Rochester: Flo Bojinoff died suddenly on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her parents, Helen White and Simeon Bojinoff, and her brother, Christy Bojinoff. She is survived by her nephew, Neil Bojinoff; her niece, Lisa Begle and her sister-in-law, Marie Bojinoff all from Virginia. She is also survived by her devoted long-time friend and caregiver, Judi Andreano and by a large number of close friends who deeply mourn her passing.

"Miss Bo" worked for nearly 40 years in the East Irondequoit Central School District. She was a physical education and health teacher at Eastridge High School, and she was also a coach for 25 years.

She co-directed synchronized swimming water shows for 20 years. In 1972, Flo became New York State's first female Athletic Director. Extra-mural athletic leagues for high school girls became a reality during Flo's directorship, as did equal pay for coaches, regardless of gender.

In 1990, in collaboration with RAPA, she helped organize the Eastridge High School Performing Arts Program. This county-wide program intergrated voice, drama and dance into an accredited course for interested students.

Flo was an outstanding teacher and an enthusiastic champion of students. Among other awards, she was the recipient of the 1991-1992 Phi Delta Kappa Distinguished Service in Education Award. Flo formed lifetime bonds with decades of students, parents, teachers and administrators who respected her as an educator and loved her for her charismatic personality.

She lived her life as a resident of the East Irondequoit community, deeply committed to its children, parents and schools.

'Somewhere' was one of her favorite songs.

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