2008-10-03 / Obits

Brian M. Thomsen

Publisher and Book Packager

Brian Thomsen, a former Rockaway resident, died September 21 in Brooklyn.

Thomsen was born in 1959. He attended St. Camillus, Regis High School and Long Island University. He was an active member in Father William Burke's St. Camillus Band and a longtime weekend employee at Richie Allen's 101 Deli. He was an independent publishing consultant, book packager, freelance editor, and writer. He edited and contributed to several dozen bound volumes, was a Hugo Awards Finalist in 1987, World Fantasy Award Judge in 1993, and noted scholar.

Thomsen is survived by his wife, Donna; mother, Eileen; sister, Pat; and brother, Paul.

Funeral arrangements were kept private.

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