WILLIAM ANDERSON
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ANDERSON--William G. Born October 19, 1934, passed away on December 31, 2019. Dr. Anderson graduated from Brooklyn College before receiving his doctoral degree from Columbia University. As professor emeritus of Teachers College, Columbia University where he taught for 40 years, Bill was an exceptionally caring educator who supported and nurtured his students with love. Bill is survived by his wife, Rayla (Teichberg) Anderson, his soul mate with whom he shared 60 years of marriage; his daughters and sons-in-law, Dana and Roger O'Connell, and Jill and Rob Jackowitz, and; his grandchildren, Kevin and Sara O'Connell, and Max and Emily Jackowitz. Bill's kindness and integrity were unparalleled. The world has lost a mensch.


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Published in New York Times on Jan. 5, 2020.
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February 5, 2021
Regretfully, our families did not share a lifetime as I expected when I was 15. I remember when Rayla and Bill were married in Manhattan and when we last saw each other at Skyline Towers when Dana Alice was born. How did so many years get away from us? Needless to say, Iwas very sad to just learn of Bill’s passing. (Feb. 5,2021)
Lucille Gatti Indik
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January 7, 2020
Thanks for the wonderful visit in 2016--over 40 years after I was at TC
Bill was the best! I am so grateful that he was my advisor during my masters degree. He was a quiet leader who gently guided me to be better than I thought I could be. I treasured the time we spent working together on his observation instrument for the Teachers College Video Tape Data Bank. Such an amazing forward thinker he was. He also kept everything in perspective and taught me that your profession was important, but that family came first.
Rayla, Thank you for being a great model for me of an activist who when she saw inequitable situations stepped up and did something about it. Your girls couldn't take "shop class" in school because of their gender but you stepped in and demanded equitable opportunity. It meant so much to me as a 21 year old who had not been allowed to take shop either. Your model guided me to take on many equity issues over the years. You and Bill were wonderful role models for me. Thank you!
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know he will always be a part of you. Much Love, Dolly
Dolly Lambdin
January 6, 2020
Dear Rayla and Family,
I am extremely sorry and saddened to learn of William's passing...May the comfort and support of friends and family help to ease your pain and sorrow during the difficult days ahead.
With sincerest sympathy,
David Skolsky
Smyrna, GA
David Skolsky
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