MACKOUL--Brian E. May 21, 1949 - May 18, 2013, after a long illness. He is survived by his partner Gregg Warren, his brother and sister-in-law Robert E. and Deborah K. Mackoul, three nephews, Robert G., Edward J., Jared A. Mackoul and two nieces, Erica R. Mackoul and Lacey Colucci, many cousins and friends. Brian was a graduate of Bethany College, WV, and held two Masters degrees from New York University. A lifetime educator of young children, he was the New Jersey teacher of the year in 1995 while in the Montclair, NJ elementary school system. A good kind man who was devoted to his family, friends and students. Wake at McLaughlins Funeral Home, 9623 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, Monday May 20th 2-5pm and 7-9 pm.Funeral Tuesday, May 21st, at 10am: St Mary's Orthodox Church, 8100 Ridge Blvd, Brooklyn. Internment: Greenwood Cemetery.

Published in The New York Times on May 20, 2013