Sunday, February 9, 2020

Judy Dussault Mittelman, BHS '59, Passed Away December 24, 2019



Judy Dussault Mittelman, BHS 1959 passed away on December 24, 2019 of heart failure at the age of 78.

Judy was born in Glendale and moved several times before the family bought a house and settled in Burbank. She attended William McKinley Elementary School, and then went on to John Muir Junior High School. Her high school years were spent at Burbank High where she developed several life-long friends. While there she enjoyed being a member of the drill team .

After graduation, Judy worked at Lockheed, NBC, and Warner Brothers Studios where she became an extra. Absolutely understandable since she was a beautiful, vivacious young lady! She also went on to serve as a stewardess for United Airlines.

She met the love of her life, Joe Mittelman, in 1965 on a date set up by her sister. They were a close-knit, devoted couple who thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company, traveling and spending time with their family. She had 3 stepsons and one step daughter, three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. She loved and savored time with the grandchildren and was a doting great-grandmother.

Joe passed away a year ago, and Judy missed him greatly. She loved being with people, doing crossword puzzles and telling stories about her experiences when she was young. She was a great story teller, but perhaps is best remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. Often she was told, “You should write a book!”

She will be missed.


Joe and Judy

Brett Burger, BHS '85 (1967-2014)


Brett Burger
February 9, 1967 - July 25, 2014

Gloria Kelly posted this on July 27, 2014:

I am so very sorry to have to say that we lost Brett Burger, class of 1985, on Friday, July 25, 2014. I don't have any details yet, but I will share them once they become available.

I can't think of Sound of Music without thinking of Brett. He was the best Captain ever. Even before that, I remember taking the bus home with him after school and talking about General Hospital. We loved that show. Brett was always so friendly to everyone and so handsome. I will admit I always had a HUGE crush on him.

Years later, we reconnected through Facebook and I got to know him all over again. I got to see what a funny, intelligent, witty, talented man he had become. I saw his devotion to his son and his mother.

I have so many fond memories of Brett. Our last minute road trip to Vegas, watching old Maude reruns together, seeing Liza Minnelli in concert, and so much more.
Brett, you will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in peace, my friend.

The Celebration of Life for Brett was held August 23, 2014.

Among Brett's survivors are his father, Henry Burger, mother, Lynda Roberts, and brother Phil Pruett, BHS '79.

Brett's other brother, Terry Pruett, BHS '80, passed away March 18, 1991 and here is the notice for Terry: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85929375/terry-neil-pruett

 


Brett with son, Logan

RIP Brett.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Patricia Alphin Moorman, BHS '44 (1926-2020)



Shannon Moorman Burns shared these beautiful photos along with this note today, February 7, 2020:
BHS ‘44 alum and class VP and Hollywood actress Patricia “Peaches” Alphin, passed away on 3 February 2020. Peaches went on to marry fellow classmate and football captain Jack Moorman in 1949 and had two children. She is survived by her daughter, 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Peaches loved her friends deeply and spoke with her BHS friends often up-to her death. Services will be held at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in late March. More details to come.







Rest in peace, Peaches.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Teresa Rocha, BHS '78 (1960-2020)


Teresa Ann Rocha
Oct 19, 1960 - Jan 31, 2020 (Age 59)
Burbank, California

Teresa is survived by brother, Gary Rocha, BHS '75.

Forest Lawn - Glendale Obituary

Teresa Ann Rocha, 59, born on October 19, 1960, in Glendale, CA, United States, passed away January 31, 2020. She resided in Burbank, CA at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Glendale, California.

Funeral Service:
Feb 10, 2020
6:00 pm -
Forest Lawn Glendale
Little Church of the Flowers
1712 S. Glendale Avenue Glendale California 91205

Graveside Service
Feb 12, 2020
12:00 pm -
Forest Lawn Glendale
1712 S. Glendale Avenue Glendale California 91205

https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/teresa-rocha-obituary?sid=108117017&v=forestlawn&pid=195264088

Jennifer Rogers Doyle posted the above notice today, Feb 5, 2020, on Facebook and wrote, "So sad for class of 78."

A few Facebook comments:
Pat Burkin
Theresa was filled with joy and happiness. I will always remember her with a smile on her face. And she had a big and beautiful smile! I am mourning her loss. I have known her since first grade. My condolences to her family. RIP.

