Friday, April 29, 2016

Robert William Zwissler, BHS 1966

Robert William Zwissler, BHS 1966

Robert William Zwissler, 67, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., passed away January 24, 2016 following a 4 year battle with lung cancer. Bob was born May 15, 1948 to Robert V. Zwissler and Marguerite Bender Zwissler in Burbank, Calif.

He is survived by his son, John Zwissler and his wife, Julie of Hawthorne, Calif., his sister, Janet Mathis Anderson and her husband, Roger, nephew Jeff Barbachano and his wife Agata, and many cousins.

Bob graduated from Burbank High School in 1966, and in 1970 graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Administration. He experienced professional success as sales manager for Carnation Company, then National Sales Manager for Grandma's Cookies in Portland, Ore. When Frito Lay bought Grandma's Cookies, he moved to Dallas and then decided to "go west".

He helped build his parents' real estate company, Rancho Mirage Realty, into a thriving business. Following their retirement, he renamed the company, Continental Properties. He loved his Harley and his Alaska buddies.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his dog, Beau.The family wishes to express their appreciation for the care provided by the hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Humane Society of the Desert, Orphan Pet Oasis, P.O. Box 58078, North Palm Springs, CA 92258.

Published in the Desert Sun, February 14 to February 21, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Roger H. Davis, BHS 1941

Roger Huntly Davis, Longtime WMA Executive and MPTF Leader, Dies at 92

Roger H. Davis, a longtime executive at the William Morris Agency and a former leader of the Motion Picture Television Fund Corp., died Aug. 16 after a 10-year battle with cancer. He was 92.

Davis spent 32 years with WMA where he helped rep such clients as Natalie Wood, Barbra Streisand, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood, Norman Lear, Warren Beatty, Omar Sharif, Fred Zinnemann, Stanley Kramer, David Wolper and Steve McQueen. He was also chairman of the WMA board’s executive committee and oversaw business affairs and international offices for the agency, in addition to its overseeing its motion picture and literary departments.

Davis was active in numerous entertainment industry organizations. He served as chairman of the Motion Picture Television Fund Corp., the parent entity of the MPTF medical and residential services operation. He was vice president of the Assn. of Talent Agents advocacy org, and served as an arbitrator for the Directors Guild of America.

Born in Chicago, Davis moved to Los Angeles at the age of 2. After graduating as president of his class from Burbank High School, Davis served as a U.S. Army captain stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War II. He later attended UCLA on the G.I. Bill and earned his law degree from UC Berkeley in 1951.
Davis joined law firm Loeb & Loeb and was upped to partner by 1956. During his time at Loeb & Loeb he worked as a legal advisor to the entertainment industry’s lobbying efforts in the California state legislature. He left the firm in 1961 to join WMA.

After retiring from WMA Davis worked as a entertainment industry arbitrator and as an expert witness in showbiz-related legal cases.

Davis was a member of AMPAS and served on the board of governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Davis’ survivors include his wife of 33 years, Laura; two children, Roger Davis Jr. and Shelley Davis Browning, who heads management firm Magnolia Entertainment; as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Variety, August 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pamela Jean Ardizzone Stacy, BHS 1980

Pamela Jean Ardizzone Stacy
April 12, 1962 - May 1, 2015

Tehachapi News, May 8, 2015

Pamela is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Scott; her mother, Dorothy and sisters, Dana and Jodean (Jim); her loving fur babies Reagan Jean and Shelby Anne Kelcee and many family and friends. Thank you to the Petrolock family.

Services were held May 9, 2015 at Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations, 44831 N. Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Donations can be made in Pamela's name to The Seeing Eye Dog Foundation.
To Our Loved One
Life has happiness, joy and sorrow
But never promises about tomorrow
your smile, laugh and loving touch
A happiness you gave no one can touch
Life is unfair when it takes anyone
These words you will hear flowing
from every tongue
We all sit and ask ourselves why
But deep inside we know even the
good must die.
It is Hard to let go of the ones we love
We must remember they are with God above
You have now taken your place with the best
Our loving God and Eternal rest.

