Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Past Presidents of the Old Timers Association

Now that Bob Simi has become the 68th president of the Old Timers let’s look back and see who the other 67 were. The Association started in 1941 and Al Erle was the driving force behind the organization of this and the Oakland Old Timers. There have been two sets of fathers/sons to hold office, Tony Patch and Tony Patch Jr., plus Phil “Goose” Gosland and son Jerry. Rugger Ardizoia is the oldest living president and right behind him is Art Dikas, or visa versa whomever you talk to. Here is the complete list:
1941—Al Erle 1975—Al Lera
1942—Ed Kenna 1976—Vin Greely
1943—Marty Drury 1977—Joe Dutto
1944—Bill Haak 1978— Bill Tandy
1945—Otto Olson 1979—Bill Corbett
1946—Dan Collins 1980—George Roza
1947—Frank Ratto 1981—Joe Gaggero, Jr.
1948—Al Harman 1982—George Carey
1949—Heine Schwerin 1983—Ernie Golding
1950—Babe Pierotti 1984—Phil Stolz
1951—Jack Smith 1985—Dino Restelli
1952—Walt Leonhardt 1986—Pete Dalton
1953—George Stanton 1987—Don Benedetti
1954—Jack Kavanaugh 1988—Leo Martinez
1955—Al Schumaker 1989—Al Graf
1956—Bert Leroux 1990—Jack Gustafson
1957—Merev Silva 1991—Morey Chrisman
1958—Bill Nunes 1992—Don Mouhouey
1959—Hank Foge 1993—Jim Griffin
1960—Marty McQuinn 1994—Gary Bader
1961—Walter Lister 1995—Tom Doonan
1962—Ton Patch, Sr. 1996—Bob Lagomarsino
1963—Rugger Ardizoia 1997—Dave Longa
1964—Bill O’Brien 1998—Bill Jones
1965—Tony Gomez 1999—Tony Patch, Jr.
1966—Bob Preston 2000—Rich Ford
1967—Goose Gosland 2001—Manny Pirano
1968—Andy Durmanich 2002—Don Collopy
1969—Art Dikas 2003—Nick Cannuli
1970—Walt Spaelti 2004—Hank Baron
1971—Terry Tatarian 2005—Jerry Gosland
1972—Gene Gaviglio 2006—Woody Woodall
1973—George Jarvis 2007—Mike Reyna
1974—Irv Delman 2008—Bob Isola

1 comment:

kriswinters4810 said...

I am the grand-daughter of Walter Leonhard past president of your organization 1952, and he was Man of the Year in the 1990's. He was a dedicated member of your organization and as a small child I have fond memories of your yearly picnics. If you have any other info about my grandpa you can share with me I;d really appreciate it. Thank you. kriswinters4810@yahoo.com