In Memoriam

We remember these classmates who have passed away. Unfortunately, we don’t believe the list is complete – if you are aware of any others, please let us know.

Inge Baebenroth
Bob Booker Yes & Daughters!
Corrine Eileen Bostrom TRIGG
Joanne Gayle Cain ANDREWS
Janet (nmn) Clarkson DE LANCELLOTTI
Lauren (nmn) DeLaet DE LAET
Patrick Michael Doran DORAN
Blanche Kathleen Duffy HANSEN
Sallie Ann Echols-Proseus HUTCHERSON
Marie Louise Farrell SORENSEN
Sandra Kay Garbuio Beck
Caroline Rae Gates GATES
Richard (nmn) Hakala HAKALA
Lloyde Carol Johnson JOHNSON
Kathleen Mary Kruck BLACK
Dennis William Leigh LEIGH
Donald Paul Lembi LEMBI
Kent (nmn) Lusignan LUSIGNAN
Carolyn Claire Marshall MARSHALL
Darlene Mary Mazzoni MAZZONI
Charles R. Monestier MONESTIER
James Stephen Pagendarm PAGENDARM
Glen Barrie Regan REGAN
Walter Rogers ROGERS
Waldo Shakel SHAKEL
Ed (nmn) Teregul TEREGUL
Lori Elizabeth Truett TRUETT
Domenic Mario Vellucci VELLUCCI
Clinton Wagoner WAGONER
Pamela Ann Welch WELCH
Roger Rudolph Wolmuth WOLMUTH
Roberta Boyd Zacharias BOOI


Inge Baebenroth

Dear Dennis,

I was researching some information on my sister and knew she was in the school in Burlingame in 1964. I thought you needed to know the following information for your records.

Inge married in 1975. She had 1 son and 2 daughters. They lived close to Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was employed in the hospital doing EKG tests. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away in July, 2002.

I hope this information will be useful to you.


Gerhard Baebenroth, Inge’s brother

Darlene Mary Mazzoni

Darlene Mary Mazzoni Passed away peacefully on March 31st with her son and niece at her side after a lifelong struggle with Diabetes. She is survived by her son Sean Barton, Her granddaughter Nora Barton, Her brother Al Mazzoni and her Sister Loretta Pandolfi. She will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial service Friday April 9th at 7:30pm at Crosby N. Gray located in Burlingame. The family is requesting donations be made to The American Diabetes Association ADA Memorial P.O.Box 11454, Alexandria Virginia, 22312.

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Eddie Teregul

Eddie Teregul deceased January 14,2002 from lung cancer.

Marie Louise Farrell

My sister Marie Louise Farrell passed away on January 3, 2003 unexpectedly.  She had taught school in San Diego for years after graduating from USD/San Diego College for Women.  She returned to the Bay Area to work for her family’s company, Waters Equipment Co., lived in England for two years with her husband, traveled to nearly every monument, art gallery in Europe most time by train.

Her family wishes the class of 1964 all the best, fond hello to Marie’s good friend Karen Russell.

Anita Farrell Elfving, sister of Marie Farrell

Don Lembi

Donald Paul Lembi Jan. 9, 1946~July 14, 2009 Resident of Burlingame Don Lembi died peacefully on Tuesday morning after many days surrounded by his loving wife of 39 years, Terry, daughters, Nicole, Jackie and Danielle, his loving sister, Ann, nieces and nephews, and extended family. Beloved son of Jenny Lembi and the late Leo Lembi. Grandfather to Charlie and Tyler, 1. After a three-decade fight, Don finally passed due to complications of diabetes. Growing up in Burlingame, Don committed his life to servicing his community. He graduated from Burlingame High School in ’64. As an Educator, Coach, Real Estate Agent, Rotarian, School Board Trustee, Councilman and Mayor, Don touched the lives of citizens far and wide, young and old. He will live forever in our hearts.


Dennis Leigh


Several years ago I received a message from Anna (Dennis’s wife) that he had passed away unexpectedly. I do not know the circumstances nor did I attend the services as I was living in Wash. DC at the time. She somehow obtained my phone number from someone and let me know about his death several months after he died. I have been retired for several years and I know it happened before my retirement.

I apologize for the absence of detail.

Rich Lena

Domenic Mario Vellucci
Domenic Mario Vellucci Died suddenly at home on June 18, 2009 in Post Falls, ID. He was born July 5, 1945 in Naples, Italy. His family moved to the SF Bay Area in 1959. He graduated from Burlingame High in 1964 and was honorably discharged from the Navy after serving on the destroyer, Brinkley Bass during the Vietnam conflict. Domenic is survived by his wife Rebecca; children Paul and Tiffany Vellucci of Belmont; step-children Phil Dorr, Liz Kaufman and Bryan Hopkins; his sister Mary Welch of San Mateo; sister-in-law, Julie Vellucci of El Grenada; nieces Paula Renazco of Sacramento, Katie and Gina Vellucci of Burlingame; and nephew, James Welch of San Mateo and granddaughter Gracelynn. Friends are invited to celebrate Domenic’s life with his family at a Memorial Service to be held on July 5, 2009, 1-5 PM, at Coyote Point Yacht Club, San Mateo, CA 94401.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on 6/30/2009

Pat Doran

Pat Doran died in Vietnam. His name is on the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C.








We also remember these teachers who have passed away:

Fred Roy Holmes, Army veteran, college professor, world traveler

Published: Friday, September 25, 2009 12:41 PM PDT

Fred Roy Holmes, 80, ended his travels at home in Deer Park on September 12, 2009. While he died a mile from his birthplace, his curiosity and scholarly interests took him around the globe. He was born on June 21, 1929, in St. Helena Hospital, of Herman and Ilott Holmes, proud descendants of ’49er pioneers of Knights Valley. He was raised in Knights Valley and Healdsburg, obtained a B.A. in industrial arts and an MA in history from San Jose State University, and served for 30 years as an innovative teacher and department head of social sciences at Burlingame High School. He also taught at Kansas State University and at Canada and San Mateo Colleges. An Army veteran, he was a vocal protester of unjust war from Vietnam to Iraq and an enthusiastic participant in countercultural and progressive movements and thought, including publication of a textbook, Prejudice and Discrimination. Electrified by travel in Asia, Europe, and South America, he (with his life-love and partner Ann Newton Holmes) was a student of South Asia, a Hindu temple specialist, and friend to many in the land of Rajasthan, India. He was the world authority on chattris, the evocative death monuments of the Rajputs, as well as author of works on Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan palace (with Ann). He made a memorable impression roaming around archeological sites and was admired by princes and villagers alike, who knew him as Punkery Thakor or “Feather Chief” for the long plumes that adorned his leather hat. He was the creator of grand and quirky homes in Belmont, Woodside, and Deer Park, which he built and landscaped and where he was a loving, challenging, cranky, and inspiring husband and father. A discriminating wine drinker and collector of Asian artifacts, Fred’s wide-ranging conversation and wit made him friends everywhere. At the end, he was able to view his varied illnesses philosophically and ironically, with gratitude for his adventurous life. Fred is survived by Ann, brothers Jack (Nora) and Oliver Wendell (Ella Mae) Holmes, sister Patricia Winkler, sons Keith, Brian, and Steve (Carlene Pavlos) Holmes, and countless friends and students, Fred’s life was celebrated at his Deer Park home on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 from 2 to 5 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers to the ACLU.

Vic Mangini (2007)

Bea Redick (May 24, 2006)

Not many students did know her. But was one of those miraculous teachers that changed my life.

From Sandy Nielsen

Lawrence Short

Mr. Short was the choir and orchestra teacher at BHS for at least 20 years.

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