Saturday, September 24, 2011

Former Greece Administrator Passes


George A. Vito (1930 - 2011)

Kendall: September 22, 2011. George is predeceased by his wife Sarah Vito & sister Mary Palumbo. He is survived by his loving companion Pat Howell; children, Dr. George Vito, Dr. Richard Vito and John Vito; grandson Gavin Vito; brothers, John (Angela) Vito, Frank (Eileen) Vito; brother-in-law Peter Palumbo; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

9 comments:

Charlie Hubbard said...

George Vito was a do'er NOT an excuss maker. He and his staff ran Athena not the kids, not the parents, not the gta and as a result came 'Athena Pride'.

Much was expected of his staff and he attrached some of the best - and he 'backed them'.

The 'pride' we used to have in our high schools via the neighborhoods they represented is gone thanks to open enrollment and schools for the chosen. What was looked at as 'good for the dictrict' has been replaced with politics via special treatment and I will suggest 'leaders' like George Vito would say so.

I'll say it again - it's all about TRUST and make no mistake George Vito's word was something you could TRUST.

chubbard005@rochester.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Our son attended Athena when George Vito was there and our feeling was that there was a better education and a better interaction with the staff that a few years later when our daughter was there. Rest in Peace, George. You were an gifted educator.

Anonymous said...

I loved working for George when he was my principal. He didn't take any sh*t from kids (or parents). I always got the feeling he was on MY side! The kids really respected him. There was no doubt that HE was in charge of his school!

Anonymous said...

Compare George to the clown they have running Athena HS now. Gosh help us if Gianotti remains there. He's just a kid, and like many kids, is arrogant. Sorry, but those who worked at OLY under is AP leadership can tell you all about it. We need more George's in our buildings.

Anonymous said...

I so agree with Mr. Hubbard'scomments. I had Mr. Vito for a techer at Britton Road and later he was principal at Athena when my kids went there. He was a class act and a very special man.

Anonymous said...

I admire a principal who wears out shoes faster than he/she wears out pants. One of my favorite stories was of Mr. Vito in the hallway watching two young men s-l-o-w-l-y walking in the hallway. He went up to them, walked between them and put one arm on each young man's shoulder and gently asked, "Now, just where is that next class you are heading to?" He literally walked them to their class with him as escort. Now that's a person in charge of his school!

Anonymous said...

Shall we share stories (in the not too distant past) about how Greece used to PADDLE kids' behinds??

Anonymous said...

Paddles were used at Olympia at least into the early 70's. When did it end? Why are we talking about it?

Anonymous said...

Why are we talking about it? Probably because one of the methods that George Vito used to discipline (and control) the kids in his school was paddling! Hmmmm, think we should reinstate it?