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Stuart Fourman, Former Board of Ed Trustee, Dies at 52

Fourman was an opthalmologist with a specialty in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.

Dr. Stuart Fourman, a Stony Brook opthalmologist and ten-year member of the Three Village Central School District's board of education, died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 52.

At Tuesday's school board meeting, trustees, administrators, teachers and community members observed a moment of silence for Fourman, who served the board from 1998 to 2008, including one school year as its vice president and close to two years as its president before his resignation in April of 2008.

"It's very sad because it was sudden," school board president John Diviney said of Fourman's death. Diviney said Fourman was instrumental during the district's transition years later in his tenure and helped get the most recent bond passed.

Fourman, a Three Village resident since 1990, was also an associate professor of opthalmology at with a specialty in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. According to school biographies, he completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College of Union in 1981, interned at North Shore University Hospital, and held residency and fellowship at the Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh. He later helped found the Department of Opthalmology at SBUMC and served the Stony Brook University Medical School Admissions Committee for 15 years.

In the Three Village school district, Fourman was known for his work with the Youth-At-Risk/Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinating Council and for teaching math workshops at and .

"He was a great person to work with," Diviney said. "A great guy. A true professional."

Fourman is survived by his wife, Marian, and sons Daniel and Mitchell.

Andrew January 21, 2011 at 12:08 AM
As an alumni of the Three Village Central School District, I understood Dr. Foreman's impact on the education of students everywhere. I am deeply saddened by this loss to the community. My fullest condolences to the Foreman family.
carol degregorio March 08, 2011 at 08:50 PM
My Husband was operated on twice by Dr. Foreman. Because of Dr Forman's skill and expertise, his sight is perfect. Our condolences to the family and community. This is a tragic loss. Carol and Thomas DeGregorio
Bill and Janet Maday February 11, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Dr. Fourman saved my husband's eyesight after a 25' fall. Compassionate, incredibly talented, no adjectives enough. When my husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 15 years later, I called Dr.Fourman to tell him because my husband considered Dr. Fourman his hero. Rest in Peace to our hero.

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