Services To Be Held On Sunday

Funeral Notice: Justin VanPoelvoorde, Senior Librarian, Roosevelt Island Library

The late Justin VanPoelvoorde, Senior Librarian, Roosevelt Island Library
The late Justin VanPoelvoorde, Senior Librarian, Roosevelt Island Library

Funeral Services for Justin VanPoelvoorde, Senior Librarian at the Roosevelt Island Library, who died on Monday, were announced by his brother, Timur.


First, my deepest thanks for all the expressions of sympathy, support and love in this, the worst week in memory for me and my family. My brother was widely admired and his death was a shock to us all.

If you are in NYC or are likely to make the journey here, Justin’s memorial service will be held at:

Greenwich Village
Funeral Home
199 Bleecker Street
NYC 10012

this Sunday December 2nd
at 10:30 AM

A reception will immediately follow at:

20 Charlton Street
NYC 10014

If you are inclined to send flowers, we would like to offer you the opportunity to contribute instead to:

The Friends of the New York Public Library, on whose website a donation page in Justin’s name will shortly be available.

Thank you again for all your kind texts calls and emails and don’t hesitate to send any photos you might have for display at the memorial.



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