Joe Burvan Obituary – A note I got half a month prior incited some exploration which brought about the current week’s Memory Lane on the late Joe Burvan.
Burvan was a remarkable four-sport competitor at Cumberland High School (presently Carmichaels) in the last part of the 1950s. Burvan won 16 varsity letters in football, ball, track and field and baseball.
On the turf is the place where Burvan made his imprint. He was important for the Mikes’ backfield from his first year until he graduated in 1960. His first year he was on the Mikes crew that tumbled to Braddock, 38-0, in the WPIAL Class A title game. He was on groups that posted records of 9-1 out of 1956, 7-3 out of 1957, 5-5 out of 1958 and 6-3 of every 1959.