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From: grant schleisner (64) on 2014-03-05 22:14:16 
Way cool if I'm 86'd from your web site, as kinda what I felt going to South in 64. A bunch of little bitch rich kids now mix in all the fags and seems most appropriate. And for the response I got from the current staff member, you can suck a large penis.
From: Kevin ('72) on 2014-01-27 21:53:37 
I agree with you, RDOG. I have lost so many friends in the last 42 years since graduation it's not even funny. What I wouldn't do for one last day at South High, ditching class and having fun.
From: chris laven fisher (1983) on 2014-01-24 11:55:38 
Debbie&kevin brown. Valarie& tom gomes. facebook me.
From: chris laven fisher (1983) on 2014-01-24 11:52:57 
looking for Debbie and kevin brow, u can find me on facebook.
From: Robert Carter (1969) on 2014-01-22 11:44:40 
Coach Scully is missed be well sir.
From: RDOG (80) on 2014-01-15 13:24:45 
For those in the class of 1982 and for those that would have known her from other class years as I did, it is with sadness that I post the passing of the following Spartan Alumni: Lorrie Lynn Powell Lorrie Lynn Powell, age 49, passed away December 22, 2013. Lorrie grew up in the community of Hollywood Riviera and graduated from Torrance South High. Lorrie was known for her blond hair, electric blue eyes and radiant smile. Because of her exceptional artistic talent, she founded her worldwide sign business Lorrie Powell Studios. She was proud to say "Made in America, Just a Stone's Throw From Yosemite". Lorrie loved the mountains, learning about all animals, and hiking accompanied by her dog, Izzy. Thus, she chose to make her home and business in Ahwahnee, California which is near Yosemite. Lorrie's enthusiasm, positive thinking, wisdom and humor were sought after by her family and many friends. She was a "Jill of all trades" with her unique abilities and accomplishments. The bright star of Lorrie's life is her son, John "Jim" Somerville. She is also survived by her mother, June Halstead, sister, Denise Powell and brother, Britt Shuford. In lieu of flowers and to honor Lorrie, a donation may be made to Shannon Stephan/The Angel Project, California Oncology, 6121 N. Thesta Ave. #205, Fresno, CA 93710. A remembrance of Lorrie will be held in the Spring. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. .Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 15, 2014
From: peter pakalen (1973) on 2014-01-06 20:44:06 
Hei I'm visiting California until the end of Feb.2014 and I'd really like to connect with my schoolmates. Anybody out there ?????? Pls send me some mail quickly before I go back to the frozen tundra of Finland..... Brrrrrrrr :) Warm regards Peter
From: Mary Briggs Vedborg (68) on 2014-01-02 20:15:25 
Looking for a South class of 63 ring, for husband Chris Vedborg (63). Any ideas where I might find one?
From: Adrian C (Ad) Hunter (66) on 2013-12-27 22:13:18 
Very sorry to hear of the passing of my old track/cross country coach and driving (stick shift) instructor Mr.Richard M. Scully. He was a fine example and mentor for us. He cared enough to be a firm disciplinarian and demand our best. I always wanted to go see him again when I was in town, but sadly, I missed him by 2 months. When I tried to look him up on this trip, I found his obituary. Lesson: visit the folks you love and show your appreciation while you can. They ought to name the track after him. I remember many a late afternoon, when he would tow a piece of chain link fence around the track with his old Willys to make it decent for us to run a meet on. Rest peacefully, I'll see you in Heaven Coach. AC
From: grant schleisner (1964) on 2013-12-20 11:47:13 
Alive and well living in Colorado. The journey has been fantastic with 2 wonderful children, 40 years of Rugby which included travel all over the world, lots of wounds,[but all worth it], and much love. I'm still very fit, both mentally and physically. I have huge passion for every moment and enjoy exercise, good food, my 2 dogs, and spiritual growth. I'm a Kiwi in my heart as have lived in New Zealand alot. I love the mountains and recently returned to Colorado, bought a house in the country, and love my life. I'm involved in 2 mentoring programs for less fortunate children and have so much to give, but not near what I receive in return. Cheers and best wishes, Grant
From: grant schleisner (1964) on 2013-12-20 11:24:25 
I just registered,and tears flowed down my face to see that one of my mentors is gone. Dr Rische was a fine man and we for sure had a heart connection. He last visited me in 1984, sleeping on our couch and interacting with my family for a few days. I'll always treasure the memories of our friendship. He left a lasting impression on me from 1964 to today
From: Ronal (Jim) Christian (1963) on 2013-11-23 20:23:00 
Married in 1970, we had 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Moved to Colorado in 1986 were we lived for 4 years. In 1990 we moved to Texas (35 miles N of Galveston. Retired June 2013 after 30 years with Boeing at NASA. My wife and I have one grandson (3-1/2). All our children live very close.
From: Richard Ulyate (1970) on 2013-11-23 01:16:53 
Without the two years spent running cross-country under Coach Scully I may not have enjoyed a lifetime of physical activity including running, hiking and kayaking. Our workouts were extraordinary. After that we could do anything. Thanks, Coach Scully!
