Condolences to all of the LeBeau Family. Mr. LeBeau was my 5th grade teacher, then later a colleague at the Hilton schools.
Mr. LeBeau was regarded, befriended, and respected, and loved by so many people because of how he made people feel through his strong example, his love for his wife and kids (than later his grandkids), and his overwhelming stick-to-it-ness that, "we can work it out".
I have many fond memories of Mr. LeBeau... most etched into my mind are the times laughing with him, seeing him brag about his grandchildren, and knowing that some of the "lessons" that he taught in 5th grade were not about social studies, how to return a library book, or doing homework- they were about seeing how Mr. LeBeau loved his family, stood for what he believed in, and was present to people.
Love to all you , Lorraine, Rick, Keri-Lyn, Marc, Melissa) Tracy, Mike, Noelle, Noah, Leslie, Brittney, Madeline, Alexa, Patrick, and Ashley. Thank you for sharing Mr. L with us all these years- he was an incredible man.
Lorraine and children,
It saddens Marie and I to hear of Dick’s passing. I don’t need to tell you, but I will, he was truly a “class act”. As Hilton’s second school physician we worked closely together. We seemed to always agree what was the best path to go which path was always in the best interest of his students. Lorraine, he cherished you and always was more concerned about your health rather than his, but that’s the kind of man he was- always unassuming, thoughtful, and a true “Cadet” through and through. His kids and grandkids were his world. Marie always considered you a very close friend even though most of your encounters were only at church or in the office. She loves you.
If there is ever such a thing as a legacy look at the football field named in his honor and be always proud, both of you deserve it, for you also were a true “Cadet”. You were a special couple and always a”class act”.
Know that he will always be revered and try and take solace in your children and grandchildren because Dick would want it no other way. So sorry.
Marie and Sandy Sorrentino
Dick was one of my 6th grade teachers @ West Ave. He was one of my inspirations to become a teacher. Praying for you all at this time of loss.