her niece’s three children, Anna, Lada Marija, and Romans. Those who knew and loved her will not forget. Her light will shine on through her stories. By Janie Harris

Pirmdiena, 17 Oktobris 2016
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Baiba Dumpe 1930. 7. VII. - 2016. 25. IV. Ar smagām sirdīm atvadamies no ilggadīgās Gaŗezera darbinieces, kaimiņienes un atbalstītājas Baibas Dumpes. Baiba Birzule dzima 1930. gadā Valmierā. Bēgļu gaitās ar ģimeni nokļuva Fisbachas nometnē, kur iepazinās ar Ilmāru Dumpi. Nesen pēc ierasanās ASV Baiba ar Ilmāru atkal satikās, apprecējās un nodibināja mājvietu Čikāgā. Ilmārs pirmos laulības gadus dienēja ASV armijā Korejas karā. Baibai un Ilmāram ir trīs dēli - Pēters, Mārtiņs un Andrejs (kurs bija Gaŗezera administrātors no 2010. līdz 2014. gadam), 5 mazbērni un 2 mazmazbērni. Čikāgas gados Baiba strādāja First National Bank of Chicago un bija ļoti aktīva Gaidu kustībā un Čikāgas latviesu sabiedrībā. Pensijas gados Baiba un Ilmārs pārvācās uz Ciemu Latvija. Baiba gan vairāk kā 20 gadus turpināja strādāt daļas laiku Gaŗezera birojā kā grāmatvede, kā arī dziedājā un spēlēja klavieres korī Ciema balsis. Ģimene plāno aizlugumu Kalamazs baznīcā sestdien, 23. julijā ar viesībām pēc tam Gaŗezerā.

Otrdiena, 03 Maijs 2016
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Atvadīšanās no Valdas Ausmas Ārstes. Valda Ausma Ārste mierīgi aizgāja mūžībā 2015. gada 27. augustā, savā mājā. Viņa tikko bija atzīmejusi savu 93 gadu dzimšanas dienu. Ausma Ārste bija dzimusi 1922. gada 21. augustā, Baldonē, Latvijā. Viņu mīļā piemiņā patur viņas dēls, Vitolds Didzis Ārste ar sievu Martha Swan, Westport, NY; mazdēli Christian un Xavier Ārstes , mazmazmeita, Mariela, Texas; māsa Guna Mundheim ar vīru Robert Mundheim ; viņu meitu, Susan Mundheim un dēlu, Peter Mundheim kā arī daudzi radi pasaulē. Ģimene lūdz draugus uz Ausmas Ārstes piemiņas izvadīšanu un apbedīšanu , Piektdien, 2015. gada 11. Septembrī, pulksten 10:30 ( bēres 11:00). Oliver H. Bair Funeral Chapel, 8500 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Apbēdīšana pēc izvadīšanas notiks Montorose Kapsētā, 8504 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Puķu vietā, ģimene lūdz ziedot Filadelfijas Daugavas Vanagu Organizācijai. Bēres riciba :Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home. (610-449-8585) ************************************************************* Obituary Valda Ausma Arste passed away in her home in Philadelphia on Thursday, August 27, 2015. She was 93 years old. She was born in Baldone, Latvia to the late Janis and Emilija (Lapins) Smitchens and was the beloved wife of the late Karlis Arste, who died in 2011. Mrs. Arste is survived by her son Vitolds Didzis Arste and his wife Martha Swan of Westport, New York, two grandchildren, Christian and Xavier Arste; one great granddaughter, Mariela; and a sister Guna S. Mundheim; a niece, Susan Mundheim and a nephew, Peter Mundheim. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 11AM at The Oliver H. Bair Funeral Chapel, 8500 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation with family from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Chapel. Interment will immediately follow in Montrose Cemetery, 8504 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Latvian Welfare Association, Daugavas Vanagi. Arrangements by The Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home. (610) 449-8585

Ceturtdiena, 10 Septembris 2015
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Mūžībā aizgājis Karlis Salmins. Karlis E., of Maywood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2014, at the age of 88. Prior to retiring he was a supervisor of the maintenance department for J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Wall St. New York, he was president of the New York Latvia Society, a member of the German Club, Turner Hall in Carlstadt and he was a Latvia Armyveteran of World War II and a former prisoner of war held capture in Belgium. Beloved husband of Ingely I. (nee Schittek) for 54 years. Loving father of Leane R. Zitkus and her husband Anthony of Queens, NY, Karlis B. Salmins and his wife Grace of Wyckoff and Gerhard E. Salmins and his wife Sherry of Wyckoff. Cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren and great grandfather of four. The family will receive friends on Saturday May 2, at the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street, Hackensack, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM for visitation; with a prayer service at 4:00 PM. Cremation will be private. In lieu of Flowers please make donations in Karlis memory to: The Tomorrows Children Foundation, 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601. To send condolences, get directions or for further information visit www.gentilefuneralservice.com

