Gary Schlomer was able to wear his tie-dye jacket one last time today. While he has made it a tradition to wear this for graduation gunsmith walks it was repurposed for his retirement gunsmith walk. After 38 tremendous years of teaching our greatest asset has hung up his apron. While we won’t see him every Tuesday through Thursday we are certain this is not the last we have seen of Gary.
A statement from School President, Jean Martin:
“I’ve always dreaded when this day would come and now it has. Gary Schlomer has made the call to ride off into the sunset of retirement. This LEGEND has blessed CST with his Gary-isms, knowledge, kindness, faith, and honesty for decades. If you were wise enough to truly listen to this man you received a gift no other could bestow.
I can’t Imagine not having the daily sightings of toothpicks, tie-dyed jacket, and that ornery smile. Thank you is not sufficient for all you have given. I will instead wish you happy days with your beloved family and books with a reminder… the door is ALWAYS open.”
Gary, his family, and the staff were all presented with challenge coins that commemorate what a truly great man, teacher, and friend Gary was. Prior to walking Gary address the staff by saying:
“Sorry I didn’t make it to feet first out the door before calling it. But it has been fun… Really fun.”
As the saying goes its never goodbye, only see you later. Enjoy your retirement Gary!
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