In memory of
Tuska, Jon 73 April 30, 1942 Jan. 18, 2016 Jon passed away comfortably Jan. 18, 2016, in his home in Portland after a brief battle with cancer. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1966. He was a renaissance man, known worldwide for his expertise on Western films and fiction. He wrote or edited over 30 books, consulted on television projects, taught and lec- tured, and between 1983 and 1991, he was associated with Oregon Public Broadcasting as the host of several classical music programs. In 1991, with his wife, Vicki Piekarski, he founded Golden West Lit- erary Agency, which represented many of the authors of classic Western fiction. He is survived by his wife, Vicki; and daughter, Jennifer Tuska, both residents of Portland. His brilliance, humor and dedication will be greatly missed.
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