If you read the obituaries section in this week's issue of The Citizen, you will find two names that seem to have nothing in common except a connection to Avalon. On closer inspection, however, you will find the stories of two lives that had a tremendous impact on the world around each of them.
The first is Bernie Sewak. He was a teacher at Avalon High School. I never met Bernie, but I heard his name quite often. Decades after he taught his last class, he remained involved in his students' lives, in the community, and in life itself.