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JAMES ADAMS met his wife Sandra at a disco and they have been married for 40 years. Their daughter is a nurse practitioner cardiologist, their older son an electricians, and their youngest son is in insurance. They have four grandchildren (3 boys and 1 girl) and three great-grandchildren (2 boys and 1 girl). He is still working as a manager of a senior mobile park. His greatest accomplishment was surviving the Vietnam War, meeting his wife, and having all the kids in his life.

Cecilia Aguirre

CECILIA OLGA AGUIRRE SHEEHAN met her husband, Tom Sheehan, in 1970 and then he moved to Palm Desert. They reconnected 28 years later and have been married since October, 2002. They have a total of four children between them: her two are Patrick (45) and Daniel (29). His are Tara (35) and Anthony (34). Between them they have 8 grandchildren, ranging from 2 months to 22 years old. Cecilia has been retired for 8 years, and does whatever she feels like doing! No favorite memories of Burbank High, but tons of great memories.

Carole Aikin

CAROLE AIKIN HUTCHESON grew up in a family of teachers, so it was no wonder that she became a teacher, too, and her children continue the tradition. She attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA her freshman year, then transferred to the University of Kansas along with her future husband, Dean Hutcheson. They were married in May 1971 on campus in the University Chapel and are in their 48th year of marriage!  Read more …

 

Kathy Au

KATHY AU CROSIER has spent her entire career in Hawaii, working as a church musician, organ recitalist and teacher. She was married to Carl Crosier, a fellow musician for 37 years before he died of pancreatic cancer in 2014. She has one son, 35 years old, who works as a network engineer in North Hollywood, CA and a year old grandson Read more …..

 

Tina Barnett

TINA BARNETT left Burbank after the 11th grade and graduated from a high school in Montana. She now lives in Idaho, but has also lived in Spain and Cuba. Tina graduated from nursing school in 1980 but is now retired, spending time with gardening, sewing, and collecting antique sewing machines. She considers raising two children while going to nursing school as her greatest achievement. She remembers BHS as a lot of fun, after going 4-1/2 years to a girls school—going to a coed school was a big change! Unfortunately she has no pictures from high school as they were all burned up in a fire at her mother’s house.

Sally Bartlett

SALLY BARTLEY MOSS met her husband through friends at a sports bar in Palm Desert, CA. They have been married for 22 years; no children together but her husband has one son. Sally has been “Mom” to dozens of dogs (!), currently they have Luna (beagle) and Winston (standard poodle). She spent two years at Cal Lutheran and got a B.A. at the University of Idaho and a Masters in Education from the University of Idaho specializing in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. “I’ve been very lucky to have traveled all over the world on business and pleasure. So now I spend my time keeping fit and healthy, so I can enjoy the rest of my life doing the same thing.” She says that she is so proud to have been able to use her education to help others navigate their way through the world of business. She says she was very shy in high school, and spent a lot of time with Camp Fire friends camping and learning about the world.

LYNN BOYCE has lived in Columbus, OH since graduating from Burbank High. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Education (Social Studies) at Ohio State University, then got a non-degree educator certifications in school guidance. She is a school guidance counselor and plans to retire by the end of 2018. She writes: “I have worked as an educator for both the Ohio Dept of Youth Services (youth corrections) and the Ohio State School for the Blind. It has been nice to have been of some help to students moving on into adulthood……..several students from the correction years turned it around to make good contributions to society with families, jobs and several college degrees!” Her favorite memory of Burbank was of the football team win over Burroughs that fall of 1967. “I was up into the wee hours that morning and my parents (especially mom) did not make fuss!”

SHARON HIXON BURRIS has 3 children, twin sons Gregory and Matthew and a daughter Katherine with ex-husband John whom she married in 1981 and divorced in 2009. She graduated from Cal State LA with a BA in Childhood Education. Although she is getting Social Security, she has her own cleaning business and works part-time. She truly enjoyed being a mom and had great adventures with her children. They are amazing individuals and people comment all the time about what nice people they are, especially their significant others. She enjoyed being part of the religious group of students at Burbank High.

