Remembering Our Lost Classmates

It's difficult to imagine that the Class of 1970 has lost 33 of our fellow classmates since graduation.
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Ed Alexander
10/15/1952 to 3/31/1984 (aged 31)





Robert Barnett
6/24/1952 to 3/1973 (aged 20)





Joe Bernero
May 3, 1952 to August 12, 1019 (aged 67)

Joe came to our class for his senior year at BGHS. After graduating he worked at various jobs in Las Vegas until he found a home for 30 years at the Las Vegas Hilton. He worked in several positions spending most of his career in the casino vault. Joe had three loves... <more>


Holly Berry
3/15/1952 to 1/17/2018 (aged 65)

HOLLIS BERRY Hollis Anne Berry, 65, passed away January 17, 2018. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Holly moved to Taos, New Mexico in 2003. She returned to Las Vegas in 2013 to tend her elderly mother. Holly was preceded in death by her parents... <more>

James "Jim" Blasco
10/30/1952 to 10/4/2022 (aged 69)

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022 James Blasco, loving husband and father of five passed away at the age of 69. James, fondly called Jim, was born October 30, 1952 in Riverside, CA as the youngest of five siblings. His family moved to Las Vegas, NV when Jim was 6 months old. <more>



Allen Fabbi
10/4/1952 to 1/11/2009 (aged 56)

Allen passed away Jan. 11, 2009, at his residence in Elk Bend, Idaho. He was born in Las Vegas, Oct. 4, 1952, to Frances and Baptiste Fabbi. He graduated from Bishop Gorman High School, UNLV, and the University of San Diego Law School in 1977. In 1980, he married Teresa Hess <more>


Lyndon Busbey "Buzz" Graves
7/25/1952 to 4/17/2021 (aged 68)

Born in Reno and a graphic artist by trade, Buzz found solace in his adventures-from running the Boston Marathon twice to drag racing his Challenger on the flight deck of the USS Midway.

Buzz is survived by his Best Friend and Brother Holly Graves,  <more>


Budweiser Hawkins
11/9/1952 to 8/24/2019 (aged 66)

When the history of the world is written, Budweiser’s name and work will appear near the very top. He was a wonderful human-being who understood that life is more than a binary waltz between people or ideas. <more>




Robert "Bob" Hoban
6/5/1951 to 6/18/2014 (aged 63)

Robert Eugene Hoban, 63, of Las Vegas, Nevada went to his heavenly home on June 18, 2014. He was born June 5, 1951 in Chicago, IL. and resided in Las Vegas for over 55 years. He was a retired president of the sheet metal union, Las Vegas city commissioner for parking and traffic,  <more>



David Humm
4/2/1952 to 3/27/2018 (aged 65)

"Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Humm attended Bishop Gorman High School, where he was an All-American prep quarterback and a heavily recruited prospect."
He accepted a scholarship from the University of Nebraska, where he was a ...  <more>


Patricia Jackson Vander-Griend
8/14/1952 to 1/13/2005 (aged 52)

Patricia Jackson Vander Griend, 53, of Poway, Calif., passed away Jan. 13, 2005. She was born Aug. 14, 1951, in Eugene, Ore. Patty Jackson was a long time Las Vegas resident since 1953. She attended local schools, graduating from Bishop Gorman High School in 1970, <more>



Gayla Kellogg-McNary
7/25/1952 to 11/7/2008 (aged 56)

Gayla Marie Kellogg McNary, 56, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. She was born July 25, 1952, in Henderson. Gayla was the daughter of Charles (deceased) and Bobbye Kellogg. She is survived by one beautiful daughter, Stacy Sowinski, of Las Vegas; <more>



Thomas Klopack
12/15/1952 to 5/1/2011 (aged 58)



Karl Knecht
10/10/1952 to 3/30/2016 (aged 63)

Many of us first met Karl when he attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School. The rest of us met him when he attended Gorman his freshman and sophomore years. When you read the comments about him on our Facebook page, his obituary or if you knew him at all, he was truly a kind soul. <more>


