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Friday, August 25, 2006

Paul Licht, 89

WESTON

Paul Licht, a former teacher, coach and day camp director at The Rivers School in Weston, has died. He was 89.

He is being remembered as an energetic man who established connections with students that lasted decades.

"He had a special way of pushing people to excel and to get the most that they could do," said former student Edward Shifman of Newton. "He didn't coddle you, but by the same token, he wasn't abusive. And he wasn't shy about being demanding."

Licht's career spanned from the 1940s to his retirement in 1987, but even then he was no stranger to the students and campers, visiting the school well into his 80s, the Globe reports in an obituary today.

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