Lou Burgelin, Vallejo Council President, RIP
- For those who knew Lou, please sign the Vallejo Times Herald Online Guest Book.PhelpsWeb Yeoman, PCR----- Original Message -----From: Don HaleSent: Monday, December 14, 2009 10:52 AMSubject: Fw: Vallejo Navy League Newsletter--Lou Burgelin In Memoriam Edition--December 2009To All Navy League:It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Vallejo Council President Lou Burgelin.The attached statement from Doctor Tom Snyder explains the recent events and health issues, and as well Tom expresses the great loss to his family, to his Vallejo community and to the entire Navy League family that Lou Burgelin served so long and so faithfully.At times like this I find that my words cannot ever really express the depth of my sorrow and feeling of great loss, but I take some comfort in the words of Doctor Snyder when he says of Lou Burgelin, "bene vixerat", he had lived well. Lou is in a better place now, and beyond pain.With sadness,Don Hale, PresidentPacific Central RegionNavy League of the United States
--- On Mon, 12/14/09, Thomas Snyder <thomaslsnyder@...> wrote:
From: Thomas Snyder <thomaslsnyder@...>
Subject: Vallejo Navy League Newsletter--Lou Burgelin In Memoriam Edition--December 2009
To: "Snyder, MD Tom" <t.l.snyder@...>, "john hoffmann" <johnhoff1@...>, "Zadwick, Ken" <kenzad01@...>
Date: Monday, December 14, 2009, 7:19 AMDear Fellow Vallejo Council #1 Navy Leaguers,The attached edition of the Council #1 Logbook memorializes our beloved Lou Burgelin.Before he died, Lou sat Ken Zadwick, John Hoffmann and me down in his living room and, in his inimitable manner, secured our agreement to carry on in his absence. Ken agreed to serve as (interim) President; John and I will continue our present roles as Treasurer and Newsletter Editor/Publisher, respectively.There may a bit of a newsletter hiatus as we get our feet on the ground.We need your assistance to revitalize our venerable Chapter. Membership is always an "issue": we can use all of you to help us gain new members and to educate friends and family about the roles and importance of our sea services to the country.Also, please don't hesitate to let any of us (addresses above) know how better we can do things.Tom
Thomas L Snyder, MD
Captain, Medical Corps, U S Navy, Retired
131 el Camino Real
Vallejo California 94590-3464
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on December 2, 2009http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesheraldonline/obituary-search.aspx?daterange=30&lastname=Burgelin&countryid=1&stateid=7&affiliateid=1412Jan. 20, 1916 - Nov. 30, 2009 Louis Brosnahan Burgelin was born January 20, 1916, in Vallejo. He had one sister, Ruth Fritzsche, and one brother,...
I can't help but believe Lou was instrumental in this. A gift to the Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council in his memory for those of us who knew him and are so inclined would seem appropriate.
Shame on those who stole the bronz plaques and those who subsequently destroyed them.
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Thanks from the vets
http://www.timesher aldonline. com/opinion/ ci_13950313
Published By Times Herald
Posted: 12/08/2009 02:00:21 AM PST
On behalf of the veterans who participated in the Empress Theater "Honor the Veterans and Mare Island Workers" event and the Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council, we wish to thank all those persons who participated.
From the Empress Theater-Four Rivers Productions Staff, Mayor Osby Davis, Commander-David Grant Medical Center, Sea Cadets Flag/Drill Team, Mr. Lenard East, and Vallejo Police, to presenters, performers and audience members, the event was meaningful and well constructed.
Veterans and Mare Island Workers were properly and respectfully honored. And a step toward keeping Vallejo veterans names in the forefront of our community was attained by the donation from the attendees of the event of $597 toward restoration of Waterfront Vallejo Veterans Plaques commemorating the names of those Vallejo veterans who gave their lives during World War I, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraqi freedom. The funds are intended to restore the four bronze plaques listing the 285 soldiers, sailors and airman from Vallejo that were stolen from the Vallejo waterfront commemorative location in 2006 by vandals.
The Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council has undertaken this project with the aid and assistance of ordinary citizens and veterans of the Vallejo community.
Plaques listing the names of the 285 veterans will be replace using granite, engraved with the names of the individuals as they appeared on the original plaques; new names will be added for those Vallejo soldiers, sailors and airman lost during the current Iraq and Afghanistan conflict.
Should citizens wish to donate to this worthy endeavor, the donation can be mailed to: VVMB, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane, Vallejo, CA 94591-Veterans Plaque Fund.
Gary W. Smith
Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council