Retired ABS Lawrence "LC" Carter Sr was called to glory on September 25, 2019

LAUSD Retired Bus Dispatcher William Charles "Bill" Garcia earned his wings October 16, 2019

LAUSD Retired AABS Tommie Hulsey was lifted up to the most high October 1, 2019

LAUSD Heavy Bus Driver Robert Ward took the stairway to heaven September 6, 2019

Retired LAUSD Heavy Bus Driver Glenn Baker received his wings September 4, 2019

Former LAUSD Bus Driver Carla Hillsman transitioned September 2019

Retied LAUSD Driver Trainer Al Pruitt now resides with the father in Heaven July 15, 2019

Retired LAUSD Heavy Driver Robert Crawford departed this earthly life July 21, 2019

Retired LAUSD Bus Driver Bessie Golden-King went to be with the lord July 21, 2019

Retired LAUSD AABS Karole Hutchison-Woods transitioned July 25, 2019

Retired LAUSD Bus Driver Janice Ward Brooks left her earthly body July 17, 2019

LAUSD Heavy Bus Driver Lakea Smith-Letona was called home July 15, 2019

Retired Planner Sherely Braden was called to glory on June 15, 2019

Former Heavy Bus Driver Jeffrey Holifield was called home May 14, 2019

Shiral Nelson Scates passed April 18, 2019. 

Bus Driver Noel Alcantara passed April 11, 2019. 

Retired Heavy Bus Driver Lee Jenkins passed March 31, 2019


Corrine Tellis Marshall passed Wed. July 12, 2018

Heavy bus driver Tandra Carruthers passed March 19, 2019

Announcing the passing of former Laidlaw driver/driver trainer Vernon Railey.  

Heavy Bus Driver Stephen Know passed Friday June 1, 2018

Former Heavy Bus Driver Forest Brown Jr. Passed March 22, 2018

Light Bus Driver Jose Luna passed March 15, 2018

Retired Heavy Bus Driver Jessie Williams passed March 3, 2018.

 Gregory "Greg" Zenno, passed Feb. 17, 2018


We regret to announce the passing of Gail Pace,  October 31, 2017

Retired Light Bus Driver Carolyn Daniels departed this world, Sep. 26, 2017.

Retired Heavy Bus Driver Leonard Ware passed Wed. Aug. 23, 2017

Former Light Bus Driver Calvin (Billy) Wainwright passed in July 2017

Ex Driver Trainer Thomas (Tommy) Starkes passed on April 29, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017,  Recent retiree, Robert Coats made his transition

Retired Light bus driver Benthia M. Dortch passed on February 5, 2017

 Retired ABS Mr. Cleaster Robinson made his transition Jan. 18, 2017


Former Light bus driver Huemina Williams passed during the week of October 30th. 

Sorrowfully we must announce the passing of Retired Heavy bus driver Sally Guide during the week of August 28, 2016

Ex STS William (Bill) Ivey passed on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Georgia Dickson passed March 1, 2016

Retired heavy bus dirver James C. Mackey passed January 20, 2016


Family we must report that Ex Director of Drivers Trainers Ernie Rivers has passed in December of 2015

We regret to announce the passing of Mary "Cookie" Williams, Wed. December 9th.

Retired Dispatcher Basilio Llamas passed on Tuesday Sep.  22nd


Dwight Anthony Washington.  Passed October 30, 2015


We regret announcing the passing of Prophetess/Ex bus driver Lucinda Bultler

A long time devoted Associated-Laidlaw administrator Louis "Frog" Sanders has passed. 

Retired SBS Berta "Betty" Rodriuez passed on Friday July 17, 2015

Ex Light Bus Driver Henry GiGi Watson passed on Sat. June 13th.  

Retired Light Bus Driver Barbra Dorsey Passed Friday May 29, 2015

Ed Jones of Laidlaw Tujunga Passed of a heart Attact:

Shiela Brown passed May 18, 2015

We regret to announce to passing of Charmaine Bailey April 28, 2015

John Scates Passed Tues April 21, 2015

Retired heavy bus driver Johnny Johnson passed Monday April 20th

 Retired light bus driver Terry Darling passed April 10, 2015

Retired Heavy Bus Driver Riley Blackburn passed March 15, 2015

 Janice Taylor passed February 26, 2015


Retired A.B.S. Jean Turner passed Oct 31, 2014

Wynetta Dulin, passed the day after Christman.

