Eleanor Wedge

Eleanor F. Wedge

Monday, July 13th, 1925 - Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Eleanor Frances Wedge, for many years a freelance book and manuscript editor for New York publishing houses, died on February 26, 2019. She was 93 years old. Eleanor is survived by a brother, Nicholas; two nieces, Catherine Miranker and Elizabeth Wedge Clary; and a nephew William, as well as three great nieces. Born in Manhattan, Eleanor was the daughter of Will Wedge, a New York Sun sportswriter, and Sonia Rosoff Wedge, a reference librarian at the Bronx Botanical Garden. With degrees from Hunter College, Smith College, and the School of Library Science of Columbia University, Eleanor worked at the Brooklyn Museum in the Egyptology Department and at the Indiana University Library before becoming an editor. An avid bird watcher, aficionado of New York history, a bibliophile, and a lover of wordplay, she was particularly devoted to Scottish literature and lore. Eleanor lived in Brooklyn Heights for more than 50 years and was predeceased by her partner Susan Lutes. She attended Grace Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. Eleanor will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Donations honoring her memory can be made to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.
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elizabeth wedge

Posted at 10:33am
I wanted to tell you about the first photo that comes up ! This was at the Women's March in January 2017, and it was a bitterly cold day. She took the subway into Manhattan and my husband I met up with via cell phone calls; there were only 2 million or so people on the streets to wade through! We all stood together on the steps of the Church of the Holy Trinity on East 47th St across from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and heard Chuck Schumer speak among others. Crowds of marchers, chanting, singing, holding signs passed in front of us. Eleanor had on a RESIST tee shirt that we made for her. Later in the day we had lunch at her favorite place, Pain Quotidien and then she took the subway home! It was a day to remember, to resist and stand for change, which is how she lived.

Lauren Posted at 07:34am

Liz - great photos! I appreciate all you have done to honor Eleanor during her life and in remembrance. - Lauren (of the Lutes family)

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