Sad News

Curtis Fields, retired Northport – East Northport elementary teacher, passed away on June 28. Curt was pre-deceased by his wife Diane earlier this year. He is survived by his daughters Valerie M. Field and Beverly (Barry) Fielding and three grandchildren. 

Curt joined the United States Air Force as a pilot during the Korean Conflict in 1954. After retiring from the Air Force as a Captain in 1973 he earned a Masters in Education from Hofstra University. While teaching in the Northport schools we was a pioneer in outdoor education, earning fame for his “pollution field trips.” 

Curt was a brother of the Fraternal Order of the Matinecock Lodge in Oyster Bay and was an active participant in the lodges annal Oyster Fest Beer Garden. After retiring from teaching Curt became a  Real Estate agent in Syosset and a docent at The Cradle of Aviation Museum, where he most often could be found instructing future pilots on the flight simulators.

Visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 p.m. at Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Head, NY 11545 ( Funeral Service 10 a.m. Friday, July 5 at the funeral home, followed by burial at Calverton National Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cradle of Aviation Museum (, Honor Flight Long Island ( or to Matinecock Lodge # 806 F.&A.M., 14 West Main St., Oyster Bay, NY 11771.

Sad News

Michael Roy Campbell Retired Northport High School business teacher passed away on June 27. During his Northport career was the work study coordinator and coach of the golf team. Michael served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne, during the Vietnam War.

Michael is survived by his wife Colleen, children Michael William, William Roy, Colleen Jill, Bonnie Michelle, Kathleen Mary and by his granddaughter Violet Aurora. Visiting Saturday and Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m at Nolan Funeral Home in Northport. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home, followed by interment, with U.S. Army Military Honors, at Calverton National Cemetery.

Congratulations, Teddy Emanuel

R-UTN member Teddy Emanuel was honored with the Northport – East Northport UFSD Friends of Education Award for her service to the school community at the United Teachers of Northport annual Retirement Party on June 14

Also honored at the party were the UTN Scholarhip winners, and the 2019 retirees.

Congratulations, Teddy Emanuel

Teddy Emanuel, retired Elementary/Middle school teacher and member of the R-UTN Executive Board, was awarded this year’s NYSUT Community Service Award for her work with CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services) at on Monday, June 3rd at the RC-23 Spring Lunch at the Three Village Inn. In attendance to honor Teddy were four tables of R-UTN members. Visit to Photo Gallery to see photos from the luncheon.

As a CAPS volunteer, Teddy presents workshops for Long Island students in all grades on issues of child safety, bullying and child abuse prevention. She has also developed curriculum and presented training sessions for teachers and parents on identifying and dealing with bullying.

Visit the CAPS website to learn more about CAPS, and the services they provide.