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Celebration of Life for Molly Macauley Scheduled for July 23 in Baltimore - UPDATE 2

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 15-Jul-2016
Updated: 20-Jul-2016 10:24 AM

A celebration of life service for family, friends and colleagues of Molly Macauley is planned for July 23, 2016 in Baltimore, MD.  Macauley, a highly respected member of the space policy community, was murdered on July 8 while walking her dogs near her home in Baltimore.

The Christian Science Service in the Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am ET on July 23 at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218.  Internment will be private.  More information is on the website of the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral home and in a Baltimore Sun obituary published on July 20.

Macauley was one of the few economists who specialized in satellites and the space program.  She spent most of her career at Resources for the Future (RFF), a Washington-based think tank focused on environmental issues.  RFF is planning a memorial service in September.

Molly Macauley.   Photo credit:  Resources for the Future website.

Baltimore homicide detectives continue their investigation into the murder, but no suspects or motive have been identified yet.   Macauley is survived by her life partner, Lee Lasky, her uncle, Robert Macauley of Carlisle, MA, many cousins and many, many friends.

Update:  This article was updated July 17 to clarify the service is for Molly's family, friends, and colleagues.  The exact text from the funeral home's website is:

"Family, colleagues and friends are warmly invited to attend a Christian Science Service in the Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Susan Macfarlane at 410-366-2851. Interment private. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Molley’s name to BARCS, 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 or the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211."

Update 2:  The link to the Baltimore Sun obituary with information about the celebration of life service was added on July 20.

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