Sunday, June 19, 2011

Joel Rosenberg, one of my favorite authors has passed away

I will be adding a few more comments and links from other people. Joel was already on the list of authors I was planning to write about, so will in the near future do several reviews of his novels.

Damm it Joel you were to young, your going to be missed by me among many others.


Joel Rosenberg – husband, father, mensch

On Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2011, Joel had a respiratory depression that caused a heart attack, anoxic brain damage and major organ failure. Despite the very best efforts of the paramedics and the team at Hennepin County Medical Center, Joel was pronounced brain dead at around 5:37pm Thursday June 2nd, In accordance with his wishes, he shared the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

He is survived by his daughters, Judith Eleanor and Rachel Hannah, and his wife, Felicia Herman. Today, June 3rd would have been his 32nd wedding anniversary.

Memorial / Wake for Joel

Please join us for the memorial/wake for Joel Rosenberg on Sunday June 26, 2011 starting in the early evening at the Doubletree Hotel, Minneapolis Park Place, 1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota.

There will be stories, music and whiskey.

Benefit for Rosenberg Family

Joel was passionate about and committed himself deeply to causes that he believed in. This passion and commitment led him into an ongoing legal battle with Hennipen County that drained his savings and leaves his family in a precarious position. Joel left behind his wife of 32 years, Felicia Herman; his daughter Judy who was employed as his personal assistant, and his daughter Rachel, a junior in high school.

His friends, in addition to a wake, will be holding a benefit to raise money for the family. The wake will take place on Sunday, June 26th, at the Doubletree Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN, 55416,at 5PM. The benefit will be held on on Tuesday June 28, at 7pm at Dreamhaven Books, 2301 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Among the musicians performing at the benefit will be:
John Sjogren, of the well-known Tim Malloys and Bedlam.
Scott Keever, whose band, Orkestar Bez Ime, just won the 2011 McKnight Fellowship Award
Nate Bucklin, musician and songwriter
Steven Brust, local fantasy writer and drummer for Cats Laughing
As well as several other talented local artists.


Here is one of many real stories from Joel

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