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Canandaigua schools bid farewell to serveral retiring staff members

Members of the Canandaigua City School Board of Education said goodbye to one of the board’s own Thursday, along with several other district retirees.

Board President Jeanie Grimm presented Thomas Reho with a mug referring to him as a “Proud Curmudgeon.”

“There should be a sticker that says, ‘Official Curdmudgeon’” countered Reho who opted not to seek re-election to the board this year after serving serving two five-year terms.

“He always makes us laugh with his curmudgeonly ways, so we got him this very special send-off gift,” Grimm said, before handing Reho the box containing the mug.

She later gave him an envelope, calling it the real gift.

Grimm began recounting a story from a year ago when she and Reho showed up at the polls the night of the last presidential election at exactly the same time, agreeing they’d be headed in entirely different directions once inside.

She joked that on the surface, it’s easy to guess that she should not like and admire Reho as much as she does, noting they have little in common.

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