Mary Herczog (1964-2010)

By Mad Dog
Published: Mar 09, 2010

My friend Julie turned me on to, the web site of her friend Mary Herczog, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. Mary shared her ups and downs on this site for years; I got there late, when it was obvious she’d almost run out of time. On February 16, she finally gave it up; last weekend, there was a memorial service in Los Angeles. Julie wrote to me after: “I know it sounds weird, but it was life affirming and inspiring. The memorial started with Richard Thompson performing and ended with the traditional New Orleans’ style "Second Line" with a wonderful jazz brass band, at the oddly wonderful Hollywood Cemetery. She deserved it; she was beloved.”