It’s with a heavy heart that I inform the school community that GESD Board of Education member Thomas (TA) Canty passed away on November 21, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.  TA was only 44 years old. He leaves behind two beloved children (Sophia and Nasir) and many heartbroken family members and friends. 

TA was a great ambassador of our school district.  He was always a positive person and a class act in all he did.   TA was an accomplished student-athlete in Gloversville (Class of 1996) and at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, and has been constantly involved in youth athletics, as a coach and referee. His willingness to serve on our Board of Education while battling cancer is a testament to his devotion to improving the lives of others.
I will always remember his enigmatic smile, genuine interest in the welfare of others, and his easy-going nature.  TA was one-of-a-kind and will be sorely missed.  As you break bread with your loved ones this holiday weekend, please keep TA Canty and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

I hope you join me in being eternally grateful for all the good we have in our own lives and I wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Sincerely, Dave