Longtime SUNY advocate Posner remembered

March 18, 2013

Champion of the State University of New York (SUNY) State College of Optometry and lifelong Westchester, N.Y., resident James Posner, O.D., died Oct. 23, 2012. He was 76.

After graduating from the University of Vermont, Dr. Posner attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

In 1966, Dr. Posner established a solo optometric practice that later became the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Eye Care Group.

Dr. Posner was instrumental in establishing the SUNY State College of Optometry.

He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and was a president of the Westchester-Rockland Optometric Association in the 1970s.

Dr. Posner was an avid cyclist and longtime member of the Westchester Bike Club.

In his 70s, he became a certified spin instructor, teaching at a number of local fitness centers.

When not on a bike, Dr. Posner had a great interest in community theatre, performing in more than 20 productions.

Dr. Posner is survived by his wife Cathy, children Jackie (Evan) Glassman and Ted (Karen) Posner, and grandchildren Jacob, Abby, Justin, Erica, and Georges.

Memorial donations in Dr. Posner’s name may be made to the Mastocytosis Society online at www.tmsforacure.org/donate.php or by mail at TMS Treasurer, The Mastocytosis Society, P.O. Box 129
Hastings, NE 68902-0129.

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