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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. 

Vira Mamchur Schwartz's Contributions

  1. Gender Equity Means Opportunity, Says Westchester Author & Retired Teacher

    Gender Equity Means Opportunity, Says Westchester Author & Retired Teacher

    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. '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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Purple Heart Recipient Frank C. Dotolo, 72, Was A Longtime Resident Of Irvington

    Purple Heart Recipient Frank C. Dotolo, 72, Was A Longtime Resident Of Irvington

    Longtime Westchester resident Frank C. Dotolo died in Sebastian, FL on May 6. He was a resident of Vero Beach, FL at the time of his death. Frank was born on July 26, 1948 to Frank and Marie Dotolo in Irvington. Frank attended Immaculate Conception School in Irvington and was a 1966 graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School. He attended Westchester Community College and ...

  7. Westchester's Newest Artist  'smudegeout' Brings Chill Sound To Music Scene

    Westchester's Newest Artist 'smudegeout' Brings Chill Sound To Music Scene

    Music was one of the most — if not the most— important and loved parts of high school for Deanna Fielding, who goes by “smudgeout” in the music world and is a 2020 graduate of Valhalla High School. The switch to online learning may have put an end to her participation in chorus, band, jazz band, vocal ensemble and jazz combo, but it gave her time to work on her own music. The rising ...

  8. Westport’s Lila Wells Follows In Her Mother’s Footsteps In Supporting Tanzanians

    Westport’s Lila Wells Follows In Her Mother’s Footsteps In Supporting Tanzanians

    This past spring, Lila Wells didn’t spend her time in quarantine watching Netflix like the rest of us. The 19-year-old Westport native, a 2019 Greens Farm Academy graduate who is preparing to start her sophomore year at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, this fall, initiated the Unite Youth Ambassador Program, mentoring fellow teens and young adults in Tanzania, all while ...

  9. Bob Bogen Of Mount Kisco Was Local Organizer Of Civil Rights Rallies From 1960s To Recent Years

    Bob Bogen Of Mount Kisco Was Local Organizer Of Civil Rights Rallies From 1960s To Recent Years

    Bob K. Bogen, a longtime resident of Mount Kisco, died from pancreatic cancer on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. He was 89.Born into a prominent Jewish family in Cincinnati, OH and raised in Arcadia, CA, he converted to Quakerism at age 21 and was a member of the Chappaqua Friends Meeting in Chappaqua, serving in many roles including clerk of the Meeting.  As the son of a noted civil ...

  10. Ruth Kobren, 99, Former Director of White Plains Hospital Gift Shop

    Ruth Kobren, 99, Former Director of White Plains Hospital Gift Shop

    Ruth Kobren, of Bridgeport, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 22 in her home. She was 99. Ruth, daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Spevack, was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Dr. Abraham Kobren and son Robert. Mrs. Kobren is survived by her children, Susan Morrison and her husband, Dr. Murray Morrison; Dr. Leonard Kobren and his wife ...

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