Anda Gadidov
  • Date of passing: Mar 23, 2015
The memory of Anda will be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Dr. Anda Gadidov. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amanda Rollason on 26th September 2016

"We're starting Kennesaw Women in Mathematics up again this year. Can you believe it -- I'm no longer an advisor -- I'm a student again, working on my Math degree! You, Dr. Babenko, and Dr. Croicu have inspired me to take this organization's mission to heart, to live the advice I used to give out! :-) Missing you something awful."

This tribute was added by mioara buiculescu on 31st March 2016

"During this year that passed by, Anda was in my thoughts even more often than when she was with us. I wish i could add something special in loving remembrance of Anda, for she was such a special person. But whatever one says does not change the fact that she left us forever."

This tribute was added by Josip Derado on 24th March 2016

"Last week  I discussed Monte Carlo method in my class and for the moment I taught you were there. I fondly remember times when we were arguing about it in my office. Anda, I missed you."

This tribute was added by Luminita Moise on 23rd March 2016

"I remember fondly the moments spent together. A person with a big heart definitely found a good place in heaven. But too early .... For us it is a big loss."

This tribute was added by Edmond Margulies on 23rd March 2016

"We’ll remember Anda as long as ours memories last. Our thoughts are with Radu, Bogdan, Solange and Lucian.
Edmond and Mariana Margulies"

This tribute was added by Daniela Tapu on 23rd March 2016

"Already one year.....we miss you, Anda."

This tribute was added by Marcel Barbulescu on 10th October 2015

"I found out after long time about the passing of Anda, a friend and such a special person.My thoughts are with my old friend Radu and the family.She will always be remembered."

This tribute was added by Amanda Rollason on 17th July 2015

"I was thinking about you today and just smiled. How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about the kind of person you were."

This tribute was added by mioara buiculescu on 13th June 2015

"It with deep sadness that I have learned (only now...) that my dear friend Anda Gadidov has passed away. Beautiful, intelligent, extremely kind and helpful she will  always be remembered as a very special person by all who had the privilege to know her.
May she rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Carl Spruill on 11th April 2015

"I first met Anda when she came to Georgia Tech. While she was there and later when she was at Kennessaw State, we worked on problems in mathematical finance. Kind, brilliant, knowledgable, creative, and industrious, she was a superb colleague.  Anda, the epitome of a refined lady, made the world a better place in so many ways and I will miss her greatly."

This tribute was added by Raluca Tudor on 6th April 2015

"Florin and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Anda.The terrible news came by email from a high school colleague. In our woderful memories from high school Anda stays as a tall, slim,elegant, always smiling, always honest, a bit shy, extraordinary smart girl.Then we heard about her professional successes and saw beautiful photos with Radu and Bogdan. Anda looked always radiant in such a calming way. The tributes show that she will be missed by so many people. We wish her family strength and resilience in continuing their journeys without her."

This tribute was added by Rucsandra Anda Calin on 3rd April 2015

"There are times in life when you can not or do not want to accept reality .
People , whom I 've known that I 've appreciated disappear at some point next to us .
Physically disappear . They remain good memories , stories , thoughts . News of their departure to somewhere else, make you feel closer to the family of the departed , to try to take some of their pain .
There are many years since I've never met Anda , but I knew her there on. I'm also always enjoyed all received good news about her , about Radu , her husband , her family .
Light a candle as a sign of appreciation for her and hope that the family will get through these hard times .
God rest her soul in peace !
Anda Calin (Cretu)"

This tribute was added by Amanda Rollason on 1st April 2015

"I first met Dr. Gadidov on a study abroad trip to Romania in the summer of 2010. The memories of this trip, the talks we attended, and presented are unforgettable. Romania is a beautiful country and I'm a better person for having those experiences. Fast forward a few years later, when I was working closely with her in the Kennesaw Women in Mathematics group-- in her interactions with me and with others, her patience, her stick-to-it-ness... I came to deeply respect and admire her gentle strength, kindness, and acceptance of all kinds of questions and concerns. Her door and heart were always open. You are loved. You are missed."

This tribute was added by Dennys Rosales on 1st April 2015

"I had the privilege of having Dr. Gadidov as a mentor for undergraduate research as well as being her student in one of her classes. She was very knowledgeable and always took the time to help me understand. I will never forget all the valuable things she has taught me as well as her sense of humor. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by George Popescu on 1st April 2015

"I left an old recording "Fur Elise" , recorded as we were in high school 1976 and used to play it at friends gatherings. Let the music speak for us."

