Monday, December 10, 2018

Rick Cummings, BHS '65 (1946-2018)


Richard "Rick" P. Cummings

Sad to report that BHS Class of 1965 lost another classmate Dec 7, 2018, Rick Cummings. He had been ill with dementia/Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s for several years now.

Rick passed peacefully with his wife and two of his daughters by his side.

There will be a viewing on Tuesday December 11, 2018, from 4-8pm at Mckenzie Mortuary, 3843 E Anaheim St, Long Beach 90804, and the funeral will be at the same location on Wednesday at 11am.

Please pass this info on to our classmates.

Submitted by Susie Carson Sojka '65


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mary Lee Belloni Howell, BHS '64, Passed Away Dec 5, 2018





Sadly, we received the following email from Jon and Pam Kirkwood today...

We are extremely sad to tell you that Mary Lee Belloni Howell BHS '64 passed away last night. The information so far, is very minimal. All we know is that Mary Lee took a bad fall about a week ago...

When more information is available, we will let you know.

Mary Lee was a beloved friend to so many. She served as the Drill Team Captain in her Senior Year and was heavily involved in school activities.

Mary Lee leaves 2 sons, Michael and Brandon and was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Howell (Also from BHS '64)...

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Jim Prinz, BHS '65 (1946-1973)


James "Jim" Burl Prinz
Born: September 1, 1946
Deceased: November 19, 1973


Jim Prinz (on left with brother Bill)
Photo taken at Sooke, BC Vancouver Island
This is from Bill Prinz via Facebook. Sadly, Bill just lost their sister, Betsy, on November 29, 2018.

Betsy Prinz, BHS '61, Passed Away November 29, 2018


The sad news about the passing of Betsy Prinz came from her brother Bill.

Their other brother, Jim, passed away in 1973.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Ron Thompson, BHS '69 (1951-2018)


Ron Thompson, BHS '69
July 12, 1951 ~ November 1, 2018



Barbara Thompson here - Ron is currently having an “Agree/Disagree” discussion in heaven! Wouldn’t we all want to be part of that conversation?

Ron developed a fever on Wednesday, taken to the ER, then transferred by ambulance to our hospital. This morning he was moved to the ICU due to continuing fever, low blood pressure, high heart rates, and the myriad other issues that come with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Both Veronica and Johanna had time with him today. He was conscious until just before he passed. I was blessed to hold his hand and whisper “I love you!”, one last time before he crossed into Paradise with the Almighty God he loved more than anything or anyone. I was so privileged to be married to this man for almost 45 years.

We do not mourn as those who have no hope! My sadness is selfish because I was greedy for more time to enjoy all the blessings God showered on us by means of our daughters, son-in-law, and 5 precious grandchildren who will miss their “Boppy/Grandpa”.

Thanks to all of you for your outreach of love in so many ways. The days ahead will be hard. Please continue to pray. Memorial services (in Texas and California) have to be planned. I will continue to post information on Ron’s FB page. If you have a special memory that you can share please Messenger me at either this or my FB page.

Posted by Alan Landros on Facebook today.


NOV 6 2018 UPDATE
Ron Thompson's Memorial Services are as follows:

Memorial Services will be held in Texas and California.

Texas - Monday, November 19th, 2018, at 1:00 pm
Houston Christian High School
2700 Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, Texas 77043

California - Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Grace Baptist Church
22833 Copperhill Drive
Santa Clarita, California 91350

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Roger Alan Karraker, BHS '62, Passed Away Oct 23, 2018





Roger Alan Karraker, 73, passed away after a long illness Tuesday morning, October 23, at his home in Santa Rosa, California, with his wife, Nancy at his side.

Roger taught journalism at Santa Rosa Junior College, from 1982 until his retirement. He introduced cutting-edge technology into his classes, and the award-winning college newspaper, The Oak Leaf He was among the first educators in California to understand the nascent internet, personal computers, and the power of social media. An early adapter of what became known as a “blog,” Roger was also a pioneer of online instruction. In 1991 he authored Highways of the Mind for the Whole Earth Review He also partnered with Apple Computers, and produced daily newsletters from a booth at conventions.

His interest in Journalism began in the politically turbulent ’60's, at Burbank High School, where he wrote for the school newspaper and yearbook, and later at Los Angeles Valley College, with the Valley Star and Crown magazine. He garnered several trophies for his achievements which were displayed proudly by parents Geri and Nehel, until their passings. Roger was their first-born child, followed by siblings Randy (Karen), Greg (Debbie), and Marcia (Philippe).

Roger graduated from USC and worked on an unsuccessful campaign for a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. He met and married Audrey Ramsay and they had two children, Jeff Karraker and Julie Karraker West,who blessed them with two grandchildren.

His career as an educator began at both L. A. Harbor College and L. A. City College. He and his second wife (the late Sandy Gilpin Madrid), relocated to Forestville, where he joined the faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College. They designed and built their Forestville home based upon a Japanese pole house. Sandy’s children, Bob Madrid (Susan) and Ronn Madrid (Missy), blessed them with six grand children and five great-grandchildren.

Roger and Nancy Rappolt married in 2009 and enjoyed life together until his death. He is also survived by his step-son, Andrew Rappolt (Lena) and Andrew's two children.

(Posted on Facebook by Randy Karraker)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Jack Naylor, BHS '70 (1951-2018)


John Alexander “Jack” Naylor, Jr.
June 23, 1951 ~ October 26, 2018

John A. “Jack” Naylor from the 1970 Class passed away Friday night, October 26, 2018, due to an apparent heart attack. Jack’s brother, Jim Naylor, BHS ‘68, notified Gary Marca ‘69 with this news. Gary asked me to have the information posted on the BHS sites. No other information is known yet. Jack does not have a senior picture in the 1970 Ceralbus. His junior picture is in the 1969 Ceralbus.

Jack's other siblings are Florence Naylor BHS ‘67 and Diann Naylor BHS '75.

Alan Landros ‘70
October 28, 2018

Photo from Annette Bennett posted in Facebook of Jack Naylor (right) with his brother, Jim.
"Here's a picture of Jack and Jim at lunch just recently at Steve's Burgers in Burbank with Stan, Tom And Annette."


NOV 6 2018 UPDATE
Nov 10, 2018, Jack Naylor's family are having a gathering at Jack's house all day at 7513 N Ontario Steet, Burbank, to come by and share stories. A memorial will be at 6:00 pm. Jack will be buried at Bakersfield National Cemetery on Tuesday the 13th at 12:00 noon. More info 818 394-9432.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Bill Reynolds, BHS '48 (1930-2018)


Bill Reynolds
April 25, 1930-October 5, 2018

Dona Ehlers Reynolds posted this on Facebook today. We send our condolences and prayers to the family...:
If anyone knew Bill Reynolds, brother of Debbie Reynolds, he passed away this morning. He graduated from Burbank High in 1948. A wonderful man who we will miss so very much.

