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County: Albany

David Bordwell

David Bordwell (1947-2024) Historian. David Bordwell was born in Penn Yan, New York, and died in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jay Clayton

Jay Clayton (1941-2023) Singer, author. Jay Clayton was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and died in New Paltz, New York. She moved to New York in 1963. Ms. Clayton taught at City College of New York and at The New School. She also ran a retreat for singers in Berne, New York.

Joe Sharkey

(1946-2023) Travel writer, columnist. Joe Sharkey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died in Tucson, Arizona.

Richard Lipez

(1938-2022) Novelist. Richard Lipez was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and died in Becket, Massachusetts. His novels were written under the pen name Richard Stevenson.

Athena Vavuras Lord

(1932-2020) Author. Athena Vavuras Lord was born in Cohoes, New York, and died in Washington, District of Columbia. She was honored as a “Literary Legend” by the Albany Public Library.

Ben Bova

(1932-2020) Science fiction author, editor. Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died in Naples, Florida. He received a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and taught science fiction at the Hayden Planetarium in Manhattan, New York.

Yu Lihua

(1929-2020) Writer. Yu Lihua was born in Shanghai, China, and died in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She taught at the State University of New York at Albany.

Molly O’Neill

(1952-2019) Writer. Molly O’Neill was born in Columbus, Ohio, and died in Manhattan, New York. She edited the book, “American Food Writing.”