Burgy was an old school chum, not just from high school, but grade school as well. We lived in a cloistered little hamlet called Stickney, Illinois. There we learned from the educational system and each other, in a idyllic setting that has seemingly disappeared from the U.S.
Burgy and I hadn't seen each other since high school, but he once again made his presence felt during the Class of 1963 HALEY SCHOOL Reunion held in 2001. I didn't attend, due to an error that declared me as deceased on the class rolls. I recently re-connected with those classmates and learned of his passing. Quite an irony.
I will remember Burgy as a bright, lively individual, with a curious mind and a warm heart. I often think of the times we shared, particularly our science projects.