Students, athletes and friends mourn the loss of Fremd's Bokor
Jan 8, 2015 9:00 PM - Rich Bokor spent the majority of his life helping kids get the most out of their lives. Whether it was in an advanced placement history class at Fremd, on a cross country course or in a track workout, Bokor's goal was to inspire and drive his students and athletes toward success that would last a lifetime. So, nothing changed for Bokor when he received a life-altering diagnosis of incurable colon cancer in September. The same philosophies he used for years to help others -- even after retiring from teaching and coaching at Fremd in 2003 -- would be followed to help himself in his greatest challenge. "All the stuff he coached and preached in coaching and the classroom ... he practiced what he preached," said close friend and Fremd boys track coach Jim Aikens. Bokor's fight ended Sunday at age 66. It was definitely much too soon for someone who still had plenty to give to others.