Not sure how many of you are adjacent to the filk scenes in either the SF Bay Area or Seattle, but my wife's "fannish godmother," Colleen Savitzky, passed away this past Monday morning during some pretty dire abdominal surgery. Here is Steve Savitzky's post. No formal obit or plans for gathering yet, but Steve's Livejournal/Dreamwidth will probably be the place to watch.
Colleen and I were not close, but she meant a great deal to Lisa at a time when Lisa was very much discovering who she was and who she wanted to become. And Steve is one of the kindest men I've ever known.
Steve asks us, in the post, to let the folks we love know they're loved. This post is me doing that.