The Celebration of Life service for Burbank Mayor Will Rogers was held Monday afternoon, April 23, at Castaways with several hundred guests in attendance. The guests included family, friends, local politicians, department heads from the City and local business leaders.
Senator Adam Schiff put smiles on everyone’s face when he joked about the time period when Will was a columnist. Schiff would wake up and look in the Burbank Leader to see if Will ripped him again in his weekly column.
Additional speakers included Vice Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy and former City Council Member Dave Golinski, who was a long time friend of Will’s.
Will’s family, including wife Nancie, kids Stephen and Sarah, and several members of the Rogers family were in attendance.
Following the short remembrance, guests mingled on the patio sharing stories.