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Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 18:55:33 -0700
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So very sad to hear this awful news. Michael was a fine scholar and a mensh. He will be greatly missed. 

On May 8, 2011, at 5:48 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

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Shelley Fisher Fishkin 
Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of American Studies, Stanford University 
Mail: Department of English, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2087
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