Crilly Butler

Crilly Butler

CRILLY BUTLER met his wife Takami Sato Butler while he was living in Japan, training in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. They have been married for 34 years. Their son, Nicholas Rush Butler is the multitalented apple of his eye: captain of his high school soccer team; concert pianist; actor; writer; professional sushi chef; restaurant manager… Read more …

 

 

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Donna Canzoneri

DONNA CANZONERI WRAY met her husband, John Wray BHS’68 on the band/drill team bus going to the first football game senior year. Married August 1972. They have 2 daughters. Jaisha works in cyber security for the State Department in DC. Karleen works at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital where she is a Child Life Specialist.   Read more …

 

 

Tom Cartmill

TOM CARTMILL met his wife, Lynn through their parents who were friends. Tom and Lynn have three Golden Retrievers. Tom received a BS in Aeronautics but is now retired, enjoying time with family and friends. He says that his favorite memory of Burbank High was the victory over Burroughs in football in November 1967. Since moving away from Burbank, Tom has lived in Reseda, West Hills CA, Anchorage AK and now resides in Lacey, WA.

 

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Bob Chamberlin

ROBERT (BOB) CHAMBERLIN was an award-winning photographer for the Los Angeles Times before he took a buyout and retired in 2016. He had a part of four Pulitzer Prize awards at the Times as a photographer and an editor. In his 45 year career, he saw the civil war in El Salvador and Baby Doc Duvalier in Haiti just before he died. He met his first wife, Diane Lynch, while studying Spanish in Guatemala in ’88 during the civil war there. He proposed to her during a trek in Nepal in the Annapurna region. Read more…

Jeani Chiarolla

JEANI CHIAROLLA CHAMBERS met her husband Don 47 years ago and they have been married for 45 years. She is most proud of her kids: Their oldest son Brian is a librarian at Occidental College and his wife, Kate is a family therapist. Brian and Kate have two girls, Ramona, 8 and Rosie, 6. Daughter Christy is a stay-at-home mom with her twin 6 year old boys, Nathan and Jayden. Christy’s husband is the Public Information Officer for the Burbank Police Department. Youngest son Matt is the Assistant Principal of Instruction at John Burroughs, and his wife Jacqui works at the Norton Simon Museum. Their son Elliott will be 1 on May 1st. Matt is completing his doctorate in Educational Leadership at USC. All three of Jeani’s kids attended Burroughs. Jeani went to work for Pacific Telephone as a Customer Service rep after graduation —says it was her best education ever! She left in 1975 to raise kids, then worked for 18 years at John Burroughs College/Career Center. She is enjoying her grandkids, friends and some road trips. She loves to bake and cook, and is happy to have the time to do that. She joined the Burbank Magnolia Park Optimist Club which keeps her busy, in addition to watching the youngest grandson once a week. Favorite memory are the Food classes at Burbank High and hanging out with friends.

Carol Walter

CAROL THOMPSON COOKE STEPHENSON WALTER was Carol Thompson at Thomas Jefferson and John Muir Jr. High; and at Burbank High School she was Carol Cooke. She met her husband, Dave, at the mailbox (“We were neighbors!”). Her son Jim would have been 53 this year, but passed away in 1995. “He was a handsome and very sweet man,” and a father of two. Carol’s oldest daughter Julie has been an RN for 20 years, and lives in Oregon with 2 children. Her youngest lives in Palmdale and works for Northrop. Carol was born in Burbank and moved to Santa Clarita where she is retired and does a lot of crafts, hobbies and gardening. She feels her greatest accomplishment was being married and having her first child at age 15, then having her third child at age 41! Being at Burbank High and taking care of a baby was hard, but she had a lot of fun, and learned a lot about life.

Annette Dinolfo

ANNETTE DINOLFO BENNETT with her husband, TOM BENNETT’68 have four kids: Todd 45, Chad 44, Trista 41 and Tanner 31; and ten grandkids Dylan 19, Cole 16, Chase 15, Jenna 14, Emma 11, Blake 9, Dayton 9, Hallie 4, Caden 4, and Ronin 2, making for a very proud grandma and grandpa! Annette now spends her time caregiving and babysitting, after a career as a hairdresser. She has too many favorite memories of Burbank High to mention!

 

John Ferguson

JOHN FERGUSON met his wife JoAnne Quinn on a blind date for an Army-Navy Football game in 1968. They were married in 1973, after his graduation from West Point and have been married ever since. So, they have known each other for 50 years and married for 45 by the time of his high school reunion.  Read more …

 

 

ROGER GUGGENHEIMER met Pattie Crossen in a chatroom 18 years ago. He attended California State University in Chico in 1984 and is retired from teaching. He now spends his time hiking, swimming, playing the guitar, scuba diving, and traveling internationally, especially during the winter to Southeast Asia. His greatest accomplishment is traveling to more than 20 countries—and loving it. His favorite teacher at Burbank High was Mr. Fecht whom he had for 11th grade history. He also loved the photo lab, even when it wasn’t officially open.

img422TOM HAINES is proudest of his children: four kids, six grandkids, and “one kid made it to doctor.” He also has five dogs! He is a graduate of Pierce College and has lived in Reseda, Valencia, Burbank and Boulder Creek (all California), and now lives in Peyton, CO. He says he is “retired playing with toys.” His favorite memory is that of the Burbank v. Burroughs football game in our senior year.

