Monday, July 9, 2018

Bob Lovejoy, BHS '66 (1948-2018)

Robert Harry Lovejoy
August 29, 1948 - July 7, 2018

Just received the sad news of the passing of Bob Lovejoy from his sister, Lynn (Lovejoy) Volgraff, BHS '65:

Bob passed away yesterday. He had massive stroke on Friday. I got to be with him and his family when they took him off life support and he passed away quickly. No pain. We are all in shock and now the real work will begin since he had 2 delis. the Three Pickles and the Pickle Room in Santa Barbara. He leaves wife Dawn, Son Clay and daughter Athena, along with 3 grandchildren.

Please keep Lynn and all the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bob was well loved in his community and here are a few articles from the local Santa Barbara newspaper:

2016 Interview with Bob Lovejoy

2013 Article

2009 Article


Linda Silvas
Oh no. How sad. He was a great guy and classmate

George Frigerio
rip old friend

Anita Page

Adele Bassett

Sam Rivero
RIP Bob. I just saw him for my birthday in May. I’m good friends with his Son.

George Colvin
Knew Bob and Lynn Lovejoy from Emerson Elementary days.

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner and Scott Bruckner
Oh no! We would stop at his deli in Santa Barbara

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Tammy Klinger
Another Bulldog.....😒 Prayers for the family πŸ™

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
Rest in peace

Ron Hagg
I have very fond memories of Bob. RIP, Bob.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
RIP Bobby!! His first wife was Debbie Brandon and they had 2 sons together. God Bless him 😒

Louise Good Hernandez
I had no idea, Annette Dinolfo Bennett. So sorry for the loss of Bob. May he Rest in Peace.

Mary Boriso Jordan
Rest in peace, Bob....Love and prayers to the family...Such a difficult time...God bless and keep you....❤️

Betsey Nash
What a great guy — wish Is known him as an adult. Love to his family.

Sara Marino Becaria
Prayers to Bob’s family πŸ™

Harold Maxham
Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Lovejoy family.

Dianne Postal-Simmons
Oh no he was my husband best friend so sad! I got married in 75 and for our honeymoon we spent the night at Bobbie and Debbie’s house and watch Graham being born!

Cathy Emmett Palmer
Sadly, Graham passed away in 2016 ☹️

Kenneth Clark
Sad! Haven't seen him and Debbie since the 70s. Always spread joy and happiness! Sincere condolences to his surviving family and friends!

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to all his family and friends. Fly with the Angels, Bob.

Bill Wright

Janine Wood-Bokman
Farewell 😒

Pat Bushman
My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace.

Jo Elaine Morton
Oh dear! RIP Bobby LovejoyπŸ™

Linda Hayes Murvin

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Paul Kane
RIP Bob. I've known Bob since the 7th grade at John Muir.

Gary Holloway
Sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Definitely one of the good guys. RIP sir.

Paul Kane
Well said Gary. Bob was definitely one of the good guys.

Kathy Bice
RIP Bobby Lovejoy πŸ™πŸ»

Laura Unch
So sorry for your loss. I knew Bobby from school but my mother and his mother were dear friends and had gone to school together. Rip

Susan Landing-Phillips
Sorry for your of Bob.

Jennifer Dale Schatz
No... so sad. πŸ˜ͺ RIP Fellow Bulldog.

Bruce Fossler
I can still see a very young loving kid running around the gym field in way over sized shorts.

Bob was just very up to be around...I thought he was a young version of Ricky Nelson......

Short Story....a BULLY was picking on him and he was trying to make light of it. The Bully pushed Bob....just then this girl came flying in a hit the BULLY......THEN A GROUP OF GIRLS STARTED SCREAMING AT THE BULLY....HEY PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE.....Everybody loved this little skinny kid.....

I last saw Bob and DEBBIE BRANDON at the San Diego Zoo...Bob had grown into a man and we had a nice talk....

I hope that your life was good....your dreams realized.....

Another burbanker that made my childhood so wonderful.....R.I.P.

