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Dorothy Pilch, Long Time Brooklyn Heights Resident, Dies At 97

Dorothy Helen Pilch, born March 18, 1919 in New Jersey and a Brooklyn Heights resident for over fifty years, died on May 20 after a brief illness. Dorothy was a long time member of Grace Church and the oldest member of the congregation at the time of her death. Until shortly before her passing she […]

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Vigil For Brooklyn Heights Resident Victoria Nicodemus On Tuesday Evening, December 22

We have word from Community Board 2 that there will be a memorial vigil for Brooklyn Heights resident and art curator Victoria Nicodemus, who died on December 6 when an SUV jumped a curb and struck her on the sidewalk. The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday, December 22, at the site […]

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Memorial Service for John Loscalzo, BHB’s “Homer Fink,” Wednesday Evening

There will be a memorial service for John Loscalzo, publisher of Brooklyn Heights Blog and known to readers as “Homer Fink,” who died suddenly this past Wednesday. The service will be this coming Wednesday evening, April 8, from 7:00 to 9:00, at Scotto’s Funeral Home, 106 1st Place, at Court Street, Brooklyn. There will be […]

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RIP Philip Levine, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Former Poet Laureate

Philip Levine, the Detroit native and former Poet Laureate of the U.S. who considered Brooklyn Heights his real home, and who once wrote a poem about an incident on the Promenade, died this past Saturday at his other home in California. His Heights neighbor, Michael Bourne, remembers him fondly:

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Former Packer Headmaster Jack Skillman Dies at 80.

The Eagle reports that Jack Skillman, who served as headmaster of Packer Collegiate Institute from 1968 to 1982, died in Maine, where he had resided for some time, last December 15. From the Eagle: Jack’s tenure at Packer played a pivotal and significant role in bringing the school into the 20th century. His leadership accomplishments […]

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John Bourne, Founding Member of Heights Players, 1924-2015

John Bourne, a founding member of Heights Players, died on Friday, January 9. Last November his 90th birthday was celebrated at a Players’ performance of The Boys from Syracuse. From the Heights Players: John Bourne was one of the founding members of the Heights Players, Brooklyn’s oldest self-sustaining community theater organization. In 1956, a small […]

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Glenn Markman, Real Estate Broker, Heights Cafe and Dellarocco’s Partner, Dies at 52

Glenn Markman of Dellarocco’s and the Heights Cafe has died at 52. Markman was a successful real estate broker and spent the last 12 years at Cushman and Wakefield. His numerous accomplishments in the field included coming up with the idea for an NBA store and working with the league on opening its Fifth Avenue […]

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Willow Street’s Linda Lee Rudloff Doman Dies

Brooklyn Heights resident Linda Lee Rudloff died on April 26 while visiting her grandchildren in upstate New York. Memorial services were held earlier this month.

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Karl Junkerfeld’s Tribute to Brian McGorry, Brooklyn Heights’ “Mayor of Cranberry Street”

On Saturday, Karl Junkersfeld attended the celebration of the life of his neighbor Brian McGorry. He got video of the beginning of the procession from Brian’s home on to Superfine Restaurant in DUMBO, where the celebration was held, and offers his heartfelt remembrances of “the Mayor of Cranberry Street,” accompanied by bagpipes, which Brian loved.

Video after the jump.

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Friends, Neighbors And Family To Celebrate The Life Of Beloved Brooklyn Heights Resident Brian McGorry Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

A celebration of the life of Brian McGorry, Cranberry Street resident, community activist, and beloved neighbor to many, will be held at the Superfine Restaurant, 126 Front Street in DUMBO, this coming Saturday, March 8, starting at 11:00 a.m. Mr. McGorry’s death last Thursday was announced with great sadness by Brooklyn Heights Association President Alexandra […]

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