Lori Latimer
I heard this on Friday. It makes me so sad. Teresa had a huge heart and I was glad to have reconnected with her on a trip back home about 10 years ago, and so happy I spent time with her at our reunion weekend in 2018. She fought such a long, hard fight and I pray she's at peace now πŸ™πŸ’ž✨

Amanda O'Neill
I am so sad to hear this. I was friends with her in high school and have seen her around Burbank from time to time over the years since then. She used to babysit our niece and nephew. I loved her sense of humor and the kind person she was. I hope she is at peace now. ❤️

Lori Diane Pietrantonio
This hit me so hard. Teresa was such a good friend. Having been involved in her care for the last 3 years I can tell you she fought so hard till the very end. She is very missed and very loved. RIP dear friend. πŸ˜₯❌⭕️❌⭕️πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Lori Latimer
Like all the patients you work with, she was so fortunate to have you care for her. I know she loved you

Lori Diane Pietrantonio
Lori Latimer thanks Lori. Its been a rough week. 3 gone in 5 days but hers hit hard.

Donna Blum-Fligg
Oh no I am so saddened by this news as we had reconnected by Facebook and talked about past memories of Girl Scouts and for the love of baseball RIP my friend way to young glad our paths crossed and till we meet again Prayers to the family πŸ˜’πŸ™πŸ˜‡❤️

Lori Latimer
Donna Blum-Fligg She was such a big Dodger fan!

Donna Blum-Fligg
Yes we had some fun talking about World Series and Dodgers glad she saw a lot of games ⚾️πŸ’™

Taire Pena
I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. May she RIP. My deepest condolences to her family.

Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers
My condolences to all her family and friends. May she RIP.

Heidi Liddiard Nansel
RIP friend ❤️

Linda C. Mustion
https://bhsinmemoriam.blogspot.com/2020/02/teresa-ann-rocha-bhs-1978.html
Teresa Ann Rocha, BHS 1978

Jon Larsen
RIP

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux
❤️πŸ™πŸ»

Shelley Furse
Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this!!!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Coach Pete LiPera, BHS '50, Passed Away Recently





POSTED BY PAM AND JON KIRKWOOD FEB 1, 2020
Sad news for all of us Burbank High Bulldogs...Pete LiPera passed away recently...He was a "Favorite" history teacher and Football Coach of so many...He was so proud of this 1962 "B" Football Team, being Foothill League Champs...Our Love and Sympathies go out to his wife, Sheila and all of his Family...God Bless and Thanks for the Wonderful Memories, Mr. LiPera...





NEWS ARTICLE
"1949 – Burbank 12, Burroughs 7. The “Big Game” made its debut in 1949. Former junior high and first year high school, John Burroughs, made what was supposed to be an easy Burbank victory a hard fought battle. The stronger Bulldog team prevailed, however, paced by Pete LiPera who later became head coach at Burbank, and Paul Cameron, who later starred at UCLA."
https://myburbank.com/burbank-and-burroughs-meet-for-63rd-time-in-big-game-friday/

Pete LiPera bottom left was ASB President



Joseph Baldino‎ posted this in 2018:
"COACH LIPERA TELLING ME NOT TO THROW ANOTHER PICK 6 WITH STEVE GULLION"


MISC PHOTOS FROM CERALBUS YEARBOOKS 1965, 1966 AND 1967
















A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS
Tess Severson
I'm sad, he was a good guy

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
I’m so sad to hear this. He sure was a great guy! Rest In Peace Coach!❤️

Peggy Melton Cyphers
OMG so very sorry to hear this. I wasn't fortunate enough to have him as a teacher. It's like an era gone.
RIP Coach.

Louise Good Hernandez
Condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace. πŸ™πŸ»

Kathleen Wyatt Richardson
RIP coach you were wonderful πŸ˜ͺ

Don Ray
How sad. He taught me to drive.

Mike Signorelli
I remember Mr. LiPara / Coach LiPera very well he was a great guy had him for European history Chop Stop wrong and Marc Anthony. He was a great man may he rest in peace with our Lord and may his wife and family find peace in the coming months and years God bless you Mr. LeperaπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Harold Maxham
It was great playing for you Pete in 6i your first year at Burbank High. My thoughts and Prayers go out to Sheila and the rest of your family.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
So sorry for the loss to his family and friends.My husband Tom was the Captain of his football varsity team with Coach Le Pera May He RIP . 🏈🏈

Barbara BJ Ferguson
So long Mr. Lipera you were a fun teacher! RIP πŸ™πŸΌ

Susan Rudin
I remember him well. Sad to hear, great man.

