Burbank High School Deceased Alumni By Class Years.
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.