I just posted this on Eat-la.com, and for obvious reasons it bears running on Hometown-Pasadena.com, too:
I am sorrowed to report the death of Sue Campoy, the founder and chef at Julienne. I’ve been working with Sue these last several months to help her write her upcoming cookbook, Celebrating with Julienne, which was produced and designed by Joseph Shuldiner, photographed by Emily Sandor, with recipe testing by Rochelle Palermo and lots of help from Julie Campoy, Sue’s business partner and one of her four daughters. It is going to be an absolutely gorgeous and wonderful book, a tribute to her talent and her love of cooking, entertaining, family and friends. It breaks our collective hearts that she will not be there for the publication party in May.
In her decades of catering and restaurateuring, she touched the lives and stomachs of thousands and thousands of Angelenos. Not only has Pasadena lost a favorite daughter, but all of Los Angeles has lost a culinary guiding light. If you knew her and want to acknowledge her, please consider a donation (of money or blood) to City of Hope, where she received outstanding care in her long battle with breast cancer.
The Los Angeles Times has posted a very good obituary, although it does have a few small mistakes—for instance, she did not write the cookbook from her hospital bed, she wrote it while running the restaurant, creating the kitchen at the Good Shepherd Center, having chemotherapy and doing the several thousand other things she did. By the time she was in the hospital, the book was written and was in the final editing stages.