Jean Ginsburg Shickel – Class of 1957

Jean “Jeanie” L. (Ginsburg) Shickel, ’66 and G-’89, a long-time professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Gallaudet University, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2009, after a 23-year battle with cancer.  She is survived by her husband, John A. Shickel, and two daughters, Julie Rogers and Jody Creighton, and their families.

Jeanie was born in Middletown, Ohio, and received both bachelor and master’s degrees from Gallaudet University.  She was one of outstanding
members of Washington Society of Jewish Deaf.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 23 at 2 p.m. at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, 7727 Persimmon Tree Road,
Bethesda, Md.  Directions to the synagogue are available at Donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Jeanie’s memory may be made online:

/A message from the family of Jeanie Shickel:/

Jeanie Louise Shickel

Our beloved mother, wife, grandmother and friend lost her 23 year battle to cancer on Friday, August 14th, 2009.  Jeanie was an incredible woman and an inspiration to everyone she met.  She embraced life and inspired others to do the same.

Jeanie will always be remembered for her wonderful spirit, infectious smile and will to live.  She made an impact on everyone she met.  Jeanie fought cancer for a third of her life and regardless of her daily struggles, she refused to let cancer win.  Her beauty, strength and courage will reside in us all.

In honor of Jeanie, our family is committed to creating a world without cancer.  Your donation in her memory will bring us closer to knowing a world without cancer.

Make a donation to _Susan G. Komen for the Cure_ in Jeanie’s memory: