Dear Deer Park Family:
It is with great sadness that we are writing with the news that our beloved board member and friend, Tom Griswold, passed away on Sunday, January 17 at Mercy-Jewish Hospital following a brief hospitalization. He was surrounded by his wife, Diane Griswold, and their children. We speak on behalf of all friends and employees of the District in offering our deep condolences to Mr. Griswold’s family.
Board Member Tom Griswold enjoys a long history with the district, having worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator. The Griswold family has been in the community since the fall of 1957 when Mr. and Mrs. Griswold embarked on their teaching careers and began their family. For the past 18 years, Mr. Griswold has been a member of the Deer Park Board of Education.
He was an enthusiastic figure in the history of public education in Deer Park. His fierce devotion to providing a quality education in Deer Park reflected his unshakable commitment to every child that walked through the doors of our schools. All of us honor his memory by continuing his passion for education.
There will be a celebration of Mr. Griswold’s life on January 30 at 2:00 PM in the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium. All are welcome to attend.
With deep respect,
Peggy Bosse, Board of Education President
Jeff Langdon, Superintendent
Achieving Excellence Together!