Obituaries

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