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Mae Yanowitz, former HPHS English teacher, dies at the age of 98

Mae Yanowitz, 98, former Highland Park High School English teacher and department head, died on December 1, 2017 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Born Mae Merrell, September 5, 1919, in her family home at 162 West 2nd Street in Mount Vernon, N.Y., she was the middle of five daughters and the last to survive. On March 2, 1941, she married Edward Yanowitz in the room where she was born. They were married for 62 years, until his death on November 28, 2003. Upon Ed’s return from the army in 1946, he and Mae moved from NYC to South Jersey, using the GI bill to start a chicken farm. READ MORE

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