Thursday, July 21, 2011


Two of our Brothers are in this 1964 newsletter:

In the January 1964 newsletter for Valley Federal Savings - Principals and Interests (for Valley Fed. employees) this photograph of the company's softball team was featured.
"Returning to the softball line-up this year are (left to right) front row:  Lynn Bird, Don Headlund, Art Aston Jr., Ken Brock, bat boy, and Forrest Geary.
Back row: Ron Anderson, Steve Falk, Rick Needham, John Green and Chuck White. Many additions to the team are also expected."

Valley Federal softball team - Jan. 1964 - newsletter gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Steve Falk 2011.  (click on image to enlarge)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Death of Art Hortze July 2011

         It is with great sadness that I share this with you. Our dear friend and Fraternity Brother Art Hortze has died. Art died in Las Vegas, Nevada after a long struggle with cancer.
Brother Arthur Hortze, who liked to be called “Uncle Artie”, was born on the 16th of July 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic and Van Nuys High Schools.  Prior to enrolling in Los Angeles Valley College, Art served in the United States Marine Corps.
Arthur Felix Hortze was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1959.
Uncle Arties was employed for many years by the National Tool and Gage Company. Before his illness, he was an insurance and long term care agent for Blue Cross - Blue Shield of North Carolina and for Physician's Mutual.
About a year and a half ago, our Alpha Chapter Little Sister, Rosalyn Krause discovered that Art was living in bad conditions in an obscure Montana town. She and several of our Alpha Brothers assisted Art’s move to Las Vegas, Nevada to be near medical help.
Brother Gary Fredburg, Roz and I will put together an opportunity to commemorate Uncle Artie’s life among us in the near future. If you would like to be notified of the event, give me a call at The Museum:
1 (818) 347-9665
Fraternally – Jerry Fecht