Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dennis Alan Seifert , BHS 1975

On Wednesday morning, December 2, 2015 Dennis Alan Seifert passed away peacefully from this life in his sleep surrounded by his devoted little companion and his husband Howard Hawley. Dennis has been a resident of Corona for 27 years. He was born in Burbank California where he grew up and attended school graduating from Burbank High School in 1975. ............Dennis was an accomplished organist having studied this part of music for several years in junior high school and continuing on in high school. He was the relief organist for Burbank Community Church and continued on as relief organist for several other churches including the Metropolitan Community Church where he became friends with its founder Troy Perry. Dennis’s father and Grandfather were involved with the Seifert roofing company in Glendale for many years. After high school Dennis worked for the city of Los Angeles for a short while then enrolled in Cal Poly University in Pomona where he majored in Hotel and Restaurant management. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel-Restaurant Management and Business Administration. He was offered a job with the Hilton Hotel in Burbank as night manager where he worked for several years............. Dennis liked diversity and he became interested in Real Estate. He studied and became an agent and later on a broker dealing in reselling of repossed houses nation wide. In 1987 he met the love of his life Howard Hawley, moving to Corona in 1988 and working privately in property management. Dennis always had a passion to try to make things better and help others. He attributed his sense of desire for community involment to his parents especially his mother who was involved in many charity organizations. He would go with her when she volunteered to work the election polling spots and always felt this had a profound impact on his sense of duty to his county and the importance of participation in the election process. In the later part of the 80’s, Dennis was briefly involved with the Corona Lions Club and volunteered at Gods Kitchen for the homeless. The impending Presidential race of 1991 and the hope for change caused Dennis to form the Corona Democratic Club where he served as President for its first year. He attended several city council meetings and felt the current council was non-receptive to current issues so he announced his intention to run for an open seat. Dennis did not win the election but it brought him into a political circle of new and challenging things. He went on to run for 66th Assembly district the following year................... Dennis is survived by his husband Howard, his brother David Seifert, Cousins Thomas Peterman and Barry Seifert. He is predeceased by his parents Calvin and Doris Seifert .The greatest is love and even more so unconditional Love; It knows no boundaries, and no gender. Dennis and Howard were together in life and love for 27 years, never leaving each other’s side. Viewing will be at 3pm on Sunday, 12-13. Rosary will start promptly at 4pm at Thomas Miller Mortuary. Requiem Mass will be Tuesday at St. Matthews Catholic Church at 10:00 am. Luncheon and reception will follow at Canyon Crest Country club starting at 12 noon. The burial will be private at Crestlawn Mausoleum. Howard requests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so make a donation to either the Shiners’ Hospital or the auxillary at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Dennis’s name.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Charles Husted Pomeroy, III, BHS 1952

Charles Husted Pomeroy, III (Chuck) was born in Burbank California to Flora May Fox Pomeroy and Charles Housted Pomeroy, Jr on July 31, 1933.

He was the youngest of their four children: Flora May Pomeroy Hanger; Mildred Margaret Pomeroy Deen; and Carolyn Pomeroy (died in infancy). Chuck attended Burbank High School and participated in track and football. He graduated in 1952. After high school he served in the Army and, after training at Camp San Luis Obispo, was stationed in Germany - USAEUR, 7774th Signal Battalion, Hammonds Barracks, Seckenheim.

He came home to work at Lockheed in Burbank, California, where he met Nancy Jane "Nan" Davis. They were married in Las Vegas Nevada on April 6, 1957. They had three children: Charles Husted Pomeroy IV, Vance Davis Pomeroy, and Margaret Marie Pomeroy.

Chuck and Nan celebrated forty years of marriage together until her passing in 1998. Chuck worked for Standard Oil/Chevron for most of his working years as an Assistant Manager and Manager of stations in the San Fernando Valley before purchasing a franchise of his own.

He spent his free time working on his Packards and muscle cars. Charles H. Pomeroy, III passed away on December 7, 2015 at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank CA.

A memorial service will be held on December 19, 2015 at Valley Funeral Home in Burbank, CA. His remains will be laid to rest at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, California, with his wife, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. He is survived by his three children and five grandchildren.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Patricia Joyce Palmer Peck, BHS 1955

Patricia Joyce Peck ........... July 24, 1937 - November 12, 2015 ............. Patricia Joyce Peck, 78, died peacefully at her Scottsdale, Arizona home with family by her side on November 12, 2015............ Patricia was born July 24, 1937, in Los Angeles, California, to Gordon and Joyce Palmer. The family moved from Hollywood to Burbank when Patricia was 12 years old where she and her sisters, Susie and Cathy, attended Miller Elementary, John Muir Jr High and Burbank High. After graduating high school in 1955, she went to college and received her teaching credentials from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her first job was teaching 2nd grade at Lincoln Elementary in Burbank. ..................... Patricia married Carl ‘Bud’ Lundquist, Jr and took a break from teaching to raise their three children. Years later and single again, Pat took a teaching job on Catalina Island where she met and married Frank Peck................ After retirement and Frank’s passing, Patricia relocated to Scottsdale. She is survived by daughters Karen Lenoski of Monte Sereno, CA, Kristine Lundquist of Scottsdale and son Charles Lundquist of San Jose, CA, sisters Susan Wheeler of Scottsdale and Cathy Palmer of Panama City Beach, FL, grandchildren Veronica Lenoski of Seattle, WA, Steven Lenoski of Santa Barbara, CA and Nicole Lenoski of Santa Cruz, CA, nieces Laura (Greg) Test of Scottsdale, Lynn (Nathan) Cundiff of Scottsdale, Linda (Ernie) Cavitt of Panama City Beach, FL and nephew John Emmett of Key Largo, FL, great nieces Hannah Emmett and Lauren Cavitt both of Panama City Beach, FL. Patricia is greatly missed by her family and her many friends. ............
Memorials: Contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Ste 300, Jacksonville FL 32256 and to the Arizona Humane Society, 1521 W. Dobbins Rd, Phoenix AZ 85041. Location: Indian School Mortuary

