Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wallace Bowen King, BHS 1954

Wallace Bowen King, BHS 1954

 Jan. 25, 1936 - July 12, 2017

 Wallace Bowen King died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.

Wallace will be greatly missed by his wife, Prisca; five children and their spouses; 18 grandchildren; and his five siblings and their families.

A viewing will be held from 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017, at the LDS Beaverton Stake Center located at 4195 S.W. 99th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005. A memorial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the same location. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
Published in The Oregonian from July 18 to July 19, 2017

From his children on Facebook

He was the son of former Burbank Mayor - Carl M. King and Virginia King. His siblings also attended BHS and are alive and well. Larry King, Sharon Mortenson, David Foster King, Dennis King and Leon King. He was a great man who loved his family, friends and God.

Note: While at Burbank High he played football and track.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Richard Edward Heisler, BHS 1959

Richard Edward Heisler, BHS 1959

Richard Heisler passed away in Burbank, California on December 18, 2010. He had been employed at Warner Brothers and had retired about 10 years ago. He was married to Suzanne Heisler (BHS 65) for 39 years. Richard is survived by his wife Suzanne and two sons. No other details at this time.

Senior Bulldog Newsletter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Charles "Chip" Preston Vaden, BHS 1978

CHARLES "CHIP" PRESTON VADEN May 26, 1960 - Sept. 17, 2004
Chip is the only son of Margaret "Betty" and Preston "Pete" Vaden. He was born in Hollywood, California, and raised in Burbank, California. Chip participated in the Indian Guides with his father, was a member of the children's choir and active in the youth group at the United Methodist Church in Burbank. He played varsity basketball for Burbank High School, and went with a group from Sunland Baptist Church, to Mexico, to build houses, with Baja Christian Ministries.
Chip earned an AA Degree from Glendale College, owned his own pool-cleaning business and had just finished writing a book.
He was preceded in death by his father, Pete, in 1996. He is survived by his mother, Betty; sister, Patti De Las Casas and her husband Armando. Chip had two nieces, Elizabeth and Jessica (Jason); two nephews, Daniel and David; and one great niece, Kayla. Chip was a kind-hearted soul who would do anything to help someone in need. He will be truly missed and the love from his family will follow him into eternity.
Services will be held at Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Home, 333 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, on Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. ECKERMAN HEISMAN FUNERAL SERVICE 333 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank 818-846-2131

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Sept. 25, 2004

Friday, August 11, 2017

Clinton R. Pittman, BHS 1931

Clinton R. Pittman, BHS 1931

Burbank Dailey Review, Saturday, September 15, 1979

Clinton R. Pittman, died September 8, 1979. Born in Selma, California, he was a Burbank resident. He was a graduate of Burbank High School in 1931, was an employee for 30 years with Lockheed, a retired field service office manager, member of Thomas J. Shryock Masonic Lodge #223 of Hollywood, Maryland and a member of Almas Shrine, Washington, D.C.. 

He is survived by his wife, Mae Bogardus Pittman, son, Harold C. Pittman of Escondido, California; brother, Joseph Pittman of Los Osos, California; two grandchildren. Private services were held at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery. Inurnment was private.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

James Archie Hill, BHS 1937

James Archie Hill

Nevada Appeal (Carson City, NV) - Tuesday, March 19, 2002                         

A graveside service for James Archie Hill, 81, a Gardnerville resident for the past 25 years, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastside Memorial Cemetery in Minden with the Rev. Pete Nelson officiating.

A private family visitation will be at Walton's Chapel of the Valley from 1-2:30 p.m. today.

Mr. Hill died March 16, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan., to John and Margarie Fulton Hill.

He married Jacqueline on June 21, 1941, in Las Vegas.

He graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, Calif., in 1937.

Before moving to Gardnerville, he lived in Sun Valley, Calif.

Mr. Hill was a plumber. He enjoyed hunting and ocean fishing, woodworking and he built his own house. He was experienced in welding. He was a member of the Boy Scouts, the Elks Lodge in Gardnerville, a life member of Local Union 761 and the Carson Valley United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Navy Seebees, 55th Battalion, during World War II from 1943-45.

