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Joe Alvarez <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 9 May 2011 01:38:42 -0400
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Fellow Twainians,

We are greatly saddened by this news. Mike was a friend to all  
Twainians (and, no doubt, others). Our condolences to Ann and his  

He will be missed by all of us who knew him, and we hope that his  
legacy will spur us on to further scholarship, especially in relation  
to Twain biography and autobiography.

Sue and Joe Alvarez
900 Havel Court
Charlotte, NC  28211-4253

Telephone: 704.364.2844
FAX: 704.364.9348
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"So it goes." - Kurt Vonnegut

On May 8, 2011, at 8:48 PM, Mark Woodhouse wrote:

> With great sorrow we announce that Michael J. Kiskis passed away  
> today,
> Mother's Day, in Binghamton, New York after suffering heart  
> failure. He died
> surrounded by his caring and devoted wife Ann, friends and family  
> members.
> He was beloved and he was one of those rare individuals who knew  
> how much he
> was loved and he loved in return. Those of us who were among his  
> friends
> recognized that he was and will always be our greatest gift. As  
> Twain said
> we are thunder struck by his loss.
> As plans are made for a memorial celebration of his life,  
> information will
> be shared.
> Ann Ryan, Laura Skandera Trombley and Mark Woodhouse
> -- 
> Mark Woodhouse
> Head of Technical Services
> College and Mark Twain Archivist
> Elmira College
> One Park Place
> Elmira NY 14901
> 607 735 1869