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May 17, 2013
My condolences go out to Gail parents, Mss. Beatrice and Mr. Gene Weinstein, to her brother Bruce Weinstein, and her beloved daughter Hannah Rebecca Shr. It is with deep sadness that I learned of her death, just trying to get some news from her. I had the privilege of meeting with Gail in Philadelphia during my course of English in 1983, and we became friends. She was so enthusiastic teaching and also working for important causes, with energy, warmth, generous spirit. It was a privilege to have known her and I deeply regret the opportunity I have lost of re-connecting ours lives.

With great sympathy,
Olga María Dos Santos Pestana (the pianist)
[email protected]
August 08, 2011
My condolences to the family and friends of Gail Weinstein whom I had first met in 1997 at her Learners' Lives as Curriculum presentation. That seminar inspired the methodology behind my recently completed parody poetry memoirs! Before she had passed away, fortunately, we were able to correspond,and I had also asked permission to cite LLC within my book, and to place her name in the Acknowledgments...and now, have included an "In Memoriam" page in my book as well.

My question is: To whom-in Gail's family-should I forward a copy of my completed parody poetry memoirs? Thank you. With best regards. Mary Egan [email protected]
June 22, 2011
I am saddened to learn of the passing of Gail Weinstein. I worked with her as the SHINE/SAIL Coordinator during my years in grad school from 2004-2006. She was an educator, an inspiration, and a friend. She helped so much in my professional development and the SHINE/SAIL Program was a blessing to the city and the students of SFSU. It was an honour to work with Gail and I offer my most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. She was truly one of a kind and I would like to think that she lives on in the positive influence she has given to so many others.
May 11, 2011
My condolescences go out to Gail's family, friends and colleagues but especially to her daughter Hannah who I believe I met once when she was a baby. Gail was a classmate of mine in college. Her warm inclusive charismatic personality, her intelligence and her compassion have remained with me all these years despite the many years since last we were in touch. Gail once took me to a Passover seder in Utica and it is still one of my exceptional memories. I remember her pre- and post-Guatamala. To her generous spirit was added a level of wisdom beyond what was accessible to most of us at that time. For approximately ten years after college we were in touch intermittently both of us having spouses from abroad and teaching English as a second language. I remember how happy and proud she was of you, Hannah and the joy you brought her. As others have said here, anyone who knew Gail knew of Hannah and the joy that came with that. I remember Gail as a warm, giving, generous, fun, mature and spontaneous spirit. Often over the past few years I have wondered what she was up to and thought many times of re-connecting. I timidly kept putting it off for another time. I regret the opportunity I have lost but I feel I have been lucky to have known her when I did and to have had some of that glow in my life that will remain with me forever. My thoughts are with all of you who have known her more deeply.
With great sympathy,
F. Risa Chalfin K'77
February 12, 2011
Gail Winstein was a dynamic speaker and influenced so many teachers. She was genuine.
January 25, 2011
Dear Hannah,
As you can tell from the amazing variety of these posts, your mother lived as much life in 55 years as most people do in 100. She and I were colleagues. I had the honor of publishing some of her work. I met you at your mother's friends' home, Jim and Elaine Kohn, when you were a baby. My wife was from China, I'm Jewish, and your mother and I used to compare notes. Anybody who knew her heard all about you. I'm sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, George and Simei Leonard, SFSU
January 13, 2011
Dr. Weinstein was the professor who students hoped to meet at university.
January 12, 2011
My only contact with Gail was through our Sierra Serenity group of hikers who spend a week together every June. I'll never forget our time together last year hiking in the Sierras, and the deep, heartfelt conversations we had. Her spirit, warmth, and positive energy, even when she was sick, was just amazing. She touched my heart...after reading some of the other entries in this guest book, it's clear that she touched the lives of many other people around the world.
December 30, 2010
I am so saddened to hear of our loss of Gail. She was such an enthusiastic, giving person. She and my mother, Annette, became friends at Commonweal. And soon, by extension, I felt I she had broadened her friendship embrace to include me and my whole family. That seemed emblematic of her life - she was a loving, inclusive person. I will miss her.
December 28, 2010
Gail has touched so many lives, always working for good causes and justice. Her important contributions to the Adult Ed field and TESOL profession will always be remembered. I felt so honored to get to know her and have worked with her on several conference presentations. She was always supportive, creative, inspiring and caring... The last time we presented together was at TESOL 2009 in Denver… It's hard to believe that she has left us... It’s a huge loss to the TESOL profession and to the Adult Ed field. Like many colleagues and friends, I feel she’s left a gaping hole in TESOL’s heart and in my heart... I'll never forget her smile, compassion, and witty jokes.

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Gail in Prague Oct 2009 Gail and Steve  Dec 6, 2008 SFSU Project SHINE Coordinators at TESOL March 2010, Boston, MA.

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