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June Weir, passed on Thursday, February 12 following a long illness. June was recognized as one of Americas leading fashion authorities. Born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1928, she attended and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. After moving to New York, June began a long career In fashion journalism. She was Appointed Vice President and Associate Publisher of both WWD and W after serving as Fashion Editor of both newspapers. She was then appointed by Conde Nast Publications to become American Vogue's Fashion News Director. Her various other positions included Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Executive Fashion Editor of Harpers Bazaar. June lectured at some of the country's great museums and leading fashion stores. In 2000, she became a weekly columnist on "InShop.com". June travelled across America to see first hand some of the countrys great mail order companies. She reported her findings in Mirabellas Column, "She Shops By Night". Beginning in 2000 and for eight years June helped create New York University's Yearly Fashion Conference in addition to creating and teaching 25 new courses at NYU. June leaves her sister, Phyllis Wilkie along with her nephew, Jeffrey T. Wilkie and his family, wife Marilyn and children Andrew, Kyle and Blair. Memorial Services to celebrate June's life will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 122 E. 88th Street, New York, NY on Saturday, February 28th at 11am. Any donations can be made to The United Lutheran Church at The Wartburg, Wartburg Place, Mt. Vernon, New York 10552.

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Published in New York Times on Feb. 15, 2015.
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June 20, 2019
Lynn Platow
June 20, 2019
June, you were a mentor and a friend to me.

When we met at Parsons, I was a rebellious punk rock kid in boots and braces who didn't care for fashion. I didn't understand the value of perception in the real world.

You told me (time and time again) that a first impression could make or break my goals, and I learned quickly that you were right. I spent my last dollar on a pencil skirt and a pair of heels for an interview at Pentagram, and I landed the job.

We kept in touch for all of the years after college and wrote letters back and forth. You told me you were ill, and we talked lots about the memoirs that you were writing. I knew that one day, one of my letters wouldn't be received, and I dreaded that day.

That day came when a lovely letter from your nephew arrived with your obituary. My heart sunk, but I was so glad you were at peace.

June, I owe you much.
Thank you for your friendship.

Lynn Platow
Lynn Platow
February 25, 2015
Thank you June for everything you taught me. It was a pleasure to work with you at Harper's Bazaar. My prayers and love. May you rest in eternal peace.
February 21, 2015
A truly wonderful woman, who I pleasure of working with for many years, at Harper's Bazaar. May she rest in peace.
Marilyn Kirschner
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