Bay school guard retires after more than 34 years of service

Rose Quarick retired at the end of the school year after more than three decades as a Bay Village crossing guard. Photo by Mark Spaetzel

School crossing guard Rose Quarick has retired after serving the city of Bay Village for nearly 35 years.

Rose was hired Sept. 14, 1981. When she was asked what she will remember from her many years of service, her reply was simple: “The kids.” Rose is one of the unsung heroes of our community whose work is vitally important in keeping our children safe. Rose has seen two generations of kids at her school crossing posts. Her smile will be missed by the many children she assisted every school year.  

Parents recognized Rose on her last day by decorating her school guard post located at Cahoon and West Oviatt roads. Residents and parents alike stopped to say goodbye, many taking pictures with Rose. Many others beeped and waved in admiration of her dedicated years of service to the students of Bay Village. 

In addition, the Bay Village Police Department recognized Rose last month with a celebration cake during the annual school guard meeting. The City of Bay Village, the Bay Schools and the parents and children of Bay Village congratulate Rose for her many years of service and wish her a joyful retirement.  

BVPD Chief Mark Spaetzel

Bay Village Police Department

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 9:43 AM, 06.07.2016