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Buzz Nolan (left) and Gary Toombs with Little Sisters, 1963
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Members of Gamma Nu Chapter, Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, at Sacramento State College (now California State University – Sacramento) and their families and friends are cordially invited to provide additional or correcting information for captions with the photos on this website. Also welcome are “then and now” photos of fraternity brothers for posting on this page. E-mail any digital photos to Lewis “Buzz” Nolan at lewis_nolan@yahoo.com. Mail any floppy disks, CD-ROMs or hard copy prints to him at 196 North Highland, Memphis, TN 38111. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want them returned after copying/scanning. If you don’t care to chance a possible loss in the mail, take original photos to a camera store for copying onto a disc.

 

BIG HAIR DAY - Lewis ‘Buzz’ Nolan (holding trophy won by chapter) and Gary Toombs with four Alpha Sig ‘Little Sisters’ on Sacramento State College campus in 1963. Buzz remembers the photo was published in the college newspaper, The Hornet, but he cannot recall the names of the Little Sisters nor why the fraternity was awarded the trophy.

 

WINNERS – Four ‘Little Sisters’ of Alpha Sigma Phi’s Gamma Nu Chapter at Sacramento State – in bouffant hairstyles and below-the-knee hemline fashion of 1963 – are admired by Lewis ‘Buzz’ Nolan (right) and Gary Tombs from a different angle that shows distant campus building. Chapter alumni who can identify any of the posing beauties are asked to contact Buzz so captions can be updated; please include any information about their whereabouts, etc.

 

Peter Lenhart Siller (left) and Lewis ‘Buzz’ Nolan at Folsum Lake, California during the summer of 1964. A few minutes later they donned Scuba equipment for a deep dive in the fresh water lake near the famous prison, to a depth of  100 feet. Pete was killed in Vietnam three years later. Buzz finally quit smoking Camel cigarettes and other tobacco products about 1980.

 

Peter Lenhart Siller (left) in full Scuba gear at Folsum Lake, California during the summer of 1964.

 

Lewis ‘Buzz’ Nolan with wife Betty and their son Casey following Casey’s MBA graduation at Harvard Business School, June 10, 2004

 

Faded newspaper clipping from the old Sacramento Union in 1963 shows campus beauty Nola Lancaster being ‘restrained’ by Jack Jenkins (chapter president) and Buzz Nolan (chapter PR guy). The newspaper’s social coverage promoted the “Sig Sig Prison” party that was jointly sponsored by Nola’s sorority, Sigma Alpha Sigma, and Alpha Sigma Phi. Named in the newspaper photo caption were event co-chairman John Georgakakos and Dave Bussy. Nola later broke a lot of hearts at Sac State when she married an Air Force jet pilot stationed at a nearby base.

 

(From left) Dennis Sartini, Sam Miller, Bill Kaslar and Don Covell. Photo courtesy of Gary Warddrip, who believes the fraternity brothers were singing at a playboy party about 1963-64.

 

Michael Levison and his wife Regina

 

Dick Hotchkiss by massive kiln


Barbara Morris watches Dewey Howell take a croquet shot in 1965

 


Buzz & Betty Nolan (at left) with Dewey & Debbie Howell during reception at National Ornamental Metal Musuem in Memphis, November, 2004

 

Truman Holtzclaw by Crater Lake

 

Sharon Howell dances with Fred Lizalde at San Diego wedding reception of Nick Lizalde, son of Fred and Vivian.

 

Memorial Service Program for Fred Lizalde

 

Jack Schafer with wife Rebecca, Golden Retrievers

 

Photo 1: Sigbust in 1965. Please notify Buzz Nolan of any picture IDs.

 

Photo 2: Sigbust in 1965. Michael Levison gives beer to dog and adds that "I think next to me is Paul Riddle and the other person might be Greg Kareofelas."

 

Photo 3: Sigbust in 1965. Please notify Buzz Nolan of any picture IDs.

 

Photo 4: Sigbust in 1965. Al Mason a two-fisted drinker?

 

Photo 5: Sigbust in 1965. The following, tentative picture ID comes from Rimas VisGirda: "I was cruising the photos and think I may have spotted myself in #5 -maybe the skinny guy in the center with the blue ASP sweatshirt. I even sort of remember having a blue sweatshirt... wierd! Also you know it's Al Mason getting ready or hitting the ball - in the brown shirt (he's also in the previous pic). And I THINK? that may be John Georgakakos in the black shirt way to the left of the pic (behind the guy in the foreground)."

Sigbust in 1964. George Max and Joyce by vintage Ford.

 

Sigbust in 1964. Four photos including shots of Gary Bramon, Art Derby, Steve Foy, Gordon Hanna and Bob Vales.

 

 

Dewey Howell with wife Debbie at 2002 benefit for American Cancer Society held in Memphis' famed Peabody Hotel

 

(Left to right) Fred Lizalde, Dewey Howell and Tommy Morris at Dewey's daughter Dana's wedding reception in May, 2000.

 

Greg Kareofelas (standing) and Pam Handle (possible Little Sister?) watch Rich Weber in what must have been a posed spanking of an unidentified co-ed in about 1967. Greg jokes that 'I don't know who he was spanking and I can't remember why we got to spank Little Sisters.'

 

Greg Kareofelas makes his way through a jungle in Venezuela in 1999 while on a trek to Auyan Tepui. His website at http://kareofelas.com/auyantepui has many spectacular photos and commentary about the trip.

