Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Steve Baio, BHS '70 (1951-2019)

August 16, 1951 – Chicago, Illinois ~ January 24, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

Full Obituary:

Thanks to Rich Morrison, BHS ‘73, for locating the obituary and related information for Steve Baio.

Alan Landros, BHS ‘70
August 27, 2019

Stephen Baio

1951 - 2019

Stephen Baio Obituary
Stephen Baio, beloved father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, died on January 24 in Las Vegas with his family by his side after a short battle with aggressive lymphoma. He was 67.

Stephen will be remembered for his unwavering love and devotion to his family and friends. Stephen was born on August 16, 1951 in Chicago and moved to Burbank in 1964. He attended Luther Burbank Junior High, Burbank High, and graduated from Burroughs in 1970.

(NOTE: He attended Burbank High for 10th, 11th and part of 12th grade.)

He studied stage design at Glendale College.Stephen married Toni Ann Celentano on February 15, 1975 in Burbank and they had a son, Andrew, in 1977. They divorced in 1981 and remained close friends until his death.

Stephen's career in the entertainment industry spans over three decades. During the 1980s, he worked as a stage production manager on the Sunset Strip, managing shows at the Whisky a Go-Go and The Roxy. Stephen also worked as part of the road crew for musical acts, touring with Los Lobos, Mr. Big, Rubber City Rebels, The Plimsouls, and The Rembrandts. He later worked as a production manager for Show Motion Design and oversaw projects for Disney, including the Indiana Jones Ride, and a laser maze game that took him to Japan. In 2003, he relocated to Las Vegas.

Stephen was respected and admired by all who knew and worked with him for his loyalty, passion, and sense of humor. He was dedicated to his family and treasured spending time with those he loved. He cherished and nurtured friendships from high school to the present and never forgot a holiday or life event. Friends say he had a heart of gold. He was most proud of his son and loved sharing stories of his accomplishments.

Stephen is survived by his mother, Teresa; son, Andrew and his wife, Ami; brother, Anthony; and grandson, Eliot.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Church at 133 N. 5th St. in Burbank. Stephen loved to camp and fish in the mountains and has requested his ashes be scattered over the High Sierras in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stephen's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Published in The Burbank Leader on Jan. 30, 2019


Brenda Rossie-soto
Rest in peace our deapest condolence

Susan Rudin
Very sorry to hear. Went to school with his brother, Anthony.

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
So sorry to hear we lost another classmate from our class.
Rest In Peace Steve. ❤️

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

Pat Bushman
So sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Steve.

Mike Signorelli
I'm sad to hear this news...Steve was one of the nicest guys I've ever known! I met Steve when I was about 14 or. 15 we became friends and worked together at Gelsons market on the corner of Hollywood way and Victory we were box boys! He got me the job …See More

Krenn Scott
Mike Signorelli, what a nice tribute! Rest in Peace, Steve.

Annette Dinolfo Bennett

Kathleen Wyatt Richardson

Kathy Bice

Judy Torres

Nancy Fischer

Deb Helsley Bush
Rest In Peace 😢

Steven Severeid

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Marcy Mason Green
RIP :(

Patricia Sorley

Michael Ruiz

Rick Farris
I remember him well, I can see his smile. Sorry to hear of his passing, but he's on to a new adventure.

Sue Basile

Nick Liosis
Memory Eternal 🙏🙏🙏

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Leeand Wade Thomas, BHS '70 (1952-2019)

August 8, 1952 – Pennsylvania  ~  June 6, 2019 – Washington

Leeand Wade Thomas was born in Pennsylvania on August 8, 1952.  He was always known as “Lee,” and sometimes when he was young he was known as “Leland.”  He grew up in Burbank the third of eight children in the Thomas family, who lived at 1021 E. Magnolia.  The eight siblings were Linda, John, Lee, May, Mil, Ray, Patrick, and Howard.  Lee’s older brother, John Thomas – BHS ‘68, passed away several years ago.  John’s widow, Sallie Shelton Thomas, is also BHS ‘68.

Lee Thomas had lived in Stanwood, Washington for many years.  He worked for Boeing, and had retired just a couple of years ago.  On June 4, 2019 Lee was having a heart procedure to use a stent, and he had a massive heart attack at that time.  He passed away two days later on June 6, 2019.

