Ginny Shorin Teitelbaum Dederich

I think everyone here knows of Ginny’s passing this Monday, July 10 just a month or so after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (Ginny Schorin Dederich). But I wanted to say a few words… I’m grateful I was able to be with her over several days last week to express gratitude, appreciation and love; and to even exchange some chuckles. She was still cracking her funny one-liners, like, “Dying is busier than living.” Anyone who’s ever been with someone in their final days knows how true this can be. I was reminded how much I loved her quick, quirky, sense of humor. Ginny met her fate with acceptance, positivity, love and kindness. These were conscious choices she made in her life for many years, and she chose to meet her imminent death with those qualities as well. She commented several times while I was with her about all the love she felt coming from many people far and wide. She kept saying how appreciative she was and how much she loved in return. We shared a lot, she and I. I’ll be grateful to her always for the good we shared, for her care of my dad, and for her love and support over our many years as family. Jady Montgomery

3 responses to “Ginny Shorin Teitelbaum Dederich”

  1. Many Ginny rest in a glorious peace. The rest of a kind soul and gentle life.

  2. That poor woman. Having to waste what was left of her youth on that privileged, old codger.

  3. Obituary: Regina Dederich October 13, 1943 – July 10, 2023. Visalia, California – Regina ‘Ginny’ Schorin Dederich joined the angels she adored on July 10, 2023 in Visalia, California. Born October 13, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the eldest child of Florence (Shapiro) and Leonard Schorin, Ginny is survived by her two beloved sisters, Marilyn Schorin of Louisville, KY and Ellie MacMullin of Pasadena, CA.
    Ginny earned a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University. She taught elementary school in Northern California.
    Ginny moved into the Synanon Community in San Francisco as a teacher in 1968. Eight years later, she married Chuck Dederich, the founder of Synanon and they had a wonderful, loving, 20-year marriage. After Chuck’s death, Ginny met Cliff Bressler and, together, they enjoyed many of life’s pleasures.
    She was admired and loved by many friends, associates, and cousins. Ginny’s passion was to engage people and she loved connecting with people on a deeper level. Ginny had a way about her that included every person she interacted with. She had a sincere interest in each person. She always expressed love, care, and peace.
    Ginny was grateful for the support and love from her many friends. Her sisters particularly want to thank Phil and Miriam Bourdette for their steadfast advice and the wonderful friendship and compassionate care of Penny De Jarnatt.
    Ginny’s cremated remains will be buried near her mother at Beth Shalom Cemetery in Pittsburgh. A celebration of her life will be held in California at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Congregation B’nai David (https://www.

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