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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.
Richard Quinlan '56 retired on June 5 after 44 years as a senior vice president for Smith Barney.
Mike McCormack ’56, a 40-year veteran of the real estate industry, has been named executive vice president of the Alaska Financial Company III, LLC.
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Lawrence F. Terry '57, J.D. 62, retired Judge of the Superior Court, and his wife Anna Marie Terry (College of Notre Dame '58) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8, 2009, with a special Mass followed by dinner with family, classmates, and friends at the Adobe Lodge.
Judge Lawrence Terry '57, J.D. '62 was honored by the Santa Clara County Medical Association at its annual awards banquest held on June 8, 2010, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. He was selected to receive the association's annual citizens award in recognition of his significant contribution to the health field. Judge Terry was instrumental in establishing the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County which has gained State and National recognition for its innovative work in introducing treatment and recovery in criminal drug cases.
Lu Jenkins '57 is still chasing the ball around, the little white one now. Life is so sweet!
Lawrence G. Desmond ’57 writes: "The University of New Mexico Press has just informed me that my biography of the pioneering 19th century photographer and writer Alice Dixon Le Plongeon is now available from Amazon on Kindle. The title of the book is Yucatan Through Her Eyes: Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, Writer and Expeditionary Photographer. It's gotten rave reviews. Alice left London in 1873 at age 22, and spent the next 11 years in the jungles of Yucatan and Belize photographing, exploring, and writing about the ancient Maya. Hope you like it. And, if you are interested in Coast Guard rescues, lighthouses, and some funny stories, I just published a memoir: Blue Water and Rocky Lights: My Life in the U.S. Coast Guard, 1957–1960. It includes a chapter on Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J., who convinced me to join the Coast Guard when I was a senior, and is loaded with my photos of life on the ships, rescues, huge waves(!), and the St. George Reef lighthouse. The publisher is Blurb and you can preview it at: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3339067."
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Charles Cantoni ’57 has published iEmployment: A Voter's Guide to Economic Recovery. The book (available on Amazon) is, in part, a follow-up to his immersion trip to Nicaragua last September with Dean Godfrey Mungal and School of Engineering professors. Mr. Cantoni is a member of the School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board.
Kenneth Murphy '58 joined the automotive practice of Arent Fox LLP as counsel. His practice emcompasses an array of sectors within the automotice industry, including business entity formation, structured financing, acquisition and development of dealership facilities, business planning, and regulatory compliance.
Bill Mowatt ’58, M.A. ’69 has recently retired from completing Team N Training marathons. Dr. Mowatt and his wife, Gail, have raised more than $75,000 for Leukemia-Lymphoma research, and now they both chair fundraising events for the Santa Cruz County Symphony. Bill still teaches the Shakespeare plays for Shakespeare Santa Cruz. They enjoy living in Santa Cruz with Mike, their lovable Airedale terrier.
Bill Jones '58 is currently on the Board of Amnesty International USA. Bill has been an activist with Amnesty since he retired from the Foreign Service in 1999.
Jim Healey '58 and Tim Goode '58 bat first and second for the Vintage Old Timers senior slow pitch softball team coached by Jack Healey, long time Bronco football and basketball radio play by play man. Tim's brother Chris wrote a new book, California Baseball From the Pioneers to the Glory Years. Several former SCU players are featured in it. And Jim has a story about baseball on the Mother Road in the Feb. 2010 issue of the Route 66 Magazine entitled: "Get Your Hits on Route 66."
Gary Gillmor ’58, former mayor of Santa Clara and real estate businessman, will soon have a building named in his honor at Mission College.
Richard B. Clark '58 is still attending First Friday Mass and luncheons. He continues to follow Bronco basketball and baseball, not to mention the Giants, 49ers and Sharks.
Arthur Schmidt '59 writes: "After over ten years of retirement, I've gone back to work as one of three editors, helping Robert Zemeckis edit his latest film, Flight, with Denzel Washington. Zemeckis and I did eight films together, including Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and the Back to the Future trilogy."
Norman Gunther ’59, Ph.D. ’04, continues to be part of SCU's Department of Electrical Engineering’s Electron Devices Laboratory, which has advanced world-class research and scholarship in the areas of electronic devices, materials, and their manufacturing technologies. Gunther collaborates with fellow graduates of the program, advancing the methodologies used to characterize surface nanostructures of thin films used in semiconductors, and advising current graduate students as an applied mathematician.
Don Eaton '59, J.D. '64 notes that he brought California Gov. Jerry Brown '59 to SCU for a WPO event regarding Brown's goals for the future of California in October, 2012. Pictured here: Eaton, Brown, and their wives. The event was catered by Donna Eaton Busse '90, also pictured. Brown and Eaton were debate partners at SCU.
Frank C. Damrell Jr., ’59 a retired federal judge in Sacramento, joined the Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy law firm.
Damrell, 73, who retired in October after 14 years as a U.S. District judge, heads the Cotchett firm’s new Sacramento office. The Cotchett firm, based in Burlingame, specializes in pursuing high-profile lawsuits against big defendants.
Damrell led a successful law firm in Modesto before he was appointed to the federal judgeship by President Clinton in 1997. Damrell serves on a committee with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye that is planning a summit for later this year in Sacramento focusing on restoring civic education in public schools. He intends to spend time in Washington, pressing Congress to create additional judgeships in Sacramento and elsewhere.
Frank J. "Cepi" Cepollina ’59 was awarded the Carl Sagan Memorial Award for 2015. The veteran leader of the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, Mr. Cepollina was granted this award by the American Astronautical Society and the Planetary Society. The award recognizes "an individual who has demonstrated leadership in research or policies advancing exploration of the Cosmos."