Monday, December 24, 2012



 I believe this Bob Marko. To the right is George Bloch. Note the flag being raised. Beta Chapter date unknown: Museum of the San Fernando Valley photo # 5392

 Beta Chapter meeting - date unknown - Museum of the San Fernando Valley photo # 5393

Museum of the San Fernando Valley photo # 5391

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Rod Davis  2012

      Brother Rodney Alan Davis was born in Hollywood, California. He graduated in 1960 from Cleveland High School in the San Fernando Valley and was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1961. He served the Brotherhood as Vice President of Alpha Chapter, and Vice President of the student body at Los Angeles Valley College.
     Rod went on to the University of Southern California , where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. At one time Rod was featured on the cover of Los Angeles Magazine as "L.A.'s most eligible bachelor."
     Rod has two children from his first marriage, Cameron and Marissa.
    For some years he worked as a stockbroker where he became vice president of Paine Weber. Rod developed the NoHo Gallery in the emerging arts district of North Hollywood, California. In 2012 he is an active fine art painter and lives in the west San Fernando Valley. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Br Stan Cervey - 2012

Br. Stan Cerveny was born on the 20th of August in Los Angeles, California. Stan was initiated in the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1960. He served the Brotherhood as the Treasurer of Alpha Chapter.
After finishing his studies at Valley College, he attended San Jose State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. Brother Cerveny also served in the United States Army.
On the 21st of June, 1962 Stan married Roberta Jean Postel at the Silverlake Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. They later divorced. Roberta remains close friends and dentist to many of our Fraternity family.
Stan worked until his retirement for the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services. His is perhaps the best traveled member of our Brotherhood, exploring nearly every part of the planet. He and his former wife Roberta share a son Benjamin. Ben is an expert in computer technology.  
Laurie Mayorga and Br. Stan have been companions for several years. She is a   former teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. Stan states that: when not traveling, and divide their time between the Palisades and Santa Maria accompanied by Dubey the Dog. They also volunteer with Meals on Wheels."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Congratulations to Valley College alumnus and Phi Delta Psi Fraternity member Wayne Quigley on his forthcoming induction into the LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame! One of the great running backs in Valley College football history, Wayne Quigley starred for the Monarchs in 1966 & 1967. He garnered All Metro, All American honors in 1967, team MVP, while setting a then three school rushing records in the same year. He finished is college career with two great years at UOP in 1968 & 1969, being named Most Improved player in 1968.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Here's a photo of Gayle and Ric Glazer about the time of their wedding. I stole it from Gayle's Facebook page.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


It is with great regret that we share this message from our Fraternity Brother Wayne Quigley: ... my wife, Sandy, passed away last night. She had pulmonary fibrosis for 10 years and there is no cure for the disease. In March she had to go on oxygen  24-7.  The disease progressed and eventually she died of congestive heart failure."


(left)  Bob Moldinano, unknown behind, Paul Criag with toast, Roger Shannon in background, Barry Marks with watch, unknown, Ken Smith with glasses and unknown (click on image to enlarge it)
Sent by Paul Craig in Oregon to Barry Marks.

refer to Alpha Schlitz beer photo:


Here's a treasure from Alpha Chapter in 1964.

"Hello Bros:
While rummaging thru some dusty boxes in the basement today, this little gem presented itself. Read it and weep. But, you know, a good weeping for all the great times we had. (Click on them and blow them up for easier, old eyes' reading.)

Please feel free to pass on to any and all brothers who might be interested. Especially Barry Marks who I took over the role of V.P from, and whose scribbles these are! (I can't find his e-mail address.)

Enjoy the stroll down memory/mammary lane!

Bill Borders   
(aka Big Ed, The Needle, Froggie and a few other I can't recall.)"
 (click on images to enlarge them)


Friday, October 12, 2012


Photo 5245  left Harvey Mayfied

 Here are MORE  long lost photos from Beta Chapter in the Fall of 1966.
Please help us identify unknown Brothers and occasions.  Refer to the identification number from the archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. 
Identify people from Left to Right - Top row to bottom.

Mail your findings to 

 Mountain Cabin  5242

  Mountain Cabin  5241

   Mountain Cabin  5238

   Mountain Cabin  5237

 5236     far right Sam Herr 





 5227  Bill Eislaben driver - back seat unknown (click on image to enlarge)

far left  Bob Marko      far right Phil Capka in San Fernando Valley State College

Photo 5232 Bob Bemis at right (id by John Bogdanoff)


 Here are two dozen long lost photos from Beta Chapter in the Fall of 1966.
Please help us identify unknown Brothers and occasions.  Refer to the identification number from the archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. 
Identify people from Left to Right - Top row to bottom.

