Bedford--Mary Lee. The Brooklyn Law School community mourns the sudden loss of Mary Lee Bedford, longtime executive assistant to deans and a pillar of the Law School community. Over nearly three decades, Mary Lee assisted four deans and numerous associate deans, worked with the faculty and staff, and assisted countless students with her unfailingly calming presence. She was an exemplar of professional skill and dedication, with her upcoming retirement more than well-earned. Before joining Brooklyn Law School in 1985, she served as secretary to senior management at Touche Ross & Co., the firm that would later became Deloitte. Earlier in her career, she was an elementary school teacher at various parochial schools in Brooklyn and Long Island, as well as at the Barnard School for Girls. She was a graduate of St. Francis College. We will never forget her kindness, keen intellect, ready laugh, and strength of character. We extend our deepest condolences to her daughter Amy, a 2002 Brooklyn Law School graduate, her son Peter, her beloved grandchildren, and her many friends. Stuart Subotnick '68, Chairman of the Board Nicholas W. Allard, Dean

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 10, 2013