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1974

GRD Law '74
Francis Joseph Hughes

Francis Joseph Hughes '71 J.D. '74 on Feb. 7, 2009.  He is survived by his wife, Marya, and three children.

submitted May. 28, 2009 3:55P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '74
Elizabeth Ledyard Pitzer

Elizabeth Ledyard Pitzer ’74, resident of Aptos, 59, passed away at her home in Aptos, Calif., on May 30, 2012, after a long illness. Born in San Jose on Nov. 29, 1952, she lived her entire life in her home state. She is survived by her mother Maryjane Ledyard, her daughter, Emily (Joseph) Figliomeni, two grandsons, Zachary and Gabriel, four siblings, Anne, James, Jane and Margaret, two nieces, Lisa and Kate, and nephew Brian. She is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin. Betsy graduated from Santa Clara University, where she studied art history. This led her to a lifelong interest in the visual arts and spending some years as a dealer and interior designer. She was also a connoisseur of great food and an expert cook, a skill that her immediate and extended family greatly appreciated. She is much loved and missed by her family.

 

submitted Aug. 3, 2012 10:32A
'74
Daniel Dietsch

Daniel E. Dietsch '74, August 15, 2014, Age 62, of Homewood, Ill. He was 62.

It has been said that the works and deeds and the example one sets are how one is remembered. Dan's reflection can ben seen in many ways.
 
In 1996, Dan and his wife, Thelma '74, had moved from Houston, Texas, to the Chicago area because of a job transfer. New to the area, they walked in to St. Joe's at the end of a Saturday mass looking for a bulletin when they met Fr. Jim Sayers. "This is the place you want to be," he told them, and so they became parishioners and Dan joined the parish lectors.
 
Over time, Dan and Thelma stepped forward to work on a number of parish activities and ministries. Having moved numerous times for work, the couple knew that being active parish members was a great way to get to meet people, and they found the St. Joseph community very welcoming.
 
Dan accepted an invitation to become a deacon after Fr. Richard Kozak took Dan and Thelma to an orientation session for deacon couples. Thelma recalls Dan had been asked to be a deacon twice before, but work obligations kept him from accepting.  This time, he was ready to commit to the three principles of deaconate work: serving on the altar, preaching and outreach. He was ordained a deacon of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2007 and assigned to St. Joe's.
 
In the past seven years as deacon, Dan has left his imprint on the parish.  His sermons for the Wednesday morning mass and various Sundays presented a pithy message in short form. Serving on the altar brought him great joy.  What most of us didn't see were the numerous things Dan did behind the scenes-everything from helping prepare children for Confirmation to working on the parish bulletin to joining the organizing committee for the parish Centennial Celebration and getting the parish directory published.
 
And, he was especially grateful for his special ministry at Zacchaeus House, a deaconate home for men in transition. It allowed Dan to do outreach and bring peace to men who were overcoming their bad habits and sorry influences. By the time Dan's counseling and support work ended, he had newly established friendships.

Beloved husband of Thelma C. Dietsch nee Silvio. Dear father of Simon (Jeanne Robinson) Dietsch and Robin (Jadi Roberts) Dietsch. Cherished grandfather of Carlo, Fox and Evelyn Dietsch. Loving son of Sue and the late Richard Dietsch. Mr. Dietsch is an ordained deacon with the Archdiocese of Chicago serving St. Joseph Parish and a member of Marian Council # 3914 K. of C.

submitted Aug. 26, 2014 12:51P
UGRD Engineering '74
Christina Robinson

Christina Robinson '74 on Feb. 27, 2009. Christina Marie Robinson passed away with grace, dignity, and the loving support of family and friends in her home after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and more recently, cancer. Diagnosed with IPF in 1999, she remained active much longer than most. Born to Gurney and Gabrielle (Mueller) Robinson in Livermore, Calif., she is survived by sister, Heather Robinson, brother-in-law, Tahir Akram of Kent, Wash., her aunt, Elisabeth Schaub and cousin Anna Schaub of Basel, Switzerland. As a child she traveled widely with her family but settled in San Jose after earning her BS degree at Santa Clara University and her Masters in Civil Engineering at Stanford. She very much enjoyed being part of the engineering community working for and with several firms in the area. She formed her own firm, Robinson & Assoc. in 1983, and most recently worked with Mason-Sulic, Inc. Along the way she happily participated with many engineering societies and worked diligently for scholarships and in the mentoring of students. She never missed the Senior Thesis Review of Civil Engineering Students at Santa Clara University, assisting many with their student projects. Christina enjoyed traveling, going each year to Basel, Switzerland for Fasnacht from which she always returned happy, rejuvenated, and armed with chocolate. The highlight of this past year was the great honor of being the celebrant at the marriage of Michael Meyer and William Bell who have been family since her college years. Special thanks are extended to Hospice of the valley, her nurse, Jeanne Fabricius and her caregivers, Seine Echeverria and Eufracia (Pressy) Orr for their excellent care and loving attention. Christina has asked that in lieu of flowers, people spend time in service to others. She will be greatly missed.

 

submitted Jul. 8, 2009 3:07P
'74
Carolyn Rebecca Stewart


Carolyn Rebecca (Gray) Stewart ’74 passed November 29, 2010. Carolyn was born on November 7, 1951 in St. Joseph, LA to the late Arnola and Joseph Gray. She spent her childhood in Los Angeles and graduated from Los Angeles High School with honors in June 1969, earning her an academic scholarship to attend Santa Clara University. Carolyn received her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degrees in Social Work from California State University of Sacramento. Prior to receiving degrees from Sac State, Carolyn held the prestigious position of Professor de Language at Prince Albert I High School in Monte-Carlo, Monaco from 1977-1981. Carolyn worked at Kaiser Permanente Hospital (Sacramento) for 28 years before retiring in 2009. She also taught part-time at her alma mater, Sacramento State University. After Carolyn retired from Kaiser, she continued as a Professor at Sacramento State University where she taught in the Social Work Masters Program. Carolyn recently earned her second Master's Degree in Health Care Administration from University of Phoenix in June 2010. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 25 years, Michael Stewart, Sr ’73; three children: sons, Louis Joseph Stewart ’93 (Elk Grove, CA) and Michael (Yogi) Curtis Stewart, Jr. (Windermere, FL); and her daughter and best friend, Samantha Michelle Stewart (New York, NY); two daughters-in-law, Kerri and Nicole Stewart; five grandchildren, Derrius, Maliyah, Miles, Dharon and Sean. She also leaves behind three sisters, Paulette Agamegwa, Joette Gray and Phyllis Gray; seven nieces and seven nephews and a host of other relatives, ''adopted'' children, extended family and many, many friends including her Kaiser Hospital family and Sacramento State University students and faculty.
 

submitted Jan. 10, 2011 2:57P
GRD Law '74
Carolyn Gallaghan

Carolyn Gallaghan '74 on November 16, 2009. Born in La Plata, Maryland, on May 6, 1945, Carolyn moved with her family to the San Lorenzo Valley at the age of 13. She attended San Lorenzo Valley High, and graduated from Santa Cruz High School before getting her BA from San Jose State University. She received her JD from Santa Clara University, and had a bankruptcy law practice in Santa Cruz for more than 20 years. She loved to travel, and went often to watch opera in San Francisco and New York. She went to Africa where she hitch hiked from Morocco to Capetown at the age of 18. She fought a valiant battle with two kinds of cancer over the last decade. She is survived by two daughters, Anne Finstad of Sunnyvale, and Catherine Bobb of Fresno, one grandaughter Aurora Finstad, one sister in Fresno, Nancy Whitmore, and two brothers, Arthur Gallaghan of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Dan Gallaghan of Durham, North Carolina.

submitted Dec. 7, 2009 2:18P
'74
Alfred Chan

Alfred Kok-Ching Chan M.S. ’74, a resident of Sunnyvale, died peacefully in his home on March 20, 2013. Born September 27, 1938 in Hong Kong, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1957. He is survived by spouse Chu Lee, children Clara and Timothy Chan, and siblings Paula Leung, Calvin and Albert Chan.

