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Teacher Jason Picetti dies after four-year battle with ALS

Original post made on Oct 13, 2011

Jason Picetti, who taught math at La Entrada School in Menlo Park until illness forced him to retire, died peacefully early this morning (Oct. 13) at Kaiser hospital in Santa Clara, with his wife, father and brother-in-law by his side, according to a close friend. He was 42 years old.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 13, 2011, 4:34 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Val Herman, a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Oct 13, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Mr P was greatly loved by so many students, his colleagues, friends and of course, his family. My two older boys had him for math-with Mr P they found not only a great teacher but a true friend. Jason-Rest in Peace.


Posted by Jennifer Pont, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Oct 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Although my children never had the privilege of taking math from Mr. Picetti, they both love Mrs. Picetti. Her bravery these past four years has also been truly inspiring. We are thinking of you Fehmeen.


Posted by Roseanne, a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Jason is a true inspiration, as is his wonderful wife. He will be missed greatly.


Posted by Ongko family, a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Two of our children were both in Mr and Mrs Picettis' classes many years ago. My children had fond memories. We wish all the best to the Picetti's. It's been 2 years since we moved to Singapore......Mr P you will always be remembered! RIP


Posted by John R., a resident of another community
on Oct 18, 2011 at 1:58 am

I went to school with Jason from K-12. I remember him playing 'The Entertainer' on the piano for a talent show in the fourth grade at Allen Elementary which made me take up piano lessons so I could be like him. He was everyone's friend and always had a smile on his face. So sorry to hear that something like this happened to such a nice guy.


Posted by Galvin Family, a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Oct 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

While our children never had Mr Picetti as a classroom teacher, they learned so much from his valiant fight against this awful disease. Jason leaves an incredible legacy, an incredible wife and daughter behind. He will be missed dearly but always remembered.


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