Cynthia Kogut, 55, Owned Business Editing Medical Literature

Cynthia Kogut, 55, of Haverhill, died July 11, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Philadelphia, she graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in English literature. Following graduate studies at the University of Virginia, she moved to Massachusetts and founded a one-woman company specializing in editing medical literature. She loved books, folk dancing and flying and was happiest when pursuing these interests with friends.

An avid folk dancer, Kogut toured with the Mandala folk dance ensemble at festivals in eastern Europe. She was a skilled pilot and flew whenever she could. Friends and family recall her fondness for books and her comment that there were just too many books still to read. Family and friends will miss her spirited conversations, sharp wit and lefty politics.

She is survived by her sister Joyce Barrie and brother Alan Kogut.

Arrangements are by Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main St., Haverhill.