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By Ben Muir 

Teacher, coach Rob Schwartz retires after 26 years


Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Rob Schwartz looks on as friends and family honor his 26 years of teaching in Petersburg. He plans to spend retirement fishing and spending time with his family.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Petersburg Elks Lodge Friday evening to honor Rob Schwartz, who is retiring after 26 years of being a teacher and wrestling coach.

"Coaching and teaching is often a thankless activity," said Eldon Walker, who spoke about Schwartz to the crowd. "The fact that you juggled as much as you did for as long as you have is a testament to the kind of person that you are. While you are an amazing coach and a teacher, you are a mentor and a friend as well."

Schwartz's daughter, Bridget, was there to celebrate her father's career. She organized a contributions jar to...

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