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Tamar Stephens, Former TAS President, Passed Away

7 years 4 months ago #33440 by madeto
To all GCCA members,
I just got the word that Tamar Stephens, Former TAS ( The Angelfish Society ) passed away.
Most of you know her from ACA Convention, where she was representing TAS and organizing Angelfish entries for the fish show.
Here is the letter from the current ACA President Peter Villanueva that I got this morning.
There is also a link to dedication page that has been set up by the TAS Secretary Dena Edwards.

Hello Fellow Members,

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce the death of my predecessor, esteemed colleague, and mentor to many, Tamar Stephens, on Thursday, the 23rd of March 2013. She quietly passed away in her sleep last Thursday - approximately year after she was diagnosed with cancer. We decided to wait for a bit more information in addition to the correspondence we received from her husband Steve before we made the announcement. Unfortunately, to date, it is all we have.

For many of us who have come to know her, losing her is like losing a family member and in truth, she did consider us as her extended family. Up to the end, she gave us her all. Even in her very weakened state due to complications, she nonetheless made an effort to attend our last meeting. Unfortunately, it proved to be her last gathering with us as wellsince she passed away a several days after it. In that light, I have asked Dena Edwards to manage a monetary collection effort for her family and once all the details are ironed out, she will send out a link to the instructions which she will post on our website.

Lastly, I am relaying the message from her husband, Steve, in its original format, having been addressed to all.

Best regards to you and yours.

Peter Villanueva
TAS President

A dedication page has been set up for Tamar. It is located at:
Tamar will be greatly missed.

Dena Edwards
The Angelfish Society

So I say to her……There is plenty of stuff at the house for the baby to eat!!!! I REALLY need this fish……

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