This tribute was added by George Popescu on 1st April 2015

"We were friends since we were kids, almost 50 years ago, and shared so many wonderful moments. Anda, her memory will last for ever, as long as life will go on. Her joy of life, her so well balanced way being was always a true friend support. We enjoyed math, french, english, piano together.
Thank you Anda,

George Popescu"

This tribute was added by Christian Houdré on 1st April 2015

"I learned with sadness the passing away of Anda.  I had first
met her when she was visiting Georgia Tech
and I had been touched by
her brightness and gentleness.  We kept bumping into each other throughout the years and I enjoyed these encounters.
They are already missed.  
My sincere condolences to her family.
Christian Houdré"

This tribute was added by Edmond Margulies on 1st April 2015

"A wonderful high school colleague and one of the brightest minds in our generation is living now in our collective memory.
Sincere condolences to Radu, Bogdan, Solange and Lucian.
Edmond and Mariana Margulies"

This tribute was added by Cristian Gingu on 29th March 2015

"Anda is still with us; she will always be with us all. In our memories, in this world, we will always remember and cherish her warming smile, her eyes, her kind voice.
For the hard grieved family I have one simple thing to say: rejoice, for that a great soul loved you so much.

Anda este tot cu noi; ea va fi pururea cu noi. Zambetul ei cald, privirea-i deschisa si glasul ei vor fi cu noi in continuare pe aceasta lume, in amintirile noastre.
Familiei greu lovite de soarta, imi permit sa-i transmit un mesaj simplu: bucurati-va in continuare ca ati fost iubiti de un suflet deosebit.

Cristian Gingu"

This tribute was added by Dorian Cojocaru on 29th March 2015

"We were friends and colleagues in high school in Craiova, Romania, Europe. It was a class with a special program for math. She was the cleverest between us, she allways received the first prize, and now she is the first leaving this world. I remember her in the day when she left from our town to go in USA. She had a little boy in her arms. After years I met her family at Atlanta. I remember that the little boy was a tall young man. Usually I talk too much, but now being so sad I have not more words. Good bye, Anda."

This tribute was added by Liliana Dinale on 28th March 2015

"A prayer for a special friend,

So go and run free with the angels
Dance around the golden clouds

Although he has taken you from us
And our pain a lifetime will last
Your memory will never escape us
But make us glad for the time we did have

Each precious moment you gave us
Shall never, ever depart
So go and run free with the angels
As they sing so tenderly
And please be sure to tell them
To take good care of you for me"

This tribute was added by Mihai Dinale on 28th March 2015

"Tribut inlacrimat pentru Anda: Un suflet special, luminos, generos...

Anda mi-a daruit un lucru rar si pretios: o prietenie adevarata de o viata.
Ne-am cunoscut la 16 ani la liceu si de atunci am petrecut multe clipe minunate impreuna la Craiova, Bucuresti, Costinesti, si mai tarziu cu famillile la Montreal, Chicago, Atlanta.

Santem profund socati si indurerati de disparitia inainte de vreme a Andei. Santem cu sufletul alaturi de Radu , Bogdan, Lucian si intreaga familie in greaua incercare prin care trec.

Tot ce putem spera este ca Anda s-a mutat acum intr-o stea, si de acolo vegheaza asupra familiei ei si mai trimite din cand in cand, o raza de speranta la prieteni.

Te pastram in inimile si amintirile noastre. Ne lipsesti enorm.

Eliza, Liliana si Mihai Dinale"

This tribute was added by Ileana Costa on 28th March 2015

"Anda mi-a fost nu numai o bună colegă de liceu și de facultate, ci și un om deosebit.
Sunt cu tot sufletul alături de Radu și de fiul lor și regret din toată inima că Anda i-a părăsit pe ei și pe noi toți. Ii vom păstra amintirea vie în inimile noastre.
Dumnezeu să o odihnească
Ileana Ștefan/Costa"

This tribute was added by Michael Leitson on 27th March 2015

"Dr. Gadidov was one of the kindest, brilliant and most humble professors that I have encountered. She was actually the first Mathematics professor I met on my first day at Kennesaw State, during my orientation in June 2010, where she assisted me in registering for classes and helped pave my college career.

Somewhat ironically, I did not get the chance to take one of her classes until my last semester at KSU, which was also the same semester that I met Bogdan. When I was going through a new job and a move, Dr. Gadidov was very understanding throughout. She will be missed greatly and KSU has truly lost a valuable resource."

This tribute was added by Josip Derado on 27th March 2015

"Goodbye, my friend, goodbye!

Goodbye, my friend, goodbye
My love, you are in my heart.
It was preordained we should part
And be reunited by and by.
Goodbye: no handshake to endure.
Let's have no sadness — furrowed brow.
There's nothing new in dying now
Though living is no newer.

Sergei Jesenin.

До свиданья, друг мой, до свиданья. Милый мой, ты у меня в груди. Предназначенное расставанье Обещает встречу впереди.

До свиданья, друг мой, без руки, без слова, Не грусти и не печаль бровей,- В этой жизни умирать не ново, Но и жить, конечно, не новей."

