Street named for Stickney?

A David Stickney math class
A David Stickney math class

Changing the name of Markham Ave. in Leaside to Stickney Way is among possible memorials being planned for David Stickney, the former math teacher and baseball coach who died suddenly May 11.

Other ideas include placing a memorial park bench and a plaque in a suitable location and looking into supporting a scholarship fund at Leaside High School, where Stickney taught, said Larry Hurd, one of the organizers.

“To fulfill these goals we invite all members of the Leaside community, David’s friends, students and colleagues both past and present to join us for an evening of fund raising and celebration of his extraordinary life on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Leaside Pub,” said Hurd.

Tickets are $75 per person for light refreshments, a cash bar, raffles and a live auction. Tickets are limited to 200 and must be purchased before Sept. 14.