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[Image]  From the Glens Falls, NY, Post Star, Monday, August 28, 1995, and carried by the Associated Press:


Hedda J. Garza, 66, of Friends Lake, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 23, 1995, at Glens Falls Hospital. Born on July 24, 1929, in New York City, she was the daughter of Saul and Elsie Axelrod.

Ms. Garza was a lifelong activist in politics and human rights, including a woman's legal right to have an abortion, the international peace and anti-nuclear movements, freedom for Latin American political prisoners, the Civil Rights Movement, and immigrants' rights. She was noted as an award-winning index compiler of the two-volume House & Senate Watergate hearings. In 1982, Ms. Garza's Watergate Investigation Index: Senate Select Committee Hearings and Reports on Presidential Campaign Activities, received Choice magazine's Outstanding Academic Book Award. In 1984, the companion volume was published, The Watergate Investigation Index: House Judiciary Committee Hearings and Report on Impeachment.

During her later years, Ms. Garza authored many books for young adults dealing with historical and social relevance, including Without Regard to Race (1995) and Women in Medicine (1994), several of which were award-winning editions. She also authored several biographies, including those of Leon Trotsky, Francisco Franco, Salvador Allende, Joan Baez, Pablo Casals and Frieda Kahlo. Her most recent book, African Americans and Jewish Americans, is presently being published. Five additional books were also in progress at the time of her death.

Survivors include her husband of thirteen years, James D. Cockcroft, of Friends Lake; her stepmother, Yolanda Axelrod of Hallandale Fla.; three sons, Dan Garza, of Tallassie, Fla., Kerry Garza, of Fremont, Calif., and Paul Markowitz, of San Francisco, Calif.; one daughter, Antonia Szilagi, of Queens; one brother, Mark Axelrod, of Berkeley, Calif.; one sister, Rima Axelrod, of Hawaii, four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Hedda Garza Memorial Fund, c/o Atty. Michael Smith, 280 Rector Place, Apt. 8k, New York, New York 10280.

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