William Owen Reynolds was born April 25, 1930 in El Paso, Texas, to Raymond Francis Reynolds and Maxine "Minnie" Reynolds. His younger sister was Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016). They grew up in Burbank and were friends of my cousin, Will Palmer (1929-2004), also BHS class of 1948. Bill's occupation was a Hollywood Makeup Artist.






OBITUARY

William “Bill” Owen Reynolds
April 25, 1930 - Oct. 5, 2018

Bill passed away peacefully at his home in North Hollywood, surrounded by his family. The son of Ray and Maxine Reynolds, Bill was born in El Paso, Texas in 1930 and moved to Burbank, Calif., with his family in 1940. He attended Burbank High School, graduating in 1948. Bill was a Boy Scout and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He excelled in sports and was an avid baseball player. He served in the Korean War and when he returned, married his first love, Joyce Lungren. They had a baby girl, Gale Lynn.

Bill became a makeup artist for MGM and Burbank Studios. He worked with many actors, including his beloved sister Debbie Reynolds, Elvis Presley, Ava Gardner and Carole Baker, among others. He also worked for popular television shows like “The Waltons” and “Knots Landing.” Bill later married his second wife, Jeanne Arntsen, and had two children, Robert and Leslie.

Bill had many friends and was loved by all who knew him. His grandchildren will tell you proudly that he is the “best grandpa ever.” He lived near Burbank most of his life and was especially close to his sister Debbie, who passed away one day apart from her daughter, and Bill’s niece, Carrie Fisher, in December 2016.

Bill was a truly awesome person, son, brother, father, uncle, grandpa and great-grandpa! He will be remembered for his easy demeanor, quick wit, love and generosity to his family and friends.

Bill and his sister, actress Debbie Reynolds, built the Reynolds Plaza, now renamed the Golden Hills Plaza, back in the early 1990s. Bill lived here in Tehachapi for about five years managing the plaza. He was also involved with Tehachapi's youth as a baseball coach for our little league team.

Bill is survived by his children, Gale (Skip) Koly, Rob (Dona) Reynolds, and Leslie (Richard) Reynolds-Nuckolls; grandchildren, Matthew (Helen) Reynolds, Heather (Shain) Gallagher, and Michael Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Zoe Vietti, Estie Vietti, Ashton Reynolds, and Carter Reynolds; nephew Todd and Catherine Fisher; great nieces and nephews, Billy Lourd, Vanessa (Steve) Gregornik Rivers, Brandon (Tiffany) Rivers, and James Rivers. Last, but not least, his ever-faithful step-dog Dwight Reynolds, as well as many loving friends and wonderful neighbors.

Special thanks to Donald Light for keeping our family well fed, Wade Collins for getting Dwight out and about, and Josephine Bouchard and Clara Borgonia for their excellent care, respect, and love towards “Uncle Bill” and his family.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/obituaries/william-bill-owen-reynolds-april---oct/article_bbc63f6a-cbff-11e8-ae67-df7de1a387e8.html?fbclid=IwAR204xdV_bdD3YJu3Uq5ck_AG_bHDv2qPt5nTXSArscgNGZrVJlXkOlZHRI

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tim Humphries, BHS '65, Passed Away September 17, 2018


Tim Humphries

More sad news... Trudie Lombard Hentze received the following email from Tim's wife:

Trudie,
Just to let you know that Tim passed away on 9/17/2018 in a Hospice facility.
He went peacefully in his sleep. He had been sick for a while.
Can you please pass this note on to any interested parties?

Sadly and sincerely,
Felecia J. Humphries



Don Brennen, BHS '65, Passed Away September 9, 2018


Don Brennan

Sad news... Don Brennan passed away on 9/9/18. His brother, Jim, had been unable to reach him at his home in Big Bear and so he asked the local authorities to check his house. Unfortunately, they found that he had passed away. No services are planned.

(Email from Trudie Lombard Hentze)


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Kelly Wilkins, BHS '89, Passed Away Sept 4, 2018



Sad news posted today by Amy R. Monroe on Facebook's ‎Memorial Page for Burbank High School friends that we've lost...

It’s with a heavy heart that I relay the news that Kelly Wilkins, Class of 1989, passed away yesterday. Reconnecting with Kelly in our adult years was a joy - we shared a love of cats and Criminal Minds! Her smile was radiant, as always, and her kindness wrapped around you like a hug. ❤️ She will be missed by so many of us.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Tom Bammel, BHS '66. (1948-2018)





Sadly, we just learned that Tom Bammel passed away August 24, 2018. His wife, the former Pam Carr, BHS '67, wrote this on Facebook and we send our deepest condolences to her and the family...

It is with a heavy heart that I want to let my friends know that my husband, Tom, passed away last Friday. He had long been suffering from chronic back pain, diabetes and liver disease. Our family will truly miss his warmth, sense of humor and love. We met in algebra class when we were 16, dated for 6 years and were married for 47 years. Our children and grandchildren were blessed to have such a wonderful Dad and Grandpa. I am especially blessed to have had this one great love.❤️

A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...
Mary Joan Swartzbaugh
Condolences to you. So sorryπŸ™

Tom Rippengale
R.I.P.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Pat Bushman
My condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.

Isabel Trevino
RIP

Larry Carletta
I knew Tom, and of course Pam from 1966 on. Enjoyed his company and his passion for photography. We also had a shared passion of cars. RIP

Ron Hagg
RIP, Tom.

Doug Froeberg
Tom and I played on the BHS. B team together He was a guard and I was center, good times.

Laurie Still Dressler
Tom’s best buddy, Bill, and I went on many double dates with him and Pam. So many good times, may they both have more fun car rally’s together. Pam you are in my prayers.

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to all his family and friends. RIP Tom.

Deb Helsley Bush
Rest In Peace πŸ˜ͺ

Paul Kane
RIP Tom.

Mary Boriso Jordan
Love and prayers to the family....Rest in peace, Tom...

Kathy Bice
RIP Tom πŸ™πŸ» to the family.

Toni Ethridge
He was our neighbor for many year since childhood!

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP

Peggy Beliveau
My prayers for his Widow...πŸ’™πŸ’™

Lucia Hernandez Bernard Sorensen
Condolences to the family.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Jack Kimmins, BHS '65, Passed Away This Week





This morning, Trudie Lombard Hentze emailed:
The following was posted on our BHS 65 Facebook page by Randy Cotter from Jack's Facebook page.

