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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. 'Getting Through The Minute, The Hour, The Day': Parenting Premature Infants

    'Getting Through The Minute, The Hour, The Day': Parenting Premature Infants

    Christine Maltese Yang was a tad apprehensive when she heard her husband Ted Yang was writing a book about the premature birth of their triplets and the loss and difficulties that followed. She worried about what would be revealed in Table For Five; A Father’s Story of Life, A Father’s Story of Life, Love and Loss.“After I read it, I felt better about it,” Maltese Yang admitted. ...

  2. Rye Native Dr. Louis Barton Was A True Scholar

    Rye Native Dr. Louis Barton Was A True Scholar

    Longtime Westchester resident Dr. Louis Wyatt Gunn Barton died in late August at Little Farm, his home of 40 years in Ocie, MO. Dr. Barton, age 72, was a lifelong student with prodigious academic successes. He was top student and class president at George School, and he graduated magna cum laude from Yale. He studied for masters degrees at Harvard and MIT and earned a doctoral ...

  3. Luke John Oberle, 72, Who Grew Up In Westchester, Had Passion For Theater

    Luke John Oberle, 72, Who Grew Up In Westchester, Had Passion For Theater

    Luke John Oberle, 72, died on Nov. Thursday, 11 in Goldsboro, NC. Luke was born on August 14, 1949 in Edgewater, NJ, and raised in Franklin Square, Long Island and Croton-on-Hudson, NY. At Hendrick Hudson High School, Luke performed in several musicals and plays including “Oklahoma” and “Anastasia” and was cast as Buffalo Bill in “Annie Get Your Gun.” His passion for theater continued ...

  4. March of Dimes Rates Our Region Inadequately Prepared for Maternal and Infant Health

    March of Dimes Rates Our Region Inadequately Prepared for Maternal and Infant Health

    November is Prematurity Awareness Month and the March of Dimes has released its 2021 Report Card measuring preterm birth, infant mortality and social drivers of health and prenatal care.March of Dimes CEO, Stacey D. Stewart will be holding a live webinar, "Healthy Moms, Strong Babies," on Thursday, November 18 at 2 p.m. to discuss the report cards and the state of maternal and ...

  5. March of Dimes Rates Our Region Inadequately Prepared For Maternal, Infant Health

    March of Dimes Rates Our Region Inadequately Prepared For Maternal, Infant Health

    November is Prematurity Awareness Month and the March of Dimes has released its 2021 Report Card measuring preterm birth, infant mortality and social drivers of health and prenatal care.March of Dimes CEO, Stacey D. Stewart will be holding a live webinar, "Healthy Moms, Strong Babies," on Thursday, November 18 at 2 p.m. to discuss the report cards and the state of maternal and ...

  6. Ridgefield's Paula W. Petersen, 72, Was Member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville

    Ridgefield's Paula W. Petersen, 72, Was Member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville

    Paula W. Petersen, 72, of Ridgefield, died on Sunday, Oct. 31. She was the wife of the late John S. Petersen, Jr. Paula was born in Schenectady, NY on July 9, 1949 — a daughter of the late Henry and Ruth (Whitney) Weltzien. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers and Pace University in Pleasantville. A resident of Ridgefield since 2003, Paula previously resided in ...

  7. Pediatrician Dr. Michael Apkon On Premature Birth: 4 Months Early Is Now Survivable

    Pediatrician Dr. Michael Apkon On Premature Birth: 4 Months Early Is Now Survivable

    Until the 1980s, it was generally accepted in the medical community that premature babies born at 28 weeks or earlier would face an almost impossible struggle to survive. In the 40 years since, pediatrician and ICU specialist Dr. Michael Apkon has seen that number go down to 24 weeks and even earlier.“That’s an appreciable impact,” stressed the former CEO of Tufts Medical Center in ...

  8. Rosemary Molinaro, 100, Was Devoted To Family, Volunteering

    Rosemary Molinaro, 100, Was Devoted To Family, Volunteering

    Rosemary Rita Zito Molinaro died at Long Island home in Kings Point on Aug. 25 after 100 years of gracing this Earth with her loving heart, beauty, winning smile and smart, inquisitive mind. Her strong-willed optimism of “I can, I will, I must” was matched by her unconditional love of her family.She reveled in motherhood and loved children. Rosemary gave selflessly as a devoted wife to ...

  9. Harrison's Lucia Sampietro Girande, 57, Had Just Started Career In Public Health

    Harrison's Lucia Sampietro Girande, 57, Had Just Started Career In Public Health

    Lucia Sampietro Girande died on Monday, Sept. 13.The only child of Elena and Pierluigi Sampietro, Lucia was born on Oct. 18, 1963, and grew up in Harrison. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and then spread her wings and flew to California. There she spent many years living in the beautiful hills of Santa Cruz studying traditional Chinese medicine and ...

  10. Northern Westchester's William Kuebler, Photojournalist, Committed Environmentalist, Dies At 67

    Northern Westchester's William Kuebler, Photojournalist, Committed Environmentalist, Dies At 67

    William H. "Bill" Kuebler, age 67, of Katonah and formerly of Chappaqua, died Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Northern Westchester Hospital surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Queens, to the late Harold Kuebler and Dorothea (Vermilyea) Kuebler. He spent his formative years and early married life in Chappaqua, graduating from Horace Greeley High School and Pace University. Bill was a career ...

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