Leeand Wade Thomas is survived by his wife, Linda, his son, Justin, a stepson and his family and grandchildren.

Alan Landros, BHS ‘70
August 25, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Kathryn (O'Brien) Galloway, BHS ‘47, Passed August 24, 2019

"Our Mom, Kathryn (O'Brien) Galloway, took her last breath this morning. Class of 1947. She is no longer in any pain and is at peace. The date of the funeral services are still pending."
Posted today, August 24, 2019, by Kamana'o Dennis Galloway

RIP Kathryn.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Jeff Paul (J.P.), BHS '64 (1945-2019)

Jeffrey Lynn Paul
Santa Paula, California
Oct 25, 1945 – Aug 14, 2019
Skillin-Carroll Mortuary Obituary

"My Dad Jeff Paul (J.P.) (Baskin Inthesun) Class of 1964 passed away August 14,2019 at his home in Santa Paula CA."
Posted on Facebook today, August 21, 2019, by daughter, Tamara Lee Paul

RIP Jeff.

Brenda Balogh Leicht
I’m so sorry for your loss

Anna Houston
So sorry for your loss. (Great looking “kid” 🥰).

Donald Matthews
I’m so sorry. I played junior league ball with Jeff. Super guy with a great sense of humor! RIP, my friend.

Bruce Fossler
I remember him...very nice person...great smile.
Sorry to hear of his passing....R.I.P.

Debbie Torres Brey Bennett

Gina Ferguson
Sorry for your loss

Harold Maxham
RIP Jeff. Knew Jeff growing up. year behind me from grade school through High school. Yes he did play baseball at Burbank and was a good player. Sorry to hear about your loss.

Pat Bushman
So sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to you and your family.

William Paul
Our deepest sympathy Tamara for your big loss!

Dale Levine
I'm sorry for your loss.

Ryan Vdk Buchanan
Inspiring Smile Mr.Paul!

Mary Lou Struck Shelton
So sorry for your loss- very nice guy

Sue Burnette
So sorry for your loss.

Susan Anderson Huggitt
Your dad was my very first boyfriend. I was a sophomore and he was a senior. So sorry for your loss. Jeff was a kind gentle man. RIP

Toni L. Wilkes
Susan I knew I remembered him. He was a gem.

Tamara Lee Paul
Susan Anderson Huggitt, he married a Susan and was married for 49 years.

Alan Landros
Tamara Lee Paul I was at your parent's wedding in 1970 in Glendale. I knew your grandparents, Chet and Margaret, and your great-grandmother, Bertha (loved Bertha!). I've always been in touch with Bill and Lois, and we've lived near each other since they moved here in 2004, (lived very near them in Burbank, too!).. So very sorry to learn this news of your dad's passing, I'm so sad for all of you. God's blessings to all of you during this sad time in your lives. (I'm BHS '70. I remember your mother since I was VERY young!)

Sharon Anderson McEntire
RIP Jeff.. 😥

Pam Kirkwood
Oh no...Jon and I are so very sad...Jeff was my first date in high school. He and Jon both took aviation classes together at Glendale City College. We were always going to meet with him and his wife for dinner up in Santa Paula...just never did. So glad we got to chat with them at our 50th Reunion 5 years ago...Rest in Peace, Dear Bulldog Friend...Pam and Jon Kirkwood BHS '64

Rocco F Paolone
So sorry for your loss, Tamara. My condolences to you and your family.

Patricia Sorley
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your father Tamara. We were in the same class, he was a very nice person & quite handsome. There was a goodness in him.

Mary Boriso Jordan
So very sorry to hear to the in peace, Jeff..❤️
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Bonnie Cullen Livingston
My husband and I both knew and liked your dad when we were all at BHS. He was so nice and friendly to everyone. So sorry for your loss of your sweet dad.

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Jennifer Nutt
So sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family

Ellie Nicole
Hugs. Sorry for your loss Tamara.

Alice Ford
Praying for comfort for family

Cindy Lamas Lloyd
My heart and prayers to the Paul Family. "Uncle" Jeff was a great man and loved his family unconditionally and will be missed.

Guy Gingell
I knew you Dad. Very good person and great friend. My condolences.

