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Custodian of 40 years will always be remembered

November 17, 2009
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BLOOMINGTON, MN — A longtime custodian at Jefferson High School recently passed away after losing a battle with cancer, according to the Star Tribune.
Dale Bishop, the custodian on the lunchtime shift with an eye for the students who needed lunch money or a kind word, was also the announcer for Jefferson High School and John F. Kennedy High School hockey games, the story stated.
Bishop, who worked with Bloomington Jefferson High School for 40 years, was known for his wit and his dedicated service as a Morse code operator for Company B, 1715th Signal Service Battalion of the U.S. Army, the story noted.
According to the story, Bishop''s daughter, Anne, said her father would often joke about his war injury — a sprained ankle during a volleyball game while he was stationed in the South Pacific.
Anne Bishop said: "I would say, ''why don''t we ever go camping?'' He would say, ''I camped at Iwo Jima, that was enough.''"
Bishop, who was orphaned as an infant and raised by nuns at the Minneapolis Boys'' Home, loved reading non-fiction and sang "in a beautiful baritone," the story added.
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