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Obituary: Christopher Canatsey, 36, Former Editor at WWD

NEW YORK -- Christopher Canatsey, senior service editor at Woman's Day and a former fashion editor at WWD, died here Sunday of HIV-related causes. He was 36.<P>Canatsey, who was born in Boulder, Colo., graduated from Vassar College in 1987 and moved...

NEW YORK — Christopher Canatsey, senior service editor at Woman’s Day and a former fashion editor at WWD, died here Sunday of HIV-related causes. He was 36.

Canatsey, who was born in Boulder, Colo., graduated from Vassar College in 1987 and moved to New York, where he joined WWD as fashion editor covering the ready-to-wear and accessories markets, reviewing collections and styling fashion shoots. He was also a correspondent for W, WWD’s sister publication.

“He brought a wonderful mix of real intelligence and humor and perspective to fashion and to the people he worked with,” said Bobbi Queen, associate fashion editor at WWD and W.

Canatsey left WWD in 1990 to pursue a freelance career, and eventually joined Woman’s Day as a senior editor in 1991.

“Christopher was an incredibly gifted writer and editor, and he was also an awful lot of fun to have around,” said Jane Chesnutt, editor in chief of Woman’s Day. “He was well loved by our staff and we miss him.”

He is survived by his companion, Pascale de Laubier; his mother, Mary Marshall; his stepfather Fred Niles; his father, Michael, and stepmother, Judith.

A memorial service is planned for June 15, although specific details were not yet available.”