Harold Maxham
also took Drivers Ed. from Coach Li Pera.
Pam Kirkwood
And all you talked about was "football" !!!
Harold Maxham
You got that right Pam.
Harold Maxham I wasn't going to take it and on the first day I didn't show up at the school and the next thing I know he comes up to my house and tells me to get in the car and off we went with two girls in the car.

Georgette Bivins
I had him for World Culture. Best teacher ever!!!

Jennifer Morgan
Now that’s sad. He had a real passion for history and teaching kids. Wish I had appreciated him more when in HS.

Dorothy Aasen-Delg
He was my favorite high school teacher. So sad.

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux
❤️πŸ™πŸ»

Edie Walker
Oh no, my all time favorite teacher! He was my European History teacher - and what a story teller he was! He made history come to life for me and he was always upbeat and smiling - the kind of teacher who made school fun. I don't remember many of my teachers, but I will always remember him. Rest in peace, Coach LiPera♥️

George Kieffer
Pete was my drivers training instructor. RIP Mr. Lipera

Laura Jolls
Rest In Peace Mr. Lipera. He was my European History Teacher and he was also a fellow classmate of my Dad’s at Burbank High. Thoughts and prayers to his familyπŸ™❤️

Ron Hagg
I had Mr. Lipera in World History. He was the BEST teacher, I can still see him when he was telling us about Hannibal. "OK Check this out Hannibal had these elephants ..." He's walking back and forth - very animated. "... Picture elephants going over the Alps - elephants. Are there elephants in Europe? Where did they come from?" From Africa and that's a long way to go." Anyway Mr. Lipera you were quite a teacher. RIP Coach. My prayers for his family.

Brandon Varga
Rest In Peace, Mr. LiPera!! I Had Mr. LiPera for World Cultures as a 10th Grader at BHS back in the late 1980s!! He was one of my most favorite teachers from my BHS Years, & he truly had a great love & a great passion for teaching History to young peop…See More

Sue Burnette
RIP Coach LiPera.

Valerie McMichen
He was my 10th grade history teacher. He was my favorite teacher at Burbank High. RIP, Mr. LiPera.

Jen Rez
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James McGillis
Mr. Lipera taught me Southeast Asian history in my senior year, 1966. I learned about the rivers of China and about their loess Cliffs, and so much more. His enthusiasm was unparalleled. He taught me so much!

Sandi Tillotson-Clum
Loved that guy! RIP my friend

Marty Maggiora
RIP Coach. I had the pleasure of playing under you in the Bhs Jbhs game.

Pat Bushman
My prayers and condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace.

Lori Diane Pietrantonio
Best teacher I had for history. RIP Mr. LiPera

Pat Burkin
A nice man who was exceptional at his profession. RIP. Condolences to his family.

Steve Bishop
He really got me interested in history to this very day . Wasn’t my coach but I think he was my best teacher I ever had !!! RIP and Thank You ver much Sir !

Elaine Elliott
I was not good in history and he left me a lasting impression about getting excited about history! R.I.P. and thank you!

Linda Willson Nelson
Loved his history class! Still love history a zillion years later.

Scott Bruckner
So sad to hear of his passing. I loved his history class, it was my favorite, because of him. It surpassed him as my football coach. I have such wonderful memories of him. All our best to his family.

Scott Bruckner, BHS '66, Coach Pete LiPera and Dona (Foy) Bruckner, BHS '67 at BHS Centennial 2008


MORE FACEBOOK COMMENTS
Sue Basile
RIP πŸ™

David De Hart
He taught a course on China and I learned a lot.

Shawn Quien
Taught me how to take good notes! Nice guy!

Terry Cuzzort
What a great teacher he was. Euro history was exciting and interesting in his class. RIP Mr. LiPera.

Bradley Schwartz
Was a memorable great coach / person

Randy Cotter
Had Me. LiPera for World History. His exciting method of teaching got me interested in history. My wife thinks I'm nuts because I read history books for fun.

Barbara Thompson
He was one of my favorite teachers! Rest In Peace!

