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  1. Aliceacc

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    But we've had yet another faculty death. That makes 5 since Labor Day.

    One of the brothers at school lost his battle with cancer last night. He was about my age: early 50's.

    He was the original dean of my school in the late 80s'. He was Assistant Principal for a long time.

    He will be greatly missed.
     
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    I'm very sorry for you and your school, Alice. Your school has certainly suffered far more than it's share of losses this year.

    You will all be in my prayers, as well as the family as they go through the grieving process.

    May God lift all of you up in His Loving and Merciful Arms during this difficult time.
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    Thanks, Cerek.

    It looks like a rough morning. Since he died after 10 PM, most people won't know till they get to school.

    I just emailed a few of my friends, to let them know, but most probably won't check email till they get to school.
     
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    I am sorry, Alice. My sympathies to you and your colleagues and students.
     
  6. MrsC

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    Oh Alice, hugs to you and prayers for strength to your school community.
     
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    Alice, my sympathies to you and your school family. It's been quite a sad year for you this year.

    I will be praying for some glorious news coming your way soon!
     
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    So sorry, Alice.
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear about this Alice. Sending love and prayers your way.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear about your school community's lose. My school hasn't had any deaths within the faculty, thankfully, but we have lost a lot of parents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers.

    What is nice though is that administration will tell the faculty and parents will keep us updated when they lose a family member. When I was student teaching and then professional teaching at a different school, we NEVER spoke about deaths.
     
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    Alice, I am so sorry to hear this. All of you are in my prayers as you face this tough time.
     
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    So many hugs and prayers to you and yours.
     
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    I will keep you and your school in my thoughts and prayers. :)
     
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    You and your school is in my prayers, Alice.
     
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    :hugs: and prayers Alice. Your school has had a lot of losses this year.
     
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    Hugs, Alice.
     
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    Oh, and to add to the mix: One of the secretaries had open heart surgery yesterday.

    And one of the teachers we're covering for-- a (believe it or not) 85 year old man who has been out since October with pneumonia-- may have lung cancer. He's a beloved part of the school community.

    It's like being in the ocean during a hurricane. You grab a quick breath of air then POW another wave comes and swamps you.
     
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    Many thoughts and prayers are coming to you from the midwest, Alice.

    How are your students dealing with all this loss?
     
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    Actually, our most recent loss, like most of the ones this year, has effected the faculty more than the kids. Brother R. has been battling cancer for 5 years. He hasn't taught in 2 or 3, and then he taught Seniors. So most of the kids in the building didn't know him. FOr most of the kids, this one is more about respect than mourning. (The last loss was a teacher, and the AD and the frosh football coach-- lots of kids knew him well.)

    On the other hand, Bro. R had been in our building since in opened in the late 80s-- and there are a number of us who have been in the building that long.
     
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    :hugs: to your school, Alice. And continued prayers for everyone.
     
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    Many hugs and prayers to you and your school. You guys have had a really rough time of it this year.
     
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    Hugs, Alice, to you and your school community.:hugs:
     
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    So sorry, Alice, for you, the kids and your school. :(
     
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    Everyone have to die Alice and I think that only good memories live in course of living.... We missed all the dead one's and don't want to loss the one's who are more near and dear to us...... However, Sorry for your partner.... That's the reality of the life buddy...
     
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    Yes, I realize that, and thanks for your kind words.

    But five unrelated deaths in the course of one school year is a new one for me, even after 25 years of teaching.
     
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    How is the staff holding up, Alice?
     
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    OK, thanks.

    This one, unlike Ed's death, we all saw coming.

    It's hard on the religious community; they lost Father F in the fall, and now Brother R. They're not a large community to begin with, so two deaths in so short a span of time has to be rough on them in particular.
     
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    I've got to tell you: this is hard.

    I'm just so very tired of crying.
     
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    More hugs, Alice.

    I can't imagine dealing with that much loss at once.
     
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    :hugs: Alice!
     
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    We had a prayer service this morning as they brought Bro. R's body in for the wake.

    The priest leading the service, who I've known since I was a kid (I went to school with his brother) had trouble getting through the service; he had to stop numerous times.

    Sorry, I don't mean to indulge in a pity party, but I can't begin to describe the toll this has all taken on us.
     
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    I know how difficult it was 6 years ago when we lost one teacher; I can't even begin to imagine what your school community is going through. Continued hugs and prayers.
     
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    I know the saying is that God won't give you more than you can bear, but I think it's getting kind of close at this point. So many hugs to you and your community.
     
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    Pie Jesu Domine,
    dona eo requiem.


    My condolences to your school community, Alice, and my best hugs to you.
     
  35. Aliceacc

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    Thanks everyone.

    I guess it's just that it's only been 3 weeks since we buried Ed-- he was 38; Bro. R. was 53.

    It's really bothering me today. I'll be fine by Saturday; we just have to get through tomorrow's funeral.

    But today was rough.
     
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    What? I am so sorry Alice! Hugs to you...
     
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    RIP and condolensces for all those involved... an amazingly trying year, I'm sure.
     
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    I am so sorry Alice. My prayers are with all of you. God Bless.
     

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