Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jim McCauley, BHS '63, Passed Away April 23, 2017

James Robert "Jim" McCauley '63 passed away in Los Angeles on April 23, 2017. He was the oldest of the ten McCauley siblings, five boys and five girls. All of the boys inherited a kidney disease from their mother, and most of them had at least one kidney transplant. Now the four oldest brothers have all passed away, only the youngest brother survives, along with the five sisters surviving. Their mother passed away many years ago due to cancer, but their father, Jim McCauley, Sr., now 95, and his second wife live in Thousand Oaks. (Jim McCauley, Sr. is a retired FBI Special Agent.)

The McCauley family lived in Burbank in the 1950's and 1960's at the corner of Richard St. and Eton Dr. In 1966 they moved to Granada Hills, where the younger seven graduated from high school. The three oldest brothers graduated from BHS, Jim in '63, Tim in '64, and Tyler in '65. The fourth brother, Paul, would have graduated with the '67 class if they hadn't moved to Granada Hills.

Tim passed away first. Paul passed away on June 26, 2010. Tyler passed in 2013. Now Jim has passed away in 2017. James Robert McCauley was a graduate of UCLA, and was a Paulist Father.

Alan Landros
April 25, 2017


In Memoriam: Fr. James McCauley, C.S.P. (1945-2017)



April 24, 2017

With sadness, we announce that our brother, Paulist Fr. James Robert McCauley, passed into eternal life on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Los Angeles, after a long struggle with kidney disease. He was 72.

Fr. Jim was born January 30, 1945, in Corpus Cristi, TX, to James and June McCauley, the first of 11 children. He grew up in Burbank, CA, and graduated from Burbank High School in 1963. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA in 1967.He was ordained a priest on May 4, 1974. His priesthood began with single years as a Catholic campus minister at West Virginia University and then at Boston University. From 1976 to 1983, Fr. Jim was was a campus minister at the University Catholic Center at UCLA, serving as director of the center from 1979 to 1983.

From 1983 to 1994, he continued his work in campus ministry, for four years at the University of California at Santa Barbara and seven years at West Virginia University.From 1994 to 1997 and again from 1998 to 2000, Fr. Jim served as our director of novices, first at the Mt. Paul Novitiate in New Jersey and then at St. Paul’s College in Washington, D.C.Fr. Jim became pastor of St. Cyril Church in Tucson, AZ, in 2000, as well as superior of the Paulist Fathers in that city, serving through 2004.

From 2004 to 2010, he was associate pastor of St. Peter’s Catholic Church – Toronto. From 2010 to 2013, he was associate pastor of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Portland. Fr. Jim entered senior ministry in 2013, living at Old St Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco and then at Nazareth House in Los Angeles.

He was preceded in death by his mother and brothers Tim, Tyler and Paul, as well as infant sister, Cara Lisa.In addition to his brother Paulist Fathers, Fr. Jim is survived by his father, James; sisters Nickalee (Joe) Jung, Molly (Tim) Langley, Colleen (Rick) Britz, Melinda (Lee) Gwyn, Amy (Mike) Elle, and brother, Peter (Vanessa) McCauley; sisters-in-law Pat McCauley and Joan McCauley; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A tribute written by Fr. Jim’s family states, “He will be remembered for his devotion to his faith, his priesthood, the Paulists, and his family; his curiosity and enthusiasm for science and gadgets; as well as his courage and grace dealing with the many health challenges he faced throughout his life.”

Fr. Jim’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, at St. Julie Billiart Church, 2475 Borchard Rd, Newbury Park, CA, followed by burial at Carpinteria Public Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Paulist Fathers.

Paulist Fr. Jim McCauley and his family
Paulist Fr. Jim McCauley and his family


Phyllis Minges Gray, BHS '69, Passed Away April 19, 2017

Doug Minges posted on Facebook:

My sister Phyllis (Gray) Minges, passed away on 04/19/2017....
...she is from Burbank High, Class of '69...

Please keep Doug and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Pam Herrick Neil, BHS '5, Passed Away April 24, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report the loss of another classmate. Pam Herrick Neil passed away this evening following a massive stroke on April 15th. Pam had been battling cancer for several years, but made an asserted effort to attend our 50th Reunion in 2015. She had been in remission, but knew it was her last chance to reconnect with her high school friends. I am happy to say, she had a wonderful weekend! Those who went to the reunion probably remember her beautiful daughter, Lori, who accompanied her.

In addition to Lori, Pam also is survived by her son, Chuck and sister, Sue Silver BHS '69. I will be happy to forward any messages to Sue, and will pass on any details about memorial services as soon as I hear from the family. Pam lived in the Reno area, so I am assuming services will be held in NV.

My best wishes to all,

Trudie Lombard Hentze

Monday, April 24, 2017

Susan Young George, BHS '71 (1953-2017)

Susan Young George
December 9, 1953 - March 23, 2017

We just learned that Susan Young George passed away last month due to cancer.

She lived in Big Bear, California, with her husband, Bill, and their children.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

MAY 19, 2017 UPDATE
Steve Young, Susan's brother, posted this note on Facebook:
"My sister, Susan Young George, died in March of this year. She was a BHS grad, class of 71. She had contracted pancreatic cancer that was undetected until weeks before her death. She died peacefully after being removed from life support. In many ways, it was a blessing that she did not suffer the long agony of a dying cancer patient."

We are truly sorry for your loss, Steve. May God bless you and your family.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Theresa Whalen Draper, BHS '65, Passed Away April 16, 2017

Please keep Theresa's family and friends in your prayers. I remember her from high school as a very sweet and beautiful girl. May she rest in peace.

From Trudie Lombard Hentze:
I'm so sorry to report that we've lost another classmate. Theresa Whalen Draper passed away this morning following a stroke in March. I don't have any other details at this time, but if I find out about any services, I will let you know.

Theresa was a popular hair stylist in Burbank for many years and I know some of you were her clients. She had suffered from MS for many years, but the last time I saw her, after our 50-year Reunion, she looked fantastic. I gave her a memory book from the reunion and we had a great time reminiscing. I'm so glad we had that time together.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Patricia Jean Dawson Ehring, BHS '48 (1931-2017)

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers...


Patricia Jean Ehring "Pat" 86, passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of March 23, 2017, with her children by her side in Pismo Beach after a long battle with emphysema.

Pat was born on January 7, 1931, in Glendale, Calif. She was the second child to Harold H. Dawson and Loetta Pinnick Dawson. Her brother, Richard M. Dawson preceded her in death.

Pat spent her early childhood living in the North Long Beach/Compton area. Her family moved to Burbank when her father changed employers. She attended John Burroughs Junior High School and graduated from Burbank High School in 1948. After a brief try at sorority and college life, she returned home to Burbank attending Glendale Community College where she graduated.

Pat married Theodore Woodbridge Ehring on September 2, 1950, at North Glendale Methodist Church. She and "Woody" met in the 9th grade.While living in Burbank, Pat gave birth to Gregory Woodbridge in 1953 and Karen Lyn in 1955. After Ted graduated form USC in 1957, the family moved to Bakersfield where Ted took his first job as a geologist at Texaco. During those years
in Bakersfield, Pat gave birth to their second daughter Dana Sue and their second son Kevin Richard.

In 1965, Pat and Ted relocated to La Crescenta when he took a new job with Signal Oil. During their time in La Crescenta, Pat obtained her Real Estate license. She was passionate about helping each family find their "perfect" home.

Then in 1974, Pat and Ted, along with Dana and Kevin, relocated to Houston,Texas. Shortly after arriving in Houston, Pat continued selling homes in her new location. In the summer of 1983, Pat and Ted moved back to California settling in Huntington Beach where she obtained her CA Brokers License and got right back to the business she loved. In 1996, Pat and Ted moved one last time to Pismo Beach, and again she continued her career.

Pat had a gift for cooking and canning and hardly ever used a measuring cup or cook book. Pat was a loving wife and mother to her four children. She dearly loved her seven grandchildren: Stephanie, Jaime, Shannon, Kasey, Austin, Brandon and Matthew, along with 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Kevin Richard and her loving husband, Theordore Woodbrige Ehring.

Sign her guestbook at sanluisobispo.com/obituaries.

Janis Musson Jardin, BHS '70, Passed Away

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Just received this sad news from Barbara Zelenay Berry:
"My class of 1970 lost another classmate. Janis Musson Jardin to Alzheimer. She was the sister of Kathy Musson Bice. Too many gone too soon!"

Yesterday, Karla Alltizer, sister of Janis posted on Facebook:
"Today is a very sad day. Today I lost my sister Janis Jardine to Alzheimers. I was very glad to be able to see her one last time and say my goodbyes. My sister Kathy Bice and myself are very saddened to lose our sister at such a young age. We know you are dancing with the angels now sweet Janis and partying with mom and dad and our other sister Sharon. The memory of you and all the good times us four sisters had growing up will always be with us. Rest in Peace."

Praying for the family during this difficult time.


Julie Guttridge
Oh how sad !' I remember Jannie so well when going to her house with Laurie Lamson & Kathy Musson.
So hard to believe she had Alzheimer's!! We just never know what our fate will bring !! So sorry for her family's loss .

Valerie Giessinger Scott
I remember her. Very sad indeed

Pat Bushman
I remember her. My prayers and condolences to her family.

Anissa Iverson
I'm sorry. She's so beautiful.

Mark Pollock
I knew her sister Kathy....many many years ago...my condolences to the family.

