Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Remembrance for Mr. Y

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Submitted by Nicholas Ward


 

My heart was warmed to see that Mr. Y was honored by the Coronado Times. (“Coronado High School Teacher Ray Yannaccone Succumbs to Cancer,” 3/15/2021) Mr. Y was my English teacher this year, and even though we only saw each other through screens, I really got to know him. He was a kind man, a patient teacher, and a fellow Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast. Mr. Y did so much for so many students and teachers at CHS, and it only feels right that he should be appreciated, celebrated, and remembered in his passing.

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Nicholas Ward



Editor’s Note:

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In lieu of flowers, the Yannaccone family is accepting donations to the Coronado School of the Arts in Mr. Y’s name.

Mr. Y’s family would like donations to go to the Coronado School of the Arts.

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Grieving students can find support resources at the CHS counseling office and through Coronado SAFE at https://coronadosafe.org/new-to-coronado/toolbox-additional-resources/#.YEl1ny-z2Vl.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.” Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com
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