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!!

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),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: and see some of the interview, if not all.


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 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


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.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dennis Lee McComas, BHS '67 (1948-2014)

This is shocking news for our class and we will keep Dennis' family in our thoughts and prayers.

Dennis Lee McComas
December 5, 1948 - August 28, 2014

On August 28, 2014 Dennis McComas woke up not feeling well, and before he knew it he had suddenly become ice cold and couldn't breathe right. 911 was called and the paramedics came right away, but on the way to the hospital his heart stopped.

They ran him into the ER and had 10 people frantically working on him, but he didn't pull through. It was a massive heart attack, and nothing could help him.

The family is in shock right now and are trying to keep our mother together. If you would like to help with the funeral expenses, please go to GoFundMe

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BHS '67 + FRIENDS REUNION Aug 1, 2015


Burbank High 1967 Graduates & Friends 48th REUNION

July 31st at Bob's Big Boy around 4pm as it will be VERY crowded due to a major car show event this weekend. Then afterwards, we'll meet at the Marriott lounge to visit with one another.

Cathy Emmett Palmer's photo.

Aug 1st, 2015 at Debell's Canyon Grille (link to menu @ 4:00PM till late

48th reunion with Band - Ed Grinde and Mike Torres will be playing along with whoever wants to join in with their instrument! Ed says, "I'll have PA system. Acoustic guitar. Acoustic bass guitar. Drum set. One amp.  Will be able to use our phones or iPod to play our favorite songs through the PA. Two microphones
Ed & Wife will be traveling from a distance to perform!."

Special Thanks goes out to our Zach Hall for being our DeBell event consultant!Burbank High 1967 Graduates & Friends

Aug 2nd SUNDAY 10am - 2pm Picnic at McCambridge Park near the corner of Amherst and San Fernando Road - BYOF (Bring Your Own Food)

Also contact Jim Grasse (see below) for info to stay at Marriott for out of towners (scroll down for update).

More 2014 photos here:

On Facebook? Here's the event link:

Contact Jim Grasse at

Cathy Palmer at


JULY 30, 2015 UPDATE
This list will change often and if your name or spouse or friend is not on it, please send me an email - thanks!

Adele Bassett
Alan Singer
Alan Stone
Alma Tackett Carson
Anthony, Leola and Jesse Farrell
Bill Wright
Bob & Trudy Fabrizio
Bobby Graham
Bruce Keswick
Carol Brown Baker
Carol Marino Bresee
Carol Nicholls Lebrecht
Caroleen Ventimiglia Cleveland
Cathy Nicholls Coyle and John Coyle
Cathy Palmer
Christine Winters Cline and Tim Cline
Christine Cullen Bartlett
Cynthia McCarthy Hirsch
Dani Marie Kleist
David Colvin
David Ethridge and Toni Robinson Ethridge
Deanna Lloyd Jennings
Dennis Gray
Diane McCall Ward and Michael Ward
Don Ray
Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner and Scott Bruckner
Donna Luce Neitman and brother Don Luce BHS '70
Doug Boudinot
Edward Leroy Grinde and Linda Grinde
Flora Angel Ferrens and Dale Ferrens
Greg Van Der Werff
Greg Alaimo
Herb (Skip) Rohwer
Jeanne Barron Aikman
Jennifer Dale Schatz
Jerry W. and Teri Hill Clark
Jim Grasse
Jim O'Dea
Jo Elaine Morton
Joan Nobile Ortega and Fred Ortega
Joanne Yoffee Furer
Jodi Tillotson Huddleston
Johnnie Marie Solomon-Thorsh
Jon and Pam Zipfel Kirkwood
Julie Fear Oliver
Kathie Kale Weitzman
Kathie Pompo Maybin
Kathleen Bryan
Kathy Dupree
Larry Hoberman
Linda Green Nicholson
Linda Peterson Everett
Linda White Silvas
Marilyn Miller
Mary Brotsis Andersen
Mary Flavin Durrer
Mary Ogle
Michael Katzman
Mike and Nancy Torres
Mindy Green Halls
Nancy Green Curtiss
Nancy Swickard Fischer
Neal Steven Hershenson
Norma Diaz Parkes and Barrie Parkes
Pam Hawkins Swan
Patty Hardinghaus Klascius
Paul and Carolyn Diehl Munch
Ray Lackey
Rick and Linda Schofield
Ron and Karen Lundigan-Gozzo Panich
Rudy Pinnow
Sallie Shelton Thomas
Sara Marino Becaria
Sari Mutal Drucker
Shari Goodstein Epstein
Shari Deuel Johnson
Starr Johnson
Steve & Susan Beninato
Susan Pena MacCaskey
Tom Holst
Tom and Annette Dinoflo Bennett
Tom and Debbie Iverson
Trudie Lombard Hentze
Vicki Peters-Stigile

