Sad news...Received this email from Pam and Jon Kirkwood:
My Jon knew Jon Olin. My Jon goes to the Friday Morning Breakfast Group (The R.O.M.E.O.'s) at the Coral. But, this last Friday didn't attend. We got word yesterday that Jon had passed away Friday night. He was due to have a valve replacement operation on January 15th. We are very sad about Jon's passing. God Bless his family.
Pam and Jon
Jon Olin was with his family at the time of his heart attack. He was the brother of David Olin, BHS '67, who passed away in 1998 as well as Edwin Olin, BHS '60 who passed away in 2008.
Read more about David Olin https://bhsclass67.blogspot.com/2008/02/update-on-david-olin.html
Read more about Edwin Olin https://bhsinmemoriam.blogspot.com/2010/06/edwin-jay-olin-bhs-1960.html
Recent photo of Jon, third from left
Bill Dunaway, Tony Magnante, Jon Olin, Rich, Brian Callahan, Mickey DePalo, Gary Oseransky, Jon Kirkwood, George Young, and Ron Grunden.
A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS
Clayton Jackson Hendricks
Remember him in BHS😰🚂
Cathy Rehfeld Schwalm
I remember him well.
Always sad but when at the holidays, double hurt!
Susan Peña MacCaskey
Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace
Lisa Satel Thessen
RIP Mr. Olin! You were a great swim coach! My deepest condolences to your loved ones.
Wendy King Bentley
Amen. He was a great swim coach!!! RIP Mr. Olin!
Sorry for your loss
My condolences to all his family and friends. RIP.
My prayers and condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace.
Patti Thuotte Froelich
Our sympathies to the family..
Wendy King Bentley
RIP Mr. Olin! Great swim coach whom I will always remember. I never realized Mr. Olin and my mom were in the same graduating class from BHS. I wonder if she knew. Passing this info on to her - Joyce Powers King, David Foster King
Condolences for the family and their loss
JANUARY 15, 2020 UPDATE
Former Teacher of the Year, Jon Olin, Passes Away
By Press Release On January 14, 2020
From the Burbank Unified School District:
It is with heavy hearts that we mark the passing of long-time educator and past Teacher of the Year and Mentor, Jon Monroe Olin, whose history with the District stretched from his days as a BUSD student to his service as a teacher, which continued until 2011.
Mr. Olin was a graduate of the 1961 class of Burbank High School. He began his teaching career with BUSD in the fall of 1967 at Jordan Middle School, where he taught Adaptive Physical Education to Special Education students. While at Jordan he took two leaves of absence to travel and teach in Greece, 1973–1975, and the Dominican Republic, 1979–1980, providing instruction in P.E. and social studies/world culture.
In 1990 he moved to Burbank High School, where he taught P.E. and Health, served as the B-Fit and TUPE Coordinator, and coached many sports including Varsity Water Polo and Swim, leading the team to a CIF Championship. He also taught courses at the Learning Center at the Burbank Adult School. After his retirement in 2005, he returned to the District to work as a substitute teacher for both general education students and adult students from 2007 to 2011.
He is survived by his wife Dorothea, daughters Meg and Alexandra, son Christopher, their partners, and five grandchildren. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.
An Open House and Memorial will be held in his honor:
Saturday, February 22, 11:30 a.m.
1022 E. Angeleno Avenue, Burbank
RSVP: 818 438 3046