In Memory

Margaret Joskow

Margaret passed away after a battle with cancer.  Her husband of almost 30 years, Rafael Yglesias, recently wrote a book, "A Happy Marriage" based on their lives together.  The book was reviewed by the New York Times on Sunday, July 19, 2009. 

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08/25/09 09:25 PM #1    

Jane Slatkin (Gluckman)

Margaret was my friend in Leaders. Wow. What a great gal. It is comforting to know that she had (and deserved) such a happy life and wonderful marriage. She will be missed at the reuion.

08/27/09 11:58 PM #2    

Deborah Bernick

Margaret was creative, intellectually alive, and great fun. She designed the playbill for our Senior Show ("The Pitcher in the Pumpernickel" and the cover of a 1982 reunion booklet: "Is There Life After Lewis?" She attended Cornell, and went on to become an Associate Art Editor at Newsweek magazine.

Margaret married noted novelist and screenwriter Rafael Iglesias and they had two sons, Matthew (a well-known political blogger, even in his 20's!) and Nicholas. She surrounded herself with an extraordinary array of literary and artistic friends, including playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who also passed away too soon.

We visited each other in the 1980's, in her Greenwich Village apartment and at our Brooklyn Heights brownstone. She was always vivacious, curious, and absolutely beautiful -- as you may recall, she had piercing blue eyes and a dazzling smile.

I look forward to reading Rafe's book "A Happy Marriage" about their life together. She fought valiantly after a diagnosis of stomach cancer, and in the end felt fulfilled by her life, though it was much too short.

Debbie Bernick

08/30/09 11:31 AM #3    

Penny Gilbert (Powders)

Who could forget that great smile and those sparkling blue eyes? I am so sorry to hear of Margaret's death. She had a great personality and will be missed by many.

06/18/10 08:50 PM #4    

Harriet Holland

Very sad to know that Margaret has passed.  But it's good to know she had a wonderful life. She deserved it.  She and Bonnie Cohen and I used to walk home from school together (P.S. 173) as kids. Later, we were in Leaders (what a great group of girls!). Lost track afterwards.

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