Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Robert Harry Lovejoy, BHS 1966

Robert Harry Lovejoy

August 29, 1948 - July 7, 2018

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 1949, 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.



Friday, July 6, 2018

Deborah Ann Loccia Addison, BHS 1973

Deborah Ann Loccia-Addison, 62, passed away on December 9, 2017 in Palm Desert after battling an assortment of health issues, including cancer and congenital heart failure. 

A loving mother, wife, and grandmother, she is survived by her husband Kevin, her two sons, John and Brian, her daughter Deanna, and her two grandchildren, Wyatt and Evan. 

A memorial service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi in La Quinta on January 19; the rosary will be at 9:30 AM followed by services at 10 AM.

For those wishing to donate to help fund her services, contact her son Brian Addison at brian.addison@gmail.com


Published in The Desert Sun on Jan. 17, 2018

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Deborah Ann Loccia Addison was always a force to be reckoned with: fiercely intelligent, defiantly independent, inspirationally (and frustratingly) challenging, Debbie had an effect on everyone who met her. Despite the length of time that had passed or the briefness of the relationships she held with hundreds, she maintained a connection with every person she loved and cared for. From the old high school friends of her children to her own high school friends… From the coworkers of her husband to the caregivers of her neighbors… From God to her grandchildren, Debbie assured her world of friends and family that they were never forgotten, lost, or not loved.

With the loss of Debbie’s mother and father, Natalino and Mary Loccia, she battled with what many folks battle with when losing loved ones: depression, a sense of loss, and a debilitating loss of health. 

At the age of 62, shortly after battling everything from heart issues to breast cancer, Debbie was taken into God’s care so she could offer her services to those in heaven.

Her husband, Kevin, was her rock—and through her many struggles, maintained her comfort and sense of identity while her body slowly debilitated, all the while supporting her emotionally, financially, and physically.

During this time, we are doing our best to assure that her arrangements as she descends into the afterlife are what she deserves. Given the financial constraints being undertaken by her husband and family—this includes everything from cremation services and funeral plans to flowers and travel arrangements for her immediate family—we are depending on those who knew and loved her best to contribute what they can. Any and all donations, handled by her sons and husband, are not only appreciated but essential in assuring that her passing is done with respect and love.

From her Go Fund Me Page

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mary Mozelle Dugger Bernier, BHS 1964

She had battled cancer. Mary worked at AT&T for over 50 years.
She was loved by her family and by all who knew her.
She was a graduate of the Burbank High School Class of '64.
Such a sweet person...
You will be missed, Mary. God Bless You and your Family.

OBITUARY
Mary Mozelle Bernier
JANUARY 14, 1947 – JULY 7, 2017
A memorial service will be schedule at a future time, this tribute page will be updated with that information. Thank you for all your heart felt love and support during this time.
Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.

Memories left for Mary:

Blizard W.
July 28, 2017

Mary showed us the true essence of loving ur neighbor when she was always there to lend a helping hand. (Mt. 22:39). My prayers are with your family the our Almighty Heavenly Father of tender mercies grant the strength and comfort you need during these difficult moments.

Dorothy Cirigliano
July 28, 2017

Mary was and is the BEST! I am sure she has already found her place in heaven...helping, teaching, and getting things done, always using humor to help the medicine go down! :o) She was an amazing women, who shared and helped with every ounce of energy she had, and then some more! I will miss her so much! Thank you Mary for all that you did everyday of your life! God Bless You! Dorothy

Laurie Miller
July 27, 2017

Mary has been such an influence for so many at Pacific Bell/SBC/AT&T. I met her over 20 years ago, asking for her help on an electronics inventory project during the first time PB pursued video delivery. We have worked together on many endeavors since. She possessed utmost integrity (tho knew how to bend the rules safely) and passion for getting things done no nonsense. She had extraordinary customer focus and could always just figure out how make things work - smart woman! She always had time for you and was ready to collaborate on anything. I think many of Mary's AT&T colleagues were unaware of her illness, so we're still processing the shock and deep sadness. Just reinforces her selflessness and love for others, but we are so sorry we weren't there for her, as she was always for us. But I do know there will be many times ahead when her name will be recalled in some circumstance to remind us how we should act and be. Miss you and love you, Mary. Deepest sympathies to the Bernier and extended family and friends.

Robert Knight
July 27, 2017

Throughout our lives, we are often touched by people who, inspire us, encourage us, challenge us and help us to becoke the best person we can be. Mary did all of that for many of us. Though she may be physically gone, her presense will remain with us forever.

Liz Wood
July 23, 2017

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Mary was a generous person and an outstanding manager. She was my customer first, but we became friends. Mary was very philanthropic, supporting many different organizations. We have lost a wonderful person. My heart goes out to John and the extended Bernier family.

Angela Jackson
July 18, 2017

My condolences to the Bernier family, I was saddened to hear about Mary. I never had the pleasure to actually meet her, I work in the dispatch dept. in Dallas, TX. I did however have many conversations on the phone with her when I had to call her, she always had me laughing before our conversations ended. It was a pleasure knowing her and she will be greatly missed. I will keep the family in my prayers.

Brian Hamel
July 18, 2017

Mary was always generous with her knowledge, willingly sharing it with me any time I ever asked. I enjoyed speaking with her at the Andrita Street Garage whenever I saw her. She was a straight talker, willing to help, and will be missed very much. My heartfelt thoughts with her family.

Stephen Berkley
July 17, 2017

I first met Mary in the '80s, when she became our group's 2nd Level. I remember that bubbly personality and her asking if I would represent non-management on a District-wide project. It was the start of major leadership development for me. Years later she would be instrumental in my career again, as I was promoted to be her counterpart in the Orange/Riverside C&E, managing the DSEE group. The new supervisor I was, she committed to me and my group's success by spending time with me and sharing information. I will never forget. Mary, you are the epitome of what our company represents and will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.


Karen Wilson
July 17, 2017

Mary Bernier was an ICON. I worked with her the last 20+ years of my career. She was always inclusive. I particularly remember her having access to the Governor's Women's Conference in Long Beach and making sure that many of us engineers were able to attend. She could make equipment appear as if by magic when there was a "hot Job"! Mary was a wealth of knowledge, and was always willing to go the extra mile. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.
May she rest in peace.

Karen Wilson

Betty Baummer
July 16, 2017

I am sadden by the news of Mary's passing. I hadn't heard that she was ill. My heart and prayers go to her family.





Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Rev. Dr. Marilyn Banks Batchelder, BHS 1948

The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Banks Batchelder

The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Banks Batchelder died on August 5, 2018 from heart failure. She was 87. Marilyn was a pastoral psychotherapist, a social activist, a beloved elementary and high school teacher, an author, and a national junior badminton champion. 

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard (Dick) Batchelder, their four children and five grandchildren. She brought a brilliant mind, a strong ethical sense, and a love of life to everything she did. 

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 2 at 3 PM at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey.



Thursday, June 28, 2018

Barbara S. Williams, BHS 1949

Barbara S. Williams, BHS 1949 

June 23, 1930 - March 8, 2018 

Born in Hollywood, California, and eventually spent many years in Italy before returning home. She leaves behind her loving niece, Lynn Elliot and many, many friends who will always remember her with love. She will be missed.

Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2018





Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Eugene Claude Tripp, BHS 1948

Eugene Claude Tripp
1930 - 2018

Eugene Claude Tripp died on February 8, 2018, after spending six weeks in a Long Beach hospital valiantly trying to fight a number of different infections. He is preceded in death by his three wives, Margie Tripp, Dorothy Hester Tripp and Mavis Griffiths Tripp. He is survived by his three daughters, Jean Ancell, Jayne Tripp and Paula Tripp Victor; four grandsons, Lance and Clint Ancell and Josh and Joe Tripp; and five great-grandchildren, Daisy, Lilly, Tripptin, Reiden and Piper; and sister, May Louise Nay.

