SHEEHY--Eugene Paul. Born October 10, 1922 at Wendell, MN. Received a BA from St. John's University, MN (1950), Library of Science degree from University of Minnesota (1952). Served in the U.S. Marine Corps December 1942-June 1946; discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Worked at Georgetown University Library 1952-53. Joined the Columbia University Libraries Reference Department in 1953, retiring as Head of the department in 1987. Edited the 9th and 10th editions of the Guide to Reference Books (1965-86). Passed away, February 26, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Survived by one sister, Ruth Beckman of Fergus Falls, MN and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 10, 2013