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Marian E. Jones Jacobs, BHS 1946

Marian E. Jones Jacobs,BHS 1946 Marian E. Jacobs, 84 of New Era, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in New Era. She was born April 23, 1929 in Long Beach, Calif., to Cushman “Davis” Jones and Marian L. Sandborn Jones. Marian was raised in Burbank, Calif., and graduated from Burbank High School. She lived in several different cities in southern California............ She married Harold “Jake” Jacobs Aug. 7, 1948. The Jacobs came to Oceana County, to Mears in 1977. They opened the Wooden Nickel Restaurant in Shelby and operated it from 1978 to 1983. Jake passed away June 2, 1996. Mrs. Jacobs was also a cook with Oceana Head Start for several years. Some of her joys in life were singing and cooking and she was a movie buff. She sang in operetta’s in high school and later sang many solo’s and duets and in trios. She enjoyed cooking for the Boy Scouts. Marian was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hart................ Marian is survived by her children, Tassie Jacobs, George Jacobs, Mark (Cheryl) Jacobs and Edine Bronold; her grandchildren, Trevor Jacobs, Christina (John) Slachter, Debbie Sheppard, Yale Jacobs, Douglas Sheppard, Matthew (Amber) Sheppard and Laura Sheppard; and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Marian was also preceded in death by her grandson, Jason Jacobs; and great-grandson, Johnathan Slachter............ The funeral service for Mrs. Jacobs was 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hart. Interment was in Benona Township Cemetery. You may leave a message for the family at Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby......... Oceana Herald News, Hart, Michigan, October 21, 2013

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lynnell Henderson, BHS 1974

Lynnell Henderson, BHS 1974 ..... Lynnell Henderson pass away on August 6, 2015. She was born March 28, 1956, the daughter of Bob and Sheila Henderson. She is survived by her parents and her sisters, Brooke Ward and Melanie Henderson, as well as her companion Gary Snyder. Her funeral services are private. Published in the Friday Flyer, Canyon Lake, Riverside, California. No other details at this time.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Norma Lou Gottleber Soll, BHS 1942

Norma Lou Gottleber Soll, BHS 1942 4/5/1924 – 4/7/2015 ........... Norma Soll died April 7, 2015 in Santa Barbara, Calif. She celebrated her 91st birthday with family two days before. Norma Lou Gottleber was born in Los Angeles, Calif. She graduated from Burbank High School and spent two years at Los Angeles City College where she majored in business........... Norma was a multifaceted renaissance woman. As a young woman she aspired to be an actress. She studied drama and in her senior years starred in a national Tylenol TV commercial. Norma was also an accomplished artist. She played the piano and sang. For this she followed in her mother’s footsteps. She sang at weddings, funerals and other special events. She also sang the contralto solo of Handel’s Messiah. She was an accomplished stained glass artist and quilter. She also taught these disciplines. She designed and sewed many of her own and her daughter’s clothes. Norma had a long and successful professional career. She held numerous positions including assistant to the National Sales Manager at Lawry’s Foods. In the words of one of her former employers in the 1960s, “She had the unusual ability of doing a man’s job without losing her identity as a woman.” She owned a Christian Book Store and stained glass shop in North Lake Tahoe. Norma was a devout Christian. She taught the woman’s Bible study group at many churches, most recently as a member of Reality Church in Carpinteria. She also worked as an administrative assistant to the senior pastors at Hollywood Presbyterian Church and Magnolia Methodist Church. ...................
Family was her first love. She is survived by her husband, Armin Soll; brother, Robert Rose; sister, Joyce Johnson; son, Bruce Soll; daughters, Janet Garrison Swanson and Diane Stout; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. ................... A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Reality Church in Carpinteria. Published in the Coastal View News, Carpinteria, CA

Friday, November 20, 2015

Michael Harold Schackne, BHS 1963

Michael Harold Schackne, BHS 1963----------------- March 18, 1944 - October 24, 2015---------------- Mike passed away Saturday October 24, 2015 around 5:30am. He had been undergoing treatment for several months. It started with inability to breathe due to fluid in his lungs. Biopsy of lung tissue was sent all over the country with the help of Bob Reback, Dave's brother. Not one expert could determine what it was. They suspected mesothelioma but the chemotherapy given to him did not work. He got an infection in his colon as he was taking drugs with anti-bacterial properties which affects the immune system. He became weaker, lost his appetite, lost weight and was hospitalized. .........He and the family were told on the 22nd that there was nothing more they could do medically: it is terminal. Mike went home with hospice care, his choice, where he spent his last hours with his family by his side. His funeral was held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California on October 27, 2015, at the TaNaCH Chapel, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Antoinette "Toni" Girard, BHS 1979

