I was lucky to have Mr. Schor for English Literature at Lincoln High. I will never forget his encouragement for all students to attend college. He had a delightful sense of humor. May he rest in peace.
Dear Hilary, Renee and Barbara,
Your Dad was inspirational to many generations of readers and will not be forgotten. I still remember learning to love the dense and important literature of our time at his beckoning. I'm still an avid reader and count myself truly blessed by his drive for truth and passion for compassionate and thoughtful expression.
To the family: Is somebody saying kaddish for him? If not, please contact me.
He was a special man and a special teacher. A unique spark the lit many flames. May the family be comforted from their loss.
I took Art's "Contemporary American Jewish Novelists" class in 1972-1973. I think I read more novels in that semester than I had in my life until that point. Art was a deceptively demanding teacher. He was so easy going, casual and friendly that it was easy to overlook how committed to excellence he was.
My colleagues know me as a fairly decent writer and editor. To the extent that there is any measure of truth to that assessment, it is surely due primarily to my being part of a generation of PHHS Honors English students taught by Arthur. He was a magnificent, intelligent, and kind task master who helped me to find my "voice" and refine my abilities. No other teacher had more of an impact on my academic and personal development and, for that, I am eternally grateful. Rest in peace, you dear man.
Jamie L. Adler, Ph.D.
PHHS Honors English 1975-76
Art Schor was my junior and senior high school english teacher and someone who had a profound impact on my life. He was the only high school teacher who truly challenged me and in doing so, showed me a new way of looking at the world. Imagine... in 1980 we discussed Last Tango in Paris (and the butter scene). Mr. Schor was committed to sending his students off to liberal arts colleges where they could delve deaper into questions of life. He was inspiring. I was fortune to have spoken to him about five years ago and thank him for believing in me.
His spirit lives on!
dear Renee. Hillary & Barbara,
My deepest condolences to you
on the loss of our beloved Skip
We will all miss him very much,
but we will remember all the good days and memories we had
with him all these years. I will miss my telephone calls we
shared remembering the old days
I was a fellow resident at the Courtyards. I enjoyed his company and conversations daily at the pool. He was the most charming, bright, cheerful of men. It was a pleasure to share his company. Your many wonderful memories of him as a father and mentor will, hopefully, soften your grief at this sad moment. Affectionately, janet spiro
Arthur was truly a gift to us all. I was fortunate to have known him and recall the twinkle in his eye, warm sense of humor and dedication to his students. My daughter (Jacquelyn) was one of his fortunate students. We did plead with him not to retire until after she graduated (with honors) from Patrick Henry. Jacquie chose to teach high school and adult ed English and Spanish. What a wonderful role model he was. Hugs to Hilary, Barbara, Renee and their families.Shalom, Arthur...
I was lucky enough to be in his AP English class in 75-76. He was demanding and supportive in equal measures. A man who truly changed me. I'll never forget him.
My husband and I still talk of Mr. Schor and our memories of him as our 10th grade English teacher. Remember the most outrageous thing we did at graduation was to "Red Card" him as he started to speak. Hilary, our prayers are with you and your family.
Dawn (Peacock) Sawade
Arthur Schor had an amazing talent for developing a love of literature. I was so lucky to have him as my teacher. Rest in peace. His legacy lives on through the lives he changed.
A wonderful teacher, a wonderful human being. Loved his students.
Mr. Schor was an exceptional man and teacher. He made us smile and brought laughter to our lives. I feel so blessed to have been one of his students in AP English as well as abroad on the '76 ALSG trip to Europe. I will always cherish those memories.
May God bring comfort,peace and strength to Hilary and the Schor family. Rest in Peace Mr. Schor
A great loss to humanity. He was unforgettable.
My deepest condolences to his lovely family.
My deepest sympathies are with Mr. Schor's family. I took AP English from him in 1985-86. He was one of my favorite teachers. I hope my children will have teachers like Art Schor: committed, passionate, caring -- and caring deeply about his students as well as the subject matter. May his memory be a blessing.
I am a better student, parent, person for having Mr. Schor as a teacher-he was one of a kind and always seemed to be able to bring out the best in each individual student...plus I can still make a mean Ceasar Salad. May God Bless and Keep his family in His care.