In Memoriam


“Rita lived her life with passion, spirit, and boundless energy – and she fought a five-year-long battle with cancer with the same optimism and determination. One of her greatest joys was the Grove…and the many lasting friendships she made with her Grove sisters. May we all honor her by living our lives with equal passion,…

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The Beyond Words family was saddened by the loss of Cynthia M. Black, our president and editor in chief. She passed away in her beloved Hawaii at the age of 61. As a long-time friend put it, “She was a woman on a mission and that mission was to help enlighten the world through books…

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Cathleen Asch Goss, 67, of Barrington Hills, IL, passed away on July 31, 2017 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago following complications from treatment for melanoma. She is survived by her husband, Jan C. Goss; her son and daughter-in-law, Alexander “Zander” Goss and Hannah Boston of England; her siblings Jonathan Asch of Greenwich, CT, Amanda…

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