Mariana Eleanor Gosnell
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GOSNELL Mariana Eleanor Gosnell, 79, of New York City, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, after a brief illness with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Francis and Katherine Gosnell. She is survived by her sister, Molly Rudy, Columbus; brother, William Gosnell, Columbus; and her companion, Jamie Fenwick, New York City. Mariana was a devoted aunt to Doug Rudy, Steve Rudy, Kathy Rudy Hoffer, and Scott Gosnell. She also cherished her grand nieces and nephews, Beth, Michael, Steven, Jake, Molly, Steffie and Katie. Mariana graduated from Upper Arlington in 1950. As a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she also attended Sorbonne, Paris. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Mortar Board and Phi Beta Kappa. In 1973 she was inducted as a featured graduate in "UAHS Traditions Hall". She will be well remembered as an author, artist, pilot of her small airplane, an editor with Newsweek Magazine her entire career and valued friend...all seasoned with a great sense of humor. She will be honored by a memorial service at a later date in the spring.

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Published in This Week Community Newspapers from Mar. 29 to Apr. 1, 2012.
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June 5, 2015
Mariana, I'm only half way through your book but I have a strong urge to dig out my photos of my own Luscombe trip.... Flanders Airport in NJ.
Destination: Key Largo Airport, FL. They're both gone now, as you are. That's the bad news. The good news is that you have left your book behind to keep the memories alive. CAVU as you look down upon us. Thank you!
Mike Dzurny
April 18, 2015
So sad thank you for sharing your trip with us....
Dave Denning
December 2, 2014
C.A.V.U. always.....
Pete Whitley
November 3, 2014
I picked up 03B at my mother in laws house in 2013. I was totally enthralled with the book, as in my youth I spent many hours wandering the local small airports as my mechanic/flight instructor dad, Roger Wogaman, plied his trades repairing or instructing in Luscombes, Pipers, Aeroncas, Ercoupes, Taylorcraft, and many others including even the soulless Cessnas. My favorite was the big radial engined "Gull Wing" Stinson Reliant that he owned with a partner for a few years after WWII. Mariana, you captured those places perfectly, as well as the many characters who inhabit them. When I looked for Mariana's address or email in order to thank her for this book, I learned of her passing. I was devastated. Immense thanks to Mariana for this glimpse back in to my past, and my heartfelt and sincere sympathy to all who love her. She is missed by even we who will never know her personally.
Don Wogaman
March 4, 2014
I was reading Zero3Bravo for the second time, trying to get up my courage to do a long cross-country flight in my Super Cub, when I thought to look up your profile. Tears in my eyes reading of your passing, and condolences to all who knew you.
Anne Wright
January 9, 2014
May your engine run smooth and the wind be on your tail...
Brian Lott
February 8, 2013
No pilot could ever read 03B and not fall in love with aviation all over again, and fall in love with you, the wonderful light behind those beautiful tales of the sky. My heart goes out to your family; you will no doubt be sorely missed.
Bill Morad
June 5, 2012
Mariana, you were an inspiration to me when I was just learning to fly. I came to aviation later in life at age 51, and as a result of reading Zero Three Bravo could hardly wait to make my own cross country odyssey by aircraft, visiting small airports and meeting people just as you did. I was able to do just that! Blue Skies forever.
Anne Umphrey
June 5, 2012
I just heard the news of Ms. Gosnell's passing. As a long-time private pilot (and owner of an old airplane), I loved her book. She will be remembered by the aviation community, and I hope that Zero Three Bravo is in good hands.
Stephanie Belser
April 1, 2012
03Bravo has left this earth, God speed!
Sid Foster
April 1, 2012
zero three bravo fly on.
Sid & Judy Foster
March 31, 2012
The sister of a dear friend, I have heard remarkable things about you for years. You had been an inspiration to many.
Janet MacKenzie
March 29, 2012
Mariana you were one of those rare creatures with feet on the ground and head in the clouds -- exploring places and ideas that few would dream of, always with wit, humor and grace. You have been a much appreciated bastion of civility. We'll miss you. Sending love to Jamie and family.
Marcia Gordon
March 26, 2012
Mariana, you babe, dauntless explorer, mistress of wry, and most charming true friend, we cannot believe your light has gone out, because it will ever be with us.
Our love and sympathy to Jamie, family, and friends.
Mimi Hirsh and David Montenegro
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