Tiffany Joyce Sedaris, 49, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2013, at her home in Somerville, Massachusetts. Tiffany was always full of life and deeply immersed in the arts, including yoga, jazz, gourmet cooking, and mixed-media sculpture. A graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, she was head pastry chef at the renowned Harvest Restaurant at Harvard Square and the Quebrada Bakery in Arlington, Massachusetts. Tiffany was a talented and accomplished artist, best known for her stained-glass mosaic sculpture, which she exhibited at Somerville’s Blue Cloud Gallery and at the annual Somerville Open Studios.
Tiffany was born in Endicott, New York on June 13, 1963, to Louis H. and Sharon L. Sedaris. She was the fifth of six Sedaris children who grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tiffany attended Carroll Junior High and Broughton High School in Raleigh before moving to the Boston area to pursue her culinary career.
Tiffany is survived by her father, Louis H. Sedaris of Raleigh, NC; sister Lisa S. Evans and husband Robert Evans of Winston-Salem, NC; brother David R. Sedaris and partner Hugh Hamrick of London, England; sister Gretchen E. Sedaris of Louisburg, NC and partner Marshall Wyatt of Raleigh, NC; sister Amy L. Sedaris of New York, NY; and brother Paul A. Sedaris and wife Kathy Sedaris and their daughter Madelyn of Raleigh, NC. Tiffany’s mother, Sharon L. Sedaris, passed away in 1991.
Tiffany will be remembered for her artistic nature, a keen sense of humor, and her willingness to help others. She was loved by her family and her many friends and she will be missed.