Antoinette Girard was born March 1, 1961, in Burbank, California, the fifth child, the baby of the family, born to William and Frances Girard.......... Affectionately called Toni and Tata Toni. Growing up in Burbank, she made lifelong friends and enjoyed working at the Party shop during her early adult years. In 1996, she took the road of adventure with her parents and daughter and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. She spent the next few years lovingly raising her daughter, Marissa, and helping her parents through their elder years. ...........In 1998, Toni met the love of her life, Tim Smith. Toni enjoyed watching General Hospital every day. Tim got her addicted to watching sports on TV (sumo)! Toni enjoyed going to the nearby recreational center to exercise and socialize with her friends and the many new ones she made there. Toni lived a very full and happy life in her short 54 years and would want all of her beloved family and friends to remember her beautiful smile, vibrant personality and caring soul. A friend to many, Toni was a true living angel.......... Toni is survived by her daughter Marissa (Girard) Lindsay, brothers Jim Girard (Darlene) of Sunland, CA; Billy Girard of Las Vegas, NV; sister Janice Stanley (Dan), Acton, CA. Toni is also survived by 9 nieces and nephews,16 great nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends. ................... Toni was preceded in death by her father William (2005); mother Frances (2013) and sister Jodi Favazzo (2012).Mission Hills Mortuary, Mission Hills, CA

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Major Gregory Lee Harm, BHS 1966

Major Gregory Lee Harm, BHS 1966 June 19, 1948 - October 16, 2015 Major Gregory Lee Harm, 67, USMC (Ret.), passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Loving husband to MaryAnn Sanzone-Harm and devoted father to Alison Brown (Rick), Erin Harm and Grant Harm (Bekkah); grandfather of Nathan Proffitt, Ricky Brown, Nick Brown, Alex Harm and Tristan Harm. Brother of Sally Gross (Fletcher) and Patricia Abraham (John); brother-in-law of Pat Gorecki; best friend to Colonel Valentino Lendaro, USMC (Ret.). -----------------Greg was born on June 19, 1948, in Huron South Dakota to Henry and Ruth Harm. He attended Burbank high school, graduating in 1966. Greg attended UCSD for two years, University of Gottingen in Germany, for one year, graduating from the University of South Dakota with a degree in History. After graduating, Greg opted to enlist in the US Marine Corps after receiving a draft notice from the US Army, where he was on active duty for 22 years; during this time he received a master's degree in Systems Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey. --------------- Greg will forever be loved by those he left behind. At the time of his death he was surrounded by his wife, family and friends in his San Diego home. A memorial service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, California on November 10, 2015 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Major Gregory Lee Harm to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Please consider designating specifically "for bladder cancer research" or feel free to contribute to a charity of your preference. The family is especially grateful to Doctor Andrew Hampshire and his entire staff, in addition to the team at Sharp Hospice Care.
------------------ Published in The Burbank Leader on Oct. 24, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Molly Malone Henderson, BHS 1981

Molly Malone Henderson, BHS 1981 September 5, 1963 - November 30, 2014 Molly Malone Henderson, 51, passed away November 30, 2014 at her home in Temecula, after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband, Socks; mother, Maggie; brothers, Keith Malone and Curtis Malone; sisters, Valerie Clements (Gary), Julie Dunbar, and Lisa McLaughlin (Jim); and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please contact the family at regarding making donations to help with Medical and Funeral expenses. --------------------------------------------- Molly’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sunridge Community Church in Temecula. On Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 4:35 AM I watched my beautiful wife, lover and best friend, Molly Malone Henderson, take her final breath on earth, leave her cancer battered body behind and enter into the presence of God, Our Father, and his only Son, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am so proud of you, Molly, and the way that you finished the race; with grace, dignity and an unwavering faith in God that inspired so many people along the way. I love you very much. More than you will ever know. And I can’t wait to see you again in your brand new body….. when I too arrive in paradise. Socks We will be celebrating the life of Molly Malone Henderson with the following Memorial Service: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM Sunridge Community Church 42299 Winchester Road Temecula, CA 92590 In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on her website to help with Medical and Funeral expenses.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Albert Harry Shabazian, BHS 1966

Albert Harry Shabazian, BHS 1966 Millville, CA January 26th, 1948 - September 16th, 2015......................... On Wednesday September 16th, 2015 Albert "Al" Harry Shabazian passed away at his home in Millville after a long battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. During Al's passing he was surrounded by family and love; his beloved wife of 45 years, Carol, was by his side, as was his brother-in-law and best friend of 55 years, Eddie....................... Al was born in Los Angeles on Monday January 26th, 1948. Al grew up in Burbank, California with his three sisters (Nancy, Barbara, and Joyce) and Richard, his brother. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1966 and enrolled in Pierce Junior College shortly thereafter. After realizing college wasn't for him, he was drafted into the Vietnam War. During Al's years of service with the United States Army (1968-1969) he was combat wounded twice and was awarded two Purple Hearts. Al Shabazian was recognized as a "local war hero" by the "Burbank Leader" newspaper in 1969. Al was proud to have served his country in the United States Army and of the camaraderie and companionship he shared with his fellow soldiers both in Vietnam and back in the states years later........................ Upon returning from Vietnam, Al married the love of his life and his girlfriend of five years; Carolyn (Nemecek) Shabazian in 1970. Al and Carol went on to have two children together; Lisa Lynn Shabazian (born 1973) and Albert Adam Shabazian (born 1976) before relocating their family to Northern California. Al's family was very important to him and raising his children in the best environment possible led him to move his wife and children to Palo Cedro, California in 1978. Being established as a knowledgeable, effective, personable, and humorous automotive mechanic enabled Al to embark on a 30 year career at Fritz's Auto Repair in Palo Cedro, until his retirement December 31st, 2008.....................
Al Shabazian was an avid hunter, fisherman and shooter. He looked forward to out of state big game hunts and weekend shooting with his son and grandsons. He loved hunting dogs and trained and enjoyed the companionship of two Weimaraners and a German Shorthair over his adult lifetime. Al was also a fan of music from the 1960's........................ Al is preceded in death by both of his parents; Al and Agavine, his older sister Nancy, and his mother-in-law Marguerite (Watson) Nemecek. Al is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol, his son Al, daughter-in-law Molly, his grandsons Conner and Cooper; from Millville, and his daughter Lisa from Quartz Hill, California. Al Shabazian's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 26th, 2015 at 2:30 p.m at Millville Cemetery; located at 23799 Old 44 Drive, Millville, California 96062......................... Flowers may be sent to the cemetery and are welcomed. Donations in the name of Al Shabazian may be made to the Patriot Guard Riders. Please sign the guestbook at Published in Redding Record Searchlight on Sept. 22, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Jack Chamberlain, BHS 1950

