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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. Longtime Croton-on-Hudson Resident, Horse Lover Elisabeth Schröder Williams Dies

    Longtime Croton-on-Hudson Resident, Horse Lover Elisabeth Schröder Williams Dies

    Elisabeth Schröder Williams, a Croton-on-Hudson resident for 50 years, died on Tuesday, Jan. 26.Born in 1930 in Göteborg, Sweden, Elisabeth left home in her mid-20s to study languages in Germany and France. She met her future husband, James (Jim) Williams, in Heidelberg, Germany. They married in 1957 and spent their first years together in Jersey City, Rutherford and Montclair, NJ. ...

  2. Longtime Eastchester Resident Leonore Young, 94, Teacher, Yankees Fan, Dies of COVID-19

    Longtime Eastchester Resident Leonore Young, 94, Teacher, Yankees Fan, Dies of COVID-19

    Leonore Young of Eastchester, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 from COVID-19. She was 94.Leonore is survived by her sister Francis Goodman; her daughter and son-in-law Adrienne and Keith Bloomfield; her grandson and granddaughter Seth and Tara Bloomfield; her great-granddaughters Sydney and Charley Bloomfield; her son-in-law Michael Phelps and his wife Lenore Simon; her ...

  3. Pregnancy, COVID And Prematurity: Much Still Unknown

    Pregnancy, COVID And Prematurity: Much Still Unknown

    While there are medical conditions that can lead to premature birth, the reasons for it often remain a mystery. One out of 10 births in the United States involves a baby born before 37 weeks—and, according to the World Health Organization, prematurity and its complications are the leading cause of death in children under five.You’d think that the stress of quarantine and fear of ...

  4. Jan. 20, 2021 Is Date That Won't Happen Again For 1,000 Years: Here's Why

    Jan. 20, 2021 Is Date That Won't Happen Again For 1,000 Years: Here's Why

    If seven is your lucky number you're in for a treat on Jan. 21, 2021. Wednesday's date is a palindrome date. What does that mean? Backwards or forwards you get the same date numerically: 12021. This palindromic date won’t happen again for 1,000 years.Such dates are considered lucky in many parts of the world, although it does depend on how you write them — whether ...

  5. January 20, 2021 Is Palindrome Date That Won't Happen Again For 1,000 Years

    January 20, 2021 Is Palindrome Date That Won't Happen Again For 1,000 Years

    If seven is your lucky number you're in for a treat on January 21, 2021. Wednesday's date is a palindrome date. What does that mean? Backwards or forwards you get the same date numerically: 12021. This palindromic date won’t happen again for 1,000 years.Such dates are considered lucky in many parts of the world, although it does depend on how you write them — whether ...

  6. Antonia Recchia Allende, 61, Beloved Mother And Friend Brought Out The Best In Others

    Antonia Recchia Allende, 61, Beloved Mother And Friend Brought Out The Best In Others

    Antonia 'Toni' Recchia Allende of Vista, 61, died peacefully with family at her side on January 6, 2021 after a heroic two-and-a-half-year battle with glioblastoma multiforme, a highly aggressive brain cancer. She was a courageous fighter who far outlived her diagnosis. Formerly of New Canaan, CT, Toni was born September 28, 1959 in Settefrati, Italy. She immigrated to the ...

  7. Master Electrician Sol Gibbons, 94, Was A 48-Year Resident Of Mount Kisco

    Master Electrician Sol Gibbons, 94, Was A 48-Year Resident Of Mount Kisco

    Solomon (Sol) Gibbons died on Nov. 12, 2020 at the age of 94, in White Plains. He was born on April 3, 1926, in Grimsby, England and grew up in the East End of London. After surviving the London Blitz by sheltering in the Underground, Sol entered the RAF in 1946. In 1954, he immigrated to the United States, where he continued working as a master electrician. Sol lived for 48 years in ...

  8. Meifang Yang of Chappaqua, 97, Beloved Mother & Grandmother, Respected Economist

    Meifang Yang of Chappaqua, 97, Beloved Mother & Grandmother, Respected Economist

    Meifang Yang of Chappaqua died on Sunday, Dec. 13 at the age of 97. Born in Shanghai on January 19, 1923 to Zengyi Yang and Yuzhen Yang, she was the fourth of seven children. Meifang grew up in a well-educated family, learning English at a young age. She graduated from St. John’s University in Shanghai and went on to become a respected economist at the Bank of China for the large ...

  9. Meadowlands Racetrack Pioneer Joseph A. DeFrank Dies, 87

    Meadowlands Racetrack Pioneer Joseph A. DeFrank Dies, 87

    Joseph A. DeFrank Jr. (DeFrancesco) of Lake Pleasant, NY — who helped pioneer North Jersey's famed Meadowlands Racetrack — passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 12. He was 87 years old.Born in Holley, NY on Aug. 27, 1933 to Joseph Sr. and Florence DeFrank, he was a proud member of the U.S. Army and a 50-year member of the American Legion Post 529 Holley.
Beyond the racing world, Joe’s ...

  10. Top Of Mind Speaks with Preemie Father About His Memoir and Redefining Success

    Top Of Mind Speaks with Preemie Father About His Memoir and Redefining Success

    Ted Yang had his life all planned out—and it was a good plan. The son of Chinese immigrants, he graduated from MIT at 21 with a Master’s, worked successfully at the world’s largest hedge fund, married the love of his life, moved to the suburbs and started a family. Then, like most of us, Yang learned that life almost never goes exactly how you planned. He and his wife Christine soon ...

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