Saturday, June 28, 2014

Douglas Michael Hunter, BHS 1976

Douglas Michael Hunter, BHS 1976 February 25, 1958 - April 17, 2014 Doug Hunter of Burbank passed away April 17, 2014. Born in Toronto Canada, Douglas grew up in Burbank, and after raising a family in Hemet, moved back to Burbank for the past 18 yrs. He worked for the Alexander Henry Co. as a machine operator for 17 yrs. Douglas is survived by his children Michael (Jaime), Crystal & Emily; Three Grandchildren, his mom Joann Hunter, five sisters Theresa Cotton, Linda Balding, Sharon Crane, Donna Ryan, & Paula Germann. He is preceded in death by his dad Doug Hunter, & sisters Maureen Larson, & Carolyn Uzzardo. Doug was an uncle to 39 nieces & nephews. He had a pure heart, a great sense of humor, was loving, generous, & a kind son, brother, father, uncle & friend to many.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jerry Robinson, BHS 1961

Jerry Robinson, BHS 1961 He passed away June 20, 2014 peacefully, after a major heart attack, which damaged his heart beyond repair...He had also had only one lung since the age of 6...He was a Christian and a family man...Loved working with cars and racing with cars. His wish was to have Linda drive his '55 Chevy and his son Todd, drive his '29 Model A roadster around the "Shady Side Dragway, North Carolina" at his memorial... He is survived by his Mother, Wife, Linda (of 32 years and BHS '64 grad), Sons Todd and Branden and Daughter Lee. God Bless the entire family...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Charles Herbert Vincent, BHS 1946

Charles Herbert Vincent February 2, 1928 - June 6, 2014 Charles Herbert Vincent, 86, of Burbank California passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 6, 2014. Herb was born in Hamilton Montana to Frank Seymour Vincent and Flossie Jewel (Pyle) Vincent. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1946 and married Velma Louise Boren on April 9, 1949 who he met on a blind date in 1947. During the Korean War he served in the Untied States Air Force with the 562nd United States Air Force Band at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia and George Air Force Base in Victorville, California. He played the tuba in the marching band and string bass in the dance band and was eventually promoted to Staff Sergeant. Herb was a member of Emmanuel Church for 60 years and a member of the Burbank Kiwanis Club for 44 years. He owned Vincent Realty and was a member of the planning commission for the City of Burbank in the 1980’s. Herb was a docent and board member of the Burbank Historical Society and for many years the editor of the Senior Bulldog Newsletter.
Herb is survived by his wife of 65 years, Velma Vincent; children Karen Bertholet and her husband, Reverend Dr. Rodney Bertholet of Clackamas, OR, Bob Vincent and Louanne Peterson, of Valencia, CA, Glenda Vincent of Burbank, CA, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Marge and brothers Frank, Donald and Darryl. In November 1993, Herb received a heart transplant and lived an additional 20 years with his new heart. He was well respected and loved by all who knew him. It was only fitting that Herb, a man with a great heart, was given a second chance at life by receiving a heart transplant. Services will be held at Emmanuel Church, 438 East Harvard Road, Burbank, California, on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Herb Vincent can be made to Emmanuel Church or the Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club c/o Dave Harris, Kiwanis Club Secretary, 2106 Hilton Drive, Burbank, California 91504

Monday, June 9, 2014

Manuel Lopez Ballesteros, Jr., BHS 1967

Manuel Lopez Ballesteros Jr. U.S. Veteran January 18, 1949 - May 2, 2014 In Loving Memory — Manuel L. Ballesteros Jr. Loving son, brother, father and friend, Manuel Lopez Ballesteros passed on to the hereafter on May 2, 2014 at his home in Payson, Ariz. as a result of a failed heart and other related complications, he was 65 years old. Born in Miami, Ariz. on Jan. 18, 1949 to Alice Soto Ballesteros and Manuel Lopez Ballesteros Sr. Manuel is survived by his mother, Alice S. Ballesteros; sisters, Sarah Guerrero, Theresa Benson and Genevieve Duarte; brother, Henry De Luna; children, Rose Marie Linquist, Richard Ballesteros, Tyrone Ballesteros, Antoinette Ramirez, Esperanza Ballesteros and Gabrielle Ballesteros. Also surviving him are his 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his many nieces and nephews, and his three dogs, Sheba, Yager and Bella. Manuel attended Burbank High School, shortly after he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War with the 1st cavalry infantry division. During his tour of service, Manuel received a Bronze Star with “V” device, Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge. Manuel was very proud of this country and his service to defend its freedom. Manuel leaves behind many family and friends who will miss him dearly. In celebration of Manuel’s life, a memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Philips Catholic Church in Payson, Ariz. Published in the Payson Roundup, Payson, AZ.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Michael Lawrence Carranza, BHS 1974

Michael Lawrence Carranza, BHS 1974 Orange County Register, The (Santa Ana, CA) - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 Michael L. Carranza, 44, of Laguna Woods, a pre-need counselor at Pacific View Memorial Park, died Feb. 24, 2001, of cancer. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach. Mother, Marie Spirer; sister, Carol Burchman; brother, Mario.