Health and Swimming Teacher Mrs. Geraldine Caputo Passed Away

Friends, I’m sorry to report that long time health teacher, swimming instructor, and inspirational coach Deannie Caputo passed away earlier this week.  She taught at WPSBC for at least three decades, and could often be found either in the gym, swimming pool, or classroom.  Here’s a link to her touching obituary. GERALDINE LEUENBERGER “DEANIE” (MURRAY) … Continue reading Health and Swimming Teacher Mrs. Geraldine Caputo Passed Away

Norman Anderson Passed Away

We’ve just learned that 1955 WPSBC graduate Norman Anderson passed away.  Norm taught at WPSBC for a time, and then his career took him to the Maryland School for the Blind, where he also taught.  Do rest in peace, Norm.    

Ilene Sirocca Passed Away

We learned recently of the passing of 1966 WPSBC graduate Ilene Sirocca, who was best known around Pittsburgh for her singing and piano-playing abilities.  Included   here  is a recent performance by the Morningside native.  Enjoy.  Rest in peace, Ilene.  Wherever you’ve gone, they’ll truly appreciate your singing.      

Karen Irvine Passed Away

Just received word that 1973 WPSBC graduate Karen Irvine passed away last weekend, from a sudden heart attack.  Karen attended the alumni convention back in 2008 (I think), and was often accompanied about by Jim and Linda Davis; good friends they were.  She lived in the Philadelphia region.  Rest in peace, Karen.    

Joyce Teese Passed Away

Friends, We learned yesterday of the passing of teacher and administrator Joyce Teese, who lost the battle overnight with adrenal cortical cancer.  Mrs. Teese taught many of us eighth grade during the 1970s as well as techniques of daily living (TDL) to fifth graders in her early years at the school  She arranged those yearly spring … Continue reading Joyce Teese Passed Away

Janet Kopcic Kallao Passed Away

We are saddened to learn of the recent passing of class of 1955 graduate Janet Kopcic Kallao.  We have little more information about here than that she graduated in the mid 50s.  Feel free to share anything you know about her here.  

Wayne Pittman Passed Away

The Alumni Association of the Western PA School for Blind Chidren would like to acknowledge the passing of class of 1965 graduate, Wayne Pittman.  Wayne was employed for several years by the city of Harrisburg, PA, and he will be sadly missed by many of his friends.  Rest in peace, Wayne.  

Helen Callahan Passed Away

Friends, We’ve learned that class of 1948 graduate,   Helen Callahan,  died recently.    The memorial check shall be sent to her family today.

Robert Longmore Passed Away

Friends, We’ve learned that former student,   Robert Longmore,  died earlier this year.    The memorial check shall be sent to his family today.

Tom Greaser Passed Away

Friends, We’ve learned that long-time WPSBC physical education and horticulture teacher   Tom Greaser,  died on July 21st, 2011.  You can check out his obituary   here.