|May 31, 2009
In Memory of Mrs. Jessica White
Dr. Jessica B. White, Principal Retired (LAUSD), passed away unexpectedly on
Tuesday, May 19, 2009.
Jessica's White's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Congregational Church of Chimes
Sherman Oaks, California
A scholarship fund has been established in Jessica's name at the the place where she was last principal. As such, we are requesting that you send a contribution to the Jessica B. White scholarship fund which will be held in trust at the Downtown Magnets High School. Please send contributions for this year’s scholarship by June 10th, payable to Downtown Magnets High School and marked, Jessica B. White Scholarship in the memo section. Mail contributions to:
You may send any inquires regarding the scholarship to Lynda Markham at firstname.lastname@example.org . Money received after June 10th will be awarded in future years.
Downtown Magnets High School
c/o Lynda McGee
1081 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
IN REMEMBRANCE OF:
"OUR BELOVED CLASSMATES and STAFF"
Phil Silver '66 - September 1998
Elizabeth Starkey S'54
Sharon "Cheryl" Cherry '76 Dec.2009
Eugene Tanaka 2008
Timothy Dowell(Murphy)'68 - 2000?
Frieda Jenkins '68 - 2005?
Tauleece Robinson '75 - Dec.4,2009
S. Cheryl Cherry '75 - Dec 2009
Mary A. Fierro - May 2010
Gerry Hatashita '71 - June 15, 2010
a message from: Ron Veto '70
I hope you are well.Thanks again for all the hard work and dedication to our class and school mates.We lost a great guy this past week.
Because of the timely matter can you please post to the proper space for me?
I wanted to let everyone know that Gerry Hatashita from LAHS class of 71 passed away on Wednesday June 15th 2010. He played Varsity football with Coach Jim Pendleton and will be missed.
His funeral will be at the funeral will be at:
Gardena Valley Baptist Church
1630 West 158th Street
Gardena, CA. 90247-3712
June 30, 2010
Gerry's wife Patty asked if any one would like to tell a story they have about Gerry.
With much love and respect, Kenny Thomas.
Melvin J. Washington -class of 1969
the last class to enjoyed the tower! always in many hearts, the best brother. love, baby sis, mag
Class of 75.A wonderful person and friend. I often think of him from time to time. RIP
Ms White was a WONDERFUL women!
I am so sorry to hear of her death. However, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to have her in my life for the years that I attended LA High. Her patience, direction and her graceful ability to connect to the many young women from the moment we enter her dance class it was through dance that she shaped my life and left an indeliable appreciation for the art of dance and music.
I have often wondered what happened to her. I am so proud to know that she achieved the rank of Principal at a school she truely loved! She will be missed by me and I am sure by all who knew her. She is and will always be a ROMAN!
A Peaceful Sleep
One day death
Will call on me,
And my life will
Be no more.
My family and friends
will moan for me,
tonight I will lie down
to a peaceful sleep.
Death is slow in coming
for me you see,
from the day of my birth
it was written for me.
That one day my life
would be over indeed,
for life is not guaranteed
for you and me.
Although the end is at hand
in this evening hour of sleep,
don’t let my family and friends
cry any more tears for me.
For the same journey
they will undertake one day,
a safe journey and peaceful
sleep for them I will pray.
I have no more fears
for I have lived a full life,
and problems are no more
Because my soul is free…
For I am happy
To meet my Savior,
For he has come
to cross with me!!!
Franklin D. Walker c/o '76 to the list of dearly departed
Anthony Buchanan - thanks for the memories, thanks for being one of the first people to arrive at our reunions and one of the last to leave........... thanks for being just you. i now have such a better understanding of how special your support was with those "keys" - please leave the key to the door to heaven somewhere where i can find it.
Tanya Bullock - my darlin, my sweet. thank you too for coming out to support our reunions in the past. you would be so proud that this time we even get to do it with your sister. we do this in honor of you and all of those from ROME because one never knows just when they may be called home, but this time we are all coming back home to ROME!
bro, this one's for you! you'd be so proud, we are continuing the legacy in true "Roman Spirit", ALL THE CLASSES TOGETHER............ you had often spoke of this day....... now on the next one i'm just buying a ticket and showing up..............mission accomplished..........
