Died: August 01, 1992
Stu Elliott died tragically in 1992, when he was struck by a car. His daughter Amy was just a teenager at the time. Twenty-eight years later, in 2020, Amy had an encounter with the daughter of our classmate Paul Streicker. Here is what Paul wrote to the class a few days later:
A woman interviewing my daughter Eve yesterday asked where she went to college. When Eve said, “Williams,” the woman replied, “My father went there!”
You can guess the rest of the conversation. “So did my father…. What year?…1967.… My father, too!”
The woman was Amy Elliott, the daughter of Stu Elliott, who died when struck by a car in 1992, when she was 17. In an email to me, Amy asked if I remembered her dad. I remembered what he looked like and that he was a football player and, like me, a poli sci major, but I didn’t have any anecdotes.
If you have any, Amy would really, really, like to know him better. Please write her personally.
Amy Elliott was overwhelmed by the number of classmates who wrote to her about her dad. The emails have “reminded her of the goodness in people,” she told Paul’s daughter Eve. She said that with all the stress in the world, she “had forgotten that people could be so kind,” and said that this reminded her of the importance of community.
Below are some of the responses, which Amy was glad to share with the class, with the writer’s consent.
Please add your own. Amy will see them.