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
Here is a photo of Jack's dad, Coach Amon Swartzbaugh, from the John Muir Jr High School 1973 Highlander yearbook.
A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS
Coach Swartzbaiugh was my math teacher at Muir. A fine gentleman.
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..
I was always terrible in math, but Coach was always positive! My condolences to you and your family!
That's how he looked when I was in his class!! He was a great teacher
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.
I had Mr. Swartzbaugh as a teacher at John Muir. He was one of my favorite teachers.
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.