We are trying to find as much information as possible about our classmates who have passed away. This memory page is ongoing and your comments, corrections, and additions will be most welcome. If you can share information about our classmates’ careers, news items, or survivors, please use the Contact Us tab above.

Gene Allred

Died 1-11-2018

Read about Gene here.

Judie Anderson, 1968

Judie Anderson

Died 3-22-17 of cancer.

Read about Judy here.

Alex Battista

Alex Battista

Born 4-19-49, died 12-3-94.
Alex died in a traffic accident

Richard Bedigan

Richard Bedigan

Born 1-18-50, died 7-6-98.
Rich died of diabetes complications. Read about Rich’s life here.

Dawn Bennett

Born 10-7-50, died 9-18-94.
Dawn died of esophageal cancer.

Mike Blumberg

Died November 2006
Mike Blumburg lost his battle with cancer but loved
our sailing trips and skiing around the world.

Richard Bredeson

Born 5-7-50, died 8-13-76

Merrit Burgess

Merritt Burgess

Born 7-14-1950, died 3-6-2008

Carol Buseth

Carol Buseth (Marn)

Born 7-20-1950, died 9-25-2002
Carol was last known to be living in Los Angeles, CA

Max Byers

Max Byers

Born 2-6-50, died 12-21-2005
Max died of cancer. He was last known to be living in Moss Landing, CA

Bob Calvillo

Bob Calvillo

Born 1-21-1950, died 5-25-1991

Cathy Carlson

Cathy Carlson

Born 11-7-50, died 2-16-88
Cathy died of lung cancer.
Read more about Cathy here.

Virginia Casciato

Virginia Casciato

Born 4-15-50, died 6-27-95

Jim Castro

Jim Castro

born 1949, died 10-25-11
Read more about Jim here.

Sue Cissell

Sue Cissell

Died 1992 of a possible aneurysm

Glenda Clark

Born 3-13-50, died 10-12-2003

Lance Clenard

Lance Clenard

Born 3-6-50, died 8-31-08.
Lance died of a massive heart attack.
Read a tribute to Lance here

Ernest Cobos

Ernest Cobos

Born 3-23-50, died 2-14-2000
Ernest died of multiple illnesses. He was last known to be living in Van Nuys, CA

Robert Coverly

Robert Coverly

Born 2-10-49, died 9-4-2000
Robert was last known to be living in Sherman Oaks, CA
Read about Bob here.

Chris Cullen, 1968

Christine Cullen Bartlett

Died 4-24-2021

Read about Chris here.

Dean Cunningham

Dean Cunningham


Born 9-2-1949, died 10-2-1999
Dean was last known to be living on the Big Island of Hawaii

John Curtis

died sometime in 2016
Served in the U.S. Navy

Ron Dandy

Ron Dandy

Born 10-14-51, died 2-13-2010
Ron died of cancer.
Read about Ron here.

Diana DeAngelis

Diana DeAngelis

Born 4-17-50, died 8-23-2001
Diana was last known to be living in Jefferson, OR

Patti Dobson

Patti Dobson

Died 1-17-2009
Patti died of cancer in Henderson, NV

Phil Dionysius, 1950-2015

Phil Dionysius

Born 5-3-1950, died 3-26-2015
Phil died in Firestone, CO
Read more about Phil here.

Randy Durham

Randy Durham

Born 3-23-1949, died 7-11-2010
Read Randy’s obituary here.

Rich Franco

Rich Franco

Born 3-12-48, died 1-17-06
Rich died of cancer.

Mike Fulghum

Mike Fulgham

Born 4-30-50, died 4-12-99
Mike died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was last known to be living in Pasadena, CA

Martha Garrett

Martha Garrett (Stewart)

Born 5-29-50, died 9-5-02
Martha died of breast cancer.

Christine Gates (McShane)

Died 5-13-09 at age 59 in Frazier Park, near Bakersfield, CA
Read more about Chris here.

Pam Gentz Evans

Passed away October 28, 2020 in Sacramento, CA.
Read about Pam here.

Roger Golnick

Roger Golnick

Born 2-14-50, died 6-30-2013
Roger died of cancer in Prairie Village, KS
Read about Roger here.

Mark Grogan

Mark Grogan

Born 10-15-1950, died 12-19-2009
Mark died of cancer.
Read more about Mark here.

Jim Gustad

Born 11-6-49, died 9-26-2011
Jim had a stroke and was in a convalescent hospital for many years.

Peggy Hahn

Died 4-23-2020
Peggy died of Alzheimer’s. Read more about Peggy here.

Jackie Handley

Jackie Handley

Born 4-21-50, died 6-21-06
Jackie died of cancer.