Gene (or Chub as he is fondly remembered by family and childhood friends) was born on November 17, 1930 in Lincoln, Nebraska but moved to Burbank at age 6 where he grew up. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and then attended and proudly graduated from the University of Southern of California with a B.S. and M.S in Geology. His early years of marriage to Margie were spent in Bakersfield where he worked for Texaco exploring for oil in the Central Valley. Exploration of oil in Alaska led him to Anchorage for 2 1/2 years and then back to California. Gene and Margie retired in 1996 and moved to their dream home on a hill in Morro Bay where they enjoyed their beautiful ocean view.


Gene was among the best fast-pitch softball catchers and most family vacations in the early years were spent camping between stops along the softball tournament circuit. Politics and involvement in community affairs were passions of his, later to be superseded by his commitment to his faith and local church. He was also an avid sports fan (loving his Trojans and Dodgers), enjoyed and was quite good at almost any game of cards, and loved to just get in the car and drive and see the world. Most of all, he was passionate about his family and friends and cherished moments with them, whether just watching a game together, playing a game of cribbage, canasta or Mexican train dominoes, or just being with them.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on March 10, 2018 at 11 AM at the El Morro Church of the Nazarene, located at 1480 Santa Ysabel Avenue in Los Osos. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at https://alz.org/ or the ALS Association at www.als.org.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 15, 2018

Martin Peter Arribi, BHS 1964

Martin Peter Arribi, BHS 1964

Martin Peter Arribi

Pam Kirkwood received a call last night May 31, 2018 from Gigi his wife that Martin passed at 6:30 pm Quebec time of an apparent heart attack. No other details at this time.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Frank G. Murphy, BHS 1954

Frank G. Murphy, age 81, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. He was born January 31, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio to Francis G. and Elizabeth M. Murphy.

Frank graduated from Burbank High in 1954 and from Valley Jr. College with an AA degree in 1958. He married Aida Corona who he met in the first grade. Frank served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He had lived in Cleveland, Ohio, Burbank, California, Sunland, California, Grants Pass, Oregon, and for the past 10 years in Sutherlin, Oregon.

Frank worked as a Claims Adjuster for various companies for 13 years, a salesman for Sears for seven years, a driver and warehouseman for Gold River Distributors until he retired in 1998. He was a member of the Grants Pass Elks and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sutherlin. Frank enjoyed playing chess, working Sudoku puzzles, watching football, camping, hiking and traveling in the RV.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Aida Murphy of Sutherlin, Oregon; sons, Anthony Murphy and his wife Christine of Winchester, Tennessee, and Matthew Murphy of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; sister, Mary Murphy of Sutherlin, Oregon; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Private cremation rites have been held. A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Graveside services with military honors will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Roseburg National Cemetery. Father Manuel Compos will officiate. Please visit www.sutherlinchapeloftherosesfh.com to leave the family fond memories and condolences.

News-Review  Sep 22, 2017, Roseburg, OR

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stanley Winetrobe, BHS 1971

WINETROBE, Stan 64, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, from complications due to leukemia. Stan, a die-hard USC Trojan fan, whose brain was filled with all sorts of trivia, loved his wife, Dana, and daughters, Hailey and Carly, possibly even more than USC. 

Stan, a retired engineer, enjoyed photography, volunteering in his community, and watching football with his family. 

Stan is also survived by his brother, Jamie (Melanie); nephew, Alec (Lizzie); brother-in-law, Kevin (Terri); niece, Taylor; nephew, Colin; and numerous friends. 

Services will be at VISTOSO FUNERAL HOME, Oro Valley, on  Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  In keeping with Stan's love of USC, you are invited to wear any Trojan attire or colors (Cardinal and Gold) to his services. Donations to honor Stan's memory and his love of community may be made to IRHS Project Graduation, at irhsprojectgraduation.com, recognizing his collaboration with the Oro Valley Police Department.


Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 9, 2018

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Oro Valley community says ‘goodbye’ to Stan Winetrobe, one of its most valued 
residents

Danyelle Khmara Jan 16, 2018, TucsonLocalMedia.com


The irony of Stan Winetrobe’s obituary is he would have preferred to write it himself. Journalism, and a love of grammar, were just a couple of Stan’s skills, but there were many.

A beloved Oro Valley resident, husband, father, friend and die-hard USC Trojan fan, Stan died from complications due to leukemia on Jan. 7.

He moved to Oro Valley with his wife, Dana, and two daughters, Hailey and Carly, and quickly became an indispensable member of the community, with a hand in numerous projects and a photograph of just about everyone.

Oro Valley Councilmember Mary Snider, who’s been friends with Stan since 2004, called him the “White House photographer” of the town. His daughters both attended Ironwood Ridge High School, and in 2002, Stan began documenting school events—not just taking pictures of his own kids, but catching meaningful moments in the lives of many families, and sharing those photos with the community.

“He would volunteer his help, his provocative thinking and his camera,” Snider said.

A hand in many Oro Valley events, Stan was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2015. He tutored math at IRHS. And he documented local high school athletic events, and he took a ton of photos at IRHS Project Graduation. A program transplanted to Oro Valley by Snider, Project Graduation provides a safe, all-night hang out for about 1,200 kids from three local high schools on graduation night.

Snider remembers Stan showing up at the monthly planning meetings with a “dinner box.” He came straight from work, but wasn’t going to let a little thing like needing to eat get in the way. He would sit there with his dinner, listen and ask the most thought-provoking questions, Snider said.

“And as a result, we created a better project,” she said. “These are the kinds of thoughtful, consultative projects he did throughout the community.”

Stan was raised in San Fernando Valley, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s in Applied Mechanics. He worked 35 years as an aerospace engineer in defense contracting, first at Hughes Aircraft Company, in Los Angeles, then at Raytheon, in Tucson. He retired in 2011.

Stan and Dana got married (despite her being a UCLA graduate) in 1979. They met on a blind date in ‘76. An hour into their date, Dana’s brother showed up, and the two men spent the rest of the evening talking sports.

“And I’m like, ‘Hello, I’m here,’” Dana said, recalling the story at Stan’s memorial, on Jan. 10, at Vistoso Funeral Home. “So they bonded on sports right away, and I knew Stan was a keeper.”

He and Dana moved their family to Oro Valley in June, 1994 for the small town feel, safety and good schools, after loads of research, in true Winetrobe fashion.

Stan’s community contributions didn’t stop with local high schools and sporting events. He also made huge contributions to the Oro Valley Police Department. He went through the Oro Valley Police Citizens Academy and became head of the Oro Valley Police Alumni Association, programs and groups that educate and enhance relations between the community and OVPD. He also sat on the OVPD chief advisory board.

When the Ford Crown Vics were retired as the official OVPD vehicles, Stan did an in-depth study and determined the best replacement was the more durable Tahoe. His research was later referenced in the adoption of Tahoes in police forces in the state of New York and in Ontario, Canada, according to OVPD Police Chief Daniel Sharp. 

With Stan’s engineering background and analytical mind, he was the logical person to advise the force on what cars they should get, said OVPD Commander Kara Riley.

“He was so detail oriented, never missed anything,” she said.

Stan was at every event the department was involved in. Everyone knew him, and he always offered his compelling feedback and perspective.

“He made me a better leader,” Riley said. “He just made me a better person.”

Stan was the photographer for Shop with a Cop, the Citizens Academy, OVPD promotions and the Oro Valley Holiday Parade. He also volunteered at National Night Out, a family-oriented crime and drug prevention event.

