Lewis Bodi



Age: 87


Summary: World War II veteran and former dean of academic affairs at York College of the City University of New York who in 1967 took a position with CUNY's fledgling York College and helped established it as a permanent institution in Jamaica, Queens, New York as the school offered the area's diverse population educational opportunities right at home, who also served as dean of natural sciences, dean of faculty and eventually retired as the longest-serving provost and vice president of academic affairs in the school's history.



Cause of Death: Burned to death by a kerosene lantern in a house fire during Hurricane Sandy


Born: December 31, 1924


Died: November 4, 2012


Location: Glen Cove, Long Island, New York