He was preceded in death by a son James Leroy, brother John R. and wife of 50 years Jacqueline.

Among his survivors are his daughters and sons-in-law Kathy D. and Eric Wicklund of Monterey, Calif, and Susan R. and Anthony Spotts of Gardnerville; sister Helen M. Hill of Reseda, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law Paul E. and Ann Hill of Gardnerville; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the food pantry nearest them.

Walton's Douglas County Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Olive Frances Bullington Stevens, BHS 1938

Olive Frances Bullington Stevens

Burbank Leader, February 2007

Long time Burbank resident Olive Frances Stevens passed away Monday, February 12, 2007 after a brief illness. She was 87 years old.

Born in 1919 in Daly City, California, Olive Bullington moved to Southern California as a young child. The family settled in Burbank and she graduated from Burbank High School in 1938. She married Gerald Stevens in 1941.

While her husband served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II, Olive held down the home front, taking care of their baby daughter. When Gerald returned from the war , he worked as an engineer for Lockheed Aircraft. Olive continued to take care of the home, raising three children. They were married for forty-eight years until his death in 1989.

Her interests included, sewing, card playing and square dancing. An avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan, she continued to attend games through the 2006 season.

Mrs. Stevens is survived by her three children, Janice Ardrey of Sacramento, Ca, Susan Fischer of Burbank and William Stevens of Burbank. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great - grandchildren. A Celebration of her life will be held in her home, Saturday, February 17 at 11 a.m.. Friends are welcome to drop in.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Euene ("Chet") Zuill, BHS 1946

POWAY -- Gene ("Chet") Zuill passed away at home September 25, 2013, from congestive heart failure.

He was born in 1928 in Burbank, CA. He graduated from Burbank High in 1946, and spent from 1946 to 1952 in the Navy, including the Reserves and the Korean War (as an electronics technician and deep-sea diver). Gene spent 35 years with Pacific Telephone, starting in 1948, including work in equipment maintenance, engineering, and real estate. He also worked independently in real estate from the late 1960's through the mid-2000's. October 31, 1948 was a very special day for Gene; he attended a church meeting during which he met his future wife Lydia, and during which he accepted Christ. Gene and Lydia married April 22, 1949, settling in the Los Angeles area, then moved to Poway in 1958.

He is survived by his wife Lydia; one sister; six children; and many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, other relatives, in-laws, and friends. Gene was known for his sense of duty and devotion to God, country, family, his employers and clients, and those in need. He will especially be remembered for his dedication to the care of his head-injured daughter, Lucile. He was also known for his friendliness, his sense of humor, and his wide range of skills, knowledge, hobbies, and interests. He is dearly missed.

There will be a memorial service for Gene on Saturday, November 23, at 11a.m. at Living Way Church, 13609 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway, with reception to follow in the social hall.

U-T San Diego (CA) - Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Daryl Lee Sutliff, BHS 1984

Daryl Lee Sutliff, BHS 1984

Daryl Lee Sutliff, was born on June 10, 1966 and passed away on December 12, 2012 after suffering a sudden heart attack. He had suffered with cardiopulmonary disease for quite sometime.

No other details at this time.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Charles Ray "Chuck" Colvin, BHS 1970

Charles Ray "Chuck" Colvin, BHS 1970

For Burbank High Class of 1970 - Unexpected passing on July 25, 2017 of Charles Ray "Chuck" Colvin at age 65. He lived in Santa Clarita, California, and had had some health problems the last several years. 

He was the fourth of six siblings, his younger sister, Nancy, was BHS '71. The family lived at 1006 E. Palm in Burbank while growing up. Chuck had worked for Warner Bros. and 21st Century Fox. 

He is survived by his 94 year old mother, Marjorie Colvin (BHS '41), who lives in Orange County, and his five siblings and their families.

Alan Landros, BHS 1970

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Clara Isabel Castro, BHS 1997

Clara Isabel Castro, BHS 1997 - -1978 - 1995

Note: Clara Castro was listed on the old BHS/JBHS website as having passed away. I had no information on her until I found a In Memoriam page in the 1995 yearbook. It reads as follows:

Born November 4, 1978, in Medellin, Colombia, Clara Castro grew up trying her hardest each day to only be the best she could be. She was a loving sister, a respectable daughter and loyal friend.

