Fitch was at the end of his life on the faculty of Laguardia College after stints as an organizer, journalist, and independent scholar often living on the fringes of what had become by late century a rather charmless bohemianism.
Millie. Millie Hartman, math wizard, devoted wife and mother extraordinaire, passed away on September 14th in Glen Cove, NY, after a long illness. Born on March 29th, 1928, Millie Levenson grew up with her brother Manny in Brooklyn, NY, and was the link to the world for her beloved immigrant parents, Charles and Yetta.
Frank J. Macchiarola, who was widely regarded as one of the canniest and most effective New York City schools chancellors of the last half-century, died on Tuesday at his home in Downtown Brooklyn. He was 71.
Sitar maestro and Oscar winner Ravi Shankar, dubbed the “godfather of world music” by George Harrison, who helped popularize North Indian classical music in the West, died today at San Diego’s Scripps Hospital, where he was admitted last week after complaining of shortness of breath. He was 92.
Isaiah Sheffer, who three decades ago looked at a grimy, derelict movie theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and envisioned the palace of performing arts that became Symphony Space, a vibrant, eclectic institution known for its broadcasts of actors reading short stories, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 76.
Susan Jeffers, a psychologist who wrote 18 self-help books, the first of which, “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway,” became an international phenomenon, died on Oct. 27 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 74.
Elliott Carter, the American composer whose kaleidoscopic, rigorously organized works established him as one of the most important and enduring voices in contemporary music, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 103 and had continued to compose into his 11th decade, completing his last piece in August.
Ulrich Franzen, a German-born architect whose fortresslike buildings seemed to buttress the interior landscape of New York City during the shaky 1970s, and who gave it some buoyance, too, with skywalks, died on Oct. 6 in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 91. His death was confirmed by his wife, Josephine.
George Friedman, a former advertising executive who helped develop and market perfumes named for fashion designers like Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso and Gloria Vanderbilt in the 1970s and ’80s, died on Sunday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 77.
Jay Levy, who worked with his father, then his son, to publish an economics-forecasting newsletter, now in its seventh decade, that predicted the collapse in housing and latest recession, has died. He was 90.