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Favorite Of Many Says Goodbye To Waterman

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Posted: May 31, 2014

Jennifer Wright, a teacher at Waterman Elementary School, hands custodian Don Burgess a fishing outfit at his retirement party at the school earlier this month. Burgess, 72, is retiring after 38 years. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Don Burgess, custodian at Waterman Elementary School, talks with faculty, staff, and friends during his retirement party at the school earlier this month. Burgess plans to coach Little League baseball and kids’ basketball. He’s also hoping to do a lot of traveling.

HARRISONBURG — Ask anyone at Waterman Elementary School, or the many former students who walked its halls years ago, about Don Burgess, and the name is sure to be met with a smile.

Burgess, 72,...



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