John Cawthorne, 70, longtime educator, BC associate dean
A longtime associate dean at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, John Cawthorne “was a tremendous advocate for our students both inside and outside the classroom,” said Maureen Kenny, the interim dean. During his career, Mr. Cawthorne taught at every level, from kindergarten to graduate school, before retiring last spring after 13 years as associate dean for students and outreach. “He held a lot of jobs across the board, but he was always a teacher first,” said his son Malcolm. Mr. Cawthorne, a scholar of urban education who had taught all age groups, died of cancer Aug. 14 in Boston Medical Center.