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Community Gathers to Honor the Legacy of Longtime Pickaway-Ross Instructor Brent Ebert

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Laurelville, OH – A heartfelt memorial celebration is set to take place in Laurelville Park on June 2nd at 4 p.m., as the community comes together to pay tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Mr. Brent Ebert.

Although not officially sanctioned by the school, the event holds deep significance for many whose lives were touched by Mr. Ebert during his 23-year tenure as the Machining and Manufacturing Instructor at Pickaway-Ross Career and Technical Center.

“Brent Ebert was more than just an educator; he was a guiding light and mentor to countless students. His impending retirement marked the end of an era, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be etched in the hearts of those he inspired,” said Pickaway-Ross School.

“His passion for teaching transcended the confines of the classroom, as he dedicated himself to nurturing dreams, instilling values, and paving the way for his students’ success. His impact resonates not only within the school’s walls but also in the careers and lives of those he mentored.”

Born on January 19, 1954, in South Bloomingville, Ohio, Brent’s journey was one marked by dedication and community service. His passing on April 18, 2024, at Dublin Methodist Hospital, left a void felt by many, but his memory continues to live on through the lives he touched.

Brent is survived by his loving wife, Diane, his children Travis (Jill) Ebert and Tiffany (Eric) Platt, grandchildren Cord and Calla Ebert, Braxton and Addison Platt, brother Matt (Kim) Ebert, sister-in-law June VanCuren, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, students, and athletes.

Brent’s illustrious career in machining began in 1975, eventually leading him to establish his own business before transitioning to teaching. His 23 years of dedicated service at Pickaway-Ross Career and Technical Center left an indelible mark on generations of students, guiding them toward successful career paths.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Brent was deeply involved in his community, serving as a former Laurelville Volunteer Firefighter, Village Council Member, and Mayor. He also dedicated 45 years to coaching baseball, softball, and basketball, imparting his wisdom and passion to countless players, including his own family.

As the Laurelville community gathers to honor Brent Ebert’s life, his legacy of dedication, mentorship, and service will continue to inspire generations to come.