Melissa Prater-Uribe
Rest well Mr. Li Pera, you have earned it! You touched so many lives and leave a wonderful legacy! Prayers for his family!

Christine Hill
Condolences to his family.

Dan Sibley
I had him for European history also. R.I.P coach

Mark Bishop Kosmak
European history..great teacher. RIP.

Pina Trotta-Buono
Yes, he was a great teacher!

Clayton Jackson Hendricks
Remember him starting at BHS the year I graduated, ‘61 . πŸ˜₯ ❤️πŸš‚

Bill Macris
European History...thanks Pete.

Raoul Max Gradvohl
How is his wife?

Melissa Garcia-Wolf
Awe😊such a classy guy

Tracey Kellstrom
πŸ™πŸ™

Laurel Hiestand
Such a dedicated educator. Rest in Peace , Pete.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
I loved Mr. Lipera. I had him for history and he was so excited and animated when he taught! RIP

Karen Lessley Ingersoll
My mom graduated with him and then I had him as a history teacher. So sorry to see this
😒

Art Boylan
Had him for european history in 10th grade. Absolutely loved his class. He taught about karl marx and the book das kapital. The communist manifesto and their take on the 5 stages of society. Primitive slave owning feudal capitalism and ultimately communism. He differentiated the reasons for communism vs capitalism and why it would ultimately fail as a system. I was fascinated and ive loved history ever since then.

Anne Tackett Williams
Art Boylan how do you remember all that? I had him for history too.

Jillian McDonald Kelly
Oh no! Mr Lipera was such a nice man. I’m so sorry to hear this πŸ™πŸ»❤️

Anne Tackett Williams
RIP Pete πŸ˜‡πŸ˜’

Linda Everett
I had Mr. Lipera for World History and loved his enthusiasm for history as well. He. reminded of my Dad, Pete Peterson in that regard. He brought history to life!πŸ™❤️πŸ™

Tom Carlile
Lucky to have him as a teacher and a coach. Rest In Peace Coach! Dave is waiting in heaven for you!

Toni Ethridge
πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

Joyce Miller
He was a wonderful teacher, I was lucky to be his student.

Anthony Morelli
RIP sir, thank you for all you all of your years of coaching and teaching!

Dale Levine
I’m sorry to hear this. RIP Mr. Lipera.

April Wind
Rest in Peace Coach πŸ™πŸ’™

John Audette
He was a great man who never gave up on his students! He always gave his students many chances to make things better and try to understand and learn more. Through out my life I have always thought of him and what he taught us not only about the subject he taught but the inspiration and second chances he gave me to be a better student and to meet my goals RIP I hope you had a wonderful life and thank you for the lessons! You are and will be remembered alway!!!

Sam Rivero
RIP he was my history teacher πŸ™

Trudie Lombard Hentze
I had him for drivers' ed and European History. Does anyone remember what a great artist he was? He drew a caveman on the chalk board, then proceeded to pace back and forth, saying, "Pithecanthropus Erectus". That was at least 55 years ago! What an incredible teacher he was. Just look at the impression he made on all of us. I hope his family gets to read these posts!

Lorna Till Maxwell
RIP Mr. Lipera

Richard Brescia
I went to School With Dave May he Rest In Peace Dad and Son SAD....πŸ™

Susan PeΓ±a MacCaskey
πŸ’” I remember when his son passed.

LINK TO DAVE LIPERA'S OBITUARY
https://bhsinmemoriam.blogspot.com/2010/06/david-bryan-lipera-bhs-1976.html

Diane Short
He was such a nice man.

Shelley Diks
Oh that’s sad. I remember him well. 😒

Greg Tilston
Pete was a good man ! RIP COACH !

Robert Toffel
He was a good man, sorry to hear of his passing

Tia Diton
Ohhhhhh thanks for letting us all know !

Anita Page
RIP, Coach. Great man; awesome teacher. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.

Vicki Coble
So sad to hear this. I just told my daughter, Erika, his nickname for me was “legs”. It would not go over well in today’s world, but it was just an innocent and funny way of saying “your legs are long and gangly “! No offense meant, no offense taken. Today’s world is so different. Rest In Peace, Coach Pete. πŸ’™
Susan PeΓ±a MacCaskey
Vicki Coble - Thanks for sharing, that’s a cute story, we lived in innocent times, sad how things have changed
Vicki Coble
Yes! 😒

Scott Moody
RIP Sir.

