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UGRD Engineering '51
Silvio Giusti

Silvio Giusti '51 passed away on August 19, 2011. He was raised in Santa Rosa, Calif., the son of Frank & Masilia Giusti. Following graduation from Santa Rosa High School, he joined the Army and fought in the battle of Okinawa during WWII, the deadliest battle of the Pacific war. His division, the Deadeyes, received the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism. Giusti graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College and Santa Clara University. He was an Electrical Engineer at Bechtel Corporation for 40 years and Chief Electrical Engineer in the SF Power Division. Although Giusti spent most of his time in the SF office, he also worked in the Middle East and in many states throughout the US. Giusti always enjoyed playing ball with his sons and coaching Little League. He enjoyed his 60+ year friendship with the members of the Santa Rosa TBO golf group and always looked forward to lunch with the ""Big Eat"" group in SF. He was a Senior Member of IEEE-PES and could always be counted on to be an usher at the 8 am mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Always a Giants fan, he attended games and enjoyed listening to Giants and 49er games while working in his yard. He took pride in his many and varied fruit trees. Giusti leaves his wife, Bea, sons, Gary (Sherrill), Steve (Celeste) and Mike (Chelsea) and grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathan, Matthew, Alison and Kaelyn, his brother Aldo and sister-in-law Lorraine and many loving nieces and nephews. His brother Dominic preceded him in death.

submitted Aug. 26, 2011 3:29P
Ronald J. Santucci

Ronald Joseph Santucci ’51 Sept. 14, 1929 ~ June 7, 2013 Died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with ALS. Survived by his wife Sally and children of his first wife, Joan; Jean (Jeff), Theresa, Bob (Helen), John MBA ’00 (Malia), Kate (Pete), Michele (Greg) and 17 grandchildren he loved dearly. Born in Seattle, raised in Mount Baker, graduate of Seattle Prep, Seattle University and Pacific Coast Banking School. After losing Joan October 2004, Ron reconnected with high school and college friend Sally Malone Ganong and they married June 12, 2009 to his great happiness. He was a proud Marine and served in the Korean War, spending 9 months on the front lines. Past Italian Club President, Little League coach, banking lender and executive, retiring from Wells Fargo after a highly successful 40-year career. He served on numerous association boards and was active in his community. A talented athlete who started college at Santa Clara University on a baseball scholarship, he loved playing tennis and pickleball into his 80s and enjoyed many sports. He was an enthusiastic member of a close-knit bridge group for 40 years, taught all his children how to snow and water ski and was a mean accordion player who could play any instrument by ear. He enjoyed many trips to Hawaii but the place he was happiest was sharing good times, rain or shine, with family and friends at Lake Cavanaugh. Family was his primary focus, most valued legacy and source of tremendous pride. 

submitted Jul. 4, 2013 7:18A
GRD Law '51
Robert M. Falasco

Robert M. Falasco ’48, J.D. ’51, retired Merced County Superior Court Judge and Los Banos native, has died. He was 89 years old.

