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Pamela Ahrens

February 11, 1958August 5, 2018

Pamela Ahrens was born on February 11, 1958 and passed away on August 5, 2018

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Tom Hudson

August 11, 2018

Greg and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss
Thinking of you, at this time
Tom and Nancy Hudson, Waverley NS

Harris Kozak

August 8, 2018

I was number one ( I was Pam’s first husband) but I will tell you back then there were times when she thought of me more like number two if you know what I mean.
Pam would have thought that was funny because she used to bust on me all the time in a good natured way.
I could talk forever about all of Pam’s accomplishments and achievements both in business and her personal life but I will tell you the one she was most proud of is our son Evan.
She touched the lives of many people in a positive way and most were able to see her and say goodbye.
I have a saying that I am sure others have used when you meet people and like them and trust them.
I say he is just good people or she is good people, well if you lookup the definition of “Good People” in the dictionary you will see a picture of Pam.
She was the epitome of a good person.
We all love her and will miss her very very much !

Phyllis McGill

August 8, 2018

On Sunday, my dear, dear, wondeful friend Pam passed away after a very courageous and long battle with a rare form of cancer. Yesterday, I attended her funeral with my family, along with my loving husband Frank and daughter Melissa McGill (our other daughter Jackie Reilly was away at a Reilly family reunion in Michigan). We all loved Pam and our daughters were raised calling her "Aunt Pam". Pam and I have been friends for 50 years! This loss is up there with the loss of my parents.

Pam was an incredible human being, a trusted friend, and was an amazing business woman; especially at a time when women did not go into business...or were not allowed into management.

Pam left behind a wonderful, devoted, beloved husband, Greg Jones, and two wonderful sons Evan Kozak and Jamie Kozak, and her dear sister Lisa Gottlieb and her dear brother David Scher. She also left behind an extended family, including her loving Aunt Marcia Scher Bernstein and enough friends to fill an auditorium. She was loved and admired by everyone she touched;

If you want to know more about Pam, please gp to the website of Riverside Funeral Chapel in NYC; her obituary is listed under Pamela Ahrens Jones. If you have the chance, please read the comments to see how Pam so positively impacted the lives of so many.

She is etched in my heart as my sister and lifelong friend,💕💕💕

Celia McGarry

August 7, 2018

I am so very sad to learn of Pam’s death. Pam promoted me to my first management role at Xerox and I worked for her for many years. She taught me much about leadership and life in general. Pam mentored me and so many other professional woman (and men)...and touched the lives of everyone she knew. It is hard to imagine Pam gone. I pray that her family knows how great of an influence she has had, how much she will be missed by those who worked with her, and how so many are praying for her family in this time of sadness.

Linda McDonald

August 6, 2018

My sincere sympathies to Pam's family. I worked with Pam in the Albany NY Xerox office. She was a great leader and friend. She was smart, spirited, could make quick decisions and was full of life. Her career was incredible and she worked hard and had incredible attention to detail and understood the business so completely. She was a friend to me and I learned a great deal from her. I was always was amazed at her energy for everything - golf, exercise everything she was focused on. My best to the whole family -- I hope memories of your time with Pam will live on with you.

John McGuigan

August 6, 2018

Pam hired me in May of 2017. Before I started working for her she was diagnosed with her illness. She observed near my one year anniversary that I only knew her while she fought this terrible disease, yet,as I responded to her, if I didn't know she was sick, I wouldn't know she was sick.

Pam was a fighter. She worked through issues most would surrender to. She even came into the office the same day as treatments; she was determined to not let her illness define her at work.

A large reason why I took the position was to work with Pam. Many had the valuable experience of learning from her, benefiting from her personality, and her unceasing commitment to personal growth and development. While I did not have the pleasure for long, she taught me much about leadership and even more about perseverance and determination.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Rest in peace. Amen.

Sheila Rihm

August 6, 2018

It’s with great sorrow that I learned of Pam‘s passing today. I was her executive assistant for several years while she was at Xerox. We shared some really great times together when she would come to Indianapolis. Pam took me to my first Broadway play in New York City. She was not only my boss, she was also a good friend. So happy that her years with Greg were so special and that he loved and cherished her. Family was everything to her. She will be missed.

Kevin Sciolino

August 6, 2018

I am very sad to hear of Pam's passing. I met Pam during her tenure at ModSpace and truly enjoyed working with her. Among other things, she was an warm, kindhearted, intelligent, and engaging person. She will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Jill Jones

August 6, 2018

My heart is broken. I loved Pam so much. I worked for Pam for 6 years at Xerox. She was the best manager and leader I ever worked for. She was good in so many ways. She knew how to manage processes and lead people. She got down in the trenches with her team and she gave honest feedback in a way that made me want to improve. I loved working for her and we became friends during the process. She was a mentor to me and I have always attributed many of my successes to her thoughtful and determined leadership.

One of my cherished memories was during a President's Club trip where we went out to a piano bar. We had a fantastic time and sat at the piano and sang and laughed. We sang songs from the 70's and went back in time to the oldies from the 50's. That same trip, we went to a disco and danced. Total blast. She was awesome. So much fun.

I have saved every letter she wrote to me and once she sent me a card with a DVD of the movie Invictus. I had just received a promotion and she wanted me to know how proud she was for me.

In my office, I have several pictures of us together at President's Clubs, Kick-Off Meetings, and Training Events. My favorite is a picture Pam and me with Anne Mulcahey. I remember that day so well. She was so happy and pleased to introduce me to Anne.

One trip she made to Oklahoma was especially memorable. She wanted to meet my mom, which I thought was incredible. We went to dinner and had a fantastic time. My mom and Pam hit it off and Pam was so gracious with her. Afterwards on a team call, someone asked her how her Oklahoma trip was and she said, "I met JJ's mom--it explained a lot." It was great. When my mom passed away, Pam was there for me. She was always there for me.

I loved Pam so much. She will always be in my heart as well as in my mind coaching and counseling me.

I am so sorry she is gone and so very sad.
Jill Jones, Oklahoma City, OK

Elizabeth Bishop

August 6, 2018

I am sad and stunned by the passing of such a talented, vibrant and strong person. Pam touched many lives as a caring and strong leader. Her contributions were significant and the loss is large. Love and peace to her beloved family. Elizabeth Bishop