July 12, 2013
I regret to inform you that Ruth Rowe, Pawling Middle School teacher, and her husband, Bruce Loev, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Mr. and Mrs. Loev, who were vacationing in Costa Rica following their marriage over the weekend of July 4th, reportedly drowned while swimming in the waters off the coast of Quepos, Costa Rica.
Ms. Rowe began her service to the Pawling School District in 1988 as a sixth grade teacher, moving to fifth grade in 1996. Most recently, she taught fifth grade math and science. Ms. Rowe was known as a caring and dedicated teacher who was highly regarded by parents, students, and colleagues. At this most difficult time, our condolences go out to her family, most particularly her son Kaleb and daughter Emily.
Information about services is not available at this time, but we will inform you as it becomes known. We are attempting to arrange a time when counselors will be available to students. Please check the District website for updated information.
William M. Ward, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools Pawling Central School District