Frank Kallem
A great person I loved him like a brother

Dan Jordan
Such a wonderful man. Proud to have been around him from 1972-75 and assisting the football team.

John Downum
Great history teacher. In addition, Coach Lipera was more than willing to help me out as a new teacher.

Bruce Smentek
R.I.P. coach.

Ken Murphy
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Tony Castellanos
He was my football coach. Good man!

Jess Talamantes
May he R.I.P.!

Dorothy Aasen-Delg
My favorite teacher at BHS

Katie Sweeney Hightower
Such sad news. A wonderful teacher and coach♥️RIP coach Lipera.

Sherry Copp
I just signed a card for him two weeks ago. ☹️May he Rest In Peace and his loved ones be comforted. ♥️πŸ™πŸ»♥️

Susan PeΓ±a MacCaskey
Very Sad News 😒

Pam Kirkwood
He was just going to celebrate his 90th Birthday...Not sure if he got to or not...I am sure we will find out... I am not sure how long ago he passed. I think it was fairly recent. Carole Collins called me and Pete's wife had called her. If his wife plans some kind of a Memorial, I am sure we will hear...

Peggy Beliveau
Very sorry to hear this....

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh
He was such a great guy. Bless him πŸ™πŸ™

Cheryl Forbes Elm
A Favorite-Eastern Civilizations-Fabulous!

Karen Shield Smestad
Sad, he was an icon for Burbank High

Bo Boeing
Besides being a good coach, he was a great European History teacher too! Sad to hear this 😎😒

Jaydean Gordon Dyer
One of the best teachers ever. A favorite of many. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.

Harold Maxham
Will miss you Coach.

Julie Guttridge
Awe!! 😒😒 remember him well. He was very well liked !! He lived a good long life . Rest well, coach .

Claudia Hoffman
Mr. Lipera (and coach) was my history teacher. He had me sit up front and thought I might be a smart one in history. He learned that I knew nothing. I was mortified when he called on me to answer his questions. I'll never forget this as all I said was, "I don't know." So sad to hear of his passing - he was admired by everyone.

Susan Montgomery Moran
He was my favorite teacher in BHS. Really the best! Rest in Peace

Cheri Pene
RIP Pete LiperaπŸ˜‡. Thanks for being part of our BHS great memoriesπŸ™

Mickey DePalo
Rest In Peace, Sir.

Bob Bauman
My favorite teacher of all time. I mentioned to him a a reunion that he alone was the inspiration for my becoming a teacher. He was humbly appreciative.

Meradith Stire-Santa Cruz
So sad! He’s was a Great ManπŸ’”

Kathleen Gaston Hitt
I am truly sorry to hear of Coach Lipera's passing. He was also my behind the wheel driving instructor at Burbank High. I can still hear his voice in my head, with every verbal direction: "when it is safe...."[turn left, right, etc" I still think of that.

Corby Grueter
Great memories of this man as a coach and ....he made me laugh in history class.....πŸ˜‚
RIP Coach.....😌

Linda Silvas
I loved him. 😒

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux
❤️πŸ™πŸ»

Christine Cross
The #1 reason I wanted to be a history teacher. Such an Amazing model. BHS ‘65

Susan Montgomery Moran
My favorite teacher. My sympathies to his wife and family.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kenneth Allen Ellis, BHS '70 (1952-2013)


Kenneth Allen Ellis, BHS ‘70
February 7, 1952 ~ July 19, 2013

Ken Ellis lived in the Boise, Idaho area for several years, and passed away in Boise in 2013.

He was married to Patricia Newman Ellis, BHS ‘71.

Kenny grew up in Burbank. His parents were John Delbert Ellis (1925–1988) and Barbara Larue Goddard Ellis (1925–2013}. His dad marketed laundromats and his mom worked at Weber Aircraft.

His siblings are John David, BHS Class '67, Debbie, BHS Class '73, Lorri, BHS Class '74 and Donald, BHS Class '76.

Sadly, Lorri passed in 2006:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150354281/lorri-j_-ellis?fbclid=IwAR3eJKqSULVeV_gBkWzVy_2SjKzlVkbq4lp5CwvWfOm9GxqVgrDQSbNUlfw

RIP Ken and Lorri.

