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Lily Hilfiker Kanter ’07

A picture of Lily Kanter

Lily Hilfiker Kanter ’07, October 12, 2011, at her home on Martha’s Vineyard, after a long and courageous struggle with anorexia nervosa. Lily grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. She attended Reed for a year in 2002–03, during which time she served as lab partner and occasional chemistry tutor to her future brother-in-law, Chad Lindner ’03. Despite the brevity of her Reed education, she greatly valued the academic experience and considered it a compliment to inform instructors at other institutions that their classes were “Reed-like.” Lily earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She received a master’s degree in public health in 2008 and a nursing degree from Northeastern University in 2009. Until just before her death, she worked for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. She is survived by her parents, Fred and Lois Kanter; her sister, Lindsay Kanter ’01, who provided the details for this memorial; her brother-in-law, Chad; her dog, Addie; and many loving friends and family.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2012

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