Former APS president, philatelist Janet Klug dies at 72

Janet Klug, the former president of the American Philatelic Society (APS) and a long-time proponent of philately, has died at age 72.

A lifelong collector from Pleasant Plain, Ohio, Klug first joined the APS in 1978 and remained an active member until her death on June 16. She joined the APS board of directors in 1997, serving as secretary until 2001. She also served on the board of vice-presidents from 2001-03 and became the first woman to serve as the APS president, a role she held from 2003-07. Including her service as past president, Klug served on the APS board for 16 years in a row.

“As the first woman president of APS, Janet provided a welcoming personality to the entire membership. Janet loved philately and the people in our hobby,” longtime friend and APS President Cheryl Ganz is quoted as saying on the APS website. “She promoted philately everywhere she went.”

To read the full APS memorial, click here.

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