Friday, May 17, 2024

Carole Mall, BHS '56 (1938-2024)

Carole Mall Obituary 

Carole Suzanne Mall, 85, of San Diego, California, passed away on February 26, 2024, in San Diego, California. She was born on November 4, 1938. 

Carole was a beloved school teacher at Alpine Elementary, known for her friendly, outgoing, and warm personality. Outside of her career, Carole pursued her passions as an avid photographer, outdoorswoman, and nature lover. She found joy in capturing the beauty of the world around her through her lens. 

Carole is survived by her children Theresa Russell, Denise Woodcock, Mitchell Paup, Charles Ehrlich, and Sharon Ehrlich, her brother Larry Mall, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter Baylor Mall and Lois Mall, her brother Richard Mall, and her sister Lois Mall.

Carole will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sierra Club in memory of Carole Mall.

Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on May 5, 2024.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Gary Robb, BHS '69 (1950-2024)


Gary Mark Robb
March 16, 1950 Los Angeles County, CA - April 18, 2024 Chandler AZ

Debi Funck just sent this sad note...

My brother Gary Robb passed away 4/18/2024. He was in class of 1969.
He never retired. He worked at the same company for almost 48 years.
He resided in Chandler Arizona. May He rest in peace.

Gary and Debi's brother, Mike Robb, BHS '71, passed away in 2002. Read more here.

We pray for this family...

John Healy, BHS '65 (1947-2024)

John Timothy "J.T." Healy Jr
23 June 1947 – 20 April 2024 
Parents: John and Marie Healy Sr

Message from Andy Romanisky, BHS '65
May 13th, 2024
Burbank High School Alumni 1965

Today I received a telephone call from the daughter of J.T. Healy ….  Kathy ….. letting me know that our friend … Burbank High Alumni … LAPD RETIRED /  146th CALIF AIR GUARD Msgt Ret. ….recently passed away on April 20th, 2024 .    JT HEALY was admitted to home hospice care in Henderson, NV in recent months.   

At a recent Burbank High School luncheon I’d taken a picture of past Burbank ALUMNI waving to JT to wish him well.   Sad to say … it was a few days late.   I’d talked to him earlier in April … and his spirits seemed high .

Anyway … the daughter Kathy and his wife, Kitty … were appreciative of that.

JT Healy will have a celebration of life at his home in Henderson, NV on June 2 … .burial on June 4th at a Veteran’s gravesite.

JT HEALY was a retired LAPD officer after 20 years …. Also JT served with me in the 146th California Air National Guard and retired in 1993 as a Msgt with the Security unit.

Besides wife Kitty and daughter Kathleen, John also leaves a son, Sean Healy. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Frank Perez, BHS '64 (1946-2024)


The above photo is of Frank when he was a Junior from the 1963 yearbook.

Frank Robert Perez
September 10, 1946 – April 7, 2024

We just learned the sad news that Frank Perez, age 77, of Simi Valley, California passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024. A funeral service for Frank was held April 17, 2024 at External Service Location, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91345. 

After high school, Frank served in the military and is a Vietnam Vet. His wife Beth said they had 40 wonderful years together. Please keep her and the family in your prayers.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Senior Bulldog Cinco de Mayo Luncheon 2024

Thank You Cathy Nicholls Coyle BHS '67 and John Coyle BHS '65 for posting these great photos... Looks Like A Lot of FUN!

Welcome to our Sr Bulldog Cinco de Mayo celebration luncheon!
Today was the Cinco de Mayo Sr. Bulldog luncheon. We had about 60 in attendance! Thank you George Colvin for bringing the Mexican Fiesta Music to enjoy. It made it so much more festive!

We had a yummy Mexican Taco Bar Buffet.
These bulldogs & miniature Donkey piΓ±ata were so cute.
The tables were decorated with Cinco de Mayo decor; topped with salsa & tortilla chips!
Our May newbies: Tracy Johnston ‘71; Connie Rogers Froeberg ‘65; Juli Adams Gascoigne ‘60; Sharel Ann Boyd ‘65 & Mike Girod ‘70.
Bill Larsen (teacher); Joe Marca ‘64; Carole Collins ‘63; Marty Uribe ‘69; Sallie Shelton Thomas ‘68; Tom Flavin ‘64; Cathy Nicholls Coyle ‘67; Gary Marca ‘69; Steve DuBois ‘68 & Jerry Trotta ‘68.
Lawrence Copp; Andy Romanski ‘65; Jon Kirkwood ‘64; Fred Young (Barbara Tyle) and Ron Myers ‘64.
Rich French ‘53; Judy Adams Gascoigne ‘60; Marci Hunt Brewer ‘53; Karen & Terri Magee.
Class of ‘65:
Bottom row: Sharel Ann Boyd; Bob & Virginia Wirfell; Santa Vessella & Trudie Lombard Hentze.
Top row: John Coyle; Tom Veach; Connie Rogers Froeberg; George Colvin & Andy Romanski.

