Tuesday, March 2, 2021
April 1, 1931 – December 14, 2019
Mary Jane Bente, 88, of Burbank, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019 surrounded by her family, and joining her loving husband of over 50 years, Wayne Francis Bente, who passed February 8, 2016.
Mary Jane was born to the late Elmer Jacob Rummel and Estella Evelyn Lister, on April 1, 1931 in Glendale, California. Mary Jane graduated from Burbank High School and attended Glendale Community College.
Mary Jane and Wayne spent the last 33 years in Northern California where they built a cabin in Hayfork surrounded by horses, lambs, chickens and a garden Wayne loved so much. They then moved to Shingletown and made lots of friends they called extended family, and then after some health issues moved to Paris Park in Redding, California. There they had a community of friends who played cards, had pot luck dinners and who looked out for each other. Mary Jane truly missed her friends there.
Mary Jane and Wayne were foster parents and received recognition from the Shasta County Board of Supervisors and Shasta County Department of Social Services for Foster Parents of the Year in 2007. Mary Jane also received a Certificate of Appreciation for 35 years of service to the Burbank Emblem Club #86 in 2012. Mary Jane and Wayne were active donors to BCR A Place to Grow founded in 1963 by her sister, Ruth Caughey, for Mary Jane’s developmentally disable daughter, Vicki Lea. Vicki lived in Redding, until she moved back to Burbank in 2011. Mary Jane and Wayne both loved to travel in their Bounder motorhome and going on various cruises. Mary Jane was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Burbank and was blessed by the community there.
Mary Jane is survived by six children: Charlene Jane Strickhouser of Mojave; Rachelle Evelyn Giliberto of Santa Clarita, Laurie Beth Roan and her husband, Dusty, of Hemet; Linda Sue Curtin of Burbank; Vicki Lea Williams of Burbank; and Michael Wayne Bente and his wife, Robin, of Priest, Idaho, as well as two sons, Lynn Arthur McFall and Reed Wayne Bente who are both deceased. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, with another great-grandbaby boy due at the end of the month, and her beloved service dog, Millie.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Burbank, Team Hope. A Celebration of Life and Resurrection, for both Mary Jane and Wayne, will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 542 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California 91505.
William (Bill) Charles Catlin February 10, 1936 - November 18, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Charles Catlin, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the age of 84. Bill was born on February 10, 1936 in Burbank, California to William and Muriel (Fisher) Catlin.
Bill graduated from Burbank High School in 1955, and entered the United States Army in June of 1956. While on an extended furlough, Bill married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Suzanne Klein. Months later, Bill's army unit was deployed for active duty leaving Fort Ord, Monterey, California to Bamberg, Germany, by way of the USNS General Nelson N. Walker Troop Ship. This voyage made history as the largest troop movement through the Panama Canal following the Korean War as part of Operation Gyroscope. Bill was honorably discharged in 1958, returning home to begin raising a family and establishing Garden Grove as their new home. He also began a new career in the concrete industry. For 38 years, he worked for Dewey and Bob's Mixed Concrete in Long Beach, CA and later Geller's Ready Mixed Concrete in Westminster, CA, before retiring in 1995.
Before and after retirement, Bill dedicated his life to raising three sons and enhancing the community through volunteer efforts for many different service clubs within and near the city of Garden Grove. Some of Bill's volunteer efforts over those 62 years include: Volunteer worker at the Garden Grove YMCA's Christmas Tree Lot, Volunteer Coach with the Garden Grove Southwest Little League, Band Booster Vice President - Bolsa Grande High School, Elder with the First Christian Church of Garden Grove, Chairman of the Board for the Garden Grove Elks Lodge - 2006, Volunteer Usher at the Garden Grove Gem Community Theatre, Volunteer for the Acacia Adult Day Care Center, and Volunteer of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Board of Directors for 22 years including President in 2014.
One notable contribution was that Bill was a gifted artist. He spent several years voluntarily painting over 20 original backdrops for the Elks Annual Inaugural Ball and other special fundraising events. Bill received many notable accolades for his service and contribution to the community. In 2007, he was named Garden Grove Man of the Year, and in 2014, with wife Sue, the Cypress Community College Americana Award, Citizen of the Year. Other honors include the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce Silver Spoon Award, Elk of the Month, Elk Ender of the Year (Motorhome Club Award), Garden Grove Home Pride Award Hall of Fame, and was crowned the 2019 Senior King of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival.
Bill was a dedicated and loving husband of 64 years, wonderful father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved life and the people around him. His favorite things to do were spending time with his wife Suzy, traveling with friends and attending family gatherings. He took up the hobby of surfing at the age of 40 and joked that he would sit backwards on his board to scare other surfers away.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, William Emerson Catlin, and his mother, Muriel Fisher Heald. He is survived by his wife Suzanne, his three boys, Michael (Tina), Timothy (Martha), and Patrick (Patti), his brother Charles William Catlin, seven grandchildren, Amy, Crystal (Cheno), Amanda, Bill, Nicholas, Raya, Kyan, great grandchild Elijah, and Cousins, Carol Alexander, Carla Ann Leach, and niece, Peggy McElgunn.
Due to COVID 19, funeral services will not take place at this time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bill Catlin's name to Acacia Adult Day Services, 11391 Acacia Pkwy, Garden Grove, CA 92840 To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in Orange County Register on Nov. 25, 2020.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Kathy Lynn Brown was born on December 19, 1960 and passed away on November 2, 2020 and is under the care of Shadow Mountain Mortuary. Memorial Service will be held on November 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Christ's Church of the Valley, 7007 W Happy Valley Rd, Peoria, AZ.
"From the days when I sang latin jazz in the L.A. area. Awesome musicians." (Facebook photo Elizabeth posted)
Received sad news that Elzabeth Moon, BHS '64, passed away a few days ago. She was the older sister of Vic Moon, BHS '66 (1948-2007) and she wrote about his passing here. They have an older brother, Robert Moon, BHS '62, who lives in Hawaii.
Here is a short bio from her jewelry website followed by a photo found on Facebook.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Find A Grave Link: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183166776/warren-ray-wyatt
Thursday, February 4, 2021
We sadly just learned today of the passing of Tony Venditto, BHS class of 1969, on June 8, 2016 in Modesto, California.
Tony married Joanne M Borawski on July 27, 1974, in Los Angeles.
A notice was published in the modesto Bee on June 12, 2016 and arrangements were handled by the Eaton Family Funeral Service.
2004 OBITUARY FOR TONY'S FATHER
ANTON "TONY" VENDITTO SR, age 77, died August 30, 2004, in Valencia. He was born January 3, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri and resided in Burbank for 51 years. Tony relocated to Valencia after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 3-1/2 years ago. He worked as a Production Control Director for Technibuilt Corporation for 34 years.
Tony is survived by his children, Tony Venditto Jr. and Teri Venditto Sullivan; brother, Louis Venditto; three grandchildren and fifteen nieces and nephews. His wife, Becky preceded him in death.
His family writes, "Our father was a WWII Veteran and loved his family and country. His sense of humor and smile were contagious to everyone around him. He was a sprint car race enthusiast and built multiple award winning 'kit cars'. He will be greatly missed by all of us and everyone who knew him".
Visitation and Services will be held at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills, on Thursday, September 2, 2004, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and the Funeral will be held on Friday, September 3, 2004, 1:00 p.m. He will be buried next to his wife at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. The E.R. took such great care of Dad, we request that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation to benefit the Emergency Department Expansion, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355. Directors 818-361-7387 To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2004.
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