JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College community is mourning the passing of Head Men's Golf Coach and alum Lou Jarvis '78 who succumbed to esophageal cancer after a year-long battle on Friday, September 30 at 62 years of age.
A resident of South Burlington, Vermont and a native of Essex, Vermont, Coach Jarvis has led the Johnson State men's golf program since the varsity program was revived in the fall of 2009.
Coach Jarvis served his country in both the Army National Guard and then in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Upon returning Jarvis enrolled at Johnson State College and graduated in the spring of 1978.
He began his golf teaching career at Mt. Snow Golf School, went on to the Stratton Golf School, and then served as Head Professional at various courses. He loved to teach the game of golf and created golf camps for juniors to introduce them to the game. He was proud of his life membership in the PGA, having first joined in 1990.
All are welcome to join the Jarvis family in a "Celebration of Life" for Lou at Catamount Country Club from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Donations in his honor can be made to the ASPCA, 424 East 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 (www.aspca.org) or Chittenden County Humane Society, 142 Kindness Ct., So. Burlington, VT 05403 (www.chittenden humane.org).