Ellen Frances Cheek (SHS 1967)

The SAA regrets to inform that Ellen F. Cheek, born February 2, 1949, passed away on January 28, 2019, at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital in California, attended by family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Chris Cheek, her son Jubal Ace Kohn, stepdaughter Merriweather Cheek, and sister Lori Feeley, and their families.

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Kristopher Hambas (SHS 2004)

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Kristopher Hambas (SHS 2004) on November 21, 2018. 

Eric Rothschild (SHS 1954)

It is with great sorrow to announce that Eric Rothschild has passed away. A member of the Scarsdale High School class of 1954, Eric was regarded highly for his work as a longtime history teacher at the high school, arriving there to teach in 1964. Eric served as chair of the High School Social Social Studies Department from 1973 to 1998.

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Ruth Harriet Smiley (SHS 1948)

It is with great sorrow to announce that Ruth Harriet Smiley (SHS 1948) passed away on September 15th, 2018, after a brief illness.

Andrew K. Scharps, Jr (SHS 1954)

It is with great sadness to announce that Andrew K. Scharps, Jr. (SHS '54) passed away on or about September 8, 2018 in Reno, NV.

Dora De Lazzero Fox (SHS 1942)

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Dora De Lazzero Fox (SHS 1942) on January 4, 2018.

Peter Irish (SHS 1949)

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Peter Irish (SHS 1949). Peter passed away on January 11, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

Albert W. Beck (SHS 1949)

0520BECK_20180520.jpgAlbert William Beck (SHS 1949) was born April 4, 1931, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Scarsdale, New York.  Despite his East coast upbringing, Al found a greater connection to the land and people of the Midwest, where he lived, created art, and taught legions of students for most of his adult life. He passed away in Quincy, Illinois at the age of 87 on May 16, 2018.

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Peter Model (SHS 1950)

Peter Model died on June 9, 2017 after a brief period of declining health. He studied economics at Cornell and Stanford and then served in the US army as a first lieutenant. He worked in his father’s investment banking business but left after a few years to follow his interest in science. After obtaining a PhD in biochemistry from Columbia, he went across town to The Rockefeller University, in time becoming a full professor. His wife, Marjorie, children, Paul and Sascha, his brother, Allen, his grandchildren, Anna, Corey, Leo and Nica, and many other relatives, friends and colleagues miss him.

Jane Ellen Bayer Murray (SHS 1965)


Jane Ellen Bayer Murray, born February 26,1947 in NYC to Byron and Marjorie [Rose] Bayer, passed away on December 12, 2017. Jane is survived by her husband, Christopher; her three children: Erinn (& Corey) Leon, Alyssa (& Andrew) McDonald and Brenton Murray; grandchildren: Cameron and Hayden Leon, and Madilyn, Paige and Kyle McDonald; brother, Robert Bayer of Maine and sister, Ginny Bayer of Gilbert; and nieces and nephews and her service dogs, Indio and Spice.