East Rochester residents, teachers and school staff are celebrating the life of an inspiring, warmhearted “legend” who had an immeasurable impact on her students and the community.
Georgia Chapman, who taught third grade at East Rochester School for 40 years, then spent the next 11 years as a substitute there, died March 30 at the age of 74.
Using terms like “one of a kind” and “true treasure,” people who knew Chapman described her as someone who always left an impression on those fortunate to have met her or learned from her.
“Her calm, quiet demeanor and pleasant smile always made you feel welcome,” said Melissa Hunt, the school’s band teacher. “It is amazing to think how many students, teachers, and school staff she inspired through her teaching and just her overall joy of life. Such a special teaching legend and friend that will remain in our hearts forever.”
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