REMEMBERING: PEDESTAL CALHOUN EDUCATOR DON MCCARTNEY - "If Students Were Curious, We'd Have No Problem Educating"

(02/04/2022)

McCartney and his wife Anne at their Steer Creek farm

By Bob Weaver 2016

Longtime Calhoun educator 88-year-old Don McCartney died April 5 at his home on Russett Road, following a teaching career that spanned over 30 years.

McCartney said, "Students like to be challenged and inspired. If all students were curious, we'd have no problem educating," he said.

McCartney reveled in the value of poetry, literature, music to enhance the lives of people, often quoting from memory long narrative poems.

He was also a life-long farmer.

"Some people look at the world and life and never see the beauty, mystery and creation," he said.

Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

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