Those who knew her saw past her petite physique, diabetes, asthma, and heart trouble. They saw her as a true friend, one who was honest and trustworthy; who put her close friends and family ahead of everything else.

Her death on Wednesday, February 8, 1995, touched the hearts of many. Several of those who knew her best, shed quite a few tears when they heard the sad, sad news.

But many want to be sure that although Clara is not with us in person, her memory will always remain.      Elishka Webb

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Theresa Whalen Draper, BHS 1965

Theresa Whalen Draper

I'm so sorry to report that we've lost another classmate.  Theresa Whalen Draper passed away April 16, 2017 following a stroke in March.  I don't have any other details at this time, but if I find out about any services, I will let you know. 
Theresa was a popular hair stylist in Burbank for many years and I know some of you were her clients.  She had suffered from MS for many years, but the last time I saw her, after our 50-year Reunion, she looked fantastic.  I gave her a memory book from the reunion and we had a great time reminiscing.  I'm so glad we had that time together.
Blessings to all,
Trudie Lombard Hentze, BHS 1965

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Phillip Dale Thomas, BHS 1945

Former Burbank resident, Phillip Dale Thomas, 61, died August 7, 1989 in the Fijians Islands. Born in Iowa, he was a resident of Glendale, California.

Thomas was a graduate of Burbank High School 1945 and a navy airman in World War II. He worked in the wholesale electrical industry, last with Maddox Sales for 30 years and was vice president of the corporation.

He is past president of the Southern California Electric Club and was honored as Man of the Year; past scoutmaster and served on the board of the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America; past president of the Nite Owl's Dance Club of Burbank and enjoyed Scottish Country dancing.

Thomas was a golfer, skier, hiker, scuba diver and tennis player. He supported the Burbank DeBell Men's Golf Club and the Sport Chalet Diving Club.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son Warren Netz; daughters, Judy Neeson, Patti Thomas, Susan O'Brian, Jo Ann Thompson and Sharon Evans; mother, Florence Thomas of Burbank; brother, Paul, seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at the Wee Kirk O'Heather, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

Published in the Burbank Leader, August 16, 1989

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ian Robin Segal, BHS 1987

Ian Robin Segal, BHS 1987

August 14, 1969 - May 1, 2002

Father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, friend to countless and dedicated paramedic who will be missed forever.

Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2002, 2:00 p.m., at First Christian Church, North Hollywood. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on May 4, 2002

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Paul Michael Murphy, BHS 1960

Paul Michael Murphy, BHS 1960 

Auburn Journal, The (CA) - Sunday, July 16, 2017           

Paul Michael Murphy, 75, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from a long battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Paul was born January 28, 1942 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, son of the late James and Sarah (Welch) Murphy.

Paul graduated from Burbank High School in 1960. He married his sweetheart Diane Guinaugh, on July 25, 1964 at St. Finbar Church in Burbank, Calif. They moved to Northern Calif. in 1969, and he launched Paul Murphy Distributing in 1972, selling auto parts to dedicated customers in territories ranging from Sacramento to Yuba City, Marysville, and Reno, Nev.

His family describes him as ever smiling. He had a silly sense of humor, a quiet joy, a genuine care for the great outdoors, and a loving and forgiving spirit. He built their Grass Valley home on five acres, creating beautiful grounds, vegetable, and flower gardens and orchards, sharing the bounty with family and community. He was a godly man, devoted to family, and enjoyed water and snow skiing, fishing, tennis and golf. Paul was a long-time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and then St. Teresa of Avila in Auburn.

Many may remember his uncanny ability to turn any word or phrase into a song. It seems fitting that one of his favorite songs at the end of his life was "How Can I Keep From Singing?"

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane (Guinaugh) Murphy, three children: Greg, Sally and Katie, and four grandchildren: Carter, Brenna, Jake, and Tanner. He is further survived by his brother Jimmy, sisters Annie Aiton and Bette Hamer, brother Jack and sister-in-law Cindy (Gorman), brother-in-law John Guinaugh and sisters-in-law Nicki (Pepperell) and Carole (Roberts), as well as many beloved nephews and nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 11600 Atwood Rd. Auburn, CA 95603 to honor Paul; reception immediately following. Wear bright colors, as Paul was a bright light to all who knew him.

