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I am shocked to find you listed here. I did not know of your passing. I remember our days in History Class together. I remember all the good times we shared. I was just poking around here as I remember Sue Pokriots Bernstein died this month (January 20th) a few years back.
Say hey to our buddies that have passed from the Class of 1970. Go Warriors!
A good and kind friend, and classmate. Fond memories of our Poly-Sci class at West Valley Comm Coll... Mike had notes on a recorder... I took notes by shorthand... we consolidated efforts at my parent's kitchen table while studying for exams. Hard to believe we lost him so early.
Bless ~ Bless
From Teri Spence on June 24th, 2010
I just opened the reunion website and went to the memorial page, and I got the shock of my life! I had just talked to Sue a couple of months before and she didn't say anything to me about her health. I told her about my breast cancer,and double mastectomy,and she said nothing about hers at all. Well my friend rest in peace, and just know that I'm doing great!
From Therese (Terrie) Button on July 22nd, 2010
Hey my friend, I asked about you at the last reunion. Sue Pokriots Bernstein and I were on the reunion committee together three years running and we thought you were gone. We were not sure, but rumors of your passing were circulating. May you rest in peace.
From Margaret Hirakawa on May 10th, 2017
Aloha Mike, I still miss you, to this day! So glad you came to Hawaii to see me before I could see you no more! Mike was my closest friend in high school. Always a kind word for everyone and everything! Our years on the Westmont Swim Team will never be forgotten on me! Aloha and mahalo Mike for your true friendship!!
Mark so Sue Pokriots Bernstein has joined you in that last party in the sky. She shared the news of your death at the time. Sorry you passed on so early. I hope we can share a cocktail or two like old times. Perhaps that is not an option in heaven, but I would like to think we can do whatever we would like all in good fun. I am sure you are in a better place with much happiness. Rest in peace my buddy.
What a shock. Jim was a neighbor, lived just around the corner. He was always one of the nicest classmates. A good student at Quito, most of us strived to get the grades he got. He was a friend and will be missed.
David Morrow dated my older sister Ann Fairbairn. He was a special guy. Very intelligent and personable. Perhaps David was extremely gifted and would have gone far yet he was taken from us too soon. He died in a car accident along with a car full of fellow students driving home for some break from college. Somewhere on the East coast is what I remember. He was good friends with Ted Mattie who is now a minister up in Washington State. We all attended the same church over on Saratoga Avenue. Westhope United Presbytarian Church. It was quite a loss to lose the best of us. David Morrow was very special young man all would agree.
I remember Thalis through 'Girl"s Sports'. She always gave her best effort with calmness and control. She towered us on the vollyball team. I will always remember her beautiful smile and quiet strength.
From Patty Behrens Picard on May 29th, 2010
Thalia was a friend, a neighbor and a team-mate on the Ravens. She was always sweet.
I didn't know Sue that well in High School but she was my neighbor on Steinway in Campbell, she was a very sweet person Im sure she will be greatly missed by all who knew her...
From Therese (Terrie) Button on July 24th, 2010
Sue, my best friend of 50 years, we had just talked on the phone 10 days before your passing. You did not go into detail about your health. You knew I would admonish you to see a doctor. You knew I would know what was wrong. Getting a call from Carl to get to your bedside I rushed with both daughters in tow. They waited for me as I was at your bedside watching you die.
Well babe, we always said we would share our funny stories about the gods and goddesses of YaHa on our vacation in Monterey and our misadventures getting lost in the Red Light District in Hawaii, our suck 'em up sail, etc. I hope you and my parents are catching up in heaven and I raise my cocktail glass to you my friend. May you rest in peace dear. Love, me.
I have great memories growing up with my cousin Larry Reese. He was a Marine and a wonderful guy. Larry Reese and my brother Don Pardini were both members of the class of 1970. Miss them and wish they could be with us.