Ed Stalcup, a 34-Year BBHS Coach and English Teacher, to Be Celebrated in Tuesday Memorial Service

If you attended Big Bear High School between 1958 and 1992 and you can form a complete sentence, chances are you have Mr. Ed Stalcup to thank. Long the high school English and speech teacher—as well as coach of the golf, ski, volleyball and football teams, as well as having been the BBHS athletic director—Stalcup will be celebrated with a memorial service at Northwoods Resort on Tuesday, August 19 at 4pm. The 60-year Big Bear Lake resident, who passed Monday morning (at age 78) at Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs as a result of a two-month bout with leukemia, was known to all students at Big Bear High School, including his own children with Charlene, his wife of 54 years: Kim, Kirk, Kris, Kent and Karl. In addition to coaching Big Bear students in grammar and sports, Stalcup was also a member of Los Vaqueros Riding Club and started the Big Bear Ski Club in the late ’50s–along with Tommy Tyndall and others, he literally built the Tyndall Haus at Snow Summit, which served as the group’s clubhouse. Youngest son Karl tells KBHR that during summer breaks from school, his dad also built homes and delivered milk. Karl remembers, “We’d deliver milk to all the camps up here. He’d always take one of us kids to go with him, at 4am.”

Ed Stalcup (top row, far right) coached the Big Bear High School Ski Team of 1968, which included (from top, left) Bill Lindsey, Jay Forbes, Larry Poland, Lark Hartwell, Steve Blauer, Bobby Fulton, Stalcup, (middle row) Dave Dodd, Phil Schweitzer, Pam Thomas, Keith Gingerich, Michelle Thomas, Jeff Strategier, (and front row) Greg Pike, Chuck Bronnimann, Debbie Hawks, Dave Huether, Shelley McGrath, Zane Johnson and Kathie Hasher.

Ed Stalcup (top row, far right) coached the Big Bear High School Ski Team of 1968, which included (from top, left) Bill Lindsey, Jay Forbes, Larry Poland, Lark Hartwell, Steve Blauer, Bobby Fulton, Stalcup, (middle row) Dave Dodd, Phil Schweitzer, Pam Thomas, Keith Gingerich, Michelle Thomas, Jeff Strategier, (and front row) Greg Pike, Chuck Bronnimann, Debbie Hawks, Dave Huether, Shelley McGrath, Zane Johnson and Kathie Hasher.

If you attended Big Bear High School between 1958 and 1992 and you can form a complete sentence, chances are you have Mr. Ed Stalcup to thank. Long the high school English and speech teacher—as well as coach of the golf, ski, volleyball and football teams, as well as having been the BBHS athletic director—Stalcup will be celebrated with a memorial service at Northwoods Resort on Tuesday, August 19 at 4pm. The 60-year Big Bear Lake resident, who passed Monday morning (at age 78) at Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs as a result of a two-month bout with leukemia, was known to all students at Big Bear High School, including his own children with Charlene, his wife of 54 years: Kim, Kirk, Kris, Kent and Karl. In addition to coaching Big Bear students in grammar and sports, Stalcup was also a member of Los Vaqueros Riding Club and started the Big Bear Ski Club in the late ’50s–along with Tommy Tyndall and others, he literally built the Tyndall Haus at Snow Summit, which served as the group’s clubhouse. Youngest son Karl tells KBHR that during summer breaks from school, his dad also built homes and delivered milk. Karl remembers, “We’d deliver milk to all the camps up here. He’d always take one of us kids to go with him, at 4am.”

[caption id="attachment_6025" align="alignleft" width="575" caption="Ed Stalcup (top row, far right) coached the Big Bear High School Ski Team of 1968, which included (from top, left) Bill Lindsey, Jay Forbes, Larry Poland, Lark Hartwell, Steve Blauer, Bobby Fulton, Stalcup, (middle row) Dave Dodd, Phil Schweitzer, Pam Thomas, Keith Gingerich, Michelle Thomas, Jeff Strategier, (and front row) Greg Pike, Chuck Bronnimann, Debbie Hawks, Dave Huether, Shelley McGrath, Zane Johnson and Kathie Hasher."]Ed Stalcup (top row, far right) coached the Big Bear High School Ski Team of 1968, which included (from top, left) Bill Lindsey, Jay Forbes, Larry Poland, Lark Hartwell, Steve Blauer, Bobby Fulton, Stalcup, (middle row) Dave Dodd, Phil Schweitzer, Pam Thomas, Keith Gingerich, Michelle Thomas, Jeff Strategier, (and front row) Greg Pike, Chuck Bronnimann, Debbie Hawks, Dave Huether, Shelley McGrath, Zane Johnson and Kathie Hasher.[/caption]

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