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CSTA Sad to Lose a Much-Loved Member

We were very sad to receive the following email from our friend Don Allen about the passing of a much-loved CSTA member.

It is with an incredibly sorrowful heart and tears in my eyes that I must report that the teaching profession and the world has lost a wonderful human. Within the past two days, Dave Wittry while training for a triathlon became distressed while swimming. A fellow swimmer was able to get Dave to shore but rescue efforts to revive Dave failed and he was pronounce dead.

I had the privilege of working with Dave for several years at Troy High School and can attest to the fact that as helpful as he was to those posting question, he was order of magnitudes better in person.
I consider one of the greatest privileges of my life to have work and an even greater honor to have known Dave.

As I get information on any memorial services (Dave grew up in the Chicago area and I believe there will be a service in that area), I will pass on any information as I get it. I also understand a memorial service is possible in Orange County, CA. Once again, I will pass on any information as soon as I get it.

Please feel free to email me for more information at big_zero@hotmail.com.

In addition, Dave's mom has asked anyone with pictures or stories to please email her at helen@helenWittry.com.

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