La Jolla, Bishop’s A-School-a. Ajax and brillo and Dr. Mower.
If you were in my class at Bishops, you may remember us singing that in a play we did. A couple weeks ago I woke up with this ‘feeling’ that Dr. Mower had passed away. I checked, he had not. Today I got two emails. He died yesterday.
Six years ago I wrote him a letter (he wrote me back! the contents I keep private, though, as it was more personal) and told him he was one of the teachers who changed my life. He was. I will always remember him.
Thank you, Heather and Chris, for sharing the news that he passed away on the 7th.
Dr. Mower peacefully passed away early this morning [Feb 7th]. [His family] conveys that hospice was there for the past three weeks and did a good job of keeping him comfortable. Otto will be cremated and his cremains will most likely go to Italy to be buried in his home town (Saluzzo). Pray for [his wife] that she will receive comfort from the love of her family and friends.
If I make it to Saluzzo, I will visit his grave.
“Curae leves loquuntur ingentes stupent.” means “Slight griefs can be spoken of, great ones render us speechless.”