Ginka Gerova Ortega
March 18, 1944 - September 29, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
Beth Miakinin
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Elena Drelichman
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Ginka Gerova Ortega, 77, passed away on September 29, 2021, surrounded by her family which included her two children, grandchildren, brother, sister-in-law, son-in-law, and devoted husband of 52 years. Ginka was born on March 18, 1944 in Preslav, Bulgaria, a small, largely agricultural community under Communist oppression. With musical ambitions and unfailing support from her…

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Lisa Littsey left a message on October 7, 2021:
My prayers are with you and your family. I remember the multiple times I would see her play. It was magnificent, passionate and joyful. She was a true master. The music world will also miss her. Last time I spoke with her she shared her love and pride of you and your children and grandchildren. I heard a flutist play Tchaikovsky Pathetique the first movement and I dedicate this to her. Warmly and with love, Lisa
Natalia Drelichman left a message on October 7, 2021:
I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Ginka was the light in the room bringing creativity and brightness into every space. My family loved her very much and we were deeply saddened to hear of her passing. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
Dr. Gary Scavnicky left a message on October 6, 2021:
Queridos Jesús, Irena, Julian e hijos. Les quiero dar nuestro más sentido pésame. Son tantos recuerdos felices que pasé contigo y la querida Ginka. Les dejo con el tradicional eslavo, "VECNAJA PAMJAT", Memory Eternal, Dr. Gary, Tatiana, Ileana y Lisaveta Scavnicky
Pierette Simpson and Richard Haskin left a message on October 5, 2021:
Richard Haskin and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Ginka. She was not only very musically talented but had a natural gift for being easily respected and loved. Ginka spoke softly but her words resounded loudly. We will always be grateful to her and Jesus for supporting artists in their home with intimate soirees. They made each of us feel special! It's a great loss to the Arts and to all that knew Ginka. Richard and I will hold her close in our hearts until we meet again, surrounded by angelic music. For now, we miss the Grande Dame from Bulgaria whose music was meant to enrich many countries. Our deepest sympathy to Jesus and the entire family. Much love, Pierette and Richard
Yaddanapudi Ravindranath left a message on October 4, 2021:
Hi Jesus I am so saddened to read of the passing of Ginka. My thoughts and wishes are with you Ravi
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sharon A Mauchline left a message on October 4, 2021:
Dr.Ortega I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful woman she was. The whole benign hematology clinic sends there condolences and love. Sharon Mauchline from 7B at DRH.
Boyan S Griffen, Sofia, BG left a message on October 4, 2021:
So sad to hear of Ginka's passing felt compelled to share two happy memories-- 20 years ago we collaborated on a handful of benefit concerts. Ginka was always open, willing, ready, and always seemed to rise above the challenges in the work we did, with grace and finesse. Secondly, my grandmother, Violette (Argiroff) Griffen told me years ago that she and her parents, Turpo and Tsveta, had fond memories of Fr. and Mrs. Geroff and Ginka going back now many decades. May she rest in peace and may her memory be eternal. Аз лично ще запомня Гинка като Амазонката на златния флейт! Моите най-искрени съболезнования!
Beth Miakinin left a message on October 2, 2021:
The world has lost a true gem. Ginka's sweet, gentle and loving spirit and her fabulous music performances will stay in my memory forever. My deepest condolences to Jesus and her entire family. I was honored to have her as a friend.
Beth Miakinin left a message on October 1, 2021:
The world has lost a lovely gem. Her gentle spirit, loving presence and fabulous musical venues will live on in my memory forever. Ginka was truly one of a kind. I was honored to have her as a friend. My deepest condolences to Jesus and her entire family.
Anne Doyle left a message on October 1, 2021:
This is stunning and very sad news about the loss of a stunning artist and generous and loving human being. Your skill with your golden flute touched souls all over the world. I was blessed with your friendship. You will be missed, muy amiga mia. My deepest condolences to your husband, your family and the many who loved you deeply.
Judy Trepeck left a message on October 1, 2021:
So so sad to learn of the passing of this extraordinary woman, lady, friend and joy to so many. She was always interesting and entertaining. A real talent. The angels will embrace her.
Dr.Elie and Eileen aboulafia left a message on October 1, 2021:
With many tears and loving memories we remember so many dinners and discutions at the Ortega dinner table created with Ginka’s creative talents. She would visit me in my studio( I am a visual artist) and we would discuss art in every form. I have missed her these last few years and will cherish my memories of those times and her beauty will stay with me forever. G-D BLESS YOU Jesus and your beautiful family
Nancy Badore left a message on October 1, 2021:
Dearest Ginka, So much about you will be missed: your loving personality, your endless talent, your generosity, and your capacity for friendship. We all will miss you, dear friend. Nancy Badore
Rosette and Roger Ajluni left a message on October 1, 2021:
We shall miss our dear friend, Ginka, after 40 years of friendship. Our deepest condolences to Jesus and the family. We will keep her music in our hearts.
Don Parker left a message on October 1, 2021:
Ginka, you will be truly missed by many whose lives you have touched.
Julie Gonzalez left a message on October 1, 2021:
Dearest Ginka, We will miss you always. You are the most melodic and graceful person I've ever met. So kind, generous and beautiful. I will miss laughing with you and hearing your extraordinary stories. Much Love, Julie Gonzalez & Don Parker
Sonia and Tom Pastore left a message on October 1, 2021:
Our deepest condolences to the family. Our families have been close for over 35 years. She will be missed .
Christine left a message on October 1, 2021:
In loving memory of your beautiful mother. The LORD is my shepherd...He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23:2 The LORD is my shepherd; He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23:2
Mayra Pico left a message on September 30, 2021:
She will be playing for the angel in heaven Rest In Peace Ginka
Elena Drelichman left a message on September 30, 2021:
Ginka's light will shine through my life forever. Her love of life, kindness, wisdom, sense of humor and so much more that made her an extraordinary person and a truly special friend. She will be missed and remembered by so many. I feel lucky she became a part of my life and I will treasure these memories forever. Rest in piece dear Ginka...
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Cate McClure left a message on September 30, 2021:
Am so sad to hear that Ginka passed. She was so loving and kind to Doug and I, we loved her and Jesus like family.
Juanjo y Miriam left a message on September 30, 2021:
Jesús, un fuerte abrazo a ti y a toda la familia. Ginka era de aquellas personas tan especiales que son únicas. La recordamos cariñosa, alegre, siempre interesada y preguntando por todos, especialmente por los chicos. Cuando llegaba el verano ya era recurrente la pregunta: cuando llegan Ginka y Jesús. Entonces no se trataba de ir a Calella, se trataba de ir a Torre Ginka, antes incluso de llegar a casa. Ya la echamos de menos, pero la recordaremos siempre. Y será difícil ir a Calella y no pensar en ella. O no sentirla cercana con el sonido de cualquier flauta. Y así queremos que sea. Un beso a Ginka y a sus padres, ahora que descansan juntos, y otro a Irene, a Julian y a toda la familia. Os queremos.
Mireia Ortega Un left a message on September 30, 2021:
Un ángel más en el cielo. Gracias por haber estado en nuestras vidas. Te quiero tia Ginka. Vuela libre
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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