Sunday, December 21, 2014

Robert W. Swaisgood, BHS '63 (1944 - 2014)

Our heart goes out to the Swaisgood family during this time of loss...

Robert W. Swaisgood (1944 - 2014)

Robert W. Swaisgood passed away suddenly at the age of 70 on November 16, 2014 in the City of Santa Clarita, CA.

Born in Los Angeles, he grew up in Burbank with his parents (Ruth and George) and older siblings, Ron and Joyce. After graduating from Burbank High School he joined the Naval Reserve and was assigned to the United States Naval Battalion or Seabees at Port Hueneme. On Memorial Day 1965 he was asked to play TAPS for Admiral John Ford and Captain John Wayne. He was honorably discharged after serving two tours of duty in Viet Nam.

Bob met and married his former wife Cindy at Los Angeles Valley College. During this time he settled in the San Fernando Valley, where his only child, Garrett was born. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of La Verne while working for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. He retired from the DWP as the Chief Electrical Service Representative, Power System Engineering.

He was a Boy Scout Leader, a Saugus High School Cross Country/Track Booster Parent and drove a NASCAR at the Irwindale Race Track. He was proud to have Native American Osage ancestry and his greatest joy came from spending time with family, friends and especially babysitting his grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his son Garrett and Garrett's wife Melinda of Castaic, CA, three grandchildren: Danielle, Connor and Wyatt, brother Ron of Gig Harbor, WA., step-sister, Maria Smith, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, in-laws and his former wife Cindy. A Military Service with interment was conducted at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA on December 9, 2014.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Dec. 17, 2014


Friday, December 5, 2014

Molly Jean Malone-Henderson, BHS '81 (1963 - 2014)

Our deepest condolences to Molly's family and friends. This was posted today on Facebook by Lisa Malone-McLauglin:

"My sister, Molly Malone-Henderson, class of 81, passed away Sunday 11/30/14 from brain cancer. There will be a service at Media City Church 269 E Providencia Ave Burbank on Thursday 12/11/14 @ 2:00. In lieu of flowers, please donate to her Go Fund Me page at to help cover medical bills. — with Molly Malone Henderson."

Molly Jean Malone-Henderson
September 5, 1963 - November 30, 2014


May 3, 2015 UPDATE,0,4394113.story

Molly Malone Henderson September 5, 1963 - November 30, 2014
Molly Malone Henderson
Molly Malone Henderson 

January 5, 2015 | 2:19 p.m. 
Molly Malone Henderson, 51, passed away November 30, 2014 at her home in Temecula, after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband, Socks; mother, Maggie; brothers, Keith Malone and Curtis Malone; sisters, Valerie Clements (Gary), Julie Dunbar, and Lisa McLaughlin (Jim); and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, please contact the family at regarding making donations to help with Medical and Funeral expenses.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 Burbank Athletic Hall of Fame

Burbank Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Chuck Milam, Caroline Cast, Bob Smallenberg, Frank Zelinski, Dyson Hamner and Bob Brinkworth (Courtesy of Timothy Tolnay / September 29, 2014),0,7967740.story

Click below to see some more great photos by Tim Zuma Tolnay!