Saturday, December 28, 2019

Sara Lee Marino Becaria, BHS '67 (1948-2019)

Sara Lee Marino Becaria
December 26, 1948 - December 28, 2019

So sad to learn that Sara has left us! Heaven is richer today but we lost a beautiful, precious friend.

Today Pam Hawkins Swan wrote me, "Cathy, Sara Marino passed away this morning at 3:30 am."

Sara and I were buddies throughout elementary school beginning in Kindergarten at Miller in Burbank. So many fun memories!

Kindergarten Sara in middle and Jeanne Barron Aikman on right

6th grade Sara and Mary Brotsis Andersen

We lost touch over the years but reunited via our class reunions and Facebook.

1992 Sara and Cathy

2009 Sara, Dona Foy Bruckner and Cathy

2010 Cathy, Shelly Perez Lucero, Pam Hawkins Swan and Sara

I knew Sara was in the hospital recovering from surgery and it has been a difficult year for her. Her faith was strong and she always had an encouraging word.

Her last text to me was, "Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend. Blessings and peace on this joyful day. Love, Sara ❤️"

Rest in peace, sweet Sara... you are greatly loved and dearly missed but we will meet again.

Please keep Sara's family in your hearts and prayers... Husband Ed, Sons James and Sam, Sister Carol (BHS '68) along with her many other relatives and countless friends.

James Becaria posted this sweet message and video on Facebook
Yesterday in the wee hours of the morning heaven gained another angel. After a long fight against a number of challenges, she finally closed her eyes and slipped into her eternal rest. Anyone who ever got to know her got to experience her warmth and kindness. I love you so much mom. God am I going to miss you.

Sara's Funeral will be held January 25 at San Fernando Mission starting at 11:00 am for the viewing. Service starts at 1:00 pm with the internment at 2:00 pm. 
11160 Stranwood Ave, Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 361-7387 

Jim Grasse
She was a fighter and am so sorry for the Family & friends loss πŸ™❤️❤️πŸ™πŸ™

Mary Durrer
I'm so sorry to hear. She always a sweet person. Her parents were very kind.

Christine Smith Carroll
So sorry to hear. Prayers to her family. ❤️πŸ™πŸ»

Don Ray
We were next-door neighbors in 1957 and went all through school as friends. I’m heartbroken!

Diana Ziegler Larsen
Oh no! Sara Lee. I am so sorry for her family's loss. RIP.

Robbin Moore

Deanna Jennings
I’m so sorry to hear this. Such a sweet person. πŸ₯°πŸ’•

Adele Bassett

Linda Everett
Oh, no......I am so sad to hear this.......she was such a sweetheart❤️. My prayers go out to her family and friendsπŸ™❤️πŸ™

Peggy Melton Cyphers

Suzanne Lane Richard
OMG so sorry to read this. Prayers to her family.

Adele Bassett

Betsey Nash
I remember her & I graduated with her sister, Carol. So sorry to lose her.

Ron Stein

John Rocke
An All-Time nice person who was gracious and positive with everyone. Sympathy and condolences to Sara's family.

Carol Nicholls Lebrecht
My condolences to Sara’s family. She was always a very sweet person.

Linda Green Nicholson
My condolences to her family. She was a very nice person πŸ™πŸ™πŸŒˆ

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
Condolences to her family! RIP Sara!

Martha Olivia Shayesteh
RIP, Condolences

Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers
My condolences to all her family and friends. RIP Sara.

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

Betty Worland
So very sorry to hear this sad news. Sara was so sweet and very likable. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Louise Bialik
hugs to you, Cathy, and rest in peace, Sara

Paula Mayhall

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
We have been I’m together since Thanksgiving. So sad .

Susan PeΓ±a MacCaskey
So very sorry Cathy, condolences to her family and friends

Kathy Buzan

Linda Willson Nelson
Oh, I am so very sorry. I remember her well.

Darlene Culotta
Sorry for your loss Cathy. It's hard to lose life-time friends. The class of '67 has lost SO MANY of their friends. I think it's more than the class of '66.

Vicki Herrin Fields
I'm so sorry. Life-long friends are rare and precious.

Pamela Spang
Very sorry to hear this, so many gone πŸ˜”

Melinda Gordon
So sorry for your loss. 😦

Louise Good Hernandez
May she Rest In Peace. πŸ™πŸ»

Valerie Giessinger Scott
So sorry to hear this Cathy!

Julie Guttridge
Rest In Peace Sara 😒

Heather Seapy Tobin
Sending prayers to the family BHS Summer 1956

Mary Ogle
So sad. Friends since kindergarten at Miller.

Caroleen Cleveland
So sorry to hear this, such a dear sweet person. Every time I'd bump into her downtown Burbank somewhere she had a smile on her face and always would remember me and say hi. Sending my sincere condolences to family and friends.

