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Delton Curtis Reopelle PhD 1924 - 2014

Delton Curtis Reopelle PhD

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
32 students in my 6th grade rotating class and back then with no complaints of too many students per teacher. We all received attention. Principal Reopelle was a constant. Always well groomed, even tempered or did he even have a temper. He was very good looking with a smile for every one. He hired new additional, new, young and good-looking teachers like himself, Miss McCarthy and Mr. Province. He steadied the students on the day that Kennedy was shot. He took care of the Beatlemania that erupted on school grounds when a boy from England entered school and was chased the entire length of the playground by screaming little girls. He gave a sense of continuity when the air raid alarm would have us under our desks or we were running evacuation drills. He allowed myself and Leilani McGuire to become the first girl crossing guards for the Kindergartners. My thanks to Principal Reopelle for providing good memories of an enriching and safe elementary school for all of the 6 E's (Evelyn, Edna, Eddie, Ernie, Eric and Efren). My sincere condolences and extending my thanks to the family.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Mr. Reopelle was a wonderful principle at El Toyon in the early 60's. Of course students didn't talk to principles much, but as his picture displays, he always had a kind, friendly smile and put us kids at ease. Sounds like he went on to do many more things than principle. Condolences to the family.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I remember your Dad well. He was my principal at El Toyon School in N.C. when I was 11 yrs old. A fitting leader and well respected. I was on the Kiwanis Little league team along with you in 1961, where your father assisted in coaching us then. Mr. Reopelle was one of those men whose image is burned into my memory as one of the important mentors in my developing young life. He was always looked up to, respected and well thought of. I remember your father as one who had a rare gift of working with people from all walks of life, regardless of their position, age or gender. He was a great leader and I can see him now with that affable smile. He was a community treasure and I am glad that my path crossed his, if only for a short while. We will not see the likes of men like Mr. Reopelle again.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I came to know Rip through Jane. It was apparent from the first meeting that this was a special man, always the gentleman with a smile and so pleasant to spend time with. I consider it an honor to have known him. I would call Rip every Veterans Day to say “Thank You” and we would talk about that chapter of his life. I'm going to miss those calls, so for one last time…Thank You Rip for you sacrifice, and thanks for being a special Grandpa to the kids.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
So blessed to have known this wonderful, charming, and always joyful gentleman. We will all cherish the memories forever.
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Principal Reopelle and one of new young teachers, Miss McCarthy Always joyful!

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