submitted May. 23, 2013 1:03P
'74
Alexander Metcalf Wert

Alexander Metcalf Wert ’74, 61, died on April 25, 2012, two months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his family at his home in Woodside, Calif. Al was born May 1, 1950, and adopted by Ann Beyer Wert and Robert J. Wert of Menlo Park. He grew up on the Stanford campus where his father worked for the President's Office. Al later graduated with a BS in Business from Santa Clara University and became a general building contractor. He owned a successful general contracting business on the peninsula where he remodeled and built homes for 30 years. After retiring in 2009, he devoted himself full time to his passion for radio controlled helicopters. A true entrepreneur, he founded Starwood Scale Models, an internationally recognized model business, and worked tirelessly to develop and build flying scale models for sale around the world. Through this venue, he touched the lives of hundreds of fellow helicopter enthusiasts, helping them to successfully complete projects with generous expert advice. He concurrently sponsored and organized several annual scale helicopter events to foster interest in this hobby, while promoting the highest level of quality, craftsmanship, and integrity within the modeling community. Always willing to lend a hand to any who displayed genuine interest or need, he frequently sought to improve the lives of others and share his passion for life. Al spent his days enjoying the quiet natural beauty of the redwood forest surrounding the home he designed and built in Woodside. In his spare time, he explored astronomy, rock collecting, and crafting his own detailed scale models. He brought enthusiasm, honesty, and compassion to all aspects of his life and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife, Laura Reed, and his children, Eric and Hilary Wert. He also leaves his brother, Peter Wert of San Rafael, California and his sister Amy Johnson, of Woodinville, Washington, several nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of close friends.

submitted Apr. 27, 2012 2:06P

1975

UGRD Arts & Sciences '75
Vicenta Marie "Vicki" Lawrence

Vicenta Marie "Vicki" Lawrence '75 passed away peacefully at Westland House on June 15, 2010, after a courageous 47-day battle with cancer.  Vicki was born on April 17, 1953 at Fort Ord, CA. She lived her entire life on the Monterey Peninsula. Vicki graduated from Seaside High School in Ô71 with National Honors as an Outstanding Teenager of America. She continued her education at Santa Clara University, earning a BS in ’75 and a Masters in Social Work from San Jose State in ’96.  Her employment as a social worker began with the County of Monterey and continued on to San Andreas Regional Center, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Westland House (Hospice), where she was a well respected colleague and friend to all. Vicki was always willing to help others and often went over and above her professional duties at Westland House. Some of Vicki's favorite activities were spending time with her family, listening to music, Sunday dinners at Nana's, and baking biscotti. She also enjoyed long walks on Marina Beach, listening to Kruk and Kuip of the San Francisco Giants, and sharing great food and wine with friends. Vicki was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Apostrofe. She is survived by her husband, Gary Lawrence; son, Nicholas; mother, Anna Apostrofe; sisters, Mary Ann Moreno (Mario), Annette DePasquale (Pete); nieces and nephews, Jon and Adam Bomarito, Stephen Poma, Marisa, Peter, and Alexa DePasquale.

submitted Nov. 5, 2010 1:19P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '75
Vicenta "Vicki" Marie Lawrence

Vicenta "Vicki" Marie Lawrence '75, 57, passed away peacefully at Westland House on June 15, 2010, after a courageous 47 day battle with cancer. Vicki graduated from Seaside High School in '71 with National Honors as an Outstanding Teenager of America. She continued her education at Santa Clara University, earning a BS in '75 and a Masters in Social Work from San Jose State in '96. Her employment as a social worker began with the County of Monterey and continued on to San Andreas Regional Center, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Westland House (Hospice), where she was a well respected colleague and friend to all. Vicki is survived by her husband, Gary Lawrence, and their son Nicholas.

submitted Aug. 11, 2010 2:11P
'75
Valerie Lavonne Jacobs

Valerie Lavonne Jacobs '74 passed away on January 5, 2009. 

