by Dick Martin, Husband and KTA Life Member
The Forest Coalition website is dedicated to deceased Advisors Cliff Dillman, Les Haas and Anne Harris Katz. All were valued individuals who contributed regularly to the mission of “Good Stewardship of our Public Lands.
On Wednesday, August 16, Thyra C. Sperry, one of the co-founders of the PFC in 1999, passed away and will be added to that list.
After a six-week bout with advanced ovarian cancer, I held her hand from last Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning; I held her hand until she finally passed away at 9:40 AM.
She was my wife, mentor, lover, and best friend.
Per her wishes, there will be no obituary, no viewing.
Her years of work on the boards of the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club, Keystone Trails Association, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition are her legacy.
Please continue our mission in her memory.