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(Photo:   The Lion's Roar Yearbook, 1969 edition)

William George Koster, '69

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William George Koster

      William George Koster, 68, passed away on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 at UC Medical Center in San Francisco, CA, from a heart attack suffered on the way home from attending a San Francisco Giants Baseball Game (They won!).

He is survived by his son, Daniel (Teri Booth), his sister, Norma Kulma (Ken), nephew Glenn LeBrasseur (Trina), niece Lynne LeBrasseur (Joseph Markulin), great nephew Collin LeBrasseur and great niece Adrian LeBrasseur.

Born September 9th, 1942 at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD, he spent his early childhood in Glen Burnie, MD, attending Richard Henry Lee Elementary School. He moved to Philadelphia in 1950 and graduated from Olney High School in 1959. He briefly attended George Washington University in the nationís capital, where he worked on John F. Kennedyís 1960 Presidential campaign. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and after his Honorable Discharge, he attended Windham College in Putney, VT from 1966-1969, where he graduated with a B.A. in History. He was married to Thalia McCarthy in 1969, moved to San Francisco, CA the same year, and began a 20 year career in insurance.

Bill was actively involved with CSERC to protect the water, wildlife and wild places of the Northern Yosemite region. He loved history, baseball, practicing random acts of kindness, and touched all who knew him.

Graveside service with military honors will be presented at 11 AM on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC), PO Box 396, Twain Harte, CA 95383 - www.cserc.org - or email johnb@cserc.org . Please specify donations are in honor of William Koster.


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