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45-Year Former BRHS Teacher Dies

Frank Chiaravalli died Tuesday at Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater.

A 45-year former teacher and supervisor at Bridgewater-Raritan High School died Tuesday at Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater.

Frank Chiaravalli, 70, was a math teacher and supervisor at the school for years, and also served as supervisor of the math department.

"He was incredibly dedicated to the kids in Bridgewater, his staff and the community," said Steve Kane, high school math teacher.

According to an obituary in the Asbury Park Press, Chiaravalli was born April 24, 1942 in Somerville, and was a lifelong Bound Brook resident and graduate of Bound Brook High School.

After earning his bachelor's degree from Montclair State College and a master's degree in education from the University of California, he worked at BRHS, the obituary said.

Chiaravalli was also a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey.

Funeral services for Chiaravalli will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Hagen-Chamberlain Funeral Home in Bound Brook, followed by a 9:30 a.m. funeral mass at St. Mary's Church.

Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Bridgewater.

There will also be a viewing at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

Evan Lerner February 01, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Although I didn't know Frank well, he seemed like a wonderful educator and human being, always full of enthusiasm for his work and his students. He will be missed.
MLB February 02, 2013 at 12:31 PM
I'm so sad to hear of Mr. Chiaravalli's passing. He was a warm and kind soul who always treated people with respect. He was supportive of my kids in particular and I am extremely grateful. I will miss him. May his memory be a blessing.
Jon Matcho March 17, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Mr. Chiaravalli was my computer teacher in high school, and a great one at that. His passion for the subject was infectious and his knowledge of computer science was thoroughly advanced. My college professors paled next to him. Thank you Mr. Chiaravalli, you will always be remembered, and I wish I could have told you this in person.

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