Michael A. Panagiotis
Big hugs . . .so very sorry to hear . .

Dennis Alves
I remember Sara and her sister Bonnie, Sara and I lived in the same apartment building on Grismer after high school. So sad to hear this, I've always wondered where she was 😞

Carol Baker
So very sorry to hear this. R.I.P. sweet Sara. My prayers go out to your family.

Cathy Coyle
Sweet Sara. I’ve known her since 6th grade. So sorry to hear this. RIP dear friend.

Pat Bushman
So sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

Liz Havens

Jeanne Barron Aikman
I’m so heartbroken. Sara and I were friends since kindergarten with Mrs Winter at Miller. We reconnected with the reunions and it always seemed no time had passed between us. We still giggled like little girls and reminisced our playground days. Such a sweet soul and dear friend. What a loss. My sincere condolences to her family. ❤️

Jo Elaine Morton
Oh I liked her very much. RIP dear Sara. She was fun and so kind.

Dorett Bass
So sorry to hear this ... my husband (who I lost in Oct.) was a neighbor of the Becarias , grew up with Lou, Kevin had such great memories of hanging with their family ... πŸ˜žπŸ™πŸ’”

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Kathleen "Kathy" Bryan, BHS '67 (1949-2019)

Kathleen Louise Bryan

Today, we received the shocking and very sad news as reported by Jeff Bryan, that his sister, Kathleen Bryan, passed away.

Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

RIP Kathy...


This is Shannon, Kathleen’s daughter. I wanted to share the very sad news that my beautiful, sweet, caring, exceedingly generous, brave, strong and courageous mom passed away suddenly on Sunday.

Her obituary is below, including details regarding her memorial service in Burbank next Saturday, and it will be in the Burbank Leader newspaper tomorrow.

Kathleen Bryan

July 10, 1949 - November 3, 2019
It is with great sadness the family of Kathleen Bryan announces her sudden passing in Tacoma, WA on November 3rd, 2019 – 70 years young.

Kathleen was born to William and Mary Lou Bryan on July 10th, 1949 in Glendale, CA. She grew up in Burbank, CA and attended Burbank High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Redlands and a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin. Over the course of 35 years she was a speech pathologist in Seattle, WA and Newport Beach, CA.

Kathleen was an amazing chef, cookbook collector and devotee of the performing arts. She loved her family and friends fiercely. She is survived by her two children, Bryan and Shannon, her brother Jeff and sister Jennifer, her five nieces and nephews, and seven grandchildren: Henry, Stella, Chase, Lucy, Oliver, Alice and Miles.

She was preceded in death by her parents whom we are so grateful she is back together with. There is a huge hole in our hearts without her.

A service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Burbank on November 16th at 1:30 PM, with a celebration of her life following.

Any donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to the Tacoma Opera, 47 St. Helens Ave, Suite 201, Tacoma, WA 98402.

Kathie Maybin
I knew her quite well during High School. RIP Kathleen

Carrie Diaz-Lathouwers
My condolences to all your family and friends. RIP Kathleen.

Susan PeΓ±a MacCaskey
RIP Kathy

Pamela Spang
A ray of sunshine gone too soon πŸ˜”. Let God comfort her family πŸ™πŸ»

Marilyn Williams Peterson
SO sad. She was always so sweet and smiling.πŸ™

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

Larry O'Brien So sad

Carol De Hart
Way too young. πŸ˜₯πŸ’›

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Virginia Hamilton
My condolences go out to her family and friends. So young. RIP πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Larry Segall
My childhood neighbor. My condolences to Jen and Jeff and the Bryan family.

Carol Forrand Tallakson

Joyce Miller
So sad to hear this very sad news.

Donna Luce Veatch Neitman
I am shocked! Condolences to her family. RIP Kathy! πŸ˜₯

Linda Green Nicholson
So sorry to hear this my condolences to her family

Sherry Copp
What a pretty girl and woman. May she Rest In Peace. πŸ™πŸ»

Mary Boriso Jordan
So sad to hear this...Love to the family....❤️

Cathy Coyle
I’m in shock! She had such a beautiful spirit & kind soul. God Bless you dear Kathleen.

Kirk Grant
She will be greatly missed. May the Great Spirit be with her family today and always. R. I. P.

Nadine Aguirre Lujan

Carol Nicholls Lebrecht
I am sadden by the loss of our classmate Kathy Bryan. My condolences to her family.

Warren Swanson
So sad. She was a fellow Redlands Bulldog.

Carol Baker
I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. R.I.P.

Julie Guttridge
Always a darling gal! Very sad news 😒

Mary Durrer
So sorry for the families loss. GBU

Deanna Jennings
Such shockingly sad news. Kathy was my classmate at the University of Redlands too. πŸ’• My heart goes out to her family.

