The Board of the Brooklyn Heights Association is profoundly saddened by the death of our fellow Board Member, Martha Atwater. Martha died in a tragic accident on Friday, February 22nd.
Martha joined the Board of the BHA in 2010, and quickly impressed us all with her thoughtfulness, energy and sharp humor.
Her exceptional writing ability was an invaluable asset to us. For several years she wrote delightful house descriptions for the BHA House Tour brochure; in addition to the more mundane task of taking Board minutes as our Secretary. We could count on Martha to ask the question that was on everyone’s mind but most were afraid to ask. She was everything a Board member should be and at the same time, she made our Board meetings fun and interesting.
Martha was devoted mother to her two daughters – Chloe and Olivia and a loving wife to her husband, Tom Wallack. To them we can only say, thank you for sharing this wonderful person with us.
President, Brooklyn Heights Association