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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. BYU Radio's Top Of Mind Speaks with Ted Yang About His Memoir and Redefining Success

    BYU Radio's Top Of Mind Speaks with Ted Yang 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 ...

  6. For John Legend, Prince Harry, And Every Other Father Who Has Lost A Child

    For John Legend, Prince Harry, And Every Other Father Who Has Lost A Child

    Is this the year that fathers are finally allowed to be vulnerable? When faced with something as horrific as losing a child, the father is often cast as the strong and silent one, there to support his partner through her grief. Of course it's not that fathers don't have similar emotions, but that they aren't allowed to show them. And why is that? Perhaps, one reason, is that when dads ...

  7. Westchester County Office For The Aging Hall-Of-Famer Marie C. Williams, 92

    Westchester County Office For The Aging Hall-Of-Famer Marie C. Williams, 92

    Longtime Lake Oscaleta resident Marie Williams was a tireless asset to the South Salem community. For many years she was the treasurer of the Lake Oscaleta Association and for over 40 years she was an active member of her beloved Lewisboro Seniors. She served as Vice President and Treasurer and helped plan trips, parties and events. Marie and her husband Bob volunteered every year for ...

  8. Constance MacDougall Who Called Saddle Brook Home For 64 Years Dies, 76

    Constance MacDougall Who Called Saddle Brook Home For 64 Years Dies, 76

    Constance B. “Chickie” MacDougall, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Myrtle Beach, SC. Connie was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Salvatore and Sally VonFrolio. She moved to Saddle Brook where she lived for 64 years until her final move to Myrtle Beach. She was a loving mother, sister, cousin and friend to all. Connie lived life to the fullest: hosting parties, dancing, ...

  9. Dr. Donald Faust Buckley, Lover Of  Animals, Owned South Salem Animal Hospital For 22 Years

    Dr. Donald Faust Buckley, Lover Of Animals, Owned South Salem Animal Hospital For 22 Years

    Dr. Donald Faust “Don” Buckley, 93, of Winchester, VA and beloved father and “abuelo,” passed away at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 24 surrounded by his six children. Dr. Buckley was born at home in Far Rockaway on Nov. 23, 1927. He was a longtime resident of North Salem and a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Croton Falls.Dr. Buckley entered the Cornell School of Veterinary ...

  10. Listen to A Father’s Story Of Life, Love And Loss On Public Radio

    Listen to A Father’s Story Of Life, Love And Loss On Public Radio

    Prematurity occurs in just about 1 out of 10 births in the United States. And while science has let parents test for more and more genetic abnormalities and conditions, there’s still no test to predict if a child will be born prematurely. Prematurity and the potential complications it can cause was but one of the topics discussed on Public Radio’s The Morning Show out of Kenosha, ...

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