I just learned of Miss Roycroft's passing. She was my physical education teacher in the 1960's, during the early years of her career. What a perfect match for Nazareth Academy. Those of us who did not seem very athletic were never made to feel uncomfortable or inadequate in Miss Roycraft's class. She was very patient. I clearly remember her cute smile & disposition. My thoughts are with her family. Patrice Pallone, Pittsford, NY
Miss Roycraft, was truly a gem. I graduated with the class of 1975, and have fond memories of her as a wonderful teacher. I truly believe she enjoyed our class spririt, especially at the sleep over in the gymnasium, when she did not get angry over our craziness. May she rest in peace.
Miss Roycraft was a great gym teacher at Nazareth Academy. I will always remember her. May she rest in peace.
Class of 1989
I remember her fondly from physical education classes at Nazareth Academy. She actually made gym class fun and interesting.
Karen Vane Ragan - Class of 1975
"Miss Roycraft" she will always be and certainly merited our respect. She treated each girl as a person of value, never mocking or shaming those who were overweight or simply inept at Phys. Ed. I was a "gym rat" and remember clearly how she encouraged me to meet and make friends with the other girls. She always gave selflessly on her time and energy. I have never forgotten her.
Miss Roycraft was indeed a great gym teacher always with a smile on her face. She will be missed very much. May she rest in peace.
I remember Miss Roycraft well. She was always smiling. She was a great gym teacher.
Thank you Miss Roycraft for all the tender loving care after every basketball practice and game at Nazareth Academy.
i remember her even after 24 years. She was a great teacher.
I remember Miss Roycraft from the halls of Nazareth Academy. God Bless and Rest in Peace.
Karen will always be "Miss Roycraft" to many of us. She was my gym teacher through all four years at Nazareth. She encouraged rather than criticized all of us. A good woman gone too soon. Take good care of her Lord, as shee took good care of her students.
Karen was my gym teacher at Nazareth Academy. A very nice woman who was very dedicated.
I will always remember my days at Nazareth in the gym.. We had great teams basketball and softball because you made them fun and had the coaching skills to get us to always give our all...
Very sorry to see that Karen has passed. Though she was not my phs ed teacher at Nazareth Academy, she always made it a point to speak to me.I have many fond memories.
was my gym teacher at Nazareth for 4 years-encouraged me until I could walk maybe five inches on those parallel bars holding myself up with my arms-not an athlete but she always helped you try-rest in peace
I was so saddened to hear of Karens' passing. Rest in Peace dear Karen. love Phyllis, former activities dept. at Grandeville
Karen was my phys ed teacher at Nazareth Academy when I went there.