Long Island, New York, U.S. Nov. 14, 2020. L-R, ANN PARRY and JOYCE CHINSKY at Terrific Tootsies event. (need photographer's name)

You Can’t Spell “Joyce Chinsky” without “JOY”

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
October 4, 2020

Friends and Families

My dear friend JOYCE CHINSKY died, after a long, spirited struggle against cancer, on September 30th – It doesn’t seem real.

Joyce and I first met in the early 1980’s when we were fellow English teachers at Grand Avenue M.S. in Bellmore. Over the following decades, our activities often included family, especially her husband Bob and son Peter, when he was a child, and my daughters Sue and Laurie.

There were the summers we went with our young children to our friend Carolle Bendle’s beach club.

We had Broadhollow Theater subscriptions for ourselves and our children.

Joyce, my daughters and I had NYC excursions. She joined my extended family to root for the Parry Girls’ team on a game show taped in a studio in Hell’s Kitchen on a very rainy day in 2006, and the three of us went to a Hillary Clinton rally in 2008.

Starting in 2012 when the first of my two grandchildren arrived, Joyce regularly asked about them and visited each.

When Sue ran for local office a few years ago, Joyce enthusiastically supported her, including going to a Merrick fundraiser.

North Merrick, New York, USA. July 31, 2017. L-R, JOYCE CHINSKY and SUE MOLLER are at Fundraiser for candidate Moller for Town of Hempstead Town Council, District 6, at home of supporters. (© 2017 Ann Parry, (Ann-Parry.com)

North Merrick, New York, USA. July 31, 2017. L-R, JOYCE CHINSKY and SUE MOLLER are at Fundraiser for candidate Moller for Town of Hempstead Town Council, District 6, at home of supporters. (© 2017 Ann Parry, (Ann-Parry.com)

B&W version of above photo

Bob and Joyce took me with them on day trips out east on L.I. and to enjoy Bob’s photography in exhibitions….

Every lucky group has a Connector – the person who, with love and work, keeps people in touch over the years, often as locations and circumstances change. Joyce was a Connector in so many meaningful ways, including organizing annual “Grand Girls” lunches for retired and active teachers.

Jane Kline, Ann Sullivan, Joyce Chinsky, Ann Parry at Sergios

Massapequa, New York, U.S. Back Row, L-R: JANE KLINE, ANN SULLIVAN, JOYCE CHINSKY and ANN PARRY; Front Row, first at left: ANDREA GWOSDOW at Grand Girls’ annual reunion at Sergio’s Italian restaurant. (Thank you, Jane for sending photo)

Massapequa, New York, U.S. Grand Girls pose for group photo at Sergio's Italian Restaurant during annual reunion lunch. Front Rose, L-R: MELISSA, NANCY JACOBS, JOYCE CHINKSY... ANN PARRY; Back Row:...ROSEANN WALKER...JANE KLINE (photographer's name unknown)

Massapequa, New York, U.S. Grand Girls pose for group photo at Sergio’s Italian Restaurant during annual reunion lunch. (photographer’s name unknown)

Since I can’t find words to share how I feel right now, here’s some of what my daughters group-texted when they read Joyce was gone:

LAURIE: “Oh my god I’m so sorry to hear this!!! This is so awfull!!! I’m so sorry…She was suuuuuch a sweet woman….❤️”

SUE: “Oh my gosh. I’m devastated to hear this news. This is so sad 😢 Oh my gosh 💔”


  • FEATURE PHOTO  at top: Long Island, New York, U.S. November 14, 2010 L-R, ANN PARRY and JOYCE CHINSKY are at Terrific Tootsies event. (if you know photographer’s name, please contact me)

Joyce was an active volunteer and docent at HMTC in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY, for many years. To learn about, and donate to, that non-profit:

The Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center: hmtcli.org

To learn more about pancreatic cancer and donate towards its research:

The Lustgarten Foundation: lustgarten.org

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Rockville Centre, NY, U.S. Sept. 21, 2020. Ruth Bader and Martin Ginsburg were married in his family's Colonial home in 1954. BRIAN and CHLOE SCHIELE bought the house from Ginsburg family in 2016. (© 2020 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Married in RVC House

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
September 30, 2020

RBG’s 1954 wedding at Rockville Centre home

When iconic Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer on September 18th, Long Island media included coverage about Martin Ginsburg’s family home in Rockville Centre, where he and Bader were married the summer of 1954.

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Rockville Centre, New York, U.S. September 22, 2020. Ruth Bader and Martin Ginsburg were married in 1954 in his family’s home on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

The Colonial, which overlooks the Rockville Links Golf Course, reminded me of the homes in the RVC area my family lived in during the late 1980’s.

Checking Google maps, I saw the former Ginsburg – and current Chloe and Brian Schiele – family home was less than a mile north of where my family lived decades ago.

I simply had to photograph where the woman who would become the Notorious RBG was married.

“It’s Overwhelming!”

Soon after arriving, I met BRIAN SCHIELE and his daughter MAEVE, and we chatted as I captured photos.

“Rockville

Rockville Centre, New York, U.S. September 22, 2020. L-R, MAEVE SCHIELE, 7, and her father BRIAN SCHIELE are standing in front of their home, where Ruth Bader and Martin Ginsburg were married in 1954. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Though her parents have known about the Ginsburg connection since they bought the house in 2016 from Martin Ginsburg’s sister and brother-in-law, Claire and Edward Stiepleman, Maeve first found out after Justice Ginsburg died.

Since then, Maeve has had a chance to share the history of her home with her classmates.

When asked how the past few days have been, Meave said, “It’s overwhelming!”

“Rockville

Rockville Centre, New York, U.S. September 22, 2020. CHLOE SCHIELE is in front of her home, where Ruth Bader and Martin Ginsburg were married in 1954. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Later, though clearly busy, CHLOE SCHIELE kindly paused so I could photograph her in the front yard.

Bader and Ginsburg chose to have their wedding at his family house so they could save money for their European honeymoon.

Ruth Bader also lived at the home for a while, and Brian Schielle pointed out the room he GUESSED was her bedroom.  It had been built as a maid’s room and was on the right side of the house. He felt it was likely the other bedrooms were already occupied by the Ginsburg family.


To learn more about pancreatic cancer & to donate towards its research:

The Lustgarten Foundation: lustgarten.org


  • FEATURE PHOTO B&WCOLORVINTAGE at top: Rockville Centre, NY, U.S. Sept. 21, 2020. Ruth Bader and Martin Ginsburg were married on Long Island in 1954. The Schiele family bought the Colonial home from Gingsburg family in 2016. (© 2020 Ann Parry)

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