One of five children born to Dominic and Theresa Falasco, he was elected to the Justice Court in 1958, where he served until 1977. In 1977, he was appointed to Merced County's Municipal Court, and served until his appointment to the Superior Court in 1982. He retired in 1985.
Bob Erreca, 76, a longtime Los Banos rancher and state probate referee, said Falasco had been ill in recent years. Erreca said his friend was a "good people person" who was known to show compassion and fairness in the courtroom. "You weren't just a guy that appeared before him," Erreca recalled. "He was interested in why you were there and how he could help you."
Falasco was considered a need-to-know person among local politicians, and was particularly active in the local Democratic party. Aspiring politicians always made a point of trying to sit next to Falasco during community dinners in Los Banos. "If you were a smart politician, you'd have your picture taken with the judge," Erreca said.
Former Merced City Councilman Jim Sanders, who met Falasco in the late 1960s, called Falasco a political mentor who was tough and fair as a judge. Sanders said Falasco also supported "every type of community project" imaginable. "His influence was not all about politics. It was all about helping people," Sanders said. "Those of us that he touched, in whatever way, we have a piece of that incredible spirit and we need to carry it on."
In addition to his 26 years as a judge, Falasco served as a trustee for Los Banos Elementary School from 1955 to 1958 and director of the Merced County Fair Board for 15 years. He served on the Board of Fellows for the University of Santa Clara, and played an active role in the building of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School and Memorial Hospital Los Banos.
Falasco served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from May 1943 to March 1946. The Merced County Superior Court in Los Banos is named in his honor, and he was bestowed the honor of Papal Knight of the Order of St. Gregory by Pope Paul VI.
In 2008, Falasco was praised by several Los Banos judges for his honesty and intelligence, and for being a man of common sense with a touch of humor. Then they renamed the courthouse in his honor: the Merced County Robert M. Falasco Justice Center.
Falasco was humbled by the tribute—a moment that holds the penultimate place among the recognitions he’s received for his work inside and outside the courtroom. He still counts as his greatest achievement an honor bestowed on him in 1975 by Pope Paul VI: being made a Knight of St. Gregory the Great for his civic and religious activities.
“My Catholic identity is one of the most central things to my life,” he says—and then adds, wryly, “especially now that I’m entering into my twilight years.” He particularly admired the Jesuits who taught him at Santa Clara: Raymond F. Copeland, William J. Tobin, Francis A. Moore, and Dan Germann. “After SCU,” Falasco says, “Fr. Copeland came to Los Banos and would deliver communion to my mother. And Fr. Tobin baptized my children and my wife when she converted. Fr. Germann taught all of my children.”
Those children would be Michael R. Falasco ’73, MBA ’75, Joan LaSalvia ’75, Anne Norton ’75, and Sally Perry ’78. In addition, brother Dominic Falasco ’51, nephew Dan Falasco ’90, grandchildren Dominique Norton ’05, James J. Norton ’07, and Christine LaSalvia ’09, and son-in-law Charles Norton ’76 have come to Santa Clara.Falasco was a 1951 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. He was admitted to practice by the California State Bar in 1952.
He's survived by his wife of 63 years, Yvonne, four children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and 11 grandchildren.

submitted Apr. 5, 2012 8:52P
Richard A. Schaub Jr.

Richard Andrew Schaub Jr. ’51 passed away peacefully on March 17, 2013, with his wife and children beside him after a 1 year battle with lung cancer. Dick was born March 19, 1929, to Dr. and Mrs. Richard Schaub, and was raised in Altadena, California.  He attended St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Elliot Junior High, and Pasadena Junior College. Dick graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Business. He spent three years in the Navy as a lieutenant serving on the USS Yorktown and Chemung. Dick received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in1956.  On July 13, 1957, he married the love of his life, Lou-Ann Sachs of Pasadena. They made their life together in South Pasadena where they were residents for over 50 years, raising 5 wonderful children. Dick was first employed at Waste King Universal, becoming the CEO. He went into private consulting for 3 years. He then worked for Illig Construction Company and its related corporations. He retired as CEO from Architectural Woodworking Company in 1994.  Dick was active in the Holy Family Parish as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and served on various committees. He was a board member of the Los Angeles Rotary Club, the Pasadena American Cancer Society, and a longtime board member of Holy Family Adoption Services.  Dick is survived by his wife, Lou-Ann, of 55 years, and 5 children: Richard III, Thomas, Anne (Peter) Zwart, Christina (Edward) Buckley , and Susanne (John) Fisher. He leaves behind 10 beautiful grandchildren: Sarah, Mary Katherine, Peter Jr., Michael, and Julianna Zwart; Allison and Nicholas Schaub; and Olivia, Katherine and Audrey Fisher.  Dick will be remembered for his devotion to his faith and family, and particularly for his understated wit. 

submitted May. 22, 2013 4:26A
Paul D. Smith

Paul D. Smith ’51, May 4, 2013. A resident of Greenbrae since 1974, he was born in 1923 in San Francisco to Paul D. and Margaret Grover Smith and raised in Piedmont. He graduated from Piedmont High School in January 1941 and enlisted in the US Army Air Corps. Paul served in the European Theater of Operations during WWII as a Staff Sergeant and crash-rescue firefighter and was honorably discharged in 1945.

