Archive for 2015

Bernice Tannenbaum, Who Fought U.N. Resolution on Zionism, Dies at 101

April 10, 2015 | Alumni

Bernice S. Tannenbaum, a former president of Hadassah who played a leading role in the fight against a United Nations resolution in the 1980s equating Zionism with racism, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 101.

Victor Gotbaum, 93, Dies; Labor Leader Helped Rescue New York City

April 6, 2015 | Alumni

Victor H. Gotbaum, a shrewd and combative Brooklyn native who headed the nation’s largest municipal employees’ union for two decades and played a pivotal role in saving New York City from bankruptcy in 1975, died on Sunday evening. He was 93.

MaryAnn DiBari: Remarkable woman lent aid and comfort to many

April 4, 2015 | Alumni

DiBari died on March 21 after a long and valiant battle with breast cancer. More than 600 mourners attended her standing-room-only funeral at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Ridgefield, Conn.

Miriam Bienstock, Co-Founder of Atlantic Records, Dies at 92

March 31, 2015 | Alumni

Miriam Bienstock, a co-founder of Atlantic Records who ran the business side of the company in its formative years, helping to lay the groundwork for what became a colossus of the recording industry, died on March 21 at her home in Manhattan. She was 92.

Tonya Gonnella Frichner, Advocate for Indigenous Peoples, Dies at 67

March 2, 2015 | Alumni

By SAM ROBERTS February 26, 2015 Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a lawyer and professor from upstate New York who became a global voice for Native Americans in forging common ground with the world’s indigenous peoples, died on Feb. 14 at her home in Union City, N.J. She was 67. Her husband, Herbert Frichner, said the cause was […]

Peggy Charren, Children’s TV Crusader, Dies at 86

January 28, 2015 | Alumni

By BRUCE WEBER January 23, 2015 Peggy Charren, whose advocacy of higher-minded television programming for children took the issue to government agencies and the halls of Congress and led to landmark legislation, died on Thursday at her home in Dedham, Mass. She was 86. The precise cause was uncertain, but she had had vascular dementia […]

Allie Sherman Dies at 91; Led Giants to Title Games

January 6, 2015 | Alumni

By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN January 6, 2015 Allie Sherman, who possessed a dubious football pedigree as a left-handed quarterback at Brooklyn College but went on to take the New York Giants to National Football League title games in his first three seasons as their coach, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. His death was […]