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  • "Tsirl was my model, my inspiration, and will always be that..."
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    - Susan Kolker
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WALETZKY--Tsirl (Cecelia Grobla), 90. Cherished wife of Sholom (deceased), sister of Leona (deceased). Beloved mother of Linda, Josh, and Niel. Loving grandmother of Seth, Ethan, Eli; David, Judith; Ezekiel and Jenny. A working artist for most of her life and a pioneer of Judaic papercut, she invented a visual language of symbols. Funeral Services at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel on Amsterdam at 91st St., Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 12:30pm. Donations in her memory may be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 10, 2011