Paul graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in engineering and practiced as a licensed professional engineer specializing in fire and life safety. He was a life member in the National Fire Protection Association and served on the committees that developed fire sprinkler criteria. Additionally, Paul served the Kentfield Fire District as a Director from 1980 until 2003.


Paul's varied interests included traditional New Orleans Jazz, dancing, inter-urban trains and steam locomotives. His photographs depicting early train transportation around the Bay Area in the 1920s and 1930s are widely published. Paul volunteered countless hours with the Boy Scouts of America, St Sebastian's Church choir and the Western Railway Museum.


Paul, a devout Catholic, is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen, with whom he raised seven children; Paul (Mary Ann); Brian (Traci); Sarah Jane Savage; Stuart (Dru); Daniel; Mary Ellen Wendt (Marc). He was predeceased by his son Mark (Maria) in 1999. He also leaves ten grandchildren.
submitted May. 15, 2013 1:51P
Norbert J. "Biz" Korte, S.J. '51

Norbert J. "Biz" Korte, S.J. '51, died May 12, 2010 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, after a long illness. He was 80 years old and in his 59th year as a Jesuit Brother. Biz was born December 23, 1929 in San Francisco and raised in Oakland. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School (Class of 1948) and attended Santa Clara University, 1948-51. Biz began his Jesuit life at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos, in August of 1951. With the exception of one year at St. Ignatius High in San Francisco, all of Biz' Jesuit assignments were at Sacred Heart Novitiate. In 1969 Biz began his work for Novitiate Winery, a job loved and for which he is known throughout the country. Over the years Biz became the public face of the winery. He promoted wine tastings and other events as the winery became more oriented towards the commercial wine market. When the winery closed in January 1986, Biz was on hand liquidating the inventory and locking up the door. After the closing of the winery, Biz did various in-house jobs at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center. Because of failing health, he spent his last few years as a resident of the infirmary at Sacred Heart. Biz was a big man physically. He was gregarious and friendly, a man of great emotions and of high ideals. He was not afraid to express his opinion and you always knew where Biz stood on any given subject. He was active in the Lion's Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and was a founding member of the Friends of the Winemakers, a group dedicated to preserving the history of wine making in the Santa Clara Valley. As a Lion, Biz acted as the group's chaplain and worked closely in support of the San Jose Blind Center and its teaching activities. For almost two decades he played Santa Claus at the Los Gatos Christmas Parade. On the occasion of his Golden Jubilee as a Jesuit, Biz reflected, "My life has been full of God's graces; I have much to be grateful for...from caring for the aged, typing invoices, knocking on the doors of countless parishes selling altar wine, to balancing the books of the community."  All this was done with a generous heart. Biz is survived by his brother George Korte, and his sisters Marla and Mary Norbert Korte.

submitted Jun. 7, 2010 12:00P
Leonard Napolitano

Dr. Leonard Napolitano ’51, former dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 7, 2013. Dr. Napolitano was born in 1930 in Oakland, CA, one of three children and the only son of Italian immigrants. He attended Santa Clara University where in 1950, he quarterbacked the Broncos to an upset Orange Bowl win over Bear Bryant's Kentucky Wildcats. Napolitano earned a PhD. in anatomy from St. Louis University and proceeded to teach at Cornell Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He moved to New Mexico in 1964 to become one of the seven founding faculty at the newly established School of Medicine at UNM. He became interim Dean of the medical school in 1972 and was named permanent Dean the following year, serving in that capacity until his retirement in 1994. Under his leadership, Dr. Napolitano presided over the dramatic expansion of the medical school and health sciences complex on the North campus of UNM, creating an environment known nationally and internationally for its innovative teaching curriculum. Dr. Napolitano was a highly effective advocate for the medical school at the legislature in Santa Fe. Due to these efforts, the medical school and the associated health sciences campus became one of New Mexico's chief assets. Among many other honors, Dr. Napolitano received the medical school's first Living Legend award in 2009. Dr. Napolitano loved opera, Tony Bennett, good food, and good company. He was an avid reader and a passionate supporter of the arts. He loved his family and had deep and enduring friendships all over the world. Dr. Napolitano was preceded in death by his wife Jane. He is survived by his three children, Leonard Jr., Janet '79 and Nancy, his daughter-in-law Elle, his grandchildren, Carrie, David, William and Sarah Jane, and his longtime companion Thelma Domenici.

submitted Jan. 11, 2013 3:40P
Leo G. Smith

Leo Gilbert Smith ’51 July 1929 ~ Nov. 2013. Son of Leo Smith and Laura Holf Scholte, raised in Stockton, Calif. Husband to Marcia Ernest Smith M.A. ’76 and father to Matt, Mara Lee, Bridget and Leo "Rusty". He graduated from Santa Clara University and entered into the field of Hospital Management in Calif. During his time he helped pioneer the first computers used in hospitals, new advances in hospital treatments, patient care and doctors' training programs. He was a life-time board member of the Children's Home Society, a Rotarian, working to bring countries together in the Youth Exchange Program, involved in Red Cross blood drive, a Knight of Columbus and a minister at his local church, St. John Bosco. He touched lives all over the world and helped change them for the better. Even though his life was full of many giving and charitable groups, he still found a great deal of time to share with his loving wife and children. He never shied away from doing the right thing or helping others. He instilled many important values and lessons to not only his children but to others he touched. Our father was, to many, a friend, hero, and mentor all in one. He was the best father any child could ever have. Leo passed on Friday, Nov. 8. Leo devoted his life to the service of others for the betterment of all. His family, friends and those that knew him will miss him, but know that he will always be there in their hearts and close in the fond memories they have shared. We will always love and miss you, Dad.

submitted Feb. 3, 2014 3:46P
John E. McHugh

John Eugene "Gene" McHugh '51, December 27, 1929 - December 23, 2013. He died in Costa Mesa. He was father to John E. McHugh '87.

submitted Jul. 15, 2014 1:53P
John "Jack" E. Drummey

John E. "Jack" Drummey ’51, October 9, 2013. He was born in Seattle in 1927 to Emmett and Teresa Drummey. He graduated from Seattle Prep (class of 1945), and the University of Santa Clara. Later he received his Master's Degree from Seattle University. Jack pursued a career as a funeral director with Bonney-Watson, following in the footsteps of his father and uncles. Later Jack spent a number of years as a substance abuse counselor before starting an Asian import business and designer showroom with his wife Patricia. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia MacPherson and his former wife Betty Drummey. He is survived by his children, Kathleen Drummey (Mansour Jahanmir), Susann O'Neill (Patrick), John and Michael and six grandchildren. 

submitted Dec. 3, 2013 10:16P
GRD Law '51
Henry Mariani

Henry Mariani J.D. '51 passed away on March 12, 2012, in Weed, Calif. He was born on June 9, 1926. The longtime San Jose attorney had moved to the Northern California town of Weed to be close to his daughter and grandchildren.The son of a San Joaquin Valley farmer, Mariani was a Bellarmine College Prep grad who received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Santa Clara University. He was rooted in the old guard of the San Jose bar, specializing in real estate and probate law. The veteran attorney was known as a generous man, a lavish tipper at restaurants. "He would give people anything he had that they needed, even if he shouldn't have given it," said his son, Joseph. Read more here.

submitted Apr. 5, 2012 9:06P
Harold C. Pagendarm

Harold C. Pagendarm ’51,  a resident of Belmont, passed away March 3, 2012. Harold Pagendarm was born in Oakland, Calif. He attended St. Ignatius High School before going into the Army, where he served in the Medical Core during WWII. After the war he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Santa Clara University in 1951. Harold worked for Western Gear, Ampex and Edward Enterprises before retiring. He divided his time between his home in Belmont and Korte Ranch in St. Helena, Calif. Hal loved to photograph his travels, spend time with his family and be an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Harold is survived by his brother Lawrence, 18 nephews and nieces, many grandnieces and nephews, and his dear friend, Mrs. Virginia Holland. We will all miss Uncle Hal's kind heart, quiet patient manner and delightful stories. He has left us with a lifetime of cherished memories.

