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Vira Mamchur Schwartz

Writer vschwartz@dailyvoice.com

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. Rosemary Molinaro, 100, Was Devoted To Family, Volunteering

    Rosemary Molinaro, 100, Was Devoted To Family, Volunteering

    Rosemary Rita Zito Molinaro died at Long Island home in Kings Point on Aug. 25 after 100 years of gracing this Earth with her loving heart, beauty, winning smile and smart, inquisitive mind. Her strong-willed optimism of “I can, I will, I must” was matched by her unconditional love of her family.She reveled in motherhood and loved children. Rosemary gave selflessly as a devoted wife to ...

  2. Harrison's Lucia Sampietro Girande, 57, Had Just Started Career In Public Health

    Harrison's Lucia Sampietro Girande, 57, Had Just Started Career In Public Health

    Lucia Sampietro Girande died on Monday, Sept. 13.The only child of Elena and Pierluigi Sampietro, Lucia was born on Oct. 18, 1963, and grew up in Harrison. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and then spread her wings and flew to California. There she spent many years living in the beautiful hills of Santa Cruz studying traditional Chinese medicine and ...

  3. COVID-Positive Moms Have Increased Risk of Premature Birth According To New Study

    COVID-Positive Moms Have Increased Risk of Premature Birth According To New Study

    Without COVID, 1 in 10 births in the United States results in a child born before 37 weeks gestation. With a COVID-positive diagnosis at some point during pregnancy, that risk increases considerably.Prematurity and its complications, according to the World Health Organization, are the leading cause of death in children under five. Pregnancy itself brings risks, and COVID can compound ...

  4. Northern Westchester's William Kuebler, Photojournalist, Committed Environmentalist, Dies At 67

    Northern Westchester's William Kuebler, Photojournalist, Committed Environmentalist, Dies At 67

    William H. "Bill" Kuebler, age 67, of Katonah and formerly of Chappaqua, died Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Northern Westchester Hospital surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Queens, to the late Harold Kuebler and Dorothea (Vermilyea) Kuebler. He spent his formative years and early married life in Chappaqua, graduating from Horace Greeley High School and Pace University. Bill was a career ...

  5. Rutherford's Dr. William E. Schlenger Who Spurred Policy Changes For Vietnam Veterans Dies

    Rutherford's Dr. William E. Schlenger Who Spurred Policy Changes For Vietnam Veterans Dies

    William E. Schlenger, Ph.D. died peacefully on September 1, 2021, after succumbing to the long-term ravages of dementia. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Jernigan, MD, who died on May 11, 2021. Bill, born on December 29, 1945, was the son of Donald E Schlenger and Evelyn Woodward Schlenger, both deceased, of Palm Desert, CA. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Teri Minnis ...

  6. Application Deadline For $10K & $25K Grants To Bridgeport Small Businesses & Nonprofits—Aug 31

    Application Deadline For $10K & $25K Grants To Bridgeport Small Businesses & Nonprofits—Aug 31

    Time is running out. If you’re a small business owner in Bridgeport, you have until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to fund additional personnel, to use on capital improvements, and more. Additionally, grants of up to $25,000 are available for storefront improvements. ... stay tuned to us for opportunities to partner with us to help get these funds ...

  7. Chappaqua Native, Decorated Officer in Vietnam War, Longtime Corning Inc. VP David Lyons, 79

    Chappaqua Native, Decorated Officer in Vietnam War, Longtime Corning Inc. VP David Lyons, 79

    David (“Dave”) Gates  Lyons, 79, and a 10-year resident of Deale, MD, died on Monday, Aug. 2 at his home. Born on February 28, 1942 in Bryn Mawr, PA to the late Charles and Gertrude Lyons, Dave graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua in 1960. He achieved Eagle Scout rank and went on to earn a BSME degree from Lehigh University in 1964 and a MBA degree in ...

  8. Bergnfield Native Garry R Paxson, 78, Loved His Family, His Dog & Being Outside

    Bergnfield Native Garry R Paxson, 78, Loved His Family, His Dog & Being Outside

    Garry R. Paxson, 78 of Wellborn, FL, died on July 12, 2021. The Bergenfield native was born to the late Robert A. and Arline Dell Paxson.Garry lived in Wellborn for two years, was of the Episcopal faith and served as an officer for the Callous, Maine Police Department and Union Correctional Institute in Florida. He loved being outside and spending time with his children, ...

  9. Bedford Native Katherine Darcy Deickler, 66, Mom, Occupational Therapist, Lit Up A Room

    Bedford Native Katherine Darcy Deickler, 66, Mom, Occupational Therapist, Lit Up A Room

    Katherine ("Kath") Darcy Deickler, age 66 of Lincoln, MA, died peacefully at her residence on May 19 from an arduous struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was a beautiful, dynamic, intelligent and giving woman.Kath is survived by her husband Stephen Dyer of Lincoln; son Michael Bower (wife Kokila) of Toronto, Canada; daughter Kimberly Bower of Austin, TX;  parents Judith Deickler ...

  10. Hoboken Native, Cliffside Park Grandmother Geraldine Pannacciulli Was Devoted Matriarch

    Hoboken Native, Cliffside Park Grandmother Geraldine Pannacciulli Was Devoted Matriarch

    Geraldine "GG" Pannacciulli (nee Kocian), of Cliffside Park, died on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 after a two-year battle with lung and brain cancer. She was 66.Geraldine was a devoted mother to sons Christopher Pannacciulli and  Nic Pannacciulli and their wives, Sabrenna and Elecia, respectively, and a loving grandmother to Stella, Isabella, and Charli. Geraldine was predeceased ...

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