Piektdiena, 01 Maijs 2015
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Mūžībā aizgājis diriģents Roberts Zuika. 4. februārī ASV, Kalamazū 102 gadu vecumā mūžībā aizgājusi latviešu koru kultūras leģenda, ilggadējais un enerģiskais diriģents, kultūras darbinieks, pedagogs un publicists Roberts Zuika, informēja piederīgie. "Roberts Zuika ir nelokāms Latvijas patriots, to viņš pierādījis visā savā karavīra, mūziķa, skolotāja un latviskas ģimenes tēva mūžā, kura lielākā daļa ritējusi svešumā – Vācijā, Anglijā un ASV. Roberts Zuika ir bijis virsdiriģents Dziesmu svētkos Toronto, Klīvlendā, Bostonā, Čikāgā, Eiropas Dziesmu svētkos Hannoverē un Londonā, 32. kultūras dienās Austrālijā. Kopš 1990. gada viņš bijis klāt un diriģējis arī visos Dziesmu svētkos Rīgā," par godu XXV Vispārējiem latviešu Dziesmu un XV Deju svētkiem izdotajā KDi numurā 2013. gadā rakstīja Inese Lūsiņa. Roberts Zuika dzimis 1913. gada 20. janvārī Madonas pusē, Lubejas pagastā, mācījies Rīgas skolotāju institūtā, strādājis Kocēnu pagasta pamatskolā, vadījis vairākus korus, 1943. gadā iesaukts latviešu leģionā. Pēc Otrā pasaules kara devies bēgļu gaitās uz Vāciju, Angliju un ASV, kur nodzīvojis visu atlikušo mūžu. 2003. gadā viņam pasniegts IV šķiras Triju Zvaigžņu ordenis. http://www.diena.lv

Ceturtdiena, 05 Februāris 2015
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2015.gada 9. janvārī, agri norīta, pēkšņi mūžībā tika aizsaukts Marģers Pinnis. Marģeŗa izvadīšana būs no Jonkeru baznīcas svētdien, 18. janvārī, 3os pēcpusdienā. Ģimene lūdz piemiņas ziedojumus veltīt Ņujorkas ev. lut. draudzes Katskiļu nometnes ēdamzālei: http://www.nydraudze.org/index.php?p=1457&lang=451 Visdziļākā līdzjūtība tuviniekiem! Milzīgs zaudējums Latviešu sabiedrībai Ņujorkā un Amerikā. Vieglas smiltis.

Pirmdiena, 12 Janvāris 2015
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SĒRU VĒSTS Dieva mierā aizgājis Olģerts Skulte dzimis 1923. gada 29. augustā Rīgā, Latvijā, miris 2014. gada 18. novembrī Virdžīnijā, ASV. "​Labo cīņu es esmu izcīnījis, skrējienu esmu pabeidzis, ticību esmu turējis.​" 2 Tim. 4:7​ Atvadīšanās (t.s. ‘Viewing’) sestdien, 2014. gada 22. novembrī, no plkst. 12:00 līdz 14:00 Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg 201 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg, VA 20176 Piemiņas dievkalpojums sestdien, 2014. gada 13. decembrī, pulksten 14:00 Vašingtonas latviešu ev. lut. draudzes dievnamā 400 Hurley Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850 Visi ir laipni lūgti uz vīna glāzi un azaidu baznīcas lielajā zālē pēc dievkalpojuma. Ģimene lūdz piemiņas ziedojumus veltīt Skultes Mākslas Fondam. Čeki rakstāmi uz Skulte Foundation for the Arts un nosūtami uz 16608 Fox Chase Court, Leesburg, VA 20176, jeb var ziedot caur internetu: http://www.skultefoundation.org.

Ceturtdiena, 20 Novembris 2014
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Dieva mierā aizgājusi Vija Lejnieks Kārkliņa dzimusi 1929. gada 16. aprīlī Rīgā, Latvijā, mirusi 2014. gada 10. septembrī Potomac, MD Piemiņas dievkalpojums būs pirmdien, 15. septembrī, pulksten 13:00 Vašingtonas draudzes dievnamā. Ģimene lūdz ziedu vietā piemiņas ziedojumus veltīt Vašingtonas ev. lut. draudzei (Latvian Lutheran Church of Washington, DC) vai Okupācijas mūzejam (OMFA). Un Dieva miers, kas ir augstāks par visu saprašanu, pasargās jūsu sirdis un jūsu domas Kristū Jēzū. Fil. 4:7

Pirmdiena, 15 Septembris 2014
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In Memoriam Vija Lejnieks Kārkliņa Born April 16, 1929 in Rīga, Latvija Died September 10, 2014 in Potomac, Md The memorial service will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Latvian Lutheran Church, 400 Hurley Avenue, Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations can be made to the Latvian Lutheran Church of Washington DC or the Museum of Occupation, in Rīga, Latvia (checks can be written to the Latvian Lutheran Church of Washington, DC). "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7.

Pirmdiena, 15 Septembris 2014
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2014.gada 15. martā Ņujorkā aizsaulē aizgājis Indulis Lācis. Indulis daudzus gadus dziedājis Ņujorkas latviešu korī, Latvijas Nacionālās operas ģildes Ņujorkā dibinātājs un pirmais priekšsēdis, Teodora Reitera fonda Goda biedrs, mecenāts, 2003. gada 18. novembrī apbalvots ar Triju Zvaigžņu ordeņa Sudraba goda zīmi. Visdziļākā līdzjūtība tuviniekiem un draugiem.

Trešdiena, 07 Maijs 2014

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