Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Jackie Gable Troutman, BHS '57 (1939-2018)

In loving memory of my sister, Jackie Gable Troutman
BHS Class 1957

Jodi Gable Firgens posted on May 30, 2018, this sad notice regarding her older sister...
"With a very heavy heart, my sister, Jackie, passed away last night in her sleep. She had been sick a long time. Go with the angels sister-dear."

Photos of Jackie posted by Jodi...
"My sister Jackie from her 1957 Yearbook. RIP"

Thursday, May 17, 2018

BHS Class '73 45th Reunion is July 14, 2018

BHS Class of 73 is holding our 45th reunion on July 14, 2018. Please pass the word to your friends, neighbors and siblings who are our classmates.

To RSVP, contact Joyce at (818) 384-6817 or

Class Website

Senior photos

Warren Bennett Newman, BHS Winter '52 (1934-2018)

Warren Bennett Newman

We are sad to report the passing of our dear friend and former teacher to many, Warren Bennett Newman. Warren had been suffering from several health issues for the past couple of years and passed away on May 5, 2018. He was born in 1934. Warren graduated from Burbank High School in the Winter of 1952.

Warren was a passionate educator and lover of the Arts. He began his teaching career at Horace Mann Elementary School, first as a Student Teacher and taught his first very own class in the Fall of 1956. Many BHS students from the 1962-1965 filled his classes those first few years at Horace Mann. Those first students would always remain special to him throughout his life...they were "his kids"...Many years later, he reconnected with many of his early students and hosted several parties at his home, where they were invited as guests.

Warren rose through the ranks in the Burbank Unified School District. He furthered his education, earning two Masters degrees and his Doctorate. He was eventually the Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent in the South Pasadena School District. He taught at several colleges and universities, including USC. Warren spent 3 years in Washington D.C. working for the National Endowment of the Arts. He and his wife of 55 years, Sheila, traveled extensively advocating and consulting for the Arts.

Warren is survived by his wife and all of his friends and students who loved him and will be forever remembered by all of us whose lives he impacted and in many cases, changed for the better. Warren was a loyal BHS Alum and was a regular attendee at the Senior Bulldog Luncheons for many years...Bon Voyage, Warren.

Submitted by: Pam and Jon Kirkwood BHS '64

Monday, May 14, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Valerie Elaine Pyros Jenkins, BHS '71 (1953-2018)

August 20, 1953 ~ May 9, 2018

Sad news from Debbie Blatnik Roberson, BHS ‘70

Debbie spoke to Val’s dad, Bill Pyros, and this is what he told her. Val passed away on Wednesday at 1:30.

She had gone to a wedding two weeks earlier and was doing great. After that she woke up screaming and couldn’t breathe.

Immediately Mark got her to St. Joseph’s. She suffered a stroke and cardiac arrest.

She was not responsive and passed away on May 9th from a blood clot in the lung.

Valerie grew up at 1015 Groton Drive in Burbank and in high school was a banner carrier and a drill team leader. She lived with her husband in Burbank.

Among the family that survives her are her husband, Mark Jenkins, her 90 year old father, Bill Pyros, of Burbank, and her younger brother, Roy Pyros, BHS ‘75, also of Burbank, and his family.

Per Valerie’s wishes, there will be no services for her.

Alan Landros, BHS ‘70
May 12, 2018

Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.


Tammy Klinger
Another Bulldog Angel..... prayers for the family!

Jennifer Todd
Really nice girl. So sad💗

Judy Sturm Seay
I am so sorry to hear this, prayers for her family.

Adele Bassett
So sad. RIP

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

Martha Rios
Blessings to the family in should a hard time

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
So sorry to hear this news. She was a very sweet person. God bless you Val ❤️

Kathleen Wyatt Richardson
So sad, grew up with Valerie on Groton... RIP

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

Vicki Herrin Fields
So young. Rest in Peace.

Ann Rickard
Such a sweet familiar face. Many blessings always Val!

Mike Signorelli
May God bless her and her family...RIP

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
So sad I knew her parents. RIP

Dennis Wootton
Rest in peace!

Pam Wright Peterson
So sorry to hear this! 😕 We were banner carriers together... RIP Val- gone too soon.

Sandy Talamantes
So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends...

Jeanette Alexander
God bless all family and friends. Prayers!

Anthy Hellmers
Many prayers for Mr Pyros, Roy and Mark. Memory eternal.

Michael Ruiz
How sad, I've known her since elementary school, R.I.P. Val....

Anita Page
RIP sweet lady.

Doug Atzei
I can't help from noticing the older I get the more I hear about friends leaving this world, but on another note, I guess I'm ready to see what's on the other side. This world is starting to get too crazy for me. Peace and comfort to all who has lost loved ones! 🌹 💕 🙏🏽

Bruce Smentek
So very sad to hear. I remember her from BHS I was a sophomore. I didn’t know her. I knew Roy growing up across from the Flavin’s.
These are the hard ones to understand. It just goes to show you as tough and as unique our bodies are, they are also very complex and fragile at the same time.
Live and enjoy life at its fullest everyday.
R.I.P. Valerie. Heartfelt sympathy to the family.