Thursday, December 30, 2010

Photo of the Day by John Boylan (BHS '71)



John Boylan is constantly snapping photos wherever he goes... and he goes WHEREVER - lol! And TODAY the Los Angeles Magazine chose the above as 'Photo of the Day'.

CONGRATULATIONS JOHN... Good job!

LINK to Magazine.

LINK to more of John's photos.

LINK to pic of John.

BHS Alumni/Looper Get-together

Received this great email today - thanks Cathy!

Hi CP: Went to the BHS Alumni/Looper Get-together yesterday at the Elks Lodge in Burbank. Here is a photo of who came:


1st row: Rich Shabazian '64; Jon Kirkwood '64; Nancy Ralphs '65; Santa Vessella '65; Bob Bauman '64; and Mickey DePalo '64. 2nd row: Kirk Harris '65; Pam Zipfel Kirkwood '64; Nancy Cowles '65; Cathy Nicholls Coyle '67; John Coyle '65; Bill Kuzma '65; Mike Feix '65 and Linda Mustion '67 in the back.

Kirk Harris '65, came with a 1962 Foothill League Championship charm that he received while playing on the "B" football team. He says that he thinks he is the only one that may still have it as many of the guys he has talked to told him that they had either lost it or had given it to their girlfriends. Kirk is considering giving it to Burbank High to display with their BHS memorabilia.





To show you how small it is... Here is a photo of Mike Feix and Kirk Harris holding the charm:



Bob Bauman was telling us how he had just recently gotten his Letter from Burbank HIgh that he had never received because he had missed the Football Banquet back in 1964! He got his letter and his patches for football and baseball! Mickey DePalo is to be thanked for setting the wheels in motion and making it all possible.



We heard a lot of stories and tales from our years at BHS. It's funny how some of our lives have entertwined since then. Here is a photo of some of the guys telling their stories while serving in the military:


Bob Bauman '64; Jon Kirkwood '64; Rich Shabazian '64; Kirk Harris '65 and John Coyle '65.

After they discussed their military service, (some of their stories were pretty amazing), they all started talking about their restored cars. It was a fun time and we'd like to thank Mickey DePalo and Jon and Pam Kirkwood for setting it all up.

Wishing all our BHS Alumni a Happy & Healthy New Year!
Your Roving Reporter signing off,
Cathy Nicholls Coyle '67

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Burbank 2011 Float: "Centennial Celebration: Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories."

BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR

Rose float highlights Burbank history

Updated: 12/28/2010 09:23:59 PM PST


Bob's Big Boy is one of several Burbank icons that will be prominently featured on its 2011 Rose Parade float, the 79th entry in the city's history.
(Andy Holzman/LA Daily News)

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Volunteers work on a the City of Burbank's 2011 Rose Parade float, "Centennial Celebration."
(Andy Holzman/LA Daily News)


BURBANK - Come New Year's Day, 100 years of Burbank history will float by millions of viewers. They will see the SR-71 Blackbird and the bulbous, burger-slinging Big Boy, the NBC peacock and SpongeBob SquarePants.

More than 100 pairs of hands will work for the next 24 hours to florify the symbols that define Burbank's creative and cultural influences since the city incorporated in 1911. The float kicks off a year-long celebration of Burbank's anniversary, with the theme "Centennial Celebration: Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories."

"This is about celebration," said Steve Edward, vice president for the Burbank Tournament of Roses. "It's very exciting in that the city is planning a year long celebration and the float kicks it off."


Janet Maier applies paint while working on the City of Burbank's 2011 Rose Parade float, "Centennial Celebration." (Andy Holzman/LA Daily News)

Every inch of the float - 43 feet long, 18 feet wide and 31 feet tall - will feature images known all over the world. There is the skunk that represents Burbank's link to aerospace and Lockheed Martin during the Skunks Works development of various war planes.

There is the Warner Bros Water Tower, one of many icons that signifies the major film and television studios that have made Burbank the "Media Capital of the World." There are the various personalities depicted through floragraphs and linked forever to city lore, from "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson whose "Live from beautiful downtown Burbank" line cast some humor to a then-rundown part of the city, to animator Walt Disney, and comedian and actor Bob Hope. And there will be several other surprises, including fireworks.

Since June, volunteers from the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association worked to build the city's entry, based on a design by Julio Leon of Burbank. Mary Jane Strickland, the city's historical preservationist and founder of the Burbank Historical Society in 1973, said the 2011 float carries special meaning. "It's wonderful for us because it's been a true community event," said Strickland, whose family came to Burbank in 1913. Her mother was asked to sit on the city's first float in 1914, and her father, George R. Cole, was the city's first police chief in 1920.

