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Hundreds mourn HV teacher killed by van

Hundreds turned out today to mourn the death of a teacher who was killed last night when a van jumped a curb and struck her. Police say Chanie Walfish, 57, was leaving the Ivy Palace Day Spa and Nails

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:23 PM

Updated 3,680 days ago

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Hundreds turned out today to mourn the death of a teacher who was killed last night when a van jumped a curb and struck her.
Police say Chanie Walfish, 57, was leaving the Ivy Palace Day Spa and Nails in Airmont when she was hit by a van driven by an employee, Gum Ju Sim.
Walfish was a special education teacher at Yeshiva Darchein Noam in Spring Valley.
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, who is the dean of the school, said that she was a wonderful woman who loved teaching and her students loved her for it.
Many of her students wrote farewell notes to her that were read at her funeral.
Police say they are not planning to charge the driver in the incident.


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