GLUCK--Tereze. On December 16, 2018. An indelible presence, with a genius for pleasure, insatiable in her love of the world. Vice President of Citibank for over thirty years, the whole of her working life, she was also a fiction writer whose collection of short stories, "May You Live In Interesting Times," won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, a jeweler, an artisan, a collector of rare Hermes scarves, a brilliant and funny conversationalist, and a frequent contributor to this newspaper's Op Ed page. She leaves an unfillable void in the lives of her daughter, actress Abigail Savage, her daughter-in-law, Caitlin McElroy, her granddaughter Vera, and her sister, poet Louise Gluck, as well as in the lives of friends too numerous to name. As she was dying her room was so filled with those friends the desk clerks were puzzled; finally one asked if the woman in room 731 was a priest because so many people were asking to see her. No, said the new arrival. But she was someone widely and deeply loved.
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Published by New York Times on Dec. 19, 2018.