Burbank, she said, was founded as a township in 1887, but later incorporated in 1911, though it was charterless for several years. Still, the city functioned well. "It shows some of those old timers were sharp old birds," she said. "They kept the city going." On Monday, volunteers from Burbank and from San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys worked inside one of the cavernous Burbank Water and Power barns.

Many had been repeat volunteers, lured by the power of community spirit like bees, well to budding flowers. "It's definitely meaningful for us," said Diane Campbell, a volunteer who has worked on 10 floats. "It's overwhelming when you see what everybody has worked on, in the parade." "I like doing the small handiwork," added Marta Carroll, who carefully glued on teeny tiny seeds to lettering. "It's just remarkable."

Foreman Philippe Eskandar, who oversees the flower supplies, said every single part of a blossom, from the petal to the stalk, is carefully considered before it is glued or stuck onto the float. If the color of the mums received aren't the right lime green, they will be returned to the wholesaler, he said.

"Some people sort, some people cut, but most people like the pleasure of seeing the roses," said Eskandar, who has been volunteering for six years. Of the more than 50 entries in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Burbank's is one of only six constructed purely by volunteers, with funds allocated each year by the City Council. Burbank's floats have been part of the parade since 1914, though not consecutively. But the city has come away with some of the event's most prestigious awards, including the Mayor's Trophy in 1998 and 2000. "People contact us from other states looking for a float to work on because they want to be part of the experience," said Bob Hunt, president of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association. "This is a good, family-oriented float to work on."

And the work is addictive, agreed Steven Rush, 17. He and his friend Maddie Carlborg, 15, glued cranberry seeds to the front of a classic car set at the front of the car. "I love the float," said Steven said. "I've been working on the float for years. I do the construction. The best part is on New Year's Eve, when we roll the float out. It's incredible to see what you've built."

View Rose Parade route larger map

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_16960490

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Yvonne DePatis Kupka (BHS '65) needs your prayers

January 9, 2010 UPDATE
Yvonne is out of ICU! Her phone number is 310- 267-6393. You may mail cards or send flowers to her at Ronald Reagan Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza, Room 8625, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Her recovery is truly a miracle. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!

Santa and Trudie


January 5, 2011 UPDATE from Santa Vessella Calderon
As of Sunday,Yvonne was resting well without the breathing tube... finally. She is responsive and talks to us with her eyes. She is still in serious condition, but the liver is producing bile and all vitals are stable. She is very thin and has a long way to go to look like the beautiful Yvonne we know and love. I've never seen so many tube connections in my life! She is in the transplant ICU at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center; however, she cannot receive flowers or anything yet. I will let you know when they transfer her to a regular room.
Take care,
Santa


FIRST UPDATE
From Guy Gingel:

Yvonne has received her liver transplant and is doing well. The BHS Angel Fund is working to see what we can donate.

And from Trudie Lombard Hentze: 
Good news... Yvonne received a new liver last night and, so far, is doing okay.  However, she has a long way to go, so please keep those prayers and good thoughts coming her way!  Many of you have asked where you can send cards.  I will let you know as soon as I can confirm where she wants them sent. Also, unless any 65 Classmates object, I will donate $200 from our alumni fund for Yvonne's medical expenses.
Thank you all,
Trudie

ORIGINAL POST


Received this email today from Trudie...

Yvonne is on the California liver transplant list, seriously ill and urgently in need of this surgery. SHE IS CONFINED TO THE HOSPITAL UNTIL A DONOR LIVER BECOMES AVAILABLE, which is causing the bills to mount exponentially. Simply put, the cost for this care substantially exceeds her health insurance coverage and the family's resources. Major surgery shouldn't bankrupt a family or threaten to financially ruin their lives. So the Friends of Yvonne and Doc Kupka have organized this medical fund to help cover her catastrophic medical expenses.

Please go to http://yvonnekupka.com/ and read more about her condition and how people are trying to help. You can also listen to the beautiful song, "Yvonne", written by her husband.

We will try to keep you posted on her condition. Please keep Yvonne in your prayers!

Santa Vessella Calderon
& Trudie Lombard Hentze

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Order Your Burbank Centennial Book Now!

The City of Burbank has officially kicked off its yearlong Centennial Celebration and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of its incorporation date on July 8, 2011!



