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Died September 19, 2016Irene Ruth Hammer Goldstein taught at PS 115 in Queens and was a UFT chapter leader.
Died September 14, 2016Alice Lombardi was a mathematics coordinator for the Department of Education.
Died August 8, 2016Sylvia Kuller taught English at IS 246 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and later became a guidance counselor at the school.
Died August 6, 2016Mildred Lucille Gersh was a teacher at PS 78 in the Bronx and subsequently a reading coordinator for District 11 in the Bronx.
Died July 31, 2016Leo Benardo began his career as a teacher of foreign languages in the New York City public school system in 1947.
Died July 28, 2016Edith Packer-Greenberg taught 6th grade and gifted children at PS 42 in Arverne, Queens for many years.
Died July 10, 2016Reynaldo Beltre was a UFT member for 10 years and a dedicated paraprofessional at the Business of Sports School in Manhattan.
Died June 16, 2016Sharyn Levine was a loyal UFT member for 36 years, teaching language arts first at the Arthur S. Somers MS in Brooklyn and then at IS 75 on Staten Island.
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.