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Orchestra Teacher Dies in Bike Accident

Posted on Jun 14, 2017
Paramus, NJ - The local district of Paramus and the town of Ridgewood are in mourning after tragedy struck the area last week. Beloved and long-time orchestra teacher, Jocelyn Gertel, passed away after a catastrophic fall off her bike. The highly respected educator was was riding downhill when she lost control and fell forward over the bicycle handlebars. She was taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson, where she later passed as a result of her injuries. Her family plans to carry on her legacy by donating her organs. The superintendent of schools, Michele Robinson also honors Gertel's memory, stating "The school community is very devastated by her loss...She was very well-respected, very well-liked and she will be greatly missed."

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