Steve Rousso

Profile Updated: August 22, 2017
Steve Rousso
Residing In: Valley Village, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Marilyn
Occupation: CPA
Children: Dana, born 1972
Military Service: Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion

I went to UCSB with hopes of playing basketball, but wasn't good enough. Transferred to UCLA, where I really wasn't good enough. Graduated in 1966. Went to Navy Officers School in 1968 and spent a year on the rivers of Viet Nam on an LST built in 1944. Then, got the good duty in Pearl Harbor, HI, where I met my wife, Marilyn, in 1969. We married in 1971 and had our daughter, Dana, in 1972. We came back to LA in 1972 and, wisely, it turns out, bought our house in Valley Village. We're still there, but spend lots of time in our favorite spot, Avalon, Catalina Island. I'm a CPA in Sherman Oaks and, since I haven't figured out the next stage, will probably keep doing taxes and accounting until it's no longer fun. For stimulation, I play lots of bridge.

School Story:

I went to three different high schools. I started at Fairfax in Los Angeles, which I hated. Then, after moving to the Valley in late 1959 spent a year at Reseda. Finally, went to #3, Taft, when it opened. My life centered on the basketball court and the players are the ones I best remember - Tony Oddo, Dave Phillips, Al Bennett, John Scherer, Mike Movius, Steve Krohn, Rick Pecel and Scott Dunlap.
I also was a high jumper and got "drafted" for the relay team. They had to have been desperate. Memories there center on the speedy Mike Hallinan and Curt Hessler.
Good times were had with Pat and Mike Hallinan, girlfriends Wendy Davidson and Pam Martin.
Life was so much simpler - lunch on the Quad, double dates, who to take to the Prom. Seems like yesterday.

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Apr 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM

Very sad to hear of my friend's passing. Just a great team mate and a person who always had a kind word. This last chapter is not well written.

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Oct 22, 2020 at 3:05 PM

Thank you, Steve, for your very nice letter about Mike.. It was great hearing from you again. I hope all is well with you and yours. All my best, Pat

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Oct 20, 2020 at 6:08 PM

I think my first memory of the Hallinans was carving a "T" on Chalk Hill the summer before Taft opened.  Mike was a fun loving character.  I came walking into my bedroom one day and he jumped out of my own bed to scare me.  It was always fun to go to the Hallinans house.  We played ball and horsed around - talked about girls and joked with each other.  In other words, priceless times.  We were on the track team together, but he was the runner and I was the imposter.  He was incredibly fast and a delight to watch.  I will always keep the memory of him striding gracefully around the oval in my mind.

My condolences, Pat, to you and Mike's family and my best wishes to all.



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Posted on: Aug 22, 2017 at 8:35 PM

Steve, so good to hear from you. Hope you will come to the Reunion. Would love to catch up. Blessings! Pat