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The Martin Luther School family is sad to announce the death of Dr. Joseph Walsh, who passed away on Thursday, January 13th, 2022.

Dr. Walsh was born on August 14th, 1933, in Queens.
Upon graduation from P.S. #93 in 1948, he was acknowledged at
Brooklyn Technical High School, from which he graduated in 1952.
In 1955 Dr. Walsh started a long relationship with Columbia University.

Columbia University presented Dr. Walsh with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Speech and a Minor in History, a Master of Arts Degree in History, and in 1979, a Doctorate in American History Education.

Dr. Walsh began working at Martin Luther High School in 1963. He taught English, World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics at this stage. He found time to be an advisor to the school newspaper, start the History Club, chaperone trips to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Dr. Walsh became the first and only advisor of the National Honor Society through June of 1991 and served as an academic marshall for many years.
After he retired from Martin Luther High School, Dr. Walsh added another notch to his career belt in the real estate field.

Dr. Walsh continued his interest in history while serving as Vice-President of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society and an active member of the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Dr. Walsh touched the lives of over 3,000 Martin Luther School students, and this tremendous loss has saddened the Martin Luther School community. Please keep his family and friends in
prayer during this difficult time.


Alumni Relations Council

Alumni Relations Council (ARC)

The Alumni Relations Council (ARC) is a group of alumni who involve themselves in giving their time, talents, and treasures to support and encourage the education and mission of the Martin Luther School community. 

The council suggests and strategizes activities that strengthen and support Martin Luther School students. ARC is an avid supporter of the annual golf outing, which raises funds that enhance the school experience for our students. We have established a Career Day for the students to come and listen to alumni, answer their questions, and assist in reaching their goals.

ARC also participates in the celebrations of Alumni Reunions, in which classes get to catch up and reminisce with each other. Our goal is to share how vital alumni support is and its impact on the students of Martin Luther School. Additionally, ARC provides opinions, attitudes, and resources, all recognized by the MLS Cougar community.

While the teachers have changed, the hallways through which todays’ students walk to their future have remained constant since the very first day of the opening of the Martin Luther School. If you are interested in learning more about ARC or becoming a member, please contact:

Phyllis Yee, Director of Alumni Relations – pyee@martinluthernyc.org

Carolyn Vitale – craftycarolyn618@aol.com


    MLS Student

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        MLS Alumni

        I have been a fan of Martin Luther for many years, first as a student there and subsequently as an alumnus. Martin Luther provides an excellent small school alternative to the NYC public school system.