 David Ballew passed November 5, 2014

Retired Light bus driver George Martinez passed on the 15th of September.

 Samuel Abrams who passed on Sunday November 2, 2014


 Retired Light bus driver Ruby Walton passed June 12, 2014

Retired ABS Doug Pendleton was memorialized Aug. 17, 2014

Retired Light Bus Driver Edna Griggs passed on Thrusday May 22nd Edna requested to be creamated and no services were ordered.

Memorial service for Light Bus Driver,  Martha Avalos, was Monday March 24th

Homegoing Service for Ex Senior Dispatcher Major Patterson, was Wednesday February 19, 2014

Retired ABS Ernie Negrete Sr. Passed on Jan. 11, 2014

Memorial Service for Junious Slaughter was Feb. 7th

Service for Micheal Ransfer was Saturday February 15,


Local 99 President and Bus Driver Eddie Reed passed on Dec. 12, 2013

Retired bus driver Clarence Bourne passed on Tue. Nov. 26, 2013

Retired AABS Lonnie Giles passed on Nov. 12, 2013

Retired heavy bus driver, Steve Willis passed on Fri. Oct. 18, 2013

William Lopez died of a heart attack at work on Tue. August 27, 2013

Retired Planner for Region D, Sera Smith passed mid August of 2013

Retired bus driver BJ Brown passed in June of 2013

The death of Raymond Lewis Occured June 4, 2013

Pamela Dickinson Passed on Wednesday May 29, 2013

Frank Wallace passed on Tuesday May 7, 2013

Retired Bus Driver Lesley Walton, known affectionetly by many as "Uncle Bud", who drove both Light and Heavy, passed on Tuesday the 2nd of April

Retired Heavy Bus Driver, Leon Thomas has passed. Feb. 20, 2013

Gilda Joanne Patterson, known by most as Joanne, and the sister of Henrene Taylor, passed on Thursday March 28th.  At her retirement Joanne was a full time light bus driver.

Funeral Service for Dorothy Dunlap was held on Friday March 15, 2013         

Retired Heavy Bus Driver Joe Smith has passed: March 4, 2013


We lost Linda K. Gardner, December 20, 2012

It is with deep regretes we announce we've lost light bus driver Charles Bruce,  Sunday Nov. 4, 2012

The beloved Larry Kirk passed on December 31, 2012

Contract Driver Derek Pearl, worked for Associated / ARA / Laidlaw / First Student, passed away Saturday Oct. 22, 2012

Retired Heavy Bus Driver Willie Williams passed away July 18, 2012

It is our understanding that Craig Appel took his own life on July 2, 2012

It is with our deepest regrets we must announce the passing of Troy Foreman, April 14, 2012.

Retired light bus driver Calvin Watkins passed April 25, 2012

Announcing the death of Carolyn Ormston: May 6, 2012

Retired Heavy Bus Driver/Driver Trainer: Earl James, June 5, 2012

Lydia Moreno/Pacheco Passed June 19, 2012

Current Officers

School Bus Drivers Association Of Los Angeles CA. U.S.A


Linda Pogacnik-Schuetterle: President

William Gardner Jr.: Vice President

Mac Baldridge: Treasurer

Earcee Huguley: Assistant Treasurer

Winston Brown: Event Liason

Jackie Hill Elliott:Secretary & Web Master
Rachel Ware: Raffles & Fundrasing
David Whisnant: Advisor & Consultant
Patricia Thompson: Membership
Hermann Schuetterle: Finance Coordinator
Michelle Huguley: Raffles & Fundraising


Coffee Break

The Coffee Break is a weekly meeting of retired bus drivers.  The meeting is held each Wednesday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, at the Mc Donalds located at 1763 W. Century Blvd, in Los Angeles, CA. 90047.  With the exception of the Wednesday before Thanksgiving day and any holiday, that falls on a Wednesday. (such as Christmas or New Years Day)

(N/E corner of Western Ave. and Century Blvd.)


This meeting is not formal and is just what it implies, a coffee break.


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