Gladys & Scott Cappiello‘59; Ruth ‘59 & Rich Mottern ‘58; Randy Karraker ‘70; Gary Bric ‘70 ; Mike Girod ‘70 & Tracy Johnston ‘71.

Bottom: Marlene Zober ‘64; Pam Kirkwood ‘64; Sunny Abramson ‘63 and Julie Naugle ‘64
Top: Carole Collins ‘63; Claudia Hoffman ‘64; Tammy Klinger ‘64; Sherry Ake ‘64; Cheryl Sellers ‘64; Nancy Kilner & Barbara Tyler’64.

Bill Kinzel ‘66; Gil Murphy ‘58; Caryn Gold ‘76 ; Dave Nicholson ‘74; Sherie Dunn Telles ‘74.
Top row: Pam Zipfel Kirkwood ‘64; Andy Davis ‘46; Letty Almarez ‘76 and Connie Rogers Froeberg ‘65.


Monday, April 29, 2024

Gregg Qualls, BHS '82 (1964-2024)


 Junior year class photo


Gregg Thomas Qualls
August 6, 1964 -  April 28, 2024

Lisa Lamprich posted this sad notice...
I have some sad news to share. Burbank High Class of ‘82 has lost one of our classmates. Gregg Qualls passed away this evening. Our class has lost another bulldog too soon. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends. πŸ’”


Christina Vlachos-Peratsakis
Greg will always be remembered as a sweet, loving guy with a great smile. May his memory be eternal πŸ™πŸ»

Kirk Bubba Davis
Oh wow so sad… to young… Prayers to his family…

Carolyn Reimann
So sad… thoughts n prayers to the family

Carol Forrand Tallakson
So sad to hear thisπŸ™πŸ»❤️

Lisa Wenzel Labellarte
Oh dang, such a sweet guy. Very sad to learn this. Love to his family and friends❤️

Laura Slonecker Jolls
Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers to Gregg’s familyπŸ™πŸ˜”

Kathleen Pirruccello
Gregg love you my dear friend say hi to my husband Gary you were friends until we reunite again rip πŸ˜‡

Theresa Terry Ballesteros-Thomason
RIP Bulldog

Bob Hart
Heartfelt condolences

Lorette Kelsey
So sorry

Jill Wessel Benz
So sorry to hear about Gregg. We had some great Brace St. memories!

Fred Pastor

Sandy Babin

Tracy Squire
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that. He was a nice guy.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace ⚘️

Jacquie Henry
I’m so sad to hear this. Gregg was a really nice guy and always so very happy.

Mark Ruff
Nooooooo. Gregg was a year behind me in school, always friendly. πŸ™

Chris Bird
Ah, so sorry to hear this. Gregg was always so full of joy. Prayers for strength and peace for his family and friends. πŸ™πŸ»❤️

Vance Kelley
Great guy. Always friendly and fun to be around.

Michael Juarez
Gregg was a great person. In school he would give me rides home. Sad to hear of his passing.

Bill Boyd Jr
RIP Gregg…. ❤️πŸ™ Sad! He was a good guy….

Lisa Geraughty Brower
Such horribly sad news. Such a sweet person. He will be missed.

Frank Escobar
Hi Lisa Lamprich , do you have any pics of Gregg?
RIP GREGG! I remember you from Muir you were a great guy!

Linda White
prayers to his family Greg was always a good guy and funny, funny funny… my daughter and his daughter, did cheerleading all through high school together great times…

Tracey Kellstrom
I’m so sorry to hear this. He was such a good guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family ❤️πŸ™πŸ» RIP peace Gregg.

Timothy Wilde
Great guy 

Ester Dagostin
Wow so sad! Rip Greg. Prayers to his familyπŸ™

Bea Adamiak
So sorry to hear this! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Gloria D Meza
Deeply saddened to hear this news. My prayers go out to his family. May he rest in peace. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’•

Steve Krattiger
Sad to hear the news.

