Joyce Warshow
WARSHOW--Joyce, 70, educator, psychologist, filmmaker and activist, died at home on October 2, 2007 with her loving partner of 25 years, Dorothy Sander, at her side. Joyce started her career as a NYC junior high school teacher, then earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Yeshiva University. She maintained a feminist psychotherapy practice for 30 years and authored and edited books, including the groundbreaking anthology "Lesbians At Midlife: The Creative Transition". At age 58, she became a filmmaker, winning international awards for her documentaries on lesbian feminist activities. She will be greatly missed by her brothers, Martin and Edward, her sister-in-law Edie and her best friend, Jocelyne, as well as her nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces and her very extended and chosen family. Services will be held Friday, October 5, at 11:30am at "The Riverside" 76th St. and Amsterdam Ave. Contributions can be made in her honor to Women Make Movies, 462 Broadway (Suite 500WS), NYC, NY 10013.
Published by New York Times from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2007.
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I met Joyce at a weekend conference some years ago - and was struck by her intelligence, enthusiasm and willingness to speak out about things she believed in. She had invited me to a get-together in New York to meet Dorothy and other friends, but I was unable to attend - and am so sorry to have missed out on knowing her better. Dorothy, my heart goes out to you, I lost my own partner almost 5 years ago, and understand how difficult this is.
Lee Fogarty
August 6, 2008
I just learned the sad news. So another magnificent artist/activist is gone, and our world is the worse for it. I met Joyce only once, at a Florida conference, but admired her work and her spirit. That work lives on as a powerful memorial.
Connie Gilbert
November 23, 2007
We sadly only had a short time meeting and knowing Joyce in Fort Lauderdale but we appreciated that opportunity and her warmth. Our hearts go out to Dorothy in this time of loss.
Rick Brott & Mike Shasky
October 13, 2007
The time I spent with Joyce as we rode our apartment building elevator and then walked a few blocks together was a natural tonic like none other. What started as a brief conversation would expand to a wide-ranging discussion--our shared politics and values, the difficulty of being self-employed, our role as a daughter, the need to stay positive despite personal and public obstacles—enriched by Joyce’s wisdom and sensitivity. Joyce’s wide smile for everyone made our large impersonal building seem just a touch friendlier, and her courage in the face of uncertainty was singular. May Joyce’s warmth continue to sustain Dorothy.
Wendy Schwartz
October 12, 2007
Joyce was brilliant, gentle, loving. Though she was always busy doing so much, perhaps too much, she seemed to have time for all. We were all so lucky to have her in our lives. My heart goes out to Dorothy and all her other friends.
Karla Jay
October 10, 2007
A great loss of a talented fillmmaker and loving woman. Her energies and dedication will be sadly missed by all of us lucky enough to have known her. Our thoughts are with you, Dorothy.
Barbara Hammer and Florrie Burke
Barbara Hammer
October 7, 2007
Joyce was one of those rare people who was a true friend from the moment you met her. She was always interested, ready to listen, present with an optimistic outlook. We had the great fortune to work with her and it was never just about filming people. Her enthusiasm, determination, and conviction drew you in. By her nature she transformed the act of working into a wonderful encounter with others. We miss her.
Sylvia Calle & Suzanne Newman
October 7, 2007
We met Joyce almost 30 years ago and were involved in a number of lesbian feminist political activities with her. We admire and celebrate her life and commitment to her work and to her wonderful relationship with Dorothy.
Bea Kreloff/ Edith Isaac-Rose
October 6, 2007
October 6, 2007
Dear dear Joyce--your elegances--of talent, of kindness, of the focus of your attention, of courage and persistence, of patience and gentle words, your films--I am far away in geography but in my hear I am sitting with you and Dorothy discussing ways to make creative dreams possible--I miss you--love, Joan Nestle, Melbourne, Australia and the Bronx
Joan Nestle
October 6, 2007
Here's a copy of my ad in the SAGE Awards book, honoring Joyce with a Lifetime Achievement Award:
"Her generosity , good humor and determination in dealing with triumphs and with challenges has been a model of courage and inspiration. And her beloved partner, Dorothy Sander, embodies the essence of loving devotion.
Lots of Love, Stephen B. Goldman, PhD."
Steve Goldman
October 4, 2007
I met Joyce as a film student at NYU and then met Dorothy at An Uncommon Legacy as the recipient of a scholarship Dorothy sponsored. I've kept in touch with Joyce over the years and she was always encouraging. She will be missed.
Buboo Kakati
October 4, 2007
I met Joyce as a film student at NYU and met with her regarding one of her projects. She was gracious and kind, and has always been encouraging. She will be missed.
Buboo Kakati
October 4, 2007
Harry Lutrin of CBST informesme of Joyce's death. My heart goes out to Dorothy and thoe close to her. I am an old friend
Ellen Scheiner, M.D.
October 4, 2007
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