Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Phil Young, BHS '66, Passed Away in August 2016

We are sad to learn that yesterday, at the Sr Bulldog luncheon, the death of Phil Young, Class of '66, was announced by his mother. She said he died August 13, 2016.

According to Phil's wife, Terry, he had been courageously battling cancer for a year.

Phil’s mother is Marsha Willis Young BHS S’41 and his father who passed away a few years ago was Jim Young BHS W’42.

Please keep Phil's family in your thoughts and prayers.

Celebrating Phil’s Youth
-Faithful member of First Christian Church of Burbank and Youth leader
-Active member of the Boy Scouts of America
-Burbank High School football team and yearbook photographer

Celebrating Phil’s Love of his Country
-Served in the US Navy, 2 years active duty
-Always removed his hat and placed his hand over his heart for the National Anthem

Celebrating Phil’s Education
-Applied to and his photography portfolio accepted by the prestigious Art Center College of Design, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Phil always said this was one of his most prized accomplishments. And he was forever grateful to his Pop, Jim Young for “tearing up” the loan that he owed his parents for his education.

Celebrating Phil’s Career
-Phil Young Photography
-Photographer General Dynamics
-Photographer Rockwell International/Boeing Corporation
-Homeowners Association Property Management
-Director of Marketing, Property Management

Celebrating Phil’s Many Talents
-Photographer, artist, stain glass designs, landscaping, architectural design

Celebrating Phil’s Love of Cars
-Model B Ford, Terry’s 67 Camaro, Plymouth Belvedere, Fiat Spider, 944 Porsche, BMW 328I, BMW 540I and his baby, the Beast….2010 Dodge Challenger SRT

Celebrating Phil’s Love of Books
-Phil was an avid reader and enjoyed sitting in his favorite chair with his feet up reading the newest books. Phil has quite a collection.

Celebrating Phil’s Love of Music
-Phil loved his I-Pod and his playlist is huge. All the background music you are listening to tonight is from his I-Pod.
-Think about 4:00pm on Friday afternoons at Villageway and Total Property Management with the music blaring from Phil’s office.

Celebrating Phil’s Love of Our Home
-Phil loved our little starter home in Irvine back in 1977. He loved designing our re-model in 2001 giving us a beautiful new family room and home office. And his crowning glory was his design of our 2013-2014 second story adition with a new Master suite and home office.
-Phil’s landscape skills are quite visible in the front, side and backyards of our home.

Celebrating Phil’s Love of Family
-Phil’s mother Marcia, sister Diane, his niece Debbie, his Uncle Bud are all here tonight. Phil’s Pop, Jim Young is here with us in spirit.
-Phil’s mother-in-law Betty, his Aunt Ruthie, his nephew and niece Tim and Sandy, his 2 great nephews Justin and Jeremy and his nephew Chris are here tonight. Phil’s father-in-law Bob and his brother-in law Rob are both here with us in spirit.
-Phil’s love and pride for his daughter Emily were endless. And when Dan came into Emily’s life, he was so happy for the two of them. If you remember Phil’s toast to Dan at their wedding, that said it all.
-Papa’s love for his 2 grandsons Jack Robert James Cromer and Tyler Lee Cromer was the most wonderful feeling he had every experienced. He was so proud to be a grandpa.
-Phil’s love for Terry was 46 years of a wonderful life together. Best friends, partners in all decisions, raising Emily, working in the yard together and relaxing in the yard, working together to make both of our careers successful, camping and RV trips in the good old days, Angels baseball, date nights, enjoying being grandparents, and lots of golf and wonderful relaxing trips together.

Phil’s Love of Golf
-Phil loved the game of Golf. He started out 18 years ago having never swung a club, And he had been shooting in the mid to low 80’s here at Oak Creek. He loved playing in tournaments, we loved our golf trips and playing together, he loved playing weekly here with his great friends and that is why we are all here tonight at this beautiful place, Celebrating Phil Young at Oak Creek.

Thank you to all of you that are here sharing this celebration tonight.

With Love,

Emily and Terry


Robbin Moore

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Pat Bushman
My condolences to the family.

Robert Fabrizio
RIP Buddy.

Steve Gullion
Sad ... Phil as a really nice guy

Pam Kirkwood
Phil's Mom and Dad have been friends of ours for a few years now. I remember Phil in High School. He was friendly, nice and had a great sense of humor. He has taken good care of his Mom, since his Dad passed away. He also took great care of the rest of his family. I know his Mom has been so worried about him since he became ill and it broke her heart to lose him. Thankfully, he is no longer suffering. God Bless Phil and his entire family...

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
God bless & may he rest in peace.

Guy Gingell
Nice guy. RIP

Bruce Keswick
Life seems too brief. Phil was nice a great guy

Donald Matthews
RIP, Sir.

Jerry McWilliams
So sorry to hear this news. I'll always remember in Jr High going over to Phil Young's house and we'd have his grandpa take us to the library in his immaculate '54 Caddy. He used to polish that thing 'till the paint almost came off! Great memories!

Peggy Melton Cyphers
I remember Phil as being really nice and very friendly. RIP.

Jennifer Dale Schatz
You see people saying he was a really nice guy...well...HE REALLY WAS!!! Rest in peace, Phil.

Keith (Klyn) Hall
I knew Phil at both John Muir and Burbank High School. The world's without one of its best people.

Tammy Klinger
Again.... too many, saddened! Prayers for his family!

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
RIP Phil and say hi to my brother in law Jim Bennett from Tom and I ❤️

Roxanne Leko Lewis
Went to prom with Phil. He was a nice guy and will be missed.

Sandi Tillotson-Clum
Oh no. Hits home hard when it's one of ours and someone you really knew

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dianne Richards McCafferty, BHS '54 (1947-2016)

Dianne passed away August 7, 2016. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

RIP Dianne...