Jeff Helquist, 1968

Jeff Helquist

1949-2017
Jeff died of a heart attack. Read more about Jeff here.

Duane Herauf

Duane Herauf

Born 12-29-49, died 2-28-72
Duane died of a heart attack.

Sheri Hicks

Sheri Hicks (Higley)

Born 3-22-50, died 10-2-99
Sheri died from complications of knee surgery.

Kay Hoadley

Kay Hoadley

Born 11-7-50, died 10-31-2004
Kay died from melanoma (skin cancer)
Read more about Kay here.

Evan Howell

Evan Howell

Born 12-6-49, died 3-6-96

Steve Howland

Steve Howland

Born 2-17-50, died 3-24-77
Steve died in a freak accident.
Read more about Steve here.

Scott Iggulden

Steve Iggulden

Born 3-22-1950, died 11-10-69
Scott was killed in Vietnam and was wounded while on night sniper patrol
near Duc Pho, Vietnam. He died the next day.

Steve Irey, 1968

Steve Irey

died 4-21-16
Steve died of cancer. Read about Steve here.

Bob Kelsey

Bob Kelsey

Born 8-22-50, died 4-22-2000.
Bob died in a plane crash near Acton, CA
Read Linda Mustion’s blog here.

Edith Kubiak

Edita (“Edith”) Kubiak

Born 6-30-50, died 8-20-2007
Twin sister to Kristina Kubiak (Teteris)

Kristina Kubiak

Kristina Kubiak (Teteris)

Born 6-30-50, died 1-20-2009
Twin sister to Edith “Edith” Kubiak

Benjamin Landing

Benjamin “Benji” Landing

(Born 2-27-1950, died 8-1-2009)
“Gentle Ben” died in Tallahassee, FL. More information here.

Sean Largey

Sean Largey

Died 10-10-2010 of pancreatic cancer.

Raymond Lewis

Raymond Lewis

Born 10-22-50, died 12-24-05
Ramey died of liver cancer.

Julie Livingston

Julie Ann Livingston (Vergon)

Born 11-16-49, died 1026-96
Julie died of  brain cancer and was last known to be living in Glendale, CA.

Linda Loranger (Snipes)

Died suddenly on Oct. 25, 2016 in South Gate. She was born and raised in Burbank and worked as a registered nurse for Los Angeles County before working at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center in Downey for many years.  She is survived by her daughter Lisa (Joelle) and her son Daniel.

Larry Marak, 1968

Lawrence “Larry” Marak

Born August 5, 1950, died October 23, 2019
Read Larry’s obituary here

Frank Martins

Frank Martins

Born 1-18-49, died 3-7-07
Frank died of a heart attack.

Rudy Maurer

Born 12-4-48, died 12-4-2011

Linda Maxam (Clarke)

Died 9-23-15
Was married to Terry Cooper BHS’66 and had a daughter.

Myron “Mike” Mikkelson

Born 11-2-49, died 12-16-2007 in Salt Lake City.
Read Mike’s obituary here.

Alan Moore

Died October 22, 2020 of cancer. Read more about Alan here.

Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Linda Moss

Linda Moss

Born 11-19-50, died 7-28-88.

Theresa Moss

Theresa Moss (Piper)

Born 11-7-49, death date unknown.

Susie Myers (Tobbs)

Died 2016, according to sister.

Rick Nelson

1949-2016. Rick entered into rest July 13, 2016 in Martinez, CA age 66. He is a native of Glendale, CA

Bob Northrop

Bob Northrop

Born 5-16-49, death date unknown. Bob died of abdominal cancer.

Mike Olds

Born 5-26-49, died 3-17-09 in Denver, CO at age 59.

Chris Ortega, 1968

Christina Ortega (O’Neill)

Christina died February 15, 2017 at age 67 after a lengthy illness. Read more about Chris here.

Dennis Patterson

Dennis Patterson

Born 11-16-49, died 12-25-91. Dennis took his own life.

Zerrill Perkins

born 11-23-49, died 5-20-2020
read about Zerrill here.

Barbara Peterson

Barbara Peterson

Born 7-31-49, died 11-10-94.

Nancy Pierce

Nancy Pierce

Born 3-13-49, died 3-13-96. Nancy died of leukemia. She was last known to be living in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Scott Polin

Scott Polin

Born 4-10-49, died 8-19-2008 of unknown causes. Scott was retired from the Navy and living in National City, CA.

Steve Potter

Steve Potter

Died 2004

Pat Reynish

Patrick Reynish

Born 2-10-50, died 4-27-2011 of cancer in Valencia, CA. More information on Pat here.

