NYSUT is saddened to announce the passing of retiree Bruce Bevan of the Poughkeepsie Public School Teachers’ Association Jan. 7 in Pinehurst, N.C. He was 80. Bruce was a strong union supporter who taught various grade-levels – from elementary to high school – over his 30-year career. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his [...]
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NYSUT is saddened to announce the passing of Syracuse Teachers Association member Jessica A. Pereira Jan. 12. She was 28. Jessica moved from Chile to the United States when she was a child. She grew up in Central New York and taught English as a second language at Dr. Weeks Elementary School in Syracuse. Jessica [...]
NYSUT is saddened to announce the passing of David G. Bournazian Jan. 8. David was a beloved, retired music director at Mohonasen Central School District. He is survived by his two sons, George, of Cary, N.C., and Jacob, of Washington, D.C., and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy and daughter Nadine. Contributions [...]
NYSUT is saddened to announce the passing of Mark Anthony Famiglietti on Oct. 11. Mark was a retired high school English teacher in Rhinebeck, New York. He was a staunch union advocate; and served as president of the Rhinebeck Teachers Association for 28 years. Contributions in Mark’s memory can be made to the Boys & [...]
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was killed Aug. 5 in Afghanistan. Greene, the highest ranking U.S. officer in Afghanistan, grew up in Guilderland and was the son of long-time NYSUT retiree leader and activist Harold Greene Sr. Many NYSUT insiders and former retiree leaders will recall that Harold Greene Sr. was the long-time president of [...]
We are saddened to announce the recent passing of Maria Sahyoun, a Spanish language teacher at Jamesville-Dewitt High School and a member of the Jamesville-Dewitt Faculty Association. For more, read her article on Syracuse.com, or click here for her obituary.
We are saddened to announce the recent passing of two NYSUT members: Kathy Lattimore, a SUNY Cortland English Department faculty member (United University Professions), was killed in a car accident New Years Eve. Kathy was a dedicated advocate who fought for her union. She was 67. [Read more] Jason DeJoy, a popular coach and middle [...]