Cost for the centennial book is $30 now but will be $40 after January 1, 2011.

The books will be available March 2011.

Go here if you live in California to order online (Call 818.238.5397 if you live outside of California):
http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1045

http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1048

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dec 29 Casual BHS Alumni/Looper Get-Together

Received this today from the Kirkwoods for any BHS alumni who may be Burbank:

"Merry Christmas", Loopers...

Just wanted to stop by for a quick second to tell all of you who live in and around "Loopland" that on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, there will be a BHS Alumni/Looper get-together at the Burbank Elks (2232 N. Hollywood Way) at 3PM... This will be a very informal gathering in the bar area of the Elks and was put together by Mike Feix '65, Mickey DePalo '64 and Freddy Ortega '65... All are welcome...

Hope lots of you stop by for a bit of "holiday fun" in between Christmas and New Year's...

That's Wednesday, December 29th at 3PM...Any questions...contact Mike Feix at feixmike@hotmail.com
or Mickey DePalo at legacymickey@yahoo.com

In the meantime, have a Blessed Christmas...

Love, Pam and Jon

PS All of you "Baby Boomers" who graduated in '64 and before and who may be a bit confused by this "avalanche" of Medicare Information we are all dealing with or soon will be dealing with, go on FaceBook and go to the "Boomer Room"... We have been having lots of classmates sending in very good and helpful information that just might help you navigate your way through the "Maze of Medicare"...

Until next year...Stay Tuned...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Golf, Anyone?



Are you a golfer? The BHS Angel Fund is having a Burbank vs Burroughs Golf Tournament at De Bell August 26, 2011 -- SAVE THE DATE!

The GOLF committee is headed up by Mike Feix along with Mickey Dipalo and they have secured the date -- Friday, August 26, 2011 at De Bell Golf Course. Start time is 2pm. Other volunteers on the committee are: Don Melton, Jim Grasse, Guy Gingell.

John Whitt '67 has offered to be the course photographer and also handle the Public Relations end of things. John is a professional photographer and is on Facebook.

We are in need of more help. Please contact Guy at
bohica1966@live.com

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Burbank Float Getting Ready for Rose Parade

Taking a test float

Burbank's Rose Parade entry pounds the pavement along Lake Street.


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The city of Burbank's float, "Celebrating Burbank," is road-tested on the 100 block of South Flower St. The float, which includes symbols of the city like Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, NBC, the airport, Bob's Big Boy and City Hall, is still being worked on by many volunteers.
Raul Roa/Staff Photographer, December 10, 2010

By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com
December 14, 2010

Mayor Anja Reinke practiced her Rose Parade wave Saturday morning, holding her elbow and upper arm stiff while letting her wrist do all the work. "I've been doing this for weeks," Reinke said. "I hope to perfect it before Jan. 1." Reinke is preparing for her starring role, alongside former Burbank City Manager Mary Alvord, atop the Burbank entry in Pasadena's Tournament of Roses Parade. The mayor wasn't the only one practicing Saturday. Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. leaders took this year's float for a test drive Saturday morning along Lake Street. Rose Parade officials from Pasadena measured the float and inspected its pyrotechnic gear and other moving parts to make sure the float was ship-shape. Burbank passed the tests.

"How we're doing is super-duper," said Janet Diel, a volunteer veteran of 23 years. "Most of the float is completely built. The foaming is done. The screening is done." Now it's time for more decorating, including an intense period between Christmas and New Year's Eve when float organizers expect more than 1,000 volunteers to help attach live flowers.

This year's theme, "Centennial Celebration: Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories," honors Burbank's 100th year as a city. Diel proudly touted the major features of the float, representing Burbank creative, cultural and business institutions down through the years. The burger-wielding figure from Bob's Big Boy restaurants is featured, as is the Cartoon Network's SpongeBob SquarePants, a miniature version of the Walt Disney Co.'s Burbank headquarters, the NBC peacock and a soaring jet plane signifying the role of the aviation industry in shaping the city. Smaller panels on the side of the float will celebrate Woodbury College, longtime "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, the old Skunkworks and the new Hub, an animation firm with headquarters on Hollywood Way.

Diel said the volunteer crew feels like family to her, and for good reason. Her children Jason, Jennifer, Joey and Jossie have volunteered many times, with some continuing to play key roles in the decorating.
"My children grew up working on the float," she said. This year, the float will be the centerpiece of a New Year's Eve party from 6 to 9 p.m. by the Metrolink parking area underneath the Olive Avenue bridge. The party will feature fireworks, live music and more.