Penny Jonas Barth
Oh, I am so, so sorry. I know we are old enough for this to be happening, but I still see us as we were at good old Emerson Elementary! So sad. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Tess Severson
Such a sweet funny guy! RIP my friend

Barbara Zelenay Berry
Not liking this.. What a nice guy!.. RIP Bob!!

Steve Gullion
Instant Sadness....Memories from Grammar School on ...So long, Bob,,,

July 10, 2018 ARTICLE

Bob Lovejoy Dies

Bob Lovejoy, owner and cocreator of the Pickle Room and the Three Pickles sandwich shops, died last weekend after suffering either an aneurysm or massive stroke.

Born in 1947, Lovejoy got into the bar-and-restaurant business relatively late in life after a successful career as a contractor. In 2006, Lovejoy opened the first Three Pickles on East Canon Perdido Street at the site of the present day Handlebar coffee shop. At a time when local businesses are struggling to find a toehold, Lovejoy — who opened the shop with his son Clay — instantly attracted a loyal clientele of downtown workers, which has only expanded since.

Lovejoy’s true civic accomplishment, however, was the reincarnation of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, a signature downtown bar and restaurant located next door to the current Three Pickles. Lovejoy had long been a regular at Jimmy’s and managed to capture its essence and spirit — not to mention vibe and look — when he opened the Pickle Room in 2013.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ray Edwards Brown, BHS '47 (1929-2018)

JUNE 8, 1929 ~ JULY 4, 2018

Received this email today...
I’m sending this message for those of you that haven’t heard yet that Ray passed away early this evening, July 4, at home in Burbank, less than four weeks after his 89th birthday. I’ve known Ray since 1958 when I was six years old. Everyone who knew him was aware of the unique and very special man that he was his entire life. Now he has arrived HOME for eternity, with all problems and suffering in the past. Below is what Ray and Joyce’s middle son, Mark, wrote this evening about his dad’s passing.
Alan Landros
Romans 8:18

After a long illness, Ray Edwards "Pops" Brown passed away peacefully at home today at the age of 89, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind a lasting legacy of kindness, generosity, and devotion to the community that meant so much to him and all who had the privilege of knowing him during his lifetime.

A native son of Burbank, Ray attended Joaquin Miller Elementary, John Muir Junior High, and Burbank High School, Class of '47. Ray served his country proudly in the US Army and then ran a successful insurance agency until his retirement at the age of 80 in his beloved Burbank!

A devoted Christian, husband, father, and grandfather, "Pops" was, in every sense, "one-of-a-kind!!" He is survived by his wife of 68 years Joyce, sons Kent, Mark, and Brad, eight grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He's walking with the Lord now! Rest In Peace Pops!

Saturday, July 14, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – Mortuary Visitation, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Mortuary
3:00 P.M. – Service, Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
4:45 P.M. – Reception after Services, Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Stephanie Solorio Earle, BHS '72 (1954-2018)

Stephanie Solorio Earle

Sad news from Susan Earle, BHS '70, "My sister-in-law Stephanie Solorio Earle graduated in the BHS class of 1972. Please pass along to her graduating classmates that year the news of her sudden and unexpected passing while she and her husband, Eddie (my brother), were visiting my 99 year old mother and me at our home in Decatur, Alabama."

Stephanie passed away on June 14, 2018, and was 63 years old.

Besides Susan, her mother and her husband, Eddie Earle, she is also survived by her own parents, her children, and her grandchildren.

From the Family...

"We are raising money to help with the expenses of the sudden passing of this beautiful lady. She was so full of life and love, gave of herself to all who knew her. She passed away out of state unexpectedly and her family needs finances to bring her home. The cost of transportation and additional expenses will be around 5K alone. Thank you for your generosity!"

Yvette Jose posted this:
"Here is the link to my moms Go Fund Me:"

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sharon McDowell Shepherd, BHS '64 (1946-2018)

Sharon McDowell Shepherd
March 13, 1946 - June 4, 2018

Today we received word that Sharon McDowell, sister of BHS '67 classmate, Kyle McDowell, passed away earlier this month.

Friend and classmate, Mary Brotsis Andersen, BHS '67, wrote that it was quite a shock as she had not been ill.

Sharon lived in Carpinteria, California.

