HINSDALE, IL — The saying is that no one is irreplaceable, but don''t tell the faculty and staff of The Lane School that, according to The Doings Weekly.
Ed Ramos, the school''s head custodian since 1990, is retiring and the teachers and support staff alike don''t know how the school will get along without him, the article stated.
"The school may have to close without him. He''s just so helpful. He was always thinking ahead. He''s like our brother and our dad," said longtime kindergarten teacher Nancy Lynch.
"The children just love him, too. In their minds, he takes care of the school; they think he owns it," Lynch added.
According to the article, even the students have a hard time understanding why Ramos, 63, is leaving.
"He''s nice; I like to talk to him sometimes. I don''t know why he''s leaving. He''s not like 2,000 years old," said first-grader Troy Statczar.
Ramos readily admits to having quite a bit of pride in his work, saying it''s because he has so much pride in The Lane School and everyone associated with it, the article noted.
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