Cooperstown school district gives longtime custodian retirement send-off to remember

Photo courtesy of Becky Meehan

After 31 years, a well-known employee in the Cooperstown Central School District has retired – with a memorable sendoff by staff, administrators and students.

Posted: May 8, 2020 9:34 AM
Updated: May 8, 2020 9:47 AM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – After 31 years, a well-known employee in the Cooperstown Central School District has retired – with a memorable send-off by staff, administrators and students.

Bob Meehan, a custodian at the Cooperstown Jr./Sr. High School said goodbye as cars lined the circle of the school to wish him farewell.

Bob’s wife, Becky Meehan, is a former employee of the school, and says Bob was well-liked by everyone, and the students even found a special way to recognize one year.

“As his wife and a former employee of the district I can honestly say he made a difference at the school. One of his fondest memories was having a yearbook dedicated to him and a peer,” said Becky.

All schools in New York have been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Those who came to help send Bob off practiced appropriate social distancing.

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