A special thank you to all of Paul's family, friends and neighbors, for your beautiful prayers, encouragement, and love through this time. Thank you to Folsom Fire Department, Sutter Care at Home Hospice Roseville, and Paul's niece, Nancy Pailing, for your supportive care of Paul in his last days.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity, or Sutter Care at Home Hospice (Gift processing, P.O. Box 166045, Sacramento, CA 95833). As an alternative, plant a garden, sing songs, measure rainfall, make food from scratch and share with loved ones. In short, live simply and laugh often, in memory of Paul. Diane says, "I'll see you in my dreams... until we meet again!"

Friday, July 21, 2017

Alan Jay Mulder, BHS 1967

Worker killed while stopped on Reyes Adobe Road
By Sylvie Belmond, The Acorn Newspaper, June 2017
Alan Mulder, a 68-year-old landscape contractor and family patriarch, sustained fatal injuries Sat., June 10, 2017 when a passing car struck him while he was standing next to his work truck on Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills.
Mulder was working on a landscaping job for the City of Agoura Hills along the north side of the road near Rainbow Crest when the accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m.
While his work truck and utility wagon were parked on the shoulder of the road, a car driven by a 74-year-old woman approached from behind.
“She apparently thought she had sufficient clearance to pass, but must have misjudged it so she hit the back of the utility trailer and sideswiped the vehicle until she reached the truck driver’s door where Mulder was standing and getting ready to enter his truck,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective David Huelsen said. Mulder was transported to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks where he died from his injuries.
The driver who hit Mulder stopped and cooperated with authorities. Her name was not released, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation, Huelsen said.
Mulder is survived by his wife, Margie, who is a retired teacher from the Las Virgenes Unified School District; two adult sons, Christopher and Michael, and their wives; and eight grandchildren.
He and his wife came to Agoura Hills more than 25 years ago.
TOGETHER— The Mulder family gathers for a photo during a 2016 vacation to Santa Cruz. Alan Mulder and his wife, Margie, are seated in front. Courtesy of Christopher Mulder.
“He was a faithful, dedicated, hard-working husband, father, grandfather, brother and son,” the Mulder family told The Acorn in a statement. He served as a deacon at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Sun Valley.

Mulder grew up in Burbank and earned a history degree from UCLA. He later became a licensed landscape contractor and arborist, and founded Agoura Hills-based Savanna Landscape Inc., which has provided lawn care and landscaping services to commercial and residential clients in Ventura and Los Angeles counties for the past 30 years.

Memorial donations may be made to the two charities he supported: World Vision and The Salvation Army.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ferdinand J. "Fred" Fumo, BHS 1973

Ferdinand J. "Fred" Fumo, BHS 1973

Burbank Leader, Saturday, April 16, 2016

Ferdinand "Fred" Fumo, a Burbank resident since 1954, passed away from complications of emphysema and COPD.
He graduated from Burbank High School in 1973.

Fred is survived by his sisters Rita Derby of Camarillo, California and Paula Homan of Burbank. He is preceded in death by his parents Sue and Henry Fumo and sister, Sandy Frydrychowski.

Memorial services will be held at the end of the month in Camarillo, California.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pamela Coyle De Celle, BHS 1944

Pamela Coyle De Celle, BHS 1944

Pamela Coyle De Celle passed away on June 6, 2009 due to injuries from an auto accident. She married Bob De Celle BHS 1942, in 1947 and they have two children. In 1964 they moved to Michigan. She was cremated and ashes scattered in the Scattering Garden in the Union Cemetery in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

No other details at this time.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Robert L. McKee, BHS 1957

Robert L. McKee

November 21, 1939 - February 6, 2017

Bob passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. Bob grew up in the San Fernando Valley and after graduation from Burbank High School, joined the Air Force and became a Jet Engine Mechanic. He married his high school sweetheart Kay in 1963 and they were happily married for 53+ years.

Besides his wife, Bob leaves two daughters, Stacy Sundstrom, husband Dave, and Tori Osterman, husband Paul, as well as four grandchildren: Kinsey and Katie Sundstrom and Eric and Shane Osterman.

