Santa Clara University

Fr. Paul Locatelli 1938-2010

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Memories of Father Locatelli

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Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

I only went to Santa Clara my senior year ('76) and, as I was a business major, had accounting each quarter. Because of my short time there, I only remember two teachers, one of them Fr. Locatelli. He stands out so clearly in my mind; such a great sense of humor, compassion and ability to relate to students immediately and with warmth. He was the reason I was going to major in accounting (I didn't, as I decided to follow my passion of dance). It's interesting that I received the SCU magazine, as I never have before. For me, it is fitting that it arrived today. Tomorrow is the eve of Yom Kippur, a holy day for my religion. During the memorial service, I will pay my respects to this wonderful man and give thanks that I, in my short time at SCU, had the privilege of being his student so often. Sandy Shankman Prouty