Anne H. Tonachel, Retired Faculty
Anne Hale (Codding) Tonachel, retired faculty, died suddenly at her home on January 5th, 2018. She was 86. Anne was a dedicated educator and taught high school social studies for 25 years in the New York City public school system, the majority at the High School of Music and Art and the High School of Performing Arts.
Robert Pincus-Witten, M&A '53
Robert Pincus-Witten, M&A ’53, passed away on January 28, 2018. He was an art critic and art historian who wrote for Artforum Magazine for nearly 50 years. Born Robert Pincus, he adapted his mother’s maiden name and became Robert Pincus-Witten. Following his graduation from M&A he went on to Cooper Union and University of Chicago. He was a professor for the City University of New York for decades, and curated shows and advised art collectors. He is survived by his husband, Mr. Leon Hecht. Read the NY Times obituary.
Paul Lustig Dunkel, M&A '60
Paul Lustig Dunkel (M&A ’60) passed away on January 14, 2018. Paul was most recently the Principal Flutist with the New York City Ballet and a member of “Music From Copland House,” an ensemble he co-founded with the pianist Michael Boriskin, dedicated to the performance of American Chamber Music. More about Paul here:and on his website.
Shirley “Nikki” Langer, M&A '39
We are saddened to report that Nikki Langer (nee Shirley Poltorack) of M&A ’39, died peacefully on Dec. 21, 2018, at her home in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard. She was 95. Read her obituary here.
Eli Zucker, M&A '58
We are sad to report the passing of Eli Zucker, M&A ’58.
Clifford Irving, M&A '47
Clifford Irving (M&A ’47S) passed away December 19, 2017 at the age of 87. Clifford was a successful author. For more about Clifford Irving, please read more.
Wilma Winikoff Goldberg, M&A '53
We are sad to report that Ms. Wilma Winikoff Goldberg passed away this past November.
Daniel Elliot, M&A '58
We are saddened to report that Daniel Elliot, M&A ’58, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Dorothy Sovinsky Kaufman, M&A '40
Gemze de Lappe, M&A '39
Gemze de Lappe, a dancer who performed on Broadway and, as a disciple of the choreographer Agnes de Mille, became an expert at restaging her choreography in musicals like “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel” around the United States, died on Nov. 11 at a rehabilitation facility near her home in Manhattan. She was 95. Please read more of her NYTimes obituary here.