Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Fwd: Friends of Afghanistan Herb Burgasser notice

Dear FoA Members Salaam,

This message is primarily directed to the more than sixty Teacher Corps/Peace Corps members who served in the Lackawanna/Afghanistan TC/PC Program out of SUNY, Buffalo State. George Deshaies recently informed me of the passing of our colleague and friend, Herb Burgasser. Herb was an environmental advocate and co-founder of Earth Spirit, Inc. ( http://www .earthspiritedu.org/membership.html.) In addition to his life long dedication to educational activities related to the environment, Herb continued to live out the legacy of our Teacher Corps internship by working with students form the City of Buffalo through the University of Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center. Retiring from the E.O.C. last year, due to declining health related to Diabetes, Herb suffered a heart attack after concluding a presentation on responsible environmental stewardship at Letchworth State Park. Please feel free to contact me or George ( gdeshaies@opschools.org) for more information.
Peace, Tony Agnello
President, Friends of Afghanistan
Director, Schools and Futures, Inc.
Advisor, Western New York
Sister School Coalition
Peace Corps, Afghanistan 1972-75

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