Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BHS '62: Fredrick A Mehling's Memorial

BHS '62 Senior Photos

Please remember Rick's family in prayer...

Just received this from former Burbank Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Darryl Forbes...

Richard...Fredrick "Rick" Mehling was a former Burbank Fire Fighter and was BHS Class of 1962...


--- On Wed, 4/21/10, Darryl Forbes wrote:

From: Darryl Forbes
Subject: Fredrick A Mehling's Memorial
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 12:01 PM

Pam: I just received this so am forwarding it to you. It went to all Burbank Fire Retirees so is public information.


---------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM
Subject: Fredrick A Mehling's Memorial

Last Friday, April 16, 2010, Rick Mehling passed away at his home due to complications of cancer. In the following weeks, after cremation, his ashes will then be distributed by family members. Betty has requested this event to be a family affair only.

On Sunday, 23 May 2010, there will be a memorial service for Rick at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center, to start at 10:30 am. This service will be non-religious, a casual celebration of Ricks life.

A buffet lunch will be severed after the service.

RSVP's are requested by 10 May 2010, and should be sent to:
Robert Lanning, or
BC Tom Lenahan,

After short eulogies by Betty, family members, Chief Krakowski, Davis and Walbert, the floor will be open for remembrances.

Pictures of Rick are requested for a video montage and should be sent Bob Lanning,

In lieu of flowers, the family agrees that Rick's preference would be contributions to:

Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors
1146 N. Central Ave. #398
Glendale CA 91202-2506

an organization that Rick proudly held a position on the Executive Board and happily volunteered for them until his diagnosis made him unable.

1 comment:

  1. I knew Rick Mehling since he was a young fire fighter. I never knew a finer man and I will miss him greatly. He was an inspiration and a role model for all who had the privilege to meet him. A natural leader, Rick was one of the few people who truly do leave this world a better place than they found it. I am honored to say he was my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Betty and his family.