Southfield — Timothy Miller Richman, 32, of Forest Hills, N.Y., a 2001 graduate of Scarsdale High School, died in his sleep, Friday, November 28, at the home of his parents Elise and Michael Richman of Southfield, Massachusetts. Michael Richman is marketing director for The Berkshire Edge.
Timothy was just completing a Master’s Degree in Statistics at the Zicklin School of Business/Baruch College in New York City.
He graduated magna cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a B.S. in Mathematics and earned a Master’s in Mathematics Education at City College/NY while teaching at Mott Hall High School in New York City as a NYC Teaching Fellow.
A memorial service and Kiddush will take place Friday, December 5, at Scarsdale Synagogue/Tremont Temple, 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, N.Y., at 2 p.m. (family visits in library at 1:30).
After three years teaching in New York City, Tim taught advanced mathematics and earned tenure at Eastchester High School in Westchester County. His honorary societies include election into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society/Florida Atlantic University and the Golden Key International Honour Society. He tutored extensively, including at the homes of N.Y.C. students all day on Saturdays for any students who wanted help with math.
Among his favorite activities, Tim excelled at the game of golf and started a Westchester golf meet-up group, where he met lifelong friends and traveled to play golf, most notably to Bandon Dunes in Oregon, his “golf trip of a lifetime.” He also taught a N.Y.C. student to play and to love golf.
An outpouring of messages sent by his former high school students, both from Mott Hall High School/NY, and Eastchester High School, saying such things as: “Mr. Richman was the best teacher I ever had”…”Mr. Richman taught me to love calculus when I hated math”…”I am now becoming an engineer because of Mr. Richman…”
An animal lover, Tim cherished his two cats, Stuart and Blue, as well as his family’s long line of dogs, cats, hamsters and birds. Tim is survived by his parents of Southfield, Massachusetts; a brother, Todd Richman of Miami, Fl., a sister, Kelly Tedesco of Hewlett, N.Y.; and two nieces Emily and Casey. He also has beloved aunts and uncles: Lois and Dr. David Kann of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Michele and Dan Maura of Va. and S.C., and cousins Rachel, Jenny, Benn and Arielle of California and Jenni Dragon (Ga.) and Jill Horgan (N.C.).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to the Zicklin School of Business/Baruch College, In Memory of Timothy Richman, at www.baruch.cuny.edu/give or send to The Zicklin School of Business/Baruch College, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, Box A-1603, New York, NY 10010, or to a no-kill shelter that rescues animals.