Bob Hutt, president of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. Board of Directors, said Saturday he was pleased with the progress. "As far as construction goes, we're into the home stretch," Hutt said. Now in his second year running Burbank's float operation, he said all the work is worth it. "I just get a thrill out of seeing this thing put together," he said.

http://www.burbankleader.com/news/tn-blr-float-20101215,0,3935448.story

Monday, December 13, 2010

Leonard "Lenny" Ingoldsby (BHS '67) 1948-2010

Sorry to share this news from Linda Mustion's memorial blog::

LEONARD "LENNY" INGOLDSBY

A resident of Burbank and Glendale, California, died of complications related to Multiple Sclerosis on December 7, 2010 in Montrose, California. He was 62.

Lenny was born May 6, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, fifth of six children. He is survived by his wife, Denise of Gainesville, Georgia; two daughters, Tiffany Tolbert of Gainseville, and Trish Stires of Kingston, Jamaica; sisters, Sheila Hindery and Roni Dressel; and brother, Dave Ingoldsby.

Lenny attended St. Finbar School, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Burbank High School. He enjoyed being at Toluca Lake Bob's Big Boy restaurant on Friday nights and a "River Road" (Forest Lawn Drive) regular. Lenny loved building up muscle cars and was an excellent self taught metal machinist.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or online at http://www.nationalmssociety.org or your own favorite charity.

VALLEY FUNERAL HOME www.ValleyFuneralHomeBurbank.com Burbank (818) 845-3766

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on December 12, 2010 (includes Guestbook) and December 13, 2010 in the Burbank Leader.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Column by Dave LeSueur (BHS '67)

Another GREAT LeSueur column!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

We received our first Christmas card of the season on December 3. It was from Robert and Barbara Elton of Colorado Springs. The handwritten address on the outside of the envelope said "The LeSueur's."

Like most Christmas cards we receive, there was a form Christmas letter inside describing what the family members were all doing and included a fuzzy photo so you could kind of see what everyone looked like now.

It is easy to make fun of these Christmas letters, but I like them. Done correctly, they give me an idea of what my friends are doing, without requiring them to send fifty or more handwritten letters that say essentially the same thing. A good Christmas letter is brief and informative, describing the activities and accomplishments of the family members without bragging.

We learned that Barbara keeps busy volunteering at Church, Robert was contemplating retirement and their son Nathan just moved to Fort Collins. The actual card had a handwritten note on it saying "Let's get together this year. We come to Denver fairly often." The personal note let me know that even though the Christmas letter was impersonal, they were thinking of me. Everything about the Christmas card and letter was perfect. There was only one problem.

We have no idea who Robert and Barbara Elton of Colorado Springs are.

They have sent us a card 3 years in a row now. We thought we must know them because they spelled our name right and had our address. It's not like our last name is Smith or Johnson or something. We tried to think of all of the people we had met in the prior year who might be sending us a card. Did they sell us something during the year? Were their children friends with our children? We looked at the family photo and no one looked familiar. How did they get our name and address? Do they know another LeSueur family and picked the wrong address out of the phone book?

It's too bad I don't know them because I wanted to compliment them on their Christmas card. Letter-writing is a lost art and we should encourage people who are good at it. I understand why no one writes letters anymore. Talking on the phone is easier and more rewarding. You get immediate answers to your questions. People do write e-mails, but most e-mails are just shorthand versions of conversations. Real letters require us to think about what we are saying and how we say it.

When I left home to go to college 40 years ago, phone calls were a luxury. My parents called me once a week every Sunday evening when I was away. My dad was worried about the cost, so as soon as there was a break in the conversation that lasted more than three seconds, he would say, "Well, it was nice talking to you." I learned to talk fast to make the phone call last longer.

In college I loved checking the mail. During the week, my mother wrote me a letter which would arrive on Wednesday or Thursday. My dad always gave me a subscription to The Sporting News for Christmas and it came on Fridays.

My wife keeps in touch with a high school group through a "round robin letter" which has been going for 30 years. About once a year we receive an envelope with a letter from each of the people in the group. We remove the letter we wrote last time and replace it with a new one. Then we send the packet of letters to the next person on the list and wait for a year to receive the package again. It is a throwback to an earlier time.