"We've lost another one. Copied from Jack Kimmins page, RIP:
Daddy Jack you are out of pain. We will feel a great loss and pain of our own with your passing but will take comfort in knowing that you no longer will be fighting a painful battle anymore. One day our hearts will heal and the pain we feel will be replaced with only happy memories. I will always love you. I'll miss sending you father's day cards and miss hearing your voice but you'll always stay with me telling me to grow a back bone and get my ass in gear. You are my sun, rock, and inspiration. Thank you for everything you've taught me, but mostly thank you for your love and acceptance."

I know Jack had been battling cancer. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

COMMENTS
Mary Boriso Jordan
So sorry to hear this....Love and prayers to the family....Rest in peace, Jack...

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
RIP Jack. My condolences to your family and friends.

Pat Bushman
My condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.

Tammy Klinger
So sad to see more Bulldog Angels! Prayers for his family. God Bless!

Rich Kamins
After 60 years of friendship, I say goodbye to a great guy. My condolences to Jack's family.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Linda Silvas
Too many all at once

Deb Helsley Bush
RIP πŸ˜ͺ

Anissa Iverson
What a kind looking man. I'll keep his family and friends in my prayers. ❤

Isabel Trevino
RIP

John R Bellomo, BHS '73 (1954-2018)



Caryn Gold posted the following on Facebook and we send our condolences to the Bellomo family...

It is with a lot of emotion that I share the recent passing of a long ago love of my life, And BHS alumni from class of '73.
I'm sure many of you will remember
JOHN R. BELLOMO.
John joined the U.S. Army after high school and served his country in both the U.S. and Germany as a Mechanical Engineer. Upon discharge from the Army and returning home (to Burbank) is when John and I met and began dating. After being together several years (which even included a surprise proposal and engagement on my 18th birthday), we would end up going our separate ways. Throughout the years I would every so often cross paths with him, or sometimes his parents. We would chat for a bit and catch up with each other's lives. I was aware when John had married and that he and his wife had 2 daughters. I also had learned when his mother had passed away.
It was not until reading his obituary that I knew he also had a son and several grandchildren.
I have nothing but fond, wonderful memories of John and the time of his life that he shared with me. I can definitely say he is another that is gone far too soon.
Rest peacefully Dear John. You will be missed.

IN LOVING MEMORY

John R. Bellomo
October 31, 1954 - July 30, 2018

SERVICE
Lancaster SDA Church
43824 30th St W. Lancaster CA 93536
Monday, August 13, 2018
11:00 am

OBITUARY
John Richard Bellomo was born October 31, 1954 at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Hollywood, California. John, his big sister Catherine, and their parents Tom and Joanne Bellomo, settled in Burbank where John attended St Robert Bellarmine grad school and graduated from Burbank High School in 1973. John joined the Armed Forces following high school and served the U.S. Army in the United States and Germany as a Mechanical Engineer. Upon his return to Los Angeles, John began his thirty-five-year career in the automotive industry at what is now know as Century West BMW in North Hollywood and in later years, commuted from Lake Los Angels to the Beverly Hills BMW dealership where he was employed for many years. In 2013, John joined the Century West BMW team in Alhambra where he continued working as a loyal and valued employee until the end of April 2018. John and Kathryn, formerly Kathryn Grace Louis, originally from Minnesota, were married on June 16, 1986 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Burbank. Later the same year, the newlyweds relocated to Lake Los Angeles where the family currently resides. Their marriage produced three beautiful children. In 2005, John's mother, Joanne, preceded him in death and he stayed close to his father, Tom, during this time of bereavement. John was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.

A lifelong Dodger baseball fan, John played little league baseball in his early years with his father Tom, the "coach", his sister, the "official" scorekeeper and his mother, Joanne, John's biggest fan, in the stands. He also loved NASCAR and enjoyed watching the races both in person and on his devices. John had an endearing and sensitive heart that drew family and friends to him throughout his lifetime. He was a kind and gentle soul and had a special affection for domestic animals - many animals! Over the years, visitor would likely be greeted by the family of pets who shared the Bellomo home including cats, dogs and "Lovey" the dove.

On Monday evening, July 30, 2018, John entered into rest peacefully, as his home surrounded by his family. John is survived by his devoted wife, Kathryn Grace, children, Chelsea Nicole, Lindsay Michelle, and Michael John, three grandsons, Martin, Timothy Maximus "Max" and Adam, father Tom, sister Catherine, nephew Nicolas and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, loving friends, neighbors and colleagues.

"There are three things that last: Faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13

Acknowledgments
The family of John R. Bellomo wish to express their heartfelt thanks to those who have shared in John's live and extended expressions of love, prayers and words of encouragement. May God bless each of you for your kindness.

Special thanks to Keilana Davis, Pastors Morris Barnes & Adolphus Garnett, the Lancaster SDA Church for hosting and the Valley Crossroads saints for their support & prayers.

COMMENTS
Dana Ardizzone O'Neal
OMG I'm so sorry Caryn, I remember John and always thought he was so handsome. Gone way too young! :(

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP

Joanne Ramsay Fothergill-Birnbaum
Such a wonderful guy... soar John

John Iversen
Nice Guy I went to Bellermine with him... R.I.P. John

Elaine Elliott
R.I.P.

Mike Signorelli
I knew John well hadn't seen him in years and wondered what happen to him. I'm sorry to hear this sad newz, does anyone know what happen to him? May you be in a heavenly place resting in peace John...

Caryn Gold
Mike Signorelli....John's passing was cancer related. That is the extent of what I know.

Mike Signorelli
That sucks! John was a good guy. Im shocked!

Kathy Begley
Very sad.

Dianne Postal-Simmons
Talk to him 5 years ago about the reunion but he didn’t want to go .. Scott dated his sister all through Hs and when we got together she became close to us and her parents always were close to Scott .. funny John and her bought Scott and I sleeping bags for our wedding .. rip in peace so sad so many our age are gone !

Heidi Davenport
Oh wow often wondered what happened to him. One of the guys from Bellarmine.

Julie Williams-Davey
I’m so sorry doll. πŸ™πŸΌ

Waneen Cormier Post-Marks
I'm so sorry Caryn. I remember John. He was a very nice guy. Thoughts and prayers for you and his family.

Vicki Herrin Fields
So sorry, Caryn. I know what you are going through. ❤️πŸ’™

Kathy Begley
John was my brother's best friend. I spoke to him about 10 years ago when he called me out of the blue. We got together a few times but we eventually lost touch. Very sad news. 😞

Caryn Gold
John and his family lived in Lake Los Angeles for many years. Although I shared my personal connection to John (all those many moons ago), my thoughts and prayers go out to his family that survived him. His sister Catherine, father Tommy and his wife Kathryn, their children and grandchildren. I am sad for your loss.