Please keep family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace, Sharon...


Peggy Skow Beliveau
Oh no.....πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Sharon.

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh

Penny Jonas Barth
Sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for her family and loved ones.

Pat Bushman
My prayers and condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.

Claudia Hoffman
This is so sad to hear. We were friends from Muir through Burbank High. She and I were paired up in Foods class in Muir and we laughed at our beginning cooking skills. What a pretty girl and very popular. πŸ˜ͺ

Lorraine Zensen
Another gone too soon 😒

Adele Bassett

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

Kenneth Clark
RIP and condolences to family & friends

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Julie Guttridge
Totally remember Sharon & sister Kyle. I pray her passing was easy and she’s in the loving arms of our Jesus Christ πŸ™
Sad to see more & more of our classmates passing on. Prayers going up for Sharon’s family left behind.

Andrea Kaye Chua
So sorry 😞

Jolene Gable Firgens
Oh this is really sad news. I so loved Sharon. My thoughts & condolence to her family.

Tammy Klinger
WHAT????? Oh noooooo. What a beautiful friend, many tears, and prayers for her family!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

Harold Maxham
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. RIP Sharon.

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to o all her family and friends. RIP Sharon.

Martha Rios

Mary Boriso Jordan
Oh, dear....Rest in peace, dear and prayers to the family.

Cindy Collard
loving thoughts & prayers to all the family & friends R.I.P. Sharon <3

Grace Tabura Strong
Hard to believe. So sad. Love and prayers for her family and friends.

Sunny Singer
So sad. Thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family

Mickey DePalo
Rest In Peace, Sharon.

Karen Shield Smestad
So sorry to hear about Sharon.

Geno Munari
So sorry to hear this.

Darlene Culotta
What a shame. I remember her.

Dennis Wootton
I'm so sorry to hear about Sharon let her rest in peace and my condolences for the family

Leigh Hilt
Very sad to hear this news. Had a crush on her from 7th grade Art Class. She loved Carpinteria as did I...

Jean Parrinello-Longmore
So so sad. We were dear friends. RIP my sweet Sharon. ❤

Katie Sweeney Hightower
So sorry - such a nice person to be around - makes me so sad.

John and Pam Zipfel Kirkwood
Another sad loss from BHS '64

Thursday, June 14, 2018



The Class of 1973 will hold its 45th reunion on July 14 at the Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Course. For more information, contact Rich Morrison at

The Class of 1998 will hold its 20th reunion on Aug. 4 at the Verdugo Bar. For more information, contact Remy Ramirez at

The Class of 1963 will hold its 55th reunion lunch on Sept. 15 at the Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Course. For more information, contact Carole Collins at

The Class of 1958 will hold its 60th reunion dinner on Sept. 15 at the Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Course. For more information, contact Marge Gould Harris at

UPDATE: The Class of 1967 Plus Friends Annual Reunion is FRIDAY SEPT 14 at DeBell's Canyon Grille,  Saturday Sept 15 at Bob's TL & Sunday Picnic at McCambridge Park. All are invited! More info here

The Class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion on Oct. 6 at the Angeles National Golf Club. For more information, contact

The Class of 1978 - 40th ~ The Canyon Grille at Debell, 1500 E Walnut Ave, Burbank, CA 91501 October 6 ~ cost 65.00 prepay 75.00 at the door ~ contact email:

8th Annual Bhs-Jbhs Alumni is October 13, 2018 at DeBell - Contact Gilbert TobΓ³n



Friday, June 1, 2018

Martin Arribi, BHS '64, Passed Away May 31, 2018

Sad news for the Class of 1964 from Pam Kirkwood:

"Got this message from Jeff Paul BHS '64...
Received a call last night from Gigi his wife that Martin passed at 6:30pm Quebec time of an apparent heart attack."

Please keep Gigi and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Jackie Gable Troutman, BHS '57, Passed Away May 29, 2018

Jodi Gable Firgens posted today this sad notice regarding her older sister...
"With a very heavy heart, my sister, Jackie, passed away last night in her sleep. She had been sick a long time. Go with the angels sister-dear."

Thursday, May 17, 2018