Karen Madsen
I'm so sad to hear this. Rest in peace Kathy.

Sandi Tillotson-Clum
Rest in Peace

Debbie Torres Brey Bennett
One of the sweetest people I knew at BHS. 😒❤️

Mary Ogle
Sad sad news. She will be missed! πŸ’•πŸ’•

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
So sad, she was such a nice person 😒

Pat Bushman
My condolences to her family and friends. Rest in peace.

Jim Flavin
So sad to hear. God bless all.

David Taylor
So sorry to hear about Kathleen. Her family lived next door to us for fifty years! RIP Kathleen! 😒

Jennifer Dale Schatz
Oh no!!πŸ₯Ί

Larry O'Brien
Spoke with her brother Jeff today, deepest sorrows to the family during this sad time.

Mary Joan Swartzbaugh

Cheryl Bondy
Wonderful family, neighbors for years, peace to her brother and sister.

Diana Dunnagan
I remember her as one of the sweetest people at school. My condolences to family and friends.

Harold Maxham
I'm totally shocked. She was a good friend and I loved her Mom and Dad. My prayers and thoughts are for her family.

Peggy Melton Cyphers
What I remember most about her was her face. It just lit up. So sorry to hear this
RIP Kathy

Kim Brewer
Oh no! What a shock! Praying for her family and friends in this time of loss!

Alice Ford

Betsey Nash
Kathleen grew up one door down from us on Birmingham Rd. Wonderful family. She had a great spirit. I stayed with she & her first husband in Madison Wisconsin on my solo van trip around the country in 1973. We had a blast. Oh, so sad.

Jay Peterson
Kathleen was an all-around perfect person. I will miss her. RIP song leader girl.πŸ’

Robbin Moore
RIP Kathy

Kathy Bice
RIP Kathy πŸ™πŸ» to her family & friends

Jo Elaine Morton
RIP lovely Kathleen πŸŒΊπŸ™

David De Hart
My deepest sympathies to the Bryan family. We were very close in high school and I loved them all. RIP Kathy.

Deanna Bergman
So very sorry! πŸ’•

Jeanne Barron Aikman
I’m so heartbroken with this news I honestly don’t have the right words to say. Kathleen was always such a radiant and fun-loving person. We were very involved in our church youth group. Our time together as BHS Songleaders was always a blast. Such a beautiful woman. I’m so sorry for her family and the loss this brings to their lives. I will miss you sweet friend. ❤️

Barbara Zelenay Berry
So saddened to hear this. I lived on the next street over from her. She will be truly missed but never forgotten. RIP Kathy...

Robin Newnom Ferguson McBain
I so wish I could be there. She was such a bright light❣️

Ron Hagg
A very nice person. RIP

Adele Bassett
Joan M. Ortega
Rest In Peace, sweet Kathleen. πŸ’š

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

John Rocke
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel at the tragic loss of Kathleen. Our hearts go out to the family at this time of sorrow. It seems impossible to believe that she is gone. Her life is a reminder to us all that one person CAN make a difference. She will be remembered for many things, but mostly for the beautiful force of her spirit and love. With energy, enthusiasm, and creativity Kathleen made life less stressful and "fun" for lots of people. Extending our sincerest condolences. Forever in our hearts...never forgotten.
Adam & John Rocke.

Jeanne Barron Aikman
John Rocke well said John at a time when words are hard to find.

Joyce Miller
John Rocke perfect John. I’m so sad.

Linda Everett
Oh, no.......I am so sorry to hear of Kathleen’s passing. And, yes, John Rocke, so eloquently expressed how we all feel at the loss of a sweet, beautiful friend and classmate. ❤️πŸ™❤️

Carol Nagy
Oh no we are so sad to hear this Alex and I

Nancy Jean Krogh Brez
So sorry to hear we have lost another classmate. May the angels watch over all of them.

Madelaine Whiteman
Very sad to hear this news. I hope she is truly at peace now.πŸ’•

From Cathy Nicholls Coyle
Posted on Facebook 11/17/2019
"Yesterday we gathered together to say goodbye to Kathleen Bryan. She was a bright shining light. She was beautiful; generous; intelligent; talented; a great cook & above all kind! She lovingly touched the hearts of all those that knew her. God Bless her and her Family & friends that lost her too soon."

Kathleen’s brother, Jeff Bryan.

Kathleen’s sister, Jennifer Bryan Finley.

Kathleen’s son, Bryan Coggins.

Kathleen’s daughter, Shannon Leo.

A few of the many wonderful photos of Kathleen's life

Left to right: Linda Peterson Everett ‘67, Deana Lloyd Jennings ‘67 and Cathy Nicholls Coyle ‘67.

Left to right: Harold Maxham, ‘63; Paul Hacker ‘65; John Rocke ‘67; Adam Rocke ‘65 and John Coyle ‘65.

