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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 June 1, 2016Lorraine C. Porter was a chapter leader at PS 6 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for the last eight years.
Died May 27, 2016Carolyn Grossman was a kindergarten teacher at PS 200 in Bath Beach, Brooklyn.
Died May 3, 2016Shirley Safran was an English teacher at Art & Design HS, where she directed school plays and coached the debate team.
Died April 23, 2016Norma Joseph Hart, a school psychologist for more than 20 years, was a UFT delegate and a founding member of the Hispanic Affairs and Capably Disabled committees.
Died April 13, 2016Louis Taglione was the beloved longtime teacher, assistant principal and then principal of PS 23 in Richmondtown, Staten Island from 1964 to 1996.
Died April 1, 2016Bruce Samuel Davidson, a former high school teacher, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016 in New York City.
Died March 12, 2016Dorothy Kreiselman was a teacher and chapter leader in District 20 in Brooklyn.
Died February 22, 2016A former English teacher at New Utrecht HS in Brooklyn, Paul was a lover of jazz, literature and movies and believed in education through the arts.
Died January 28, 2016Kinereth Louise Stubbs taught at PS 192 in West Harlem for 34 years. Teaching was her passion.
Died January 23, 2016Dr. Felix Carlos Bonilla was a teacher at Newtown HS in Queens for more than 30 years before his retirement in 2010.
Died November 21, 2015Lisa Moore taught grades 3-5 for 28 years at PS 47 in the Bronx.
Died November 15, 2015Lennie Brice taught at PS 30 in Manhattan and was a UFT member for 19 years.
Died November 12, 2015Schaum was a 1st grade teacher in District 12 in the Bronx for 26 years before retiring in 1991.
Died October 30, 2015She was a counselor and teacher for more than 40 years at PS 61 in the Bronx before her retirement in 1982.
Died September 5, 2015Ruth Harwayne, a founding member of the UFT, was a business teacher and a SPARK coordinator at Washington Irving HS in Manhattan.
Died August 17, 2015Lila Goodman was an English teacher at John Dewey and South Shore high schools in Brooklyn.
Died June 24, 2015Knikia Brown-Lord taught at Project Ready in the Bronx.
Died May 11, 2015Anna Ext was a teacher and former chapter leader at the HS of Music and Art.
Died October 15, 2014Sheila Milner was a UFT member for 50 years, most recently as a teacher trainer in Manhattan elementary schools.
Died June 13, 2014Barbara Kubota was an ESL teacher at PS 90 and Queens Vocational HS in Queens.