George Kirschner

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    - Lise Zumwalt
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    - Remi Smith
  • "George was my best teacher at Walden; you knew he cared. I..."
    - Eyton Shalom (Soltes)
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Obituary

KIRSCHNER--George. Beloved grandfather and greatgrandfather, father, husband, teacher and friend will be remembered for his contagious smile and energy, unwavering principles, profound sense of justice, unequivocal commitment to activism, and open and welcoming heart. Born in New York City, George served in the US Coast Guard during WWII. He began as a brewer, later went to college, and found his professional love as a teacher of history at the Walden School in New York City. He is survived by his children, Carl and Sandy, his grandchildren Emily, Jessie, Jonathan and Amanda, and his great-granddaughter Mia. Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders.
Published in The New York Times on Dec. 17, 2008
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