Cinthia Iasparro Reppe
When we lived in the Antelope Valley we were just blocks away from each other and saw him his wife Kathy and at that time his 2 girls. We moved back east 24 years ago and would occasionally see them. I was so sad to see this last month and emailed with Kathy, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May. We all have fond memories of JB RIP. Xoxo

Pat Bushman
My condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.

Maryellen McMahon
So sad, he always had the most beautiful smile. Hoping that his family has found peace in their memories of his love.

Jeanette Alexander
Wow sis sorry to hear about that! If you recall had it not been fir you 2 guys getting together, Mike and I never would have gotten together and married and had 2 fantastic kids, not to mention 6 beautiful grandkids. I hope you and his family and friends all find peace with his passing! Rip John
Love you Caryn!

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
So sorry Caryn Gold for your loss. My condolences to you and all his family and friends. RIP John.

Leslie C. Babroff
RIP John remember you from Orange Grove St, Burbank

Jeri Morin Valencia
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Anissa Iverson
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for him and his family. ❤

Deb Helsley Bush
RIP πŸ˜ͺ

Christine Hill
I remember John and Cathy from St. Robert’s. We would walk home from school together. Cathy and l were in the same class. And, such a nice family. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Kent Nebeker, BHS '69, Passed Away Recently


Kent Nebeker
10th grade photo from 1967 Ceralbus Yearbook

Today this email from Gary Marca was forwarded to me:
"Subject: Kent Nebeker
Sorry to inform you our friend passed away a couple days ago. I was informed
by Scott Boyd.
No real details.
RIP MY VERY DEAR FRIEND."

Classmate and friend. Larry O'Brien wrote:
"Very sad, but not unexpected. He had been in declining health for last few years from dementia."


Kent #41
Back row, standing (L-R): John Price, Tom Kelly, Craig Weber, Craig White, Steve Young, Tim Tolnay, Jay Kelley, Pat Sullivan, Gene Allred. Standing (left): Coach Jack Loutensock. Front row, seated (L-R): Steve Segal, Tim DuBois, Paul Phinney, Kent Nebeker, Greg Clark, Pete Cohen, Dave DeHart and Mgr. Mike.

Kent's brother Rick, BHS '67, passed away in 2010:
https://bhsclass67.blogspot.com/2010/10/rick-nebeker-bhs-67-1949-2010.html

COMMENTS
From David De Hart
My friend, Kent
I spent a lot of time with Kent growing up, especially around the gym. Our family was close to his. Kent was an incredible athlete; early on, 7th grade perhaps, he had Elgin Baylor moves. He did not possess all of the speed in the world, but he his skills made him a standout playing baseball or throwing touch down passes. He had to be one of my funniest friends. He would entertain and crack us up on many bus rides with his imitations and singing the words to almost any song. Does Herman Hermits ring a bell? He always seemed to be a gentleman as big and powerful as I knew him to be on and off the court. We started together as guards on the basketball team our junior year, so I missed him dearly not playing with him during our senior year as I miss him now, as I reminisce about all of the fun, the laughs and the incredible highlights he provided us playing sports. I am sad Kent left us so soon, but know he will continue to bring kindness and joy to those around him. RIP my friend.

Isabel Trevino
RIP

Timothy Zuma Tim Tolnay
One of my closest friends at Muir and BHS. We spent many summers at McCambridge Park honing our basketball skills. He ways always good for a laugh. I remember his favorite line was " geeze Tolnay. I can look at the senior picture shown and tell he was getting ready to say something sarcastic. RIP Nebs.

Larry O'Brien
RIP Kent

Pete Ritchie
Miss you Nebs...

Doug Atzei
Not sure what to make of lately all our classmates leaving us. My heart goes out to everyone! Who would of ever thought I'd still be around, and I never been in a hospital for any illness! I still feel like a kid. I know no one goes without God's doing. If we're all here for a purpose, then I guess when we go, our job is done. I just wonder what God has up his sleeve for me. God bless! πŸ™πŸ½

Edward Levitt
RIP Kent, Tim, I was at McCambridge Park that day seeing Kent make over a hundred free throws in a row...amazing...He was our only classmate that varsity lettered in all our major sports. He was a wonderful person and I was proud to know him at Muir and BHS.

Timothy Zuma Tim Tolnay
Thanks Ed..During 8th 9th and 10th grade summers we were brothers. Kent's brother Rick would keep us out of trouble.

Larry O'Brien
Timothy Zuma Tim Tolnay thank goodness for older brothers

Larry O'Brien
Does Kent have any living relatives?

Timothy Zuma Tim Tolnay
Not that I know of Larry. His Dad died when Kent was very young. His Mom passed just after we graduated from high school and Rick passed a few years back. Gary Marca and Scott Boyd kept in touch with Kent but as the dementia set in they gave up communicating.

Pete Ritchie
Only us brothers...

Steve Raine
Sorry so much sadness among many good memories

Adele Bassett
RIP

Marybeth Bell Costanzo
Carl and I are so very sad to hear this news. I am listening to lots of reminiscing and fun stories.

Donna Moore
Oh gosh, that is very sad news indeed. What a great guy πŸ™πŸ»

Marybeth Bell Costanzo
☹️πŸ¦‹

Donna Moore
Marybeth Bell Costanzo 😒

Wendy Adams
I'm with both of you, Marybeth and Donna, esp with respect to the perfectly chosen images - worth a thousand words - that you picked, Marybeth. It's so sad. Kent was a wonderful person who had more difficulty than he deserved, and bore it with grace and humor. And kept the rest of us laughing! A "light spirit": may it fly as gracefully to its resting place as it danced on the wind here.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
Kent was one of the funniest guys! He could always make me laugh. Such fond memories of him. God bless you & Rest In Peace Kent πŸ’™

Dennis Wootton
One good man, he will be missed. I used to play football with his brother.

Joseph Baldino
I KNEW HIS BROTHER BETTER BUT HE WAS A NICE GUY & A GOOD ATHLETE

Jim Flavin
Everyone who knew Kent had a story. Good team mate and good guy.

Susan Rudin
So very sorry to hear this. He looks very familiar ... A friendly face. Losing way too many ... way too soon.

Elaine Elliott
R.I.P.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Barbara Zelenay Berry
Not liking this.. Nice guy.. RIP Kent.. Your now together with your brother Rick.. Both are the nicest guys!!!!

Penny Jonas Barth
Always feels too young! Prayers for his loved ones.

George Frigerio
no,no, no marca never said anything about this,,, wobs was a little brother to all of us,, rip you're in a better place now \

Tonia Szilagyi Mapston
Gary emailed Timothy I believe!