From: RDOG (80) on 2013-11-01 10:17:38 
On October 22, 2013,South High School lost a long time teacher and coach: Richard Masson Scully.......... Coach Dick Scully of South Torrance High School, passed away on October 22, 2013. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 1:00 pm at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach. Obituary to follow. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
From: jmq (1980) on 2013-10-31 23:58:04 
Really sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I never had him as a coach, but I know that his students and athletes always spoke well of him, and that's all any teacher can ask for. He was a true Spartan.
From: Sean Scully (1981 (PV High Sc) on 2013-10-23 15:56:24 
Hello South High Alum. My name is Sean Scully. My dad was Coach Richard Scully. He was a teacher and the track and cross country coach at South from the day it opened until about 1988. He just passed away this Monday October 22, 2013. Services will be held on November 2, 2013 at St. Lawrence (Prospect and PCH)Dad loved South High!
From: Antonio Gonzales (1967-1968) on 2013-10-10 16:20:57 
Hi, I'm in search of a photo of James Ronald Byrne. Born Nov 5,1948 and died in Vietnam Aug 10,1969. Served in the Marines. I'm in the process of creating a memorial of him on the Find A Grave website. I was there when this Marine died at Mutters Ridge. Thank you, Antonio
From: Reuion Committee (71) on 2013-09-10 18:08:37 
Class of 71 is having an End of the Summer gathering this Sat 9/14 at 3pm Henesseys in the Rivera Village. Spartans from late 60's early 70's come on down!
From: sidney orr (1965) on 2013-09-08 17:08:16 
Please replace the very outdated "Sid Orr" profile with one I just created ("Sidney Orr"). Please feel free to call me at 4083530438 with any questions. Many thanks Sidney Orr
From: Janet Geuy (1976) on 2013-08-30 08:37:24 
Condolences to the family and friends of Karen Hecht Petty, who passed away last weekend after a long illness. She will be missed.
From: RDOG (80) on 2013-08-28 12:58:08 
By way of information, WE have lost another Spartan faculty memeber: Arthur (Art) Wellington McKarns (Who will ever forget his Halloween Chicken costume) Mr. McKarns was born near Pulaski, Ohio, on the family farm on Sept. 21,1940, the son of the late Paul and the late Miriam (Snow) McKarns. He was a 1959 graduate of Stryker High School. He then attended and graduated from Adrian College, in Michigan. Attending the University of Southern California, he earned his Master's degree in marriage and family living. During his time teaching at South High School in Torrance, he was a baseball coach, basketball coach, and developed the boys' and girls' golf teams. He enjoyed supporting the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation, and the Hollywood Riviera Sportsmen's Club raising money for scholarships. In August of 1977, he married Marjorie V. Watts, and she survives. Art is survived by his daughter from his first marriage, Robin Leonardo (Dan); two stepsons, Michael (Susan) and Patrick Watts; a sister, Patricia Putnam (Frank); two grandchildren, Cassandra and Michael Leonardo; two step-grandsons, Chase and Chad Watts; niece, Debbie (Matt) Shurson; grandniece, Katie Shurson and nephew, Craig Putnam. A funeral was held in Stryker, Ohio for local townspeople and nearby friends, family and relatives on Thursday, August 8, 2013. There will be a Celebration of Art's Life held on Sunday, Sept. 8th, at 1:00 P.M. at Palos Verdes Golf Club, 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274. Golf attire or Hawaiian shirts. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association . Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
From: garry lambert (1972) on 2013-08-22 18:29:16 
was there a 40th reunion last year never heard anything about 1
From: wiravat thongthavorn (1989) on 2013-07-21 14:29:33 
can you please delete me from the class of 1989.thank you
From: Perry Hvegholm (1984) on 2013-06-28 16:34:22 
Does anyone know if there will be a 30 year reunion planned for the Class Of 84?
From: RDOG (80) on 2013-06-24 16:02:46 
By way of information and of particular interest to the SHS class of 1983, I wish to express my condolances to the family and friends of Brent McClellan who was killed on 06-16-13 in a tragic motorcycle accident....... Brent Lynn McClellan April 10, 1965 ~ June 16, 2013 Our loving husband, father, son, and brother Brent Lynn McClellan passed away on June 16, 2013 after a tragic accident. Brent was born April 10, 1965 in Santa Monica, California to Richard and Lynda McClellan. Brent graduated from South High School in Torrance, California, where he loved to play soccer. His favorite color was blue so he later attended and graduated from Brigham Young University. Because of his love for blue he decided to work at the post office to have the "blue" shirt. Brent worked for the post office for over 16 years. Brent is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and served a mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was an Eagle Scout, and was great at problem solving and loved working with his hands. He loved to fish, camp, and hunt. He was an avid gardener and had an outdoor aviary which he loved to take care of. Brent left us too soon, and we will dearly miss him. He is survived by: his wife, Ilene; his daughters Haylee, Chelsea, Cassi, Mallori, and Rylie; his step-children Ashley, Nikki, and Dylan. He is also survived by his siblings Tami Lytle, Scott McClellan; and his father Richard McClellan. He was preceded in death by his mother Lynda. Family and friends are gathering on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 6 til 8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork, Utah, 84660. We would invite any who would benefit to come remember him that evening. As per Brent's wishes the family will have a private graveside service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerobits.com