As a past president and board member of what was then EPA, I had the privilege of working very closely with Marilyn. She was the one constant guiding light of the Association through many years. She was our North Star. Marilyn navigated our way to many fine resorts, eateries, and excursion sites for productive and memorable annual meetings. Our meetings were always a nice mix of serious business, camaraderie and great fun.The EPA annual meeting was the one meeting that I most looked forward to every year, as did many others, thanks to Marilyn Abel. At the meetings, two often heard words were "Ask Marilyn" whenever there was a problem or a need to be addressed and she was there to help. Beyond the matters of business, my wife, Sharon, and I developed a truly meaningful friendship with Marilyn through many shared moments of conversation. We will both personally miss her.
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