Niagara Gazette — •••
AN IDEAL ROLE: The late Ron Kozar, a retired school teacher who had been an active volunteer with the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown and various community endeavors, also worked part-time as a tour guide at the Power Vista, the New York Power Authority’s visitor center.
Joanne Willmott, the retired regional manager of community relations for the agency, remembered him Wednesday as someone with special skills to improve the visitors’ experience. “As a (Lewiston-Porter) math teacher, he took pride in developing a list of statistics and translating them into terms that people could better appreciate (e.g. that the amount of concrete used in building the Niagara Project was enough to build a two-lane highway from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’),” she said. People lucky enough to have him as their tour leader were bound to come away with a better understanding of the size and scope of the sprawling hydroelectric complex, Willmott added.
Kozar, 76, who taught in the Lewiston-Porter School District for 40 years, died Sunday (Aug. 25, 2013) after a brief illness.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Overheard at the Marketside Restaurant in the City Market: “Did you see where Mayor Higgins of Buffalo now has a district office in Niagara Falls? Why do we need another mayor in this city?” — a customer poking fun at President Obama’s gaffe at his recent University of Buffalo speech, when he named Rep, Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, Niagara Falls, the mayor of the Queen City instead of Byron Brown.Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 225