Condolences for August Dennis ‘Gus’ Dindia
Mr. Dindia hired me to teach at Rigler School in 1980. He was a kind and caring administrator. I taught for him for two years before taking a maternity leave. Gus was easy to approach but I will admit I was somewhat embarrassed to tell him I was pregnant (remember this was forty years ago and things were different back then!). I'd only taught for him for two years and felt badly about not staying longer. However, he accepted my situation and wished me well. Gus was a dignified educator who positively impacted many staff, students and families.
Thank you, Grandpa, for all the wonderful memories. I will miss our weekly dinners and hearing his stories. He always ended his stories saying how lucky he was. Surviving the war, stumbling into education, and meeting the love of his life, grandma Joan. I loved that at 99 years old he still called her a babe! We were the lucky ones, to have him in our lives as a strong and caring patriarch and a true example of how to live a life centered on faith, love and family.
He was a mentor, hero Godfather,Uncle and friend ❤️ to me and so many...family, friends, students and co-workers. He understood what unconditional love was and shared it with us, we felt safe and supported ❤️ Angel 😇 on our shoulders ❤️
Dana Jacobs posted on 12/11/22