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Phyllis Marchand, Face of Disputed Deer-Culling Program, Dies at 81

In the tip, city officers declared this system a hit as a result of it lowered collisions between deer and automobiles by 40 p.c. But it didn’t clear up the issue. The deer stay ample, and whereas Ms. Marchand had contracted with White Buffalo for less than 5 years, the city is still using its services.

“She felt like she was really doing the right thing,” her daughter Deborah stated in an interview. Far from being the savage that her critics portrayed, Deborah Marchand stated, her mom was humane and compassionate, including that “she felt that the deer were suffering; they were starving and getting hit by cars,” and that she believed immediate dying would spare them that trauma.

Then as now, the city donated a whole lot of kilos of venison yearly to native meals banks.

Phyllis Linda Steinberg was born on Jan. 3, 1940, in Manhattan, the oldest of 4 kids. Her father, Morris Steinberg, was a milliner. Her mom, Charlotte (Oill) Steinberg, was a trainer within the Bronx.

At Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Phyllis majored in (*81*) and was managing editor of the school newspaper. Like college students throughout the nation, she joined in sit-ins at the native Woolworth’s in solidarity with Black civil rights activists who had been refused service at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960.

She graduated in 1961 and went to work at the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company in Manhattan, the place she realized learn how to index. She later took that talent to The Cowles Comprehensive Encyclopedia.

In 1964 she married Lucien Simon Marchand, a textbook salesman in Princeton. The household moved there in 1966, and her husband turned a procurement editor for scientific and mathematical journals.