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.

1 comment:

  1. I met Steve while at BHS as we had a few classes together. I got to know him better at a number of reunions when we would visit and talk about our life experiences both good and bad. He told me that he liked me because he felt I always made time to talk and listen to him. For some reason I was moved and always remembered that comment. I was sorry to hear of his passing. RIP my friend.

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