Cadets Family Lost Founding Drum Major John Baumfalk Monday

In honor of a cornerstone in The Cadets' tradition

John BaumfaulkThe Cadets family regrets to announce that John Baumfalk, a founding member and first drum major of the Holy Name Cadets, passed away on Monday, February 6 at the age of 94. John was the oldest living Cadet.

"He loved his Holy Name Drum and Bugle Corps days and spoke of that happy time so very often that we knew all his stories by heart," John's neice, Judi Van Houten, said. "He was a true gentleman and we will miss him."

The graveside funeral will be held Monday, February 11, with military honors at Forest Lawn Cemetary in Cypress, California at 12:30 p.m.

John Baumfalk.jpegCards may be sent to his step-daughters, Sandi Shepherd and Mari Hinds, and his step-son, Richard Richards, at:

C/O Sandi Shepherd
855 Cliff View Drive
Reno, NV  89523

John Baumfalk is an unforgettable part of The Cadets' tradition, and his memory and contribution to the corps will never be forgotten.


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