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Mitchell Wiener, A.P. and flu victim, will be buried Wednesday

The city principals’ union just passed along these details for the funeral of Mitchell Weiner, the assistant principal at IS 238 who died yesterday from complications of the H1N1 or swine flu.

Wednesday, May 20th at 2 p.m.

Sinai Chapels
162-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Phone: 1-800-446-0406 • 718-445-0300
Fax: 718-321-0896

Here’s an excerpt from a Daily News story on Wiener that ran a few days before he died:

When a teenage neighbor in need of math tutoring knocked on the door of his Queens apartment 28 years ago, Mitchell Wiener immediately dropped everything he was doing.

The young math teacher spent hours coaching Melissa Lipsky that day in 1981. Over the next several weeks, Wiener met with Melissa numerous times, guiding her through her eighth-grade arithmetic lessons. …

Wiener was named assistant principal in 2007. Students said he seems to delight in cracking “corny” jokes over the PA system.

“I really hope he’s going to feel better,” student Anita Seeratan, 13, said. “The school would be so different if he was gone.”

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