FRIEDBERG--Elinor ("Sharita"), age 41. Wife of Karl Blume, daughter of Richard Friedberg and Leslie Kandell, sister of Cindy Marvell Brown and Jon Alex Friedberg, aunt of Theo Marvell Brown. Elinor lived a life of creativity and style, filled with music, art and friends who adored her. Born in New York, she attended LaGuardia High School and Reed College. She settled in Portland, Ore., and taught dance at Reed and at Portland State University. She produced dance works set to music of Stravinsky and Gershwin among others, designed costumes, and was working on a book, "The Evergreen Garden," about plants in her own garden. Her lively Thanksgiving parties often featured Bach cantatas with satirical texts. "O Magnum Mysterium," to music of Elgar, was performed in May by the Bach Cantata Choir, of which she was a member. (It is on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZbfZGZWEm8
.) Elinor fought for what she believed in, and her courage and exuberance during her final illness were an inspiration. Cindy wrote: "My younger sister danced on the edge of a song that brought her into life as a warrior and rarely bored her. She crafted nature into vessels of life and wove love into dreams that permeated her house." Memorial services will be held in September in Portland, Ore., and New York City.