Robert Langan

Robert  (Bob) Langan
3/23/1952 to 1/22/1991 (aged 38)




Timothy J. Licciardo
10/29/1952 to 2/26/2016 (aged 63)

Tim passed away Friday, February 26. 2016 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.  He was born in Chicago on October 29, 1952 to Alphonse and Rachele (Blasi) Licciardo.  Timothy was united in marriage to Beverly Wynn in 2002.  He worked as a chef at the Village in Delavan... <more>




Stanley Martinez
1/19/1952 to 4/4/2011 (aged 59)

Dear friends and extended family ~
The entire Martinez family is grateful for the love and words of encouragement sent our way since my brother Stan's passing. It has been difficult to face the tragic loss of our amazing brother, <more>


Michael Donovan Mayberry
6/4/1952 to 11/22/2022 (aged 70)

Michael Mayberry was born in Las Vegas to Helen and George Mayberry on June 4, 1952. He graduated from Bishop Gorman high school in 1970 before attending UNLV where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. He joined the Henderson Police Department in 1976... <more>




Kevin McCabe
1/4/1952 to 4/14/2014 (aged 62)

Kevin was born on January 4, 1952 in Las Vegas and passed on April 14, 2014. Kevin was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family. He is survived by his two son's Kevin McCabe Jr.(K2), and Kristian McCabe. <more>




Dalene  McNary-Rich
10/25/1951 to 1/30/1995 (aged 43)




Romy Mowbray
7/1/1952 to 2/16/1998 (aged 45)

Romy was born in Henderson, Nevada on July 1,1952, to the late John Code Mowbray, former Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court and Kathlyn Hammes Mowbray. Romy’s namesake was his grandfather, the late Romy Hammes, a mid-western businessman and developer, who, together with his wife Dorothy... <more>




Rocky Paravia
11/19/1951 to 2/14/2019 (aged 67)

"Joseph grew up in Las Vegas and was an alumnus of Bishop Gorman High School. Joseph (Rocky) was a long-time casino executive at Caesars Palace and Founder and CEO of VirtGame Corporation. He was fiercely devoted to his family and friends and loved nothing more than to..." <more>



Teresa Pinjuv
11/7/1952 to 6/26/1989 (aged 36)





Patricia Price-Krantz
7/14/1952 to 4/18/2009 (aged 56)





Dr. Stephen Romeo
10/5/1952 to 8/16/2007 (aged 54)

Steve was born Oct. 5, 1952, in Denver, and graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.
Steve was commissioned into the Merchant Marine Academy, where he spent one year. He graduated with a degree in zoology from UNR, and attended Kansas State University <more>




Geoffrey Schneider
7/29/1951 to 7/13/2006 (aged 55)





Peter Silvagni
11/29/1952 to 5/28/1998 (aged 45)




Lynn Travers
12/11/1951 to 1/24/2018 (aged 66)

Lynn lived in the Las Vegas valley since 1959. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 1970. She attended UNR and UNLV and retired from the Clark County School District after working as an English teacher and guidance counselor. <more>


Lynette Tabor-Koppel
7/8/1952 to 3/19/2023 (aged 70)

Lynette Ann Koppel was born on July 8, 1952, to parents Fred and Irene Tabor. She was the oldest of 6 siblings. Lynette grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada where she met her husband, Bill. She and Bill had 2 children and raised them in Las Vegas until moving to McMinnville, Oregon in 1991. <more>




Jackie Vaughn-Kirsch
10/15/1952 to 1/26/2019 (aged 66)





Ernest Wiley
1/4/1952 to 9/1/2017 (aged 65)





Kaleen Williams
4/28/1952 to 1/3/2015 (aged 62)

Kaleen was a graduate of St. Josephs Catholic Elementary School, as well as Bishop Gorman High School in 1970. She held a deep and abiding faith all her life, and was a good and faithful servant in answer to the words of Our Lord. She offered her services to many... <more>