Jack Chamberlain, BHS 1950........ Jack Chamberlain passed away on August 27, 2009 in Arroyo Grande, California. He was surrounded by his family. Jack will be remembered as a nice guy with a quick wit and a fine athlete, particularly as a baseball pitcher.He graduated from Burbank High School with the Class of 1950. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 56 years, Joanne Couch Chamberlain JBHS 51, his daughters Kim and Nikki and son Tim, and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Jack had many friends there on the Central Coast and was very active in the community. He will be sorely missed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Paul Christopher McGrew, BHS 1985

Paul Christopher McGrew, BHS 1985 1967 – 2015---------- Paul Christopher McGrew passed away in Tehachapi, CA, on September 10, 2015. He was 48 years old.......... There will be a viewing on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will directly follow the funeral service at Tehachapi Public Cemetery – Westside. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. Paul Christopher McGrew passed away in Tehachapi on Sept. 10, 2015.......... Paul was born to William and Barbara McGrew on July 2, 1967, in Glendale. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1985 and has been employed by Terra-Gen for many years. Paul loved camping, Dodgers baseball, hunting, gardening and cooking for his family and friends........... He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Stephanie; his 9-year-old daughter, Holly; his parents; his two sisters; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and many friends. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel in Tehachapi............ Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Mesothelioma Foundation at PHLBI 10780 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 101, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. was entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Gene Schultz, BHS 1946

Gene Schultz, BHS 1946 Passed away on Sunday May 10, 2009 in Sedona, Arizona. He had relocated permanently around 1987. He successfully owned and operated two large facilities, selling Indian artifacts and jewelry known as "Turquoise Buffalo Gallery" and "Buffalo Indian Traders". Gene leaves his wife, Geri, four sons and his sister Miriam Schultz Laird BHS 48 who lives in Camarillo, California. ----------------------- His friends recall many stories about Gene, all of them interesting and fun. Norm Waters BHS 46 recall Gene wanted to play Varsity Football, not "B". He was too thin and light so he ate as many bananas before the weigh-in. Alas, he remained a "B". One classmate recalls that at an assembly, to the surprise of all, Gene appeared on stage and sang a popular song of the day. He had little experience or training, but did a great job! May he Rest in Peace.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Judy Loscito Bolander, BHS 1964

Judy Bolander June 29, 1945 - October 11, 2006 Resided in Salinas, CA Today we celebrate the life of Judy Bolander, who was called to rest on Oct. 11, 2006 in Santa Clara. She was born on June 29, 1945 in Los Angeles to John and Josephine Loscito. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1964. In school, she loved boys more than Math. She remained close with all of her school chums. To this day, they still met two or three times a year, and keep in constant contact by e-mail or the Burbank Loop. She was married in 1965, and then moved to Monterey County in 1973, where she has resided in Salinas. She raised her daughter, Christa Eve, as a single mother. Judy was devoted to her daughter and grandson, Connor. She has been a customer service Representative at Weyerhaeuser Paper Company for the past 20 years. Judy was somewhat a local legend at Christmas time, starting in November with a wild cookie party for all of her Salinas pals and ending with spectacular Christmas open house. If anyone was ever lucky enough to attend, they would find every inch of her three bedroom house, top to bottom with a Victorian Christmas. Every nook and cranny filled with her love of the Holiday Spirit. Whether it was the room designated for her 200 plus Santa's, or the fabulous feast that awaited all her guests, lasting into the wee hours of the night. Her outgoing warm Italian heart would welcome anyone, anytime. Her friends brought her great joy. Judy is survived by her daughter, Christa Eve Gempler, who now resides in Idaho with her husband Chris and son, Connor, age 4. Her Mother, Josephine Loscito of Salinas, whom she shared special Friday night dinners. Her sister Janet and husband Dr. Gary Simmons, nephew John and
nieces Jennifer, and Sue. Memorial service is to be held at First Presbyterian Church located at 830 Padre Dr. Salinas, CA on Thursday Oct. 19, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Reception immediately following funeral services. Please come celebrate Judy's beautiful life. If you think you have lost your best friend, you have. Donations can be made in her name to: Relay for Life American Cancer Society 1184 Monroe St. #1 Salinas, CA 93906 (800) 227-2345 and Rob's Run PO Box 679, Gonzales CA US 93926

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Andrew Cunningham Sager, III, BHS 1949

Andrew C. Sager, BHS 1949 October 19, 1931 - August 12, 2012

Andrew Cunningham Sager, III, passed away August 12, 2012, due to a motorcycle accident near La Honda, California. Andrew was born October 19, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Phyllis L. and Andrew C. Sager. He graduated from Burbank High School , Burbank , California . Because of his love for music, specifically the trumpet, he organized the comedy “Uoomp” Band” in high school. During his one year in junior college, he played at various events in the Los Angeles area with the Bob Porters Swing Band, as well as the Los Angles Symphony, working with Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra.

Andy joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 as a musician. Boot camp in San Diego preceded his transfer to Washington, DC, where he attended the Naval Conservatory of Music, received his musician stripes, and played in the U.S. Navy Band. As a trumpeter, he traveled with The Three Blue Jackets, performing with the Navy Band and as guests of other orchestras. Andy served on an aircraft carrier with the 7th Fleet as a navigation novice and main bugler on board the USS Philippine Sea until 1954.

Andy spent most of his professional life in architectural specification work, contract sales, and management in the automatic door business at Stanley and Besam. As regional manager and manufacture’s rep, he traveled throughout the coastal western states, as well as Idaho , Nevada , Utah , and Arizona.
His passion for tennis, bicycling, sailing, golfing, and most recently motorcycling demonstrated his zest for athletic adventure. Above all, Andy treasured his family and the time he spent with them. Dear friends meant the world to him. His kind heart, his quirky sense of humor, and his infectious laugh leave us with great memories etched in our hearts!!

Left to cherish his memory, his immediate family: wife of 41 years Judith Reynolds Sager of Belmont; daughter Wendy Sorensen, Laguna Woods; son Andy (Julie), Laguna Hills; grandsons Eric (Laura), Darrin, Drew, and Austin; great grandchildren Ella and Hunter. To honor Andy’s life in lieu of flowers, choose your favorite charity.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Job Jun, BHS 1992

Job Jun, BHS 1992

Job Jun passed away on Friday March 27, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was 34 years old.

He was born in Korea and was a fun loving guy and full of life. He will be missed. No other details at this time.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Michael Douglas Gough, BHS 1970

JULY 16, 1952 - BURBANK, CALIFORNIA ~ JULY 22, 2015 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ........... Mike Gough passed away on July 22 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,after a long illness, less than a week after his 63rd birthday. ................ Mike was the third of four sons in his family. They lived on Frederic St. in Burbank while Mike was growing up. He attended Benjamin Franklin Elementary,Luther Burbank Junior High, and Burbank High School. At BHS Mike played Varsity Football,starting at nose guard on the defensive line. He was an outstanding shot putter on the Track Team. ........... While at Burbank High in 1968 Mike met Denise Cooper. They were both in Dance Performance at BHS. Mike and Denise were married on July 1, 1972, and just had their 43rd anniversary. Mike became a Burbank Police Officer in 1973, and was a detective with the department before he retired in 1993 after 20 years of service. ............. Mike is survived by his wife, Denise Cooper Gough, of Valencia; daughter and son-in-law, Erin Gough Wehrenberg and Kevin Wehrenberg,and their two boys, Charlie and Henry Wehrenberg, of Burbank;son and daughter-in-law, Michael Patrick Gough and Ashley Gough of Pasadena;older brothers, Alan Gough and David Gough; younger brother, Steven Gough;and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Lucienne Cooper, of Canyon Lake..........
A memorial was held for Mike on Sunday, August 2, at sea aboard the "Wild Goose". The photo of Mike holding Jazzie was taken only a few weeks before his passing. ........... Alan Landros, BHS 1970

Thursday, August 13, 2015

William Henry Bertrand, Former BHS Principal/Teacher

William Henry Bertrand, esteemed coach, teacher, and administrator in Burbank Unified School District passed away on June 24, 2015 surrounded by family. Born in Glendale, California on May 13, 1930, he was a proud graduate of UCLA and served in the armed forces, driving a tank into the fallout of the atomic tests in the 1950s. He married his high school sweetheart Della and enjoyed 65 years of marriage. Bill dedicated over 40 years to the Optimist International Organization participating as a member of the Magnolia Park club and serving as President of the Optimist Youth Home as well on the Board and helping to establish the charter school. Additionally he was proud of being named a juror to the Los Angels County Grand Jury.A beloved and caring husband, father, grandfather and uncle, he is survived by his wife Della, daughters Susan and Kristi, son William Michael, son-in-laws Jim Rondou, Rene Herrera and Robert Conner, five grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all. A memorial to honor his life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Optimist Youth Home 6975 North Figueroa Street, P.O. Box 411076, Los Angeles, California 90041.---------- Published in The Burbank Leader on Aug. 8, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Joanne Bernice Steen Stolpe, BHS 1953