submitted Mar. 11, 2012 7:34A
Gordon Machado

Gordon Joseph Machado '51, on March 17, 2014, lost his three-year battle with bladder cancer. He was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Los Angeles, Calif. He was raised and preceded in death by his mother Lucille Machado. After attending Santa Barbara Catholic High School, he graduated with Valedictorian Honors in 1947. He attended Santa Clara University, where he earned his bachelors degree and graduated in 1951. After relocating to Sacramento, Calif., he started a 36 year career with the Sacramento County Probation Department in 1956 and retired in 1992. In his retirement our father enjoyed helping others and once stated, "I don't understand how people can be bored during retirement when there are so many people who need help." He enjoyed volunteering at numerous events, music, photography, dancing, attending the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, sporting events, the Over The Hill Gang at the Dante Club, donating to several charities and, most of all, always being there for his family.

The Machado Family would like to thank Doctor Genaro and the Urology Department at Kaiser Hospital on Morse Avenue. In addition, Blas and Mary Lou from Kaiser Hospice for treating and caring for our father during his last days. He is survived by his former wife, Gail (Crawford) Machado and his five children Greg (Carol) Machado, Kathryn Machado, Michael Machado, James (Colette) Machado and Brian (Sheri) Machado, and his grandchildren, Lindsay, Lauren, Samantha, and great grandson Kaeden.

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submitted Apr. 3, 2014 6:08A
Gerald W. Shipsey

Gerald William Shipsey J.D. ’51, a 3rd generation San Luis Obispo native, died at home on April 29, 2013 at the age of 88 from the effects of congestive heart failure. Jerry was born in 1924 to William T. and Elizabeth (Adam) Shipsey. He graduated from Mission High School with the class of 1942.

Jerry served in the army at the end of World War II, from 1943-1946. Returning to college, he earned his law degree in 1951 from Santa Clara University. During his time at Santa Clara he met Dorothy McDougall on a blind date. They were married for 50 years before her death in 2000.
In 1951 Jerry and Dorothy returned to San Luis Obispo to make their home and raise their 3 children. Jerry and his college friend, John L. Seitz J.D. '51, formed the law partnership of Shipsey and Seitz where he worked until his retirement in 1993. Over the years Jerry served as Attorney for the cities of Guadalupe and Arroyo Grande. He was also legal counsel to the South County Sanitation District and the Oceano Community Service District. He served as president of the SLO County Bar Association and was a member of the San Luis Obispo City Council during the 1960's. He was an active member of the Elks for many years.
Jerry was an avid SF Giants and 49er fan. He certainly enjoyed his final season following both teams!
Gerald was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, and his brother, James E. Shipsey '50. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Lyons, and his three children, Janet Koznek (Larry), William Shipsey and Patty Shipsey. In addition he leaves 6 grandchildren, Paul Koznek (Xin), Tim Koznek (Becka), Jeff Koznek (Rebekah), Leila Roche (Matt), Emma Shipsey and Jerald Patrick Shipsey. Four (soon to be six!) great grandchildren also survive him. He took great delight in the activities and achievements of each of his children and grandchildren.
submitted May. 22, 2013 5:02A
UGRD Leavey Business '51
Gerald David Stronck

Gerald Stronck '51 passed away peacefully April 18, 2009, after almost a year of battling cancer. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory School and Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Commerce. Gerald was a veteran of WWII, worked as a bank manager for 35 years and, later, as a realtor. He was a resident of San Mateo County for 63 years. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and his two older brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Frances, his younger brother, five children, and 10 grandchildren.

submitted Jan. 27, 2010 10:31P
George David Crowley

George David Crowley '51 on Dec. 5, 2008. A native of San Francisco, he worked in the accounting industry for 46 years and as general manager of sales for Towne Ford in Redwood City for 30 of those years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; seven children; and 12 grandchildren.

submitted May. 28, 2009 3:26P
UGRD Engineering '51
Eugene H. Swett

Eugene H. Swett '51 passed away on June 9, 2011.

