Kathi Kamen Goldmark, my friend and sister-in-law, founder of the Rock Bottom Remainders and one of the coolest, funniest and most generous people I've ever known, died Thursday in San Francisco. I was out there to be with her and my brother Sam. Kathi had fought a tough battle with cancer and, in the end, pneumonia. But she went with grace and -- unbelievably -- humor.
Here's her obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle, and here's one in the Miami Herald. Kathi lived a full and friend-filled life. But of all the things she did, she got the most joy from getting onstage and making music, as she did at her wedding, where she sang with Sam.