Jackie Hayes

JACKIE HAYES STEEN met her husband, Steve, while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. They married in 1972, two weeks after college graduation. After graduating from Cal Poly, they lived for 10 years in Walnut Creek, then built a home in Danville in 1985. They are proud of their 3 kids: Brian, Erin and Clay—all are smart, kind and gainfully employed! They also have 6 grandkids, ages 5-12; one born each year for 6 years. “They are the delight of our lives, and any time we can spend with them is golden. Jackie is retired from Jack in the Box where she worked at their Regional offices for 12 years and loved it. “I would say our 3 kids are my greatest accomplishment. They are all enjoyable as adults; hard working and level- headed.”

Teri Hill, 1968

Teri Hill

TERI HILL CLARK. Teri says that her name is so short (Teri Hill) that she started using asterisks over the “i’s” in the 5th grade when autograph books were brought to school. She said her name was so short and boring that she just had to jazz it up! She married Jerry W. Clark (BHS’67)—there were two Jerry Clarks. Hers is the one with glasses!  Read more

 

GREGORY HORTON with his wife, Paulette, has a daughter who is a Los Angeles police officer and a son who is an Army Ranger. They have four dogs, one store bought and three rescues. He says he graduated from the “school of hard knocks,” and spends his time learning to play the banjo and remodeling the house. He also coached youth rugby. His favorite memory of Burbank High were Friday nights at Bob’s Big Boy after the football games.

Roxanne Leko

ROXANNE LEKO LEWIS says that her favorite memories of high school would have to be her friendships with Robin Neklia Smith and Jodi Tillotson Huddleston, toilet papering homes and cruising Hollywood Blvd. She also liked to go to Sorrento Beach in Santa Monica; and had a great time in drill team, learning and performing routines weekly. She remembers her algebra teacher, Mr. Ansalome, embarrassing her in 1st period because she was just coming out of drill team and sometimes forgot to hook the back of her dress! Roxanne is widowed after 41 years of marriage to Tom Lewis, whom she met in the 9th grade at Scott Drugs. She has two children, a daughter and son, and four grandchildren, plus three dogs. She got her BA from Cal State LA in Home Economics and a special education credential from CSUN. Now retired since 2011 from the Burbank Unified Schools, she moved to Wisconsin to be closer to children and grandchildren, and works on the farm, landscaping and line dances 3 days a week. She says, “I loved teaching students with special needs and I think I brought a lot to the classroom and my students’ lives. I am still in contact with some of them. We raised two beautiful children and were married for 41 years to the same person.”

GAIL LEONARD is currently raising puppy #22 for the Guide Dogs of America (GDA) in Sylmar. She received teaching credentials in standard elementary and special education visually impaired from CSULA, and got a master’s at Azusa Pacific. She is retired from teaching but spends her time raising guide dog puppies, including visiting schools, organizations, companies, etc. to promote Guide Dogs of America.

Larry Lewis

LARRY LEWIS’s favorite Burbank High memory is graduating! He received a Bachelor of Science and is almost retired—spends his time remodeling his house, skiing, sailing, and traveling. His significant other is Jean, whom he met when an old boyfriend introduced them. Since Burbank, Larry has lived in Hawaii, Mammoth Lakes and currently calls Laguna Beach home. He says that his greatest accomplishments have been qualifying as a worldwide sailing captain, a world class ski and snowboarder, a wine connoisseur and a builder of buildings.

Larry Marak, 1968

Larry Marak, 1968

LARRY MARAK is a third-generation Burbank homeowner. He met his wife, Melissa BHS’72 at Valley College at a German Club function. They have been married 42 years, no children. Larry received his BA at SFVSC (now called California State University Northridge), and a Master’s from UCLA in 978. He retired December 2015 from Burbank Water and Power and is active in his church and in board wargaming. His greatest accomplishment since high school has been visiting ancient sites all over the world and seeing a total solar eclipse at Foz do Iguasso. He remembers the excitement of reading Latin for the first time at Burbank High.

