on June 17, 2014 - 7:39 PM
, updated June 17, 2014 at 7:51 PM
Aug. 12, 1936 – June 16, 2014
Kevin G. Mugridge, of Elma, a longtime educator who was active in the Orchard Park community, died Monday in Mercy Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 77.
Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Canisius High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Canisius College.
After serving in the U.S. Army, he began teaching physics at Burgard Vocational High School in the mid-1960s.
In 1968, he accepted a job at Orchard Park High School, where he remained until his retirement in 1991. He continued to teach in several Catholic schools, including Nativity of Our Lord, St. Francis and Bishop Timon-St. Jude.
During his career, Mr. Mugridge taught physics, biology, earth science, chemistry, forensics, math, computers, social studies, and worked as a guidance counselor.
He was an adviser to many clubs and extracurricular groups.
A former railroad worker, Mr. Mugridge was a rail fan, and he took frequent excursions by train for many years.
Active with the Boy Scouts, he coordinated summer camps both in North America and Europe.
He was a member of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Orchard Park Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, the former Marcia Flanagan; and two sons, Michael P. and Timothy W. Noon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Friday in Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 26, Thorn Ave., Orchard Park.