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Angelo Cortopassi

Original post made by Biebs, another community, on Jan 3, 2010

This is nearly seven years late, but I just recently found an article on line that appeared in the Palo Alto Weekly on line on August 13, 203. It was written by Grace Rauh, and after sending an email to her provided email address, it was returned. I would like to thank the Palo Alto Weekly for this article and update on Mr. Angelo Cortopassi. I would welcome receiving any futher updates concerning this wonderful and unforgetable man.

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Posted by bru
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm

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Mr. Cortopassi was my 10th grade science teacher at PALY. He always made the lectures interesting, and funny. He should definitely be named Favorite School Teacher.


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Posted by Jeanne Biebel
a resident of another community
on Jan 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I mistakenly said Mr. Cortopassi was my Science/Biology teacher in the 9th grade. It was actually 8th grade. This would have been 1965-1966. Mr. Cortopassi definitely won the "Favorite Teacher" contest that was held, and well deserved. Maybe it was divne intervention that a ton of ballots were missplaced and did not get mailed in, because he surely was thrilled about going to the Mediterranean! If I recall, he took his mother along when he went, possibly both of his parents. Sure would like to learn how he is doing, if anyone knows and can add the info to this site. By the way, my fellow classmates went on to high school in San Jose at Leigh High and Branham High, graduating class of 1970. After 8th grade, my family moved back to Green Bay. Would love to hear from any former classmates of mine from Dartmouth Junior High.


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Posted by david wickemeyer
a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I too had Mr. Cortopassi in 8th grade at Dartmouth in the middle 1960s and graduated from Leigh High School 1970. Though Biology was not my best subject, Mr. Coropassi made it fun and interesting, and one of my more enjoyable classes. Though I never did discover anything to name after him (he always told his students to name it "Cortopassium") I do think about him often and am sorry to hear about his MS. If anyone knows a way of contacting him, I would like to send him a note.


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