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Obituary: Lillian F. Deichert, Former Librarian

April 21, 2010

Lillian F. Deichert, head of the circulation department of the UNH main library from 1964 to1974, died April 13, 2010. She was 97.

Deichert also supervised the fiction collection and children's collection in their function as part of the Durham town library. She was instrumental in introducing large print books to the collection.

A graduate of Hunter College and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Deichert was a teacher in New York City during the Great Depression. During World War II, she lived in Europe and North Africa while working for the Red Cross.

She moved to Durham in 1964, after the death of her husband, Roy H. Cook. She met William Deichert, a scientist for American Cyanamid and they married in 1967. In 1974, Deichert took early retirement when Deichert took a job with Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, NY.

Her son, David Cook, is a UNH graduate.

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