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A Funeral Service followed by Cremation took place on March 29, 2012 in New York City. Mariana Gosnell, 79, of New York City and Treaty Island, died suddenly on March 23, 2012. She had been ill the past few months. She is survived by her brother Bill Gosnell and sister Molly Rudy of Columbus, Ohio, where she was born, and by her partner of 32 years, Jim Fenwick. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University as a Phi Beta Kappa, worked for the foreign service in Norway, for the Museum of Modern Art, and for over 25 years at Newsweek, primarily as their medicine and science reporter. She then wrote two well-reviewed books, Zero Three Bravo, about traveling cross-country in her small plane and later ICE, which led her north of the Arctic Circle and to the South Pole. Garrison Keillor described her writing in 03B as "a beautiful piece of work it is, sensible and romantic and funny, not an ounce of pomposity in it"..... and that was also she. A review of ICE described her science writing as "mischievous!" Mariana began summering on Treaty Island in 1981 and came to love the Lake of the Woods. She made friends of many Kenora residents as well as of summer campers. She also visited in the winter. Indeed, the concluding chapter of her book ICE explores the way Kenora residents deal with ice for a substantial part of the year. A funeral service in Manhattan was followed by cremation on March 29th. 0
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Rembering Gos
Posted by Vernon Lewis (Loving friend) On Thursday, June 16, 2016
"Gos" (as I called her) was a colleague pilot who proudly declined my flight instructor offers of free dual instruction for refining her already skilled abilities. I loved her and her great humanity very much and I hope she's enjoying the wonders of afterlife, piloting her beloved Luscombe 03B around Heaven. I also hope her man, Jamie, has healed the pain of losing her.

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