Elusive kick returner
Raymond “Frisky” Kaliski ’36 was a fierce running back, defensive back, and an elusive kick returner, which earned him entry into the SCU Athletic Hall of Fame. Kaliski’s numerous Bay Area jobs included film distributor, ship fitter at the Bethlehem Shipyards, developer of a large chain of movie theaters, builder of apartment complexes, and owner of a trophied miniature-horse ranch. He was 100 years old when he passed on Nov. 28, 2013. His son Raymond William ’66 and granddaughter Jaime Norman ’98 also attended Santa Clara.
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Philip Scholz ’01 died a hero in the true sense of the word: trying to help a stranger. On Jan. 20 he was struck and killed by a commuter train when he pulled another man off the tracks at the Santa Clara Caltrain station. He was 35. Scholz was a senior marketing manager at computer graphics company Nvidia, where he had worked since 2001. Deeply respected by colleagues and loved by family, he is survived by his wife of seven years, Emily (Mounce) Scholz ’01.
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Bahram Saghari, adjunct faculty in the Leavey School of Business, died Jan. 28 after suffering critical injuries from a tragic bicycling accident in 2011. He joined the faculty in 2009, teaching courses in Operations Management and Information Systems. Prior to that, he worked at Oracle and Intel as a software engineer. An avid cyclist and swimmer, he had been active in the cycling community and was much loved by his students, friends, and family members.
Judge of legal matters and BBQ
Known for his indelible spirit, optimism, and kindness, Santa Clara County Superior Court judge Thomas W. Cain ’70, J.D. ’73 spent 24 years on the bench. He was also a certified Kansas City Barbecue Judge, award-winning cook, law instructor, and sports fan. Cain was born in Maryland in 1948 and succumbed to cancer on Jan. 11. Survivors include his daughter Alessandra ’14 and his first wife, Vanessa Zecher ’84, J.D. ’87. Cain asked friends and colleagues to honor his memory by performing a random act of kindness.