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NY Family of Slain Journalist Starts Memorial Fund

Marie Colvin's family has set up a fund at the Long Island Community Foundation to support charitable causes in her memory

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    The family of an American journalist killed in Syria has established a memorial fund in her honor.

    New York native Marie Colvin died Wednesday in a rocket attack on the besieged city of Homs.

    The veteran war correspondent was 56. She was a graduate of Oyster Bay High School on Long Island. Her mother lives in East Norwich.

    Long Island Community Foundation director David Okorn tells Newsday that Colvin's family has set up a fund at the nonprofit group to support charitable causes in her memory.

    The foundation is based in Syosset.

    Colvin's cousin, Maureen Marron, tells the Times Union, of Albany, that the Sunday Times of London journalist was "smart," ''sophisticated" and "fearless."