I am shocked to read today that the wonderful Suzy Yehl Marta, founder of the Rainbows grief support program for children of divorce, which was later expanded for children with other major losses, died on January 13th.
We emailed often and would meet annually for breakfast at the Walker Brothers pancake house in Lincolnshire, IL, midway between our two homes. She was a member of our Commission on Parenthood’s Future and an advisor to our new project on aging, death and dying in an era of high family fragmentation.
I did not know she was ill. I wrote her last week and hadn’t heard back yet. What a gift she gave to so many, many children, and how kind and funny and passionate she was. Her obituary can be found here.