Burbank High School 1967 & Friends 48th Reunion
Start date: 7/31/15
End date: 8/2/15
Last day to book: 7/3/15
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport for 129.00 USD per night

$12.00 Inclusive Self-Parking/Day with In and Out Privileges

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dean Hutton, BHS '67 (1949-2014)

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Oh I'm so sorry to share this with you... Please keep Dean's family in your prayers

Dean William Hutton

Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:30 am

Port Townsend, Washington Nov. 2, 1949 – July 26, 2014

Dean William Hutton passed away in Port Townsend on June 26, 2014. He was 64.

Dean was born on Nov. 2, 1949 in Santa Monica, California. He graduated from Burbank High School and obtained a B.A. in history at San Francisco State University. He then began a career in firefighting, first in the California Department of Forestry, then at the Ukiah Fire Department. He served as firefighter, captain, paramedic, and battalion chief before retiring in 2002. Dean loved working at the fire department and was integral to starting the department’s paramedic program.

Dean was an avid backpacker and shared his love of California’s Sierra Nevada with many, especially his daughter. The Port Townsend community meant a lot to Dean, who enjoyed having breakfast at the Food Co-op, walking the town paths, and talking with Ernie, Michael, Roger, Viva, Bill, Janie, his neighbors and many others. Most of all, Dean loved helping others, and family members said that he will be dearly missed by themselves and his friends in both California and Washington. He is survived by daughter Mattie Hutton and son-in-law Justin Badlam of Washington, D.C., and brother Alan Hutton of Tucson, Arizona.

“Going to the mountains is going home.” – John Muir

In lieu of flowers, donations to the International Association of Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation are welcome:


2008 Email from Dean

Jeanne Barron Aikman
I'm so sorry to hear this.

Mary Ogle
Shocked & saddened. We'd just reconnected & I knew he was in poor health & undergoing more surgeries but this is sad. At least he made it to his daughter's wedding a couple months ago. He was so proud of her & so happy that he was able to travel & be at her wedding. Thoughts & prayers are with Mattie & the rest of the family.

My sister Janet & I recently reconnected with Dean and he's been in poor health for several years. Injured on the job as a fireman and had many surgeries. Last time we spoke a month ago he had another surgery scheduled....
He's at peace now & out of pain.

Starr Johnson
Very sorry to hear this. He was so young. May he R.I.P

Dee Dee Daugharty Culotta
What is going on with your class of '67? So many of your classmates have passed on. I don't think the class of '66 has lost as many as you guys have... I am stunned...

Neal Steven Hershenson
Dean Hutton was the Best Man at my wedding to Sayoko forty (40) years ago in Eureka, CA. We celebrate knowing and loving him, but we are stunned and diminished by his passing.

Linda Everett
Dean was my first boyfriend back in sixth grade at Emerson. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a great guy.

Shari Johnson
Dean and I went through school from Emerson Elementary to Burbank High. Always had a secret crush on that cute boy. I will always remember what he said to me at a reunion. : )
I'm saddened but will always have some wonderful memories of Dean.

John Ferguson
Thanks for sharing

Lucinda Zeigler
Thank you for the update

David Hourigan
Heartbreaking. Dean was one of those people you never forget. He had a great sense of humor.
He will be missed. A huge loss for the Class of '67.

Fran Henriksen
So very sad..

Kent Barcus
Dean was sharp and funny; condolences to his loved ones and friends..

Don Ray
What a shame. Such a good guy.

Betty Worland
This news is so shocking. My deepest condolences to his family and his many friends! This is why our reunions are so important now! You just never know and I embrace the time I get to spend with all my classmates. You were all a big chapter in my growing years. Cathy Emmett Palmer, does anyone know what happened? RIP, Dean.

Cathy Emmett Palmer
Betty, all I know is what was posted.

