Wednesday, June 28, 2017



The BHS Alumni luncheons are held at the Elk's on Hollywood Way in Burbank on the first Monday of every month unless it falls on a holiday, then the 2nd Monday.

It's a great group from all years with some even from the 40's class!

Food is great, $12 and part goes to scholarships for BHS.


Stephen E. Forrest, BHS '66 (1947-2017)

Stephen's daughter, Dawnmarie Forrest Penrod, posted the following sad news today on Facebook...

My dad, Stephen E. Forrest passed away on June 26, 2017. He will be greatly missed by his family & friends. He was an amazing father, grandfather, great grandfather & friend. He will forever hold a very special place in our hearts. I love you Daddy❤️

Stephen E. Forrest

Received this from Alan Landros

Memorial Service for Steve Forrest, BHS ‘66
Saturday, August 5, 2017
2:00 P.M.
Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church
438 E. Harvard Rd., corner of Fifth Street
Burbank, CA 91501

JULY 16, 2017 UPDATE
Stephen E. Forrest, 69, passed away on June 26, 2017, with his family by his side. Stephen was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved his family dearly and will be truly missed.

Stephen was born on November 16, 1947 in Burbank Ca. to Gene and June Forrest. He graduated from Burbank High school in 1966. He was inducted into the United States Navy in 1966 and left for boot camp in 1967. He was an electricians mate on the USS Independence where he proudly served 4 years. Stephen was a Real Estate broker, and worked for the City of Burbank for 25 years.

Stephen was an avid outdoors man and golfer. He loved fly fishing and belonged to the Pasadena Casting Club & the Saltwater Fly Rodders. He loved spending his days on the river fishing with his brother, sons and grandson. He was also a life long San Francisco Giants fan and spent many years coaching his grandson and other youth at Encino Little League. All who knew him appreciated his love and knowledge of the game and his passion to teach.

Stephen is survived his wife, Mary Forrest, three children: Steve, Mathew & Dawnmarie (Layne), 2 stepchildren, Ryan and Shannon, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, his mother June, brother Mike, sister Carolyn (Charlie) and three nephews.

Stephen was preceded in death by his father Gene, Uncle Grant & grandsons Gregory & Brantley.

There will be a graveside service on August 4th and a memorial service to celebrate his life on August 5, 2017 at 2pm at the Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church. 438 E Harvard. Rd. Burbank Ca.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Virginia (Ginny) Rocha, BHS '77 (1958-2017)

Ginger Askerman-hopper posted the following yesterday. Please keep the Rocha family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

It is with heavy heart that I report the passing of...
Ginny Rocha, on this day.
She attended JMJH and BHS
class of 1977...

9th & 10th grade

6/22/17 UPDATE
Virginia Lee Rocha
November 18, 1958 - June 17, 2017
Virginia Lee Rocha, 58 of Visalia, California , died on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Fresno, California. Services have been scheduled with Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel.
127 E Caldwell Ave
Visalia, CA 93277
Monday June 26th
Family viewing @ 10am
Public viewing @ 11am
Service @ 12:30 pm!/Obituary

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jack Amon Swartzbaugh, BHS '51 (1933-2016)

My husband Jack Amon Swartzbaugh 1933-2016
Jack graduated 1951 from BHS. He was an outstanding basketball and baseball player. He had a career in education starting st So. Pasadena HS 1958, BHS 1961-1965, Corona Del Mar HS 1965-1967, Rio Hondo College 1967-1968. In 1968 he was one of the first hired to open Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. He started out as Coord. of Activities and in 2 years became Dean of Students. He had a long and rewarding career at Saddleback and retired in 1999. He did part time counseling for 13 years after retirement. Loved SC and just couldn't leave. Jack and I had 4 children and 12 grand children. At his passing we had 1 great grandson and last Sept. out first great granddaughter was born. Family was everything to Jack. Just like his father, Amon Swartzbaugh who taught at John Muir JH from 1941-1969. "Coach " Swartzbaugh was an institution in Burbank Unified. Jack was just like his Dad. Loved coaching and teaching. Most of all they loved Burbank High School. I miss them both so much.
Mary Joan Brown Swartzbaugh
BHS 1956.

6/15/17 UPDATE
Here is a photo of Jack's dad, Coach Amon Swartzbaugh, from the John Muir Jr High School 1973 Highlander yearbook. 


Larry Segall
Coach Swartzbaiugh was my math teacher at Muir. A fine gentleman.

Jim Stonehouse
He was my Algebra teacher! Rest in Peace Mr Swartzbaugh

Nancy Olsen Barry
I also had him as a Math Teacher. He touched many young lives. He was sure a part of why I always loved math so much..

Susan Landing-Phillips
I was always terrible in math, but Coach was always positive! My condolences to you and your family!

Jim Stonehouse
That's how he looked when I was in his class!! He was a great teacher

Jeanette Alexander
I'm sorry for your loss. Hang tough with God. He'll hang in there for you...

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
So sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace.

Trudie Hentze
I had Mr. Swartzbaugh as a teacher at John Muir. He was one of my favorite teachers.

Bob Brinkworth
I didn't realize what an impact he had in developing the South Coast region of So. Cal. Another positive contribution to life by a Burbank grad, like Lloyd, Long and LiPera.

Barbara Fanderlik Adams
Mary Joan Swartzbaugh that name sounds so familiar. I attended John Muir Jr High (1953-1955), BHS class of '59. And my oldest son and I both took classes at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. My son was on the Tennis team. The dates would be consistent. I am sure our paths crossed at some point in time.
The good news is, I didn't cringe when reading your husband's or your father-inLaw, so if we did cross paths, it must have been a good experience . Sending my condolences and prayers to you and your family. Thanks for sharing.