Orva Hoskinson, one of the founders of the Lamplighters musical theater passed away in late January. A product of the Richmond District, he graduated from George Washington High School in 1942. I wasn’t well acquainted with him but had met him through my sister, who was involved with the Lamplighters in the 1970s and ‘80s. He was a delightful performer.
The Lamplighters performed for many years at Presentation Theater. The late great Will Connelly, a member of this esteemed group of WNPers, was also with the Lamplighters.
Here is Orva's obituary, which was published in the March 12, 2017 Chronicle. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=orva-hoskinson&pid=184429977