Monday, March 16, 2015

greta tillinger 1914-2015

my mother was more than the sum of the details of her life: born in Vienna in 1914, emigrated to New York City, lost her mother in the Holocaust, married, had a daughter, divorced after 36 years of a largely unhappy marriage.

avid traveler, voracious reader, New Yorker subscriber, Jeopardy fan. cancer survivor, critic of everyone and everything. occasional artist, infrequent poet. she was complicated and smart, difficult, unhappy, witty, judgmental (not least of herself). having outlived, by many years, a wide circle of friends. she died peacefully on March 15, 2015.


  1. So many things in so few words.
    Love you and your mother.
    Goodbye Greta. Repose en paix.

  2. Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. what a great photo of her! I hope that you are doing well. It is such a hard time adjusting to the loss of a mother, no matter the dynamics. She was surely very proud of you and your artistic abilities.

  3. Well this just proves how behind I am in my online world. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom.


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