Dorett BassTop contributor
Very sad to see this, ..When Gregg was a little kid I'd see him at our Camp Fire meetings with his Mom & big sis Lori , yrs later he came to work for us doing Elect., I couldn't believe that cute little blonde boy grew into such a character, full of fun & crazy...Prayers to the Qualls Family ....he was a true gem...πŸ˜”πŸ™πŸ’”πŸ˜”

Paul Clayton
RIP Dear old friend

Dan Krattiger
So very sorry to hear this news. RIP Gregg. πŸ™πŸ»

Teri Dvorsky
Here is a photo I took of Greg in 1980 Burbank High School (see above)
RIP Greg. Sweet guy. πŸ˜“

Ron Sands
Sorry to hear about Gregg! Prayers to your family! Great family!!πŸ™πŸ™

Jim Wahler
I last saw him at Santoros a few years back and we were talking about a classmate that had passed away recently. RIP πŸ₯Ί

Debbie Thaler Witthoft
Thoughts and prayers to Gregg Qualls family. I found some pictures in our 1982 BHS yearbook.(see above)

Kathleen James
Little Bro may you rest in peace I will forever cherish all the good times. My love, thoughts and prayers to the Qualls family and extended families ❤️πŸ™❤️

Lisa Geraughty Brower
This is just so sad.

Tevia Celli
Gregg was a dear friend and my neighbor.  Fortunately, we got to reunite as neighbors over the last 8 years. I am so glad my kids got to know him as Uncle Gregg.  πŸ’”

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Mary Kay Harris Stroum, BHS '63 (1945-2024)


Today Donald Matthews posted this...

Yesterday a beautiful soul passed and has assended to heaven. 😭πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜‡πŸ™ŒπŸ»✨ I love you Mary Kay Stroum πŸ’•Sending love and prayers to you πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ»✨.
Mary Kay Harris - Class of ‘63. RIP πŸ˜₯


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Mike McDaniel, BHS '74 (1956-2024)

MAY 10, 2024 UPDATE
Here is the link to Mike McDaniel‘s funeral service. The funeral will be 11 May Saturday at 11 AM mountain daylight time.

The funeral for Mike McDaniel will be on Saturday, May 11th at 11 AM. The location will be the ward building at 3195 S. Holmes St. on the corner of W. Sunnyside Rd. and S. Holmes St. in Idaho Falls, ID.

Those wishing to send flowers are advised to use Stalker Floral (208-523-7950). who do a good job and are reasonable.



 Michael Bartlett McDaniel
June 24, 1956 Burbank CA - April 23, 2024 Idaho Falls ID

This is so sad and quite shocking! Please keep the McDaniel family in your prayers. Best buddy Wes Clark wrote the following tribute...

I am very sorry to have learned that my best friend, Mike McDaniel, passed away this morning in Idaho Falls, ID as a result of a stroke he suffered on Sunday. 

He died peacefully while in hospice care. Neva, his wife of over 40 years, was with him, as were his kids. His distraught son called me Sunday to tell me the initial news, and it's been a very difficult week for everyone.  

Mike and I met in September 1972, when we were both sixteen and in eleventh grade at Burbank High School. I had transferred into a biology class because I found chemistry too difficult, and the only empty seat in the class was the one in front of him. We became friends quickly. An only child like me, Mike wasn't just "like" a brother to me - in any real sense of the term he was my brother, and I am heartbroken.

Mike and I have always kept in touch with one another... it was a rare day when we did not communicate by text, email, phone, or, in earlier decades, letter. I am happy to report that in the first hours when he was in the hospital unable to talk but able to hear, I called him and talked to him. I am told that he understood me. It was a very, very difficult conversation but I told him the things I needed to. I mentally filled in his part of the conversation because I could, I knew him so well. 

In 1979 Mike gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon, which I put up on a shelf and didn't read right away. When I did, however, I finished reading it in only five days. The next day I told Mike that I wanted to join the church, and he baptized me into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints about a month later, after I received the discussions from the full-time missionaries. (Mike served a two-year mission in Idaho from 1975 to 1977.) In September 1979, Mike set me up on a blind double date with he and his girlfriend - later wife - and the woman who, in 1980, became my wife. The double date was her idea. It was at her suggestion that I enrolled at Brigham Young University and got my bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. As you can see, I owe Mike a lot, and that empty classroom seat was indeed fortunate.  

We had an all-consuming interest in the history and lore of Burbank, California in common, and worked together on the Burbankia website since 2003. The massive amount of information on the website led to Mike and I developing three books for the History Press: Lost Burbank in 2016, Growing Up in Burbank in 2017 and True Tales from Burbank in 2018. I am proud to note that they are still in print (available at and sell. I call the years of writing and promoting these books in town and doing slideshows for the Burbank Public Library and Burbank Historical Society our "Book Years" - some of the most fulfilling in my life. Hanging around town for weeks with my best friend and presenting fun information about our hometown was tremendously fun and rewarding. Those books are an important part of Mike's legacy. 

