Burbank High 1966 - In Memoriam

In honor of our dearly departed classmates -

In June of 1966, the BHS Class of '66 gathered at the Starlight Bowl for our high school graduation. After "walking the stage" and receiving our diplomas, many boarded busses bound for Grad Night at Disneyland. Others went home and contemplated what might come next. Would we ever see our high school friends again or would we all drift away in pursuit of college or careers? In 1966, there was no email, internet or social media. The best that most of us could do was to keep in touch with a few good friends.

As the decades flew by, high school drifted into memories, but few of us remember a tenth or a twenty-fifth class reunion. Did those events even happen? In 2008, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Burbank High School, many attended the event and met old friends again at the Class of 1966 table. By 2011, we had a "proper" class reunion weekend, culminating with a celebration at the Castaway Restaurant. With help from social media, hundreds of us attended the happy event.

Over those years, we occasionally heard about the death of a classmate. Always, it was sad, poignant and and led to reflections about our own mortality. With that in mind, the Reunion Committee created three lists of BHS '66 classmates. First was the BHS Class of '66 Roster of Names, which includes all known classmates, including the deceased. Second was the BHS Class of '66 "Missing" List, including those for whom the committee had no current record. Third is the BHS Class of '66 "In Memoriam" List.

The "In Memoriam" link above offers only names and dates (if known) of our departed classmates. The list below is a new, more comprehensive tribute, which will include links to any known obituaries for our fondly remembered friends. If you spot any mistakes in this list or have links to other BHS '66 obituaries, please send an email via the Contact page.

Alexander-Deceased 1970 Bob
Angel-Deceased 3/12 Rick
Antonucci-Deceased 6/13 John
Atzei-Deceased 7/17 Tim
Bagley-Deceased 3/16 Glenn
Bailey-Deceased Marsha*
Bailey-Deceased 12/09 Greg
Baker-Deceased Terry*
Bammel-Deceased 8/18 Tom
Baumgartner-Deceased 10/12 John
Beauregard-Deceased Jacque “Jock”*
Beard-Deceased 8/94 Larry
Bell-Deceased Rick*
Bencheck-Deceased 6/06 Chris
Bennett-Deceased 6/10 Jim
Black-Deceased 4/19 Nancy
Blackwood-Deceased Phyllis*
Bressie-Deceased 11/11 Larry
Brownlee-Deceased Jim 6/01
Buckley-Deceased 9/08 Alan (Buck)
Carlson-Deceased 2012 Lee*
Carone-Deceased Joanne*
Caughey-Deceased 10/05 Bill
Cooper-Deceased 5/15 Terry
Copeland-Deceased Jarvy
Davis-Deceased 6/15 Jim
Delge-Deceased 7/13 Donald
DeNick-Deceased 6/18 Donna
Di Cesare-Deceased ‘74 Anthony*
Dupree-Deceased 2008 Dave
Espinoza-Deceased 12/13 Bob
Fitzhugh-Deceased 7/12 JoAnn
Fleming-Deceased ‘97 Jim*
Forrest-Deceased 6/17 Steve
Giesel-Deceased 6/8/5 Pam
Goldberg-Deceased Margie*
Groves-Deceased 9/06 Susan
Hagge-Deceased 1/17 Penny
Hansen-Deceased 10/14 Greg
Harm-Deceased 10/15 Greg
Hearne-Deceased Mike 9/15
Holden-Deceased 6/11 Ron
Hornbeck-Deceased 6/16 Julie
Houser-Deceased 4/10 Burdette
Hughes-Deceased 2008 Michael*
Humphrey-Deceased Judy*
Humphrey-Deceased 12/13 Doug
Johnson-Deceased 8/04 Carol
Johnson-Deceased Nancy*
Keddington-Deceased 11/15 Leon
Keith-Deceased Dave*
Kelley-Deceased Kathy 1964
Krouse-Deceased Sally*
Kuszewski-Deceased 3/09 Allen
Lee-Deceased 11/12 Corrine
Leger-Deceased 7/67 Alan
LeValley-Deceased 2002 Ken*
Lewis-Deceased 4/17 Carol
Logan-Deceased 4/71 Randy
Bob LovejoyLovejoy-Deceased 7/18 Bob
Marcus-Deceased Steve*
Maxam-Deceased Vnam’68 Larry
Karry McEntireMcEntire-Deceased 7/85 Karry
McGinnis-Deceased 3/14 Lyn
McGinnis-Deceased 2/11 Tokey
McWilliams-Deceased 4/18 Jerry
Metcalf-Deceased 5/15 Gary
Miller-Deceased 11/10 Randie
Moon-Deceased 2007 Vic
Moore-Deceased 5/92 Judy
Naccarato-Deceased 8/90 Susan
Newbro-Deceased 02/84 Nancy
Niers-Deceased Marion*
Nolan-Deceased 08/20 Mike
Parlin-Deceased 1995 Tom
Pease-Deceased Bob*
Peterson-Deceased 3/14 Marilyn
Polikowski-Deceased 2013 Rick (Visit our Media Page)
Potorski-Deceased 9/16 Kathy
Powley-Deceased 5/89 Sue
Quintanar-Deceased 6/06 Roberto
Riley-Deceased Brenda*
Riley-Deceased Janet*
Romanisky-Deceased 10/70 Bob
Rogan-Deceased 1/18 Maria
Rugee-Deceased 7/13 Dave
Sanford-Deceased Al*
Scott-Deceased Ron*
Shabazian-Deceased 09/15 Al
Shapiro-Deceased 5/11 Maureen
Sparling-Deceased Sharon*
Stiel-Deceased 3/97 Raymonde
Swanson-Deceased 4/16 Corrine
Striker-Deceased 6/19 Steve
Thomas-Deceased 11/88 Bob
Tirre-Deceased 11/74 Alice
Toland-Deceased 2016 Darrel
Truesdale-Deceased 5/07 Kathy
Watson-Deceased 2/11 Stephen
Watson-Deceased Les*
Wernsing-Deceased Sharon*
Wood-Deceased Bill*
Young-Deceased 09/16 Phil
Zwissler-Deceased 1/16 Bob

* Indicates no known obituary. Please provide a personal memory or a link regarding any such individual via the Contact page.

All BHS '66 lists mentioned in this website were originally created and distributed by the BHS '66 50th Reunion Committee. Using other sources, this page was last updated in September 2018.