A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...
Loanne Walker Ginchereaux
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Mary Joan Swartzbaugh
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Mike Signorelli
Wow, this is too much! I knew Kenny he was a good guy I remember when he had that brand new 69 Chevelle and we went for a cruise in it and listen to some Jimi Hendrix! I always wondered what happened to him and now I wonder why he passed away so young? Rest in peace Kenny see you on the other side someday!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Steven Severeid
Mike Signorelli ‘69 Chevelle

Mike Signorelli
Steven Severeid I thought he had a GTO? But now that I think about it maybe you're right maybe it was a Chevelle

Robin Bird
This is so sad he was always so nice Rip ken ❤️

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Bruce Fossler
I was a friend of the Ellis family..
Dave
Debbie
Donald
Lorri
His dad marketed laundromats..
His mom worked at Weber Aircraft...
Ken loaned me a pair of boots. I wore them to my first concert...THE CREAM AT S.M. CIVIC.
KEN STRUGGLE A LITTLE WITH LIFE BUT GOT BACK ON HIS FEET...A GOOD KID...R.I.P.
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF THE ELLIS FAMILY...
Deeply saddened by the loss of people that were so kind to me...Lorri was a very sweet girl...i can still see her smile and that LAUGH. priceless.
My first year teaching I was at Burbank High. I ran into Lorri and we went together to hear a special program in the AUD..They played an entire Album of the Moody Blues...
Again....hope to hear from the Family...
Dave Logan was their neighbor and came over a lot. Ken and I rode horses (they owned horses)...Up in Sunland.... But the most fun we had was ridding motorcycles in the Desert and shooting guns .. He had great parents...Dave Sr. And Barbara...always supportive and

Rich Morrison
John Class of 67
Debbie Class of 73
Lorri Class of 74
Donald Class of 76
Lorri passed in 2006
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150354281/lorri-j_-ellis?fbclid=IwAR3eJKqSULVeV_gBkWzVy_2SjKzlVkbq4lp5CwvWfOm9GxqVgrDQSbNUlfw

Chuck Guthrie
Was friends with Kenny since 1963. Met him on the playground at George Washington elementary school after my family moved back to Burbank. He was in the fifth grade I was in the sixth. He picked a fight with me one afternoon and when it was all over he had a bloody nose and I had a broken finger. We became close friends and spent a lot of time together. His parents were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I could go on and on with stories, but I won’t. Rest In Peace Ken... you were one of a kind buddy and I’ll think of you often.

Cathy Brown
Chuck Guthrie I loved your narrative on Kenny. I also knew him since school, Washington Grammer school. He was a standout. So sad to hear the news of his passing. So sad to hear of this one beautiful indivdual. ❤️😒☮

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP

Eric Scantland
Kenny worked at Von's and detailed cars for the other guys who worked there and save every buck to buy his dream car the beautiful brown 69 SS Chevelle. Went to court with Kenny to testify to get him out of a red light ticket. Great Hard working guy.

Cathy Brown
So sad to hear of this one beautiful indivual. ❤️😒☮

Sue Basile
RIP

Pam Wright Peterson
RIP Ken. It’s so sad there’s getting to be more & more of these.... πŸ˜•

Kathleen Wyatt Richardson
RIP πŸ˜ͺ

Steven Severeid
RIP Ken...

Billie Dayian Durbin
RIP Ken. You were sweet.

Susan Landing-Phillips
I remember his sweet smile.

Gary Bric
Always seemed like a nice guy, sad to read.

Bill Parrish, BHS '70 (1952-2019)


William “Bill” Kerry Parrish Jr.
November 12, 1952 - February 27, 2019



Bill was the oldest of four children growing up in Burbank: Gary (now Shane) graduated from Burbank High in 1972, Glen graduated in 1974 and sister Kim (graduation date unknown),

OBITUARY
William Kerry Parrish, Jr., affectionately known as Bill, was born November 12, 1952 in Glendale, California to parents William and Madeline Parrish. He was raised in Burbank, California where he developed a love for surfing and played football at the local high school.

On December 25, 1983, he married the love of his life, Rosa. After moving around to different cities and states leaving his unique impression wherever he went, he settled in Birmingham, Alabama where he spent out his last years.