This tribute was added by Lynn Thomas on 27th March 2015

"I'm sad to know Dr. Gadidov has passed on but treasure the good memories of how she helped my son Michael at Kennesaw State University.  I met her after Michael started doing research as an Honors Student under her mentorship.  A key part of being an Honors Student is doing research & I felt like Dr. Gadidov was one woman who was taking my place in my son's life as she guided him.  She was a beautiful and smart woman, I respected her very much & am so glad she shared  her knowledge & experience with my son.  He is such an appreciative person, she will live on as he studies in his masters program in Bio-Statistics @ Drexel U & in his work in statistics @ Drexel's Autism Institute, where he is an intern."

This tribute was added by Brandon M on 26th March 2015

"Even though she only claimed to be a Mathematician, she was the most intelligent Statistician I've ever met. Regardless of her office hours, she was always willing to help. Learning from here was a gift that I will never forget. Thank you for everything Dr. Anda Gadidov."

This tribute was added by Michael Thomas on 26th March 2015

"Dr. Gadidov is responsible for a great amount of my academic success in undergrad and beyond. She was my mentor for undergraduate research, so I saw her more than any other professor. Her guidance and encouragement allowed me to enjoy the beauty of mathematics, and travel around the country working and presenting research.
She was a caring mentor. I remember distinctly one of the days I came into her office to work on research, I was clearly sick with a cold. I told her not to mind it, but she insisted on making me a cup of tea from her collection. I definitely won't forget that, and I definitely won't forget her.
Thanks for everything, Dr. Gadidov."

This tribute was added by Ana-Maria Croicu on 26th March 2015

"Anda was simply an ANGEL among us! She was always ready and willing to do everything she could for everybody. She was a loving wife and terrific mother, a caring professor and a wise mentor, a friendly colleague and a beautiful lady. She always put herself second and that made her happy. I had the privilege to be her friend for almost a decade and I will not forget her. She taught me priceless life lessons that will stay with me forever. I will miss you dearly! Rest in Peace, sweet Anda!"

This tribute was added by Huy Huynh on 26th March 2015

"I am very shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Anda Gadidov. She was one of my very close mentors when I was at Kennesaw. I wouldn't be able to go to graduate school at Georgia Tech and be where I am today if it wasn't for her teachings and guidance. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and the KSU community."

This tribute was added by Bill Bentley on 26th March 2015

"Wow, I had no idea.  I'm so sorry to hear this.  I never had her for a class but ran into to her occasionally as I went into a classroom she was leaving.  I never knew her name but I'm not shy and spoke to her often and my impression was that I would love to take a class from her.  It will have to be in a class of angels now."

This tribute was added by Mureese Hodge on 26th March 2015

"I never had the privilege of learning from Dr. Gadidov, but I will light a candle for the light that was lost with her passing."

This tribute was added by Zachary Carter on 25th March 2015

"Dr. Gadidov was my undergraduate research advisor during my senior year.  She introduced me to the world of math research and helped guide me in getting into a PhD program in mathematics.  I'll never forget her sense of humor and what an excellent mentor she was for me.  She was so dedicated to her work and her students, and I'm glad I had the privilege of being her student when I was at KSU."

This tribute was added by Marla Bell on 25th March 2015

"You will all notice themes here. We all have the same impressions and memories of Anda. She had a brilliant intellect, yet was nothing but humble. She was the most giving person around. She was always the first to volunteer to help any of her colleagues. She also gave her time freely to students. I have had several students tell me she was the most difficult professor they had but they knew she cared deeply and was willing to work as hard as they were to help them. We are going to miss her presence among us. It is a tremendous loss on every level."

This tribute was added by Mary Garner on 25th March 2015

"I need to add this. Years ago when Marian Fox needed some help, Anda and her husband were the first to volunteer."

This tribute was added by Mary Garner on 25th March 2015

"She was so brilliant and so generous with her knowledge. I could go to her and discuss a math problem at any time and she seemed to have all the time in the world. She would be the first to volunteer to cover classes when someone posted a request."

This tribute was added by Lynn Stallings on 25th March 2015

"I'm so sad that we have lost Anda. I feel fortunate that I worked closely with her for three years. I respect her intellect, her caring, and her dedication to education. I'm very thankful I had the chance to know her."

This tribute was added by Dhruba Adhikari on 25th March 2015

"I had the opportunity to meet with Anda only few times when I visited the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at KSU in the past couple of years. She was a very friendly, informative, and helpful person. It is a very sad time and  we will miss her."

This tribute was added by Sean Ellermeyer on 25th March 2015

"Anda was a very good and kind person who touched the lives of many students and colleagues at Kennesaw State University. I had the opportunity to know her for many years and she is one of the most brilliant people I have ever known. KSU has lost one of its very best faculty members of all time and we will all always remember her and miss her."

This tribute was added by Karl Mattle on 25th March 2015

"She was a brilliant Mathematician, an accomplished instructor (she taught me the Mathematics of Statistics), and an all-around good person.

God Rest Her Soul,
Karl Mattle"

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