Harry Burnette

Profile Updated: February 23, 2019
Spouse/Partner Frances
Occupation Semi-Retired
Children Melanie, born 1971
Melissa, born 1975
Grand kids?

2 Grand Sons (Luke and Joshua) and 1 Grand Daughter (Abigail)


After graduation, I attended San Antonio College and University of Houston. My degree was in Communications - Radio and Television, but through a series of twists and turns, I ended up spending my entire working career working in Information Technology. I retired in June of 2015, and after 18 months of retirement, when my old employer reached out to me and asked me to come back as a contractor. So, for now, I am back working...but part time!

I have been fortunate to attend every class reunion. Seeing my classmate after all of these years is a real thrill to me.

School Story

I transferred to Mac from Alamo Heights my Sophomore year, and was active in Band and Drama. Academically, I was stronger in math and science and not so much in history and literature.

Clubs and School Organizations

Masque and Wig Drama Club, National Thespian Society, Marching and Concert Band, Marching Band Drum Major, Beta Club, National Honor Society.

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Mar 11, 2019 at 12:58 PM

Posted on: Feb 23, 2019 at 7:54 PM


We received notice that our principal, Mr. George Vakey passed away on February 21, 2019 at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are pending but burial will be in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. There is no published obituary yet. Classmate Connie Spencer Schwarz, from the Class of 1969 has created and posted a video with highlights of his life. The link to that video can be found at https://youtu.be/91qeHl7YDXM

Funeral services for Mr. Vakey have now been set. The funeral will take place in the chapel at the downtown Porter Loring Funeral Home, 1101 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212 on Friday, April 5th at 9:30 AM. The service will be followed by burial at Ft. Sam Houston National cemetery. The obituary will be available as soon as it is approved by Mr. Vakey's family.

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Jan 01, 2019 at 6:42 PM

Posted on: Jan 01, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Happy New Year, classmates! Hoping 2019 is a great year for everyone!

Dec 08, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Classmates, Darelyn (Fry) Jennings found a treasure trove of 30 year old forms in a drawer and sent them to me. Included was survey forms many of our classmates filled out in 1988 for the 20th reunion. I have scanned and posted these on the "20th Reunion" page, if you would like to view them.


Aug 24, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Calling all photographers!! If you attended either event at the 50th Reunion in May, and took pictures, we would love to include them on the website. If you have any that have not yet been posted on the 50th Reunion page, please drop me a note here and we will get them posted.


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Mar 06, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Posted on: Mar 04, 2018 at 4:13 PM

James Kitchen dug up a student directory for 1966-1967. If you can't remember your old phone number, you can look it up! It's under the "From our Archives" section on the left.

Dec 06, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Old friends and classmates. Blaine Smith, Lee Temple, William Leeper, Chariles nephew, David Ylitalo, Sandra and Charlie Malone, Mike and Elosie Bunger.

Nov 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Enjoy your day of friends, family, food, and football.

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Oct 16, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Posted on: Oct 16, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Who can forget our last game against Robert E Lee? Heartbreaking 1 point loss, and our district hopes vanished. But otherwise, what a great senior year football season.

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Posted: Aug 13, 2017 at 6:10 PM
Daughter (Melissa), Son-in-law (Sam), and grandkids (Luke and Joshua) in Seattle.
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 at 6:07 PM
Wife (Frances), Daughter (Melanie), Son-in-law (Jack), and grand-daughter (Abigail) on Cruise.