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Fwd: Very sad news about Kurt

Kurt was a Smith ringer who visited Boston a couple times and we just
rang with him at Groton last weekend.  Very sad news.

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From: Michael Bush <mbush smith edu>
Date: Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 9:36 AM
Subject: Very sad news about Kurt
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Hi everyone,

Elizabeth and I received some very sad news yesterday evening. Kurt
Ward (a Smith ringer) died earlier this week.  It was a workplace
related accident that took place  while he and some other workers were
uncoupling freight cars at the Deerfield rail yard on Monday evening.

Kurt joined the Smith band in Spring 2009 and had made steady progress
as a ringer especially in the last 6 months when we'd been able to
find a practice time that fitted in with his work schedule. He was
warm and good natured, always willing to offer help when something
needed to be done around the tower.

There will be a memorial service tomorrow (Sat July 17) at 2 pm. It
will take place at St. Peter's, Weston, MA (320 Boston Post Road). The
family have said that they would be very happy for anyone who knew
Kurt through ringing to attend. Please pass this message on to anyone
we may have missed.

(For those of you in Northampton, Elizabeth and I will be going if
anyone needs a ride. Just let us know.)


Note: I've attached a nice picture of some of the Smith ringers
including Kurt (back, right) from the Groton meeting last weekend.

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