Chris Minassian
So sorry for your loss Tamara, to you and your family

William Paul
Will miss you dear brother, just knowing you were there to email and know you and family were doing well. My heart, love and prayers to all the family. 💝💝See you in heaven one of these days my dear brother. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Ken Paul
Sending my condolences

Katie Sweeney Hightower
Nice, nice person. So sorry for your family.

Virginia Hamilton
Tamara, I'm so sorry to hear the loss of your Dad. My condolences go out to the family and friends.
RIP. 🙏

Cory Oreo Butler
My condolences to you and your family 🙏🏽

Judy Sturm Seay
So sorry for your loss.

Cathy Brown
So sorry to the family.

Allana Schwarz

Cindy McDaniel Herrin
Tamara, so sorry..
My sincere condolences to all who loved him!♥️🙏

Jay Walker
Deeply saddened by your great loss. Class’49

Grace Tabura Strong
I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff was such a nice person.

Debbie Blatnik Roberson
So sorry for your loss 😢❤️

Julie Letts
Will miss my Uncle. So many wonderful memories as a child. Peace and comfort for Aunt Sue, Tamara and Brian. Also for my Dad, Bill and Uncle Gary. 🙏🏻😩

Bobbi Baldaseroni
My Deepest Condolences to the friends and family. RIP

Nancy McNamara Zambrana
My deepest sympathy to you & your family. May he Rest In Peace.

Kari Holmquist
Sorry for your loss. My mother, Susan Bush, was also class of 1964.

Mary Lou Johnson Anderson
I remember knowing Jeff during elementary school. Do you see him in the back row, one in on the right? I remember him being nice to me. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Chuck Blais
Didn't know Jeff well. It is always sad to lose a Class of 64 classmate!

Katie D Mellon-Edwards
Sorry to hear. Hugs to you and your family. 💕

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Linda Still, BHS '61, Passed in 2004

Linda Still

"Linda passed in 2004. She died of respiratory failure. We had a lovely funeral at the First Presbyterian church in Burbank. She was cremated."
Laurie Still Dressler, BHS '67, sister of Linda.

Linda and Laurie's father, LaVerne Still, was also a graduate of Burbank High, Class 1931.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Jimmy Hernandez, BHS '81 (1963-2019)

James David Hernandez
September 17, 1963 – August 14, 2019
Valley Funeral Home

John Newberry posted these photos and this note on Facebook today:
"Class of 1981, We lost another friend Thursday. Jim (Jimmy) Hernandez. From Franklin Elementary to BHS he was always there for me. RIP Brother!"

A few Facebook comments:

Kim Correia Dettman
Ran cross country with him.

Cathy Christopher-Negron
Rip jimmy

Ron Caruso
Oh no, me too. Please post any details of the service.

Tim Lapp
RIP Jimmy

Rich Martin
So sorry to hear, remember him from BHS...RIP

Dan Davis
RIP Bulldog...

Tom Moriarty
So sorry to hear about Jimmy!

Chuck Asher
RIP Jimmy. I dont know if I have meet a nicer guy.

Scott Howard-Cooper
Will always remember a great guy with a big sense of humor who enjoyed just being around people. My condolences to his family.

Steve Wilson
RIP Jimmy

Jeff Dettmann
Rest in peace Jim

Joan Kieffer Giuliano
We ran on the BHS teams. Rest In Peace Jimmy!

Friday, August 9, 2019

2002 Photos of BHS Demolition

Recently on Facebook Ramiro Quinonez posted the following photos of the 2002 demolition of our Burbank High School.

Photos by Mike McDaniel.
More pics here:


Here are photos of the building in 1960 and then today...

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Elisa Susan Levine Krute, BHS '61 (1943-2009)

Elisa Susan Levine Krute
12 Aug 1943, New York - 13 Apr 2009, Oceanside, CA

Today, Larry posted this on Facebook... 
RIP Elisa

ELISA LEVINE (KRUTE) – BHS CLASS OF 1961 – Two-time breast cancer patient.My youngest sister would have been 77 this month.

Elisa was preceded in death by her sister Myrna, father Peter Levine, mother Norma Levine, and ex-husband Michael Krute. She is survived by her brother Larry Levine, sons David and Bryan Krute, and grandchildren Cassidy, Justin and Nathan Krute.

She is one of the reasons why all profits from sale of my book Cooking for a Beautiful Woman, a food memoir, are going to breast cancer and leukemia research. Learn more at

Larry Levine – BHS Class of W’57