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Duane Louis '53 is still bravely battling his Huntington's Disease. He enjoys his family of 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mel Lewis ’53 says, "Bronco spirit is defined by drive, determination, love of competition, and camaraderie!" Read more about what Santa Clara’s first African-American graduate, first African-American athlete, and first African-American ROTC graduate has to say in this exclusive SCU interview.
R.G. Kilkenny '53 retired from his company, Taylor Forge Engineered Systems. His son Mike now runs it. He is still chairman of the board. He has four children and 15 grandchildren.
Gary Kilkenny '53 writes: "Married 55 years to my wife Bev. Retired for 11 years. Still Chair of Board of Taylor Forge Engineered Systems. Four married children, 15 grandchildren. Granddaughter 'Abbey' will start at SCU this fall."
Thomas F. Joyce ’53 writes: “Retired—still married to the gal I married in 1946—our 65th anniversary in August. Seven children, eleven grand-children, 3 greats and we’re lucky to live in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County.”
Marv Gregory '53 and his family visited West Point for the completion of "boot camp" for their grandson, Trevor, who is now a plebe at WP. While in the East, Marv he visited his roommate, Frank Edden '53, in Vermont. Attached is a picture of Marv with his wife Laura on the right and Frank with his wife Joanne on the left. Marv played on the Santa Clara Division I team in 1953. He was voted MVP. He also fought in the final of the NCAA Heavyweight boxing title that year.
Henry M Shea '54 writes "I really felt sad about missing my 55 year class reunion at University of Santa Clara in 2009. However, my wife Joan and I spent it in Sausalito with our four children and their spouses. We are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary this year and I certainly hope to make it for our 60 year class reunion!"
Henry M. Shea ’54 writes that his grandchildren Elizabeth Stephens and Michael Shea are freshmen at Santa Clara this fall; his grandson Matt Shea is a student at USF.
James Rowe ’54 writes: "Just moved to Pasadera CC Monterey."
William "Bill" J. McPherson '54 is retired from the San Francisco 49ers with five Super Bowl rings. He and wife Elsie have been married 62 years and have five children and 11 grandchildren.
Jack D. Kuehler ’54, MSEE ’86 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for his many contributions to the field of engineering and for leading by example, furthering not only the engineering profession, but the School of Engineering at Santa Clara as well. Kuehler worked his way up from the position of associate engineer at IBM’s San Jose Research Laboratory in 1958 to become president of the international giant in 1989. In industry and here at SCU, Kuehler was revered for his leadership, intelligence, warmth, and mentoring. Over the years, he was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, IEEE Fellow, Santa Clara University Trustee, and School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. He was a dogged promoter of innovation and creativity in the technical arena as a means for ensuring national security and technological competitiveness for the United States. As such, he and his wife, Carmen, created a research fund allowing promising SCU engineering undergraduates to join faculty in summer research.
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Bill Kennedy ’54 writes, "Retired from medicine 17 years ago but still active on a Hospital Bioethics Committee. Two of our kids are in medical practice. Now I'm enjoying our five kids and eight grandkids with Martha, water color painting, and just kicking back in El Dorado Hills, Calif. I have become active in our local parish. Eucharistic ministry to a home bound parishoner strengthened my faith."
Charles B. French '54 writes: "Retired from family medicine 7 years, Tehama Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil since 2005."
A. A. Chanteloup '54 is retired in Sunnyvale. He writes that he's taking care of his very ill wife and enjoys Santa Clara Magazine.
Thomas Whaling '55 is retired and serves on the boards for Irvine Spectrum Rotary, Outreach to Africa, South County Outreach, and West Coast Companeros.
Dave Van Etten ’55 and Mary Ann Van Etten retired their family day-care business after providing childcare services to families in the South Bay since 1976.
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William "Bill" E. Terry ’55 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for his contributions to engineering in Silicon Valley and to excellence in engineering education at SCU. Prior to his retirement in 1993, Terry was executive vice president of the Measurement Systems Sector and a director of the Hewlett-Packard Company, having worked his way through various positions since joining the company in 1957 as a sales engineer. Terry has taken a number of leadership roles within Silicon Valley, serving as chairman of the American Electronics Association, Santa Clara County Manufacturing Group, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. He has also served as an advisory board member for the School of Engineering, and as a member of the Board of Regents and Board of Trustees for Santa Clara. He is a recipient of the School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. He and his wife, Janice, have been active proponents of excellence in Jesuit teaching, having established a professorship supporting the advancement of the academic quality and educational mission of SCU as a Jesuit and Catholic University, and a scholarship fund for undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in engineering.
Wally Sheehan '55 writes, "Looking forward to our 60th reunion in October."
Frank Murphy Jr. '55, J.D. '57 and wife Sally are enjoying the Oregon high desert and visits by multiple children and grandchildren.
Roberto Iniguez '55 writes that his 18-year-old grandson has recovered from open heart surgery.
The Castle Companies completed their 43rd year in the construction industry with the semi-retirement of founder and president Paul Baldacci '55.
Barnard J. Vogel Jr. ’51, J.D. ’56 writes: “A group of us from '51 along with spouses or dates get together 2 or 3 times a year for over 10 years. Inlcudes Jim Vaudanga '51, Neil Moran '51, Don Iden '51, Angelo Siracusa '51, Sam Winklebleck '51, Pierre Bouquet '51.”
Dick Scanlan '56 reports that all is well, for an old guy.
John Sanbrook '56, JD '59 has published biography of his father's life "In My Father's Time.” He has been married for 46 years to the former barbara Jean Wallen of St. Louis, Mo. They make their home in Yuba City and have two grown children: Scott, with the Department of Justice in San Francisco and Stacy Lee Barker of Tulsa, OK, and two grandchildren, Brooke and Zacharia. John was admitted to the Bar in 1960. He spent his first three years in the Santa Cruz County Counsels Office. In December 1963, (at the age of 28) he was appointed Yuba County's first County Counsel (at the time the youngest County Counsel in the State of California). In Jan. 1966 he joined the Marysville Law Firm of Rich, Fuidge, Dawson, Marsh, Tweedy and Morris, a firm that specialized in the defense practice. There he spent the better part of 30 years in an active defense practice. He was the lead defense counsel for the County in the complex flood litigation, which arose out of the levee break south of Marysville in 1986. He also served as the City Attorney for several cities in the Yuba/Sutter County area and as District Counsel for numerous special districts in the bi-county area. He served on the Board of Directors of the Northern California Defense Association and was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and past President of the Yuba Sutter Bar Association. At the end of 1995, following a major health issue, he retired from the Marysville Firm that bore his name. He has remained active since his retirement in the community serving on the Yuba City and Sutter County Planning Commissions, the Sutter County Assessment Appeals Board and the Sutter/Yuba County Mosquito and Vector Control Board.