submitted Jul. 8, 2009 2:10P
'75
Thomas More Cracraft

Thomas More Cracraft J.D. ’75 died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, after many years of debilitating illness. He was 71 years old. Tom was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minn., the second of five children of John and Carol Cracraft. He had a typical Midwestern upbringing, playing hockey with his friends; pulling pranks with his older brother, Jim; and working on cars. He attended Incarnation Grammar School and De La Salle High School, graduating in 1958. He then attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in mathematics. Before finishing, he took a break to join the United States Marines and served in the reserves for six years. Also during his college years, Tom initiated the first foreign escapade of an adventurous life - he and a pal went down to Cuba during the Cuban Revolution and were briefly imprisoned, before being released and returning to the United States. Perhaps this encounter with a foreign culture inspired him to seek out more, because soon after graduating from college Tom joined the Peace Corps. This experience changed him in more ways than one, because it was through his Peace Corps experience that he met his wife, Suzanne. The two connected at Columbia University during their orientation; they were then both posted to schools near each other in Eastern Nigeria. Tom courted Suzanne during their teaching stints, eventually marrying her in April 1964, and having their first child, a son named Kevin, in March 1965. Tom, Suzanne and Kevin returned to the U.S. in 1965, and settled in San Jose, Suzanne's home town. Tom soon found that his expertise in mathematics and problem-solving was in high demand among technology companies in the nascent Silicon Valley. He quickly found a job as a systems analyst; and after a few years, he and some friends started their own computer programming company, selling their expertise to the U.S. government. One contract led him to work in Vietnam during the Vietnam War; Tom moved his family, which now included a daughter, Cristin (born in 1967), to Hawaii to be closer to them during his time in Vietnam. The family returned to San Jose and Tom continued technology consulting. To gain more expertise in the legal aspects of operating a business, he began studying for a law degree at Santa Clara University, graduating in 1974. Tom's most successful venture was another company he joined with founder/partner Frank Greene, called Technology Development Corporation. This company grew to include several hundred employees during the 1970s and 1980s, expanding to include operations in Santa Clara and Arlington, Texas. Eventually, the maturation of the business led Tom, Suzanne and their daughter Carolyn (born in 1977) to move to Dallas, Texas. Tom finished his career in San Francisco, serving as CFO for the game company University Games. He and Suzanne settled in Tiburon, and, after a stroke ended his career prematurely, he and Suzanne moved to Sonoma. Tom's enthusiasms were many and memorable. Since his teens he had a passion for cars, especially fast cars; throughout his adult life, he owned a succession of Mercedes-Benz and Corvettes. In the early 1980s, it was New Orleans cooking (inspired by Paul Prudhomme's masterly first cookbook) and piano (he took the first music lessons of his life). Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, it was wine, specifically fine California wine from the Napa Valley; he and Suzanne took many trips to Napa, returning with premium wines from all the great wineries. In the late 1980s, after the move to Dallas, Tom developed a fascination with horses and show-jumping that continued for many years, until a leg injury took him out of competition. And travel. Places that Tom visited include, Cuba, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Egypt, Israel, Greece, England, Ireland, Singapore, Tokyo and much of the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. But Tom's greatest passion was reserved for his family. He was a devoted husband and father and a favorite relative of both his family and Suzanne's; he was the ""rock"" that many depended on. He was wise, compassionate and generous with all his relatives and friends. He had the unique ability to love someone in spite of their flaws and shortcomings, and to believe in them even when they did not believe in themselves. Yet he combined his belief with a strong realism that led him to accept the imperfections we all have with grace, and often humor. For many years he was the center that, eventually and inevitably, could no longer hold. Even during the long years of illness, Tom continued to delight in the exploits of family and friends. Nothing brought him more happiness that visiting with family, or spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved watching his grandchildren's sporting events and always looked forward to any family gatherings. He bore his illness with tremendous courage and patience. Tom is survived by his wife of 47 years, Suzanne; his children, Kevin (and Michele); Cristin (and Chris); and Carolyn (and John); his grandchildren, Nora, Tommy and Gemma; and his brother, Jim (and Nancy); sister, Sarah (and Chuck); and sister, Mary. He begins another journey, now, and we will miss him. But in life we will remember him: One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. 

