Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mike Tideback, BHS '67, 1949-2012

So sad to report the passing of our classmate and friend...


February 28, 1949 - January 9, 2012

Michael Alan Tideback passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012, at his home in Lake Isabella, CA. He was 62. A friend of Mike's, who had talked to him two days earlier, was not able to reach him on Monday morning. He then went to Mike's home about 10:00 A.M. and discovered that Mike was deceased. The Kern County Coroner's Office believes that Mike passed away earlier the same day that his friend found him, Monday the 9th. The Kern County Coroner was to conclude their testing today, and believes Mike's death to be due to natural causes, probably a heart attack.

Mike Tideback was born in Iowa on February 28, 1949 to George and Frances Tideback. He had one younger brother, Bill Tideback (BHS '68), who was born May 2, 1950. In 1960 the family moved from Iowa to Southern California, first living in Glendale. When the family moved to Burbank Mike was in 8th grade, and Bill was in 7th grade, at John Muir. They lived on Reese Place, between Glenoaks and Tulare. That is where they lived the rest of their years growing up, and where their parents lived until both of their deaths. George Tideback worked for the L.A. Unified School District as the Athletic Director at Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley for many years, and until his retirement. George passed away in 1998.

Soon after Mike finished at BHS he was drafted by the Army and went to Viet Nam in the late 1960's. Once his service was complete he returned to Burbank and began working. He worked for the same company for many, many years in a supervisory position, and continued to live in Burbank through the years. Within the last couple of years Mike retired. In February of 2011 he moved from Burbank to Lake Isabella, and had been very happy living there. Mike never married and did not have children.

Mike was predeceased by his father George; his mother, Frances Tideback, on July 30, 2010 at age 83; and his younger brother, Bill Tideback, on April 13, 2008 at age 57. He is survived by his niece, Alison Tideback Castaneda (Bill's daughter), her husband, Bob Castaneda, BHS '94, and their three children, Joshua, Matthew, and Emily, all of Glendale.

A private memorial will be held for Mike by Alison and her family. Mike's cremated remains will be placed in the family niche at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills to join his father, mother, and brother.

(Thank you Alan Landros for the above)

1 comment:

  1. i am in tears learning of so many TIDEBACK deaths. But especially Mrs. Tideback. WHAT A TRUE LOSS. I've just now reconnected online and typed her name in goog. she was my most very favorite teacher and i will miss her terribly.

    She always went above and beyond her duties. She knew her kids too. My eulogy would have been 3 hours, talking of her and reminecing all the good times.

    I will never forget her and she's the only one, besides my son, whom I will run through the gates of heaven to see again.

    I LOVE YOU MRS. TIDEBACK (funny, i still can't call her by her name, it's too disrespectful...she'll always be MRS. TIDEBACK)

    Signed....~she knows who this is~