Friday, November 17, 2017

Thomas A White, BHS '60 (1942-2017)

Thomas A. White
1942 - 2017
Thomas A. White Obituary
May 13, 1942 - November 3, 2017 Thomas A. (Tom) White, quintessential gentleman, real estate developer, and longtime Balboa Island, CA, resident, passed away November 3, 2017 in Newport Beach, CA.

He was born in Burbank, CA, where he went to Burbank High School. He attended California State University, Northridge, majoring in Finance and Accounting. He later received his Executive MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. During his time in Chicago, Tom worked as Senior Vice President for Homart Development and later for Arthur Hill and Company, a major mixed use developer. He was also a Principal at T.A. White and Associates.

A Captain in the U.S. Army, Tom received the Army Commendation Medal. While in college, Tom traveled the world on one of the very first Semester at Sea journeys. Tom was past president of Hoag Hospital's '552' Club. He was highly involved in the Newport Center United Methodist Church in Corona del Mar, CA, the same church his grandfather-in-law, Dr. Harry W. White, had been a minister of when it was located on Balboa Island. In addition to acting as finance chairman, he also was an active member of the church choir.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating and travel. He skied, played tennis, loved to challenge anyone to a game, and was the number one fan of his grandchildren's sports and activities. He was a pensive observer with an omnipotent presence.

Tom's greatest joy was his extended family, children, and grandchildren. He is survived by brothers Bill (Karen) and Steve (Miha), sisters Joan Basore and Ginny Leck (Jake), as well as many nephews and nieces. He leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Kathy, his sons Kevin and Brian (Nadia), his daughter Amy Stefano (Robert), and his grandchildren Opal, AJ, Violet, Owyn, Maggie and Bode.

A Celebration of Life will take place on 12/2 at 1:00 at Newport Center United Methodist Church.

Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jaime Hernandez Ztinztun, BHS '82 (1964-2017)

In Memory of
Jaime Hernandez Ztinztun
July 27, 1964 - October 28, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jaime Hernandez Ztinztun who passed away on October 28 2017 in Burbank, California, leaving to mourn family and friends. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jaime Hernandez Ztinztun's life.

Memorial Mass
Saturday, November 18, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
3801 Scott Rd.
Burbank, California 91504

Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

BHS Class 1968 Reunion Oct 6, 2018

Here is a link to the venue. It is beautiful and the committee is looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Link to class website:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Don Bopp, BHS '65 (1946-2017)

It is with great sadness to share the recent loss of fellow classmate, Don Bopp.

Born in Los Angeles CA on December 24, 1946, Don grew up in Burbank with siblings Jeannie (deceased), Dianne, Tom and Richard. He joined the Army in 1966 and received an honorable discharge in 1968. Don worked for Lockheed for 37 years, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends, fishing, and traveling cross country between homes in Wofford heights, CA and Knoxville, TN, exploring all the sites.

Don died in Los Angeles CA on August 28, 2017.

Besides his siblings, Don is survived by Carol, his wife of 43 years, son Jason age 42, daughter Heather age 39 and grandchildren Chris, Malana, Ryan, Jean, Paige and Shelby.

We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Bopp family and thank Jason Bopp for providing the above information.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Duane Sorensen, BHS '71, Passed Away

Please scroll down for updates

Duane Sorensen from Burbank High Class of '71 passed away in the last few days from a heart attack. Duane went all the way through Thomas Jefferson, John Muir, and BHS in Burbank.

Alan Landros received this news from Gary Marca on Sunday evening, October 1, 2017.

Please keep the Sorenson family in your thoughts and prayers.

From Dawn Sorensen on FB:
Hello All - I just wanted to post the memorial information for my father Duane Sorensen. Services will be from 5pm - 6pm Friday October 20th@ Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Burbank. Please forward to anyone you think may be interested in attending. Thank you.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Christie Diaz Hensley, BHS '81, Passed Away Sept 5, 2017

Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers posted this sad note on Facebook today:
My sister, Christie Diaz Hensley, passed away on Sept. 5, 2017. She was BHS, class of 81.
Rest with the Angels, dear sister. We love and miss you so much!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dean Frank Miller, BHS '84 (1966-1984)

Yesterday, Darren Miller posted this photo along with this note:
It's hard to believe that it's been 33 years since we lost my brother Dean Miller.
2-9-1966 to 9-4-1984

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Doug Lamb, BHS '65, Passed Away Sept 1, 2017

Tom Veach, BHS '65, sent this email yesterday...
I'm sorry to have to report that we lost another classmate from the BHS class of 1965. Doug Lamb passed away this morning at the St Joseph hospital. He had been in the intensive care unit for more than a week. Health issues started to compound until he body lost the strength to reset. He was a close friend and he will be missed greatly.

Please keep the Lamb family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

A memorial service for Doug Lamb has been scheduled for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st, at 12:00 Noon, at the Burbank ELKS Lodge, 2232 N Hollywood Way, between the airport and post office.

Judy Sturm Seay
Oh no he lived on the same street as my inlaws, his wife And daughter are friends of mine. I am so sorry, and sad to see this.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
So sad. RIP DougπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’™πŸ’™

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
So sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Mary Boriso Jordan
So sorry to hear this. Prayers and love to the family. Rest in peace, Doug. πŸ’–

Don Ray
How sad. I spent time chatting with him on Memorial Day.

Tammy Klinger
Very sad, prayers for family!

Gary Bric
Good man.

Pam McNamara Walker
Prayers for his wife Jeri and daughter Sara...

Julie Guttridge
Just remember him from school but it's very sad loosing one of our bulldogs.
Prayers going up for his family πŸ™πŸ™

Pat Bushman
My condolences to Doug's family and friends. Rest In Peace.

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
RIP Doug! Jerri and Sara you are in my thoughts and prayers.Remembering some fun and crazy times together. ❤️πŸ™πŸ»

Anissa Iverson
I'm so sorry. RIP Doug.

Harold Maxham
My prayers and thoughts to Dougs family. He lived just a couple of houses from me on the corner of Belaire and Magnolia were we grew up.

Susan Anderson Huggitt
Prayers to his family. Doug was a very good friend back in the day. RIP Doug!

Ron McKinney
Yup another good one gone.

Cathy Coyle
I actually met Doug through the Burbank Elks. I had some good conversations with him. He was a nice, loving man with a sweet soul. God Bless him & his family & all those who knew & loved him.

Jolene Firgens
He was part of our group who grew up together. My heart breaks for his family. RIP Doug you will be so missed!

Santa Calderon-Vessella
Rest In Peace Doug...

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Doug.

Peter Costas
RIP Doug

Kenneth Clark
I remember some great times back in the day! RIP Doug!