Sad News: Hudson Teacher Andy Stapp

UPDATE: Obituaries for Mr. Stapp can be found in The New York Times and Workers World.


HOBOKEN 2014-09-03

Dear Hudson School Community,


ANDREW STAPP was born in Philadelphia in 1944. In 1964-1965, he took part in archaeological expeditions in Egypt (Luxor) and Greece (Corinth). In 1966 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He wrote about his military experience in the book “Up Against the Brass,” published by Simon and Schuster in 1970. Mr. Stapp has been teaching history at The Hudson School since 1982.

It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Mr. Andy Stapp passed away early this morning from heart failure.  Please keep Andy’s family in your thoughts and prayers.  It will always be a privilege to have shared 32 amazing years with someone who cared so passionately about the world and sought  justice for all. He was a gentleman and a scholar, and a dear and much respected colleague.

We are all absorbing this sudden loss to our school community.  As we receive any further information from his family, we will continue to keep you informed. We are waiting for their directions before planning our own tribute.

Tomorrow at school we plan to speak to the students in their homerooms.  At the close of the school assembly, which will be held in the church next door to our school,  we will have a moment of silence in Mr. Stapp’s honor.  Additionally,the associate director, Chris Stodolski, and I, as well as Ali Fantl, our guidance counselor, and Lisa Wittner, student life coordinator, will be available to meet with students. If you have any concerns for your own child, please reach out to Lisa Wittner, Ali Fantl or Chris Stodolski.   As I am sure you must realize, this is an emotional time and a great loss to our whole community. We  thank you for your understanding.



Suellen Newman

Founder and Director

2016-10-20T17:18:55+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|
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