I haven't yet seen the obituary but have received email messages from several people saying that Jewish Genealogical Society Executive Council member, David Kleiman, died Saturday morning after a long illness. One message states, "He was an archivist, historian, techie, musician and great cook. He had a passion and excitement about his many undertakings and was willing to share his expertise to help others. He enriched so many lives and gave so much of himself. We will miss his insights, humor and infectious laughter. We were blessed to have known him as a friend, mentor, teacher and fellow genealogist."
I remember David as a genealogy expert and a great public speaker. I shared the podium with him at an all-day genealogy seminar in 2011, sponsored by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. He kept everyone in the audience entertained as he presented expert advice in two lectures: Rediscovering the Globe: Maps Online, GIS, Google Earth and Technology & Design: Looking Good in Print and on the Screen.