Posted on: Oct 31, 2019 at 3:33 AM
I spent my first 4 1/2 years of grade school at Ysleta Elementary in the Lower Valley -- when we moved to Northeast El Paso in 1961, my Mom took me to register at Crosby Elementary -- the registrar pointed to a student Hall Monitor there in the office and said, "He's in the 5th grade, just go with him." -- and when he walked me to my class, I remember thinking: "WOW, they grow 5th graders TALL out here in Northeast!!" -- and for the next 58 years, he was my friend, my financial advisor, and a trusted family member who attended Vanstory family reunions and events. After our Freshman year at UTEP, I had parlayed two summers worth of El Paso Natural Gas Company "employee's kid's summer job" money into buying and fixing-up a 9-year-old '60 Corvette (detachable hardtop/convertible) -- Jack, of course, thought it only appropriate that we "christen" the car -- after all, it was still the Summer of Love in 1969, so we set out west to find America -- we were Tod & Buz from Route 66 and Captain America & Billy from Easy Rider, all rolled into one (sort of ;) -- I said at our 50th reunion last October that each of us individually was the sum of all those around us, and Jack was a huge chunk of that -- he was tall in many, many ways -- he was our gentle giant who was as cool as the flip side of the pillow -- all of our lives are so much better and richer because he was in them...
PS: Tisha did a MAGNIFICENT job of representing our class at the funeral, speaking for all of us with poise and grace...
In case you want to see the 2018 LSU-A&M game condensed into less than 30 minutes. Aggies win in 7 overtimes 74-72.
MASTERFUL job on the pictures, Art -- FANTASTIC!! CV
AMEN to the above comments! "Fellabaum" had a dry sense of humor and an EXREMELY quit wit -- nothing got past that girl! --she'll have 'em in stitches up in heaven -- she's one of the ones we'll all miss the most at the reunion... Charlie Vanstory
I knew Osmundo and his sister. I am sad to hear that he passed because was so sweet
ROY ELBERT KOHN III, 51, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2001. Mr. Kohn was a resident of El Paso for the past 43 years. Roy attended Arizona State University and Gonzaga Law. As an attorney he practiced law from 1977 to 2001. He co-founded the Child Crisis Center and was also founder of the El Paso Exchange Club and of the Center of Prevention of Child Abuse. He was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Elbert Kohn Jr. in 1995. His survivors include his mother, Burnadine Kohn, son, Roy E. Kohn IV and daughter, Christine M. Kohn. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 4, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral service will be on Friday, October 5, 2001 Highland Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the El Paso Kidney Center located at 3100 N. Stanton St. El Paso, Texas 79902 or the American Heart Association, 223 E. Mesa Hills or the Highland Presbyterian Church. Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast