Thursday, October 29, 2015

Greg Harm, BHS '66 (1948 - 2015)

We are sad to announce that the BHS Class of 1966 lost another Bulldog this month...

Major Gregory Lee Harm
June 19, 1948 - October 16, 2015

Major Gregory Lee Harm, 67, USMC (Ret.), passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Loving husband to MaryAnn Sanzone-Harm and devoted father to Alison Brown (Rick), Erin Harm and Grant Harm (Bekkah); grandfather of Nathan Proffitt, Ricky Brown, Nick Brown, Alex Harm and Tristan Harm. Brother of Sally Gross (Fletcher) and Patricia Abraham (John); brother-in-law of Pat Gorecki; best friend to Colonel Valentino Lendaro, USMC (Ret.).Greg was born on June 19, 1948, in Huron South Dakota to Henry and Ruth Harm.

He attended Burbank high school, graduating in 1966. Greg attended UCSD for two years, University of Gottingen in Germany, for one year, graduating from the University of South Dakota with a degree in History. After graduating, Greg opted to enlist in the US Marine Corps after receiving a draft notice from the US Army, where he was on active duty for 22 years; during this time he received a master's degree in Systems Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey.

Greg will forever be loved by those he left behind. At the time of his death he was surrounded by his wife, family and friends in his San Diego home.

A memorial service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, California on November 10, 2015 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Major Gregory Lee Harm to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Please consider designating specifically "for bladder cancer research" or feel free to contribute to a charity of your preference. The family is especially grateful to Doctor Andrew Hampshire and his entire staff, in addition to the team at Sharp Hospice Care.

Published in The Burbank Leader on Oct. 24, 2015


Pam Zipfel Kirkwood
God Bless him and his entire family.

Brenda Rossie-soto
Prayers my mom graduated same yr

Lucia Hernandez Bernard Sorensen
Condolences to his family.

Tammy Klinger
So very sad, my best friend Patty Harm Abraham lost her brother. Greg was an incredible brother...... Prayers to the families!

Steve Striker
Prayers to Greg's family and friends. I remember him from High School, a great guy. Will try to attend his service as I live in San Diego.

Ron Hagg
sending blessings.

Dee Dee Daugharty Culotta
Wow, the list keeps growing... Sad to see our classmates passing away.

Adele Bassett

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Michael Ray Hearn, BHS '66 (1948-2015)

Very sad to share this update... May the Lord comfort Mike's family and friends during this difficult time...

Michael Ray Hearn
August 11, 1948 - September 25, 2015

HEARNE, Michael Ray born August 11, 1948 in Carrier Mills, Illinois to Norma and Jack Hearne. Passed away September 25, 2015 in Palmdale, California.

Michael is survived by his sisters Marsha and Robbie and his daughters, Michelle Rene Hearne, Jacqualynn Leilani Hearne and Angelique Keomailani Nichol. Grandchildren, Dylan Hernandez, Mackenzie Hernandez, Bradley Marsh, Felicity Hearne, Katerina Nichol, Toby Nichol, Corbin Nichol, Siera Hearne and Danica Mosquera.

Michael grew up in California and attended Burbank High School. In the Navy he received several medals, awards and commendations. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and was a member of the Iron Order.

Michael will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 9:00 am Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at The Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, 1755 East Ave R in Palmdale, California. To be followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518. Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale Directors.


Mary Flavin Durrer
Sorry to hear

Vicki Herrin Fields

Carol Forrand Tallakson
My sympathies

Mary Hendricks Johnson
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family.

Sheri Young
so sorry

Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers
My condolences to his family. RIP Mike.

Diane Ward
My sympathy to his family.

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
God Bless you Mike. Prayers to Robbie and the family.

Adele Bassett

Mary Boriso Jordan
Love and prayers...

John Peter Villasenor
RIP Brother Gunner's Mate

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Michael Schackne, BHS '63 (1944-2015)

Michael Harold Schackne
March 18, 1944 - October 24, 2015
Chatsworth, California

Service Date: October 27th 2015
Service Time: 3:00 pm
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - TaNaCH Chapel
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068

Received this email today...

This sad notice from Richard Shaw...regarding the passing of Mike Schackne BHS '63

I just got some very sad news to pass on to you all.
This is what I got from Rich Shaw...Jud

Mike passed away Sat. Am around 5:30. He had been undergoing treatment for several months. It started with inability to breathe due to fluid in his lungs. Biopsy of lung tissue was sent all over the country with the help of Bob Reback, Dave's brother.Not one expert could determine what it was. They suspected mesothelioma but the chemotherapy given to him did not work. He got an infection in his colon as he was taking drugs with anti-bacterial properties which affects the immune system. He became weaker, lost his appetite, lost weight and was hospitalized. He and the family were told on the 22nd that there was nothing more they could do medically: it is terminal. Mike went home with hospice care, his choice, where he spent his last hours with his family by his side.

The funeral is today, the 27th at Mt. Sinai, Hollywood Hills, 3::00 p.m.


Dee Dee Daugharty Culotta
I remember Mike. He was a few years older than me but I think everyone remembers him from Burbank High... Sorry to hear that he passed away.

Pam Zipfel Kirkwood
He was a very sweet guy and liked by everyone. God Bless, Mike.

Nancy McNamara Zambrana

Dede Roodman Lester
So sorry to hear about his passing. My parents were good friends with his parents! (Roodman)
Dede Lester

Amber Orosco Awww
RIP my fellow BHS mate
May your life be a leader for someone in need

Carol Forrand Tallakson
So sorry prayers to his family...

Donald Matthews
RIP, Mike. I'll always remember you were so full of life. Didn't know you well, but will always remember you.

Janet Woerner
Mike was a kind gentle soul. Prayers to Kathy and family.

Laura Lyons
This makes me sad. I used to babysit his kids.

Kelly Pettersen
Is this kylee and kacins dad?? How sad :( he's so young,
Laura Lyons

Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers
My condolences to his family and friends. RIP Mike.

Carol Davidson Baird
Saw brief obit in L.A. Times and couldn't believe it was OUR Mike from BHS. So sorry to hear about this and send his family sincere condolences.

Tammy Klinger
Wow.... Prayers! Sad!

Mary Boriso Jordan
Goodness...I remember Mike so well...

Guy Gingell
My brothers good friend. Played football on weekends with him

Bob Brinkworth
Mike, You were one of us. Your smile and humor regularly lifted our spirits. Your honesty kept us honest. You were always at the bottom of the pile in football.You didn't shy away from the hard choices we all faced. A part of us has left us temporarily. We will see you again someday. Rest in peace, my friend.

Rod Klomp
Sorry we didn't get together more over the years, you were a great guy mike, and I valued your friendship..R.I.P.

Mary Boriso Jordan Oh, Mike...I can see that big smile of yours...........I'm so love and prayers to the family....Rest in Peace, Mike ♥

Julie Guttridge
I just loved Mike. He was so funny !! Another gone way to young

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Kathy Sullivan Himes, BHS '65 Passed Away October 19, 2015

Sad news to report...

It is with great sadness that I have to pass on the following information from Marlene Branchflower Scozzola about our classmate, Kathy Sullivan Himes, who passed away Monday night. As most of you know, her husband, Doug Himes is also our classmate. I will let you know if I hear more about the services and see if it's okay to give out his address to send cards.

With my sincere condolences,
Trudie Lombard Hentze

Dear friends.

I received a call today from Doug Himes. Sadly, Monday night Kathy passed away. Last January Kathy was diagnosed with Melanoma. She became very weak since then and fell and broke her hip. The doctors operated on her Monday and she never made it through the surgery.

The services are this next week but I don't know the details.


The following is information regarding memorial services for Kathy and an address if you want to send a card to Doug:

The services will be this Sunday Oct. 25th at 2:00pm.

The celebration of life will take place at Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary

3500 Pacific View Drive

Corona del Mar, Ca (949)644-2700

Doug Hime's address is:

2301 Moortown Drive

Tustin, Ca 92782

Monday, October 5, 2015

Kathryn Beaumont, BHS '55, was Alice in Wonderland

Old Photos Reveal How Disney’s Animators Used A Real-Life Model To Draw Alice In Wonderland

Kathryn Beaumont, the actor who voiced both Alice in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan, also modeled for the animators. These old photos show how much effort was put into classical animation at the Disney studio, where artists were able to produce as many as 23-24 seconds of animation per week.

Walt Disney chose Beaumont to be the voice of Alice when she was just ten years old. He was so impressed by her looks that he chose her for the model of Alice. After Beaumont finished her studies she went on to become an elementary teacher, a career that lasted thirty years. She was named a “Disney Legend” by the Walt Disney Company in 1998.

More info: (h/t: Meunderwears)