Sarah Longacre 1947-2006

 October 29, 2006

Michael Longacre
Vanessa Longacre
Christina Krashan
Jose Puso
Nina Gross
Topper Cook

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from the late 70s to
the early 80s

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Jenny Chitwood Field Thanks to Sarahs family for a moving celebration of her life. She is a noble soul and I am fortunate to have known her..and called her friend.

Susie Beane Mathews I was saddened to read GAs letter to me reporting that a fellow classmate had died. From what I have heard and read, she touched many lives. I send my deepest sympathy to her family. A new star is shining brightly from above.

Anne McGuire I remember Sarah from the Mercer Houston Dog Run, coming in and doing volunteer work and then exiting quietly with her companion Sparky. A kind, friendly and lovely lady. God bless her.

Kim Warner OMalley Oh so many childhood memories. What a beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Kim

Jan Babson Anderson Sarah will be missed by many - what a gift she had to give and will continue to give through those that were lucky enough to know her.

Jean Cotterell & Helen DunnOur sympathy to you Ferris and the rest of the family. We remember fondly working with you and Sarah at Smithsonian Books.

Joanne Gagnon Janca Sarah was one of those good people with whom life sometimes gifts us. My memories of her are of kindness, gentleness, and grace.

Angie Wormser Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sarah was a wonderful friend.Take care of yourselves. How blessed she is to have all of you.

Ellen Scordato I worked with Sarah on Smithsonian Guides in the 90s, where I was a young managing editor. Funny, down-to-earth, totally expert and professional, she taught me much. We shared a birthday date, and what she once told me about her aunt, Jeopardy, and Wellesl

Prissy Chandler Bornhauser Sarah, your pictures will always make me smile. When the Chandler clan gathers in NY, you will inspire us to CRAMALOT into the celebration of your artful life which brimmed with joy, love and cheer.

Christine Graham Ive been missing Sarah for years and so sad to find her this way. She was my best Bennington friend, and our lives changed together there. My thoughts and love to you all.

Bert Schachter How sad to lose such a very lovely person. Thank you for creating this space to share our feelings about Sarah.

Theresa Roth It was a privilege to know you. The world has suffered the loss of a beautiful soul.

Christy Krashan We've all lost a most wonderful & amazing friend. She was my dearest friend growing up, sharing close & mischievous times, and later sharing memories and down to earth conversation.

Elissa and Bob Jury Ferris, We know that the tremendous support your family gave to Sarah in her last days provided her with the solice she needed to pass from this world. The beautiful end to suffering was shared by you all.

Elizabeth Smith Dear Vanessa, Mr. Longacre, and family, As ill as she was, her strong and beautiful spirit was shining through! It was a privilege to be involved in her care. Take good care of yourselves.

Shirley Wilcox (Marshalls Mom) When Marshall & Vanessa were engaged Sarah thought we should be some kind of in-laws. We decided we would just be friends. Good-by dear friend.

Kelly Thank you Vanessa for sharing this site with me. What a beautiful picture of you and your mom. Im so sorry for your loss. You mother grew you into an amazing woman, she will be with you always. All my love, Kelly

kate waters Sarahs talented eye for images and good editorial judgement have added so much to the books I edit. She was a gift as a friend and a colleague.

Jen Morton Michael, Vanessa & family.. So very sorry to hear the news about beautiful Sarah. Sending love and thoughts from Australia. xoxo

Lori Carlson Vanessa, what a beautiful tribute to the memory of your mother! Hugs to you and your family.

Candace Holder I am sorry for your loss. The thoughts of many are with the family at this difficult time. Sarah has a beautiful smile & she is so talented. She has touched many.

Emily (Whiting)Kane My condolences to the Cook family. I remember Sarah when we were little girls and she was awesome even then. Every now and then when Ferris and I were playing Sarah would appear and seem so regal. She had amazing presence. Love to all the family from Emily...

Ann Whitman Hurd It's been 15 years since I last saw Sarah's brilliant smile, but it is the kind of bright light that is never forgotten. Love to all the family, especially Ferris.

Gardie Nee Oh, Nan and very sorry to hear your sad news just now from our Jill K. Thoughts and prayers are with you, sincere sympathy and love.