Joanne Bernice Steen Stolpe, BHS 1953 ....................... Joanne was born on June 9, 1935 in Duluth, Minnesota and moved with her family to Burbank, California at age 8, so her parents could work for Lockheed during World War II. Joanne lived in a house on the hill near Lincoln Elementery and the Burbank Military Acadmy. The house is now gone part of the Los Angeles River. Joanne graduated from Burbank High School in 1953. After high school Joanne married Dan L. Stolpe, BHS 1949. They moved into a home on Lamer Street and lived in the same house for next 57 years. She raised her two children, was a Girl Scout leader, worked as a library aid at Joaquin Miller elementary school, and sold Tupperware and Avon products. .............. Joanne loved to travel. When her children were young, the family traveled extensively across the U.S. , Canada, and into Mexico by camper, but slept outside under the stars most nights. Joanne was proud of her Swedish and Norigan hertiage and would travel with her husband to visit family in Sweden and Norway, and also visited Denmark and Russia. Some of Joane's favorite things to do were short trips to the beach, to the mountains, and day trips with various senior groups. Joanne also loved to go to the Ronald Reagan Library where she would go several times a year................... After the death of her husband Dan, she became involved with the Southern Californian Genealogy Society where she volunteered helping out with membership, stuffing envelopes and putting stamps on envelopes and decoriating our tables at Christmas time for our Christmas Party and meeting. She also traveled with the
Patricians on day trips. ......................... Joanne was preceded in death by her parent, Husband Dan and a brother, Eugene Steen. Joanne is survived by her two children Kevin, Susan and two grand sons, Andrew and Joseph; and sister-in-law Marion McCarrick Steen, BHS 1949. She also leaves behind many friends from the Burbank High Senior Bulldogs Alumni group, The Patricians and the Sourthern California Genealogy Society.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Mark Villasenor, BHS 1971

Mark Villasenor, BHS '71. Mark passed away suddenly at his home in Mission Hills on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 7 at 11:00 A.M. at Saint John the Baptist De La Salle Catholic Church, 16555 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills 91344, 818-363-2535. Interment immediately following at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills 91345, 818-361-7387. HAWAIIAN SHIRTS ARE REQUESTED TO BE WORN IN MARK'S HONOR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: WIDOWS, ORPHANS & DISABLED FIREMEN'S FUND, P.O. Box 41903, Los Angeles, CA 90041. Mark spent 34 years as a fireman with LAFD from February 1975 until his retirement in February 2009. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Darlene; his three children; first grandchild to be born in November; his parents ages 92 and 89; his siblings, Pete BHS '66, Jim BHS '68, Lisa BHS '77, Emily BHS '79, and Melinda BHS '81; also sister-in-law, Beverly Myers Villasenor BHS '70. Many other relatives also survive Mark.

Monday, August 3, 2015


CLOVENNE T. "TONI" CANNON December 1923 ~ July 27, 2015 -------------- Mrs. Toni Cannon passed away this past Monday, July 27, 2015, at age 91. She had suffered a broken hip a few months ago,followed by complications. She passed away in Montrose under hospice care at a medical facility. --------------- Mrs. Cannon taught at Burbank High School for 30 years from 1960 until her retirement in 1990. Before teaching at BHS she taught at John Muir Junior High in Burbank for four years in the late 1950's. At BHS she taught psychology, government, senior studies, senior seminar, and for four years she headed the BHS Career Center. Several times over her years at BHS she was voted "favorite teacher" by the student body, and had Ceralbus yearbooks dedicated to her. Mrs. Cannon attended the BHS '70 class reunions in 1990 and 2010. She lived a very active life during her retirement years. ------------- Mrs. Cannon had lived in La Crescenta for decades, and remained in her own home until just the past few months when her health began to decline. She is survived by her daughter, Holly Cannon. A memorial gathering will be held in her honor later on.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Candice Anne Roberts Adermatt, BHS 1965

Candice Anne Adermatt, 67, born on September 28, 1947, in Ohio, passed away June 18, 2015, following a long battle with cancer. Services have already been held and I have no additional information. She resided in La Verne, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Covina, California.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Robert "Bob" Blair Laverty, BHS 1945

Robert "Bob" Laverty 88, of Yreka .............. Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, CA, Wednesday, April 29, 2015................... Robert "Bob" Blair Laverty, a longtime resident of Siskiyou County, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2015, from complications associated with Parkinson's disease at his home in Carmel, California, where he had recently moved, surrounded by his family. ...................... Bob was born in Los Angeles to Blair and Mary Laverty in 1927. After his father's untimely death, Bob and his sister, Mary, were raised by their mother and loving stepfather, Paul DeMers. ........................ Bob graduated from Burbank High School in 1945 and then enlisted "until victory" in the U.S. Navy for the duration of World War II. He served in the Pacific as a signalman, but always humbly and quickly pointed out that, thankfully, he did not see combat. Following the war and after completing an associate degree in communications at Los Angeles City College, Bob relocated to Mount Shasta to work for KWSD as a radio announcer. He hosted one of the first jazz programs in far Northern California................................ Bob met his future wife and love of his life, Leslie Miles, there and they married in 1953. Bob and Leslie's first child, Robin, was born in 1954 and their second, Mary Ann, was born in 1956. The family moved to Yreka in 1963 and grew with the birth of Erin in 1968 and Philip in 1969. Bob had a long career in the insurance industry, beginning with New York Life. He later became an agent with State Farm Insurance. He received numerous awards from State Farm during his career of over 30 years, including the Crystal Excellence Award - the highest honor an agent can receive for the overall quality of his or her business. He had a sincere commitment to the well-being and financial security of his clients. Running his business ethically wasn't just a business model for him; his deeply-held values epitomized how he lived his life. Bob retired from State Farm in 1995. ......................... Bob was generous and civic-minded, dedicating much of his time to community organizations. He mentored many young men as a Boy Scout leader and Little League coach. He was a coordinator for dances at the Teen Club through the Mount Shasta Recreation Department. He later served as president of Siskiyou County Youth Baseball. In Yreka, he was the treasurer for the Kiwanis Club for many years, helping to organize Kiddies Day, Easter egg hunts, and fundraising activities......................... Bob was committed to the welfare and protection of rights for vulnerable children and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) after his retirement. He was a founding board member of CASA of Siskiyou County and volunteered at the Broadway Flea, a benefit shop for CASA. He also served on the board of directors of the Siskiyou Training and Employment Program (STEP). In addition to volunteering his time and expertise for many organizations, Bob supported numerous charities and causes, particularly for children's rights, hunger, performing arts, hospice, medical research, and the protection of the environment....................... Bob was a longtime and active parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Yreka. He served as a Eucharistic Minister, taught catechism, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Bob also served on the finance committee, helped organize yearly retreats for Catholic men, and was the chair of the sesquicentennial celebration of St.Joseph's in 2005...................... Bob was a kind and beloved husband and father who were profoundly dedicated to his family. He was loved and adored by his family, and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his four children and their spouses: Robin Laverty-Reves and John Reves, Mary Ann Laverty and Roland Enaillo, Erin Healy and Tom Healy, and Philip Laverty and Michelle Prejean; four grandchildren: Azita Ranjbar, Zoe Secka, Blaise Laverty and Hugh Laverty; three step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Leslie, and his sister, Mary Musson. ....................... Within the Laverty family and the wider Yreka community, Bob will be remembered as a role model who epitomized integrity, compassion, patience, kindness and humility in both his public and private life. He enjoyed life fully and was passionate about sports, music, fine dining, wine, travel and film. Throughout the years, whether announcing a high school football game, enjoying a crab dinner or trip to Reno with his Elks brothers and sisters, working in the Kiwanis' taco booth at the Siskiyou Golden Fair, golfing with his buddies, or pitching stocks to his Fortune Cookies friends, Bob truly loved engaging with his community and cherished his many friends throughout the county and beyond. .......................... A Memorial Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, followed by a celebration of Bob's life, will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lonnie Alexander "Lon" Simmons, BHS 1940

