Warren Burkhart was a Glendale boy attending R.D. White Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High, and Glendale High Schools. He graduated from California State University, Northridge earning a B.S. in Health Administration, which he used as a sales executive at CIGNA, Confederation Life, MetLife, and Nippon Life Benefits.
Warren passionately enjoyed friends, music, sports, and his family. He reveled in his sons, David and Stephen, coaching when he could and yelling from the sidelines when he couldn’t, proudly leading the family’s hysterically historical trips, and basking in their accomplishments. Melinda, sweetheart from high school, was by his side laughing all the way.
A diehard Dodger fan, his emotional health rose and fell with the scores from Chavez Ravine. His positivity and enthusiasm energized the room around him and his dance moves would clear it.
He was beloved. Warren is survived by his wife, Melinda, his sons David and Stephen, his mother-in-law Nancy, his sister-in-law Stephanie, his brother Tim, and nieces and nephews Shandy, Shea, Shelby, Vicky, Jimmy, Gerald, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Memorial donations made in Warren’s memory can be made to:
LaSalle College Preparatory
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107