City of Burbank
It is with deep regret that we announce the
passing of our City Clerk, Betty Trovato. Betty has worked for the City of
Burbank for 27 years starting in the Treasurerís Office. She was the first
women elected to an aldermanic position in 1993, and in 1995 she became the
City Clerk. She has lived in Burbank for over 40 years and her passing has
left a void in the City, she will be deeply missed. Betty was preceded in
death by her husband of 38 years, Peter Trovato and is survived by 4
children and 13 grandchildren
Mayor Harry J.
City of Burbank regrets the passing of a long time employee and friend James
Lario, 84, on February 7th, 2004. Our thoughts are with his family. Jim has
been the Cityís Building Departmentís director since 1970. Over the past 34
years, Jim has seen the expansion of Burbank from a small suburban town with
gravel roads to the fine community it has matured into. Jim has witnessed
many generations of families stay within this fine community to enjoy the
type of closeness and kinship that Jim tried to ensure in this city through
his work. Jim had the pleasure and enjoyment of having seen many generations
of his own family share and grow within the city limits. Jim had the support
of his beloved wife Lorraine of 52 years before her passing in 1996.
Together they raised two children, James Jr. (Mary Ann) and Joan Masquelier.
He is survived by five grandchildren and was a great grandfather of twelve.
Jim will be remembered by this community as not only an employee but also a
great friend and family man.
Mayor Harry J. Klein
have known Bill and his wife, Terese, who predeceased Bill, since 1964 when
I first came to Burbank. He and I were involved with many of the same
activities: Holy Name, Knights of Columbus and a myriad of other activities
centering around St. Albert the Great Church and the City of Burbank.
Bill had energy and drive which propelled him in many directions. For
years, he served as carnival chairman for the Church. Nothing, however,
commanded his attention or passion more than donning his Santa suit every
Christmas and placing a child upon his knee to find out what presents they
wanted. Many Christmases, he would come to my house and light up the eyes of
my grandchildren and, I suspect, many of yours when playing Santa. Since
1977, Bill was alderman of the 3rd ward and during those 31 years served the
people of his ward and all of Burbank with the utmost honor and distinction.
Bill will be missed for his service to humanity and our city is a better
place because he came our way.
Mayor Harry J. Klein
missing family members