Jennifer Schwabach, 45, died March 26, 2013 at her home in Hammondsport, New York, after a two-and-a-half year battle with brain cancer. She was born October 8, 1967, in Wilmington, Delaware, and grew up in Gilbertsville, New York. While at Antioch she was active in the Antioch Chorus and worked at the bookstore. She graduated with a BA in community education, and then earned a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Kentucky. She worked at the VA hospital in Bath NY as a rehabilitation counselor for 13 years.
She was an enthusiastic member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the author of two novels, Dark Winter and Curse’s Captive. Her short stories and poems appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She loved reading and writing, flowers and birds, and traveling and spending time with family and friends. Most of all, she enjoyed attending science fiction and fantasy conventions and Renaissance fairs.
She is survived by her mother, Deborah Schwabach; father, Bob Schwabach; brother Aaron Schwabach, ’85 and sister-in-law Qienyuan Zhou; sister Karen Schwabach, ’87; and brother Jonathan Schwabach.