It has been said that a gifted teacher is like a candle that consumes itself to light the way for others. Some candles shine brighter than others, and one of the very brightest flickered to an end just before Christmas in 2014.

Jerry Brunetti opened minds and touched hearts like no teacher I have ever met. His capacity to share was legendary and seemed inexhaustible. His students surrounded him after every talk, always hoping for more, and his response was always infused with generosity, compassion and graciousness.

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