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Welcome to The Cardinal's Nest . . .

to the Cardinal's Nest! This site is home for San Bernardino High School's Class of 1956!  We hope you enjoy your stay and return often.  Maybe, you will leave a message for other classmates to see. Let us all know how you are doing. Click on Blog.

We also welcome our Pacific High School 'Pirate' friends to the site and hope you too enjoy your stay!

Molly (Sefton) Keller Takes a Bite of History!



Do you remember your very first MacDonald's hamburger? Molly remembers her first one very well. Going home late one afternoon from a Scout meeting, Molly and her next door neighbor, Anita, cut across the new MacDonald's parking lot in San Bernardino. They could smell hamburgers cooking and then someone called to them from the rear of the building asking both of them if they wanted a hamburger. Molly reports, "Of course, we were happy to have a hamburger!" She now realizes that the man offering them hamburgers was one of the brothers who started the MacDonald's Fast Food stores.  He stated he was checking out the equipment for the Grand Opening the following day. Many years later, she read that MacDonald's was opening all over the world and realized that they may have been given the first MacDonald's hamburgers! She later sent this little story to the organization and received coupons for free burgers and a thanks for her story. Sometime later, a MacDonald's TV commercial depicted two young boys in a scenario similar to hers. Could it be that her real life story was the basis for this commercial? It surely could be Molly's "Claim to Fame"!




It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of a beautiful lady Cardinal of the Class of 1956, Carrie Cornejo Hernandez.  Carrie never missed a reunion and was always so happy to see everyone.  She could never thank us enough for having the best reunions.  We will miss her very much. While attending SBHS she was very involved in student activities such as Tri-S, Sobobans, C.S.F. and Girl's League Cabinet.


Never forget this wonderful Cardinal from the Class of '56, Carrie Cornejo.

(35th Reunion Picture)

Sad news seems to come in pairs.....




Dennis Michael Kordyak, 78, passed away on Friday, September 18th, at St. Bernadine Medical Center following a prolonged battle with declining health. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, JoAnn (Buskirk) Kordyak. He is also survived by his three children, Wendy Lou (Rob) Smith, Michael Wayne Kordyak and Julianne (Matt) Furlan, (from his first marriage to Adele (Kushner) Kordyak), his six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves many lifelong friends. Born and raised in San Bernardino, the son of George and Violet (Whitebrook) Kordyak, Dennis was a lifelong resident of this city. Having seen in his youth that the people of San Bernardino held the promise for a bright future, Dennis was dedicated to making his home the best it could be. Thus, he spent his life finding ways to continually give back to the people who created such a rich and fulfilling life for him. Dennis attended San Bernardino High School. At the age of 20 he took over Kordyak Service, the family automotive detailing business, with his older brother Donald. Together, they built Kordyak Service into a hallmark of the community. By leveraging an endless supply of skill and charisma, they attracted car aficionados/customers from across Southern California, setting a standard for quality and service in their field that will never be surpassed.

Throughout his life, Dennis was an avid outdoorsman and car enthusiast. Between fishing trips to Lake Crowley and hunting at Goffs, Dennis spent his time building custom classic cars from scratch. In 1996, his love for cars led him to become one of the original sponsors of the rebirth of the Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, a tradition that still continues today. Dennis was also a member of the Over The Hill Car Club, and spent endless weekends traveling with his friends to car shows across Southern California where he won countless awards for his "Best of Class" custom cars.

Most of all, Dennis loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a generous soul that was founded upon a belief in charity and service. Always quick with a joke and a smile, Dennis was loyal, devoted, and true. He made all who knew him feel lucky to be a part of his life. Words cannot express how much he will be missed, nor can they overstate the degree to which he will be remembered.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino, CA followed by a Celebration of Life Ceremony at the Mitla Cafe Banquet Hall.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Dennis' memory to American Heart Association , P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030.

Dennis and JoAnn attended almost all of our reunions. They both are great Cardinals and Dennis will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  Or condolences to JoAnn and the family.

Picture from our 35th Reunion

Ed Tubiola's Recovery

Had a great conversation with Ed recently. He had LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) surgery.  It is a kind of mechanical heart, placed inside of a person's chest where it helps the heart pump oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. He has been recovering for many months now, using a wheelchair and now a walker to get around. Recovery has been very difficult for him, but he is on the mend now and looking forward to hearing from classmates. Best Wishes for his speedy recovery!

HELP us find lost classmates . . .

Help US . . .We have "undeliverable" mail from our first 55th Reunion flyer !


Click here to see the list of classmates we have not found!