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January 29, 2013 > Beloved Walters Jr. High custodian to retire

Beloved Walters Jr. High custodian to retire

Submitted By Cheryl Baldwin

Walters Jr. High school will soon be missing one of their most beloved staff members. Custodian, Dwayne Cross will retire in February after 33 years with Fremont Unified School District. He spent one year of his career at Horner Jr. High and the other 32 years as head custodian with Walters.

Dwayne is a long time Fremont resident, having lived here since he started fifth grade, nearly 52 years. He attended Blacow Elementary and then actually attended the school where he spent his career, Walters Jr. High, before moving on to become a football and baseball star at Kennedy High School.

During his time at Walters he was an integral part of creating what has become a school icon, the Mission Era mural that still hangs in the office today. Dwayne was also drafted by the army after high school during the Vietnam conflict and served two years.

He plans to enjoy plenty of golf during retirement and taking his boat out on the Delta during the summer months. The Walters staff looks forward to him having more time to bake his famous chocolate chip cookies for them.

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