Rachel Carroll Whalley Vanessa, Im so sorry for your loss. Judging from all the comments and the website, your mother was a remarkable woman. How fortunate she is that you, who are also a remarkable woman, will live on as her legacy. My deepest sympathy to you and yours.

sheila strong chico and i met sarah and sparky while walking. then sarah and luna. we were on the same walk schedulde. well miss her.

Ronald & Dorothy Gray Michael, Our thoughts are with you and Vanessa and family. May happy memories of Sarah comfort you.

Sheila Keenan If you were a lucky Scholastic editor like me, you got to work with Sarah. She was an absolute treasure: smart, helpful, and so dead-on with the flawlessly delivered jokes and wry zingers. Sarah, I salute you! You were a marvelous human being . . . still

mark lacava Dear Michael,I know this is a very hard time for you and your family, I am so sorry about Sarahs passing from this life to the next and at such an age where so there is so much more life. It was pleasant to read how loved and of thought of she was.

Lary Schwartz We will of course miss Sarahs presence, but she will always remain present in our hearts- to all of Sarahs family: you were blessed with a really fine mother and wife- all the best to you in your memories

Amy Hughes Dear Ferris, Im so sorry to hear about Sarahs passing away. I didnt know her well but always liked her. Something about that smile. All my best to you and your family and friends. Amy

ann fritschner Hey all, I am sorry about Sarah. I can hear her laugh and tell another story to Nora and Prissy, giggling after lights out. See you in October.

Emily Miller & Hannibal Ill miss our occassional strolls with our dogs & bumping into one another in the Pet Bar. The neighborhood is not the same without Sarah. She was warm, gentle, & brave, & her friends in Soho miss her very much!

Miwa Iino I still clearly remember when I met you in dog run 10 yrs ago. You were such a wonderful and sweet woman w warm heart. I will terribly miss you Sarah. The pictures that you took are my treasure. Michael & Vanessa, I am so sorry for her death and your loss

Curtice Taylor In gradeschool Sarah was the smallest & and I the tallest and so it always was.Let me sitdown so we can chat,was an ongoing joke for years. Humor was one of her many gifts as was her keen eye.Bless you Sarah for sharing them both with so many grateful people.

Judy Shapiro Dear Michael & Vanessa~ I knew Sarah only a little, but she was a very beautiful person. Please accept my deepest sympathy and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Martha & Bill Eustis To dear Nan & Topper, Our hearts ache for you and your family. Bill and I send our deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved Sarah. Our love to you both. Martha and Bill Eustis

Jimmy Paulk I will always remember our daily chats at the dog run, which went on for years when we were on the same schedule. Sarah was always a source of quiet good cheer, and she kept the garden strip next to the dog run looking great - not an easy task.

Carol Lawson Langford Ferris, Mr & Mrs Cook, Visiting my dad, I opened the NY Times and saw a familiar smiling face, for all the wrong reasons. I am so sorry for her death and your loss. I remember you all as a delightful piece of my growing up.

Cheryl Moch You were always such a smiling sweet presence in my life during a difficult patch with mean and unreasonable people. Thanks to your support I got through it. And although I didnt know you in those days, I know you were legendary as the photo editor.

Debbie,Steven,Adam & Buck Honig we feel blessed to have known you & will remember and miss you forever.

Debbie Kurosz September 26, 2007
Dear Sarah,
Gone one year and missed so very much.
Thinking of you. Thank you for all your
guidance. I know you're watching over us.

Yael Kropsky Finding this memorial was a shock. When I was 7, Sarah Longacre embodied what can only be described as glamour -- some enchanting combination of intelligence, style, and humor that made me imagine that being a grown-up could be fun. Ill never forget her.

Daiva Balkus Sarah was by far the most talented and able artist I knew at Bennington; her paintings were a constant surprise with their audacity, foresight and ability. Sadly, I lost touch with her and have now learned that she continued to be an amazing friend, mother.

gail michelson I worked at the Soho News in classified advertising sales from 1979 until it closed. I still miss the place. I live in West Virginia and work as a public defender. I can be reached at

Karen Broderick In this life, it is rare to come across a person as kind and generous as Sarah. It was a blessing to have known her and to know that there is hope for the human race because there are pure souls like hers among us.

Susan Wheeler Foot With deepest sympathy to Sarahs loving and caring family. I remember her cheerful and sweet nature.

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