Dora Bialostocki, 1948-2009
Dora Bialostocki taught Mathematics at the University of Idaho from 1984
to 2009. The following obituary appeared in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News:
Dora Bialostocki died of breast cancer on July 25, 2009. She was born on
July 17, 1948 in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1957 Dora immigrated with her
parents to Israel where she grew up, received her formal education, and
served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces. While a graduate
student in the mathematics department at Tel-Aviv University, she met
her future husband Arie, a fellow graduate student. The two were married
in 1976 and had two children, Guy and Taly. In 1984 the family moved to
Moscow where they raised their children, made many close friends, and
over the years adopted several homesick Israeli university students
studying on the Palouse. Dora taught mathematics at the University
of Idaho where she was highly respected by her colleagues and students.
She particularly enjoyed coaching students for math competitions and
teaching her favorite subjects - complex analysis and partial differential
equations. During her difficult battle with cancer, Dora continued to enjoy
the support of loving friends to whom her family is profoundly grateful.
She is survived by her beloved husband Arie of Moscow, her son Guy of
Seattle, and her daughter Taly of New Haven, Connecticut. Dora will
have a Jewish burial in Israel. Condolences can be sent to the family
home in Moscow. No flowers please.
Dora was buried in Israel on July 29, 2009.