Friday, August 15, 2014


It is with great sadness that I report the passing our Fraternity Brother Ron Sandle on August 11, 2014. Ron's wife Carolyn says that there will be a simple gravesite service of Ron at the United States Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City in the near future.
Ron was born on the 3rd of October, and was a member of the first pledge class of the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1957.
On completing his studies at Valley College, Ron served in the United States Army. Later, he became a quality engineer for Lytton Industries in the west San Fernando Valley. Ron was retired at the time of his death. He and Carolyn saw much of the world in their travels. They shared a summer home on the island of Maui in Hawaii and wintered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ron and Carol had two sons; Gary and Gene. Gene earned a Ph.D. in physics and specializes in magnetics. Son Gary is a financial analyst in Los Angeles.
Carol's birthday is November 3. She also attended Valley College and was a member and president of the Delta Phi Sorority there.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Phi Delta Psi - commemorative plate - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Br. Paul Craig 2014.  (click on the image to enlarge it.)

"June 2014
 Dear Jerry and Gary,

I purchased this treasured keepsake several years ago at one of our Phi Delt reunions. While I 've proudly had it hanging on the wall of my home office, it truly belongs to all my Brothers.

Now that there is a physical location for the museum, I would like to donate it for all to see and enjoy.

Thnak you for your tireless efforts in promoting the museum and our priceless memories of Phi Delta Psi.

Paul Craig     Alpha Chapter    Spring 1963

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


This decal was sent this week from Bend, Oregon by Brother Paul Craig. It is now among the historic artifacts in the Phi Delta Psi archive collection of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Phi Delt lunch June 19th

Dear Friends and Brothers,

The June Phi Delt lunch will be held on June 19th  (the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 pm (the 13th hour) at Philippe’s French Dip cafeteria
downtown LA.

Philippe The Original
1001 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles CA, 90012

Phillipes is located 1 block north of Union Station, Olvera St., and the Hollywood 101 Freeway at Alameda and Ord St.
We will be upstairs and push out everyone else in a room for ourselves.

Go first to the lines, they are long but more reasonably fast; Great sandwiches, good potato salad, to die for cole slaw. Great lemonade,
draft beer (have a designated driver) good pickles, terrific chili –
after lunch walk around the downstairs to see the baseball and old time
LA photos.

Take the Metro Link subway to Union Station – just down the street from
Olvera Street. Get senior fare discount. All LA subways go toe Union
Station, as does Amtrack.
If you drive Philippe’s has park around it, or directly across the street.
Park across the street and look up to see a Thai Lord Buddha checking you
out. Parking is free.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has finally opened its permanent
space in Northridge. We’ll be have a Phi Delta reception there sometime soon. There will be work stations where you can come and look at and identify old Phi Delt pictures. It has an elevator.
Now you know what to do with your old year books, national guard pictures, and Phi Delt memorabilia.

We really really need bookcases for The Museum. If you can donate some or display cases, please give Scott Sterling a call: (818) 347-9665

Friday, May 23, 2014


Here's a great picture of Roberta Cerveny when she was in the UCLA Dental School.

Check it out. Jerry

Monday, March 31, 2014


Tim Walker was among the 13 brothers of Phi Delta Psi initiated in the Detinu Vidal Chapter of our Fraternity at Moorpark College in 1971. He graduated from Camarillo High School, in the same class as Bob Cole.
Our latest lead has it that Br. Walker works today as a baker for Whole Foods grocery company in Sonoma, California.
Photograph taken at Moorpark College in 1971

Saturday, March 1, 2014



Barry Steven Ross

Brother Barry Ross was born on the 31st of May in Los Angeles, California . He graduated in 1959 from Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley. Barry was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1962. Barry was the 276th initiate of our Brotherhood. He served the Brotherhood as Keeper of the Keg for Alpha Chapter. 
Barry worked for many years for the Boeing Corporation. He and his wife Christina live in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.