Lonnie Alexander "Lon" Simmons, BHS 1940------------------- Lonnie Alexander "Lon" Simmons (July 19, 1923 – April 5, 2015) was an American baseball and football broadcaster, and was broadcasting part-time for the San Francisco Giants at the time of his death. He was born in Vancover, Washington. Simmons was a star pitcher at Burbank High School and Glendale College before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard. After World War II, he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and pitched briefly in their minor league system........... His radio career began in Elko, Nevada, and he first announced baseball for a semipro league in Marysville, California. After spending three years broadcasting Fresno State sports on KMJ, Simmons came to San Francisco in 1957 as the color announcer for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League, teamed with play-by-play announcer Bob Fouts. In 1958, Simmons took over as play-by-play announcer on 49ers radio broadcasts, paired with former 49er Gordy Soltau. Simmons remained in that role through the 1980 season................
Simmons' most famous call during his first stint with the 49ers came on October 25, 1964, when Minnesota Vilings defensive end Jim Marshall picked up a fumble by the 49ers' Billy Kilmer and ran it the wrong way, scoring a safety for the 49ers instead of a touchdown for the Vikings (who won the game anyway, by a score of 27-22). The transcript of his call, including his mid-sentence transition as the moment occurred, reads as: George Mira, straight back to pass ... looking, now stops, throws ... completes it to Billy Kilmer up at the 30-yard line, Kilmer driving for the first down, loses the is picked up by Jim Marshall who is running the wrong way! Marshall is running the wrong way! And he's running it into the end zone the wrong way, thinks he has scored a touchdown! He has scored a safety! His teammates were running along the far side of the field, Russ, trying to tell him go back!................... Simmons broadcast games for the San Francisco Giants with Russ Hodges after they moved west in 1958, continuing until 1973. He returned in 1976 for three more years, before moving across the bay to call games for the Oakland Athletics from 1981 through 1995. From 1996 to 2002, he called Giants games part-time....................... During Simmons' initial sixteen years with the Giants, the team never won a World Series. With the 49ers, his termination as play-by-play broadcaster was due to the team changing radio stations, with the new station wanting "its own man" to become lead announcer. During the final two games of the 1989 World Series, Athletics' lead announcer Bill King came down with laryngitis. Simmons was thus able to announce to his radio audience that the A's had won the World Series over Simmons' former team, the Giants.................. Simmons' first tenure as 49ers play-by-play announcer lasted 24 years, the team never winning a championship. One year after his departure, San Francisco began a run of Super Bowl victories. Simmons returned as the 49ers' announcer in 1987 and was reunited with long-time colleague, Wayne Walker. During the 1988 regular season, Simmons' call of Steve Young's breathtaking game-winning 49-yard scramble against the Minnesota Vikings became as memorable as the play itself. The following January, San Francisco won Super Bowl XXIII over the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16. Simmons' call of the 49ers' Super Bowl game-winning drive (punctuated by a Joe Montana-to-John Taylor TD pass) can be heard on the NFL Films highlights package of the game. Simmons again departed from the 49ers — this time for good — during the 1989 preseason following a dispute with the management at the 49ers' flagship station, KGO Radio................... Simmons was replaced in the play-by-play spot by Joe Starkey, the long-time announcer for the California Golden Bears and an analyst with Simmons on 49ers games in 1987 and 1988; Starkey had taken over play-by-play on several October games during the 1988 season. Starkey retired from the position following the 2008 NFL season. Simmons died on April 5, 2015. He was 91. Simmons received the 2004 Ford C. Frick Award, given annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster. He was elected to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2006 as a member of the first class to be inducted. Also in 2006, he was inducted into the Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame, along with his teammate, friend and broadcast partner, Bill Thompson. Simmons' trademark call for home runs was "Tell it goodbye!", which is quoted by John Fogerty in his song, Centerfield.................. In May 2006, Simmons rejoined the San Francisco Giants as a fill-in broadcaster. He was hired back to be in the booth during four in-season trips to San Francisco from his home in Maui for the 2006 baseball season......................
Simmons provided voice samples for Sega's Sports Talk video game series, including Sports Talk Baseball, Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football, NFL Sports Talk Football '93, and NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana. Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football was the first video game ever to feature a full play-by-play running commentary.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

