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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. Can Sports Save the World? STEER for Student Athletes Says Yes

    Can Sports Save the World? STEER for Student Athletes Says Yes

    For the past 10 years, Port Chester-based STEER for Student Athletes has used sports engagement to achieve its stated mission of “Saving the World One Student Athlete at a Time.”STEER was inspired by the prominent Sports Illustrated writer Alex Wolff and uses imbedded advisors and tailored services to support promising student athletes by helping them graduate high school on time and ...

  2. Listen, Learn, Volunteer — A Night To Take Action Will Be Held In Ridgefield

    Listen, Learn, Volunteer — A Night To Take Action Will Be Held In Ridgefield

    First it was New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Then Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. And, finally, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. These three US Supreme Court decisions, among others, handed down this past June cheered many while galvanizing many others into angry action. Count Glori Norwitt and Jessica Mancini among the latter.The two ...

  3. White Plains Native Walter Douglas Kley, 85, Loved Travel And His Wife's Thai Cooking

    White Plains Native Walter Douglas Kley, 85, Loved Travel And His Wife's Thai Cooking

    Walter Douglas Kley, 85, died June 12, 2022 in Palm Coast, FL, where he had recently moved.He was born in White Plains on October 19, 1936 to Arthur Kley and Arlene Prudy Kley. He was raised in White Plains and attended White Plains High School. After high school, Walter spent three years in the Navy and then attended Miami University in Oxford, OH, where he received his undergraduate ...

  4. Harrison's John J. Plunkett, 91, Was The Last American Chief Engineer At The Panama Canal

    Harrison's John J. Plunkett, 91, Was The Last American Chief Engineer At The Panama Canal

    John J. (Jack) Plunkett, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and Project Engineer, died on his 91st birthday, July 16, 2022 at his home in Niceville, FL. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The son of Frank and Ellen Hackman Plunkett, Jack was born on July 16, 1931 in Harrison, In his youth, he had a magazine delivery route, a newspaper route, raised pigeons, caddied often, ...

  5. The Villas' Paulette L. Tighe, 85, Was Devoted To Family & Cared For Many A Stray Cat And Dog

    The Villas' Paulette L. Tighe, 85, Was Devoted To Family & Cared For Many A Stray Cat And Dog

    Paulette L. Tighe, 85 of the Villas, NJ, passed away Friday July 15, 2022 at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Ct. House.She was born in New Rochelle, NY and lived in Poughkeepsie, NY before moving to the Villas 12 years ago.Paulette loved to visit wineries and enjoyed sampling wines. She had a huge heart for all animals, taking in many stray cats and dogs. She is predeceased by ...

  6. Lucille Howe, 91, Personified A Pioneering, Adventurous Spirit

    Lucille Howe, 91, Personified A Pioneering, Adventurous Spirit

    Lucille Howe (McElhaney) was born in Helena, MT in 1928 to James Lewis McElhaney and Dorothy Beatrice Stapleton. She was a third-generation descendant of the original pioneers of the Helena Valley (on her father’s side) and Walla Walla, WA (on her mother’s side). And true to her roots, Lucille lived her 91½ years with a pioneering, adventurous spirit.Lucille became an angel in heaven on ...

  7. Englewood's Bernard Michael Pisani, 79, Found Success On Wall St. And Joy In Family & Friends

    Englewood's Bernard Michael Pisani, 79, Found Success On Wall St. And Joy In Family & Friends

    Bernard Michael Pisani died Sunday evening, March 20, 2022. He would have turned 80 this October. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Shelden Ogilvy Pisani; three of his four children, Michael, David and Laura (his youngest child, Alice, having sadly predeceased him); seven grandchildren; his three brothers, Anthony, John, and Christopher; and a host of cousins, nieces, and ...

  8. Stamford's Olga Kapakos, 72, Loved Her Family & Customers At Jimmy's Pizza in Mamaroneck

    Stamford's Olga Kapakos, 72, Loved Her Family & Customers At Jimmy's Pizza in Mamaroneck

    Olga Kapakos, 72 and of Stamford, CT, peacefully passed away in her home, on Saturday, February 26, 2022.Olga was born in Stamford on August 19, 1949, to the late Angelo and Tessie Karas. She lived her whole life in Stamford, where she grew up with her brother Deno, graduated from Stamford High School, married her husband Dimitrios (Jimmy) Kapakos, and raised her two sons, George ...

  9. Westchester's Arlene M. Mavilia, 75, Was A Nurse In The Area For Over 50 Years

    Westchester's Arlene M. Mavilia, 75, Was A Nurse In The Area For Over 50 Years

    Arlene M. Mavilia, 75, of Baldwin Place, NY and a former resident of South Salem, passed away on May 9 after a brief fight with cancer. Arlene was born November 11, 1946 in Brooklyn to the late Alfhild and Edward Anderson. She grew up in Lake Telemark, NJ and Stamford, CT before settling in South Salem’s Lake Waccabuc community.A 1967 graduate of the Greenwich Hospital Nursing ...

  10. Harrison Native Lisa Kolberg, 73, Was Known For Her Infectious Smile and Quiet Kindness

    Harrison Native Lisa Kolberg, 73, Was Known For Her Infectious Smile and Quiet Kindness

    Lisa Kolberg, age 73, passed away on March 28, 2022 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL due to complications from diabetes and heart disease. A private viewing was held for the family in Florida.Lisa was born and raised in Harrison, attending the Harrison public school system and graduating from Harrison High School in 1966. She was an active participant in the Harrison Players — a group founded in ...

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