In Memoriam – Michael Wahlster

The German Language Division and ATA are mourning the death of Michael Wahlster, our longtime member, colleague, and friend. He passed away on Tuesday, February 2, at his home in Los Angeles.

As some of you may know, he withdrew from all ATA-related activities last year after having been diagnosed with cancer. He was determined to fight this and welcomed upbeat messages from his colleagues and friends. Unfortunately, he lost this battle.

Michael had been active in ATA and the GLD and also served as GLD webmaster for many years. It was always a highlight to meet him at the ATA conference and to chat and socialize with him. He was a great colleague and friend and always very generous with his professional advice.  He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Grogan, and his daughter Klara.

Those who would like to send a sympathy card to Michael’s widow can mail them to the following address:

Dr. Margaret Grogan
1629 Armacost Ave. Apt 402
Los Angeles CA 90025