David Joseph Nelson, BHS 2007

David Joseph Nelson, BHS 2007

Greg Williamson, Chief of the Bakersfield Police Department in California sadly reports the death of Patrol Officer David Joseph Nelson. Officer Nelson, 26, attempted to make a traffic stop of an unlicensed silver Hyundai sedan. The driver of the suspect vehicle failed to stop as directed and fled from Officer Nelson.

A vehicle pursuit was initiated which came to an abrupt end when Officer Nelson lost control of his patrol unit and struck a retaining wall and a utility pole. The suspect continued to flee and is still at large. Back up officers located Officer Nelson and his patrol unit and they were able to extricate his from the patrol vehicle as it burst into flames. Officer Nelson was transported to Kern Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The California Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation of the crash which led to Officer Nelson’s death. Officer Nelson was a two year veteran of the Bakersfield Police Department.

He is survived by his parents and siblings. Officer David J. Nelson-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Friday, June 26, 2015. Officer Nelson was a former Burbank Police Cadet and had grown up in Burbank and graduated from Burbank High School in 2007.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Edward "Ed" Hamner, BHS 1949

Edward "Ed" Hamner, BHS 1949 ----------------------- Passed away on November 9, 2008 at the age of 77 in Lincoln, California. Edward was born in Burbank, California on October 4, 1921 to Dyson and Thelma Hamner. He married his high school sweetheart Elisa in 1951. They both attended Burbank High School, where Edward was a basketball star and Senior Class President. He started his civil engineering career in the family business Hamner Engineering. He finished his career at UBORA Engineering and Planning at the age of 75.-------------------------------- Edward is survived by his sister Shirley Hegaman and brother-in-law Tom, sister-in-law Virgina (Genny) Hamner, three children Gary Hamner, daughter-in-law Sonnie, Denise Cannon, Teresa Starkey and son-in-law Roger, his grandchildren Traci Foderaro, Korry Cannon, Sherie Mahlberg, Wendy Ver Steegh, Michelle Eyman, Michael Cannon, Cheryl Starkey, Tyler Cannon and Roger Starkey Jr. as well as ten great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at Kilaga Spring Lodge, 1167 Sun City Blvd., Lincoln, California on Saturday Nov. 15th at 13:00................... The Sacramento Bee, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

William "Bill" Cherroff, Former BHS Teacher

Cherroff, William "Bill" CARLSBAD -- Passed away on January 11, 2013; cause of death was pneumonia and complications due to influenza. Born in Los Angeles on January 23, 1927 to Benjamin and Bessie Cherroff. Survived by his sister Ruthie, his devoted wife Diana, his two loving children - Denise and Sam, and his three grandchildren. Bill attended Garfield High School prior to joining the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II, and continued his military service in the U.S. Army after the Armistice. Upon returning from the military, Bill got his bachelors degree in Biology from Los Angeles State College and USC, going on to get his teaching credential and eventually a Master's Degree in Education. Bill became a School Teacher with the Burbank school system where he continued to teach for the next thirty years until his retirement. He loved to golf, was an accomplished landscape artist, and was an enthusiastic painter. He became expert at most any hobby he chose to pursue, whether it was carpentry, stained glass, or just making toys for the grandkids. A celebration of his life will be on the third Sunday in March at his home in Carlsbad, CA.---------- Published in U-T San Diego on Jan. 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Harvey Russell "Russ" Ling, BHS 1942

Harvey Russell "Russ" Ling, BHS 1942 Harvey Ling passed away on March 2, 2009 in Medford, Oregon, having been ill for several years. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1942 and served in the South Pacific area until 1945. He leaves four children and one brother, Jim, BHS 47. No other details at this time.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Jess "Chuey" Aguirre, BHS 1947

Jess "Chuey" Aguirre, BHS 1947 Jess "Chuey" Aguirre, passed away on July 7, 2009 in Rancho Cucamonga, California. No other details at this time.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Eddie Ordunez, BHS 1953

Eddie Ordunez, BHS 1953 Eddie Ordunez was born in Burbank in November 1933 and passed away in January 2009. He served in the United States Air Force and was married for 43 years to his wife, Aurora. While at Burbank High, Eddie was active in Industrial Arts, Key Club, Football, Track, A Cappella, Senior Play, Operetta, Basketball, Rally Committee, Lettermans Club. No other details at this time.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bruce Wampler, BHS 1954

Bruce Wampler, BHS 1954 Bruce Wampler graduated at Burbank High School with the class of 1954 and passed away on February 26, 2009. He will be missed by all that knew him. No other details at this time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vivian Gure-Cearley, BHS 1949

Vivian Gure-Cearley, BHS 1949 Vivian Gure-Cearley passed away in December 2008 according to her daughter, Linda Cearley-Vawter of Oxnard, California. Vivian and her husband also had a second daughter, Debbie Cearley Norman and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vivian was an accomplished hair stylist for 35 years, and will be missed by her family and many friends. No other details at this time.