Bob had lived in the High Desert for 32 years. He built the first two Hole-N-One Donut Shops and then moved on to real estate, small manufacturing, Mail Masters Plus and, lastly, Bob'll Do It Handyman Service. Bob enjoyed golf, travel, and most of all, his family.

There will be a celebration of life at the Mckee Home from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on February 19th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. A special thanks to the Staff at Sterling Commons.                 
Daily Press (Victorville, CA) - Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pamela Jeanne Herrick Neil, BHS 1965

Pamela Jeanne Herrick Neil
September 1947 – April 24, 2017

Our loving mother, grandmother and sister, Pam Neil passed away peacefully in Reno, Nevada on April 24, 2017, after a two year battle with cancer and now resides in her heavenly home. A born-again Christian, Pam attended the First Baptist Church, in Hawthorne. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A fourth generation Californian and a native of Imperial County, Pam was the daughter of Claude Herrick and Patricia Arner. She grew up in El Centro and Burbank, California, graduating from Burbank High School in 1965, later taking courses in early childhood development at Los Angeles Valley College, in the San Fernando Valley.

She was married in March 1969 to Mike Neil. In February 1970 they welcomed daughter Lori into the family. Five years later, to the day of Lori’s birth, Pam and Mike became the parents to their youngest son, Chuck. For the next few years, Pam spent her time raising the children, and helping to care for her niece. With two active children, Pam was kept busy taxiing her daughter and son to their various sports and school endeavors, including soccer and softball. In ferrying around many of their friends who had working parents, she became a second mom to many of the teammates.

The Neil family moved to San Diego in 1979 and remained there as Lori and Chuck grew up. During that time Pam started a small home-based distribution and sales company specializing in t-shirt advertising. From 1983 to 1996, Pam and Mike began a successful small business, San Diego CNC, a machine tools sales and service company. In 1996 the firm was incorporated as Neil Enterprises, Inc. Pam served as the office manager and accountant for the company.

The Neil’s resided in Rancho Penasquitos from 1979 to 1994, when Pam and Mike became involved in the breeding and showing of American Eskimo dogs and became significantly active in the dog world. From 1989 to 1995, Pam was instrumental in establishing the local chapter of the American Eskimo Dog Club of San Diego County. Pam, Mike and many other “Eskie” lovers and breeders helped this breed to be recognized and accepted by the American Kennel Club.

Moving to north Escondido, Mike and Pam Neil actively assisted others in training their dogs and Pam started puppy socialization classes. They were also members of the Hidden Valley Obedience Club of North San Diego County from 1990 to 2002, during which time Pam served as treasurer of the Escondido Humane Society and facilitated the expansion of the society’s facilities and helping to build the first ever dog park in the City of Escondido.
Mike passed suddenly in 2002 and the business was closed. Together with her sister Sue Silver, from 2003 to 2006 Pam attended to their father in his decline with Alzheimer’s disease before moving with Sue to Hawthorne in June 2006.
In Hawthorne Pam became active as a volunteer with and a member of the board of directors of the Ray of Hope Humane Society. In 2008 and 2009, Pam devoted many hours to the fight to fend off a wilderness land proposal and supported the efforts of the Coalition for Public Access (CPA). She became active in the Mineral County Republican County Committee, serving for a time as the committee’s treasurer.

Pam’s battle with cancer was both inspiring and heartbreaking. Her diagnosis was made nearly two years after a local radiology report had recommended a CT scan follow-up, but of which she was not advised. Because her symptoms were missed, one of Pam’s last sentiments and advice to others was that they should always seek a second opinion and take responsibility for your own health needs.

Pam is survived by her children: Lori Neil and Chuck Neil; Chuck’s fiancĂ©, Holley Watkins; three grandchildren: Harrison Sedin, William White Neil and Dylan Neil; her sister: Sue Silver; niece: Chris (Eileen) Stanwick and cousins: Barbara (Greg) Beedon, Chuck (Sabra) Cobleigh and Nancy (Jim) Jacobs.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, corner of 8th and C streets, Hawthorne. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. A meal will follow courtesy of the church’s congregation.