Diane Ward
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

Betty Worland
Cathy, I guess he had been sick for awhile. Read a comment that mentioned that! Very sad to hear! Thanks Mary Ogle for the update! So sorry to hear this news! I remember him well at BHS but never knew what happened to him. so sorry to hear he has been sick but like you said, he is at peace now and out of pain! Again, my deepest condolences to his family and all his friends. ♥

Mark Pollock
We were all better off for his having been our friend

Betsey Nash
So sorry for him & his family.

Jim Grasse
A huge loss for the Class of '67.

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
So sad!

Dani Marie Kleist
Sorry to hear of his passing.

Steve Raine
So sorry to hear about this. Takes me back to basketball days.

Annette Dayman
My sincere condolences to his family, I knew him at Burbank High a super guy!

Linda Duffendack Oxley
My parents and Dean's parents were very good friends for many years during our years at John Muir and the first couple of years at Burbank High School.
We planned our first boy-girl party together at our house on Grinnell. Probably when we were in 7th grade. I remember Dean's father set up a disco mirrored ball that shot wonderful light all around the room. And I think my dad made hamburgers for everybody. Dean and I spent hours pouring over our 45's to select just the right music to play for dancing at the party. I especially remember "Peggy Sue" because we called it the "chance dance." Dean thought because it was so fast that no one would be able to dance all the way through it.
A great guy. A good friend through junior high and high school early years. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers go to his family!

Diana Ziegler Larsen
I'm so sorry. RIP.

David De Hart
I am shocked by this news. Dean and I reconnected on Facebook about 5 months ago. I was so happy about communicating with him. I had not seen him since he was a fireman in Ukiah. We played a lot of basketball together in Burbank and I loved his wonderful sense of humor. He always treated me so well. We had an awesome mind bending trip to Big Sur while he was at SF State I will never forget. He was a stand up guy and nice to everyone. RIP old buddy.

Betsey Nash
Yes, loved his spirit, evident even in high school.

Joan Nobile Ortega
Rest in Peace, Dean.

Robbin Perry Moore
So sorry to hear about Dean. Life is so short for some. He will be greatly missed.

FEBRUARY 11, 2015
A couple of sweet photos from Facebook of Dean at his daughter Mattie's wedding in 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Struck by a Duck by Dave LeSueur

Another hilarious column by our alumni, Dave LeSueur!


Have you noticed how difficult it has become to make an appointment with your doctor? When you call, you get a recorded message that always begins “If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and dial 911.” This is for people who call the doctor’s office because they can’t remember the phone number for 911. Then it will say “Please listen carefully to the following options, as they have recently changed.” Five minutes later you finally get to “Press 5 to make an appointment “ – and they put you on hold.

This happened to me yesterday, and while I was on hold I began thinking about “the phone options which have recently changed.” I also called for an appointment last week. Have they changed since then? How often do you change them? Why do you change them? Who decides to change them? Did you hire a sadistic assistant (who has read Fifty Shades of Grey more than a dozen times) to randomly change the options just to mess with us? Who is this assistant and where does he live? Does he have any pets? When I am irritated and on hold, I can go to a very dark place.

The good news is that soon no one in the doctor’s office will have time to change the phone options. They will be too busy learning the medical codes of ICD-10, a new medical classification reference. The doctor uses these codes to record why you were treated (ear infection, kidney stone, etc.).The government decided there were too many situations not covered by the current codes and is increasing the number of codes from about 15,000 to 150,000! Most of the changes make sense, but some of the new codes are very odd. Here are some examples.

W61.62XD: Struck by duck, subsequent encounter. (As one blogger pointed out, maladies that rhyme should be given immediate priority in the ER. I believe the rhyming section of the medical codes was written by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.)