Timothy Zuma Tim Tolnay
Steve Gordon stayed in touch with Kent to the very end. He called Scott Boyd and Scott called Gary Marca who emailed me and close friends telling of Kent's passing. I then contacted Cathy Palmer....whew!

Pat Bushman
Rest In Peace.

Anita Page
RIP.

Chris Burke
So sorry to hear of this news. Kent was a good guy with a big heart. RIP Kent.

Steven Severeid
RIP Kent

Betsey Nash
So sorry.

Cathy Brown
So sorry to hear this. 😞

Debbie Torres Brey Bennett
Awww 😒I liked Kent. Went on a date with him once. Made me laugh all night. 😌

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to your family and friends. RIP Kent.

Jack Flora
sad to read of Kent’s passing. A great friend through junior high and high school. RIP Kent.

John Deahl
I remember Kent with a very heavy heart. Kent, Rick and I spent lots of time together and I always left them with my side splitting from laughing so hard...RIP guys.

Carol De Hart
I loved Kent. He was kind, a bit shy, and very funny! πŸ˜”πŸ’›

Tonia Szilagyi Mapston
He was a very nice kid and funny! Had me laughing with his remarks! πŸ˜”

Saturday, August 11, 2018

George Wissmann, BHS '74, Passed Away August 4, 2018



Lynda Wissmann posted on Facebook this sad news... ·
My brother George Wissmann passed away Aug.4th peacefully in his sleep.
I believe class of 74



AUGUST 2018 A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Jim Schmitt
Lynda, please accept my sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your brother. He was always nice to me.

Beth Pieratt-Jensen
Wow! I'm sorry to hear that. Remember him well. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
I remember George since Providencia elementary school. He was a sweetheart and a cutie pie. My sincerest condolences to you and the family.

Michael Ruiz
Sorry to hear that. R.I.P. George.

Leticia Almaraz
So sorry for your lost

Vicki Herrin Fields
I'm so sorry. I remember him from Luther Burbank, and later, as a friend of my brother, Jeff. Rest in Peace, George.

Cher Boucher
Sorry for uour loss. Condolences to you and your family. May he R.I.P

Judy Torres
My heart is so heavy as I read your words this morning…Lynda, your brother you and your whole family mother and father, all of you were part of my childhood and my memories and the memories of my entire family… I grew up with George, I smile at every memory of him in our youth. He was my friend, my childhood brother. I’m sorry for your loss, please know he may be gone but never never forgotten❤️

Ralph Rodriguez
We are just beginning new chapters in life, way too young to be leaving now. Take care classmates. Rest In Peace brother

Wesley H. Clark
I remember him mainly from Luther Burbank. So sorry to hear this...

Linda Sherbert Adams
So sorry.. will pray for your familyπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™Remember me on Fairview, class with your sister Cathy😘
Lynda Wissmann
yes I do Linda

Kathleen Mccall
Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of your Brother. Prayers are being sent for comfort for you and your family.

Debbie Torres Brey Bennett
Awwww I’m sooo sorry. My brother Bobby passed August 4, 2004. Same day. 😒

Karen Torres Weil Morrison
I remember him! So sorry!
I remember you too we graduated the same year.

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My deepest condolences to all George's family and friends. RIP.

Shannon Estes Donathan
So sorry to hear! Sorry for your lose ~~ I to remember him from our school days!

Janice Stinson Beimford
So so sad. I went from K to 12th with him.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Holly Anne Oden Davis, BHS '69 (1951-2012)


Holly Anne Oden Davis
Feb 20, 1951 - Sep 5, 2012
Long Beach, California



Holly's Obituary

Holly Anne Davis, 61, born on February 20, 1951, in Inglewood, California, passed away September 5, 2012 in Long Beach, California. She was a long time resident of Long Beach and retired as an Administrative Specialist from the Teacher Credentialing Office at CSULB.

She is survived by her sons Jesse, John, and James Davis; her grandchildren Erica, Dustin, and Emma; her brother John Oden, BHS class 1966; and her parents John and JoAnne Oden.

A public memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, September 10 at The Church in Long Beach located at 4911 Orange Ave. Her private funeral service will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 12, at the Forest Lawn, Cypress, California.

https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/holly-davis-obituary?sid=94393042&v=forestlawn&pid=178879175&view=guestbook


AUGUST 2018 A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
So sad to read this. She was always so sweet & kind. Rest In Peace Holly.

Doug Atzei
She was very sweet and if I remember correctly, very shy.

Kathy Bice
You’re right very sweet & shy πŸ˜₯ RIP Holly πŸ™πŸ»

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Carol De Hart
I am SO SORRY to hear that Holly passed away at such a young age. She was a good friend in high school, and was a member of the first all-girl Cross Country Management team, consisting of Holly, Joan Knight, Debbie Gilbert, Marion Szoke and I! She kindly made a cute dress for me as a going away gift when I left for Cal. I will always remember Holly with great fondness. πŸ˜”πŸ’™

Richard Aspey
I have such fond memories of you, Holly and the rest of the cross country management team. RIP Holly

Jeanette Alexander
Rip Holly. Lots bless her family and friends through this grieving process.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP

Julie Guttridge
Whoa.. much too young. Blessings to the family πŸ™

Martha Rios
RIP

Pat Bushman
Rest In Peace

Alan Landros
I remember Holly from way back in the early days at Thomas Jefferson, her being one year ahead of me.

Doug Atzei
Alan, me too at Jefferson school. I forgot that I used to see her out front of her house on Saturdays while I'd ride my bike

Anita Page
RIP

Sandy Bryson Gohlich
Holly was my next door neighbor on Amber Lane. Our families were very close and we used to take vacations together. It still breaks my heart that she passed away at such a young age. She was truly one of the nicest people I have ever known. I still keep in touch with her mom.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Brian Hallagan, BHS '73 (1955-2018)




Brian Michael Hallagan
October 17, 1955 - May 10, 2018
San Diego, CA

An SDSU alumnus and lifelong Delta Chi fraternity member, Brian Hallagan worked in the mortgage lending field, but was best known as Coach and one of the "founding fathers" of the Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Janel, sons Dallas (Nicole), and Brett, grandson Cash, mother Carole, sister Coleen (Roy), niece Fiona, brother-in-law Patrick (Sandy), and many friends.

Memorial Mass 6/23, 10:30 am at St. Michael's Church in Poway. Celebration of Life 6/24, 24 pm at Old Poway Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Remembrance of Brian Hallagan Go Fund Me account.
https://www.gofundme.com/remembrance-of-brian-hallagan

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 17, 2018
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sandiegouniontribune/obituary.aspx?n=brian-hallagan&pid=189315656


A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Rich Morrison
So sad to hear of Brian's passing. I talked to Brian on the phone in 2013 and tried to get him to attend our 40th reunion party for Class of 73. RIP!

