A New Membership Year Starts September 1

As we approach the beginning of a new school year, it is also time for renewal of Retired – United Teachers of Northport memberships. Membership records need to be updated, yearly dues paid and eligibility maintained for the many benefits offered by NYSUT. You will be receiving a paper copy of the membership form in the mail, or you can download it from the website. The membership form also give you an opportunity donate to the R-UTN Scholarship fund and RSVP for the Annual Picnic, which is free to all paid up members.

Please return your completed form to address listed, by September 1, and plan to get together with your friends and former colleagues at the Annual Picnic on September 22.

Sad News

Richard (Dick) Willets, retired PE teachers and coach, passed away on August 5 at the age of 88. Dick taught at Northport High School and coached both basketball and tennis. In retirement he became a Certified Tennis Pro and worked for many years as a tennis instructor. Dick is survived by his wife Janice, son Robert, daughters Patty and Peggy, three grandchildren and his sister Suzanne.

Visitation at Nolan’s Funeral Home on Thursday, August 10, 2:00-5:00 & 7:00 -9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass the next morning at 11:00 a.m. at Philip Neri Church in Northport, followed by burial at the Parish Cemetery.

Being Good Neighbors

During these days of high inflation many families in our community are in need of a helping hand. On behalf of our membership, the R-UTN donated $500 to each of the food pantries sponsored by the Ecumenical Lay Council of Northport – East Northport and the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Anthony’s Parish Outreach in East Northport.

If anyone would like to make an individual donation to these food panties the contact information is as follows:

The Ecumenical Lay Council is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Northport, 330 Main St., Northport. Phone 631-261-6434. Email: office@fpcnorthport.org.

The food pantry at St. Anthony’s Parish Outreach, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is located at 20 Cheshire Place, East Northport. They can be reached through Outreach at 631-261-1695.

Sad News

David Christopher, retired Northport High School Chemistry Teacher, passed away on Saturday, June 25. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday July 16, 11:00 a.m., at the Three Village Church, 322 Main Street, East Setauket.

R-UTN members with memories of David they wish to share can email retiredutn@gmail.com. Please keep your commemorative brief and include your name and former school.