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March 28, 2013

Jennifer Schwabach

Jennifer Schwabach

HAMMONDSPORT — Jennifer Schwabach, 45, died March 26, 2013, at her home in Hammondsport, after a long illness.

She was born Oct. 8, 1967, in Wilmington, Del., and grew up in Gilbertsville. She graduated from Antioch College with a BA in community education, and from the University of Kentucky with a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling.

She worked at the VA hospital in Bath as a rehabilitation counselor for 13 years.

She loved Hammondsport and Keuka Lake. She was an enthusiastic member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the author of two novels, “Dark Winter” and “Curse’s Captive.” Her short stories and poems appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.

She loved reading and writing, flowers and birds, and traveling and spending time with family and friends. Most of all, she enjoyed attending science fiction and fantasy conventions and Renaissance fairs.

She is survived by her mother, Deborah Schwabach of Gilbertsville; father, Bob Schwabach of Evanston, Ill.; brother, Aaron Schwabach and sister-in-law, Qienyuan Zhou of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Karen Schwabach of Savona; brother, Jonathan Schwabach of Gilbertsville; as well as cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and friends.

A graveside service will be held in Glen View Cemetery in Pulteney at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Jenny’s favorite charity, Nothing But Nets (

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