This article was originally published in the fall 2012 Harker Quarterly.
Harker’s former director of global education, Bill Bost, passed away in June and his friends at Harker are joining with Bost’s dear friend, Mike Kerbyson, in holding a memorial to celebrate his life.
The memorial will be Sat., Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Bucknall gym, followed by an informal gathering at Harry’s Hofbrau near the Saratoga campus, 390 Saratoga Ave. Bost’s children, Tanner and Klara, and their mother, Katrina Church, will be flying in from North Carolina.
Bost started at Harker in 1993 as a grade 4 teacher and in 2001 became director of special projects in the advancement department. A year later he took on the position of grant writer/director of international programs, which later became the global education program; Bost became director of that program in 2004. He also worked for many years as a summer program administrator. Kristin Giammona, elementary division head and long-time friend of Bost’s, said she hopes many will attend the memorial, “so Tanner and Klara can grasp how important and special Bill was to Harker and to his Harker friends.” If you have any photos you would like to include in the memorial’s slide show, please email them to Giammona at firstname.lastname@example.org.