Beatrice Kachuck

January 3, 1926June 19, 2014

Beatrice Kachuck passed away peacefully on June 19, 2014 in Washington DC. Born January 3, 1924 in Brooklyn NY daughter of Joseph Kachuck of Kiev, Ukraine and Lydia Greenberg Kachuck of Bucharest Rumania. She survived the Great Depression graduating from New Utrecht High School in 1943 and Brooklyn College in 1942. She received the Ph.D. in 1972 from New York University and was Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology and Women’s Studies at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. She taught generations of pre-K and elementary school children in public schools in Queens and Nassau County and then taught their teachers attaining the rank of Professor in the Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center. She helped found the Women’s Studies programs at both Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center and was instrumental in the 1982 creation of the Sexual Harassment Policy by the CUNY Board of Trustees. She was the recipient of Fulbright Scholar awards in 1994 and 1998, teaching Women’s Studies at the Universities of Delhi and Mysore, India, respectively and she endowed a series of lectures on Women in South Asia at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her achievements were recognized in biographies published in Marquis Who’s Who in the World. Her marriage to Harold Levy ended in divorce and she is survived by their children, Dan David Levy and Paul Alan Levy of Washington DC, grandchildren Samuel Levy and Joseph Levy and siblings Gloria Lieman and Israel Kachuck. Donations in her memory may be made designated to Forestside Assisted Living via The Methodist Home of DC, 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington DC 20008. Interment will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Brooklyn NY on June 22 at 1 PM.s under the direction of Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, SILVER SPRING, MD.


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, June 22, 2014


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June 21, 2014

To the Kachuck family:

Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear loved one. May you find comfort at 2 Thesalonians 2:16,17.

June 21, 2014

June 21, 2014

My heartfelt condolences are extended
to the Kachuck Family at this time of
sorrow. May God lovingly comfort your
family during this difficult time.


Jane Schukoske

June 21, 2014

Condolences to the family about whom she spoke with such love and respect.

Hats off to Beatrice's memory! Spunky academic and activist for women and labor generally. A caring Fulbrighter to India. An inspirational force we will miss.

Kim Moore

June 21, 2014

Mrs. Levy, as I knew her, was my 2nd grade teacher. She made a considerable imression on me. I remember taking a trip to New York City with her and some classmates. I always held her in high regard and as one of my favorite teachers. My condolences to her family.