Patricia Lincoln & David King
again from our 1st 10 yr. reunion meeting we are "doin dat @#%*" sssshhhhhhhhhhhhh...........
keepin yal and all my fellow romans who have gone home in prayer, we are coming back home to "ROME" in all the praise and glory........... RIP
June 25, 2009 - In Loving Memory of Michael Jackson (1958-2009) - "The King of Pop" , Please add him to this list as an "Honorary Roman"..... Michael's Musical Legacy and the Jackson Five's Musical Legacy are a part of our Roman History!! May his family and fans be comforted during this sad time.
Carmen Torres '75
All the best to you and hope to see you at the reunion,
Sally (Rice) Roderick
deryck allen '76
Mr. Roderick was indeed a favorite teacher of mine. He directed me in the play "Anything Goes" and helped to instill in me a love for performing that exists today. He and Ms. Asmow had a wonderful working relationship. I have photos with him. Many prayers to you and your family.
passed away Feb. 2008-
Please add Terry M. Allen ' 75 he passed away October, 2008.
Ricardo Eason ' 75
James Hodge ' 75
Class of 72
IN REMEMBRANCE OF:
"OUR BELOVED CLASSMATES and STAFF"
This site is to pay tribute to our friends, family and acquaintances who are no longer with us.
When you see a name of that special one, please leave your name and a commit (if you'd like).
In respect of the deceased we encourage you to keep this site in good taste.
The following consist of Name, Grad Year, Month, Day & Year of demise.
This site will be updated as often as information comes in!!!
Tonya Bullock '76 - March 11, 2000
Danny Scott '74 - July 29, 1994
Marlon Yates '74 - July 14, 2000
Linda Jones '74 - November 11, 2004
James Landry '74
Anthony Walker '74
Terry Dunson '74
John Dunson '73
Kelvin Black '74
Willie Brooks '74
Edward Scott '74 - Aprox. 1993
Robert Ballou 70's
Ron Veto '52
Melvin Rosenthal '52
John Deichman '50's (Teacher) - October 2, 2006
George Amman S'62 - October 13, 2005
John S Mitsuuchi S'51 - January 2002
Roy T. Shitakubo S'51 - September 2001
Yvonne Williams '80 - September 23, 2006
Donald Bolton ? (Teacher) ?
Albert List S'62 - ?
Don Egan ' ? - January 24,2004
Sam Fields '68 - September 23, 2005
Walt Drane W'54 - 1984
Bill Sanchez '50s
Robin Cofield '77 - November 11, 2002
Antwan Newton - ? - January 1, 2003
Alfred Andrews '77
Medrick Walsh ? - March 17, 2007
Joel Fries S'54
Charles Chase ? - November 19, 1991
Jerry Jefferson '74
Brenda Reed '74
Ricardo Eason '70s
Robert Dingle '74
Kevin Manor, '75
Albert Carter, '75
Shirley Boykins, '75
James Hodge, '75
Terry Allen, '75
Willie Hixon, '75
Karen Lee, '75
Robert Sawyer '74
Nadine Mills '74
Kim Haynes '74
Teliafaro Condilee '74
Marlon Washington '74
James Langley (Teacher)
Cecil McGhee '80 - 2006
Danny Osborn '77 - 1977
Kirk Caldwell '80 - August 1992
Antonette "Toni" Nixion '? - May 2004
Roosevelt T. Harris '74 - September 8, 2007
Donna D. Elliott (Malone) S'57 - September 22, 2007
Gregory Brown '73 - July 21, 2007
Linda Harvey '77 - November 4, 2007
Peter Melkonian ' - ???
