Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Passing of an Icon

Mary Allin Travers
I was saddened to learn of the passing today of Mary Travers. Mary was a driving vocal force with the folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. I had the privilege of having met Mary several years ago when she appeared solo at a telethon to benefit Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital. As a part of the folk trio and as a solo artist, Mary devoted herself and her talents to encouraging social change and increasing awareness of injustices in our world. Over the past few years, Mary bravely battled leukemia.

Mary Travers was a generous, kind, and graceful spirit, and she will be sadly missed.
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