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Vira Mamchur Schwartz is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades...and master of a few of them. Vira’s editorial career started in technology publishing, writing and editing at the Ziff-Davis publication Computer Shopper. Later she served as Managing Editor at CD-ROM World and then Internet World, before moving to freelance writing.

Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Folio, Portable Computing, Internet Shopper and other websites and magazines that no longer exist. She ghost-wrote and designed an award-winning diet and fitness book for a popular fitness personality and, currently, loves to tell stories about people and animals. 

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  1. Raised in Bronxville, Waccabuc, Crawford Shaw, Jr., 47, Made Friends Wherever He Went

    Raised in Bronxville, Waccabuc, Crawford Shaw, Jr., 47, Made Friends Wherever He Went

    Crawford Shaw, Jr., beloved friend, brother, son, stepson, uncle, nephew and cousin, died at age 47 on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Denison, Texas. He was born on March 26, 1973 in New York City to Danne’ Brokaw Munford and Crawford Shaw. He was the stepson of Dillard Munford.Crawford grew up in Bronxville, where he attended the Chapel School and Bronxville School; Waccabuc, where he attended ...

  2. Longtime Chappaqua Resident Dolores Ryan, 82, Of Somers, Was Always The First One To Volunteer

    Longtime Chappaqua Resident Dolores Ryan, 82, Of Somers, Was Always The First One To Volunteer

    Dolores A. Ryan, 82, died at home in Somers on Oct. 7.Born in Manhattan, Dolores was a 64-year resident of Chappaqua and Ocean Park, ME, where she spent her summers at the beach among family and friends. She was a graduate of Horace Greeley High School and Endicott College. After college Dolores was proud to have worked as a buyer and merchandiser for Lord & Taylor in ...

  3. Longtime Peekskill Resident and Camp Smith Employee, Eddie Camper, 73

    Longtime Peekskill Resident and Camp Smith Employee, Eddie Camper, 73

    Eddie Lee Camper, Sr., died at his home in Hattiesburg, MS, on Sept. 17 after a battle with cancer. He was 73 years old.Eddie, born May 12, 1947 in Hattiesburg, was a long-time resident of Peekskill before making his way back to Mississippi. His primary school education was at Earl Travillion Attendance Center in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS. With a family move from Mississippi to ...

  4. Hans Jochimsen Of Fort Lee Dies, 87, Took Pride In Work As Engineer

    Hans Jochimsen Of Fort Lee Dies, 87, Took Pride In Work As Engineer

    Hans Jochimsen,  87, of Fort Lee, died on Sept. 2.Hans was born on July 6, 1933 in the Bronx to the late Hans (1982) and Marie (Hansen) Jochimsen (1988).  He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in engineering. He worked as an Engineer for Bayer Co., previously known as Technicon Co., in New York City.Upon retirement, Hans spent most of his time in his summer home in ...

  5. New Canaan High School Hall Of Fame Coach Keith MacBain Has Died

    New Canaan High School Hall Of Fame Coach Keith MacBain Has Died

    Keith MacBain died at his home in Southampton on Sunday, Sept. 13 due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Keith was born in Englewood, NJ, and lived on a small farm in Closter, NJ, where his father ran a kennel. He later attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and graduated in 1956. He received a B.A. in English from Cornell University in 1960 and an M.A. from Columbia ...

  6. Gender Equity Means Opportunity, Says Mount Kisco’s Dorothy Venditto In New Book

    Gender Equity Means Opportunity, Says Mount Kisco’s Dorothy Venditto In New Book

    A group of kindergartners are given generic outlines of people depicting careers — firefighters, pilots, police officers, doctors — and asked to name the figures. Would you be surprised to learn that overwhelmingly the students chose boys' names? By kindergarten gender expectations are often already in place, but they don’t have to stay set in place.“Gender Equity in ...

  7. Former Yonkers Resident Henrietta Kendall, 90, Forever, Always A Kind Soul

    Former Yonkers Resident Henrietta Kendall, 90, Forever, Always A Kind Soul

    Henrietta Maria Pelcer Kendall died on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Birmingham Green Nursing Home in Manassas, VA. She was 90 years old and the mother of six children, Helen, Joyce, Douglas Jr., Rosalie, Kent and Richard; grandmother to 13 grandchildren, Mikey, Bobby, Daniel, Laura, Allison, Kelley, Ashley, Brianna, Clarissa, David, Jacob, Emily and Lianne and great-grandmother to ...

  8. 'Operation Jacknap': Westchester Resident Details His 1974 Kidnapping

    'Operation Jacknap': Westchester Resident Details His 1974 Kidnapping

    Nothing seemed out of place that November night of 1974 when Jack Teich pulled into the driveway of his Long Island home in Kings Point.As he exited his car, two men accosted him, covered his head and pushed him into the backseat of a waiting car, placing a tarp over his body. What should have been a peaceful homecoming to wife and sons after a long day of work suddenly turned into ...

  9. Yorktown Heights' Ken Allen Dies Of COVID, High School Teacher Who 'Could Befriend Anyone'

    Yorktown Heights' Ken Allen Dies Of COVID, High School Teacher Who 'Could Befriend Anyone'

    It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Kenneth Mitchell Allen on April 14, 2020, a victim of COVID-19.Ken was born May 25, 1936 in the Bronx, the son of Nathan and Jeanette (Fisherman) Allen. He graduated from Morris High School and then entered the army. He served in Germany during the Korean war from 1954 to 1956 as a radio operator. He first planned on making it his ...

  10. Joseph R. May Formerly Of Chatham Dies, 94

    Joseph R. May Formerly Of Chatham Dies, 94

    Joseph "Joe" Richard May, 94, formerly of Chatham,  passed away of natural causes on July 26. He was at the home of his son David in Corona, CA, where he moved recently after losing vision in one eye. He is reunited in Heaven with Martha Jane May, his wife of 50 years who passed away in 2009.Born in Ridgewood to bridge designer Joseph Otto and Marcella Mary (Urell) May on ...

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