(JTA) — New York writer Elicia Brown Pomeroy, who wrote for JTA and other publications about her battle with ovarian cancer, has died.
Brown was buried next to her sister-in-law in a small Jewish cemetery in Sag Harbor, New York, on Sunday. She was 48.
In November 2015, Brown wrote a column for JTA describing how she received her diagnosis of ovarian cancer on the day that her husband’s sister died of a similar disease. The column, At Hanukkah, finding light in a time of illness and darkness,” earned Brown a Rockower Award for Excellence in Personal Essay the American Jewish Press Association.
Brown wrote a regular column for The New York Jewish Week for many years, where she also worked as a staff writer. She also contributed to the Forward and JTA, as well as other publications.
She was a graduate of Barnard College and received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
She is survived by her husband, Jeremy Pomeroy, and two teenage children.