submitted Oct. 7, 2011 11:03A
'75
Sue N. Hinrichs

Sue Noel Hinrichs Ph.D ’75 of Manteca was born on March 18, 1935 in Clinton, Okla., where she was raised and attended Clinton schools. She left this life on December 9, 2012 in Modesto, Calif. She was the daughter of Clyde Alvin Noel and Susie Barr Noel, deceased. She was also preceded in death by a sister Alva Jane Powell. She attended Oklahoma State University where she obtained her B.S. in Accounting. She received her M.S. from Kansas University and PhD from Santa Clara University. Sue's career was as a CPA and Professor at San Jose State University and University of Pacific. She was a member of the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County and had served as Treasurer, former board of director for San Joaquin County Women's Center, and loved to play bridge and did so at every opportunity. Sue is survived by husband of almost 56 years, Eric Hinrichs, a sister Clyda Ann Neal of South Carolina and many loving nephews and nieces. She and Eric were almond growers in the Manteca area for many years. 

submitted Jan. 7, 2013 11:34A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '75
Sandy Shontz Brownfield

Sandy Shontz Brownfield M.A. '75 passed away on Nov. 18, 2011, after a long illness. Born Nov. 8, 1945, in Everett, Wash., to Capt. Howard B. Shontz and 2nd Lt. Luree B. Shontz, while Howard was still overseas during the war, Sandy accompanied her mother Luree to Davis where she spent her youth.

Sandy excelled as a teacher in the California public schools, focusing on special education for the severely challenged as her career progressed. Sandy received her master’s degree from Santa Clara University after graduating from San Jose State. A devoted Episcopalian, she was installed as the first Anglican member of the Third Order of the Society of St. Francis at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy. Sandy played an integral role in four churches in California, where she accompanied her husband, the Rev. John C. Brownfield. She and John were also very involved in the Cursillo Movement of Northern California , serving in many roles for over 10 years.

Preceded in death by her husband John Brownfield and her father Howard Shontz, Sandy is loved and missed by her mother Luree, her siblings, Robin (Les), Brian (Selinda) and David, her nieces, nephews and John’s children and grandchildren.

submitted Nov. 28, 2011 3:02P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '75
Salvatore Sunseri

Salvatore “Sal” J. Sunseri '75, J.D. '78 died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 2, 2010 after 57 wonderful years in San Jose. Beloved husband of Barbara, who loved him dearly. Loving father of Samantha and Scott. Cherished brother of Jim Sunseri '71, JD '74 (Anita). Special cousin to Joe, Pat, and Gary Sunseri. Beloved nephew of Aunt Kay Sunseri. Loved son-in-law of Sue Small and brother-in-laws Jon and Jim (Caroline) Small. Adored uncle of Mary Anne Sunseri '05, Emily, Colin, Audrey, Rachel, and Elizabeth. Preceded in death by Sam and Mary Sunseri. A San Jose native and graduate of Bellarmine College Prep, Santa Clara University, and SCU School of Law. Sal was an outstanding trial attorney and passionate baseball and soccer coach. Sal loved his family more than anything. He loved life, loved to laugh, and loved the Giants. He was a true friend to all who had the good fortune to know him, especially to Joe and Mike. Thoughts of Sal bring to mind his compassion, zeal for life, and true friendship. He always took a genuine interest in everyone he met, whether he knew them well or not. He was always ready to extend a helping hand or heartfelt note if you were in need of love and support. Sal had a passion for all sports, but especially baseball. He loved watching Giants games with Samantha. He reveled in coaching Scott and his teammates. His positive outlook on life was an inspiration to all the boys he coached.

 

submitted Nov. 18, 2010 12:30P
GRD Law '75
Robert J. Sanchez

Robert J. Sanchez J.D. '75, resident of San Jose, dedicated family man, artful legal counsel and faithful man of God, was received into his heavenly home June 10, 2010. Born in Silver City, New Mexico on January 16, 1945, the son of Nolberta and Jose Sanchez. His childhood years were spent in Silver City, where he graduated from Silver City High School. Robert received his B.A. from Western New Mexico University with honors in mathematics. After honorably serving in the U. S. Air Force, he was one of the first of many promising Latino students to be recruited to the University of Santa Clara Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1975. Dedicated to serving the poor and under-represented, Robert was a founding father of La Casa Legal, a firm which served the legal needs of many in his adopted home of San Jose, California. Loving husband of Evelyn Sanchez, he was an honest hardworking man of integrity who dedicated his life to his family and his community. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his keen mind, his culinary skill and his expressive water colors. Robert was an endearing spark of laughter and good humor. Robert is survived by his wife of 35 years, Evelyn Gonzalez Sanchez, his three sons Asa Morgan Sanchez, Crisol Xavier Sanchez, Francisco Jose Sanchez, his sister Gloria Lopez and his brother Ronald Sanchez. His endearing presence will be sorely missed by countless aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.

