Joe Kaiser may have taught and been associated with Borgia High School longer than any other person. He died last week. The funeral Mass was Nov. 28. He was buried with full military honors.

He was associated with the school for 50 years. He taught history and for years he was the sponsor of the Young Peoples Political Organization at the school. He brought in speakers who held elected offices, were active in political organizations and representatives from the media. He brought government to the students. He knew most of the students and they knew him.

He was one of the military veterans at the school who took the lead and worked with Steve Lahay in staging the annual Veterans Day program at the school.

Because of his many years of dedication to the school, he was one of the faces of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School. Even after he retired, he was still around the school. He was an average Joe, a kind person, proud of the students and the school’s tradition, his interest in teaching never waned, and he was a humble man from Brooklyn, N.Y., who found what he wanted in life in Washington and at the school. Joe will be missed!