Wednesday, September 18, 2013

William G. Montenegro, BHS '72 (1953 - 2013)

Sad news for the Burbank High's 1972 Class... Just found this in the Burbank Leader this morning

William G. Montenegro


September 17, 2013 

William G. Montenegro, 60, of Burbank, California, passed away on August 13, 2013 in his home after a long battle of cancer.

William was born in Costa Rica on February 18, 1953. He graduated from Burbank High School. He enjoyed a long, passionate career at Warner Brothers (Motion Pictures); but most of all, he lived an active and very social life, cherishing his time and experiences with his friends and family.

William is survived by his wife, Jing; mother, Jeannette; father, Herminio; sisters, Jenny Mattox and Maritza Amaro; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A public burial was held on September 11, 2013 at Pierce Brothers Valhalla, 10621 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.,0,4595564.story


  1. A few comments from BHS Memorial Facebook page...

    Robert Rodriguez
    I remember Bill..........sad, R.I.P.

    Mike Signorelli
    Bill was a really nice guy..liked by all. See u on the other side Bill.

    Donna Stagg Queenen
    ohh that IS sad , I remember him well. He grew into a handsome man , so very sad R.I.P.

    Casey Clum
    I'm so sad. RIP, Bill.

    John Boylan
    Remember him as a "Pain-in-the-Ass" Usher at the Cornell Theater. No free rides there, baby. And at Warner Brothers, he was always missing, but could be found, helping some stunning New Actress find her way around the Lot..................

    Donna Reed Lawrence
    I remember Bill well! Knew him from Washington elementary thru BHS.. Sad to hear.

    Ginger Askerman-hopper
    Remember him well... Nice guy, started working at the Cornell theater along side officer Stauffer. Last time I seen him was at a wedding of a mutual friend... Sad to hear, RIP Bill...

  2. I remember this young man....he was always polite and very nice to me in HS. So sorry to hear he is gone so young....Renee King

  3. A few more comments from Facebook...
    Cindy Barcus Aylward
    Spoke to Bill last year . . . he mentioned his serious health issues but was upbeat and as funny as ever. He teased that he might even "crash" our 40th reunion. (I wish he had!) RIP, Bill!

    Julian Almaraz
    RIP Bill you were always nice to everyone

    Sandy Babin
    Worked with William Montenegro.. for the last 10 yrs// He was a wonderful Man and Co Worker.. Bless his Soul..