submitted Jun. 29, 2010 11:27A
GRD Leavey/MBA '75
Robert E Nagy

Robert E. Nagy MBA '75 passed away on April 16, 2010.

submitted Feb. 15, 2011 10:49A
GRD Law '75
Neil Mackenzie Schwartz

Neil Mackenzie Schwartz JD ’75 passed away Nov. 14, 2011. He was born December 7, 1949 in Long Beach, Calif., to Bill and Catherine Scwartz. He grew up in Riverside and Fullerton, Calif., and graduated from Sunny Hills High School. Neil was a graduate of Stanford University, class of 1972, and then went on to attend Santa Clara University Law School. He practiced law in the Bay Area and in Orange County for over 20 years. After making a career change, he left the practice of law and became a certified meeting planner. He worked for several years at Alder Droz in Laguna Beach. From there he went to work for the California Credit Union League where he was employed at the time of his death. Neil and his wife, Jane Drinkgern Schwartz made their home in Orange for the last 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and his sister, Suzanne Mounger, of Columbia, Mo.

submitted Dec. 11, 2011 1:20P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '75
Max H. Parker

Max H. Parker M.S. '75 died August 5, 2011. Max was born May 8, 1927 in Mt. Sterling, Cache County, Utah, a son of Henry and Sadie Parker. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1945. After serving in the navy, Max married Cleone Hale in 1947. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. He was hired by IBM , and settled in San Jose, where they raised four children. Max earned his master's degree from Santa Clara University. After 40 years with IBM he retired in 1992. Cleone passed away in 1994. Max served as a Church Service Missionary and a Temple Worker for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Max was very active in the Boy Scout program helping hundreds of boys earn the rank of Eagle Scout. He was awarded the Silver Beaver award for leadership. Max is survived by his children: Craig (Becky) Parker of San Jose; Quinn (Sue) Parker of Sandy, Utah; Lori (Larry) Foote of Roy, Utah; Kirk (Lisa) Parker of Harrisville, Utah; 15 grandchildren, inlcuding Aaron Parker '01 of San Jose, and 8 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Maurine Smith of Clearfield, Utah; Elaine Harmston of Manti, Utah.

submitted Aug. 26, 2011 3:34P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '75
Karen Anne Gilmour Schouten

Karen Anne Gilmour Schouten ’75, Aug. 30, 1953 to Oct. 02, 2014. Karen was a beautiful mother and wife, deeply involved in the community and the causes she cared for. She attended Loretto High School in Sacramento, Calif., and graduated from Santa Clara University with a history degree. She met her husband, Dick, while at Santa Clara and they made quite a team for 40 years, active in politics and community service. She worked as an Intel project manager for 21 years. Karen was a member of the Washington County Democrats, serving as finance chair, and was an Oregon delegate to the 2012 Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C. She was also a longtime volunteer, often-time chair, of the West Beaverton Neighborhood Association Committee, Oregon League of Conservation Voters and City of Beaverton Sister Cities Advisory Board. Karen is survived by her husband, Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten ’74; and daughters, Erika and Marijke Schouten.

submitted Dec. 3, 2014 10:00A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '75
James Edward Knudson

