Monday has been an incredibly tough day for anyone who knew or worked with Linda Stowell, an Associated Press executive who was based in Philadelphia.
She fought long and hard against cancer and touched so many lives. As Philadelphia bureau chief she brought members together with the AP and built a relationship that stands today and is evident in joint Pennsylvania reporting projects that raise the bar.
In later years she became regional vice president in charge of AP's newspaper member relationships in the eastern half of the United States.
She was remembered by AP CEO Tom Curley as "a tireless and powerful voice for newspapers and the U.S. news industry."
A celebration of Stowell's life will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, Medical Office Building East, Suite 5050, 100 East Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096.