Founder

1940-2003
Ed Steele was the founder of the Georgia School for the Deaf Alumni Association. He taught English at the school for many years. He passed away in 2003. He graduated from Georgia School for the Deaf and Gallaudet College (Now Gallaudet University).

Ed was one of 11 Deaf men who helped NASA. (Deaf Difference + Space Survival Exhibit Video under Gallaudet Univ website.)
His name was Alvin Steele, but we knew him as Ed.

Alvin Edward Steele Jr., 62, of 8 Mason Circle, died Thursday, June 19, 2003. Memorial services was held at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home. The Burial was held at Stevens Grove Baptist Church cemetery, Lexington,¬†Oglethorpe County,¬†Georgia.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90723494/alvin-edward-steele .

Special note of thanks to Lois Grizzard for the image of Ed Steele!