Name: Ron Dickson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 7, 2011, 5:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: NORCO

Message: Wow! I have been gone for 5 days to Lake Havasu, and return to read of so many passings. The one that struck me most was of Joe Norcross. When I first moved to Hawthorne in 1963, he and his Twin brother Bob befriended a nerd from Pa. We would build model airplanes and fly them at Eucalyptus school. Joe was a great person even with his physical problems. He was the brunt of many jokes at school, and took them in stride. Joe, say Hi to Bob, and your Mother and Father for me......
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 7, 2011, 1:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca,/ Hanalei HI,

Message: DANG IT! Bill Cusac , Rick Mecca. My memories of Bill will last forever. What a great guy! And Rick Mecca! We played football together and i will remember his huge heart! And yes! That man could dance! Just a reminder , Were all flowers.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 7, 2011, 12:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Do any of you remember, or know the whereabouts of, Geoff Page, Lawndale High class of 69? If you do, please email me. Thanks much.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 6, 2011, 10:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Wow, so sad to hear of the passing of all these young men and women. I do remember Bob Brophy from St. Joseph's school. My sincerest condolences to Bob's family. And you're right John. Seems like heaven is getting enough Cougs to have their own cruise night. Tom
Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 6, 2011, 10:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 1969
City & State: Oak Hills, CA.

Message: I am sad to hear the passing of Ricky Mecca. I lived across the street from the Mecca family for 23yrs. They are a wonderful family. My prayers go out to the Mecca family, his mother Jean, sister Tracy and big brother Jim. His father passed away years ago. Also my prayers go out to his wife, children and grandchildren. I knew Ricky since kindergarten. RIP my friend.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 6, 2011, 4:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, Ca
Message: For all who knew Bob Brophy; St. Joes 59 and Serra 63, I received this email from his wife a little earlier:
Hi Mr. Baker,
Even though I don't know you, you made a huge impact on my husband who was Faithful to your website. He loved keeping up with the kids of 63 and on. I wanted you to know that Bob Brophy has passed @ age 65. I am his wife and I know that he would want you to know. I know that he has written in and so loved your information. He died in Phoenix with my hand in his.
Penny Brophy
Bob was one of those regulars here that didn't say too much but loved his Hawthorne roots. Bob, please say hello to all our Cougartown friends and neighbors, you will be missed here in Ctown.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 6, 2011, 4:43 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: I just heard about Richard Mecca from Anita McCullum Collins class of 71 today 9-6-11 I didn't remember him at first then when I went to Cougartown then I remembered when I saw his picture. My prayers, thoughts are in my heart and all his family and friends I'm sorry for your loss. He was a great man.
Name: Alyce Henn ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 6, 2011, 2:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Elder
Class: 1969
City & State: Crestline,California

Message: So exceedingly sad that Ricky(Mecca) has left us...the last I talked to him he was thinking about moving up to the mts by us...I still remember the first day of kindergarten he cried his heart out all morning and I went to sit by him to make him feel better...then he decided he'd had enough and walked home all by himself...the teachers were all in an uproar that he was missing...but I thought he was so BRAVE and boy that boy could dance....r.i.p rick xoxo
Name: Richard Mecca ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 6, 2011, 10:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Richard Mecca HHS Class of 1969 Rick Mecca, some people called him Mecca, passed away of heart failure on Sunday, September 4, 2011. He left behind his loving wife, Diane that was his best friend. His Daughter, Teresa and his pride and joys, his grandchildren, Chris and Amanda. His, mother, his brother and sister as well as nieces and nephews will all greatly miss this wonderful man. Football, Dancing, Fishing in the ocean or the lakes, Hunting and Offroading with his grandson, were all his passions, he had so much life and love to give still. The world has lost it's best fisherman! He always had a story to tell and would always help anyone in need. He was taken away from his family too soon. We love and miss him so very much. Services will be held Thursday, September 8, 2011 in Inglewood. If you would like information please contact his daughter, Teresa at
I'm sure Richard had many friends right here in Cougartown. Our sincere condolences to the Mecca family in their time of loss.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 6, 2011, 10:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: On our "Where We Lived" pages, it looks like Sector 2 has taken over with 24 houses listed. If you haven't yet added your house to our map pages, please do so now as I am finally caught up. Thanks Cougars.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 5, 2011, 1:12 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Such sad news about Bill Cusac. He was a childhood friend and neighbor. Rest peacefully, my old friend.
Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 5, 2011, 12:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin ca.