Mike flew out to Virgnia and visited me in October 2023, for which I am very grateful. We had a blast. The photo above is from one of our pontoon boat rides around in the lake - Mike found piloting a boat very relaxing, as do I. 

I shall close by noting something that Mike and I know in our hearts: We shall meet again. This world and existence are not the beginning and end - far from it. The resurrection and atonement of Jesus Christ makes possible an eternal life, and families and friends can be forever. I look forward to once again meeting Mike in another world - a happy day! - and take comfort in this knowledge. 

God be with you 'till we meet again, Mike.        



Michael Reighley
Thank you for all the Burbank Memories

Penny Plate Forbes
This just breaks my heart. He was one of the good guys…spent many years working with him in the basement of Burbank City Hall.

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

Christine Pepe Dorman

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
My condolences and πŸ™ to Mike’s family! Knew Mike from working at City of Burbank and working together on BCEFCU project! RIP Mike!

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace fellow Bulldog.

Pam Kirkwood
Mike was a Burbank Treasure. Thankfully, he and Wes Clark collaborated to share their Historical Knowledge of Burbank and so many other things with the rest of us. Mike gave so much of himself to others...his Family, his Church, his friends, his home town, the Veterans and so much more. We are fortunate to have had him for the time that we did. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
God Bless, Mike.

Ralph Rodriguez
Pam Kirkwood So sad, RIP my friend

Martin Lillibridge
RIP Bulldog πŸ™

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
Omg new Mike and his family for years. He graduated with one of my sisters and considered him a good friend. R.I.P. Mike and all
Of us who knew him were very loved by him . Prayers to Neva and family.

Marvin Stewart Steinberg

Mickey DePalo
Rest In Peace, Michael. My sincere prayers and sympathy for his wonderful family. I know Mike is now living a beautiful eternal life in Heaven. Michael was a wonderful human being who was passionate in his dedication to all veterans and their families. He gave so much to the city of Burbank Veterans Committee. What a great man. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Lisa Darleen
He was older than me, but I remember he and his family in church. Bless his family during this time. May their memories give them comfort until they are reunited again soon.πŸ™

Penny Jonas Barth
Oh, I am sad to hear this. He kept our Burbank connection so beautiful…

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace ⚘️

Lorette Kelsey
So sorry RIP

Joanne Lento Miller
Truly heartbreaking. A Burbank Treasure is all that comes to mind …πŸ’”

Anthy Hellmers
Such a nice person

Joanie Bailey
Rest in peace. πŸ™πŸ»s to his son.

Sandy Bryson Gohlich
So sorry to hear this very sad news. I worked with Mike for 20+ years. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP Mike

Randy Karraker
Mike was rare treasure! He is missed.

Theresa Terry Ballesteros-Thomason
RIP Bulldog

Cathy Stone
It’s always hard to see a classmate go. Sending prayers to his family and friends.

Julie Guttridge
Much too young πŸ₯²

Nancy Ann King Kenney
He was a good friend.

Carolyn Scully
Oh noooo! I’m so sorry to hear this. 😒 I worked with him at the City of Burbank. Oh gosh.

Wendy King Bentley
A great man! Went to church with him and his kids. He will be remembered!

Gary Bric
Was taken back when I read this Post this morning. Not only was he a friend but Proudly served with him on our Veterans Committee. We will Honor Him this Memorial Day.πŸ˜’πŸ™

Jan Klima Ayan
He was a good friend and my dance partner when we, as an LDS church group, were invited to perform at the half time of a football game. He was in the same graduating class as my brother, Ken Klima. Such sad news. 😒❤️

Marlene Zober Lipman
My condolences to his family. He gave so much pleasure by all the Burbank mobility

Marlene Zober Lipman
That’s memorabilia.

Laurie Deatrick
Such a kind soulπŸ™ and left a beautiful mark on our hearts.

Louis SchmidtTop Contributor
No!!!!!! I am so sorry to hear this! He was larger than life to me because of his dedication to preserving Burbank history with you Wesley H. Clark. RIP

Lori Diane Pietrantonio
Oh my gosh. I am so sad to hear this. Gone too soon, RIP Mike.

