Commenter SuibhanDunne has just contacted me to let me know that efgoldman has passed. We have permission to share that ef’s real name was Peter Ross. His wife, the infamous Mrs. efd, called SuibhanDunne this morning to tell her that he went into sudden cardiac arrest and never came out of it. Peter’s wife wants you all to know that he’d received numerous cards and notes from you all and that made his last days much more bearable. Details are being worked for a memorial service somewhere near where he lived – so most likely either in Providence or Boston. Once we have them, we’ll post them here. Please keep Peter and his surviving family in your thoughts. Condolence cards can be sent to:
32 Anthony Drive
Cumberland, RI 02864
More details to follow.
Update at 5:50 PM EDT
From Peter’s daughter in comment #85:
Hi there all,
My name is Kate Cox; I’m the journalist daughter in DC he enjoyed bragging on. I was going to make sure you all heard, but I see that’s handled.
I know very well what it is to live in an online home. I’ve had a series, since the early 1990s, and in fact the one I chose for myself in 1997 turned out to be where I met a boy who eventually grew up to be the man I married, in 2009.
I want to thank you all for being my dad’s. You meant a great deal to him.