In Memory of Jill Verhosek

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and colleague, Jill Verhosek.

Jill was an extraordinary preservation architect. Her tenacious stewardship and technical expertise contributed immeasurably to the preservation of such treasured landmark structures as Trinity Church in the City of Boston, a National Historic Landmark; the Conrad Duberstein Courthouse in Brooklyn, winner of the coveted Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award; and historic buildings on heritage university campuses including Cornell, MIT, Radcliffe, Yale, and the University of Virginia.

But to speak only of Jill’s achievements as a preservationist is to overlook the full devotion with which she worked; hers was truly a labor of love. The exceptional skill and stalwart advocacy she brought to her profession were expressions of the great esteem she had for the art and craftsmanship of historic buildings, and of the tremendous value she placed on our shared cultural heritage.

Jill was a strong, passionate woman, and many in our community were lucky to have collaborated with and known her. She is survived by her parents Larry and Lan Verhosek; her brother Bill and wife Rhoda Verhosek; her sister Lynne Verhosek and partner Linda Stoeckert; and her nephew and niece Edward and Dasha, whom she adored.

A memorial scholarship has been established in Jill’s name by the Association for Preservation Technology Northeast (APTNE), where she was a member of the Board of Directors. Please visit the APTNE website for more information about how to donate and for details about funeral home visiting hours on Thursday, May 5: