Recent Passings:

Joyce Geller Bradford passed away on April 27, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. Following M&A, Joyce went on to graduate from Brooklyn College in 1948. She was an accomplished voice and choral teacher in New York City for over 25 years, an active member of the UFT, a conductor and an opera singer with a three-octave range. Early in her career, she performed in the Midwest and in New York City and sang with Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia on the radio during the NYC newspaper strike. Joyce took a break to raise her children and resumed performing when she sang with the Key Chorale at Sarasota’s Van Wezel Hall. The other activity that she excelled at and enjoyed immensely was playing tennis at Palm Aire, which she did throughout her retirement.




We are sad to report that Len Dreier Feiman, M&A ’48, passed away on November 3, 2017.

Elaine (Mark) Robin of Bloomfield, CT, passed away at the age of 92 on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Read more about Elaine’s life:

We are sad to report the passing of Gloria Abbott Lee, M&A ’42, who died on February 9, 2018. Ms. Lee was a classically trained pianist, who graduated from Juilliard following her years at Music & Art. She devoted her life to sharing her love of music with young people, and taught for many years. She would bring her junior high school choral classes to hospitals and nursing homes during the holiday season. She served in leadership roles at St. Philip’s Church, was a founding member of the tenant’s association at Lenox Terrace Development, and was an advocate for seniors to live independently.

We are sad to report the passing of Arthur Einhorn, M&A ’53. His daughter emailed us that he passed away in December of 2017.

We are sad to report the passing of Edwin Jacobowitz, M&A ’53.



We are sad to report the passing of Louise Almy (M&A ‘49). Her husband wrote that she died suddenly in her sleep on February 21, 2018, and that she had been proud of her time at M&A and talked often about it.

Steven Bochco, M&A ’61, influential television producer who pushed boundaries with series like Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and NYPD Blue, passed away on Sunday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74. He was a ten time Primetime Emmy Award winner, who also was behind the Neil Patrick Harris ABC comedy-drama Doogie Howser, M.D. and the TNT drama Murder in the First.  Read more from the New York Times obituary.


Eli Leon (M&A ’53) passed away March 6, 2018. Eli Leon, a Bronx-born, Oakland psychotherapist who quit to devote his life to becoming a foremost scholar and collector of African American quilts, died at 82.
“Eli Leon turned the full force of his exceptional intelligence and visual acumen onto the field of African American quilts,” said Lawrence Rinder, director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. “His exhibitions and publications, as well as his phenomenal collection, leave a profound legacy.” Read more about Eli.



We are sad to report that Arnold Burk, M&A ’49, passed away on December 10, 2017 at his home in Chapel Hill, NC.