Legendary ETHS swimming and golf coach and PE teacher, William “Dobbie” Burton passed away Thursday, September 8. Just six months earlier, over 150 of his former swimmers from fifteen different states converged upon ETHS to honor Coach Burton as ETHS named the swimming pool the William “Dobbie” Burton Aquatic Center in tribute to the incredible 38-year career he had at ETHS.
A memorial service for Coach Burton will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1012 Lake St., Evanston on Friday, Sept. 16. Visitation will be held 2:00-5:00 p.m. and mass is at 5:00 pm. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in support of pool renovations for the William “Dobbie” Burton Aquatic Center at Evanston Township High School. Checks may be made payable to The ETHS Educational Foundation.
Please see the ETHS web story for information about Dobbie Burton’s special contributions to the history of ETHS. http://www.eths.k12.il.us/legendary_eths_coach_william_%E2%80%9Cdobbie%E2%80%9D_burton_passes_away_at_92/.