Photo via Ditmas Park Corner

Two casualties of Hurricane Sandy were former students of Leon M. Goldstein High School at Kingsborough Community College and Edward R. Murrow High School.

The two were together, killed while walking a dog on Monday night in Ditmas Park, where they lived.

Ditmas Park Corner has the story:

Jessie Streich-Kest and Jacob Vogelman were killed while walking their dog during last night’s storm. A tree fell and pinned the two, who were not discovered until early this morning.

Jessie Streich-Kest grew up in Ditmas Park and attended Murrow High School. She has friends and family throughout the immediate neighborhood who are grief stricken.

“Jessie was first a student and then a friend of mine,” wrote neighbor Matt MacLean. “I can’t believe that she’s not here anymore. Her passion for animal welfare, political activism, and her new career as a high school teacher were so amazing. We talked not long ago about getting together for another coffee or drink. She could plow through all sorts of obstacles and her fortitude was a sight to behold. My heart goes out to her family. It just doesn’t seem real.”

… Jacob Vogelman was “a nice guy, very kind and always smiling” remembered Dominique Manzione, a friend of his from high school. Jacob grew up nearby and had attended Goldstein High School near Manhattan Beach. For college, he attended SUNY Buffalo.

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  • ShadowLock

    Hey, i know it’s a hurricane an all, but i’m gonna go walk our dog in a place where there’s a lot of trees……. If that sounds like a good idea to you, you probably should slap yourself.

    My condolences to their family.

    • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

      is this Darwin award worthy? Hows the dog?

  • KBCC friend

    Condolences on the loss.
    Does anyone know what is going on at the Kingsborough campus?
    Was it submerged? It it operational now?
    The website just gives an uninformative “College Closed” message.
    I haven’t seen any pictures of Oriental Boulevard either.

  • Suli from Midwood

    From what I heard, Kingsborough’s T buildings were heavily damaged and the Mac and cafeteria were flooded as well.

  • Georgia

    My condolences to there family. A terrible thing.

  • Matt

    Actually, there aren’t a lot of tall trees on the street where they died. And you trolls should learn when to keep your mouths shut. People stupid enough to say shitty things like that are stupid enough to be eligible for Darwin Awards themselves someday. I know plenty of dog owners who walked their dogs during the storm without any problems. STFU trolls.