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Died October 22, 2017Heather Purcell was a UFT member for 30 years, working extensively with special needs children.
Died October 6, 2017Sylvia Vogel ended her career as a guidance counselor at PS 200 in Brooklyn after over 20 years of teaching.
Died September 27, 2017Lorraine Riddick was a paraprofessional at PS 308 in Brooklyn.
Died September 16, 2017Carrolyn Williams taught exceptional children and worked as a guidance counselor.
Died September 3, 2017Bob Astrowsky was one of the UFT’s most beloved leaders whose service to the union spanned more than 50 years.
Died August 29, 2017Myrna Friedlander began her career as a 2nd-grade teacher at PS 167 in Brooklyn before becoming a reading teacher.
Died August 10, 2017Gloria Eady’s 83 years on this earth took her from Pineville, South Carolina to Queens, New York.
Died August 9, 2017Suzane Hamberry was a UFT member for 25 years, most recently as a school psychologist.
Died July 6, 2017Marilyn Berger was an Education Evaluator at Beach Channel HS in Queens.
Died June 30, 2017Richard Quarto taught social studies for 36 years, most recently at IS 73 in Queens.
Died June 26, 2017Alan Weber was a UFT member for 54 years and a longtime 5th-grade teacher at PS 23 on Staten Island.
Died June 23, 2017Doreen Maniscalco was a UFT member for over 30 years, working as a teacher in various elementary schools on Staten Island.
Died May 31, 2017Janet Gaw-Adamski was a talented teacher and loyal colleague who served as a third- and fourth-grade classroom teacher, third-grade teacher consultant and computer lab teacher at PS 58 in Brooklyn.
Died May 28, 2017Perdita Harrington was a UFT member for 18 years, most recently as a paraprofessional at PS 308 in Brooklyn.
Died May 22, 2017Selina Ahoklui, the 1998 New York State Teacher of the Year, died on May 22. She was 76 years old.
Died May 10, 2017Helene R. Sacher taught English language learners in District 10 in the Bronx and was a UFT member for 47 years.
Died April 19, 2017Dorothy Evans was a paraprofessional at PS 75 in the Bronx and a UFT member for 29 years.
Died March 30, 2017Johanna Schwencke taught physical education at William Cullen Bryant HS in Queens for many years and also served as the UFT chapter leader.
Died March 26, 2017Robert Rizzotti was a 5th-grade teacher at PS 276 in Brooklyn.
Died March 3, 2017Edward Markowitz taught air-conditioning and refrigeration at DeWitt Clinton HS in the Bronx for 22 years.