Rest in peace shipmate... and with deep affection and love to your Kiwi bride Sylvia. Aaron and I still remember our climbs up "Poppa Don's Mountain" aka Cowles Mountain
John Borio, USN (ret) - email@example.com
Our sympathies for Jennifer and George and the entire Tice family. A special prayer for Mr. Tice who had such a positive effect on so many lives.
I too had Mr. Tice for 5th grade at Darnall Elementary. He used to call me DJ because he said his daughter was Donna Jean as well. He had a wonderful voice and shared many of his life stories with us. He was a fine teacher and a kind person. My thoughts are with his family.
Mr Tice was my 5th grade teacher at Darnall Elementary 1958-59. He was the first male teacher I'd had and I really liked and respected him. RIP, Mr Tice.
I had Mr Tice for World Affairs in79-80 at PHHS...I loved history and politics and at the time thought I might run for office. He invited local candidtes to come in and speak and I worked on a campaign after that. I went to Golden Hall to see Election Night and I have taken my sons there to be a part of history in the making. All because Mr. Tice made it interesting, fun and easy. He also told stories of what PHHS was like the first few years it was open and what the budget was like then. He said at the time (79-80) "schools should be made of solid gold for what we spend on them" and I have always agreed. He was a good teacher that I remember well. My thoughts are with the family. Warmly, Mary Jane Morris Class of 1980 PHHS
Our condolences go out to Mr.Tice family. I remember growing up with his grandson Ian and how much those two loved to spend time with one another. He will be missed.
-Andrew Griffin (619)985-7236
Dave, Jenn & Donna,
Sorry to hear about your dad ........
hope you are all hanging in there
I, too, am a former seminar student with fond memories of Mr. Tice. He was an amazing man and an inspiring educator. I pray that you may find comfort and peace in the midst of your grief in the knowledge that your dad touched many lives with his loving heart and truly made this world a better place.
Our condolences and prayers for the family.
Mr. Tice ("Mr. T" lo-ooong before The A Team) was my 7th grade Seminar English teacher and counselor at Horace Mann in 1966-67, and to this day I remember him and that class clearly. He was one of my most memorable and inspiring teachers--interesting, funny and challenging--and he started me on a path of lifelong learning. He taught us so much, and although I doubt he would have had much hope for me at that time, I've spent my life working with language, grammar, translation and writing.
Thanks, Mr. Tice, for pouring your life into crazy immature kids like me!
Dear Donna, David, & Jenny,
I read with sadness of your dad's passing. He was a good neighbor, co-worker at Horace Mann and Patrick Henry HS, and friend. Many were the times he would come by to invite me to hike Cowles Mt. – long before the present hiking paths were laid out and improved. He inspired me to make the hike on an almost daily basis for 30-40 years. I was not at all surprised that he even hiked it when he was 87. We shared many discussions together on endless topics on our hikes. He was deep thinker and easily conversant on a wide range of issues. We relish our memories of both he and your mother. Know of our sharing in your loss.
Mr. Tice taught me to diagram sentences when I was in seventh grade, and made sure I knew a preposition when I saw one. Decades later, I still use this expertise.
Peace and blessings to the Tice family,
Horace Mann Jr. High, 1965-67
I was also one of Mr. Tice's Seminar students at Horace Mann Jr. High. He was a self-professed "nut" about sentence diagramming, and this skill invested me with a lifelong love of language use and grammar. He had the class memorize a list of commonly used prepositions, and at a Seminar reunion in 2001 (which Mr. Tice attended), we all recited it, to his great satisfaction! All together now: about, above, across, after...
I was one of his seminar students at Horace Mann in the late '60s. He was my favorite teacher! I will always remember his wonderful "tico-o-grams" which were spontaneous blackboard drawings that accompanied some story he was telling that in and of themselves were totally meaningless, but illustrated the point he was making.
Sincere sympathy to Don's family
from an old colloage and friend.
More than 40 years ago, Don took me on my first backpacking trip in the Sierras. I was 18 or 19 then. We went over McGee Pass and down into Tully Hole before walking out through Red's Meadow. I've skied and hiked in the Range of Light almost every year since. Thank you, Don.