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Linda Lee Egendorf of Lincoln, Massachusetts, died on 2 October 2017 at age 71. Ms. Egendorf was an internationally known jewelry designer and sculptor whose works included the sculpture Aftermath, a tribute to the victims of the September 11th attacks. Born in Baltimore in 1946, she attended Pratt Institute and NYU on full scholarships. At Pratt she met, and later dated, Robert Mapplethorpe, who encouraged her to pursue a career in art. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston University and attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In addition to her membership in the Thomas Wolfe Society, she was a member of the Communal Studies Association, the Ibsen Society, and the Thoreau Society, and she served briefly as a director of the Bertrand Russell Society. Ms. Egendorf is survived by her husband and best friend of more than fifty years, Andrew Egendorf.

Anthony Lazorko Jr., 82, died on 17 August 2017. An artist who was known for his woodcut prints of the American West, he was also a painter, graphic designer, and photographer. Among his many passions, he adored Thomas Wolfe. Born in Philadelphia, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was a staff commercial artist at the The Evening Bulletin. When that newspaper closed in 1982, he moved on to the St. Louis PostDispatch, where he led the art department's transition to digital computer graphics. After his retirement in 2000, he and his wife, Marguerite Biddle (who preceded him in death), moved to a small house with an adjoining studio in Mesilla, New Mexico. In his last decade, his art was exhibited at more than 200 shows in venues around the world (see Mr. Lazorko had three children, 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Carmen McReynolds, 82, died on 9 October 2017 as she tried to escape her home in Santa Rosa, California, when the Tubbs Fire destroyed her neighborhood. Dr. McReynolds was born in Durango, Colorado, and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She moved to Hayward, California, and was an internal medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente hospitals, including the campus in Oakland. After retiring from her medical career at around age 60, she moved from the East Bay to Santa Rosa. Her nephew describes her as "very much a Western gal," who enjoyed riding motorcyles, shooting rifles, and playing classical piano. She had a cabin near the Russian River where she kept her motorcycle and rifles, but her family reports that her visits there had begun to decrease in recent years. A double hip replacement challenged her mobility. Dr. McReynolds was a life member of the Thomas Wolfe Society and a great supporter of both the Society and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Beginning in 2000--Wolfe's centennial--TWS presidents had the pleasure and honor of writing a heartfelt letter of gratitude every year to Dr. McReynolds for another generous contribution.

Harriet Robbe Moore, of Beverly Hills, Michigan, died at age 91 on 24 February 2017. Born in Wayne County, Michigan, in 1925, Ms. Moore graduated from Belleville High School in 1943 and was class valedictorian. Her family notes that, into her nineties, she loved her class motto: "If we rest, we rust." She went on to the University of Michigan, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in English literature, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received a prestigious Hopwood Award for poetry during her freshman year. She was a member of the English Speaking Union and was a tutor for English as a second language. She and her husband, Jasper L. Moore, were Thomas Wolfe Society life members. Ms. Moore is survived by two daughters and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband (2012), and her son, Robbe Jasper Moore (2008).

Marcia Silverstein, 88, died on 13 November 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was the mother of four, grandmother of three; her husband, Dr. Larry Silverstein, preceded her in death. The Silversteins arrived in Knoxville from Philadelphia in 1953. Ms. Silverstein was an active member of the Jewish community, as a member of Temple Beth El for more than sixty years and serving on the boards of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El and Hadassah. She was also a longtime member of the League of Women Voters, serving on the local and state boards. Ms. Silverstein was a member of the Thomas Wolfe Society for thirty-three years.

Milton Sutton, advertising executive, died on 5 November 2016 at the age of 102. He was creative director of Burson-Marsteller in New York and was assigned the Keep America Beautiful account. In World War II he was posted to the Information and Education Division of the Pentagon staff, where he was coauthor of What the Soldier Thinks, distributed to US military officers worldwide. After he retired from advertising, he volunteered--consulting and writing for several organizations--until the age of 98. In 2005 he moved from Long Island to Cambridge, Massachusetts. He and his wife, the late Freema Sutton, had two daughters, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Morton I. Teicher, former TWS president, died at age 97 on 13 June 2017. His career took him to Boston; Toronto; New York; Lusaka, Zambia; Jerusalem; Chapel Hill; and Miami. He was the quintessential gentleman and scholar and a distinguished social work educator, noted anthropologist, committed Jewish communal professional, lifetime voracious reader, prolific book review writer, family patriarch, and inspiration to thousands of students. He and his wife of nearly sixty years, the late Mickey Adler Teicher, had two children, and Dr. Teicher was the proud grandfather of six and great-grandfather of seven.

For more information about Morton I. Teicher, see James W. Clark Jr.'s essay in this issue of the Review (70-71).
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Date:Jan 1, 2017
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