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Sunbury dies

George Sunbury, a longtime educator whose work influenced countless students at Central High School’s (CHS) marketing and business education classes, died Friday.

Division Superintendent Charles Berkley said in a statement Friday that Sunbury taught with CHS for 48 years.

“Central High School is very saddened by the news of the departure of one of our staff members. Mr. George Sunbury was a cornerstone of Central High School,” Berkley said.

He said Sunbury was a business teacher, football scout and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) advisor.

“George has been employed and been a part of the Central Charger Family since 1969,” Berkley said.

“An Action Plan has been developed which includes grief counselors on hand today at Central High School to talk our students and staff through this difficult time,” Berkley said.

Berkley said Sunbury has been teaching and working with DECA for nearly 50 years.

“He was scheduled to receive a DECA award at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta in April in recognition for serving for 45 years as a DECA advisor and he was very excited about that award,” Berkley said. “Mr. Sunbury was a teacher at CHS for 48 years and he was still teaching up until the time of his passing.”
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