submitted Aug. 26, 2011 4:12P
UGRD Engineering '51
Bruno Anthony Davis

Bruno Anthony Davis '51 died Dec. 21, 2009.  peacefully at home. Bruno was the beloved husband of Norma and the adored father of Christopher and Adrian. He was the devoted son of the late Anna and Achllle Davis, and the son-in-law of Elena Accornero and the late Frank Accornero. Bruno is also survived by Christopher's partner, Todd; by Adrian's partner, Tim; by his brother-in-law, Gilbert; and by many cousins in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stockton, and Italy. Bruno born Jan. 14, 1927 and was a graduate of St. Ignatius, Santa Clara University, and the University of San Francisco. He had a long and distinguished career with the California Public Utilities Commission.

submitted Feb. 21, 2010 12:02P
Bob Bounds

Robert I. “Bob” Bounds J.D. ’51, 86, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 17, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born April 15, 1927 in Yakima, Wash. to Irving and Dorothy (Congdon) Bounds. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1951 with a degree in law. On June 14, 1947 he married Rose Marie Nevis in Santa Clara, Calif. Bob and Rose Marie moved back to Yakima, where he started a private law practice and later became the City of Yakima Prosecuting Attorney. Bob had a zest for life. His hobbies were traveling, music and family time. He relished his role as Santa and the Easter Bunny, a memory that all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will cherish.

Bob is lovingly survived by his wife, Rose Marie Bounds and his children Terry Rawson, Jerry Bounds, Sue Lowry, Karen Iroala, Debra Carlson, Jim Bounds, and Jeff Bounds, in addition to 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. 

submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:22P
Bernard Vogel Jr.

Bernard J. Vogel Jr. BS ’51, J.D. '56, of Saratoga, Calif., passed away May 5, 2012. Bernie leaves behind five children, Bernie III (Anne-Marie), Leslie Miller (Eric), Bill (Linda), Bob, and Karen Hayes (Ray), as well as nine grandchildren, Marie-Elizabeth, Hannah Katherine, and Sarah Grace Vogel; Karly, Andrew and Kate Miller; Lauren Vogel; Robert Vogel; and Brian and Marie Hayes. He is also survived by his brother, Worthington Vogel, as well as, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Carol Peters.  Bernie was a fortunate man who shared the love of many friends. Having lost his wife, Joan Peters Vogel, to cancer several years ago, he continued to stay actively involved with his friends and his family. Bernie was born in Piedmont, Calif., attending school at Piedmont Hills, Admiral Farragut and Santa Clara University undergraduate and law schools. An avid athlete, Bernie played football for Santa Clara, scoring the last touchdown in the 1950 Orange Bowl against Kentucky. After two years in the Navy, Bernie started his legal practice working with Judge Callahan and maintained his private practice as a well-respected lawyer late into his seventies. A loving husband and father, Bernie and Joan raised their children while living in Saratoga. They were active in many social and charitable organizations, including St. Claire Club, Kiwanis, and Gaieties. Bernie was actively involved in the lives of his children until his last breath. Bernie was known as a gentleman among gentlemen, whose warm heart and strong spirit cherished family and friends above all of his life's many pursuits. For many years, he enjoyed golf as a member and past president of San Jose Country Club, traveled extensively and stayed active in his practice as a lawyer.

submitted Jun. 12, 2012 6:02P
Barth Edward Bartholemy

Barth Edward Bartholemy ’51 died on July 7, 2010. He is survived by spouse Patricia and children: Dan, Ellen, Ed and Carol.

submitted Jan. 10, 2011 2:10P
Anthony  Bernard Coolot Diepenbrock Jr.

