Roberta Pressel, a senior designer working on books for Roaring Brook Press and Farrar, Straus and Giroux for Young Readers, died on Monday after a long illness.
Macmillan noted that "among her many notable accomplishments here were Moonbird and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phil Hoose, Randolph Caldecott by Leonard Marcus, Lost and Found and the Five Forms by Barbara McClintock, and many, many more." She was also "an excellent bookmaker, a tennis player, a competitive crossword puzzler and a devoted friend. We will miss her very much."
A service will be held tomorrow, Friday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Emanuel in Great Neck, N.Y., with a gathering after burial. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made either to Deaf West Theatre or the Helen Keller Center in Pressel's name.