Howard Nadel, a former president of the Scarsdale Forum, passed away Dec. 19. He was 67.
Known to many as “Howie,” he graduated from Columbia College of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1974 and was an active alumnus and coordinator for the alumni association. He served the university in many capacities and received Columbia’s Alumni Federation Medal in 1989. He began a long career at the pharmacy at Jacobi Medical Center in 1981 until his recent retirement, achieving many distinctions and ultimately serving as the founder and director of the Research Center for the North Bronx Healthcare Network. In 1998, he was awarded the Smithsonian Medal for 21st Century Innovation Technology.
His volunteer arc within Scarsdale was just as lengthy and prestigious. In addition to many years as a committee chairman, member of the board of directors, and president (2015-16) of the Scarsdale Forum, he also served multiple terms as chairman of the Procedure Committee, as a member and as chairman of the Citizens Nominating Committee, and as coach for many youth sports teams. He was affectionately known as the “Unofficial Mayor of the Scarsdale Pool.”
Mr. Nadel is survived by his wife, Deardre, and his children, Steven and Ellen, both SHS graduates.
The funeral will take place Sunday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at Ballard & Durand, 2 Maple Ave., White Plains.