Monday, July 8, 2013

David Jackson Rugee, BHS '66 (1948-2013)

This is very sad & our hearts go out to the Rugee family.

I just received word that David Rugee, BHS '66, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, in Arizona where he lived with his wife, Sharon.

Dave is also survived by two sons, four grandchildren and his sister, Leigh Rugee Crossen, BHS '67.

He is loved by a large extended family and will be greatly missed by all.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Got home last night from latest fire assignments in northern Utah & Nevada (45-days so far this season). Going thru the stack-of-mail I opened the Senior (Burbank HS) Bulldogs Newsletter and learned that another ol' compadre had died: Dave Rugee, Class of '66. He left us on July 5th (the middle day of 3-days that "Safety Dude" was between fire assignments). Dave was a baseball mate & friend. After high school the next time I saw him was aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) on Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam in '69. Decades passed, but we caught up one evening a few years back in Gilbert, AZ where he'd been living (as have my mom & sisters [a regular Bulldog beehive]). He pointed out it'd been "a longggggg time since our Zuma Beach trips..." Yep, and I'll always remember him playing at, or rounding, "the hot corner" (3rd base): You're home now amigo... Phillip A. Young BHS '65

  2. Leigh asked me to post this...


    Thank you for your kind words and remembrances. I read your post with tears and a smile and passed it along to David's wife and sons.

    Leigh Rugee Crossen