Mail your findings to 

 Number 5245

 Photo 5248 -   Russ Shaw (lf) and Bob Bemis (rt)
Photo id by John Bogdanoff

Photo 5244  - Dusty Raby at left
Photo id by John Bogdanoff


Photo 5223  - Harvey Mayfield on roof
Photo id by John Bogdanoff





 Photo 5230 -  Mike Bair. Bruce Benner and Bill Eislaben (forefront)
Photo id by John Bogdanoff

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Brother Larry Pitsch, who lives in Bangkok, Thailand received this special tribute (created by his daughter Marisa who lives in Singapore.) It contains greetings and memories from many Phi Delt brothers.
Happy 70th Larry.

Brother Larry Pitsch  (click on image to enlarge)

Marisa says, "It was wonderful to watch him receive each and every message with emotions ranging from serious reflection to roaring laughter.
What a charming group of gentlemen you all are!
My father should be landing state-side in a few hours and I know he is looking forward to catching up."
Best regards,

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Roy LoBianco has died.

Dear Brothers,

Our beloved lifelong friend and Fraternity Brother,
Roy Lo Bianco has died.  His brother Robert called
me today with this, the saddest of news.
I can not tell you how empty I feel.
The last thing I said to him was "I love you Roy."
He replied, "I love you too Jerry."
Roy loved you all very much.
I will inform you about services etc.

Jerry Fecht

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Brother Vance Meyer was born on the 29th of November in Grand Island, Nebraska. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1956. Vance was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1957. He served the Brotherhood as Corresponding Secretary of the Mother Chapter. 
After completing his studies at Valley College he transferred to California State University Northridge, where he and others founded the Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Psi. Later, when the University demanded that the Chapter sever its ties with a two-year college Fraternity, he was one of the Founders, and first president of the Pi Kappa Tau Fraternity. That organization in turn became a colony and chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 
 Br. Vance Meyer at Phi Delt lunch August 2012
 (click on image to enlarge it)

Vance retired from Pardee Construction Company in July 2000. He was with the company 34 years and retired as its Chairman. Pardee was sold to the Weyerhaeuser company in 1969. Vance closed out his career with the company with a record year in profits.  He spends his free time today working for his church, doing charity work and overseeing his personal investments. Brother Vance lost his wife Sandie in 2012.
Brother Meyer was one of the leaders in the creation of the current Maple Leaf Endowment Fund and the re-institution of the Maple Leaf Society.He lives in Malibu, California.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


When the Phi Delt website was taken down, I assumed the message board disappeared. Gary Fredburg explained to me that it wasn't.
So, here's the address:

J. Fecht

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Rayne Sherman at Phi Delt lunch at Philippe's -  July 2012

Brother Robert Rayne Sherman was born on the 10th of November in Los Angeles, California. He was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1960. Rayne holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Woodbury University.
Rayne is an interior designer, specializing in office design. He worked first for Cannel and Chaffin upon graduation from college. In 2004 Rayne is a partner in his own design firm.
Rayne was elected to a three year on the Advisory and Development Council of the School of Applied Arts & Sciences at California State University Long Beach.
Pam Sherman, Rayne's wife, is an events coordinator.The Shermans live in Long Beach, California.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Mike Sangster at Philippe's French Dip Cafe in June 2012

Brother Michael Sangster was born on the 30th of September in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Bishop Alemany High School in the San Fernando Valley. Michael was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1961.
In 2012, Br. Sangster is retired from the office of city planning for Thousand Oaks, California. Mike was the city's Deputy Planning Director.  He worked closely with Br. Phi Gatch for 31 years. 
Mike's wife Pam is retired from the staff of Moorpark College. She is a member of Beta Chi Delta Sorority at Pierce College.
Pam and Mike share two sons, Chris and Tim. Son Chris went to Moorpark College and then the University of San Diego. The Sangsters have two grandchildren.

Beta Photo Strip

This photo strip was just added to the Phi Delt archive of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.  click on images to enlarge them.   Refer to Beta Strip

Monday, June 25, 2012


Brother John Wimsatt

Brother John Ewing Wimsatt Jr. was born on the 17th of February in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California in 1960. (His grandfather Laurence Viole' was the architect who designed the original buildings for the school.) John Wimsatt was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1961. He earned his Associate of Arts degree from Pierce College in 1963. Shortly after college, John married his first wife, Anita. 
John has three children; Julie Anne, John III, and Gina Maria. He also has two stepchildren, Jessica and Jeremy. John and his wife Robin Leslie have been married for 16 years and reside in Santa Clarita, California.
Robin and John have been married for 5 years in 2001.

Friday, June 22, 2012


 Founders Steve Falk (left) and Grady Talbot stand in front of one of the few remaining original bungalows at Los Angeles Valley College in 2010, where they founded the Phi Delta Psi. In this building, that was the college's historical museum, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley was founded. (click on images to enlarge them)  Photo gift to The Museum from Steve Falk 2012

 Beta Brothers Clem Boylan, Jerry Olson and Tom Montes at Phi Delta Psi lunch at Phillipe's downtown Los Angeles in 2010.  Photo 5099 -  Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Photo by Steve Falk.

Phillipe's 2010  left Gary Fredburg, Larry Pitsch, Marv Smith, Arnie Levy and Paul Queyrel. Photo by Steve Falk.  Photo 5100