Cole said those words will be forever etched on her father’s tombstone.
“It resonated in his heart,” she said. “He served from the heart.”
G. Michael Pratt, dean of the college of professional studies and applied sciences, said those who are at least sophomores, possess leadership qualities and obtain high grades will be eligible for the annual scholarship. He said the scholarship will assure that someone with “very fragile” finances will graduate and become “successful in life.”
After the meeting, Tina Breitenbach reflected on her life with her husband. She said he often gave away those boxes of fruits to local churches and homeless shelters, and he never turned down a request for a donation to a worthy cause.
“He was a very giving man,” she said.
They were married for “34 perfect years,” she said, noting that probably sounded “weird.” When he ate dinner, met friends or attended a party, it was “the absolute best one ever,” she said.
“It was like he was always running for mayor,” she said with a smile.