Alice Chyatte Salzberg passed away peacefully on June 14, 2023 after a long, fulfilling and well-lived lifetime.
Alice was born in New York City on May 10, 1926 to Arthur and Sophie Chyatte. She earned her Bachelors’ degree from Wilson Teachers’ College in Washington, enhancing her commitment to learning by pursuing a Doctor in Education at the University of Rochester. During her lengthy career, she taught at SUNY Brockport, as well as Franklin and East High Schools in the City of Rochester. Her dedication to her community, the arts and social justice was equally important to her as her career. She devoted herself enthusiastically to volunteer work in support of the community and organizations including the League of Women Voters, Rochester Museum and Science Center, and Memorial Art Gallery.
Alice’s loving family always took priority in her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Calvin Salzberg and by her son, Stephan Salzberg. She is survived by her son Edward Salzberg, of Zichron Yaakov, Israel; daughter Anne Salzberg, of Annandale, Virginia; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
Alice’s keen mind and remarkably strong will allowed her to transcend great adversity to achieve much and touch many lives in her work. At the same time, she also thoroughly enjoyed the pleasures of life that meant most to her, especially the company of others, and was a strong supporter of the arts. Those who knew her will greatly miss her unending curiosity, her delight in being with others, and her brilliant sense of humor that persisted to the end.
Contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to The Memorial Art Gallery (CLICK HERE to donate online) or The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (CLICK HERE to donate online).
Graveside Services will be held on MONDAY June 19, 2023 at 9 AM in Mount Hope Cemetery. Please use the Main Entrance across the street from The Distillery. CLICK HERE for a map to the cemetery.
Family and friends will treasure her memory. Her bright spirit will live on in all those who knew her, loved her, and learned from her.