Valley Funeral Home

2121 West Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA


Edward Charles Viskocil

October 13, 1924June 28, 2019

Edward Viskocil age 94 passed away peacefully on June 28, 2019 in Burbank, CA.

Edward was born in Chicago, IL. to Charles Viskocil and Anna Vratney who owned a milk dairy. Ed Service in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific.

He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a teaching degree. There he met and married Peggy Taylor. They moved to Burbank, CA in 1956 where he taught at John Burroughs High School for 30 years. Ed is survived by his wife of 68 years and the loving father of Kathy Van Sickle (Jim), Dave (Gail), Kenneth, Tom and James, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A visitation will take place at Valley Funeral Home in Burbank on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in North Hollywood on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:00am. Burial at San Fernando Mission Cemetery immediately following.


  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Edward Charles Viskocil

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Sherry Van Sickle

July 9, 2019

I'm Kathy's sister-in-law, and though I didn't get to see Ed much in the last several years, I remember how funny he could be with his stories! And filled with so much energy - all the swap-meets! All the yard sales!!! Saw a photo of all the golf club/bag sets he accumulated over time. Impressive. He's already missed. A fine man, indeed.

Joyce PAYTON/Brazel

July 6, 2019

He was my favorite teacher at John Burroughs H.S. To this day we have exchanged Christmas cards with notes inside. I invited him and Peggy to our 50th H.S. reunion, as my guests, along with Bea Wojtyla and I had the best time with them. We all crammed into the photo booth and had our picture taken together. He was always so sweet and kind to me. He always knew when I was down and he could make me smile. He was such a good man, filled with thoughtfulness and integrity. He will surely be missed by many! I will be one of them. I think Peggy knew that I always had a crush on him! My heart goes out to Peggy and his children for their loss.
( Here is a photo of Bill Lyle and his Coach ( smiling) Ed Viskocil taken at the 50th. reunion.)

Tony Seta

July 3, 2019

After playing football for coach Viskocil and taking his math class in my junior year, he asked me to play for him in my senior year as defensive captain. He saw something in me which inspired me to be more assertive in life.

Linda Rondinella

July 2, 2019

I was honored to have him as a teacher . He was a kind understanding teacher and a man of integrity. ❤️

Elaine Taylor

July 2, 2019

I remember so many times laughing with Uncle Ed and Aunt Peg when they visited the Midwest. Always fun to be with.

Reece Talley

July 2, 2019

He was a good teacher, always kind and very knowledgeable. He reminded a lot of us of the actor in the Cracker Jack commercial that was popular in the early 70s. Reece Talley, JBHS, 1974