Class Notes

Class Notes | Obituaries

Submit a Class Note or Obituary »

Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the


Wenberg, Harry

Harry Wenberg '50 retired in 1982 as technical superintendent after 32 years of service with Kaiser Aluminum. He writes "Still living in our home in Saratoga since 1975. We are enjoying our new great grandaughter, Cameron, born March 17, 2015, to Courtney (Dunan) Duka '09 and husband Brent."

submitted Aug. 4, 2015 4:44P


Edden, Joseph

Joseph B. Edden '52 writes, "Entered the Society of Jesus in 1949 and taught at Canisius High School in Buffalo and Xavier High School in New York. Received a dispensation from Pope Paul in 1973. Married for 42 years in December. Worked 11 years in photography. Taught Latin for seven years in public schools in New York and nine years of Latin and photography at Father Lopez High School in Daytona, Florida. Retired 1972." 

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 7:29P


UGRD Arts & Sciences '53
Lewis, Mel

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.

submitted Feb. 27, 2015 2:39P
Kilkenny, R.G.

R.G. Kilkenny '53 writes, "Bev and I have 15 grandchildren, and this June our grandaughter Abby Kilkenny '15 graduated. She has enjoyed Santa Clara." 

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 2:13P


McPherson, William

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.

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 7:33P


Whaling, Thomas

Thomas Whaling '55 writes, "Retired from law practice. Hoping to influence great grandkids. Active in social justice endeavors in San Juan Capistrano. Happy with kids and grandkids work/life efforts. Still trying to fathom Christian agape." 

submitted Jul. 1, 2015 2:47P
UGRD Engineering '55
Van Etten, David

Freshman Dorm: Kenna

David Van Etten ’55 writes: “Our son, David W. ’96 was recently married to Susan Rudolph in San Francisco. Mary Ann and I are to be blessed with a granddaughter, Daisy Joy, in December. David and Susan live in Kensington, Calif. After retiring in June of 2013, I've continued to be active as Director and CFO of the West Coast Companeros, Inc., to coordinate keeping the 800 strong group of former Jesuits together (i.e. annual reunion renewal in Santa Cruz, mulitple online listservs, fundraising activities for various social justice projects conducted by the Companions, etc.).”



Contact David
Email: Facebook: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn:
submitted Aug. 17, 2015 2:42P
Sheehan, William

Wally Sheehan '55 writes, "Looking forward to our 60th reunion in October."

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 2:42P


UGRD Leavey Business '56
McCormack, Mike

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.

McCormack began his career in his home state, Hawaii, where he was a prominent developer involved in real estate sales and multiple property developments. Fifteen years ago, Mike moved to Santa Barbara and was instrumental in developing Oak Creek Canyon in Montecito. He now operates his advisory firm, McCormack Pacific Ltd.
Contact Mike
Mike McCormack (805) 452-0932 or
submitted Jan. 14, 2015 1:18P


Gunther, Norman

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.


submitted Mar. 2, 2015 12:30P
UGRD Engineering '59
Cepollina, Frank

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."

submitted Mar. 17, 2015 11:32A

Search all notes/obituaries: