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HAIMOFF--Michelle. Michelle Haimoff, author of the novel These Days Are Ours, died in Los Angeles on Monday, June 24, 2019. She was 40 years old. The cause of death was liver cancer. Michelle also authored the book "Secret New York: Exploring the City's Hidden Neighborhoods," and her writing, which often addressed gender matters and feminism, was published in the Los Angeles Times, NYTimes.com, the Huffington Post, and on her blog Genfem.com. She is remembered for her intelligence, articulateness, brilliant energy, passion and commitment to principles of justice and equality, as well as her legendary humor and wittiness. Perhaps most of all, she is remembered for the kindness, love and generosity she expressed toward family and friends. It's a cliche to say someone could light up a room. Michelle could light up lives. She is survived by her parents Debbie and Uzi, her brothers Daniel and Ari, her sister Caroline, her husband Ben and their sons Sam and Aaron, who she loved more than anything in the world, and with respect to whom her devotion was unbounded. She is dearly and deeply missed by too many to name.

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Published in New York Times on Jul. 7, 2019.
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September 4, 2019
I have just this date learned of the passing away of Michelle Haimoff. This is a devastating loss to her family, loved ones and many friends. In the short time that I was acquainted with Michelle, it became crystal clear that she was a very special person gifted with high intelligence, quick wit and utter charm. She was unquestionably destined to become a significant figure among all who knew her and all who were blessed to share her friendship. A talented writer, a loving wife and mother and a dear friend of so many.
My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Michelle's husband Ben, her two sons and the entire Haimoff family.
Herman Papa
San Francisco
Herman Papa
July 14, 2019
Michelle was so bright, warm and present. I am so devastated to learn of her passing. My heart goes out to her beloved family. May her name be a blessing.
Arielle Cohen
July 13, 2019
So grateful to have had a feminist like Michelle in our lives.
I can't even imagine the grief you all are going through. I am praying for Michelle's soul, as well as all of you who love her dearly. May God ease the path for you all.
Jerin Arifa
July 13, 2019
Michelle was a huge feminist who was part of the National Organization for Women (NOW) New York State Young Feminist Task Force.
Jerin Arifa
July 13, 2019
2010, Michelle and Ben attend our small gathering for Micah and my marriage
Jerin Arifa
July 13, 2019
2010, Michelle and Ben attend our small gathering for Micah and my marriage
Jerin Arifa
July 8, 2019
Uzi-Jon and Families
They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way I feel.
No-one knows the heartache,
That lies behind your smile,
No-one knows how many times,
You've broken down and cried,
I want to tell you something,
So there won't be any doubt,
She was so wonderful to think of,
And so hard to be without
She was so sweet in nature,
and will be greatly missed by all,
God needed a special Angel
So he made toughest call.
May Hashem grant you strength to cope. My love to you and your family, Debbie and Daniel Ari and Caroline -
Love Iris Danny Candice and Nicole Alibayof
Iris Alibayof
July 7, 2019
Uzi, Im so dearly sorry to here of your beautiful daughters great loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers will be with you always.
Camille Pendland
July 7, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear of Uzi and Debbie's daughter passing. She was a gifted writer, reflecting the talent & energy of her parents who I knew at University at Albany a very long time ago. My condolences to the family.
Larry Herzog
July 7, 2019
I did not know Michelle personally, but I was so taken with her talent in portraying her female characters that I wrote her my first-ever fan letter to an author. She wrote back immediately--a very sweet note. I send my condolences to all that loved her.
Elisa Owen
July 7, 2019
July 7, 2019
I didn't know Michelle personally, but I was so taken with the skill with which she wrote her female characters that I wrote my first-ever fan letter to an author. She wrote back immediately--a really sweet note. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I send my condolences to all who loved her.
Elisa Owen
June 30, 2019
I was so saddened to hear about Michelles passing. My thoughts are with you Debbie, Daniel and her family. I will always remember her fondly.
My deepest regrets.
Myra Cohen
June 27, 2019
My heart is broken hearing of Michelles passing. My love, strength and prayers to her family and friends.
Alina H.
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