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River, so that they could continue to enjoy sailing vicariously. They also had a wide view to the West to carry on their cloud observations. Their location was an easy drive to the Kennedy Center and the Shakespeare Theater to take pleasure in music, opera, and theater and also to the Cosmos Club to savor gourmet dinners. They also gave of their time to authors who needed advice on the authenticity of their accounts of thunderstorms and hurricanes.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Robert H. Simpson; her children, David Starr Malkus (of Madison, Wisconsin), Steven Malkus (of Falmouth, Massachusetts), and Karen Malkus (of Brewster, Massachusetts); her brother, Dan Gerould (of New York City); six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joanne Simpson certainly did not live a peaceful lifestyle. That was impossible for her. There are surely hundreds of us who owe our success in various endeavors, even our careers, to her inspiration and encouragement, her courage and determination, and her friendship.

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