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Sally Van Schaick dies at 90

Longtime teacher twice honored as Schenectady patroon

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Sally Van Schaick, a longtime city educator who ran for the state Assembly in 1990, died Thursday night at her home on Stratford Road in Schenectady. She was 90. Van Schaick, who taught for more than 30 years in the Schenectady City School District at Linton High School and Zoller Elementary School, was a staunch member of the Schenectady County Democratic Party, and in 1990 lost a close race to current Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco ...

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April 5, 2013
10:44 p.m.

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A wonderful person who did so much for me and many many Linton students

April 6, 2013
10:25 a.m.

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Sally was such a wonderful role model and friend. She and John wrote the book on how to have a wonderful marriage and serve the community with wit and wisdom. Love and condolences to family and friends at this time.

April 6, 2013
4:41 p.m.

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Sally was a wonderful person in every facet of life. She was committed to her family, community, students and improving the quality of life for so many people. Heartfelt condolences to her family on her passing. Her selflessness hold true even in death with her donation of her body to Albany Med.

April 6, 2013
10:54 p.m.

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I had the pleasure of knowing John & Sally for many years and they thrived in Schenectady. They were really nice people and I wish their family all the very best . Paul Tocker