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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.
Died December 31, 2013Vincent Jones taught at the Satellite Academy High School, at the Forsyth Street campus.
Died June 13, 2013Amy Sims served as a UFT chapter leader at City College Academy of the Arts in Manhattan for seven years.
Died July 22, 2011Michael Zirkel was a UFT member for 30 years, working as an Industrial Arts teacher at Evander Childs HS in the Bronx for much of his career.