Susan Peña MacCaskey
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Holly Shoemaker Harris
She was my wonderful Aunt. She will be missed. 😇❤️

Anissa Iverson
I'm sorry for your loss.

Steven Severeid
7th grade summer sweetheart, RIP Janis

Tammy Klinger
Sad....too many gone to soon! prayers for family!

Terri Guerra
Awww such a sweet person! We were in drill team together. First rank. RIP Janis ❤

Holly Shoemaker Harris
And what a wonderful drill team you were! I remember watching my Aunt Janis strutting her stuff. My sister followed in her footsteps for the Bulldogs. Such great memories.

Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers
RIP Janis! My condolences to her family and friends.

Kathleen Wyatt Richardson
RIP Janis you were a sweet person.

Barbara Schmitt Good
Losing such a beautiful soul far too early is so difficult to understand. Alzheimer's is a tragic disease. RIP Janis.

Carol Bronner Kean
So sad.....RIP Janis

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP Janis.

William Wallace
Sad news. Janet was alway nice to me. We knew each other from Jefferson Elementary days thru Burbank High Class of 1970. Condolences to her family.

Pam Wright Peterson
So sorry- RIP Janis. 🙏🏻

Elaine Elliott
R.i.p. Janis.many fond memories during our childhood years.

Henry A Garcia

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Alan Landros wrote the following obituary
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JUNE 3, 1952 ~ April 13, 2017
Janis passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017, about seven weeks before her 65th birthday.  Many of you have seen the notice on Facebook from Karla Musson Alltizer, sister of Janis, saying that Janis passed away due to Alzheimer’s Disease.  Her illness progressed rather quickly within the past three years.  Some of our BHS ‘70 classmates don’t use Facebook, and some others who have a Facebook page rarely check it,
so this notice is being sent to everyone from our class for notification of this sad news.
Janis was the youngest of the four Musson sisters, Sharon, Karla, Kathy, and Janis.  They grew up at 1907 N. Kenneth Rd., near Eton Dr., in Burbank. 
Janis attended Thomas Jefferson Elementary, John Muir Junior High, and Burbank High, graduating with us in 1970. 
She and I were in the same 5th grade class at Jefferson with our teacher, Betty Ohs Steinkolk.  Some of the others in that class with us were
Carol Wallace, Ellen Gelbard, Joyce Starleaf, Krenn Wilkinson, Mary Pilkinton, Bill Wallace, Blyden Loutensock, Don McMickle, Mike Zeff, and Stan Shaner.
Janis married Scott Jardine in the 1970’s.  They attended our 10 year class reunion in 1980.  They have two sons, Bryan born in 1982, and his younger brother born in 1984.  Over the years Janis and Scott have lived in many locations, due to Scott’s career.  They began married life in Burbank, lived in Brea, then Oregon, back to northern California for many years, then Midland, Texas, and finally the last few years they have lived in Boise, Idaho. 
Janis always loved to play tennis frequently wherever she lived.
Janis is survived by her husband, two sons, sisters, Karla Musson Alltizer and Kathy Musson Bice (who is from the BHS ‘68 class), and their families. 
She is predeceased by her parents, and her oldest sister, Sharon.
Alan Landros
April 23, 2017

Josh Harris, BHS '92, Passed Away April 18, 2017

Timba Harris posted on April 19, 2017:
"As you may know, Josh Harris suffered a heart attack on April 11th from which his brain was unable to recover. The hospital has informed us definitively that Josh is deceased as of April 18th, 2017. Josh was one of the most gentle people I've ever met and was loved and admired by so, so many people. Please pass this message on to all those who will miss him, and we would all love to see your pictures and hear your memories of this magical, beautiful person. Announcements concerning celebrations of Josh's life and ideas on how to support his family are forthcoming."

We send our deepest condolences to the Harris family.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

June Harris Davenport, BHS '48 (1928-2016)

Heidi Davenport posted in Facebook last month, "June Harris class of 1948 passed 10/2016, thought I'd share."

We then found this:
June J. Davenport
Sun Valley, California
Jun 1, 1928 - Oct 11, 2016 (Age 88)

May June RIP.

Photo from Facebook

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Carol Lewis Schmidt, BHS '66, Passed Away April 8, 2017

Just received word that Carol Lewis Schmidt lost her battle with cancer last night.

Carol lived in Glendale, California.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

RIP Carol...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Norm Abrams, BHS '64 (1946-1984)

We just received the following sad news from Norm's sister, Nancy Bentley:

My brother, Norman Abrams, class of 1964, passed away January 17, 1984 from liver cancer.

He was born in Sayre, PA on March 20, 1946 and served in the Army during the Vietnam Nam era.

After the Army he worked for the post office until his death.

He lived in Simi Valley, where he lived with his wife Cheryl and children, JoAnn and Scott.

He is still missed. 

Please remember Nancy and the family in your thoughts and prayers.