Our dear friend and neighbor Marilyn passed away this afternoon, peacefully, in her home. She was always a beacon of good cheer, ready with a smile and a laugh, or a tidbit of motherly advice. Adept at cutting through the BS to get to the heart of the matter, she was nonethless always loving in her interactions with those around her. Marilyn embodied drama, color and flair -- from her sometimes-bright-red hair to her long silk skirts. She added a passionate and often controversial voice to our book group -- nothing was ever dull in Marilyn's presence! An honored member of our Brandon Street family, she will be greatly missed.