So I want to encourage the Eltons from Colorado Springs. I am afraid to call them because either they will be embarrassed for sending a Christmas card to total strangers, or we will be embarrassed because we actually do know them. I guess I will send them a Christmas card so they don't take us off their list.

David LeSueur lives in Littleton, 50 miles north of the Eltons.

http://lesueur926.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Reunion News Article in Leader - May 1, 2010

You never know what you'll stumble upon while searching the internet. Found this Burbank Leader article just now and never knew it was out there - lol!

Joyce Rudolph, reporter for the Leader, had told me she was going to put something in the paper but I never saw it until now.

The photo is no longer with the article but this is the one I sent her of Alan Singer, Deanna Lloyd Jennings and Sandy Ballard Spero..

And to see more pics of that fun day, go here: http://bhsclass67.blogspot.com/2010/04/burbank-on-parade-was-today.html

Reunions

May 01, 2010
http://articles.burbankleader.com/2010-05-01/features/blr-reunion042410_1_bhs-burbank-cathy-palmer



Class of 1967 reminisces at DeBell

The Class of 1967 gathered for a casual reunion April 10 in the new DeBell Golf Club.

Members of the class have been having casual get-togethers over the last couple of years, said Cathy Palmer.

Last year, classmates met on the weekend of the Burbank Burroughs All Class Alumni Picnic at Johnny Carson Park and this year following Burbank on Parade.

“It’s been lots of fun,” Palmer said.

Classmate Shelly Perez Lucero and her husband run the DeBell Clubhouse Grill and offered the space to the class.

Some of those attending were Alan Singer (’67), Bob Fossler (BHS ’64), Bruce Fossler (BHS ’66), Carol Brown Baker (’67), Cathy Palmer (’67), Craig Beedle (BHS ’66), Deanna Lloyd Jennings (’67), Don Ripley Ray (’67) and wife Xiao Mei; Donnine Storey Moeller (’67), Flora Angel Ferrens (’67) and husband Dale; Joanne Yoffee Furer (’67), John and Cathy Nicholls Coyle (’65 & ’67), Kathleen Durpree (’67), Lauralee Sengers Slocum (’67) and husband Bill; Linda Lee Durkee Johnson (’59), Madelaine Zeleany Whiteman (’67), Sandy Ballard Spero (’67), Mark Littleton (John Muir ’64/Costa Mesa ’67), Pam Hawkins Swan (’67), Sara Marino Becaria (’67), Scott and Dona Foy Bruckner (’66 & ’67), Shari Deuel Nicholls (’67), Shelly Perez Lucero (’67), Vernise Yocum Pelzel (’60), Vicki Peters Stigile (’67), Judy Heinemann Bartoletti (‘59,) Lou Bartoletti (’58), Bev Heinemann (JBHS ’59), Joe Heinemann (’59,) Penny Hermann Knobloch (’59), Lana Martin Holmes (’59).

For more photographs from the event, go to related blogs http://bhsclass67.blogspot.com/
and http://burbankhighblog.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mr. Regnal Hall 1926-2010

scroll down for updates



More sad news... It was announced at the Senior Bulldog Luncheon Monday, December 6, 2010, that former BHS music teacher Regnal Hall passed away and there will be a memorial service in January 2011. Son Steve Hall said his dad passed away on November 27, 2010. Details to follow.

Please keep Mr Hall's family in your prayers.

Many of us enjoyed his classes. Here is the A Capella Choir photo from the 1966 Ceralbus yearbook.


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UPDATE from Alan Landros ('70):

I received details this morning from our classmate, Steve Hall, regarding the passing of his father, Regnal Hall. Mr. Hall was always one of the top one or two of our favorite teachers at BHS where he taught Music, Choir, Vocals for many, many years. Some of you may have seen this news on FaceBook in the last day or so. The information was posted on FB last Friday afternoon.

Mr. Regnal Hall passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2010, after a lengthy illness of several years. He was 83. He was born December 8, 1926. Tomorrow would have been his 84th birthday. His wife, Barbara Hall, passed away in August 2007. Here is the information for the Memorial Service for Regnal Hall:

Saturday, January 15, 2011
11:00 A. M.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glendale
(corner of north Brand Blvd. and Doran St.)

There is also a 'Memorial Page' on FaceBook, with RSVP for the service. Also, friends/former students may wish to leave a message for Steve, Mark, and Leslie, Regnal's three children. Here is link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#%21/ In search box at top of page put in "Memorial Service for Regnal Hall". When that comes up click on "Memorial Service for Regnal Hall" and all the details will show, along with place to RSVP.

