I think most people think that the year 2020 has been a nightmare, what with the pandemic now going into its ninth month and the subsequent cancellation of many cultural events, and even including the Olympics. My sister, Margo BHS’70, was supposed to celebrate her class’s 50th reunion, and that got cancelled. I have looked back on my posts for 2020 and every single one of them has been an announcement of another classmate passing.

On the other hand, most of us in the Class of ’68 have just celebrated our 70th birthdays!

Yesterday as I was updating the Memorials page, something terrible happened while I was editing and I lost the entire page, and had to reconstruct it from backup versions, an extremely tedious process.

I realized that I had been given information about the death of BHS’68 classmate Zerrill Perkins and with the kind permission of Cathy Palmer BHS’67, I am reposting her blog post here.

Zerril Perkins, BHS ’68 (1949-2020)

Zerril D. Perkins
November 23, 1949 – May 20, 2020

Daughter, Heather Perkins, posted on May 22, 2020 this sweet photo and note: ·Daddy took his last boat ride here straight up to heaven on Wednesday! He was a man full of love, laughs, passion, kindness, conviction and so much more for his family, friends and his beliefs! Ride easy now, your pain has been lifted and know we will be together again! I love you! We all love you! 🚤 🌞❤

From Facebook…

Zerril was married to his high school sweetheart, Margie Dubrowa, also BHS ’68, for over fifty years. Please keep Margie, Heather and all the family in your thoughts and prayers.

RIP Zerril.

Charlotte Mate
RIP. Very nice person. Condolences to the family.

Mary Boriso Jordan
So sorry to hear this. May his family and friends be strengthen and comforted. Rest in peace….🌹

Loanne Walker Ginchereaux

Annette Dinolfo Bennett
Love and prayers for his family. Zerril was always a kind and gentle person. RIP 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

Robert Fabrizio
I’m so sorry to hear this…. gone too soon… RIP Zerril.

John Todora
Zerril was a good guy, so sorry to hear of his passing. RIP.

Pat Purser Bushman
My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace.

George Frigerio
Margie i’m so sorry, thoughts and prayers with you and family

Harold Maxham
Another Bulldog going home.

Michael Katzman
I used to hang with Zerril. Remember that he was so much taller than me.

Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace

Alan Landros
I remember Zerril from Track when he was a senior at Burbank High. I think he threw shot put or javelin! I was a sophomore, so only remember him that one year.

Henry A Garcia
Rest in peace

About Katherine Crosier

I am an organist in Honolulu—a rare breed of folks who play the King of Instruments! Through stories, photos, and videos, this blog is a diary of my musical journey ... and my family just groans!

3 responses »

  1. bch2mtns@aol.com says:

    Thanks for all the work you do.  Yep, been a trying year.   Just when we finally retire and plan on travels. Damn you, covid!!

  2. Steve Gleason says:

    My deepest condolences . I attended your parents wedding . He truly was one of the nicest, kindest people I have ever known . We lost touch many years ago , but the memories remain .
    Sincere regards , Steve Gleason

  3. bill reimers says:

    My deepest sympathies for Zerril’s family and friends. I was friends with Zerril in high school. One day Rich Bedigan and I were playing a pick up game of basketball with Zerril and a friend. Both Rich and Zerril were very tall, but Zerril was also pretty big. Rich fjouled Zerril hard on one play and Zerril took off after him. Rich ran. Smart man. I had to practically tackle Zerril to slow him down but did and soon he was back to his friendly self. Zerril went on to kick our butts!!!!!!! I wish Margie and family all the best.

    Bill Reimers

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