Type of Passage: Death
Date of Passage: July 14th. 2004
Author: Owen Rowley
Posted: July 17th. 2005
Times Viewed: 14,512
Sadly, we must announce the passing of Elizabeth Pepper into the Summerland. Elizabeth was best known in the Craft community and to the public for her writing and publishing of The Witches’ Almanac which began in 1971. She will be deeply missed by her staff, family and friends both human and furry. Her staff promised to carry on her wishes by continuing the uninterrupted publication of The Witches Almanac, as well as other titles that were in the planning stage.
Comments or condolences can be sent to inmemory@TheWitchesAlmanac.com, or posted at www.TheWitchesAlmanac.com.
Her obituary (as appears in The Providence Journal and The Newport Daily News) follows:
Elizabeth Pepper Da Costa: author, editor, graphic designer, publisher
Elizabeth Pepper Da Costa, a Newport resident, passed away peacefully on July 14. Mrs. Da Costa, 79, was born and educated in Providence, R.I., the daughter of Agnes Ryan Pepper and Edward C. Pepper, both deceased.
Mrs. Da Costa was a graduate of Pembroke College, Brown University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. She also did graduate work in New York City with type designers Arnold Bank, Howard Trafton, and Freeman Craw. Mrs. Da Costa was the Art Director of Gourmet magazine from 1956 to 1963.
She was married to Martin Da Costa of Philadelphia, a sculptor and painter. Mr. Da Costa, deceased, was a veteran of WWII, and his work is part of permanent collections in Philadelphia, New York, and the West Coast.
Mrs. Da Costa was the founder, publisher and editor of The Witches’ Almanac, established in 1971 and still published annually. She was the author of many occult titles, including Magical and Mystical Sites (Harper and Row) , A Book of Days (Carra Press) , and numerous publications issued by The Witches’ Almanac Ltd.
Mrs. Da Costa had no children and during her protracted illness was cared for by a coterie of loving and devoted friends.
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