PATTI (TRISH) MOLLOY VOSPER met her husband, Bill, at church, were engaged three months later and have been married for 43 years. They have two children who are both married so now claim four children. Kristie and her husband David live in Calabasas. Kristie works for Compassion International and David in Finance. Greg and his wife July live in Cardiff by the Sea, he has his own business growing and selling low water plants. They have two amazing children Lily (4) and Clark (2). She attended Pierce College and graduated with a BA in Psychology then completed an Elementary Education Credential. She is now retired and works out at the Burbank YMCA, spends time with grandchildren, travels, reads, and volunteesr with Jobs Daughters Bethel 97 here in Burbank and with a group in Arcadia. Trish taught in the Burbank Unified School District for 32 years, with 26 years at Emerson Elementary! She had the pleasure of investing in teaching many children and parents over the years. Her proudest accomplishment is her family, her children and grandchildren. She remembers the 1967 Burbank/Burroughs game, Backwards Dance, Dance Performance, Prom. Disneyland, Mr Hall and choir, and many friends!!

DEBBIE MYERS SCHMIDT met John Schmidt at Grace Community Church and has been married for 36 years. Their son Jeff is 34 and has 4 children – Jordan/15, Braydon/9, Emmalyn/7, Camden/4. He is not only a superintendent for Centrex Construction but is, at this moment, fighting wildfires at Taylor Creek fires on the Rogue River as part of the Army National Guard. Their son Stephen is 32 and “is our cancer thriver. He went through Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a senior in high school and now works in the pharmacy at Kaiser in oncology. Weston/4 1/2, Raegan/2, Ryder Kensley will be born right before the reunion – so that I can still come. :-)” She writes that “Growing up when we all did I paid no attention to long-term goals and how those things we all ate would make a difference in my life later on…..The knowledge I have gained in the relationship between nutrition and disease/or lack of it is invaluable. I also have come to love building relationships and connecting people in business. When you love what you do it’s not really a job— what is important is building relationships and connections.” She says her greatest accomplishment is “Giving my life to Jesus Christ – raising our sons.” Her favorite memory is “Coming to school early in curlers for drill team and flags—NOT!” She also remembers newspaper drives.

Betsey Nash

BETSEY NASH met Marci Powers while playing on the Hot’n Tots softball team in 1966. Marci was older and had just graduated from Bellarmine so they’d never met before. They became fast friends that summer; Betsey went back to school and Marci got married. Fast forward 24 years and Betsey got a message from Marci asking whatever became of her. Marci was living in Thousand Oaks and Betsey was in Shell Beach so they reunited in Santa Barbara a few weeks later, and have been together ever since. Read more …

JANET OGLE KAMI met her husband, Mark Kami in Santa Cruz, 22 years ago. They have two dogs: a French Brittany and Shiba Inu. Janet is a sole practitioner Certified Public Accountant in Wyoming and balances work with ultra trail running and playing in the College Symphonic Band. She says her greatest accomplishment since high school is “Maturing.”

KATHY O’RELL SCHAEDLER has been married to Gary Schaedler BHS’65 since February 1969, meaning that they have been married for 49 years! They were introduced in April 1968 by fellow classmate DiAnna Morris Hawkins. They have a 42-year-old daughter, Jennifer who has been married for 18 years but has no children—she “will always be the light of our lives.” Kathy has lived in Burbank her whole life and worked for the Burbank Unified School District from 1968-2005 when she retired. Husband Gary retired at the same time after 30+ years in the movie industry doing special effects. They stay busy doing many things: traveling with their fifth wheel; going to car shows with their 1956 Chevrolet pickup; plus they are active in the Kiwanis for Fun Foundation in Burbank and are members of the Road Kings, Warner Bros. Retirees Club and work with the Aktion Club of Burbank. Kathy feels that her greatest accomplishment since high school is “having a successful and loving marriage with my best friend and raising our daughter together.”

