June 19, 2004: Headlines: COS - Ethiopia: Obituaries: Laurel School: Memorial Service for Ethiopia RPCV Gene Rosaschi

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Memorial Service for Ethiopia RPCV Gene Rosaschi

Memorial Service for Ethiopia RPCV Gene Rosaschi

Memorial Service for Ethiopia RPCV Gene Rosaschi

Memorial Service for Gene Rosaschi

Laurel School is sad to report that longtime Middle School teacher Gene Rosaschi recently passed away. While he had retired from Laurel four years ago, he often came back to school to visit with former students and to support girls as they gave their Senior Speeches. His excellence as a geography/social studies teacher is legendary and his legacy as a remarkable mentor to his students cannot be understated.

There will be a memorial service celebrating Mr. Rosaschi's life on Sunday, May 23 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at Laurel. In addition to his friends, family and Laurel colleagues, we hope that many of his former students will be able to attend. A short reception will follow the service.

It is our hope that this service, celebrating his life and the imprint he left on Laurel, is an uplifting afternoon which will include music and fond memories of a gifted teacher. As such, the service will incorporate remarks from former students. Please contact the Alumnae Office, toll-free at 1-866-277-3182, if you would like to make short remarks.

If you are not able to attend, or will attend but choose not to make public remarks and would still like to honor Mr. Rosaschi, you may send notes to Laurel School for a book we are compiling for his family. Written remembrances should be sent to Laurel School, c/o The Development Office, One Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.

Gifts in Mr. Rosaschi's memory may be sent to the Gene Rosaschi Faculty Development Endowment Fund at Laurel, a fund he established through a bequest to Laurel.

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