Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of a principal this week at A-C Central Middle and High Schools.
Robert “Bob” Sanders Jr. was 48 years old when he died early Wednesday morning at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, according to obituary information. Prior to his principal position, Sanders coached boys and girls track, basketball and was an assistant football coach in Winchester.
A funeral mass will be held Monday morning at 10:00 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Winchester, with burial at St. Mark’s Cemetery.
Grief counselors were available for students and staff on Thursday, and students will launch 300 balloons in his honor at 10:30 this morning, according to the A-C Central Facebook page.