Message: It was very sad, reading the news of pieboy's (Billy Cusac) passing, he will be thought of for a long time, Esther my deepest condolences.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 4, 2011, 10:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Cougar Sighting....while shopping in the 99 cent store, ran into Dick Augustus(class of 64) and Neva. We only shop in the best of places!
Yes you do Mo, and thanks for the sighting.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 4, 2011, 8:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
No E-mail
Message: Sad news for Cougartown, Billy Cusac passed away this afternoon, he will be missed. Esther our prayers are with you!
Sad news indeed, Jim. I know Billy had been fighting it for many years. Our sincerest condolences to Esther and the rest of Billy's family. Rest in peace Bill.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 4, 2011, 3:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: If you receive an email from me with a link DO NOT CLICK- it is a virus!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 3, 2011, 2:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santo Borracho Az,

Message: So sorry to hear the news of Joe Norcross. My condolences to his wonderful family! He was a beautiful and warm person! May he be in peace .....
Name: Maureen "mo" Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 3, 2011, 9:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: A very Happy Birthday to Barbara (Pierce) Kritz. Hope you are having a fun day with lots of family and friends!!!!
Happy Birthday Barbara
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 2, 2011, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
No E-mail
Message: I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe Norcross. It has only been 10 weeks since he traveled nearly 4 hours from Hanford up here to Fair Oaks for the Nor Cal reunion - what a trooper he was. My condolences to his wife and daughter.
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 2, 2011, 2:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: Marietta, Ohio

Message: John- Happy belated birthday. My brother and I never did find the friday night drop-in at Tony's Pizza. Our GPS said that address didn't exist for El Segundo, Hawthorne, or Manhattan Beach. Couldn't see any signs for it either. It wasn't in the phone book pages. But I had a blast at the multi-class reunion saturday. Many thanks to all of the classmates who made it possible.
Thanks Kathy.
Name: Georgia Fiorante ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 2, 2011, 6:25 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Cook
Class: 1968

Message: I received an email this morning from the daughter of Joe Norcross, class of '68. Joe passed away yesterday. I'm glad he was able to attend our 40 year reunion several years ago. Prayers and hugs to his daughter and family.
Our sincere condolences to the Norcross family.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 31, 2011, 8:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: John – Thank you for all of the hard work that you put into the Where We Lived page; it’s marvelous. It’s fun to see where everyone was. I can hardly wait for more people to add their addresses. It proves once again that Facebook wasn’t the original “social networking” site and that Cougartown can out innovate Classmates in the “bells and whistles” department, You are far more than the King of Sector 14. Someone is going to have to work really, really hard to convince me that a superior high school website exists on this planet.
Humbling Glenn, real humbling. Thanks man.
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 31, 2011, 7:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: I wanted to tell you that I have yet another web invention that will suck time from my being productive. Your plotting home sites on a Thomas Guide Map has kept me postponing my obligations to the Multi-Class Reunion last so many Cougars have posted...."thanks man". BTW good job!!!
Thanks Eric.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 31, 2011, 4:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: OK Folks, our Where Did You Live pages are up and running. You must have javascript enabled in your browser for the pages to work. Need help enabling javascript? If you have any other problems like your house is on the wrong side of the street or on the wrong block, please let me know.
Hope you enjoy these pages. As more people add their information it should be more fun. Thanks very much to all who've added their information.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 31, 2011, 9:02 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday King John! I can't believe I missed it- I hope you have and are celebrating it big time!
Thanks Patty, I got up on the 28th, had a cup of coffee, took a nap.
Name: Elizabeth Wilkinson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 30, 2011, 7:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City & State: Lubbock, TX

Message: Haven't visited the site for a while. Sorry to hear I missed another reunion. Jeff P....I hear alot of you from Debbie Warren Hill. Hope all is well. I grew up in the York School area. Menlo then moved to Doty and 115th. My first home is the freeway, but my second home was spared. lol.
Hey Elizabeth, welcome back and please add where you lived to the website.
Name: Howard Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 30, 2011, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Dude, sorry I missed your big day, I was drunk!!
Thanks man
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 29, 2011, 5:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca

You too Loretta. Thanks very much.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 29, 2011, 4:12 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach

Message: Happy birthday to classmate Karin Skelton. I remember your mom owned a great beauty shop on El Segundo, but can't remember the name. Hope your day has been filled with fun, laughter, and love.
Happy Birthday Karin.
Name: Debra Lee Mcgregor ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 29, 2011, 2:35 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1972
City & State: Lancaster, CA

Message: WOW Happy Birthday John! Thanks SO much for this site. I haven't visited for awhile, but I had to join in and say how much fun the reunion weekend was. Thank you committee! Seeing everyone and dancing and parties ... you're right John, reunions are magical. I look forward to checking in more often now. God bless ya all ...
Hey Debra, glad you've returned.
Name: El & Ida ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2011, 9:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Well buddy it's been since Oct 29 of 1998 since Jude and I have been participating on the bitchinest web site in the world, thanks to you and all your hard work. And it's all because of you we've spent $103,699 dollars to keep our computer working so we could stay in touch. We LOVE YAMMAANN! Happy B-day Johnny. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude
Thanks Russ and Jude.