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Natalie Lunn Obituary
Natalie Lunn RED HOOK-Natalie Lunn died Monday, July 22, 2013 due to complications resulting from lung cancer. For nearly three decades she served as Technical Director, Staff Designer, Production Manager, and eventually Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Bard Theatre of Drama and Dance. Beyond the limits of any job description, Natalie was a mentor, a friend, and a place of safety for generations of Bard students. Natalie Anne Lunn was born in Mineola, New York on Nov. 1st, 1937 to Natalie Maxwell Lunn and James Snow Lunn. A clue to her future might be recognized in the 4H certificate she was awarded at the age of five for “sewing, cooking, textile, and felt craft.” Natalie graduated from the Northfield School for Girls, and she received a B.A. in Philosophy from Wellesley College. But her heart belonged to the theatre. She spent two years at Southampton College as the Technical Director/Designer and was hired by Bard College in 1972. Over the course of her career, she designed costumes and/or sets for companies from Provincetown to Tuscany: including work with the Harvard Opera Guild, the Orleans Arena Theater, Pro Danza Italia/USA, and the Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. Her singular contributions to the theater community of the mid-Hudson Valley were recognized with a special citation from the Dutchess County Executive's Arts Awards in 1995 and the Rodney Plimpton Distinguished Service Award from the Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck in May 2013. Natalie is survived by her brother, artist James Perry Lunn; her sister, Sarah (Sally) Weinenger; her nieces, Melissa and Katherine; her nephew, Jonathan; three great-nephews; a great-niece; and hundreds of loving friends and colleagues. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, N.Y. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Aug. 3, 2013
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