Sunday, October 30, 2011

Passing of James Frederic Castro, BHS '68

Please keep Jimmy's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you Alan Landros for the following email:

James "Jimmy" Castro passed away a week ago due to a brain tumor. He had related surgery in September, but after the surgery his health began going downhill, which continued until his passing. This information comes from Virginia Castro Hamilton, also BHS '68, and cousin of James Castro.

The funeral for James Castro will be:

Wednesday, November 2, 11:30 A.M.

Church of the Recessional
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1712 S. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Roland 'Pete' Peterson Memorial Photos

Here are some wonderful photos from this past Saturday, Oct 15, 2011, which was the Memorial Service for former Burbank High Teacher and Coach, Mr. Roland 'Pete' Peterson.

(Many thanks to Cathy Nicholls Coyle, Carol Nicholls Lebrecht and Alan Landros for sending these!)

CLICK HERE to read more about Mr Peterson

Family of Roland "Pete" Peterson, BHS '39 and BHS Teacher, and three of his siblings, Arnold Peterson, BHS '30, Paul Peterson, BHS '35, and Ruth Peterson Finch, BHS '44

Standing, l. to r. - Ron Peterson, Linda Peterson Everett, BHS '67, Pauline Peterson Cozzens, BHS '64, Virginia Peterson, Christy Cozzens Mages, Chris Mages, Bryant Lewis, Frank Koroshec
Seated, l. to r. - Marybeth Finch Anderson, Louanne Peterson, BHS '70, Debbie Peterson Lewis, BHS '69, Sharon Finch Koroshec

Debbie Peterson Lewis, BHS '69, Pauline Peterson Cozzens, BHS '64, Virginia Peterson, Linda Peterson Everett, BHS '67, Louanne Peterson, BHS '70
(Virginia is Pete's sister-in-law, and Pauline and Debbie are her daughters. Their sister, Barbara Peterson, BHS '67, passed away in 1994)

Louanne Peterson and two of her three sons:
Sam Hunzinger, #3 son, Louanne, Peter Hunzinger, #2 son

Some former BHS faculty members at Peterson Memorial were l. to r. - Bill North, Bob Brewer, Ham Lloyd
(others at the service not pictured - Bill Bertrand, Art Cobery, Frank Kallem)

L to R: Ham and Jim Lloyd at Peterson Memorial
(Ham is 22 months older than Jim)

BHS Class '70: Louanne Peterson, Steve Daugherty, Nancy Olsen Barry, Alan Landros, Joyce Starleaf

BHS Class '67: Denny Lombard, Linda Peterson Everett, Deanna Lloyd Jennings, Scott Nave, Joanne Yoffee Furer, Cathy Nicholls Coyle, John Rocke, Richard Pearson

From Cathy and Carol's cousin Rena Ryde, below is the BHS Class of '39 45th Year Reunion Memory Book with an article on Mr. Peterson


Monday, October 17, 2011

'64 Ceralbus Pics in the Museum of the San Fernanod Valley

Came upon this post from the Museum of the San Fernando Valley!



Once again the alertness of The Museum Community has added another part of the endlessly interesting picture that is San Fernando Valley history. This time it comes from a 1964 Burbank High School "Ceralbus" yearbook on its way to a thrift shop. Here are two great photos from the yearbook. I hope you will agree that they are more than worth saving. Jerry

Cathy Ferguson at Burbank High School in 1964. Cathy had just achieved a new world record in the 200 meter backstroke and was preparing for the 1964 Olympic Games. The summer came and Cathy won two gold medals in the Tokyo Games; one in the 200 meter backstroke and another as part of the 100 meter relay. (click on this image to enlarge)

Burbank High School boys, Tom Bradstock and Bob Steele look for their scores. They came in first and second. A new swimming pool at the Burbank YMCA (today the Y) caused an explosion of interest in swimming by school kids in the mid 1960s.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

BHS Hi-Life Newspapers 1964-1967

Paul Dean Fitzgerald, BHS '67, has uploaded several issues of Burbank High's Hi-Life newspaper for us all to enjoy.

Here is the link and below is her email:

Thanks so much, Paula!!!

OK - I uploaded all of what I have for 1964. I'm still back and forth about whether this is the best way to create an archive - I'd so much rather have them as multi-page .pdf files.

But why don't we go public with a link to what I have so far. Maybe someone has a better idea of how to make this archive more user friendly. Even better, maybe some folks have more issues of the newspaper - I'd be happy to scan them and make them available to all. I've got most, but not all, of the issues from our high school years - fall 1964 to spring 1967. It would be great to add other years.

I can be reached, as you know, at

Snail mail, in case anyone has another cache of the newspapers for me to scan is:
4225 Caminito Cassis
San Diego, CA 92122