Not Again

I just heard that Nancy Lewis died on Saturday, October 23rd. I knew Nancy from the Interactive Telecommunication Program at NYU (a graduate program we both went to) and from the Scifi Channel (back when it was called that). Echo and the SciFi Channel did an interactive tv experiment together.

Nancy was also a member of Echo. When people log in for the first time they’re asked to write an online bio. Here’s what she wrote. I wish I remembered what year this was but I don’t.

“If life is a bowl of cherries look at it upsidedown and you’ve got life as a cherries’ helmet. I don’t know what that means, but heh, that’s life.

“I’m a children’s book writer aspiring to be published. I’ve been making a living as a computer consultant (mainframes). I just finished my first year in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.”

I like the cherries helmet. Damnit. Nancy really was funny and everyone who knew her will tell you she had a good heart. This news just sucks. She was 54, and I don’t know what the cause of death was yet. In case other old friends of hers read this, there’s a memorial tomorrow, October 27 at 6:30pm at:

Metro Baptist Church
410 W 40th St (between 9th and 10th)

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Not Again

  1. Thank you for this, Nancy was a very special person. I knew her at ITP back in 2003. This was the only piece of information I could find about her passing.

  2. Are you on the ITP mailing list? You have to get on it. A ton of people are sharing their thoughts. It’s been helping me to read them.

    Howard: Alway the editor.

    Cara, thank you. She was a character, but just so nice.

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