Jolene Firgens
So very sorry to hear this Wesley. My condolences to you and his family. 😒

Michael Reighley
Loved the Burbankia . See u on the other side

Rich MorrisonTop Contributor

Lorna Till Maxwell
My family lived right across the street from the McDaniels on Elmwood Ave for many years. Good people. Sorry to hear this. Way too young.
Wesley H. ClarkAuthor
Yes... Mike told me about the Till family!
Lorna Till Maxwell
Wesley H. Clark Oh no…what did he tell you?? LOL
Wesley H. ClarkAuthor
Lorna Till Maxwell Only good. He and his mother would go "visiting" - which meant that they'd walk around the neighborhood and see people like your family.
He wrote about this here, 3rd paragraph:
Lorna Till Maxwell
Wesley H. Clark Mr. Dewey was our landlord! He was the nicest man! I remember him well! We lived in the front house, and Mr. Dewey lived behind us (there was a duplex and a garage apartment behind us). Mr Dewey also owned the duplex to the left of our house.
What memories!

Jeff SteinTop Contributor
Sad news indeed…
As a lifelong Burbanker (74 years), I’ve enjoyed owning the three books that you and Mike have published over the years…
In fact, I was sharing them with my neighbor just yesterday who is from Massachusetts, and who’s maiden name is Burbank!
My wife and I have also attended some of the slideshow presentations at the main library…always an interesting and fun event.
RIP Mike McDaniel…

Patricia Nolan SteinTop Contributor
He was a nice guy

Beth Edwards Thomas
I’m so sad about his passing. My heart aches for his family. He was (and is) a good man.πŸ’•

Genise Tignanelli-Carr
I'm so sorry to hear this. 😒
I have enjoyed the books you both have published.
May he rest in eternal peace πŸ™

Jim SchmittAdmin
Top Contributor
Selfishly, this is a great loss for our group. Mike's dedication to the preservation of Burbank history will be sorely missed. Regardless, this is a much greater loss to his family and friends. My deepest condolences to Mike's family. Rest in peace Mike, and thank you for your efforts.

Bob Elliot
Jim Schmitt he was a really good guy...worked with him for 19 years. Very sad news.

Susan Alef Hodgson
He was so young, so knowledgeable, so kind and SO helpful. A wonderful man, like you, Wes. My heart breaks for you, his family and all of us lucky enough to know him

Spencer Smith
Rest easy now Mike

Jonathan Doe
Sorry to hear that. The City of Burbank is lesser without him. I spoke to him many times. Reprographic Man. Historian.

Beverly Millett
I have all of their books about Burbank...May he rest in peaceπŸ™

Kim Bacon Mustoe
So sorry to hear this! Condolences to his family.

Carolyn Scully
I am so sorry to hear this about Mike. He was always so kind to me. I always liked running into him at work. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you all. ❤️

Carolyn McCoy Brown
RIP Mike. His dad and my dad were good friends many years ago. Sorry to hear this. πŸ™

Bob Burdette
This is very sad and heartbreaking news. You will be missed.
RIP my friend.

Pat Burkin
Such a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing. May Mike RIP.

Kathleen Gaston Hitt
Such shocking news! I am SO sad to read this. Mike was a classmate, but also I remember seeing Mike at so many Burbank events including the 100th Anniversary celebrations for BHS, Veterans Day Ceremonies, dedication ceremonies, and of course (as a history professor myself, and 3rd generation Burbankean) I own and treasure his book "Lost Burbank" a brilliant collaboration with historian Wesley Clark. Rest in peace dear Mike.


Tribute and Photos by Corey Fredrickson posted on Facebook April 24, 2024

It's with a heavy heart and great sorrow that I have to report of the passing of Michael McDaniel
He left us Tuesday succumbing to a stroke this past Sunday
Not only have I lost a great friend, we have lost a great pillar of our community, especially the City of Burbank
Mike was pivotal in many activities donating his time and enjoying every minute, as he truly loved everything he set his mind to
He was very active in the Burbank Veterans Committee making sure all who sacrificed were honored each Memorial Day
Mike, along with his great friend Wes Clark, helped write books about the city of Burbank and continued to uncover additional gems about the past
Mike was a very passionate man in everything he set out to do as he will truly be missed by me and others, but will never be forgotten
I want to extend a prayer of sorrow and condolences to Neva and the whole family and friends... Rest In Peace

April 25, 2024 Update

The funeral for Mike McDaniel will be on Saturday, May 11th at 11 AM. The location will be the ward building at 3195 S. Holmes St. on the corner of W. Sunnyside Rd. and S. Holmes St. in Idaho Falls, ID.

Those wishing to send flowers are advised to use Stalker Floral (208-523-7950). who do a good job and are reasonable.