Glen Cove Remembers Frank Bouza

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The Glen Cove community gathered at the Glen Cove High School flagpole prior to the Sept. 27 Board of Education meeting to pay tribute to Frank Bouza, a former district employee and BOE trustee.

Mr. Bouza, who passed away in October 2015, worked at the district for more than 40 years. During the ceremony, BOE trustee Gail Nedbor-Gross spoke about Mr. Bouza’s tenure at the district and his two terms on the board.

“Everyone got along with Frankie because he was one of the nicest, sweetest, most thoughtful men I’ve ever known. He loved this community and we hope that this beautiful plaque donated by our former Board of Education President Rich Maccarone shows our love, respect and admiration for Mr. Frankie Bouza and his family,” Mrs. Nedbor-Gross said.     

Mr. Bouza’s daughter Susan Gielbeda, a teacher at Connolly School, thanked everyone for attending the ceremony.

“This presentation is a great honor for us,” she said. “My father was a great husband, father, community member and grandfather. His focus was always the children. I can’t event count how many lives my father has impacted. He took pride in his job no matter what is was, custodian, supervisor of buildings and grounds or a board trustee.”   

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna indicated that the plaque would be mounted and the area around the flagpole would be enhanced in tribute of Mr. Bouza. The flagpole was selected as the location for the plaque because Mr. Bouza raised the American flag at the high school daily during his tenure there.