W55.32XA: Struck by other hoof stock, initial encounter. (In case grandma got run over by a reindeer.)
W55.41XA: Bitten by pig, initial encounter​. (That’s what you get for eating a ham sandwich in a pigpen.)
W62.0XXA: Contact with non-venomous frogs. (Usually involves girls looking for handsome princes.)
V91.07XD: Burn due to water skis on fire, subsequent encounter​. (Wouldn’t the water prevent a fire? Owner’s manuals now include a warning “not to ride on water skis that are on fire.”)
V95.43: Spacecraft collision injuring occupant. (If the other spacecraft is being driven by an illegal space alien, you’d better hope you have uninsured motorist coverage.)
V97.33XD: Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter. (How does this even happen? And how many subsequent encounters can you have with a jet engine before you’re dead?)
Y93.D: Activities involving arts and handcrafts. (This code was just added because of injuries happening to protesters trying to block employees from entering Hobby Lobby stores. Most of the injuries involved crochet needles or hot glue guns.)
S10.87XA: Other superficial bite of other specified part of neck, initial encounter. (The technical term for this injury is a “hickey”.)
G44.82: Headache associated with sexual activity. (Not tonight honey, I have a code G44.82.)
W22.02XD: Walked into lamppost, subsequent encounter. (This happens when dumb people use smart phones)
V80.731: Occupant of animal-drawn vehicle injured in collision with streetcar. (This is how you know the universe is against you.)
Y92.146: Swimming pool of prison as the place of occurrence of the external cause. (Wait – they have swimming pools in prisons?)
Y92.241: Library as the place of occurrence of the external cause. (For some reason, no University of Colorado student has ever been injured in a library.)
Y92.253: Opera House as the place of occurrence of the external cause. (Opera patrons can get rowdy if the opera is already four hours long and it still ain’t over even though the fat lady has sung.)
Y23.1 Hunting rifle discharge, undetermined intent (The “Dick Cheney’ code.)
R46.1: Bizarre personal appearance. (The “Lady Gaga” code.)
I believe doctors will eventually like ICD-10. Under the old system there were too many situations not covered by a code.

For example, last fall, I had an appointment to get a flu shot at the Doctor’s office. I parked my car and started walking toward his building. All of a sudden, a duck darted out of the bushes and ran into my leg. I tripped and fell, hitting my head on a post. My hair and clothes were a mess, but I went into his office anyway.

“Hi,” I said. “I am here to get a flu shot, but now I think I need to see the Doctor too.”

The receptionist looked at me. “What happened?”

“Well,” I said, “I was struck by a duck and walked into a lamppost.”

A nurse leaned over and whispered to the receptionist “He certainly has a bizarre personal appearance. I don’t know how we’ll ever code this one.”

David LeSueur lives in Littleton Colorado with his wife, Mary. Their yard is full of bunnies and squirrels, but no ducks.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Memories of Miller with Mary!

Mary Brotsis Andersen gave me several photos to scan and post from our days in elementary school at Miller - Fun times!

Here is the link to see them all - thanks Mary!!

1955 Kindergarten Closeup
L-R: Jeanne Barron, Cathy Shalda, Martha Burke, Mary Brotsis, Cecelia Sarmiento, Cathy Palmer and Diana Ziegler

2014 July Reunion in Burbank with the Miller gang!
L-R: Fran Serafin, Cathy Palmer, Mary Ogle, Cathy Nicholls, Ed Grinde, Mary Brotsis, Jeanne Barron, Kathy Spell, Don Ray and Nancy Hartley

And here's the link to see more 2014 Reunion photos:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mike Galloway Could Not Make the Reunion

Mike Galloway could not make the reunion, so went camping instead.  July 18, 2014 in the San Juan Mountains near Creede, Colorado.

Maybe next year.


Saturday, July 19, 2014


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The BHS Class '67 and Friends bash began last night at Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake where we'd go after the football games in high school and where yours truly was a carhop not longer after that :)

Then the troops went to Sardos for more fun which included karoke!

Later today we'll be meeting up at DeBell's Canyon Grille around 4 pm so if in town, please join.

Please email me your pics and I will post:

Thanks Cathy Coyle for this classic pic of our beloved Neal Hershenson

JULY 20, 2014 UPDATE
What a FUN time we had last night! So good to see everyone :) Let's do it again next year!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

John Muir Middle School or Richard M Nixon?

Joanne Yoffee Furer, BHS '67, sent the following email and pics to me today... Thanks Joanne!


Hi Cathy,

If the school looks familiar in the new CBS show Bad Teacher (starts this Thursday, April 24), it’s because John Muir Middle School is the set for the fictitious RM Nixon Middle School! It took a moment, as I was driving by the school last September, to focus on when and why the Muir mascot was changed. Once I noticed the other changes and the camera crews, it all made sense in Burbank, Media Capital of the World. Naturally—no reflection on our own John Muir Junior High teachers, but it will be fun to see if we recognize any of the locations on campus. I attached some pictures I took of the exterior filming last September.

I hope all is well with you.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eric Robert "Bobby" Anderson, BHS '67 (1948-1998)

Sad news... Liz Anderson Eder, BHS '68, informed me through Facebook, that her brother, Bob Anderson, passed away several years ago.

