Students and faculty commemorate Ruben Delgado

A photograph of Campus Supervisor Ruben Delgado is posted on a sign near the tennis courts, where the custodial staff has planted flowers in his memory. Delgado died March 23 of a heart attack, and students and staff have planned memorial services and other dedications. Photo by Amrutha Dorai.

A photograph of Campus Supervisor Ruben Delgado is posted on a sign near the tennis courts, where the custodial staff has planted flowers in his memory. Delgado died March 23 of a heart attack, and students and staff have planned memorial services and other dedications. Photo by Amrutha Dorai.

Amrutha Dorai

Church service and memorial garden among plans to remember longtime campus supervisor’s life.  

Students, faculty and family have begun planning ways to celebrate the life of Campus Supervisor Ruben Delgado, who died of a heart attack March 23.

An open memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on April 1 at St. Victor’s Church in San Jose. The school is also planning a service to be held on campus sometime after Spring Break.


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Students and faculty can donate to the Delgado family through Diana Goularte, Executive Assistant to the Principal, in the Main Office. According to principal April Scott, the Delgado family has not yet decided whether to keep the money to pay for memorial services or to donate it to charity.

“With the loss of [anyone], you just don’t know what to do. So the staff said, ‘I wish we could do something,” Scott said. “So we just said, ‘If you’re wanting to do something, we’re just going to create a fund right now, and we’re going to give it to the family.’”

A photograph of Campus Supervisor Ruben Delgado is posted on a sign near the tennis courts, where the custodial staff has planted flowers in his memory. Delgado died March 23 of a heart attack, and students and staff have planned memorial services and other dedications. Photo by Amrutha Dorai.

A photograph of Campus Supervisor Ruben Delgado is posted on a sign near the tennis courts, where the custodial staff has planted flowers in his memory. Delgado died March 23 of a heart attack, and students and staff have planned memorial services and other dedications. Photo by Amrutha Dorai.

The school has plans to set up a memorial garden and to dedicate a brick in Delgado’s name. As of right now, the custodial staff has planted flowers and displayed photographs in Delgado’s honor on the side of the gym facing the tennis courts. On Thursday, Leadership also began filming a memorial video that will be shown on the announcements and sent to the Delgado family along with posters signed by students and faculty.

Administration has hired Thomas Michaelis, who has substituted for Delgado in the past, to serve as Student Conduct Liaison and fill the role normally held by the Campus Supervisor until the end of the school year. However, a new Campus Supervisor will likely be hired for the 2013-2014 academic year.