May 12, 2017 By

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Terry Lee Baker, BHS 1966

Terry Lee Baker, 66, born on February 1, 1948, in Glendale, California, passed away November 29, 2014.  He resided in Burbank, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. No other details at this time.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Michael "Mike" Cobb, BHS 1983

Channel Islands Sales Manager/All-Around Great Guy Loses Battle to Cancer       

The surf world has lost another one of the good guys. Sadly, after a long, hard-fought battle against pancreatic cancer, Santa Barbara’s Mike Cobb has passed away. Remembered for his compassion, integrity and love of life, his place in the lineup will be greatly missed. He was only 51 years old.

The Sales Manager for Channel Islands Surfboards, Cobb was one of the lucky ones that found a way to blend a fulfilling career with his love for surfing.

“Mike was the man,” said Conner Coffin, who spent years with Cobb at Channel Islands. “He was one of those guys that always made sure the people around him were taken care of. He was just one of the nicest guys. It’s so heartbreaking; he had such a positive energy and he did so much good for other people.”

A regular in the water around Ventura and Santa Barbara, Cobb also made routine sojourns to Tavarua over the years, typically staying on the island during Dave Lester’s week in May.

“I was lucky enough to spend quite a few weeks with Mike on Tavarua over the years,” remembers Lester. “We became good friends. Mike was a great guy who took the time to get to know people. He really cared a lot about the Fijians on Tavarua. I spoke with Mike a few days before our trip this past May, unfortunately Mike could not join us this year, but he really wanted to come, not for the surf, but to see all of his Fijian friends. He loved the place and the people. That is just the way Mike was. Always a kind word for everyone. I am really going to miss him.”

As far as what kind of guy Cobb was, a telling post was made on his Facebook page shortly after his passing.

“He came up to me during a little surf trip on Tavarua in 2012 and said, ‘There is an unridden brand new Al Merrick 6’10” in my boardbag, I want you to go grab it, wax and ride it and have some fun at Cloudbreak,’ after he found out I didn't bring a shortboard and just two longboards on the trip,” writes Kieran Plim. “Who does that? Mick does. What also struck me most was that he had the time to chat and drink beer like a person I had known for 20 years, not to mention bringing out his secret collection of tequila as well one night. I know you are getting seriously barreled right now in the afterlife.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family and friends. Godspeed.
Published in Surfline, By Jake Howard, July 3, 2017



Sunday, July 9, 2017

Nan Deborah Gold, BHS 1964

Nan Deborah Gold, BHS 1964

Burbank Daily Review, Wednesday, October 12, 1983


A 36-year-old Burbank woman, left paralyzed on one side of her body by an operation for a brain tumor about 15 years ago, drowned Monday, October 10, 1983, while taking a therapeutic bath at her home, police said.

The woman, identified as Nan D. Gold, was found unconscious by a day nurse who returned to the house in the 700 block of Uclan Drive shortly after 1 p.m. according to Sgt. Harry Griffin.

Griffin said the nurse, unsuccessful in her attempt to revive Gold through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, notified paramedics who in turn called the police.

Bill Gold, a deputy medical examiner for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, said an autopsy on Tuesday revealed Gold drowned possibly as the result of a seizure. Further tests will be conducted on the body, he added.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Gene L. Rader, BHS 1945

Gene L. Rader of Azalea, Oregon, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the age of 89. Gene was born in Fairbury, Nebraska, in October of 1927.

At age three, Gene’s family moved to Burbank, California, during the Great Depression. He graduated from Burbank High School and became a Carpenter, then served in the Navy and was a veteran of WWII on the battleship New Jersey. He worked his way up from a Carpenter to General Superintendent of Construction with Zapata Diversified Builders and then Regional Manager of Construction in the Western States for Hospital Building & Equipment Co., where he retired in 1990. He was known for building everything from homes, apartment complexes, large commercial and government buildings, schools, libraries, and hospitals. He designed and built the home of his dreams on Upper Cow Creek in Azalea, Oregon, amid the Douglas fir trees, ferns and wildflowers, where he spent his retirement with family and friends.