Birth: 31 Dec 1948
Death: 22 Dec 1998
Age: 49
Last Residence: Carson City, NV

"He died in Reno Nevada Vet Hospital. Complication from aids which he got from a blood transfusion at the VA Hospital. This was before they were testing blood for aids."

Bobby grew up in Burbank and went to Miller which is where I knew him.
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Bobby is 2nd from left in the back row

Liz wrote, "He was in the Navy aboard the USS Fox out of San Diego. Bob worked at the Post Office in Burbank for a little under 20 years. Then he moved to Nevada and worked for Snap On Tools. He and I stayed close. He loved my kids and took them places."

Besides Liz, Bob was survived by son, Eric, daughters, Heather and Mary Lee as well as his mother who lives in Carson City, NV and sister, Linda Anderson Wilson, BHS '65.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jeffery F Moore, BHS '67 (1949-2014)

Terrible news... Jeff Moore passed away yesterday. Please keep Robbin, his widow, and the family in your prayers...

Robbin wrote, "Thanks Cathy... Unfortunately bad news still lingers out there. I lost my dear sweet husband last night. He was also a graduate with us in 1967...Jeffery F. Moore. Please pass this on to all our friends at Burbank. This is a tough time."

Jeff and Robbin Perry Moore, both BHS '67

Robbin sent this...

"Cathy, please send out to all that they're good came and was much appreciated. Jeff will be missed by many, and I am grateful. I prayed that he was at peace and with all his family who have passed on. It was a very difficult time for me, but I had family and friends with me. He died peacefully at home which I was so grateful for. Again Many thanks to all."


Jeffrey F. Moore

Jeffrey F. Moore

Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 12:01 am

March 2, 1949 — March 5, 2014

Jeffrey F. Moore, 65, passed away at his home in Lake Havasu City, March 5. He was born March 2, 1949 in Palmdale, Calif. to Frank and Harriett Moore.

Jeff worked for Federal Express as a station manager in Yuba City, Calif. before retiring in Browns Valley, Calif. and then relocated to Lake Havasu City seven years ago, making Havasu his home permanently.

Jeff married his lovely wife Robbin, in October of 1994. Jeff is survived by his lovely wife, Robbin; daughter, Kristie Moore and his stepson, John Murphy, who will all miss him deeply.

A celebration of Jeff's life will be at a later date in Lake Havasu with his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jeff's name to Hospice of Havasu.

Condolences can be sent to the family directly or through

Arrangements are under the care of Lake Havasu Mortuary and Crematory, 2225 N. Kiowa Blvd.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Scroll down to see who's coming and Updates!
Okay! We are looking at SATURDAY, JULY 19 for our annual Class '67 + Friends Reunion at Canyon Grille (formerly DeBell Clubhouse Grill).

Dona Foy Pocaro Bruckner posted this on Facebook:
"Hello everyone, I spoke with the folks at DeBell and we are welcome to have our reunion there. We need to give them a date because they book golf tournaments. Once I threw out Jim Grasses's name he was super friendly and said they would work with us on room charge. He then told me how great Jim and his boys are but I told him we already knew what a super guy Jim was!!!! I told him we usually did cash bar and order food on your own. So, let's pick a date!!!! Take care and I hope lots of our classmates show up as we have a great time!!!! Out of Towners, please let us know if July 19th works."

So we picked SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014 at Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Course


Friday night at Bob's has no time - totally loose since a big group can't sit together. Just come and eat/mingle/see car show/take pics/enjoy!


PS Here are a few pics & link to blog post from last year - so FUN!

Alan Singer
Alan Stone
Alma Tackett Carson
Annette Dinolfo Bennett & Tom Bennett
Betty Wareham Worland
Bob Elliott
Bruce Keswick
Carol Brown Baker
Carol Nicholls Lebrecht
Cathy Nicholls Coyle and John Coyle
Cathy Palmer
Christine Smith Carroll
Christy Seekins Evans
Dani Marie Kleist
David Colvin
Deanna Lloyd Jennings
Debbie Smith Mulle
Dennis Wooten
Denny and Andie Lombard
Don Ray
Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner and Scott Bruckner
Donna Luce Neitman
Ed Grinde and Wife
Flora Angel Ferrens and Dale Ferrens
Fran Serafin
Frank Devenport
Gloria Vasquez Banda
Greg Alaimo
Greg van der Werff
Jan Williams
Jim Grasse
Jeanne Barron Aikman
Jennifer Dale Schatz
Jerry and Jackie McWilliams
Joan Nobile Ortega and Fred Ortega
Joanne Yoffee Furer
John Rocke
Jon and Pam Kirkwood
Karen Vereuck
Kathy Spell
Kent Barcus
Larry Hoberman
Linda Peterson Everett
Linda Mustion
Linda White Silvas
Louanne Peterson
Mary Brotsis Andersen
Mary Flavin Durrer
Mary Ogle
Melanie Miller Mathis
Michael and Nancy Torres
Nancy Green Curtiss
Nancy Hartley Freeland
Neal and Sayoko Hershenson
Norma Diaz Parkes and Barrie Parkes
Paul and Carolyn Diehl Munch
Robbin Perry Moore
Ron and Karen Lundigan Panich
Ron Wysocky
Sallie Shelton Thomas
Sara Marino Becaria
Shari Goodstein Epstein
Starr Johnson
Stephen Walker
Susan Casimano and Ron Marks
Tim and Christine Winters Cline
Tom Hurd
Trudie Lombard Hentze

