Scithers’ Passing Noted in Philly Paper

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s obituary for George Scithers whimsically explains that he gave up editing Asimov’s and Amazing rather than relocate, and edited the revived Weird Tales at home because…

If Mr. Scithers was going to live with ghosts and goblins, he wanted their sepulchral stench to be softened by the aroma of hot-from-the-grill cheesesteaks, sitting at his elbow.

Rather more newsworthy is the Inquirer’s report that Scithers’ funeral service will be at Arlington National Cemetery on a date yet be determined.

[Thanks to Martin Morse Wooster for the link.]