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Joel Rosenberg - husband, father, mensch

On Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2011, Joel had a respiratory depression that caused a heart attack, anoxic brain damage and major organ failure. Despite the very best efforts of the paramedics and the team at Hennepin County Medical Center, Joel was pronounced brain dead at around 5:37pm Thursday June 2nd, In accordance with his wishes, he shared the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

He is survived by his daughters, Judith Eleanor and Rachel Hannah, and his wife, Felicia Herman. Today, June 3rd would have been his 32nd wedding anniversary.

Felicia

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mrissa
Jun. 3rd, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
Dear heart, I am so very sorry.
barondave
Jun. 3rd, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
Deepest sympathies. Joel and I were occasionally mistaken for brothers, since we look similar and speak with similar constructions. I'll miss him.
shsilver
Jun. 3rd, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Joel was the first person I met in science fiction. I've always treasured my memories of him. May his memory be for a blessing.
dd_b
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
fmsv
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
My sympathies on your loss.
orangemike
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
Your loss is our loss
Baruch dayan emet.
yarram
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
My condolences to you and your family for your loss.
suricattus
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
*sadness* May his memory be for a blessing.
badger2305
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Damn. I am so sorry, Felicia.
papersky
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
May his memory be a blessing.
dharawal
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
I am so so sorry to read this, my deepest sympathies and love to you all.
1crowdedhour
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
My deepest sympathies.
ckd
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you be comforted.
jcfiala
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this. I remember having a great time reading your husband's books.
stevenhalter
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
Very sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathies.
cakmpls
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
What a shock and a sadness. My deepest sympathies to you all. May his memory be a blessing.
kalmn
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
my sympathies.
huladavid
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
I can't find the words to express how sad and sorry I am right now.
netmouse
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear it. He will be greatly missed.
lynnal
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry Felicia. Hugs to you and Judy and Rachel.
lcohen
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
i'm so sorry for your loss.
kaffyr
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
Please accept my condolences; my thoughts are with you and your family, and I am so sorry that you have lost his presence. May his memory be a blessing.
ext_642133
Jun. 3rd, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear this
I was surprised and shocked to hear the news. I remember hanging out with him at cons when he was back in New York; our last conversation was about when we'd see each other again.

RIP, Kemo Sabe
chgowiz
Jun. 3rd, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Really sorry to hear of Joel's passing. I hope peace can be found.
dancinghorse
Jun. 3rd, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
It's been many an age since we were all punk kids in New Haven, but I remember you and Joel with great fondness. I'm so very sorry to hear he's gone.

Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help you get through this.

Judy Tarr (now in Baja Arizona)
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