Arlene Mustakis Treslar
Arlene Mustakis Treslar passed away on May 14, 2019. Arlene lived in Boynton Beach, Florida, and worked in the military admissions office of Purdue University Global. She leaves behind two children, two grandchildren, a close-knit family, and many friends. In one of her recent Facebook posts, her boss mentioned that her nickname was "Jersey." As we often say "Once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl!" May you rest in peace Arlene, and may your memory be a blessing to all that know and love you.
On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Gerald (Gerry) Niederman, passed away peacefully at the age of 69 in San Diego, California. Born on August 15, 1951, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Gerry attended Highland Park High School (where he met his wife, Nancy Solow), received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Columbia University, and earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He dedicated his life to expanding access to health care for all and practiced law as a shareholder at Polsinelli in the Denver office, where he represented health care organizations and related nonprofit entities in Colorado and throughout the United States. He also proudly served on philanthropic boards, including the Colorado Lawyers Committee and Judaism Your Way.
Gerry was a devoted husband and father of three who believed in the possibility of a better world. He loved listening to music (especially recognizing his Jersey roots with Bruce Springsteen), driving his bright green convertible, cheering on the Cubs and Rockies, gardening, following his favorite podcasts, playing Scrabble, traveling, engaging in lively political discussions, eating pizza on the beach, debating the proper rice to water ratio while cooking, and enjoying after-dinner walks.
Gerry is survived by his wife, Nancy Solow and three children, Alicia, Ian, and Olivia. He will be missed.
We lost another classmate. Eddie Totland, a member of the class of '69, passed away June 2019. Ed had recently retired from St. Peter's Hospital where he had worked for many years. The words of love and sadness in losing Ed by his many friends on his Facebook page demonstrate how he was loved, and was so very special. Ed was also a talented artist. A close friend of his made the a photo tapestry of some of her favorite pieces.