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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. Richard Hein, 78, Was The 'Iron Horse of Machinists' And Beloved By His Family

    Richard Hein, 78, Was The 'Iron Horse of Machinists' And Beloved By His Family

    Richard Hein, age 78, of Ardsley, died on March 10. He was born in Ukraine on September 13, 1942 to Emil and Eva Hein. Richard had a 60-year career as a machinist and worked right up to his passing for Diba Industries in Danbury, CT. He was nicknamed the "Iron Horse of Machinists."Richard is survived by his beloved children, Gregory, Jeffrey and Jessica Hein-Huften as well as ...

  2. We're Hiring At Daily Voice!

    We're Hiring At Daily Voice!

    In this age of consolidations and closings, Cantata Media’s network of local news websites, Daily Voice, is innovative and successful. The company started in 2018 and now has 115 local sites in five states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.We're looking for content producers: a breaking news all-star, someone with a passion for breaking news, and ...

  3. We're Hiring At Daily Voice!

    We're Hiring At Daily Voice!

    In this age of consolidations and closings, Cantata Media’s network of local news websites, Daily Voice, is innovative and successful. The company started in 2018 and now has 115 local sites in five states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.We're looking for content producers: A breaking news all-star, someone with a passion for breaking news, and ...

  4. Donald Hackert Was Pilot, Baseball Coach, Ump, Formerly Of Mount Kisco

    Donald Hackert Was Pilot, Baseball Coach, Ump, Formerly Of Mount Kisco

    Donald Rae Hackert died on Thursday, April 1. Formerly of Mount Kisco and Londonderry, NH, he was a resident of Sebastian, FL at the time of his death. He was a pilot for 30 years, flying for Mohawk Airlines, Allegheny Airlines, and US Airways. The son of Frederick Hackert and Dorothy Glasgow Hackert, Don was born in 1933 in the Bronx. After the death of his mother, his father married ...

  5. Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination

    Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination

    “...We are tired of being treated less than American…” So begins an open letter in the Wednesday, March 31, 2021 edition of The Wall Street Journal signed by over 1,000 American-Asian business leaders. Some of the names (or at least their companies) you'll probably recognize: Jerry Yang, Eric Yuan, and Steve Chen, for instance, the co-founder of Yahoo, CEO and founder of Zoom, ...

  6. Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination

    Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination

    “...We are tired of being treated less than American…” So begins an open letter in the Wednesday, March 31, 2021 edition of The Wall Street Journal signed by over 1,000 American-Asian business leaders. Some of the names (or at least their companies) you'll probably recognize: Jerry Yang, Eric Yuan, and Steve Chen, for instance, the co-founder of Yahoo, CEO and founder of Zoom, and ...

  7. Washington Irving High Graduate Mary Pat (Deely) McGuire, 80

    Washington Irving High Graduate Mary Pat (Deely) McGuire, 80

    Mary Patricia (Deely) McGuire, age 80, of Bridgewater, MA died on Friday, March 5 after a brief illness.Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Thomas H. and Rosalie T. Deely. Mary Pat was a graduate of Washington Irving High School in Tarrytown and the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale.Mary Pat was married to the predeceased J. Francis McGuire in 1962 and ...

  8. 4-CT Announces New Leadership As It Continues Its Outreach And Expands Its Mission

    4-CT Announces New Leadership As It Continues Its Outreach And Expands Its Mission

    When Don Kendall and Ted Yang founded 4-CT — the Connecticut Covid-19 Charity Connection — in March of 2020 just as an international pandemic was declared, they never expected the organization to continue past a short-term need. What they and 4-CT have seen in a year's time is that help is still needed even as COVID (hopefully) wanes. While the organization has strived to help ...

  9. Baseball Fan, Family Man: Anthony Fusco, 79, Was Loved By All

    Baseball Fan, Family Man: Anthony Fusco, 79, Was Loved By All

    Anthony “Tony” R. Fusco, 79, formerly of Park Ridge, died on Jan. 29, 2021.Tony was born in New York City to Anthony Sr. and Philomena (Zero) Fusco. He grew up in Brooklyn and was a joy to all he knew him — he was known for his exuberant smile and mischievous personality. Tony was a graduate of Saint Augustine High School in Brooklyn.He married the love of his life, Eileen Gordon, ...

  10. Demarest's Teresa McGahren, 93, Devoted Mother, Grandmother, Friend & Nurse Extraordinaire

    Demarest's Teresa McGahren, 93, Devoted Mother, Grandmother, Friend & Nurse Extraordinaire

    Teresa Ellen McGahren died on Jan. 30. She was 93 years old and remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and caregiver. Teresa was born to Grace and Patrick Holland on Sept. 17, 1927, on a farm in Rossnowlagh, Ireland on the banks of the Donegal Bay. At the tender age of 15, she left home to work and live with a family in Belfast, likely applying some of the ...

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