Former La Cañadan Larry Edmiston, 68, passed away June 7, 2005. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 26, 1936. He moved to California with his family at the age of 4, settling in the San Fernando Valley.
He attended Roscoe School, Sun Valley Junior High, and Verdugo Hills High School.
He joined the Glendale Fire Department in 1963, then the Los Angeles County Fire Department in 1966, where he continued until his retirement in 1993. During most of his career Larry was stationed at Station 82 and Station 19, both in La Cañada Flintridge.
It was under his command that the Fire Department began its tradition of participating at La Cañada High School sports events and the Memorial Day/Fiesta Day parades. A highlight of several holiday seasons was when he escorted the LCHS Madrigal Singers caroling on the fire engine.