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