R-UTN member Chris Pendergast is the founder and president of ALS Ride for Life. Over the years he has worked tirelessly to fund research and patient care for people stricken with this devastating condition. Last year another of our members, Glenn Baldwin, was an honoree, and this year Christopher Lynch, a graduate of Northport High School, will be among the individuals honored.
Tickets for the event are $75 per person until February 21st., and $85 after that date. To purchase tickets, make a donation or for additional information, visit the organization’s website, alsrideforlife.org or call Marilyn Sloan, Director, at 631-444-1292.
Out of concern for the extra strain on community support resources caused by the current Federal shutdown, the Executive Board voted to make the following $1,000 donations: in memory of Bill Hall (volunteer) to the Family Services Leagues HIHI program providing shelter and other services to the home less; Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry and the Homeless Vets organization. In addition a donation to support UTN President Stacey Weisberg’s participation in the Purple Project run raising funds for pancreatic cancer – she is running in memory of our late colleague, Linda Goodman.
Gary Nagel, long time Northport High School teacher, passed away on January 18 surrounded by his family. Gary taught both math and business courses, coordinated the work-study program and was the yearbook advisor for many years. In retirement Gary spent his time golfing and visiting family in Michigan and Las Vegas. He is survived by his sons Jeffery and Allan, and five grandsons.
A funeral mass will be said on Wednesday, January 23 at Saints Philip and James Roman Catholic Church in St. James. Internment will follow on Saturday, January 26 in Troy, Michigan.
The family suggests donations in Gary’s memory to EPIC Long Island, 1500 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554 – www.epicli.org.
On November 6 we posted the sad news that Alice Tenenbaum, former East Northport Middle School art teacher, had passed away. One of her former friends and colleagues, Mryna Rabinowitz, asked if we would publish more information about Alice’s remarkable life. Please read her story on our Member Memorials page.
Just a reminder to everyone that the United States Postal Service has announced that the cost of a first class stamp will increase from 50¢ to 55¢ on January 27. Buy your Forever Stamps now to avoid the increase in cost.