The Passing of Prof. Smickle

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved colleague, Winsome Smickle, after a brief illness. Winsome graduated from York College in 1999 and earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from Adelphi University.

She began teaching at York College as an adjunct lecturer in 2001, and joined the faculty full time in 2009.

We will always remember Winsome’s kindness, warmth, and her delightful smile. She was a wonderful teacher, mentor, colleague and dear friend. Most of you have enjoyed the beautiful flowers that she planted around campus for the past two summers. We will miss her terribly.

Later, we will take up a collection to plant a tree on campus in her honor and have a memorial ceremony at its planting in the spring.

Funeral arrangements for Winsome are as follows:

Homegoing service to commemorate the life and legacy of Winsome Smickle at:

J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home

179-24 Linden Blvd

Jamaica, N.Y. 11434

The Viewing will be held:

Saturday January 14, 2017 

9:00 am to 11:00 am 


The Funeral will  immediately follow:

11:00 am to 1:00 pm


The Repast will be held:

Thomasina Catering Hall 205-35 Linden Boulevard

Jamaica, N.Y. 11412

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Flowers, condolences and resolutions may be sent to :  

J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home    


Condolences can also be sent to Winsome's mother:      

Janet Vigilance

72- 18 160 St. 

Flushing, N.Y. 11365