The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is mourning the loss of student Charlie Poole, who passed away at his home on Monday, Aug. 6 after a valiant battle with cancer.
“Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to the Poole family and Charlie’s friends,” F-M Superintendent Dr. Craig J. Tice said. “As the school community processes this tragic news and copes with losing a member of the F-M family, we will offer counseling and bereavement support services to all our students and staff.”
“Charlie was an active and vibrant member of the class of 2019 who loved life, family, and friends,” F-M High School Principal Dr. Raymond Kilmer said.
The high school’s Counseling Center opened earlier this week for students to gather, talk, and seek support.
As nature and the environment were important to Charlie, his wish was to have a green burial, which will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve, Newfield, NY. A celebration of Charlie’s life will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at St. Ann’s Church, 104 Academy Street, Manlius.