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Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, Former MCN and B&C Editorial Director, Dies at 59

Veteran Journalist Killed in Bicycling Accident 10/22/2013 9:06 AM Eastern

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld, the former editorial director of Multichannel News and B&C, died Sunday from complications of injuries suffered in a traffic accident while riding his bicycle.

According to reports, Steinert-Threlkeld, 59, was evidently struck by two cars on Route 302 on the afternoon of Oct. 20, not far from his residence in Weston, Conn. Steinert-Threlkeld was editorial director at B2B Publishing and editor-in-chief of Edge of the Road, a website for cyclists.

Born in New Jersey, Steinert-Threlkeld is survived by his wife Kayte and their two children, Zachary, 26, of San Diego, and Shane, 23, of Stanford, Calif.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday at Cobb’s Mill Inn, a restaurant near the family home. More information is available in this published obituary.

Newstimes.com reports that the accident is being investigated as a hit-and-run by one of the vehicles.

Kayte Steinert-Threlkeld, wrote in a Facebook posting on Monday: "My dear husband, Tom, an avid and experienced bicyclist, was killed yesterday in Bethel ... in what apparently was a hit-and-run accident. Our only consolation is that Tom was doing what he loved to do, riding his bike on a beautiful day and taking photos -- and did not suffer."

A journalist/editor focused on technology, Steinert-Threlkeld during the course of his career worked as business columnist and technology reporter for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He founded Baseline Magazine in 2001. He later served as editor in chief of Multichannel News.

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