Obituary: Pam Poggiani

Author Pam “Pogo” Poggiani died in February from cardiac arrest. Poggiani was active on the Baen Bar boards and published the essay “A Looming Challenge” in Grantville Gazette IV. Poggiani was also active in the ReadAssist program to aid fans who have physical problems that make reading or communicating difficult. She was known as Lady Melusine Whitcroft the Petite in the Society for Creative Anachronism.


  1. Connie P. (Pogo #1) — February 16, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    To those who have supported her in her many endeavors, enriched her life and were her friends throughout the years, Pogo(#3)’s (Pam Poggiani) family wishes to express their deep appreciation. In spite of or for her quirky ways and her generous heart she will be missed.

    Thanks also to Steven H Silver for his succinct, inclusive and accurate obituary.

  2. Deann Allen — February 16, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    Pogo was petite, but Brobdingnagian in her presence, in the breadth of her knowledge, her kindness, her enthusiasm, her willingness to share, teach, and learn. She was my friend and a sister of my heart, and there is now a Pogo-shaped hole in the world that I doubt will ever be filled, for myself and many others. Farewell, my dear one. Enjoy Heaven, read all the books that were or ever will be, and look in on us from time to time, whether we need a whisper of encouragement, a grammar correction, or a smack upside the head. I love you, Pogo, and I miss you.

  3. Nancy Gray Siebert — February 16, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    I am Pam’s cousin in Indianapolis, IN. I would love to hear some stories about Pam. She was a very private person and did not stay in touch. I would send her cards and family pictures but rarely a reply. Please send me some info about her happier days. May she rest in peace.
    My address is: 6422 N. Maple Dr., Indianapolis, IN, 46220, and my phone # is: 317-253-1102. I would really appreciate anything about her at all.

  4. Tom Sherer — June 16, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    I am Pam’s half-cousin, now living in the CA Desert and just discovered the obit because of a sudden impulse. I will second Nancy’s observation “did not stay in touch”, but then, I haven’t been much better at times. I tracked Pam down in the years ago before Google, then, in short order, she had disappeared again. Yes, she did not suffer from a lack of “enthusiasm”. May she write forever and her memory endure.

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