Now that's how to write an obit. Not only do we get the delicious bits (And really, what else do we whisper about over the cloying scent of carnation at the wake?), but Margalit Fox has used a phrase you don't hear much anymore. One that encapsulates the deceased:
At the time, she was living in Manhattan with her sister in a fourth-floor walkup hard by the Third Avenue El.
Update: Big Island Jeep Guy: I've answered your question in the fourth comment, but thinking more about it, I bet Margalit Fox is a Brit.