Gene loved being on the water, boating and waterskiing, but his passion was fishing! He owned many boats in his lifetime and loved to take family and friends skiing and deep-sea fishing. His interests were hunting, fishing, waterskiing, golf, hot cars, baseball, football, his flowers, and dogs.

He was preceded in death by his ex-wives, Mary Bishop Rader and Doris Rader, as well as the love of his life, Jean Dahlin; his parents, Andrew and Ruth Irene Rader; sister, Marjorie Rader Seagraves; brother, Richard “Dick” Rader; niece, Sherre Seagraves; as well as all but one of his lifetime friends.

Gene leaves behind his daughter, Janet Rader Harwood (Bill) of Nashville, TN; son, James Rader (Cheryl) of Manteca, CA; grandson, Todd Forgie (Denise); great-grandson, John Forgie; grandchildren by marriage, Colleen Ethridge, Richard Cardona, Phillip Cardona and Marlene Popplewell; niece, Judith Rader Victorson (Bill); nephews, Veral Mack “Skip” Seagraves and Andrew Seagraves; and his lifetime best friend, William “Uncle Willy” Mayhugh (Dorothy).

At his request, there was no funeral or memorial service. A private Military Honors Ceremony was held at Mountain View Memorial Chapel for the immediate family on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to honor his Naval service to our country and his ashes were scattered by the family on “his mountain”.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Wounded Warriors Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or the charity of your choice.

THE NEWS-REVIEW, Roseburg, OR, Jun 26, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sharon Lynne Bushman Jones, BHS 1954

Sharon Lynne Jones, 80, returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father on May 14, 2017. Sharon's strength allowed her to live a productive life filled with service to family, neighbors and church.

She was born on September 29, 1936, in Sterling, Ill., to Elwood and LaVerne Bushman. Sharon was raised in Illinois, but the family relocated to California during her high school years, where she graduated from Burbank High School. Soon after graduation, she married William Christy and they settled in Manhattan Beach, where they raised five children.

Sharon always had a strong feeling for religion and visited and studied nearly every kind of Christian church, and when missionaries knocked on her door, they answered many of her questions. She knew it was true and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1968 Sharon and William divorced, and Sharon moved her family to Lancaster.

In 1975 Sharon met and married Fred Kellerman, and a son was added to the family. They were later divorced. Sharon worked for Boeing at Edwards Air Force Base and in 1989, moved to Tehachapi, and after being single for 15 years, she married Larry Jones in 1991, where they resided together for the past 25 years. Sharon had a variety of hobbies and talents she used to serve those around her. She loved to read, sew, do beautiful cross-stitching, bake, and research her family’s genealogy.
She served in many church callings and was an aide and volunteer at the Hospital Guild for many years. When her health required her to start "taking it easy," Larry and Sharon decided they would go on their own adventures on their motorcycle, or in their truck and camper.

Sharon is survived by her sister, Gloria Evans; son, David (Melanie) Christy; daughter, Cheryl Hunter; daughter, Janet Christy; and daughter, Diana (Jonathan) Silva; 18 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Marilyn Bushman; daughter, Wendy Haller; and son, Stephen Kellerman.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m., followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 600 Anita Drive, Tehachapi, Ca. 93561. Interment will be at the Tehachapi Eastside Cemetery. The family would like to thank ProCare Hospice, and Zoreen and her family at Evergreen Elderly Care for their loving care of our mother.

Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Robert John " Bob" Maiwurm, BHS 1967

Robert John Maiwurm, BHS 1967

Bob Maiwurm was born on March 13, 1949 and graduated from Burbank High School with the class of 1967 where he played football and was a member of the Letterman's Club. Bob graduated from Cal State Los Angeles in 1970 and was employed with as a truck driver with Kingdom Express, Inc.

Bob while in high school appeared on "The Dating Game" TV Show. Bob passed away suddenly on July 3, 2015, probably in Gardena, California where he was living according to his facebook page.

Bob was predeceased by his wife and survived by his daughter Keri Mendoza.

From his daughter Keri:
Family, friends, and anyone who has been privileged to know Bob Maiwurm, We are so thankful for all of the enormous amount of prayers, love and support from everyone who knew him at one point or another in his lifetime and its so comforting to know how much he will truly will be missed. Many of you have asked if there is
anyway you can help or if there is  something you can do and we appreciate everyone's concern so much. We are kindly asking for donations in ANY amount to cover and provide memorial and cremation services and anything above and beyond will be donated to a charity that fights against alcoholism... In advance we thank anyone who can help and may God Bless you...

