Howard Margol, 92, born in Jacksonville, Florida on February 22, 1924 to Morris and Sarah Margol, passed away on February 9, 2017. He was a veteran of World War II where he participated in the liberation of Dachau, a successful businessman and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Howard’s roots were in Lithuania found a true passion in the field of genealogy, becoming one of the foremost authorities on Lithuanian genealogical research. For 20 years he led Roots Tours to Lithuania and helped thousands research their heritage. He served as president of LitvakSIG, initiated and headed the Internal Passports Project and served as chair of Records Acquisitions and Translations. Howard and his wife Esther founded the American Fund for Lithuanian and Latvian Jews to support elderly Jews in Lithuania and Latvia.
May his memory be blessed.