In Memory of George Rushton Mallman (1951-2007)

 
Submitted by Comments:
Name: R. Walker
From: Sonoma
 
George always had something interesting to post on the lists. In addition to the look ups he did for folks, he would always post links to something that caught his attention, during his research trips to the various libraries, or from his online searches. I learned a lot of interesting things this way.

Recently George tried to help me find the marriage of an aunt and uncle. After years of searching, I found the notice of their marriage license application in one of the 1936 Oakland Tribunes online. George did his best for me, searching in San Francisco and Oakland to no avail. He did other look ups for me in the past also. 

I always looked for his posts, and I will miss seeing them. Sorry he has left us.My sympathy to his family.


Added: October 24, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Dorothy Keefe
From: Soquel, California
 
I'm saddened to hear of George's passing.
He was one of our family.
Added: October 24, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: John W. Flora
From: Los Gatos, CA
 
I am stunned and deeply saddened. George had been helped me with several clients over the past few years, and he never ceased to impress me with his knowledge, his attention to detail, and his professionalism. I will miss him as a colleague, a friend, and an invaluable resource.
Added: October 24, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Yvonne Bowers
From: Sonoma, CA.
 
George was a prolific and tireless contributor to the Northern California history and genealogy mailing lists. He will be missed! 

Good travels, George

Yvonne Bowers


Added: October 24, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: kirby harris
From: watsonville ca
 
I am so sorry to hear of George's passing.
I haven't posted to the list in a long time but in the past George was at the ready to answer my questions about my San Francisco people and to "dig" for for what I couln't find.

We will all miss him!


Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Susan D. Slade Grossl
From: Boise, Idaho, USA
The whole genealogy community for San Francisco will miss George. He helped me to track down my Voigts and Schulkens in San Francisco. He was always willing to go that extra mile for others. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and send my condolances to his family and all his cyber friends and family.
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Kathy Minges
From: Kansas City
 
George's expertise and sharp opinions will be missed. I've always looked forward to his postings on NorCAL.
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Loretta Thomas
 
My condolences to George's family and friends - I never met him personally but he was very kind and generous with his help in my search for an elusive ancestor. He will be missed, even as far away as Australia, by all those he helped.
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Marie George found a coroner's report for me, and not being sure of an abbreviation in it, he posted to the list asking about it. Above and beyond!
Thanks, George, for all the help on so many lists. Your family should be proud to know how greatly you helped all of us and how greatly you will be missed. Best regards to all of them. R.I.P., George.
Marie
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Dorothy Scott
From: Merced, Ca
 
I too am sorry to hear of George's passing. He was very helpful in locating info for me on a sad story involving murder in the Bay Area in the 1940s. After learning the story George took it upon himlself to place flowers on victim's grave Mt. View Cemetery. What a kind and gentle person.

I learned at a later time that we grew up in Berkeley, CA living just a few blocks away from each other. Small world. 

My condolences to all his family---he will be missed. 
Dorothy


Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Marilyn Demas
From: Sacramento
 
Hello,
I am so sorry to hear that we have lost George. He was a very valuable member to our NorCal list and a friend through the internet for many years. Our hears and prayers are with all his family and friends. May his memory be eternal!
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Jim Smith
From: SF Bay Area
 
I too was saddened this morning to hear of George's passing. We met a few times & I was surprised when I didn't see him last Thursday. George helped some with my genealogy but recently did some serious research for me on my next book.

George was a character, cut in the mold of a true San Franciscan. He found joy in helping others and was active in Genealogy, our Bay Area cemeteries and in Bay Area and California history. 

George will certainly be missed.
Jim


Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Peggy B. Perazzo
From: S.F. Bay Area, California
 
I was very sad to hear that George will no longer be a part of our group. He has so generously given of his time and knowledge over the years, and I especially appreciated his help with local cemetery information.
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Margie Hinton
From: California
 
I am so deeply saddened to learn of George's passing. I also became concerned when a letter I sent to him was returned with the message - Individual is deceased. His kindnesses to me thoughout the years were numerable. We corresponded often about Mountain View Cemetery in the Oakland/Piedmont Hills. 

His willingness to go out of his way to go to libraries and archives throughout the Bay Area to look up details of my family has been so very important to us because without him, so many bits of family knowledge would never have been uncovered. 

George will be missed so very much by so very many of us. 

Thank you George.

Margie


Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Pamela Storm
From: San Francisco, CA
 
George loved history and genealogy, and loved doing research. Many of us over the years have benefited from his knowledge and willingness to share what he knew and learned. He will be dearly missed.
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Alice Duncan
From: Magalia,Ca
 
George helped me find several items including a probate that gave me many answers to questions I hadn't thought to ask. he was always interested and contributed more than I asked for. I appreciated him so much. My regrets to his family and all of us too.
Sincerely, Alice Duncan
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Mary Thiele Fobian
From: Pacific Grove, CA
 
I learned of George's death yesterday, when a thank-you note I had sent to him was returned marked "Individual is Deceased. Return to Sender." George had most recently helped me locate some directory listings and a couple of obituaries in Alameda county. I will miss his expertise and his spirit of helpfulness.
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Edel I had so little to go on to try to find my grandfather and George is the one who "opened the door" with his research. He was so generous with his time and knowledge that I was finally able to find so many of my ancestors. I thank him - he will be missed.
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Sue Silver
From: California, Nevada
 
George was such a regular and so helpful to so many. A few years back he was kind enough to located some information for me that helped my work with cemetery preservation immensely. I am shocked at his sudden death and especially so since he was the same age as myself. He will be greatly missed but I know that he has gone to a greater reward.
Added: October 23, 2007
Submitted by Comments:
Name: Ron Filion
From: San Francisco
 
This morning I spoke with the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office and James Mallman (George's brother). George passed away on 4 October 2007 at his home in San Francisco from a heart attack.

I knew George, though not very well. We had met a few times at various history and genealogy related functions. Whenever he spoke, you could tell he was passionate about these subjects.

He was also passionate about helping others do research. He was a regular on the various San Francisco Bay Rootsweb (genealogy) mailing lists. He was also a regular contributor to SFGenealogy.com. 

He will be missed.


Added: October 23, 2007