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The obituary notice of David LIGHT

Norton, Published in: Stoke Sentinel. Notable areas: Burslem, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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DavidLIGHTDavid Light, 1933-2019. David Light, artist, musician and muralist, died quietly on 15th June 2019 aged 86 after a short illness. He will be much missed by his wife Dorothy, and children Yvonne, Terence, Richard and Rebecca, and 8 grandchildren. David - a singer in the Ceramic City Choir for many years - taught art at Stanfield Technical High School and, after retirement, went on to paint the mural in Lobby 4 at the Potteries Shopping Centre in Hanley in 1988, and many other murals across the city. He continued carving, painting, and drawing until the end. In accordance with his wishes there will be no funeral service. A memorial celebration of his life and exhibition of his art is planned for August. If you would like to attend, please email rebeccalight@yahoo.com or write to 11 Woodland Avenue, Norton ST6 8NE.
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Paul Sneyd:Only just seen this I moved away when I was 14 and am no...30/04/2020
Jenks Jenkins:A truely lovely gentleman of the old school literally; he w...09/11/2019
Michael Tunnicliffe:Mr. Light I will remember for always being a most gentle man and ...12/08/2019
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Yvonne and Rebecca Light:Thank you all for your kind words and memories of David Light. The...07/07/2019
Joanne Bradbury :He was my art teacher at Stanfields in the 1980s. A lovely ma...29/06/2019
Jean Edwards:He taught my chidren, a very talented man who loved teachi...25/06/2019
Terence Mandley:David Light, affectionately known as Osram by my fellow pupil...25/06/2019
Chris & Sue Leighton:We remember our art teacher Mr Light and his contribution to the w...24/06/2019
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Only just seen this I moved away when I was 14 and am now 65 I remember David as a gentle and talented person I hope he is somewhere nice now and enjoying his new life
Paul Sneyd
Paul Sneyd:
30/04/2020
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A truely lovely gentleman of the old school literally; he was everything a teacher should be and a great representative of the profession. I remember him doing my 'stage make up' for the school play in the early 70s - such a professional and dedicated man. Managed to say Hi Sir at a reunion. RIP Sir, thank you.
Jenks Jenkins:
09/11/2019
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Mr. Light I will remember for always being a most gentle man and good teacher. I recall he had a green mini van and one day pointed out how women had wider pelvises to allow for child birth. Quite a revelation when you are 13. I was at Stanfield from 1959 to 1963.
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Michael Tunnicliffe:
12/08/2019
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Thank you all for your kind words and memories of David Light.
The Sentinel will be publishing a tribute article about him this week.

If any of you would like to see the exhibition of his art, or attend the memorial event, here are the details.

An exhibition of David Light’s art will be on display in the Arthur Berry Room at the Burslem School of Art, Queen St, ST6 3EJ. A memorial gathering for family, friends and colleagues will be held on Tuesday 20th August at 2pm, after which the exhibition will be open to the public daily, 11am-3pm, until Monday 26th August 2019.
Please email rebeccalight@yahoo.com if you would like more details, or would like to attend the Memorial Service.

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Yvonne and Rebecca Light (daughters)
Yvonne and Rebecca Light:
07/07/2019
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He was my art teacher at Stanfields in the 1980s. A lovely man, so effortlessly talented, he made art look so easy! I'm so proud that he was my teacher! My thoughts and prayers go to his family, God Bless Mr Wright xx
Joanne Bradbury :
29/06/2019
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He taught my chidren, a very talented man who loved teachibg art. My sincere sympathy and condolences to his wife Dorothy and all the family. R I P you will be sadly missed.
Jean Edwards:
25/06/2019
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David Light, affectionately known as Osram by my fellow pupils at Stanfield Tech. was an inspiration to us all. An extremely multi -talented artist also sang with the school choir and played trombone in the orchestra and painted the scenery for the school drama productions. An incredible teacher his legacy wiil live on in his art R.I.P
Terence Mandley:
25/06/2019
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We remember our art teacher Mr Light and his contribution to the walls of the Potteries Shopping Centre. Sending our heartfelt sympathy to his family. . Chris & Sue Leighton (Sue was née Leach).
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