In Memory

Pam Rea (Machemer)

Pam Rea (Machemer)

Dagny K Henry, Pam's friend since they were 15 years of age in boarding school together, received a call from Pam's husband, Paul Machemer, that Pam died last night, August 27.  She had been recovering from a surgery about one month ago, when she rather suddenly took a turn for the worse.

Pam is survived by 2 children, Bob and Kate, and two grandchildren.

Pam had retired as a teacher and administrator after 50 years at George School in Newtown, PA.

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08/29/20 11:48 AM #1    

Ted Morgan

Sorry to hear of Pam's death.  Warmest wisehs to her family and friends.  Ted

08/29/20 12:07 PM #2    

Robert Baker

Very sorry to hear of Pam's passing. She was a good friend many years ago. 

08/29/20 03:49 PM #3    

Daniel Miller

That really hurts.  She was such a wonderful person.  What a loss to everyone, especially her family and those who knew her. Those who didn't know her also lost because they never had the opportunity to be involved with her.

08/29/20 04:02 PM #4    

Charles Parsons

Though years have passed and the ties of friendship ended after college, memories remain and Pam was always one of the reasons that Oberlin was such a great place to attend.  Charlie Parsons

08/30/20 01:57 PM #5    

Jessica Rosenberg

So sad to lose such a dear member of our indomitable freshman section.


08/31/20 12:05 AM #6    

Joan Andelman

Reading today about the loss of Pam triggered a flood of memories, of freshman year at Dascomb and the section mates who filled that first year at Oberlin with warmth, laughter and support.  Pam and I went our separate ways after Oberlin, but Pam has remained vivid in my memory and my heart for those qualities of empathy and humor  she shared so generously.  Deepest condolences to all those who loved this special woman - I feel lucky to have known her.

08/31/20 01:35 PM #7    

Elizabeth Keys (Jaffer)

It is so sad to lose people who were important in our lives, whether we were close in the more distant past or more recently.  I, too, was part of Pam's Dascomb freshman section, and her loss reminds me of how special we all were to each other at an intense, emotional time in our lives.  I send healing thoughts to all who mourn her loss. 

08/31/20 08:20 PM #8    

Frances Hagberg (Graham)

Thanks to all of you for your warm and comforting comments about Pam. And for the memories. Do I remember Pam playing the guitar as a group of us sat in a room together? I know she was there . . . together with some of you  . . . . And thanks to Dagny for bringing her loss to our attention. Frankie

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