Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00Catherine L. Atwan was born on July 8, 1913 in Arlington, NJ. She grew up there and attended Montclair State Teachers College. She taught Latin in Glen Rock, NJ, until establishing a residence in Great Neck in 1990. She spent many years teaching English at Manhasset High School. After retirement she was involved with local organizations including REAP and AAUW. She was preceded in death by her husband Alphonse M. Atwan, the first principal of Saddle Rock School in Great Neck. She is survived by her daughter Gail A. Picarella; granson Alexander Norden; son-in-law R.G. Picarella; and niece Janet Lacey Johnson.