Re: RARA-AVIS: Edward Hoch's obituary

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 20 Jan 2008

Thanks for sharing,Joy. I know Ed helped me on several essay projects I did on Bart Spicer, Charles Williams, and others. He had a vast store of memories and knowledge.

Ed Lynskey

--- Joy Matkowski <> wrote:
> Hoch's death was also noted on another list I frequent. Some
> of you may be
> interested in a eulogy that described his methods.
> Joy
> > Edward Hoch was one of the nicest people I ever met. He was
> a frequent
> > caller and visitor to the Rochester Public Library during
> the seven or
> > eight years when I staffed the Science department's
> reference desk
> > part-time while starting my freelance writing career.
> >
> > Ed researched everything in his novels and short stories,
> and always tried
> > to make sure that the details that his plots hung on were
> accurate. I
> > remember finding books and articles for him on forensics,
> ballistics,
> > chemistry, meteorology, biochemistry, medicine, genetics,
> habits of zoo
> > animals, and even things like gardening, cooking techniques,
> recipe
> > ingredients, napkin folding at the turn of the last century,
> and spice
> > sources. (Yes, all that was cataloged in the Science
> division. Don't ask
> > me why. So were child care books, UFOs and automotive
> repair manuals.)
> >
> > The staff in the History, Art, Music, and Business divisions
> at that time
> > also talked about the interesting questions he came up with
> for them. The
> > world has lost a very nice man.
> Kat Nagel
> MasterWork Consulting
> (with her permission)

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