Nyack School of Education Dean, Dr. JoAnn Looney, has shared that Lorisa Thomas Bates, a 2009 School of Education alumna, is at home with Jesus. The 33-year-old wife and mother of two children, aged 4 and 1 ½, majored in childhood education at Nyack and graduated magna cum laude.
Passionate about the field of education, Lorisa taught at Candor Elementary School in Candor, NY and Woodward Mill Elementary School in Gwinnett County, GA.
Arrangements are being handled by Estey Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home in Candor, NY. A private service with live streaming will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may also be shared on the funeral home’s website.
The campus community is asked to remember the Bates and Thomas families in prayer.