HILLCREST, NY – A fire broke out in a house in Hillcrest early on Saturday, January 11th. The fire would tragically take the life of beloved Spring Valley High School security guard and soccer coach Venel Edouardo.
On Sunday January 12 there will be a vigil held for Venel on the field at Spring Valley High School starting at 1pm.
Tributes have been pouring in for Venel –
Statement of East Ramapo Central School District Superintendent Dr. Deborah Wortham:
“Our East Ramapo Central School District family is in mourning with the news of the death of Venel Eduoard, a beloved member of the Spring Valley High School security force and Junior Varsity soccer coach.
Well-respected by students and staff members alike, Mr. Eduoard worked tirelessly to support and safeguard our school community for nearly two decades. After the bell rang, “Coach Venel” continued to serve our district as a teacher and mentor to countless student athletes.
Mr. Eduoard’s enduring enthusiasm for coaching and his commitment to student safety will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”
In honor of Mr. Eduoard, grief counseling will be provided at Spring Valley High School today, Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Spring Valley High School Football Coach Andrew Delva
Sad day in Spring Valley as we lost a good man, good Soccer coach, mostly great person who was loved by everyone at SVHS. RIP to Venel. Not gonna be the same without you. 🙏🏿 prayers to the family pic.twitter.com/wtC9kEEBCm
— Andrew Delva (@damann44) January 11, 2020
Rockland County Executive Ed Day
Legislator Laurie Santulli
Please join us🧡🖤 pic.twitter.com/8dOF649iZZ
— Laurie Santulli (@LaurieSantulli) January 12, 2020
Words can not express the loss of such a caring friend, soccer coach n role model. Just recently printed his letter to apply for the position of Head Coach of SV Fútbol.
Thurs. Vanel, Mr. Leonard and I were laughing hysterically remembering when they played 1 on 1 V could play D pic.twitter.com/PTJeLJ81Yd
— Semper Paratus (@TigersnTitans) January 11, 2020
Over 500 Turkeys Distributed to Families in the Village of Spring Valley for Thanksgiving Day
Over 500 Turkeys Distributed to Families in the Village of Spring Valley for Thanksgiving Day.
“This is the SEASON of GIVING and being THANKFUL! Remember that Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” said East Ramapo School Board Member Sabrina Charles Pierre.
Great job by Sabrina Charles-Pierre, Spring Valley Police Department, and all involved.
Sons of Italy Meatball Contest Raises $7,000 for Medical Expenses for Local Family
Assemblyman Lawler and Sheriff Falco presented 2-year old Jhanaè Fairclough and her parents Kirk and Jodi Ann with the proceeds raised from the recent Meatball Contest hosted by the Blauvelt Sons of Italy. Assemblyman Lawler won the contest defeating Sheriff Falco for best meatballs.
The $7,000 will help the family cover some of Jhanaè’s medical expenses.
Our best wishes to the Fairclough family!