Unbelievable.... Michael was a friend and inspiration even to those like Susan and myself, with a less direct connection to the community of Twain scholars. We send our condolences to his family and friends, whose loss is also ours. Along with Barb, and Mark, and Nick, he made us feel very welcome at Elmira, and his sense of humor still brings a smile. It seems like only yesterday that we were discussing the relative merits of the care and feeding of his sports cars and my motorcycles...
Martin Zehr & Susan Ikazaki
Kansas City, Missouri
--- On Sun, 5/8/11, Mark Woodhouse <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Mark Woodhouse <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Michael Kiskis
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2011, 7:48 PM
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