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This is so sad... I just received this from Dave's wife:
Wanted you and the class of 67 to know that he passed away on March 26, 2015. After a short battle with lung cancer.
If you would let others know I would appreciate.
Betty Jo Maccaughtry
MARCH 31, 2015 UPDATE
Mel Smith BHS 65 and Cathy (Irwin) Smith BHS 66
We have known Dave and Betty Jo for almost fifty years. He was a great friend, and will be missed by all that had the opportunity know him.
We are young in many ways but not all; younger a year ago, younger now than next month or next year and some already are aging no longer..
Very sad news. Was in many of Dave's classes throughout high school and played fast pitch softball against him for many years. Great guy and prayers for his family. RIP.
So, so sorry to hear this.......My prayers go out to his family.
I remember Dave from several of my classes at Luther Burbank. He certainly kept us all entertained with his amazing personality. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones. Such sad news .
Susan Pena MacCaskey
So sorry, sending prayers to his family and friends.
So sad. He was such a cool guy back in the day.
Oh dear..... another Bulldog, prayers for his family.....
Sorry to hear this. Dave was a great guy with a wonderful sense to of humor.
Oh he was a funny guy. May he rest in peace. Sending healing prayers to the family....
My old friend and a really decent guy!
MAY 13, 2015 UPDATE
David A. MacCaughtry (1949 - 2015)
On March 26, 2015, David A. MacCaughtry Jr passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 65 years of age.
David was born in Burbank, California on April 6, 1949 to Faith and David MacCaughtry. He attended Burbank schools and graduated from Burbank High School in 1967, and went on to Valley College.
David took a job at AT&T in 1968 and spent the next 30 years working for the company. Later, he became a consultant and Pole Climbing Instructor for ASAP company.
David played on several Burbank Softball League teams over the years. He collected antique rifles and was an active member of the Burbank Muzzle Loaders. David enjoyed camping in their motorhome with his family and friends and visited several places around the country. David loved telling stories and jokes. He loved people and everyone he met became a friend to him.
David is survived by his wife, Betty Jo of 47 years; his sister, Joan Baker; daughter, Dana MacCaughtry; son Tony MacCaughtry (Rachel); four grand children, Kyle, A.J., Colton and Cayden; and many more family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 1075 E. Daily Drive., Camarillo, CA on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m. For more information please contact Griffin Family Funeral Chapels at at (805) 482-1166
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Stephen Philip Walker
January 3, 1949 - February 26, 2015
Today, I received the following sad news:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Condolences to his family....RIP
So sorry to hear that. He was a super nice guy & loved attending our reunions.
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.
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.
Sorry to hear it. I remember Steve well from grade school all the way through.
Peggy Melton Cyphers
Vicki Herrin Fields
Susan Pena MacCaskey
Condolences to his family. . . RIP Steve
My Condolences to Steve's family and friends. Good journey.
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.
My condolences to Steve's family and friends!
How sad. One of the nicest guys around--literally would give you the shirt off his back. A kind and decent man.
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
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.
Great Man! Rest in Peace Steve!
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.