Former Baldwinsville superintendent Jeanne Dangle, 59, died Aug. 29 after a long battle with cancer.
Dangle, who served as superintendent for 11 years, announced in October that she would retire at the end of the 2013-14 school year, a year before her contract expired. Her last day was July 1.
"It is with great sadness that the Baldwinsville Central School District shares some very sad news," said Dr. David Hamilton, who was hired in June to replace Dangle. "Last night, members of the Baldwinsville community lost a friend, former colleague and leader that cared about the students and staff of the Baldwinsville Central School District.
"Jeanne Dangle, our recently retired superintendent of schools, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. As the sharing of this type of information can be difficult, those that were close to Jeanne would ask that you remember her dedication and commitment to increasing educational opportunities for Baldwinsville’s students and to celebrate the many successes of our school district under her leadership," Hamilton said. "Jeanne was passionate about teaching, learning and leading the Baldwinsville Central School District to premier status in Central New York and across the entire state. While the loss of Jeanne has saddened the Baldwinsville Central School District community, we want to recognize and thank her for her 11 years of service. In closing, please keep Jeanne’s family and friends in your thoughts during this very difficult time."
Details on calling hours and a funeral service have not yet been released.