By: Barbara Mohalley
Long-time member and past president of LIRIC, Marion Shiffer is beginning to feel better. Hope that means that we will see her more often at classes.
Member Bradley Hochberg’s father has passed away; our sympathy goes to Brad and family on their loss.
Sadly, Rosanne Gibbons, a new member, has passed away. She had attended LIRIC for only one day. Our thoughts are with her family.
Inge Otto, of the famous “microphone dash,” has been out of commission recently due to carpal tunnel surgery. Nobody but nobody hastens as quickly as Inge to get the “mike” to classmates responding to a speaker’s words. We hope to see her doing her “dash” during the January intersession.
Traveler Joe Lechowicz teamed up with his sister, Elaine, on a pilgrimage this fall. They spent a week in the Holy Land, followed by another week in Spain, Portugal and France. They visited cathedrals in Burgos, Salamanca, and Avila, as well as visiting Fatima and Lourdes. Joe agreed that it was a demanding trip but very well worth the effort.
Congratulations to long-time member Paul Warner, who has been named National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans. Paul and wife, Norma, have been active in several community organizations as well. Besides being a LIRIC member who worked for many years preparing our newsletter for printing by Iona, Norma served as president of the “Friends of the Eastchester Library” for some years. Congratulations are well-deserved.
After laying out this issue of the LIRIC Newsletter, Greg Koster and his wife, Diana, will be heading to a cruise in Costa Rica and a snowbird rental in Fairhope, Ala., to escape the northeast winter.
As we were enjoying our Holiday Luncheon on December 13, Ernie Odierna’s name was literally “lit up in lights” on the scoreboard in front of the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The message, which recognized Ernie’s many years of service as City Council member in the town of Mamaroneck, read:
December 13, 2017
Ernest Odierna Day
Editor’s Note: Our “Member News” columnist hopes you will send her news about yourself and your LIRIC friends, which she in turn can share with all our members in her column. Please contact Barbara Mohalley at (914) 576-2311 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your news.