Steve Hall came from his home in McMinnville, Oregon this past June for our Class of '70 40th reunion weekend. Steve and I first met in the same second grade class at Thomas Jefferson in 1959. Mark Hall is in the BHS '71 class, and his wife Janie Porco Hall is in the '73 class. Steve and Mark's sister, Leslie Hall Viera, is from a later 1970's BHS class.

Alan Landros

December 12, 2010 UPDATE

Here is Mr. Hall's obituary from Linda Mustion's wonderful memorial blog:
http://bhsinmemoriam.blogspot.com/2010/12/regnal-hall-burbank-music-teacher.html

Regnal Hall, Burbank High School Music Teacher

Regnal Hall relocated to heaven on November 27, 2010, just short of the age of 84.

His career in music began with playing in the Navy band from 1944-46. He taught music in Burbank for 30 years as the instrumental teacher at Jordan Junior High School from 1952-57, and as the vocal teacher at Burbank High School from1958-82.

He was known for his creativity and his willingness to embrace diverse styles of music. He was the forerunner of the Show Choir genre by producing the Pop ‘n Rockananny series of shows that began in 1969 and continue to this day. He helped to establish the national Young Men in Harmony program with the first barbershop boys chorus in 1972. From renaissance madrigals to Broadway musicals, almost no genre escaped his attention. He was a greatly-loved teacher who had two yearbooks dedicated to him.

After “retiring” from BHS in 1983, he served as the orchestra contractor at Disney Studios until 1990. He started a chorus at Burbank’s continuation high school with Disney’s partnership. He also directed 3 different church choirs in Burbank and composed sacred music for St. Mark’s in Glendale for the better part of 4 decades.

He is survived by his sons Steve (McMinneville, OR), Mark (Auburn, CA), daughter Leslie (Santa Clarita, CA) and sister Joyce (Sherman Oaks, CA). His memorial and a reception luncheon will be hosted on Sat. Jan. 15th at 11am at St. Mark’s Episcopal church in Glendale, CA located at 1020 No. Brand Blvd.

Monday, December 6, 2010

2010 BHS Hall of Fame Pics and More!

Tim Tolnay (BHS '69) has taken many wonderful photos of various Burbank High School events and he just finished posting from the Anthletic Hall of Fame as well as the recent Burbank vs Burroughs football game.

Here is the link to all his photographs: http://zumatim.com/


Thanks Tim!


Cathy(BHS '66) and Patti(BHS '69)Ferguson at the Burbank High School Athletic Hall of Fame November 12, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bob Holst (BHS '67) 1948-2010


Sad news, folks... just received word from twin brother, Tom, that Bob Holst passed tonight from kidney and liver failure.

Cathy Nicholls Coyle posted this note and photo on Facebook:

Just received the sad news that my friend Bob Holst has passed away. I feel blessed that I was part of his and his twin brother, Tom's, life. We shared many fun times together throughout high school and later at our high school reunions. I will always remember his great laugh and the way he always enjoyed and appreciated life. He was a friend to everyone he met. God Bless you and May you rest in peace my dear friend!



Last month, when word got out of seriousness of Bob's health, many pitched in to help satisfy his last desire: to see his two sons, Johnny and Eric. And from this came the BHS Angel Fund. Please CLICK HERE to read more and if on Facebook, CLICK HERE.

To see all blog posts on Bob and Tom Holst, please CLICK HERE and scroll down.

Bob will be greatly missed. Please keep the family in your prayers. We love you Tom, Claudia, Johnny and Eric.

CONTACT INFO
Tom and Dorothy Holst
231 Quail Run Road
Venetia, PA 15367

724 941 2019 home
724 413 1426 cell

Tom's email: doro507@hotmail.com

Bob & Tom's mother:
Mrs Holst
3120 Sherwood Avenue
Apt 124
Modesto, CA 95350


Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Friday, December 3, 2010

John Whitt: BHS Mascot - 1953!

Received these FAB fotos today from John Whitt ('67) - LOVE 'EM, JOHN!!

Hi Cathy,

This is me on the sidelines at BHS in 1953. My sister, Sallie, introduced me to the cheerleaders and, according to legend, they thought I was "so cute" they and made me their mascot that year. There's one photo missing of me actually cheering -- I hope to find it later. Anyway, the only thing I remember of this whole episode in my life is how itchy those wool pants were!

Hi to everyone!

John







CHECK OUT John's website today here.