In Memory: Miriam Pollyea

January 2009

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Miriam Pollyea, a longtime PBKACA board member, chair of the PBKACA Book Club, and recipient of a special tribute award at the 2007 PBKACA annual meeting. Miriam passed away on Jan. 22, 2009, at the age of 94. Our condolences go to all those who mourn in her passing, especially her family: her children, Susan and Edward; her siblings; and her grandson, Daniel, a fellow Phi Bete who came with his grandmother to several PBKACA annual dinners.

The members of her book group family offered their thoughts:

“Our February meeting will be tinged with sadness as our thoughts turn to our dear friend and devoted group leader Miriam Pollyea. Miriam brought to each meeting much more than her great organizational skills; she brought her remarkable insights and sharp analytic skills, and her wisdom, often in the form of fascinating stories drawn from her own varied experiences. But above all, she brought her kindness and warmth and deep concern for each of us. We have lost a special friend. We will miss her very much.”