Bear Memorial Patches

The “Bear” memorial patches have arrived. If you would like to pick them up for yourself and your crewmates for this week, please contact Darren Winkley, who will set them out on his porch for you. Each official will receive two patches.  The patch can be sewn, taped, or glued to the hat and should be centered on the back about 1/2″ from the bottom.

Obituary for Tom “Bear” Sadler

Thomas Aidan Sadler died Saturday night, August 20, 2016 at UCLA from complications of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Born October 27, 1946, he grew up in La Crescenta, California the son of the Rev. C. Boone Sadler, Jr. who was the rector of St. Luke’s of the Mountains for thirty years and Mary Maud Sadler.

Services for Tom “Bear” Sadler

Bear’s services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM at St. James the Less, 4625 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214-1899. A reception will follow at St. Liuke’s, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214.

Tom loved football, but more he loved officiating. He started late in life and may have not been the best, but he gave it his all up to his last year of officiating.


The San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and fellow official, Tom “Bear” Sadler.