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•   Susan Hurst (Christensen)  6/18
•   David Davenport  4/10
•   Bob Smiley  3/30
•   Patti Sullivan (Nicks)  3/21
•   Walter (Butch) Stevenson  3/19
•   Gordon Wulke  3/1
•   Teri Sandison (Carpenter)  2/16
•   Nancy Engel (Giambastiani)  2/16
•   Marc Honinckx  1/25
•   Linda Montgomery  12/10
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•   Leyla Inckikaya  2011
•   Steve Noonan  2011
•   Christopher "Chris" Wilson 
•   Barbara Wilson  2013
•   Sherry Frazer  2013
•   Richard Anderson 
•   Gayle Bontems 
•   Arthuryn "Artie" Cresse  1988

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10 live in Arizona
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1 lives in Connecticut
1 lives in Florida
6 live in Idaho
1 lives in Illinois
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Massachusetts
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2 live in Montana
6 live in Nevada
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•   Nancy Oechsle (Starmer)  7/2
•   Mike Fuller  7/14
•   Doug Cooper  7/23
•   Kristine Gunderson (Westland)  7/23
•   Susan Waldner (Harmon)  7/27
•   Patti Sullivan (Nicks)  7/29

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La Canada High School
Class Of 1966

Welcome to the official website for our

La Cañada High Class of 1966

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Dear Friends,

Our 3-day, 50th LCHS Class of 1966 Reunion was a great experience!  We thank everyone for coming and missed those that were not able to make it.  We thank classmates who made donations (see donation tab to left) that were used to include tickets to anyone who wished to attend, provide an open bar at Thursday Club, Brunch at Park and special thanks to Jon Amundson, who has provided the next 10 years of this website!

PLEASE: send all of your photos to our class email:

lchs1966@gmail.com

and we will add them with professional photos and put in folders on this website for all to enjoy.

Until we meet again, we send continued love & best wishes to all from your reunion committee,

Joani, Susan & Bill

Committee Members: Craig Beardsley, Bill Boelter, Jim Nunn, Kathy Casey, Kris Goodrich, Terri Hill, Chris Rowe and John Williams.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to the official website for

La Cañada High School-Class of 1966

 

Hi Everyone,

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience, our 55-56th Reunion scheduled for the weekend of September 16-18th has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

In the meantime, we will be updating this website. Can you please help by scanning any photos or news articles to share and send to our class email:  lchs1966@gmail.com

We are requesting grammar school class photos from all 4 of the elementary schools, junior high, Youth House activities, LCHS, sports, clubs, Scouts, dances, Cotillion, band, orchestra, photos of 10, 20,30, 40, 45 & 50th reunions, newspaper clippings, and any photos of you gathering with fellow classmates over the years.

Please take a moment to check your info and update your profiles. Please add your life experiences, birthday, elementary school, college, military, kids, grandkids and spouse/partner.  

Many of you have down sized your homes, moved to another state, disconected land lines, changed your email and/or phone carrier and we have lost track of you. Please, check out our "Missing" list and perhaps you may know the staus of those classmates and share with us.

**This website is private and only for our classmates with a personal password to enter. Please note if you contact a classmate you have the option to make your message either public to our class or private to the classmate.  It is also advised that you do log out when you are finished using this site.**

We do appreciate being informed if you hear news relating to the passing of a classmate, their spouse, or children.  We thank the classmates who have notified us and we can then follow up and email our class. We will post any missing classmates and if you know where they are and can share we will include them. Also, if you get locked out of your profile page, can't find your password, please contact us and we will help you.

You may contact us through this site at "Contact Us", or privately email us at:  lchs1966@gmail.com, or publicly at facebook: La Canada High 1966.

We send our best wishes for good health and happiness to you and your loved ones. Until we meet again, your Reunion Committee

Joani Bartoli-Porto, Bill Chapman & Susan Gregory Nuveman

 

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We mourn the loss of our childhood friend and classmate, Charles Stephen Lavington III, known as Chuck. He fought a courageous battle with Melanoma Cancer and passed quietly on 5/31 surrounded by his family.

After LCHS, Chuck attended UC. irvine. He was an entrepreneur, businessman, master woodworker, contractor and car buff.  His life long love of baseball ran deep from his early days at Oak Grove Elementary School and Little League. Chuck is highly regaraded in Orange County for starting Irvine Diamond Baseball, mentoring youth and bringng  teams up from Mexico for tournaments. Chuck's greatest accomplishment was being a Dad to Kiel and Mikaela and grandfather to Kayson.

Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Joi Bauer Lavington, his parents "King" Lavington and Camille Lavington Edge, his brother David Lavington (LCHS 1968). Chuck is survived by Mikaela & Troy Wallach, Kiel & Pauline Lavington, grandson Kayson and a baby expected on what would have been Chuck's 75th birthday this coming December 1st, and his loving partner Susan Kendig.

CHUCK'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE is being held on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, at 6pm, Irvine Great Sports Complex (at the Baseball Stadium), 8000 Great Park Bouevard, Irvine, CA 92618. Please wear something colorul, think Hawaiian shirts! Doors open at 5pm and is open to all who knew him. Anyone who would like to speak, make a toast or write something or share photos that will be up on the big screen, please contact: Kiel Lavington and/or Mikaela Lavington Wallach on Facebook messenger.

Condolences have been sent to his family. RIP, our "Paul Newman" lookalike!. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We are so sorry to announce the passing of our classmate, Gregory Martindale on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 in Doylestown, PA. 

Greg was a native Californian, born in Los Angeles on August 18, 1948. Greg grew up in LC, attending Paradise Canyon, La Cañada Jr. High and LCHS. We will remember Greg for his extreme music creativity and talent. He was in the Orchestra, Band and several talent shows. 

Greg received his BA and MA in Music Composition from USC. He was a music assistant at 26 years old for Leonard Bernstein when Bernstein took West Side Story on the road and composed music for the Winnipeg Royal Ballet. Greg also worked on Broadway musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Dream Girls. He composed and arranged music for Times Square Church in New York City, as well as orchestrating three musicals. As a result of his collaboration with Randy Cohen, the group Cohen/Martindale won the HHMA (Hollywood Music In Media Award) for Best country song,  Best Holiday song and Grandprize in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Winner of the UK Songwriting contest. Greg was also sole owner of KnetWerks LLC. From 1980 to his untimely death, Greg attended, consecutively several churches and finally Prodigal Church in Jamison, PA.

A private service was held in Doylestown.

Greg was the beloved husband of 33 years to Nancy Martindale, devoted father of two sons, David & John.

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We are sad to announce the passing of our chidlhood friend, Dave Oseguera.  Dave celebrated his 74th Birthday on February 10th and it was his big loving heart that stopped beating on February 25th, with his family by his side.

Dave was born and raised in La Cañada, one of 11 children. He was a stellar athlete beginning in Little League and contining thru elementary and high school excelling in baseball, football and basketball. Dave graduated from PCC and  began a long career in the paper industry. 

Dave settled in Encinitis and had lived there for the past 44 years. He was married to fellow La Cañada High School student Rebecca Gonzales and together they raised 6 beautiful children and 11 grandchildren. Dave's family was his whole world.

David's childhood friends were also an important part of his life and he kept in touch, getting together for pick up sports games, parties and reunions. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the daily newspaper front to back. He attended as many of his children and grandchildren's sports activities as possible. David Oseguera will be remembered as a great athlethe, a mild mannerd gentleman, kind and always with a joyful smile on his face. Dave loved lhis family and friends and he has certainly left a wonderful legacy.

Services to be announced.

Notes of condolences with your memories od Dave would be greatly appreciated by his family. 

The Oseguera & Gonzales Family,

457 Via Savoy, Encinitis, CA 92024

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  We have been notified that our childhood friend, Dave Nadelle passed away of natural causes back in 2020.

Dave was an amateur boxing fan and enjoyed playing the piano. Following in his father and grandfather's steps he joined the family jewelry business as a designer and in sales. Retirement took him to Utah where he loved nature. Dave leaves his wife Margie, son Jonathan, daughter Korin and stepdaughter, Denise. Dave was predeceased by his parents and his younger brother, Jack. We send our condolences to the Nadelle family.

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Chris Smith, was born on March 15,1948 and passed away the day after his 73rd birthday. This followed a 3 month hospitialation of unsuccessful treatment for throat cancer. This message was sent to us by our classmate Jack Detling, who is a life long friend from LCHS, attendeding college with Chris, sharing the same birthday and were one time neighbors in Orange County. Jack, we are sorry for your loss.

Chris was the identical twin brother of Rick, who passed away several years ago. While in high school the 'Dynamic Duo'  dabbled in politics and were awesome cheerleaders. The twins were featured on the cover of The Valley Sun dressed for success and preppy as usual while at a school government function.

After La Cañada High, Chris graduated from USC and followed his Dad in the insurance business initially to Connecticut General Insurance, then into the wholesale end of insurance dealing with corporate rather than individuals. Chris made his first home in Newport Beach, marrying his dear wife Julie. They moved back to the sea side town of Darien, CT and had two daughters, Whitney and Finley, Whitney unfortunetly lost her life 10 years ago in a tragic auto accident. Chris was a skilled small craft sailor and Shelter Island, NY was the Smith familiy's  annual sumer destination up until this last year. Chris and Julie lived most recently in Charleston, SC. Chris was a skier, golfer, true gourmet cook, consumate car guy, but most passionate about small craft sailing.

