Class Notes | Obituaries
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Edward Walsh '70, who retired from City of San Francisco service in Jan. 2009, went back to school to study math and science (his worst subjects in high school and college) toward a BS in Biology. He is also a commissioner/trustee of the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund, which funds medical care for retired City of San Francisco employees.
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Ed Walsh '70 retired Jan. '09 from the City of San Francisco after 34 years and has gone back to school to study math, botany, and music. He also serves as Trustee of the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund for retired employees of the City of San Francisco.
Joseph A. Thomas-Sawaya '69, MBA '70 is recovering from cancer, mesothelioma, working part time as a psychologist in San Jose. Joseph has four children and eight grandchildren.
Greg Rixon '70 is celebrating the launch of his new enterprise, EGI, Golf, a company providing expert golf instruction at courses and facilities throughout Northern Virginia. After careers in both the U.S. Army and corporate public affairs, he began a professional career as a sales and operations manager with Golf Galaxy before branching off as a custom equipment fitter, swing analyst, private instructor and occasional competitor. "My mom always wanted me to play golf saying it would be good for business (It was). She'd be surprised to know it now is my business." Greg and his wife Wanda reside in Chantilly, VA; son Geoffrey (Fordham, '07) lives in nearby Herndon, VA.
Ed Northup ’70 joined CooperVision as president of the Asia Pacific Region. He brings to the company extensive international and general management experience in the medical device industry.
Prior to CooperVision, he was senior vice president for Thoratec Corporation, and chief operating officer for Mentor Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company. He also held several global positions at Boston Scientific, including president of the international and pain management businesses, as well as commercial and operational roles with Baxter Healthcare.
Al Morici J.D. '70 has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation. It is the largest Hospice in the country, treating over 1,200 patients per day.
Arthur Money M.S. '70 was appointed to the Government Advisory Board at Iridium Communications Inc. He previously served as the chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force.
Nancy Mazza '70, Yvonne Hall '70, Pattie (Brown) Dullea '70, Melba (Englert) Tracy '70, Jan Morey '70, and Celia (Cantley) Sartor '70 celebrated their 60th birthdays with a long weekend in New York. They also celebrated 40 + years of friendship as they met during freshman year at SCU.
Norm Matzen ’70 retired in 2004 from Etymotic Research doing R&D for the ear. Norm and his wife, Terri, live in El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Norm still does consulting and expert witness work.
Mary D. Hood '70, J.D. '75 is now director of the Heafey Law Library. For the Law School's centennial celebration compiled a bibliography of law faculty scholarship which was just published -- Santa Clara Law: A Century of Santa Clara Law Faculty Publications, 1911-2010. It can be found online on Santa Clara Law Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1041&context=facpubs
Henry Hansel ’70 and son Justin Hansel ’96 oversee the largest group of car dealers in Sonoma County, a business with $288 million in sales last year. Henry Hansel is the son of the group’s founder, Walter C. Hansel, and is president of the Hansel Auto Group, which has four dealerships in Santa Rosa and three in Petaluma. Justin Hansel, one of two group general managers, is the fifth generation in the transportation business.
Randy '69 and Helene Trescony Frakes '70 celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this June. The were the first couple to be married in the Mission Church after a hiatus of 32 years. Randy and Helene live in San Francisco. They have 2 sons and 2 granddaughters.
Albert Chen ’68, MBA ’70 writes: “Returned at the end of 2011 to San Francisco after four-plus years working in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Was chief risk officer of CCB Financial Leasing Corporation, a joint venture leasing company between Bank of America and China Construction Bank.”
Carolyn Antonini Cardinalli ’70, M.A. ’73 retired from teaching Spanish at Amador High School in Pleasanton, Calif., in July 2011. She and husband John live in Pleasanton. Both are retired, travelling and helping babysit two grandsons, John Daniel Cardinalli 3 1/2 years and Kevin Cardinalli 1 1/2 years.
Bruce Bottini ’70, J.D ’74 writes: “I am a trial lawyer in Portland, Ore., specializing in personal injury law, in practice with my wife, Marianne, and son John for over 25 years.”
Dennis Awtrey ’70 writes: “After several years of retirement, my wife, Peggy, and I have opened a bed-and-breakfast on the north Oregon Coast in Manzanita.”
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