Jim Riley

Jim Riley

Born 3-3-49, died 1-6-2001.

Gary Rizzo

Gary Rizzo

Born 11-29-50, died 3-31-07. Gary died of heart complications due to his diabetes (info from son, Joe Rizzo).

Ed Rubalcava

Ed Rubalcava

Born 7-29-49, died 8-4-07.

Bob Sanfilippo

Born 9-16-50, died 6-20-19 at age 68. Read a tribute to Bob here.

David Satel

David Satel

Born 12-6-1949, died 1-12-2013. Read more about David here.

Pam Schultz

Pam Schultz

Born 3-31-50, died 3-11-97. Pam was a victim of a homicide.

Wayne Schumacher

Wayne Schumacher

Died on August 6, 2011 of a genetic brain disorder. Read more about Wayne here.

Ken Severson

Born 3-21-1950, died April 2020
Read about Ken here.

Mike Lane Shaw

Died December 2019

Paul Schyck

Born 9-25-49, died 3-15-2008.

Janis Shovald

Janis Shovald (Helquist)

Born 3-25-50, died 3-29-07. Janis died of brain cancer and was last known to be living in Burbank, CA.

Gordon Stricker

Gordon Stricker

Born 9-22-49, died 4-20-94. Gordon died of liver disease.

Diane Swartzman

Diane Swartzman

Died in 1995.

Bill Tideback

Bill Tideback

Born 5-2-50, died 4-13-08. Bill died of pneumonia. Read about Bill here.

John Thomas

John Thomas

Born 1-7-50, died 6-4-2013. Read about John here.

Chuck Vignale

Chuck Vignale

Born September 2, 1950, died May 5, 2006. Read Chuck’s obituary here.

Kathi Wagner, 1950-2013

Kathi Wagner

Born July 28, 1950, died January 28, 2013
Read about Kathi here.

Karen Wallace (Voralik)

Passed away on January 31, 2015 at the age of 64. Read Karen’s obituary here.

Rick Watson

Born 1-26-1950, died suddenly 11-16-2019.
Read Rick’s obituary here

Cliff Winters

Cliff Winters

Born 8-15-49, died 7-22-96.

Peggy Woodburn

Peggy Woodburn (Sage)

Born 7-29-50, died 6-22-89. Peggy was last known to be living in San Mateo, CA

Wayne Wyatt

June 10, 1949 – December 4, 2013. Read about Wayne here.

Barbara Yanche

Barbara Yanche

Born 6-18-50, died 9-10-85. Barbara died of an aneurysm.

Bob Yoder

Bob Yoder

Born 10-1-50, died 6-18-1986. Bob died of a heart attack.

Laura Ziskin 1950-2011

Laura Ziskin

Died 2011 at age 61 after a 7 year battle with breast cancer.
Read about Laura here.

17 responses »

  1. John Sengers says:

    I could not finish this list without misty eyes.
    I knew a lot of these people while attending John Muir and Burbank high.
    After high school, with many of us going our way at different colleges, I lost touch, and vivid memories faded into vague ones.
    Seeing this page brought back a flood of them. These friends will live in my heart.
    I am surprised at how many died of cancer related illnesses.
    My heart still goes out to their loved i es and close friends who had to bear the pain of witnessing their beloved deteriorate or die of tragic circumstances. It should not have been.
    Be well my friends and take care of yourselves.
    John Sengers
    Class of ’68

  2. Raymond Fink says:

    I dated Diane Swartzman in the early ’70’s. I recently discovered through your website she passed in1995. Could you Inform me as to cause? Thank You for your attention to this matter. I knew her brother Bem buy have lost contact after this many years.

  3. […] back two years ago. Jeff’s brother, Dave Helquist, married one of our BHS’68 classmates, Janis Shovald, making her Jeff’s sister-in-law. Janis died on March 29, 2007 after her year and half battle […]

  4. […] We also found out about the deaths of Rudolph “Rudy” Maurer (born 12-4-48, died 12-4-2011) and Michael A. Olds (born 5-26-49, died 3-17-09 in Denver, CO at age 59). Jim Ranshaw, our chief detective in tracking down people, said that he actually spoke to Rudy when he was searching for classmates back in 2007-2008. Neither of these two guys, though, had senior photos in the Ceralbus. If any of our classmates has further information about Rudy or Michael or about any of our other fellow Bulldogs who died, please send information to “burbankhigh1968@gmail.com.“ You can also check out the rest of the Memorial List here. […]

  5. John Sengers says:

    Too many people dying of cancer.
    It has to be Burbank water.
    Burbank has it’s own storage reservoir at the top of the hill.
    The city, Burbank High, and the water are the common denominators

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