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Center for Creative Learning Teacher Dies

Visitation for this teacher of Rockwood School District gifted education students will be Wednesday at Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin.

James "Jay" Walsh, of Ellisville, died Friday. He was 55 years old.

He was a teacher of districtwide gifted education fourth and fifth grade students at Rockwood School District's Center for Creative Learning. CCL parents often worked with him in his role as teacher liaison on the CCL PTO board.

He was partner to Larry Christison.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway in Ballwin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the CCL PTO Jay Walsh Scholarship Fund, 265 Old State Road, Ellisville, MO  63021.

Julie Brown Patton November 19, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Rockwood teachers are requesting assistance with informing families that Wednesday evening will be a Celebration of Life for Mr. Walsh at Schrader’s Funeral Home on Manchester Road in Ballwin. This is not a service, and there will be no viewing.
Ann Martel November 20, 2012 at 05:28 AM
No vies CCLebrees Julie! That is the perfect way to remember a man who was so full of life!
Paige Alexander November 20, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Two of my sons have had Mr. Walsh as their teacher at CCL. And he was BOTH of their favorite teacher. Mr. Walsh was such a fun and caring teacher, and even went so far as to call me at home to talk about my son. CCL won't be the same without him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his partner, and his family. Fly with the Angels, Jay!
Barbara Kisakye November 21, 2012 at 03:25 AM
It was trully a pleasure to have met Mr. Walsh. He encouraged my son to pursue his passion of learning foreign languages. I met Mr. Walsh once and the words that he said to me gave me encouragement and pride when he related to me how well my son was doing in his classes. I will never forget how he made me feel and I will forever be grateful.
Kelly Ehmke November 21, 2012 at 07:33 PM
My oldest son had Mr. Walsh as one of his teachers at CCL. Our family sends their condolences and prayers to Mr. Walsh's partner and family at this difficult time.

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