It is with sadness, and deep appreciation for her help to so many, that scholars note the loss of Helen Tartar. She has been praised as the best of editors, the most patient of souls, and an advocate without whom scholars would not complete their projects. From Fordham University‘s website:
Tartar joined FUP as editorial director in October of 2003, after a 20-year career in scholarly publishing on the West coast. During the last decade, she helped strengthen FUP’s reputation in the traditional areas of philosophy and religion, and expanded far into other areas such as anthropology, literary studies, and political theory.
“Helen Tartar spent her career nurturing and promoting the work of other scholars,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. “In her, the humanities had an eloquent and tireless champion. Her loss is deeply felt at Fordham, personally and professionally. I know the University community joins me in holding her family and friends in our hearts and in our prayers.”
Update: John Protevi shares the link to a Memorial Page here.