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We created the UFT Honors site for memorials to the cherished UFT members we lost during the pandemic. We are now memorializing ALL UFT members who have died since March 2020 on the new site.

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Robert Krotin

Robert Krotin was a UFT member for 22 years, most recently at Brooklyn Home Instruction Schools.

Harold Saltzman

Harold Saltzman was a UFT member for 61 years, and a dedicated organizer and activist with the union.

Alice Blasso

Alice Blasso was a UFT member for 30 years and taught special education at PS 122 in Queens.

Bernice Goldklang

Bernice Goldklang was a UFT member for 50 years, including 25 years spent teaching special education in the sixth grade at PS 97 in Queens.

Anthony Pollice

Anthony Pollice, known to many as Frank, was a social studies teacher at JHS 115 and JHS 143 in Washington Heights for 34 years.

Jo Reaser

Jo Reaser was a UFT member for 19 years, most recently working as a special education teacher at PS 108 in Manhattan.

Donna Rubens

Donna Rubens began teaching at PS 63 in Manhattan in 1966, teaching K-3 classes there until she transferred to PS 235 in Brooklyn, where she taught pre-K until her retirement.

Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller began teaching in the early 1940s and taught kindergarten at PS 79 in Whitestone, Queens, from the beginning of the 1950s until her retirement in 1987.

Francine Freundlich

Francine Freundlich was a UFT member for 15 years, teaching at Prospect HS, kindergarten and working with young children in the Department of Education’s LYFE program.

Marilyn Froim

Marilyn Froim was a UFT member for 35 years, retiring as a home economics teacher from PS 225 in Brooklyn at the age of 54.