Sunday, March 29, 2015

David A MacCaughtry, Jr, BHS '67 Passed Away March 26, 2015



This is so sad... I just received this from Dave's wife:

Hi Cathy

Wanted you and the class of 67 to know that he passed away on March 26, 2015. After a short battle with lung cancer.

If you would let others know I would appreciate.

Thank you

Betty Jo Maccaughtry


MARCH 31, 2015 UPDATE
COMMENTS
Mel Smith BHS 65 and Cathy (Irwin) Smith BHS 66
We have known Dave and Betty Jo for almost fifty years. He was a great friend, and will be missed by all that had the opportunity know him.

FROM FACEBOOK
Pam Kirkwood
So Sorry...

Adele Bassett
RIP

Kent Barcus
We are young in many ways but not all; younger a year ago, younger now than next month or next year and some already are aging no longer..

Larryjeans Carletta
Very sad news. Was in many of Dave's classes throughout high school and played fast pitch softball against him for many years. Great guy and prayers for his family. RIP.

Linda Everett
So, so sorry to hear this.......My prayers go out to his family.

Christine Cline
I remember Dave from several of my classes at Luther Burbank. He certainly kept us all entertained with his amazing personality. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones. Such sad news .

Susan Pena MacCaskey
So sorry, sending prayers to his family and friends.

Jan DeJaegher
So sad. He was such a cool guy back in the day.

Tammy Klinger
Oh dear..... another Bulldog, prayers for his family.....

David Hourigan
Sorry to hear this. Dave was a great guy with a wonderful sense to of humor.

Fran Henriksen
Oh he was a funny guy. May he rest in peace. Sending healing prayers to the family....

Mark Pollock
My old friend and a really decent guy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stephen Philip Walker, BHS '67 (1949-2015)


Stephen Philip Walker
January 3, 1949 - February 26, 2015

Today, I received the following sad news:

Cathy:

I just found out that a classmate of ours from BHS class of ‘67 had passed away. Steve Walker and I had been friends since 8th grade at Luther Burbank Junior High. I got a call from his neighbor in regards of a letter I had sent Steve and he informed me that Steve passed away in his sleep on February 26, 2015 at the age of 66. His 66th birthday was in January. Steve and I played a lot of golf together during high school up a DeBell. Steve was living in Pacoima, CA at the time of his death.

Regards;

William B. McMillan
Class of ‘67

In the Ceralbus yearbook under Steve's name is says, "Coll. Prep. Marching Band 10; Camera CLub 10, 11, 12; Chemistry Club 12. Looks to the future at a JC."

Here is a 2009 photo from our class reunion.


Please keep Steve's family and friends in your prayers.

FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Diane Ward
I am so sorry to hear this. I knew Steve all there way through school in Burbank and always liked him. Many prayers for his family. I am sure he will be greatly missed.

Betty Worland
Very Sad! RIP Steve! My deepest condolences to your family and friends!

Mary Hendricks Johnson
I'm so sorry to hear about Steve. He lived on the next street over from Screenland. Our back yards met. I would climb over the fence and myself an others had fun playing games. Good memories of him. My heart goes out to his family and friends. My deepest condolences to Steve's family and friends. R.I.P. Steve.

Adele Bassett
RIP

Jo Elaine Morton
RIP Steve Walker. God bless.

Dani Marie Kleist
Like Diane Ward, I knew Steve since kindergarten. It was great seeing him at all of our reunions. We still exchanged Christmas cards. I got one again just this year. He will be missed.

Gwen Wendy Nelson
Let's all honor this fellow alum by laughing and loving a little more than usual today.

Ginny Shoemaker Chapin
Omg!! I danced with him at our last reunion!!! Steve grew up just a couple if streets over from me!!! Very sad, nice guy!!!

Sheldon Stiel
Condolences to his family....RIP

Cathy Coyle
So sorry to hear that. He was a super nice guy & loved attending our reunions.

Starr Johnson
Very sorry to hear that. May he R.I.P. prayers for his family.

Bill N Tracy Michaelis
Blessings of peace and comfort to this dear family and friends.

Flora Ferrens
I am in shock I just saw Steve at the last reunion and I said I will see you at the next one. Really good guy. So sorry to hear the news. He loved all the class reunions and he just retired last year.