Laverne Wright (Berry) '75 - August 26, 2002
Robert Chuman '74 - June 21, 2002
Larry Fine '61 - December 2001
Lloyd Carter '76 - January 1995
David King '76
Ernest Jackson '76
Patricia Lincoln '76
Anthony Buchanan '76
Dorian Cummings '76
Gerald Ward '76
Donna Buchanan '77
Keith Wymon '77
Byron Williams '77
John "Wes" Marshall '77
John T. Riddle, Jr. (Teacher)
Diane Burgess '73
Stanley Reginald Burt '73
Beverly McCoy '76 - May 1999
Janet Brown '73 - Febuary 2006
Jamiel Shaw '09 - March 2, 2008
Joan Donnelly '47 - April 15, 2008
Henry Hunter mv'71 - Aprox. 2003
Kenny Williams '66
Samyra Van Buren
Jack Wheaten '70 - June 1989
Aretha Carter '85 - March 2004
Sharon Mott 2008
James Holloway '72 - September 2008
Marvin Smith '69 - April 2003
Anita Howse '73 - October 10, 2008
Chris Mims '? - October 2008
Gilbert Jones '74 - 1999
Cassandra Hodge '71 - Febuary 16, 2006
John Morrison '56 - 2004
Miriam Hesslein '61 - September 2,1993
Philip M. Ritterband '55? - April 27, 1972
Eugene "Jr." Tanaka '? - May 2007
Carolyn Curtiss '69 - 1994
Quentin Mars '71 72/73?
Kevin Spears '70's - October 2002
John Riddle '69 - 04/05?
Phyllis Johnson '72 - January 1995
Ronald Johnson '73 - 1978
Debra Bertrand '73
Cora Scott '73 - Febuary 9, 2009
Pamelia Ethridge '70 - January 5, 2006
Mr. Rod Smith s'67 - March 7, 2009
Theresa Kavanaugh '71 - June 18, 1982
Hayes Pullard '69 - 2008
Tonya Marie Owens '81 - Feb 28, 2009
Dyane Wilson Ibrahim s'69 - July 2006
Robert Lloyd Johnson w'40 - March 2009
Lonnie Henderson '68 - 2006
John Riddle (teacher) - 2001
Michael Huey'69 - 1996
Jessica White(teacher)'63 - May 2009
3rd place winner in so many different things by way of the track - this thing called "life"....... thank you.
Robert Pullard (c/o70) should be added to the list of deceased. He has been gone for sometime, I'm no sure of the year.
Keep up the good work.
Pullard, Former USC Pole Vaulter, Is Found Dead
July 15, 1989|GABE FUENTES | Times Staff Writer
Robert Pullard, 38, a former star USC pole vaulter who became a Los Angeles police officer, was found dead Friday in his Canoga Park apartment, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The death was reported to the coroner's office as an "apparent natural death," although a determination was not made as to whether an autopsy will be performed, coroner's spokeswoman Deborah Peterson said.
After Pullard failed to appear for work on Wednesday and Thursday, police officers were sent to his apartment Friday afternoon to investigate and found him dead, a police official said. There were no signs of violence or forced entry, according to police.
An eight-year veteran of the force, Pullard had been assigned to the Van Nuys Division but was temporarily working for the department's press relations section.
Pullard's 1969 vault of 16 feet 7 inches while competing for Los Angeles High School still stands as the City high school record, and at the time was the National Interscholastic Federation record. It also made him the highest black vaulter of all time outdoors. He went on to become a star at USC and later, in 1978, became the first black vaulter to clear 18 feet.
His best vault was 18 feet 1 1/2 inch in '78.
Pullard was eliminated in qualifying for the 1972 Olympic Games but made the 1976 U.S. Olympic team as an alternate, although he did not compete. In 1980, his Olympic hopes were frustrated by President Jimmy Carter's ban on U.S. competition in the Moscow Games as a protest against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
In 1984, at age 32, Pullard tried again. He came three inches short of the minimum vault required to qualify for the U.S. trials.
In recent years, Pullard remained active in track and field, working with local clubs and coaching high school-age pole vaulters at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys.
Pullard was a rarity among pole vaulters on two counts, both as a black and because he was left-handed.
After graduating from USC in 1974, Pullard worked briefly with pole vaulters in Nigeria. When he discovered that the Nigerians did not have a pole-vaulting pit, he manufactured one out of 120 bed mattresses tied together.