GENERAL NEWS HEADLINES
February 19 – February 26, 2009 Edition
For B&T Executive
Who Died in Crash
NEW YORK, NY/Authorlink News/02/19/09–Memorial services for Jean Srnecz, senior vice president of merchandising at Baker & Taylor, will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, February 21 in Wood Funeral Home in East Aurora, New York. A funeral mass will also be held at 11 a.m. February 23 in St. Cecelia’s Roman Catholic Church in Sheldon, New York.
Ms. Srnecz, age 59, a longstanding member of the publishing industry and a leader in the Book Industry Study Group, was killed in the crash of Continental flight #3407 on February 12 in Buffalo, New York. She had beenon a trip to visit family when the crash occurred.
Srnecz had a B.A. in history from D’Youville College and an M.A. in political science from SUNY at Buffalo and later earned her M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. She joined B&T in 1975 as a children’s book buyer after spending three years in retail. In her most recent position Srnecz was responsible for all buying and inventory management activities including Children’s, General Interest Adult, Academic, Professional, Higher Ed, Mass Market and Audio. She was also responsible for Publisher Services, Publisher Sales Reporting, Inventory Analysis, Publisher Relations and Advertising in B&T publications.
A further service in New Jersey is planned but at this time no details are available.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the following organizations: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, or
Mortel Family Charitable Foundation, PO Box 405, Hershey, PA 17033