He was “keeper of the photos,” Riley said. And at the end of every event, he sent her photos to use on social media and flyers. Stan was quiet and humble, and when he spoke, you knew it was going to be important, Riley said. 

Snider said Stan believed everybody has a responsibility to be involved in their community, and he didn’t skimp on his beliefs. His impact was very broad, as was reflected in the turnout at his memorial.

Over 200 people filled the seats in the Vistoso Funeral Home chapel, while others stood in the back, spilling out into the hall. Many wore the gold and cardinal colors of USC. Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath, town council members and the chief of police were just a few of Stan’s many friends in attendance.

The OVPD Honor Guard solemnly stood next to the urn, as Stan’s longtime friend and work colleague Eric Borg addressed the congregation.

“Stan was truly a dedicated husband, father and friend,” he said. “Our lives have all been impacted by his love, concern and willingness to make others’ lives better.”

His two grown daughters gave speeches about their father, which inspired a lot of tears and a lot of laughter, in equal amounts. 

Carly, 27, remembered her dad’s love of telling stories of his youth—often the same stories over and over again—like when he added a coat of paint to his dad’s car, or the time he surprised his mom by injecting the lemons growing in their backyard with blue food coloring.

Stan could always answer his daughters’ questions, whether they were about the solar system or car problems.

“My dad loved my mom, my sister and me so much, but his first love was USC Trojan football, and you never forget your first love,” Carly said.

She joked about her dad being a Type A personality.

“He was funny, hard working and like every true Type A person, just a little uptight,” she said. “My dad had a big heart. He was caring, supportive and liked helping others, except maybe when it came to helping me with my math homework. At least one of us would always end up crying.”

Stan’s older daughter Hailey talked about how lucky she felt to have grown up in such a close and goofy family and about the last time she was with her dad, just the two of them, at a Trojan game in November.

“Naturally, there was a lot of frustration at the horrible play calling and stupid penalties,” Hailey said to knowing laughter. “But our Trojans pulled through and gave you a win for what would end up being your last SC game.”

Stan’s wife, family, many longtime friends and coworkers followed Stan’s daughters at the podium, sharing memories and jokes about Stan and what he meant in their lives.

“You’ve made an impact, a significant impact, in every community you’ve touched through your smarts, care, photography and dad jokes,” Hailey said. “I wish you could be here to see it. There’ll now be an empty chair at the dinner table, a blank space in our family photos and an empty seat at the coliseum.”




Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jerry Wade Clark, BHS 1967

Jerry W Clark

After five years of struggling with colon cancer and dementia, Jerry Clark passed away on June 2, 2018, at the age of 69. While Jerry was born in Glendale, CA and raised in Burbank, CA by his parents, Clifford and Gertrude Clark, Jerry’s heart was always in Carson Valley, having been a Douglas County resident since 1974.

Jerry is survived by his high school sweetheart of 4 years and wife of 47 years, Teri Clark. Jerry raised two sons here in Carson Valley, Wade and Nicholas Clark. He was the kind of father who taught his boys how to camp, hunt, fish, play football, baseball, and whatever other sport they decided to pursue. If Jerry wasn’t coaching or assistant coaching, he was at every event cheering on his sons.

Jerry was the owner/technician of Clark Dental Lab for over 30 years and passed on the principled work ethics to his sons that had been passed on to him by his father.

Jerry loved tying flies and making the poles, woodworking, and was an Open Water PADI SCUBA instructor. 

At Jerry’s request, no services will be held, rather he requested you send comfort to Teri and Wade by sending memories/stories whether the stories make them laugh or cry.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to “Reno Police Foundation” with “Dedicated to Hashimoto Widows and Orphans Fund” as the memo; The community Foundation of Western Nevada, 50 Washington St. #300, Reno, NV 89503 as Jerry’s and Teri’s son, Sgt. Wade Clark works for The Reno Police Department or to Tahoe Youth and Family Services to continue the fight against substance abuse so other families might not lose a child to substance abuse as did the Clark family when they lost Nicholas.