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Sudden Death of Retired HHS English Teacher at 82 years old

Harry Major, HHS retired English Teacher was found dead in his condo last week. Detectives are calling it a homicide, but no new information is available as yet.

No news of a memorial or funeral as yet. We did hear that there was blunt trauma to his head and his credit cards were missing, but this newest information is not confirmed.

Added by HHSAA Webmaster on February 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

"Going Green"

A message to our members~

In an effort to "Going Green" we would like your opinion regarding our newsletters and invitations being emailed, or viewed on the HHSAA website (which wil be printable) verses the traditional method of printing and mailing. We realize that some…


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The Class of 1973's 40th Reunion!

Date is confirmed for September 21, 2013. Contact admin@hhsalum.org for additional information when available!

Added by HHSAA Webmaster on March 25, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

In memory of Eugene J. "Gene" Robidoux February 21, 2013


I regret once again, to have to report (albeit rather late, I'm afraid) the passing of yet another of our mentors and dear friends:

Eugene J. "Gene" Robidoux 

February 21, 2013

Eugene J. "Gene” Robidoux, of North Hollywood, California died Thursday, February 21, 2013 - at Verdugo Hills Hospital. Gene had been in a semi coma for months as a result of a stroke.

Born in Manville, he was a son of the…


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ATTENTION: HHS Class of 1977 Alum~ from Sanda Korda

I humbly regret reporting that yet another of our fold have fallen... Mary (Avon) Stuart contacted me this morning to say that Lauran Sperber (formerly Lauran Michael) passed away last night - after a long battle with cancer. She was Maid of Honor at Mary's wedding in 1980, and they had stayed close and dear friends.  Like many of us, Lauran had a great…

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Please contact hhsaa.treasurer@yahoo.com with reunion information for classes of 1973, 1983, 1993 & 2003. Thank you,

We would like to post the Reunions for these upcoming classes on the HHS Official Website and in our next Newsletter!

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Sheikster's Annual Trip to Mexico on Carnival Crusies was a huge success!

The Sheikster's class of 1974 with Barbara Weinstock, an Alum from 1947 that we met on the cruise!

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Alumni, Actress & Author, Carol Wells shares her new book with us!

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In Loving Memory of Leo Borodovsky

It is my very sad responsibility to advise the HHS Alumni Association that Leo passed away on January 21, 2013.  He was not ill very long - pancreatic cancer was discovered just after the New Year (the tumor on December 18) and it rapidly went to his liver.  He was on continual pain medicine and hospice care for about 1 week and died peacefully.…


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In Memory of Florene Faye Harwich Perkins Dick

A long-time resident of Upland, Florene Dick passed away December 4, 2012. She was 9 years old. She was born in Los Angeles on January 18, 1922. She graduated from Hollywood High School and attended LACC as a journalism major.  She was a reporter for several newspapers, editor of the Azusa Herald, and a free-lance writer and photographer for Trailer Life Magazine. She is survived by 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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In Fond Memory of Jack Leitzke April 18, 1933- August 3, 2011, Class of 1951

Jack  & LuJuan 

Hollywood High School Sweethearts ~ A Beach Date in 1950

To this sacred place I come, drawn by the eternal ties that bind my soul of my beloved.

Death has separated us. You are no longer at my side to share the beauty of the…


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Donation from Bill Yundt Class of S'58

Thank you for your generous Scholarship Fund donation in December 2012.

We and the HHS Student recipients greatly appreciate it!

Sincerely, HHSAA

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In Rememberance of Leif Roebuck Ball, Class of 1935, June 10,1917-October 16, 2011

Leif Roebuck Ball passed away October 16, 2011 in San Fernando Valley, CA. He was born and raised in Hollywood, graduating from Hollywood High School, Class of 1935. He was he was in the centerfold for after school sports in the 1949 Poinsettia.

Following high School he worked for his Dad, Henry in the family business. He was a Captain in the Army during WWII stationed in England where he met his wife of 52 years and they had three (3) children together.

After the war he became…


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Donation from Col. James G. Smith, USAF (Ret) Class of S'36

Thank you for you generous donation to the War Memorial and the Museum Funds in December 2012.

Sincerely, HHSAA

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Genorious donation in Fond Memory of Ed Bahe, Class of W'59 by his twin brother Michael, Class of S'59

Ed passed away March 31, 2011 in the VA Hospice in San Fernando Valley. He lettered in Track and was on the HHS Varsity Football Team. He received a Masters in Chemistry from CSULA and was the Head Research Chemist at Whittaker Corporation. In 1984 he was diagnosed with cancer and given a prognosis of one year to live. Ed kept his spirits up by gardening and effectively managing a small stock portfolio to supplement his then modest lifestyle. His kindness, generosity and humanity set an…


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In Fond Rememberance

Raymond Butler of Norh Hollywood, CA passed away April 2012.

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Thank you, Virginia Trimble from the Class of W'61

Virginia Trimble donated to the Scholarship Fund  in December 2012. Thank you for your support!

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In Loving Memory of Lorraine McFate

I regret to inform you that my mother, Lorraine McFate passed away on October 10, 2012. She thoroughly enjoyed the reunions she attended!

Sincerely, Craig L. Mc Fate

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