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  1. Fr. Michael Fones, OP
    December 28, 2023 @ 6:14 PM

    Dave’s service to others continued after his military career. He taught for many years at Champaign Central High School in Champaign, Illinois, where, when he discovered the graduation rate was lower than he thought acceptable, he approached the principal and asked if he could have a class comprised of the students most likely to drop out. That became the composition of some of his classes for the rest of his career, and it became a common practice for graduates to return randomly and interrupt one of his classes to tell the current students how Mr. Fones had changed their life for the better. A few of them returned the favor when they became part of his cancer diagnosis and treatment. I’m very proud of my big brother, who continues to inspire me!


    • davidegrogan
      December 28, 2023 @ 7:58 PM

      Michael – thanks for your post!


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