Linda Stoddard Johnson
How sad 😒 I played violin with his sister Coleen at Muir and BHS.

Michael Ragan
Brian was a true Burbank "kid" ... His Mom, Carole, ( graduated BHS in '51 ) and Aunt Barbara were the children of Frederick and Mildred Clint who lived on Verdugo @ Kenneth ... Frederick Clint was a Violin Teacher in a small music studio attached to the Verdugo @ Kenneth Home. Brian Dad was Robert Hallagan, a Navy Veteran who taught Band and Orchestra in the L.A. Unified School District ( Sylmar High School ). Unfortunately, Robert Hallagan passed away just as Brian was graduating from BHS in 1973. Brian's younger sister is Colleen Halligan and they were very close up until Brian passed. Brian's Mom, Carloe, is still living in the low Desert communities. A very intelligent, athletic guy, Brian loved SDSU life and left this earth too soon ...

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Leonard Miser, BHS '81 (1963-2018)


Leonard Miser

On August 4, 2018, Tim Lapp posted on Facebook:
"Leonard Miser passed yesterday after battling cancer. Class of 1981 I believe."

Friday, August 3, 2018

Chris Gillander, BHS '71 (1952-2015)





Today, John Boylan posted these photos on Facebook of Chris Gillander at Jalama Beach.

On October 26, 2015, Deborah Boyd posted on Facebook that Chris Gillander died the previous week in his sleep.

She wrote, "Chris had one sister Mary and two brothers, Joe and John. He was my husband's cousin and I've known him since I was 15 years old. RIP Chris, you will be missed. "


Debi Barham Nolan, BHS '69 (1951-1999)



Sadly, we have just confirmed the passing of Deborah Ellen Barham Nolan who was born April 24, 1951 in Los Angeles County and died on February 9, 1999 in Hudson, New York.

Her husband was Christopher Nolan.

May she rest in peace.



Mike Sanders, BHS '71 (1953-2018)


Michael Robert Sanders Sr.
October 6, 1953 - July 24, 2018



Memorial Service
Davis Funeral Chapel
6200 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Monday, July 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

http://www.davisfuneralservices.com/memorialpage.asp?page=odetail&id=94567&locid=48

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Suellen Swartzbaugh Van Rensselaer, BHS '58 (1940-2018)


Suellen Swartzbaugh Van Rensselaer

Suellen was born on May 28, 1940 in North Baltimore, Ohio. Sue was the daughter of Amon Elias Swartzbaugh, and Mildred Paden Swartzbaugh. Her father Amen then moved the family to Burbank CA, where he was hired as a Coach.

She passed away on July 17, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA. After entering the hospital for respiratory issues, she died peacefully in the hospital from a clot to the lungs.

Sue graduated from Burbank High School, and attended one year at Glendale College. She married Edward Maunsell Van Rensselaer in August, 1961. They first lived in Hacienda Heights, but only for a short time. Then to Orange County, CA where they lived on Mesa drive in Newport Beach for a short time. Ultimately they moved to their dream location of Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach with their three children. The family enjoyed the beach life where Sue made lifelong friends. Sue played Tennis with the Emerald Bay tennis ladies group, and enjoyed watching her three children play volleyball on the beach and swim meets at the Emerald Bay community pool.

Sue was known for her taste in fashion, worked for the Red Balloon and Ducks and Co in Newport Beach. Sue also a talented Decorator and enjoyed helping others decorate their homes. She also worked as a caregiver for 10 years, helping Seniors stay at home.

Sue and Ned eventually divorced in 1980. Sue stayed in Orange County until moving to Palm Desert where she had a small retail store business specializing in Lucite. Sue then moved back to the OC when her first grandson was born and then remained until her passing. She was a very devoted grandmother and loved spending time with all six of her grandchildren. She was also a wonderful Aunt to both her Swartzbaugh and Van Rensselaer Nieces and Nephews.

Suellen is survived by her children and their spouses, Paige Allison Van Rensselaer Kunkle, Jay Geoffrey Kunkle, Heidi Sue Van Rensselaer Kane, Christopher Michael Kane, and Ryan Edward Maunsell Van Rensselaer, Catherine Alisa Spath Van Rensselaer, her Grandchildren, Gavin Hendrick Van Rensselaer Kunkle, Allison Clare Van Rensselaer Kunkle, Carly Alida Kane, Paden James Kane, Halle Noelle Van Rensselaer and Hope Gabrielle Van Rensselaer.

Her brother Jack Swartzbaugh passed away in 2016 and is survived by Mary Joan Swartzbaugh, Laurel & John Yocca, Luanne & Kevin Sprong, Scott & Kelly Swartzbaugh and Brett & Melinda Swartzbaugh.

There is a family celebration at the home of the Kane family on August 3, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, please offer donations in Sue’s name to https://nurturingmindsinafrica.org to support girls education in Africa or the Alzheimer’s association http://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate.
The family thanks you.

If you would like to contact the family, Paige (paige@poseycouture.com) or Heidi (heidikane@me.com)

Monday, July 30, 2018

Gloria Jean McClatchie Mather, BHS '64 (1946-2016)



In Celebration of the Life of
Gloria McClatchie Mather
August 1, 1946 – October 4, 2016
October 20, 2016 at 6:00pm
King of Kings Lutheran Church, Renton, Washington



Gloria was born in Burbank, California to Mae McClatchie and Frank McClatchie. She was the oldest of 4 children.

Gloria graduated from Burbank High School in 1964, where she had many friends.

In 1966 she had son, Mike McClatchie. In 1971 she married Lynn Wilcoxson and had 2 children. Lynn worked for Lockheed where Gloria also began working; taking jobs from the ground up, eventually getting to work on the Lockheed F-117 and U2 programs.

For many years Gloria was a group home parent. In the beginning she fostered runaway teens, however later on she took in children with disabilities. With her own 3 children along with the foster children and a full time job, it was a busy time. Unfortunately, the marriage with Lynn ended in 1980.

In 1981 Paul Mather married Gloria. Paul worked for Boeing. His job would take them to England where they lived for a short time. They moved to Kent in 1993 where Gloria opened “P and G Creations” in Auburn. Gloria always had a very creative mind, and looked for ways to express it.

For the past 2 years Gloria had been battling lung cancer. Prior to the cancer diagnosis there were other health issues that caused her to become physically weak. She was a strong woman who battled things head on. In the neighborhood where she lived, she was a good neighbor. If anyone ever needed anything, she was one who could be counted on if she was feeling well enough. She will greatly be missed and her friends will always have “remember when” stories to share about her.

Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Frank McClatchie, and is survived by her mother, Mae McClatchie; her sisters, Donna Taggart and Nancy McClatchie and Rick, her significant other; and her brother, Don and his wife, Ellen McClatchie. Her surviving children are, son, Michael and his wife Lety McClatchie; daughter Amy and Brian Hawker; son, Robert Wilcoxson; and her two granddaughters, Cloe and Samantha Hawker.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Bob Lovejoy, BHS '66 (1948-2018)


Robert Harry Lovejoy
August 29, 1948 - July 7, 2018

Just received the sad news of the passing of Bob Lovejoy from his sister, Lynn (Lovejoy) Volgraff, BHS '65:

Bob passed away yesterday. He had massive stroke on Friday. I got to be with him and his family when they took him off life support and he passed away quickly. No pain. We are all in shock and now the real work will begin since he had 2 delis. the Three Pickles and the Pickle Room in Santa Barbara. He leaves wife Dawn, Son Clay and daughter Athena, along with 3 grandchildren.

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



Bob was well loved in his community and here are a few articles from the local Santa Barbara newspaper:

2016 Interview with Bob Lovejoy
https://www.independent.com/news/2016/jul/04/sb-questionnaire-bob-lovejoy/

2013 Article
https://www.independent.com/news/2013/oct/02/reincarnating-santa-barbaras-favorite-bar/

2009 Article
https://www.independent.com/news/2009/nov/04/where-theres-dill-theres-way/


A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...

Linda Silvas
Oh no. How sad. He was a great guy and classmate

George Frigerio
rip old friend

Anita Page
RIP.

Adele Bassett
RIP

Sam Rivero
RIP Bob. I just saw him for my birthday in May. I’m good friends with his Son.

George Colvin
Knew Bob and Lynn Lovejoy from Emerson Elementary days.

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh
RIPπŸ™

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner and Scott Bruckner
Oh no! We would stop at his deli in Santa Barbara

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP

Tammy Klinger
Another Bulldog.....😒 Prayers for the family πŸ™

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
Rest in peace

Ron Hagg
I have very fond memories of Bob. RIP, Bob.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
RIP Bobby!! His first wife was Debbie Brandon and they had 2 sons together. God Bless him 😒

Louise Good Hernandez
I had no idea, Annette Dinolfo Bennett. So sorry for the loss of Bob. May he Rest in Peace.

Mary Boriso Jordan
Rest in peace, Bob....Love and prayers to the family...Such a difficult time...God bless and keep you....❤️

Betsey Nash
What a great guy — wish Is known him as an adult. Love to his family.

Sara Marino Becaria
Prayers to Bob’s family πŸ™

Harold Maxham
Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Lovejoy family.

Dianne Postal-Simmons
Oh no he was my husband best friend so sad! I got married in 75 and for our honeymoon we spent the night at Bobbie and Debbie’s house and watch Graham being born!

Cathy Emmett Palmer
Sadly, Graham passed away in 2016 ☹️

Kenneth Clark
Sad! Haven't seen him and Debbie since the 70s. Always spread joy and happiness! Sincere condolences to his surviving family and friends!

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to all his family and friends. Fly with the Angels, Bob.

Bill Wright
RIP

Janine Wood-Bokman
Farewell 😒

Pat Bushman
My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace.

Jo Elaine Morton
Oh dear! RIP Bobby LovejoyπŸ™

Linda Hayes Murvin
RipπŸ™πŸ»

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Paul Kane
RIP Bob. I've known Bob since the 7th grade at John Muir.

Gary Holloway
Sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Definitely one of the good guys. RIP sir.

Paul Kane
Well said Gary. Bob was definitely one of the good guys.

Kathy Bice
RIP Bobby Lovejoy πŸ™πŸ»

Laura Unch
So sorry for your loss. I knew Bobby from school but my mother and his mother were dear friends and had gone to school together. Rip

Susan Landing-Phillips
Sorry for your loss...family of Bob.

Jennifer Dale Schatz
No... so sad. πŸ˜ͺ RIP Fellow Bulldog.

Bruce Fossler
I can still see a very young ....skinny....fun loving kid running around the gym field in way over sized shorts.

Bob was just very up lifting....fun to be around...I thought he was a young version of Ricky Nelson......

Short Story....a BULLY was picking on him and he was trying to make light of it. The Bully pushed Bob....just then this girl came flying in a hit the BULLY......THEN A GROUP OF GIRLS STARTED SCREAMING AT THE BULLY....HEY PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE.....Everybody loved this little skinny kid.....

I last saw Bob and DEBBIE BRANDON at the San Diego Zoo...Bob had grown into a man and we had a nice talk....

I hope that your life was good....your dreams realized.....

Another burbanker that made my childhood so wonderful.....R.I.P.

Penny Jonas Barth
Oh, I am so, so sorry. I know we are old enough for this to be happening, but I still see us as we were at good old Emerson Elementary! So sad. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Tess Severson
Such a sweet funny guy! RIP my friend

Barbara Zelenay Berry
Not liking this.. What a nice guy!.. RIP Bob!!

Steve Gullion
Instant Sadness....Memories from Grammar School on ...So long, Bob,,,


July 10, 2018 ARTICLE
https://www.independent.com/news/2018/jul/10/bob-lovejoy-dies/

Bob Lovejoy Dies

Bob Lovejoy, owner and cocreator of the Pickle Room and the Three Pickles sandwich shops, died last weekend after suffering either an aneurysm or massive stroke.

Born in 1947, Lovejoy got into the bar-and-restaurant business relatively late in life after a successful career as a contractor. In 2006, Lovejoy opened the first Three Pickles on East Canon Perdido Street at the site of the present day Handlebar coffee shop. At a time when local businesses are struggling to find a toehold, Lovejoy — who opened the shop with his son Clay — instantly attracted a loyal clientele of downtown workers, which has only expanded since.

Lovejoy’s true civic accomplishment, however, was the reincarnation of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, a signature downtown bar and restaurant located next door to the current Three Pickles. Lovejoy had long been a regular at Jimmy’s and managed to capture its essence and spirit — not to mention vibe and look — when he opened the Pickle Room in 2013.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ray Edwards Brown, BHS '47 (1929-2018)


RAY EDWARDS BROWN
JUNE 8, 1929 ~ JULY 4, 2018

Received this email today...
I’m sending this message for those of you that haven’t heard yet that Ray passed away early this evening, July 4, at home in Burbank, less than four weeks after his 89th birthday. I’ve known Ray since 1958 when I was six years old. Everyone who knew him was aware of the unique and very special man that he was his entire life. Now he has arrived HOME for eternity, with all problems and suffering in the past. Below is what Ray and Joyce’s middle son, Mark, wrote this evening about his dad’s passing.
Alan Landros
Romans 8:18

After a long illness, Ray Edwards "Pops" Brown passed away peacefully at home today at the age of 89, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind a lasting legacy of kindness, generosity, and devotion to the community that meant so much to him and all who had the privilege of knowing him during his lifetime.