 

Page (a) from 1964 Sac State Yearbook showing 17 alphabetized photos of Alpha Sigs (John Alexander through John Georgeakakos). Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page (b) from 1964 Sac State Yearbook showing 17 alphabetized photos of Alpha Sigs (Brian George through John Rhoades). Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page from 1962 Sac State Yearbook showing 24 alphabetized photos of Alpha Sig actives, Gary Anderson through Al Mason. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page from 1962 Sac State Yearbook showing 18 alphabetized photos of Alpha Sig members, George Max through Ron Wudel. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page from 1962 Sac State Yearbook showing Alpha Sig's homecoming float parading through downtown Sacramento. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page (a) from 1962 Sac State Yearbook showing 6 alphabetized photos of Alpha Sigma Phi's Little Sisters. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page (b) from 1962 Sac State Yearbook showing 5 alphabetized photos of Alpha Sigma Phi's Little Sisters. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page (c) from 1964 Sac State Yearbook showing 16 alphabetized photos of Alpha Sigs (Mike Robustelli through Clyde West) and Little Sisters. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page (a) from 1961 Sac State Yearbook showing 14 Alpha Sig officers and members. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page (b) from 1961 Sac State Yearbook showing eight Alpha Sig members and chapter history. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page (c) from 1961 Sac State Yearbook showing candid shots photos of Alpha Sigs and their dates dancing at Third Annual Playboy Party. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Page (d) from 1961 Sac State Yearbook showing Raul Quezada, Tim Fitzer and other Alpha Sigs at Playboy Party. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed yearbook page to see larger pictures.

 

Arel (Ralph) Thomas and wife Kathy in 2002.

 

Arel (Ralph) Thomas at 2003 gig for Mercedes Owner's Association Christmas Party in Seattle

 

Arel (Ralph) Thomas plays for familiar faces in three photos from 1963 in three photos. Click "enlarge" button at lower right of displayed page to see larger pictures.

 

Arel (Ralph) Thomas shares headline with actress Florence Henderson for Florida performance

 

Gary Hendrickson and Vicki (wearing his pin) at Alpha Sig or SAS function in 1962

 

Gary Hendrickson and wife Vicki at family wedding in 2004

 

George Grossman at Chicago wedding in October, 1994

 

Arnie and Gayle Carston on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont. The couple vacationed there and in other parts of New England in September, 2004, with longtime friends Michael and Regina Levison.

 

World Champion Whistler Milt Briggs

 

 

Photo from Sacramento Bee's 1986 profile of Milt Briggs

 

Art and Kim Derby with their daughter, Lisa, in Washington DC, 2004

 

Art Derby's son Pete with Pete's wife Marina in 2003

 

Rimas VisGirda relaxes at home in Champaign, Ill., with sons Todas (left) and Jonas in 2004

 

READY TO FIGHT CRIME - Prosecuting attorney Gary Rempel wears 19th Century swordsman gear a la Highlander Duncan McLeod

 

Gary Bramon and wife Toni at Gettysburg Battlefield in October, 2004

 

Gary and Pam Toombs in Italy for week-long cooking school in October, 2004

 

Gary Toombs at week-long cooking school in Italy, October, 2004

 

 

THREE AMIGOS - (From left) Lewis "Buzz" Nolan, Gerry Hatcher and Dewey Howell enjoy one another's company at a Mexican restaurant in Memphis in early 2005. The transplanted Californians were all in Alpha Sig together in the early 1960s and only recently discovered they were living in the same metropolitan area. Their mini-reunion came out of the organizing efforts for the big Sig Bust Reunion in April, 2005. The long-separated fraternity brothers call themselves the Gamma Grits Outpost of Gamma Nu Chapter, Alpha Sigma Phi, and plan to get together at least quarterly.

 

Newspaper photo clip from 1962 featuring (from left) Jack Jenkins, Little Sister Jodi Geist and Tommy Morris. It promoted Alpha Sigma Phi's Fraternity Rush party at Sacramento State. Jack was event chairman. The caption named Ralph Thomas in charge of entertainment, Ed Pacheco in charge of refreshments, Jack Schafer in charge of decorations and Fred Lizalde in charge of clean-up. Clipping was provided by Tommy.

 

Tommy Morris (left) with Al Mason in summer of 2002 when Tommy and wife Barbara visited Al in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Jim Cook offered the following photo ID's of the Pledge Class of Spring, 1963. "From left to right: Across the top - Rimas VisGirda, Larry Jenkins, Mark Giocinto (did not go active) and Bob Manassero. Standing in the middle - Gary Petty (did not go active) and Pete Siller. Bottom - Dan Smith and Jim Cook..

 

Jim Cook offered the following photo IDs for three pledges from the Spring Class of 1963 who wore skirts for a skit. "I believe the one on the left is Mark Giocinto, Peter Siller (center) and me. This is the infamous chorus line where Pete was the hit of the show with his high kicks and nothing on under his skirt."

 

Rimas VisGirda does a gender-bending strip tease in skit c. 1963.

 

Rimas VisGirda with artwork ideal for concealing really bad hair days.

 



There are more than 400 additional photos taken by Brothers Truman Holtzclaw, John Hunter, Buzz Nolan, Jack Schafer, Rimas VisGirda and others at the April 1-2, 2005 Sig Bust Reunion and at other Alpha Sig activities and events from 1960s until present. Pictured are many Alpha Sigs and Little Sisters. These photos are posted in several albums at a special Yahoo website that allows slideshow viewing, copying for downloads and purchase of small prints. For prints from the Sig Bust Reunion of higher quality, contact Truman, a professional photographer. Click this paragraph or cut and paste the following URL into your browser.

http://photos.yahoo.com/siggy_raider

 

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