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Maryann Giessinger Smith, BHS 1959

Maryann Giessinger Smith passed away August 7, 2016 after a very long battle with bone cancer. 

She always had a very positive outlook on everything, including her illness. In recent months she realized her time was limited, and told her family that she knew she has had a wonderful life, and that she was ready to go when her time came.  Maryann was 75. She was born on May 8, 1941. Maryann had lived for many years in Morongo Valley in the Palm Desert area. 

Her siblings are Don Giessinger, BHS ‘61, Sherri Giessinger Coleman, BHS ‘67, and Valerie Giessinger Scott, BHS ‘71. Maryann passed away at the home of her brother, Don, and his wife, Janey (also BHS ‘61), in Atascadero. Their 93 year old mother, Jeannie Giessinger Cascio, is still living on her own in Santa Clarita. Maryann leaves a son, Shawn Padovich, and his four children, along with all the rest of her very large family who mourn her now.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Glenn Archer Kellogg, BHS 1972

Glenn Archer Kellogg, BHS 1972

'Dad, I'm Helping You'
Gun Kills Boy

A 14-year-old Burbank boy accidently shot and killed himself Sunday night while rushing to help his father investigste noises in the backyard of the family's house. He yelled " Dad, I'm helping you" moments before the pistol he was carrying in a holster discharged and killed him, police said.
The boy was Glenn Archer Kellogg. He died of a gunshot wound in the abdomen at St. Joseph Hospital at 9:55 p.m. Police said the boy apparently had taken the .38 caliber Derringer from its hiding place in the den and was rushing through the kitchen to give it to his father, when the gun went off. Police could not determine how or why the gun discharged.

The boy's father, Fermer Kellogg, was investigating noises in the backyard of the home at 701 E. Fairmount. The boy, his father and his mother had been watching television in the den when they heard noises in the yard about 9 o'clock. The father could find no one there, but noises were heard again about 9:20, police said.
The father said he heard noises near a gate when he went into the yard from the kitchen door. He yelled for help. Mrs. Kellogg rushed from the house to aid her husband. She heard a gunshot from the kitchen as she ran out the door, she said. Her son yelled that he was helping his father just before the shots sounded, she told police.

The boy was alive when officers arrived at the house. He reportedly died in the emergency room at the hospital. 
The boy was found on the floor of the kitchen near the door of the adjoining den. The gun discharged while it was in the holster, the shot striking the boy at close range, police said. The youth graduated from Muir Junior High School last month.

Burbank Deaths

Young Shooting Victim's Service Scheduled
Funeral services for Glenn A. Kellogg, 14, who accidentally shot and killed himself while rushig to help his father check for a prowler, will be held Wednesday.The services are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. in the Old North Church, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.

The boy lived at 701 E. Fairmount and had resided in the city all his life. He was an Eagle Scout and attended the First Christian Church of Burbank.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fermer Kellogg; a brother, Loren; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kellogg, all of Burbank. The Rev. Dwaine E. Cerbin of the First Christian Church will officiate at the services. A colorguard of Boy Scouts will also attend. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn.            

From the Burbank Newspaper, July 1968

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

John S. Lara, BHS 1952

John Subia Lara, 81, of Apple Valley, passed away on Saturday, June 6th, 2015.

John was born to the late Santos and Josefa Lara, March 30, 1934, in Burbank, California. John graduated from Burbank High School in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956.

John worked for the City of Burbank, Public Works for 32 years. He retired in 1989 and moved to Bullhead City, Arizona in 1990, where he resided for 15 years. In June of 2005 he moved to Apple Valley, California.

John is survived by his wife Stephanie of 57 years. Also survived by six children, Edward, Edna, Steve, Alfred, Albert and John and their spouses, 12 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. John is also survived by his older brother Art and sister Armida. John also has many extended families and good friends.
A funeral Mass and service was held at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Burbank on June 12, 2015.

From the Senior Bulldog Newsletter.