BHS Alumni from Class of ‘63 to ‘91. Left to right: Deanna Lloyd Jennings; Marty Uribe; Kathleen’s nephew, ?; Gary Marca; John Rocke; Jeff Bryan; Linda Peterson Everett; Bob Carter; Tom Hurd; Harold Maxham; Paul Hacker; Dennis Price; Adam Rocke; John Coyle; Cathy Nicholls Coyle; Jennifer Bryan Finley; Janis Bustrum O'Brien; Larry O'Brien.

Her first & last selfie

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

John Raymond DeLesley, Jr., BHS '67 (1948-2019)

John R. DeLesley Jr.
March 16, 1948 - March 7, 2019

John’s passing was so sudden and unexpected, after a six week illness he thought was influenza, that the shock of is passing has left our hearts broken yet still soaring with him, in spirt. No sweeter, kinder and more gentle soul could have accomplished what John did, by enriching our lives with his unique sense of the world, our galaxy, and how we all experience our glorious existence. Johnny leaves us treasuring all he taught us about Human Dignity, Love, Friendship, Spirituality and our lives. He left us so many “Johnnyisms” of delightful stories about his many avocations, including astronomy, spirituality, our humanity and respect; as well as meditation; and his love of photography and “antiquing” for unique books and videos, mostly about the nature of our galaxy and our earth’s animals, geology and geography.

Johnny, as he was often called by friends, worked for over forty years as a desk Manager for The Safari Inn and the Coast Annabelle Hotel, in Burbank, California, where he had resided since 1948. After he received his Associates of Arts at L.A Valley College, he entered the service as a National Guardsman, PFC in the U.S. Military and left with an honorable discharge. He worked for Pacific Telephone, yet received a better offer at the Safari Inn, and remained a loyal and committed employee at both the Safari Inn and the Annabelle Hotel for over forty years. He often spoke of friends, respected colleagues and bosses and of the very loyal guests, who returned over the years, with whom he enjoyed special longstanding relationships, as well.

John is survived by his Beloved sister Susan (Delesley) Reed and his brother in law William Reed; He was a beloved uncle and great uncle of: Kyle (Audra Angelo) Reed; Grand Niece: Lauren, Emily Dale (Whitmayer) Picolla, Olivia Picolla, Michele (Whitmayer) Aggasid, Grand Nephew Trevor Grant (Christine Trang) Reed, Bryce Aggasid. John is preceded in death by his parents; Josephine (Wysocki) DeLesley, John R. DeLesley Sr.; and his sister Mary Lou (DeLesley) Whitmayer.

A special Mention to those who grieve with us: his friends at work have been stunned by his sudden illness and passing, and will be having a gathering Celebration of Life to Memorialize John DeLesley, Services will take place at The Coast Annabelle Hotel/Safari Inn 2011 W. Olive Avenue, Burbank Ca 91506 on Sunday, March 17, 2019 between 4:00pm – 6:00pm. If you wish to attend or send flowers, you may have them delivered to the Coast Anabelle Hotel, in care of Nora.

Published in The Burbank Leader from Mar. 13 to Mar. 16, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019


UPDATE: The Class Committee has decided to skip our annual reunion this year and they apologize for any inconvenience this have may caused. “Thanks for being understanding.”

Photo from 2018 Reunion


Friday Sept 27 4:00 PM at Bob's Toluca Lake
Saturday Sept 28 6:00 PM Cookout at Jim Grasse's Burbank Home
Sunday Sept 29 12:00 Noon Picnic at McCambridge Park

Please RSVP to Jim Grasse at


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2018 Reunion Photos for Class '67 + Friends

WOW! What a fun, fun weekend we had in Beautiful Downtown Burbank.

September 14-16, 2018, Burbank, California...
Burbank High Class Reunion of '67 and friends began Friday night at DeBell Grille, then after party at the Marriott where there happened to be a monster convention, then Saturday a few roamed Hollywood, followed by Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake that evening with after party at the Burbank Elks and our grand finale was a picnic at McCambridge Park. Great fun with great friends in a great town on a beautiful weekend! PS We do this every year so why not join us? Cheers!

Below are a FEW of the many wonderful photos from the weekend, most of which were taken by Cathy Nicholls Coyle and Jeanne Barron Aikman
(Link below to the rest of the photos)


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jack Richard Arringdale, BHS '67 (1948-2010)

Jack Richard Arringdale

Office of the National Chaplain
Taps November/December 2015

JACK R. ARRINGDALE – Died Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 61. The cause of death is unknown. He was born August 30, 1948. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an At-Large Life Member of Vietnam Veterans of America – California. He was cremated under the direction of Greenlawn South Funeral Home in Springfield, Missouri. The memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM at US National Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.