Jan Michels
Sorry to hear it. I remember Steve well from grade school all the way through.

Peggy Melton Cyphers
RIP

Vicki Herrin Fields
RIP��

Susan Pena MacCaskey
Condolences to his family. . . RIP Steve

Sherrie King
My Condolences to Steve's family and friends. Good journey.

Michael Torres
So sorry to hear this. I spoke to him a couple of months ago and he was looking forward to the reunion in August. Wanted to take me and Nancy out to dinner!! He lived right behind my house growing up in Burbank. I use to jump my backyard fence to play and he had a building that had his train collections in it and would show me his trains run. I am sadened by this news.

Laura Carpenter
My condolences to Steve's family and friends!

John Rocke
How sad. One of the nicest guys around--literally would give you the shirt off his back. A kind and decent man.

Betty Worland
This is exactly why each and every one of our reunions are so important to attend. Life throw us a lot of curve balls and you just never know! With each reunion, we take away memories of those near and dear to us! We also make everlasting friends that touch our hearts and keep their memory alive!

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
This is so sad, I always talked to him at our yearly reunions, truly a super nice guy. RIP

David Hourigan
Very sad to hear this. I grew up with Steve at Franklin Elementary, Luther Burbank and then at Burbank. Spent a lot of time with him at the last reunion we attended. Very nice guy. He will be missed.

Jim Grasse
Great Man! Rest in Peace Steve!

Kathleen Becker
I lived next door to Steve, his mom and dad, Irmadale and Barney, on Pepper St. As a matter of fact Steve was my first "client" as a babysitter. I've often wondered about him, did he marry, have children? What did he do for a living? Nicest family you could ever hope to meet. Sorry to hear of his passing.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Congrats to Gene Hernandez, BHS '67, New Mayor of Yorba Linda for 2015!

We are pretty proud of our friend and classmate, Gene along with his beautiful wife, Louise Good Hernandez, BHS '68!


2015 Mayor Gene Hernandez presents an appreciation plaque to 2014 Mayor Craig Young






Joanne Yoffee and Gene Hernandez voted Most Talkative for Burbank High's 1967 class

Here's Gene's bio... pretty impressive!!

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Chief Eugene J. (Gene) Hernandez (RET.)

Chief Hernandez received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from San Jose State University and his Masters of Science Degree in Management from Cal Poly, Pomona. He is a graduate of Class 15 of the California POST Command College and Class 154 of the F.B.I. National Academy. He entered law enforcement as a police officer with the City of Fullerton in 1972. He transferred to the Orange Police Department in 1975. He attained the rank of Captain within that agency, with his last assignment being the Administrative Division Commander. Other assignments included: Detective, Motor Officer, SWAT Team member and Team Leader, Accident Investigator and Project Manager for the then New Orange Police Facility. In 1998, he assumed the Chief of Police position with the City of Chino. He held that position until his retirement in December of 2006.

Gene has always been actively involved in the communities he has served. Community and professional service has included: District Governor, 2008-09, Rotary International, District 5300; Rotary Group Study Exchange Team Leader in 2006 to District 1910 (Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina); 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012 participated in National Immunization Days in India; 2005 participated in Water Well Project in Zambia, Africa; 2004 participated in Wheelchair Distribution Project in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and again in 2012 in Hermosillo, San Carlos, and Guaymas, Mexico; 2011-12 Chair for the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee; Current Vice-Chair for the California State Athletic Commission, appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and re-appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown; Past Board President of the Yorba Linda/Placentia YMCA and Current Board Member of the North Orange County YMCA, Past President of the Orange YMCA and Past Board President for the Chino Valley YMCA; Past Chairman for the Orange Chamber of Commerce Leadership Orange program; Past President of Family Solutions Inc., residential and foster care homes for abused children; Current Board member of Concept 7, a Family Support and Treatment Centers service; Past President of Orange North Rotary Club and Past President of the Chino Rotary Club; Member of Orange Elks Lodge 1475; Past Community Concerns Specialist for the California State PTA Board; Past Board of Director for the Chino Valley Medical Center; Current Board member of the PrimeHealth Care Foundation; Past President of the Board for the Chino Boxing Club Foundation; Past Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America - Old Baldy Council; Past President of the Command College Alumni Association; Past Committee Member for the FBI National Academy Alumni Association; and Past President of the Society of Police Futurists International.

