The news of Michael's passing was received with great sorrow at the Mark
Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal. Our deepest sympathies go out to
Ann, his family and his many friends.
Everyone who knew Michael came away glad to have met him. He was always
willing to add good insight to issues and offer positive encouragement. This
is a rare commodity and much appreciated.
Our world is indeed poorer not to have Michael's voice.
The Mark Twain Museum Staff
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Woodhouse
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2011 7:48 PM
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Subject: Michael Kiskis
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
Ann Ryan, Laura Skandera Trombley and Mark Woodhouse
Head of Technical Services
College and Mark Twain Archivist
One Park Place
Elmira NY 14901
607 735 1869