August 2020


Ada Mae Abuza

Ada Mae “Maizie” Abuza, 100, longtime resident of Longboat Key, Florida, died May 26, 2020, at Plymouth Harbor in Sarasota. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she and her beloved husband of 71 years, Zack, previously made

Margaret Anne Trimm Bachus

Margaret Anne Trimm Bachus, 77, of Winter Park, Florida, and formerly of Gainesville, Florida, was tragically struck and killed by

Arch K. Wood II

Arch K. Wood II, 81, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away May 11, 2020. He was a much-beloved husband, father,

Bruce D. Burr

Dr. Bruce D. Burr, born Aug. 23, 1932, died April 19, 2020. He was the loving husband of 65 years

Renée Sue Lipson

Renée Sue Lipson died peacefully in Maryland, on May 1, 2020, close to her daughter, Jodi (Larry Groner), and granddaughter,

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

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Joan Kissner

Joan (Jody) Kissner, 90, of Shelburne, formerly of Wilder and Hartland, Vermont, and Ashburnham, Massachusetts, died peacefully on April 17,

Evelyn M. Musselman

Evelyn M. Musselman, 89, formerly of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2020, at her residence at Moravian Hall

Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University, discusses how education is being privatized in the U.S., the failings of charter schools and action that needs to be taken to help students, teachers and communities, especially during the age of COVID-19

After working in the Department of Education in President George H.W. Bush’s administration, Diane Ravitch joined several conservative think tanks and advocated for school choice and charter schools. However, in 2006, she said, she became
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