Stephen Andrew Woody, BHS 1987

Stephen Andrew Woody, age 46, of Prescott, Arizona passed away on Jan. 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving wife, Pastor Al and his wife Julie. Stephen was born on May 25, 1969 in Glendale, California to Stephen and Connie Woody.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Kay Woody; his loving father Stephen Woody; a sister Tamara Woody-Ortega; paternal grandmother Billie Jean Woody; maternal grandfather Arvie Kyle; a niece Rene Ortega; and numerous other family members.

He was preceded in death by his mother Connie Woody and paternal grandfather Floyd Earl Woody.

Steve had a huge love for baseball and played as a young child and into college. Steve graduated from Burbank High School in California. Over the years, he has lived in California, Florida and Arizona. He was a true blue Dodgers fan, L.A. Lakers fan and an Oakland Raiders fan.

He spent most of his life as a mechanic and ended his final days as a production manager at ABC Carstar Body and Frame in Prescott, Arizona.

He attended Calvary Daysprings Chapel where he served as an usher and volunteered to help wherever his "MUSCLES" were needed!

He will be remembered for his quick wit, love of animals, outdoors and mostly his huge heart. He will dearly be missed by many and his favorite color was BLUE.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Calvary Chapel Daysprings Church, 2180 Gulfstream in Prescott, AZ 86301.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the service and reception following service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Northland Cares.ORG

Entrusted into the care of Abcfunerals in Prescott Valley.

Information provided by survivors.

The Daily Courier,  February 3, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gordon Daly, BHS 1949

Gordon Daly, BHS 1949

Gordon Daly passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2008, He graduated with the class of 1949 at Burbank High School and always enjoyed reading the Senior Bulldogs News. Gordon never strayed far from his Burbank roots, working for some 50 years in television, many of them at NBC working in advertising on both the Johnny Carson and Jay Leno Show. No other details at this time.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Therese (Terri) Louise Hill Perry, BHS 1974

Terri Hill Perry, BHS 1974

December 3, 1955 – Los Angeles, California ~ November 30, 2015 – Marysville, Washington...
Terri Hill Perry, BHS ‘74, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Marysville, Washington on November 30, 2015, three days before her 60th birthday, after many years of health issues from numerous illnesses.

Therese Louise Hill was born December 3, 1955 at Kaiser-Sunset Hospital, in the Hollywood/Los Feliz area of Los Angeles to John “Jack” Hill and Eleanore Hill of Burbank. Terri was the fifth of the six Hill kids. The family lived at 931 E. Verdugo Ave. in Burbank. Jack Hill was a local architect. Terri attended Joaquin Miller Elementary School for kindergarten, then attended St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary for 1st through 8th grades. She was at John Muir Junior High for 9th grade, and then Burbank High where she graduated in 1974. Terri was a talented artist, and was always very artistic in every area throughout her life.

Terri is survived by her 16 year old son, Damon Perry, of Gold Bar, Washington; her siblings, Maureen Hill Franklin (Jerry) of Prescott, AZ (Bellarmine-Jefferson ‘61); Cathy Hill Bangert (Rob) of Oak Harbor, WA (Bellarmine-Jefferson ‘63); Mike Hill (Bonnie) of Reno, NV; Christine Hill-Hill (Bob) of Olympia, WA (BHS ‘71); and Patrick Hill of Hathaway Pines, CA (BHS ‘76). She also leaves seven nieces, one nephew, four grand-nieces, one grand-nephew, and her former husband, Dave Banks of Burbank. Terri was predeceased by her husband, Rick Perry, who passed away in 2005 due to cancer, her mother, Eleanore in 1991, and her father, Jack in 1994.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Lee Buffington, BHS 1944

Lee Buffington, BHS 1944

Lee Buffington graduated from the 1944 class at Burbank High School and passed away on Saturday March 21, 2009 at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. No other details at this time.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Corrine Ann Lee Swanson, BHS 1966

Corrine Ann Lee Swanson, BHS 1966
April 2, 1948 - November 29, 2012

Corrine Swanson passed away on November 29, 2012 after a battle with cancer. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1966. Corrine is survived by her husband, Carl of 46 years and is also survived by a son and daughter. She will be missed by all who knew her. No other details at this time.