PS If you see a name and can't quite remember who they are, here are the seniors photos for the class '67
For other classes, look on the right side bar.

Friday Night July 18, 2014
Time: around 6pm
Let us know so we can reserve tables

Sardo's on Pass for some Karaoke
Check out their website at
Who's coming?

From Jeanne Barron Aikman via Facebook
Hi everyone. I've been wanting to organize something fun for after Bob's on Friday and would like to propose we head out just around the corner to Sardo's on Pass for some Karaoke. It's a great cozy place with a friendly atmosphere and a great DJ. They serve food and drinks. It could be fun singing the old songs together. What do you think? Are you up for it? Check out their website at They even have their song lists on the site. Let's do it!

Betty Wareham Worland
Carol Brown Baker
Cathy Nicholls Coyle and John Coyle
Cathy Palmer
Dani Marie Kleist
Don Ray
Donna Luce Neitman
Jeanne Barron
Jim Grasse
Neal Hershenson
Susan Casimano and Ron Marks
Betty Wareham Worland
Carol Brown Baker
Cathy Nicholls Coyle and John Coyle
Cathy Palmer
Dani Marie Kleist
Don Ray
Donna Luce Neitman
Jeanne Barron
Jim Grasse
Neal Hershenson
Susan Casimano and Ron Marks

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Emerson Class Photos K-5 1955-1960


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jay Richard Sletten, BHS '67, (1949-2001)

SLETTEN, RICHARD – Coll. Prep. Plans to go to LA County Gen. Hosp for X-Ray training. (BHS '67 Ceralbus)

Jay Richard Sletten
(5/18/49 - 12/28/2001)

Just received this sweet but sad note from Jay's sister, Pam.

Jay was a great guy... We went to Miller, Muir and Burbank High together and I am sorry to read this...

Hi Cathy,

I have no earthly idea how I found your blog tonight. I guess it must have been fate. You have done a magnificent job on it.

My brother, Jay Sletten (BHS graduate 1967) died in 2001 of a brain hemorrage. It was extremely quick, he was in no pain. He was with me one second and gone the next.

He had been a neuclear technologist at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills for more than 25 years. He loved his work very much and was so brilliant. His colleagues lovingly called him "Dr. Jay" as he was able to interpret a scan quicker than most of the radiologists.

Losing Jay was the most difficult loss - our dad died 4 months prior to him while our mom died 3 years earlier.  He left behind a beautiful daughter, Amanda, who was only 17 when he died. She is an amazingly strong woman today. I have two kids and three grandkids. Jay sadly never met the grandkids.  I miss him terribly.

I was very saddened to see the loss of Ken Moore on your blog. He and Jay were best buds during their teen years. Matt Hagge was also a part of this three-some. Jay used to refer to them as "Me, Matt, and Moore".

I am so glad to have found your web site.

Pamela Sletten Vargo
BHS '70

Click and scroll down to see a few more pics of Jay from Miller
Blog posts

Pam just sent me Jay's obituary

Sletten, Jay Richard

Died December 28, 2001. Loving father of Amanda, brother of sisters Pam Vargo and Sheila O’Kane; uncle of Christopher Vargo and Lisa Vargo Lindsay.

Born May 18, 1949 in Glendale, CA. Jay was a long time employee of Kaiser Permanente of Woodland Hills in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, and a passionate woodworking hobbyist.

Memorial services will be held at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, on Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 6:00 PM in Auditorium A and B, Entrance 5.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association.

Received this today from Pam...