Gene retired from law enforcement after a 34 year career in December of 2006. He has been married for 43 years to wife, Louise, and has three children, four grandchildren, and all reside in the City of Yorba Linda. Gene is a 27 year resident of Yorba Linda. Gene's passion is community volunteerism and world humanitarian travel.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Book: Singing to a Bulldog by Anson Williams, BHS '67 (Anson Heimlick)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vOx3d87lL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

Today received an email from fellow classmate, Andrea Moxness, BHS '67...

Hi, Cathy:

I just happened to tune in to The Better Show this morning at 6:00, and there was a great interview with Anson that lasted for two segments. He has written a book, "Singing to a Bulldog" (alas, not the BHS bulldog mascot, but a bulldog on Happy Days), and the interview is fun because he tells stories about the early days and how he got the part of Potsie, etc. Just thought you might want to share it on your blog. You can go to: http://better.tv/view/bettervideos and see some of the interview, if not all.

Andrea

Thanks Andrea.

I found 5 short clips at the above link and then found this other interview here - great job, Anson!




Saturday, October 4, 2014

Message from John Johnson, BHS '67

John Johnson asked that I post this...

A good friend of mine has made a couple of trips to Sudan. He has been helping in humanitarian aid to the Nuba people. The Nuba people have been attacked since the current government took over. The Nuba people are self sufficient farmers, but the government has bombed their fields and they have not been able to plant their fields for over 2 years. The Nuba people have had to flee into the mountains in the area and hiding in the caves. But they are starving to death. My friend, Chris Ward is planning another trip around the first of the year to take food, oil, and medical supplies. To accomplish this mission, they need $150,000. They are at about $13,000, so there is a long way to go. If you feel that stopping this genocide is important please go to this web site https://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=317694 and donate.

Thank you,
John Johnson

Friday, October 3, 2014

Where Are They Now? Bob Hazeltine, BHS '67



Stumbled upon this July 2014 video yesterday of Bob demonstrating copper enamel!

He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and tells a bit more about himself in the vid so check it out...




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Please Keep Mike Gould, BHS '67, in Your Prayers

Mike Gould had a stroke last week and his wife wanted his friends to know he is at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa Arizona.

We are praying for you, Mike!

Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E Baywood Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 321-2000





A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...

Nancy Hartley Freeland
Prayers going up

Linda Peterson Everett
My prayers are with you, Mike.......

Carol Nicholls Lebrecht
Sending prayers for Mike!

Robbin Perry Moore
Sending prays, lots of them.

Patti Thomas Dobrowolski
Such a nice guy - sending prayers

Betty Wareham Worland
Prayers being sent!

Cathy Nicholls Coyle
Prayers for Mike for a speedy recovery.

Starr Johnson
Prayers for you Mike and your family and Dr's for a speedy recovery.

Kent Barcus
Prayer for Mike's health and family, and that his trust in the Lord be restored and strengthened along with his body..

Shari Deuel Johnson
Oh no! Sending positive thoughts and well wishes to an old friend. Get well soon Mike

Carol Brown Baker
What a shame, I hope he gets through this ok.

Ron Stein
Praying for Mike and family

Judy Rayl Smith
Praying for Mike Gould

Andrea Moxness
Good thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike!

Alma Tackett Carson
Lord father God I lift Mike up to you right now and speak healing over his body and come against any side effects from this stroke in Jesus name and I pray that your peace will be with his family Amen.

Russell McElveen Sr.
Mike, I pray for a healing in Jesus name amen. From Burbank high we all love you. God bless you and your family in Jesus name amen.

Michael Torres
Praying for Mike to have a full recovery!!!

Deanna Lloyd Jennings
Blessings to you, Mike for a full recovery and for strength and comfort for your family. My heart goes out to all of you.

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
Be well my friend, I miss seeing you but have find memories of our Saturday runs to Taco Bell for bell burgers and being at Kyle's

Teri Hill Clark
Yes, be well our friend ... many, many memories from high school and beyond.

Donna Luce Neitman
Mike Gould, know that my thoughts & prayers are with you my friend!

Jeanne Barron Aikman
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you Mike.

Sue Sergent
Praying for a speedy recovery, Mike.