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Deceased custodian donates over $1 million to college

September 23, 2009
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CASPER, WY — Bob Durst, the custodian at Casper College for 27 years, was infamous for his generosity — sometimes he would reach into his own pocket to help out a student in need with $10 or $20, according to the Casper Journal.
When he retired in 2007 at the age of 86, Durst, who wore a blue jump suit and bow tie every day to work, had a classified staff award named in his honor, the story stated.
Sharon Bell, Casper College human resources director, said: "He never took vacation. ''I don’t need to have one, give them to somebody else,'' he would say."
When Durst died on January 20, 2009, the World War II Navy veteran who lost his right eye during his military service left his entire estate to Casper College, the story noted.
The unrestricted gift, which was donated to the Casper College Foundation, totaled $1,074,600, the story added.
Paul Hallock, executive director of the Casper College Foundation, said: "He was a great friend to many of us and his legacy will continue. I remember him saying, ''use the money wisely.''"
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