A native son of Burbank, Ray attended Joaquin Miller Elementary, John Muir Junior High, and Burbank High School, Class of '47. Ray served his country proudly in the US Army and then ran a successful insurance agency until his retirement at the age of 80 in his beloved Burbank!

A devoted Christian, husband, father, and grandfather, "Pops" was, in every sense, "one-of-a-kind!!" He is survived by his wife of 68 years Joyce, sons Kent, Mark, and Brad, eight grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He's walking with the Lord now! Rest In Peace Pops!

SERVICES
Saturday, July 14, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. – Mortuary Visitation, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Mortuary
3:00 P.M. – Service, Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
4:45 P.M. – Reception after Services, Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Stephanie Solorio Earle, BHS '72 (1954-2018)


Stephanie Solorio Earle

Sad news from Susan Earle, BHS '70, "My sister-in-law Stephanie Solorio Earle graduated in the BHS class of 1972. Please pass along to her graduating classmates that year the news of her sudden and unexpected passing while she and her husband, Eddie (my brother), were visiting my 99 year old mother and me at our home in Decatur, Alabama."

Stephanie passed away on June 14, 2018, and was 63 years old.

Besides Susan, her mother and her husband, Eddie Earle, she is also survived by her own parents, her children, and her grandchildren.



From the Family...

"We are raising money to help with the expenses of the sudden passing of this beautiful lady. She was so full of life and love, gave of herself to all who knew her. She passed away out of state unexpectedly and her family needs finances to bring her home. The cost of transportation and additional expenses will be around 5K alone. Thank you for your generosity!"

Yvette Jose posted this:
"Here is the link to my moms Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/stephanie-earle-funeral-expenses"

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sharon McDowell Shepherd, BHS '64 (1946-2018)


Sharon McDowell Shepherd
March 13, 1946 - June 4, 2018

Today we received word that Sharon McDowell, sister of BHS '67 classmate, Kyle McDowell, passed away earlier this month.

Friend and classmate, Mary Brotsis Andersen, BHS '67, wrote that it was quite a shock as she had not been ill.

Sharon lived in Carpinteria, California.

Please keep family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace, Sharon...

A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS:

Peggy Skow Beliveau
Oh no.....πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Sharon.

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh
πŸ™πŸ’™

Penny Jonas Barth
Sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for her family and loved ones.

Pat Bushman
My prayers and condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.

Claudia Hoffman
This is so sad to hear. We were friends from Muir through Burbank High. She and I were paired up in Foods class in Muir and we laughed at our beginning cooking skills. What a pretty girl and very popular. πŸ˜ͺ

Lorraine Zensen
Another gone too soon 😒

Adele Bassett
RIP

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux
❤️❤️πŸ™πŸ™

Kenneth Clark
RIP and condolences to family & friends

Nadine Aguirre Lujan
RIP

Julie Guttridge
Totally remember Sharon & sister Kyle. I pray her passing was easy and she’s in the loving arms of our Jesus Christ πŸ™
Sad to see more & more of our classmates passing on. Prayers going up for Sharon’s family left behind.

Andrea Kaye Chua
So sorry 😞

Jolene Gable Firgens
Oh this is really sad news. I so loved Sharon. My thoughts & condolence to her family.

Tammy Klinger
WHAT????? Oh noooooo. What a beautiful friend, many tears, and prayers for her family!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

Harold Maxham
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. RIP Sharon.

Carrie Diaz Lathouwers
My condolences to o all her family and friends. RIP Sharon.

Martha Rios
RIP

Mary Boriso Jordan
Oh, dear....Rest in peace, dear Sharon...love and prayers to the family.

Cindy Collard
loving thoughts & prayers to all the family & friends R.I.P. Sharon <3

Grace Tabura Strong
Hard to believe. So sad. Love and prayers for her family and friends.
πŸ˜ͺπŸ™❤️πŸ™❤️πŸ™❤️

Sunny Singer
So sad. Thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family

Mickey DePalo
Rest In Peace, Sharon.

Karen Shield Smestad
So sorry to hear about Sharon.

Geno Munari
So sorry to hear this.

Darlene Culotta
What a shame. I remember her.

Dennis Wootton
I'm so sorry to hear about Sharon let her rest in peace and my condolences for the family

Leigh Hilt
Very sad to hear this news. Had a crush on her from 7th grade Art Class. She loved Carpinteria as did I...

Jean Parrinello-Longmore
So so sad. We were dear friends. RIP my sweet Sharon. ❤

Katie Sweeney Hightower
So sorry - such a nice person to be around - makes me so sad.

John and Pam Zipfel Kirkwood
Another sad loss from BHS '64

Thursday, June 14, 2018

BHS REUNIONS FOR 2018

BHS REUNIONS FOR 2018

The Class of 1973 will hold its 45th reunion on July 14 at the Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Course. For more information, contact Rich Morrison at mercur81@bellsouth.net.

The Class of 1998 will hold its 20th reunion on Aug. 4 at the Verdugo Bar. For more information, contact Remy Ramirez at https://www.facebook.com/events/1699397770123904/.

The Class of 1963 will hold its 55th reunion lunch on Sept. 15 at the Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Course. For more information, contact Carole Collins at carolecollins188@gmail.com

The Class of 1958 will hold its 60th reunion dinner on Sept. 15 at the Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Course. For more information, contact Marge Gould Harris at mharris@calpoly.edu.

UPDATE: The Class of 1967 Plus Friends Annual Reunion is FRIDAY SEPT 14 at DeBell's Canyon Grille,  Saturday Sept 15 at Bob's TL & Sunday Picnic at McCambridge Park. All are invited! More info here http://bhsclass67.blogspot.com/2018/06/bhs-class-67-annual-class-reunion-plus.html

The Class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion on Oct. 6 at the Angeles National Golf Club. For more information, contact burbankhigh1968@gmail.com.

The Class of 1978 - 40th ~ The Canyon Grille at Debell, 1500 E Walnut Ave, Burbank, CA 91501 October 6 ~ cost 65.00 prepay 75.00 at the door ~ contact email: bhsbulldogalumni@gmail.com

8th Annual Bhs-Jbhs Alumni is October 13, 2018 at DeBell - Contact Gilbert TobΓ³n
Reunion-@Debell    https://www.facebook.com/events/449744688818581/

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