Prep school teacher took boys on trips for camping, skiing — and abuse
By Craig R. McCoy, April 7, 2017, The Inquirer
By his own account, Bill Kershaw’s “greatest joy and accomplishment in life was in improving the lives of young boys.”
When not teaching fifth graders, Kershaw took boys camping, canoeing, and on ski trips. He “loved introducing boys to the wonders of nature.”
After a long career at Philadelphia’s elite Chestnut Hill Academy and three other local private schools, Kershaw died a satisfied man, according to an obituary he drafted himself.
But even by the forgiving standard for obituaries, he left a lot out.
Kershaw didn’t mention that he . . .
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