On February 27, 2019, Bill went to be with the Lord. He was surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

Bill was the simplest, most complicated man. He was always ten feet tall, and yet his humbleness drew people from all walks of life into his circle. Although his talents in life were nothing short of genius, it was the simplicity of them that awed and turned heads wherever he went. To all the people and work in his life that he touched, he handled with the same class, love, and affection that he did with those he held most dearly. Even the earth, plants, and trees appreciated him, and thrived under his care, when he touched them.

He leaves those to cherish in his memories: his wife of 35 years, Rosa; sons, Carlos, William III, Caleb, and Joshua; daughter, Michaela; devoted daughters-in-law, Sophia and Amanda; grandchildren, Giovanni, Gina, Genevieve, Giana, GianCarlo, Maya, Linda, and Lorrainne; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at The New Gardendale Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.

https://www.thenewgardendalefuneralhome.com/obituaries/William-Bill-Parrish-2/#!/Obituary

RIP Bill.

A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...
Jeff Botelho
RIP Mr Perish

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux
❤️πŸ™πŸ»

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP

Mike Signorelli
I knew Bill, we grew up together along with his two brothers and sister Kim and Gary ( can't remember the youngest brothers name). Bill like most of us was a bit lost as a teenager, he was caught up with a religious group that swept him away! He virtually disappeared the last year of high school! I believe that, for the most part he was never seen again! I'm sorry to hear of his passing I'm also sorry to hear that in his obituary there was no mention of his brothers or sister or even the name of the high school that he played football in, which of course was Burbank High! Bill as I remember him as a good guy pretty soft-spoken but he had his moments. I also must say that Bill had many friends he was well-liked! I'm sorry to hear of this, it's very sad! I often wondered where he was and what happened to him, may he rest in peace in our Lord's arms. See again sometime!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Terri Aaseth
Glen Parish was the younger brother

Mary Boriso Jordan
❤️🌹

Pat Bushman
So sorry to hear this. My prayers and condolences to Bill's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Barbara Coryell O'Malley
I remember Bill most from grade school at Jefferson. Sweet repose to him.

Kathleen Wyatt Richardson
This saddens me...I guess it's our time πŸ˜ͺ and this will happen more and more. RIP Bill.

Gary Bric
My next store neighbor growing up on Groton. Good Man.

Louanne Peterson
So sad...I remember Bill well since the class seating chart had us together always....Parrish and Peterson! He always made me laugh and was such a gentle soul...

Friday, January 24, 2020

Bill Elliot, BHS '63 (1944-2007)


Bill Elliot class of 63. 12-8-44/6-12-07.
RIP. One of my 5 longest and closest friends. We had his birthday dinner every year at ”Lowery’s”

Posted today on Facebook by Richard Clarke.

Wister "Bill" Morris Elliot was born in Brooklyn Kings, New York. His brother, Bob Elliot, graduated in 1968.

RIP Bill.

WHISKEY BEND


Celebrating the Whiskey Bend.
Whiskey Bend Crew·Sunday, March 3, 2019·
The Whiskey Bend was a neighborhood Burbank bar for 40 years. Owned by the Elliot family, the property passed on from father to son, Bill Elliot, and then to brother Bobby Elliot. The Whiskey Bend was Bill’s vision as Burbank’s first dance club, replacing Jerry’s Place, the bar his father had owned. It was the era of Disco, early 1970’s, and the place packed them in. Many would attribute the Whiskey Bend’s longevity to its cozy environment and unpretentiousness; always catering to the local residents where many shared first dates, first kisses, and began life long relationships. There are few who grew up in Burbank that did not pass through its doors. This page is where we celebrate that.
https://www.facebook.com/whiskeybendcrew

The Whiskey Bend was sold in 2015 after over 40 years.

FACEBOOK COMMENTS...
Craig Calderon
R.I.P. Bill...
I still have these...I made refrigerator magnets out of them and see them every day...


Patricia Sorley
Very sad. I remember him well. A very cool guy back then.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Mary Lou Struck Shelton
RIP Bill - a very nice guy

Rudy Tirre
Bill and I were best of friends. RIP

Richard Clarke
Yep, we were quite a “crew”! McCambrige Park.

Grace Tabura Strong
I’m so sorry.

Rod Klomp
Bill was a good friend and wonderful person, and left us way too soon..

Peggy Beliveau
I knew him well, as he was a good friend of my sister, Sue Skow, BHS class of 63’....and I had such a crush on him πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°