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Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe: 1931 - 2019

It is with ultimate sadness that we announce the passing of one of Chambanacon's dearest friends, Gene Wolfe.

We were blessed to have him attend as Grand Master Guest these past years, and after each convention concluded, he said he'd look forward to coming back.

Two years ago his visit was cut short due to a medical situation, but he still cajoled one of the grand kids to bring him down for a few hours.

Last year he mentioned having some sort of "procedure" scheduled not long after the convention was to be over. Upbeat as ever, we thought for sure we'd see him again in 2019.

Alas, that's not to be.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 18, at Wright and Salmon Morturary in Peoria, Illinois.

Gene, we will sorely miss you!