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Long-time RCS bus driver passes away

The district is mourning the loss of Jennifer Northrup, who touched the lives of so many over her 26 years as a bus driver at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Jennifer passed away on Dec. 10. She will be remembered by students and staff for her caring nature and her ability to make anyone laugh with her dry sense of humor and smile.

“She was very loved and respected by everyone she came in contact with,” Transportation Director Jen Houck said. “She truly loved her job and had a huge heart – she was the type of person that would give the shirt off her back for anyone, she will be greatly missed by all of us.”

Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Babcock funeral home in Ravena with a memorial service immediately following at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Jennifer to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY 12205.

The 5 p.m. late bus will be canceled on Thursday (Dec. 15) to allow staff and students to attend the calling hours and memorial service.

Support staff will be available to help any students or staff with grief, please contact your school to make counseling arrangements.