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Remembering MaryZee

MaryZee at Random House

Giving out books at the Random House bookfair (Photo credit: SqueakyChu)

On September 8, BCinDC lost one of our most enthusiastic and dedicated members. MaryZee was a great supporter of and advocate for BookCrossing. She arranged and managed the BookCrossing table at our local Random House bookfair. At book festivals, she was always excited to not just give books away but explain about going online to see where books had been. She maintained many OBCZs over the years as well as wonderfully themed bookboxes. She was generous with her time–helping out at our convention–and with her books–thrusting them upon her friends with detailed recommendations.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 13 at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD with the Rev. Elza Hurst officiating. Interment will follow at Baust Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

We are grateful for the time Mary chose to spend with us and the books she shared. We are glad we could call such a sweet and caring woman our friend. And everyone in BCinDC will miss her greatly.

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MaryZee after a trip to the Book Thing

Lunch after a trip to the Book Thing

3 Responses to “Remembering MaryZee”

  • TexasWren:

    I wondered if you would let me use parts of this (with credit) on the Remembrance page.


  • katekintail:

    Of course. Use whatever you like. Also, I have a number of photos I could send you. I was going through my photos last night. I might update this post with a few of them, but I could send some others to you as well. There’s a large group photo of BCinDC I found last night where right next to MaryZee is Becky, ResQGeek’s daughter who died a few years ago, and it started me crying all over again.

    Also, let us know when the page is up. I’m sure we’ll want to link to it from here. Thanks!

  • TexasWren:

    Kate, I got the picture from Mary’s sister this week and posted the page today. Thank you so much for letting me use your post.

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