1926 - 2014
Beatrice Kachuck passed away peacefully on June 19, 2014 in Washington DC. Born January 3, 1924 in Brooklyn NY daughter of Joseph Kachuck of Kiev, Ukraine and Lydia Greenberg Kachuck of Bucharest Rumania. She survived the Great Depression graduating from New Utrecht High School in 1943 and Brooklyn College in 1942. She received the Ph.D. in 1972 from New York University and was Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology and Women's Studies at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. She taught generations of pre-K and elementary school children in public schools in Queens and Nassau County and then taught their teachers attaining the rank of Professor in the Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center. She helped found the Women's Studies programs at both Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center and was instrumental in the 1982 creation of the Sexual Harassment Policy by the CUNY Board of Trustees. She was the recipient of Fulbright Scholar awards in 1994 and 1998, teaching Women's Studies at the Universities of Delhi and Mysore, India, respectively and she endowed a series of lectures on Women in South Asia at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her achievements were recognized in biographies published in Marquis Who's Who in the World. Her marriage to Harold Levy ended in divorce and she is survived by their children, Dan David Levy and Paul Alan Levy of Washington DC, grandchildren Samuel Levy and Joseph Levy and siblings Gloria Lieman and Israel Kachuck. Donations in her memory may be made designated to Forestside Assisted Living via The Methodist Home of DC, 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington DC 20008. Funeral arrangements were made by Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home of Silver Spring MD (www.hinesrinaldifuneralhome.com) and the Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington. Interment will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery (www.mountcarmelcemetery.com), Glendale NY on June 22 at 1 PM.
Published in New York Times from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2014.