Randy Prescott

RANDY PRESCOTT. Randy now lives in Alexandria, VA. He has been married to Diane Marie Prescott for 30 years—they met at Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she was a CalTech Software Engineer. Altogether he has five children: four daughters and one son. His oldest daughter, Tracy, received a PhD in PT from USC. … Read more …

 

 

Norm Sabin, 1968

Norm Sabin

NORM SABIN met his wife Pat at a friend’s house in Glendale and has been married for 43 years (in February). They have three children, Daris, Kelsey and Zak, and two grandchildren with twins on the way in May. They also have two great-grandchildren, Judah and Luke, born in January. Norm went to the University of Colorado and Emory Riddle where he obtained a Bachelor of Science. He got a law degree from Read more …

 

Greg Sanders, 1968

Greg Sanders

GREG SANDERS took a long and winding road through BA, MA and PsyD and works full-time as a psychologist, adjunct professor and is in private practice on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i. He married Peggy Hahn in 1969 and divorced in 1974. He married Sharon Liden in 2000. He has two daughters, one son and five grandkids—all healthy, wealthy and wise! After graduating from Burbank High, he lived in Little Creek, Read more …

CAROL SANDOR met her domestic partner in October 1977 at a barbecue gathering in Ventura. She has a bonded-certified pharmacy technician license but is now is fully retired after 30 years with the Ventura County Medical Center.  She spends time sharing summer/winter backyard garden harvests, exploring new sights (traveling), is fighting back health issues (weight), and is keeping up with the Joneses by putting in new recycled sod! She likes making and keeping kindred spirits with classmates.

BOB SANFILIPPO has been married to his wife, Linda, for 34 years. They met at church. They don’t have any grandkids yet, but their oldest, Brian, is a drug and alcohol counselor in Jefferson City, MO where he graduated from Lincoln University. His younger brother is married and is a fireman/paramedic in Richardson, TX, just outside of Dallas. Bob and Linda have a crazy and lovable Springer Spaniel, their 5th Springer in 30+ years, who loves the snow in winter and swimming in the Spokane River that runs behind their house. Bob graduated from UC Irvine in 1972, and became a CFP with a “mediocre” career until he retired 2 years ago. He now plays with the dog and does a little traveling. His wife retired a couple of months ago so now things will be more interesting.

STEVE SIEGEL met Lissa Thompson on eHarmony 10 years ago. The two of them combined have four wonderful children and seven grandkids. He says he can’t stop learning: he has an MA in Educational Psychology, MSOD in Organizational Learning, plus “much learning by the seat of my pants!” Steve is semi-retired and is currently writing a book about corporate culture, facilitating groups of teachers and teens at the Museum of Tolerance, and becoming a CASA volunteer. He still does part-time business consulting. He says his greatest accomplishment has been to start a school, preschool and summer camp in Agoura Hills, serving thousands of kids for more than twenty years. He remembers attempting card stunts at football games at Burbank High.

Fred Lee Stenson

FRED LEE STENSON retired in 2008 and again in 2012 but got bored and needed a project. He has a Sailing Master’s license and takes groups sailing around the world, in addition to working as a home builder. He is most proud of having the ability to mentor several young people in the construction industry. Read more …

 

 

Tom Tanksley, 1968

Tom Tanksley

TOM TANKSLEY now lives in Las Vegas. He writes: “Your latest probe hit me at a time when I had already been thinking about the past and feeling very fortunate. I want to take this opportunity, probably long overdue, to express my gratitude to the class of ’68 and to Burbank itself for what it meant in that part of my life. Read more … 

 

 

Jodi Tillotson

JODI TILLOTSON HUDDLESTON (widowed) has four kids, two boys, two girls, 11 grandchildren 3-1/2 great-grandchildren and 2 cats! Since graduation, she has lived in Glendale, Simi Valley, Moorpark, and now Fort Collins, CO since 1993. She attended San Fernando Valley State College  (now known as Cal State University at Northridge) and worked at CSU for 4 years in the Physics Department. She is still working and provides support for Damage Recovery for Enterprise Rent A Car. She is most proud of her kids (of course!) and has no bad memories of Burbank High—mostly were good.

JAMES VILLASENOR met Beverly Myers (BHS’70) on a blind date and now has been married for 42 years. They have two sons, two daughters with one grandson and 4 granddaughters. James got his AA degree on the G.I. bill after serving in the USN for four years. {1968-72} He retired in 2013 as a P.W. Supervisor for City of Burbank. He enjoyed seeing much of South East Asia while in the Navy, raising his family and grandkids, and likes being able to enjoy retirement.

WAYNE WILLETTE retired from the practice of law in 1995. His wife, Lesli, and he purchased a beachfront home on the North Shore of Oahu in 2009 where they currently live. Their eldest daughter, Jordan, just recently passed the AZ  and CA bars and is currently practicing law in Arizona. Their youngest daughter, Blair is enrolled a pharmacology and cancer biology PHD program at Duke University. Due to prior commitments, regrettably, Wayne and his wife will be unable to attend the October 2018 Reunion.