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Stanley Gillespie Obituary
Stan Gillespie loved literature and loved teaching literature. Friends and family say his passion for books shone through his teaching.
"He just touched so many lives in his teaching throughout the years," said Gillespie's daughter Amy Silverstein. "The classroom was really his element to shine, and it was just evident by all of the students who would come back years later and track him down and want to go out to lunch and talk and visit."
Gillespie's literature classes were always popular with students. He received the Distinguished Teacher Award at McCallie School in Chattanooga and Pace Academy in Atlanta, and was named a STAR teacher at Pace. Yearbooks from Pace and McCallie were dedicated to him.
Gillespie's wife Dodie said her husband loved his students, and his students loved him back. "He never talked down to them. He always uplifted them. They wanted to give him all they had because he was giving all he had."
Stanley Gillespie, of Atlanta, died July 9 after battling several different illnesses. He was 73. Read the news obituary
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 12, 2014
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