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Dr. Barbara BRODY

Dr. Barbara BRODY

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BRODY - Dr. Barbara "Bambii" Age 71, of Oneonta, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021. She was born August 24, 1949 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Bernard and Rochelle (Malinsky) Abelson. Barbara dropped out of high school at the age of 16. But realizing she needed to finish school she obtained her GED. She worked full-time and attended her first year at SUNY Buffalo at night and eventually earned her PhD in education. Following her graduation from the doctoral program at SUNY Buffalo, she was hired as a teacher of Acting and Theatre Arts by the Park School in Amherst, NY. Barbara was artistic and creative. As a hobby she took up clothing designing and was asked by many of her friends to make them the same outfits. She worked with many celebrities including Darren McGavin (who starred in the Equalizer TV series) helping them learn their lines. Congressman Jack Kemp appointed her to set up a program to help college dropouts to rejoin society and obtain their GED's and helped them get accepted to college. Bambii (as her friends like to address her) was highly interested in gender equality in Academia and the workplace. She wrote a book, "Rachel Girl Power Running Against Bullying," illustrated by Frankie Torres and published in 2010. This led to her speaking at many national conferences addressing the matter of bullying. Bambii also served as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Buffalo. Barbara was a member of the Hays Society at SUNY Buffalo and Temple Beth El, Oneonta.Barbara is survived by her husband, Harvey Brody, Oneonta; one son; brother, Stevan and Lorie Abelson, Niskayuna; two nieces; as well as many friends and family in the Western New York and Toronto area. To send the family an online condolence please visit Arrangements are by the BOOKHOUT FUNERAL HOME, Oneonta.

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