Memorial plans are on hold due to pandemic, but cards may be addressed to his wife:

Julie Smith, 610 Bootlegger Lane, Charleston, SC 29412

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Our classmate, Ken Collins, passed away on April 23rd, at 69 (just a few months shy of his July 12th, 70th birthday), at home in Arcata, CA., surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer.  Ken was diagnosed prior to our 50th Reunion in 2016.  At that time the cancer was idolent, not in the active state, but present in his bone marrow known as Mantle Cell Lymphoma, rare and hard to treat, soon after that he was diagnosed with another rare cancer, Merkel Cell Lymphoma, which became very agressive.  Ken continued to work up until a few days before he passed, it was a distraction and made him feel good helping people. We were told by his family that he had a great time at our 50th reunion reminiscing and visiting with childhood and high school friends.

  Ken was probably one of the most active, cheerful, gifted and outstanding students in our class.  A few of his accomplishments were the Marching Band, Concert Band, Drum Major, Pep Band Leader, Orchestra, Track, Senior Play, All School Musical, Spartan Laurel, and recieved the Most Outstanding-Music Department Award.

  Ken attended Palm Crest Elementary, LC Junior High and LCHS.  After graduation he was classically educated at St. John College in the midwest. He received his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Ken devoted his career to fighting for others in his practice which specialized in representing the disabled seeking benefits from Social Security & Disability and was president of the Humboldt County Bar Association.

  Ken took a brief hiatus from practicing law and founded of the Redwood Discovery Museum in Eureka. Always very passionate about music and was active and a big supporter of the California Coast Music Camp. He also wrote and recorded two albums, Dancing My Dreams, and Bluebird Tattoos,  He is survived by his partner, Coralia Viera, his children, Jennifer and Forest and siblings Kara, Lea Beth, Larry and Mark.

 Ken loved a good beer, so raise one up for him.  May he rest in peace with a song in his heart.

We are sad to share the passing of our classmate, Cathy Clark.  Cathy was born August 15, 1948 and died Friday, May 25th, in San Diego after a 2 year battle with cancer.  While at LCHS, she was in Ski Club, Concert Band and on the Illiad Staff.  After graduation, she headed to San Diego State University and graduated with a degree in Journalism where she wrote for the Dally Aztec and never left her beloved college town.  Cathy spent almost 30 years as a local television anchor and reporter, first at KFMB, KNSD and anchoring the 10pm news at KUSI.  She also spent two years as a contributing writer and editor-at-large at San Diego Magazine and San Diego Evening Tribune, a predecessor to the Union-Tribune. Her collegue, Adrienne Alpert, who is a reporter at ABC in Los Angeles and a friend for decades shared that, "Cathy's journalism was honest, she wrote honestly, it was clean and she didn't make mistakes, it was true to facts."  She was a member of Film & TV Tech Professionals, President of local chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Scientists, Co-founder and partner in Robles Productions.  Cathy approached her cancer battle with determination, not defeat. She had gone for a chemotherapy treatment earlier this week and suddenly fell ill prior to the treatment and passed a little more than a day later. She is survived by her husband and business partner,  Roel Robles.  Rest in Peace.

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    Ruth-Ann Rohman, passed away at her home in La Cañada from cardiac arrest on February 14th.  She was a lifelong La Cañadan attending LC Elementary, LC Jr. High and LCHS. Ruth-Ann was a member of the French Club, Girls League and on the Honor Roll.  She graduated from San Diego State with a degree in Art History and also attended USC.  After working at museums she discovered her passion for book binding and that became her career. She was an avid gardener, reader, collector of books, dog lover and world traveler.  Many of us were able to visit with her at our 50th LCHS Reunion.  Pre-deceased by her parents, Jevne and Juanita, sister, Jeanne, and she is survived by her younger sister, Wendy Beth Rohman. Rest in Peace.

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We share the sad news that our classmate, Guy Goodenow, passed away on January 5, 2018, in Los Angeles from cancer, just short of his 70th birthday.  Guy was an anthlete and creative student at Paradise Canyon Elementary and LC Jr. High.  At LCHS, he was a member of the Key Club, JV Tennis, Track and Drama, and in the cast of Senior Play. Guy was stylish, well mannered and had one of, if not the coolest of cars in our school parking lot, an AVANTI.  Guy followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, who were both journalists.  Guy's family moved to LC when his father became editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner.  Guy began a 30 plus year photojournalist career after studying at UCLA, working at the Los Angeles Times, other newspapers, magazines and showing his photos in galleries.  Multi-talented, Guy was also a restaurateur in Los Angeles for 10 years.   Guy is survived by his only sibling, a sister, Georgi.  Rest in peace.  

