Recent Passings:

Irwin A.Kahn June 11,1931-April 17, 2018
Irwin Kahn graduated High School of Music & Art in 1950. He graduated as a student in the Art Department where his talent and love of the fine arts flourished. His career led him to the world of contract Interior Design. His success in this field was all about wooing his clients with his quick drawings and sketches, not to mention his winning personality. However, Irwin was always an artist. Whenever he could he was creating: pen and ink drawings, painting murals, designing jewelry. He started painting on canvas again in his late 70’s. He had a special place in his heart for HSMS. He always attended his reunions with his special friends and spoke so fondly of them. There is an Alumni & Friends Irwin Kahn Memorial Scholarship Fund being established.

We are sad to report the passing of Muriel Nathan Puder, M&A ’58, who died on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

We are very sad to report the tragic death of Aaron Padwee, LaGuardia ’91, who was killed while riding his bicycle in Queens on May 29, 2018. Aaron grew up in Park Slope Brooklyn and worked as a carpenter and set designer with Local 52 Motion Studio Picture Mechanics. He enjoyed getting out in nature when he wan’t working, and was known to have climbed volcanoes in Chile, up mountains of northern Greece and hiking through the Adirondacks.


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.