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In memory of Gus Trowbridge - August 14, 1934 - July 09, 2017 New York, NY

posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:50 AM by Ned Peirce   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 10:16 AM ]
Gus Trowbridge 8/14/1934 - 7/9/2017
Dear Friends, 

After a long struggle with vascular dementia and cancer, Gus Trowbridge died peacefully today at home with family. We are comforted by the support of all those who have shared stories about how Gus affected their lives. We will miss him as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, teacher, and friend. 

In the months to come, the Trowbridge family will host a celebration in New York City commemorating Gus' life. Details will be announced at a later date. 

If you are considering a contribution, it was Gus' wish that any gifts be directed to: The Gus & Marty Trowbridge Forum - a community dialogue on diversity and equity in education. 

The purpose of the Forum is to perpetuate the model of education that Gus and Marty established when they founded Manhattan Country School in 1966. Providing a forum that engages the public on topics of diversity and equity will help to fulfill a founding principle to be a private school with a public mission. Checks may be made payable to: "MCS - Trowbridge Forum" and mailed to: Manhattan Country School, 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024, Attn: Mary Trowbridge. 

We have established the following Legacy.com site and welcome the community to visit and post memories of Gus: 

In Gus' words, "The children hold the dream now. They will lead the way."  Thank you for helping to keep the dream alive. 

Marty, Katharine, Stephen & Mary 

Stephen Trowbridge, July 9, 2017
Ned Peirce,
Jul 10, 2017, 10:15 AM