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Suzanne Biggs on October 11. 2016 after a long courageous battle with serious illness and later severe disability.  She was one of the brightest stars in our class participating in: Jr. Legislation, French Club, Ski Club, International Exchange Club, Quill & Scroll, Japanese Club, Omega Staff, Senior Play, Scholarquiz, and C.F.S.  Her college credentials include: BA in chemistry from Pomona, PhD in Pharmacology from Stanford, USC School of Law, graduating in 3rd year from University of Virginia School of Law.  She was a member of both the CA and NY bars as a biotechnology and pharmacuetical patent and intellectual property attorney and working with biotech and pharmacuetical companies to make life saving drugs. She is survived by her husband, Jefftey Pettit of Del Mar, California whom she married in 1992.  They had a great life of love, adventure, hiking, running and Weimeraner dogs.  Both beautiful and brilliant, she appeared on Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune  and several other game shows.  Suzanne & Jeff attended our 45th class reunion in 2011.

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From: Marc Honincx:

  I understand that when I made my short speech at the dinner, some people couldn't hear me in the back, therefore I would be very thankful if you could forward the following message to all our frien
  "Participating in this wonderful reunion, I am frankly embarrassed that Joani is thanking me - the foreign exchange student from Belgium - for my presence here tonight. Instead I feel that I am the one who should be thanking all of you. It is hard for me to find the words to express my gratitude for all you gave me during the year that I spent in California in 1965-1966.
My experience in La Cañada literally chartered the course of my life.
  First my thanks go to you, Joani, and the team who organized this superb event.
  Next I wish to thank my "American brothers and sister" John Knight, Annie Knight and Mike Donnell and their parents who so generously welcomed me into their homes.
  My special thanks go to my football friends since they were my first, somewhat hard, contacts during summer practice before school started. We suffered under coach Mahoney, we were bruised but we emerged as winners and built an indestructible camaraderie.
  Someone wrote on Facebook, that we were fortunate at La Cañada to have the most elegant girls. I appreciate how true this statement is after meeting so many lovely ladies again this week-end.
  There are so many other people I would like to thank - fellow students, seniors and non-seniors, and our community at large in La Cañada Flintridge.
  While I was a student here I was literally adopted by an American lawyer who convinced me to study law. I attended law schools in both Europe and the US, and was fortunate to have a legal career that brought me to live and work in the US for five years before returning to Europe.
  When I left California and returned to Brussels to complete my Belgian high school studies. I cannot describe how homesick I felt for La Cañada and all of you. By sheer coincidence I met an American student who had moved from Palos Verdes and was brave enough to study in my French-speaking school. We dated and shared our feelings about missing the US. At the end of high school we both went our separate ways.
Five years ago we reconnected and resumed our relationship as if it had never stopped. I am very happy that, at our reunion, my wife Jane has a chance to meet so many of my friends that I talked about 50-years ago.
I  t all started in La Cañada, our Alma Mater.
  My sincere thanks to each and every one of you.
May God bless you and our beautiful country, the United States of America.

Dear Friends:
They say everyone has two families--the one you are born into and the one you find along the way. I consider myself so very fortunate to have found all the wonderful people I went to school with in La Canada. You are my "found" family. It was great seeing all of you at the 50th Reunion. I only wish I could have had more time to talk to everybody. Please keep in touch. Oh yeah, I do have one more wish--I wish EVERYONE could have been there, including those who have sadly left us far too soon.
Love,
Jim Nunn

Please help us find our missing friends & classmates:

Beverly Abbott (Savage)

Leslie Bowman (Holmgren)

Susan Lee Brown

John James Cocon

Sheri Corson (Wilson)

Diane Gearhart

Craig Hicks

Kathryn Anita Johnson

Debbie Kay

Steve Kelly

Gayle Theresa Keppler

Maria Lerner

Sheri Cristol Linn

Bill Logan

Michele McDonald (Comstock)

Steven J. Michetti

Diane Miller

Marcella Murrillo

Mary Cynthia Nut

Christopher Haynes Robinson

Chris Smith (not twin)

Deborah K. Snyder

Robert E. Spencer

Claire Eileen Stroup

David Glen Ward

Nancy Gilcrest Watson

Deborah Ann Weldon

Linda Westbrook (Cameron)

 

 

 

 

Our 3 Day, 50th Reunion in October 2016,

was a great success!

 

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