James Edward Knudson ’75 passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2011. Jim had waged a valiant six-month battle against pancreatic cancer. Jim was born in Tacoma, Wash. on May 1, 1953, to Irene R. and Edward W. Knudson. He attended Holy Rosary Parish grade school and graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School in 1971. He attended Santa Clara University, graduating in 1975, and immediately entered Jesuit Volunteer Corps, serving in Fairbanks, Ark., 1975-1976. While in Fairbanks Jim met the love of his life, fellow Jesuit Volunteer Donna Kling, and they married in 1978. Jim joined the faculty of Bellarmine in 1978 teaching both Spanish and French. In 1989, he earned a master's degree in counseling at Seattle University, and continued until his death as a member of the counseling staff at Bellarmine. Jim loved the theater, and during his tenure at Bellarmine oversaw technical production for the award-winning drama department. Jim was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, biking, kayaking, and cross-country skiing with friends and family. A highlight of his hiking career was his nine-day completion of the Wonderland Trail - a 93-mile circuit of Mt. Rainier. Jim had an abiding interest in Northwest Native American art, and executed several challenging paintings and carvings in faithful respect of this tradition. Jim and Donna have remained active members of St. Leo Church in Tacoma. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Irene and Edward Knudson and sister Gail Avakian. He is survived by his wife Donna Kling Knudson, son Joel Knudson (Tanicia Perry) of San Jose, daughter Katia Knudson of Seattle, grandchildren Max and Samantha Perry Knudson, brother Gary Knudson (Martha Scoville) of Tacoma, and brother-in-law Mark Avakian of Rose Lake, Idaho. 

submitted Feb. 28, 2011 11:15A
'75
Gilbert Seymour

Gilbert "Gil" Seymour MBA ’75 Resident of Anaheim, Calif. Died Feb. 17, 2014. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Plummer Seymour and children Carolyn DePietro ’85, Tom and Glen. He served 4 years in the US Air Force, graduated from UC Berkeley, BSEE and later earned an MBA from Santa Clara University. Gil worked for several major firms in the Silicon Valley and then retired to Anaheim, Calif. to be near his youngest son and family. 

submitted Apr. 22, 2014 10:02P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '75
Father Edward E. Callanan

Father Edward E. Callanan, S.J. '75 died on June 10, 2009 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. He was born in Los Angeles on January 25, 1928, the fifth of seven children of Howard and Anna Callanan. He attended Loyola High School, where he was an outstanding football player. He continued his football career for one year at the University of Southern California before entering the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos in 1945. He was ordained a priest at Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood, in 1958. Following graduate studies in Education at Fordham University, Ed served as Vice-Principal and Principal of Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, 1961-67. This was followed by a long tenure at Jesuit High School, Sacramento, as Principal (1967-1974) and Director of Development (1975-1984). Since 2003 he has served as Assistant to the President for Community Relations. During his first tour of duty at Jesuit High School, Ed was instrumental in the success of the annual auction and Spring Fling musical variety shows, where he put his outgoing personality and flair for the stage to good use in raising thousands of dollars for the school's scholarship and operational funds. He was also active in civic affairs. In addition to his work in education, Ed served many years in parish work. He was Associate Pastor at St. Francis Xavier Church, Phoenix, 1984-1986, Associate and later Pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood, 1986-1990, and again Pastor at St. Francis Xavier, 1990-2002. Ed was a hardworking and dedicated priest who showed a deep concern for others, students and their families, parishioners, or anyone in need. His outgoing, gregarious personality enabled him to build rapport with those he met. He is survived by a sister, Maryanne McNamara, of Corona del Mar and a brother, John, of San Clemente.

submitted Apr. 18, 2011 2:29P
GRD Engineering '75
Edward Terry Fitzgerald

Edward Terry Fitzgerald '75, 72, died June 21, 2010, at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach. He was born in St. Louis and lived in Vero Beach. He earned a master's degree in engineering from Santa Clara University. During more than 40 years in aeronautical engineering, he worked for most of the major aerospace firms. He retired in 2002 from Lockheed-Martin Corp. He was a Eucharistic minister at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sallyanne Fitzgerald of Vero Beach; three daughters; and five grandchildren.

submitted Jul. 6, 2010 10:51A
GRD Law '75
Edward T. Bergo, Jr.

Edward T. Bergo, Jr, J.D. '75 passed away at his Aptos home Saturday, October 17, 2009. He is survived by his son, Justin Bergo of Aptos, his parents, Edward and Mary Bergo, Sr, of Arroyo Grande, his sister, Diane Schmidt of Oceano and brother, Richard Bergo of Turlock. A native of California he was a longtime Aptos resident. A graduate of Stanford University, he worked for Aparicios in San Jose for many years.

submitted Aug. 26, 2011 3:24P
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