Details on the Celebration of Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser’s Life (Cross-Post From Personal Blog)

[My apologies for cross-posting this from my personal blog, but it’s such an important matter to me that I wanted to share it here as well.]

April 2015, Los Altos

Last week, my mom, Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser, died tragically and unexpectedly. On May 17, 2015, 4-6 pm, we will celebrate her life at Congregation Beth Am (Los Altos Hills) in the Beit Kehillah Room. Although the EventBrite system refers to “tickets,” no tickets are required to come. However, please RSVP so we can get a rough headcount for seating and catering. You can RSVP here.

Initially we called this event as a memorial. However, we quickly realized that we intended something more festive and celebratory, so we’ve retitled it a celebration. “Business casual” attire would be the most appropriate choice; no need for formal wear.

We would treasure your photographs, artifacts, anecdotes and war stories. Please let us know what can be shared publicly, and with respect to photographs, we’d appreciate your help identifying everyone in the photo. Email any items to Eric Goldman ( or bring hard copy items to the celebration.

Please no flowers. Contributions may be sent to the Gail Schlachter Memorial Fund at the American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611 or online.

If you are going to the American Library Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, we anticipate having another memorial/celebration there on Sunday, June 28.

Blog Posts About Gail Schlachter Hauser’s Death

* Initial Reflections on Losing a Parent (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)
* My Mom Died: Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015