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Judith Merril

JUDITH MERRIL, noted science fiction author, anthologist and international humanist, died on Friday, September 12, 1997 at the cardiac unit of Toronto General Hospital in her 75th year.

She is survived in the United States by daughter Merril Allen, grandsons Kevin and Gregg, and their families, and in Canada by daughter Ann Pohl and her family, including grandchildren Emily, Tobias, Julia and Daniel.

The family is sitting Shiva at Judith's apartment on Sunday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday, September 15, from noon to 9 p.m.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held on Saturday, September 20: 3-3:30 pm for quiet reflection, after 3:30 for tributes, in The Green Room, 110 The Esplanade, Toronto. A larger celebration of Judith's life will be held closer to the date she would have turned 75 (January 21, 1998) for the many people whose lives Judith touched.

Contributions in Judith's memory can be made to The James Tiptree Memorial Fund, which provides an annual award for feminist writing in science fiction, c/o The Merril Collection, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R5.

(From obituary supplied by the family for the Toronto Star, Sunday Sept. 14th, 1997.)

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