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Would you like to honor a UFT member who recently passed away? Please use our online form to submit the information for an obituary.
Died October 24, 2017Peter Lerner was a UFT member for 55 years, most recently as a social studies teacher at Harry Truman HS in the Bronx.
Died October 23, 2017Erin McLoughlin dedicated 30 years of giving back to the community and making an impact on others' lives for the better.
Died October 22, 2017Heather Purcell was a UFT member for 30 years, working extensively with special needs children.
Died October 9, 2017Jacqueline Sills was a UFT member for 41 years, most recently as the dean at PS 721 in Brooklyn working with special needs students.
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 18, 2017Beth Segal Sussman was a UFT member for 45 years and most recently taught at PS 196 in Queens.
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 13, 2017Joan Granston taught English and was a UFT member for 25 years.
Died August 12, 2017Bernard Starr was a UFT member for about 25 years, most recently at JHS 220 in Brooklyn where he taught science.
Died August 10, 2017Gloria Eady’s 83 years on this earth took her from Pineville, South Carolina to Queens, New York.
Died August 10, 2017Francis Voyticky was a UFT member for 40 years, most recently as a math teacher at Brooklyn Technical HS.
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.