Anthony “Tony” Bernard Coolot Diepenbrock Jr. '51, born March 10, 1927, died May 24, 2009 after a short illness, with loving family by his side. Tony was the third of nine children born to Genevieve Claire McCarthy and noted San Francisco physician Anthony Bernard Diepenbrock Sr., grandson of German nobleman Melchior von Diepenbrock and great-grandson of pioneering Sacramento businessman Anthony Coolot, one of the first backers of the transcontinental railroad. Tony grew up in San Francisco and Hillsborough. He was a fiercely competitive athlete, winning a golf tournament at age 12 as partner to legendary golfer Marion Hollins and swimming for San Francisco’s St. Ignatius High School. He left St. Ignatius after his junior year for Santa Clara University because his father wanted him to have a year of college before joining the military. He entered the Army near the end of World War II and was quickly promoted to sergeant. He trained soldiers in tank maneuvers at Ft. Knox, Ky. Tony returned to Santa Clara after the war, playing basketball and studying philosophy. He would often speak of the powerful influence the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas had upon him. He married Marjorie Gossage Schoorl of Belmont on Dec. 29, 1951. The couple had 13 children – five sons and eight daughters. The family lived first in San Francisco, later moving to Burlingame and Hillsborough. He worked as a judge’s clerk at the Federal District Court of San Francisco for several years, attending night classes at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Eventually, Tony quit so he could study law full time. He once asked his wife, when the stresses of his studies were mounting, whether she’d rather be married to a law clerk with a full head of hair or to a lawyer with none. She was unequivocal – a bald lawyer. He was admitted to the California Bar on Jan. 7, 1959, scoring second in the state on his bar exam and joining San Francisco’s Townsend & Townsend Law Firm. His first big victory came in 1960, when he successfully sued Colgate-Palmolive for infringing on a tiny local company’s trademark, blocking the corporation from selling a competing product in 14 states. He was admitted to the patent bar in 1961, became a leading authority on plant patents and chaired the American Bar Association’s plant patent committee. He possessed an extraordinary memory and a talent for detail that colleagues say made him a formidable lawyer and researcher. Tony retired in 2001, doting on his many grandchildren and frequently visiting the Olympic Club, where he was a member for more than 60 years. Tony also loved a great glass of wine, and headed a chapter of the Wine and Food Society. The most abiding element of his life was his Catholic faith, and he often held up his large family as an expression of that faith. He taught catechism, was a Boy Scout Master at Our Lady of Angels in Burlingame, headed the Men’s Club of OLA and served as a Sunday lector for more than 25 years at St. Catherine of Siena in Burlingame. He was also involved with the St. Catherine traveling crucifix ministry. He attended every baptism, first communion and confirmation for his grandchildren until his final illness. He enjoyed traveling, visiting the Caribbean, Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong and many, many U.S. states. But two of his favorite places were much closer to home, Lake Tahoe and Carmel. He was a founder and first president of Chamberlands Beach and Mountain Club in Lake Tahoe, which honored him with a rare lifetime membership. Tony is survived by 12 children: Anthony (Donna) of San Jose; Marjorie (Timothy) Vondrak of Rohnert Park; Jerome of Seattle, Wa.; Clotilde (Robert) of Pearland, Texas; Eloise Libby of San Mateo; Teresa of Portland, Ore.; Amy (Robert) Bolton of Truckee; Mary (Guy) Gunion of San Mateo; Peter (Janet) of Menlo Park; William (Renee) of Rancho Cucamonga; Claire (Mark) Johnson of Chico; and Bernadette (Derek) of Portland, Ore. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren including: Anthony, Elise, Kirstin, Garitt, Katelyn, Adrian, Donald, Leo, Jedidiah, Karly, Nicholas, Lukas,  Marjorie, Olivia, Tess, Brooke and Beck. He is also survived by sisters Florence (David) Stronck of Union City, Claire of San Francisco and Patricia (James) Hargarten of San Francisco, and his brother, Michael (Viorica) of Santa Rosa. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Marjorie; his son, William Michael; three sisters, Clotilde, Mary Draeger and Rebecca Del Santo; and one brother, Melchior.


submitted Jul. 9, 2009 12:29P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '51
Allen Gray Browne

Allen Gray Browne '51 on April 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born in Los Angeles on September 25, 1928, to Dr. Francis E. Browne, famously known as the surgeon to the stars, and Margaret Gray Browne of the Gray banking and farming family from Grayville, Ill. Browne was educated at Hotchkiss Preparatory School in Connecticut and Santa Clara University. He did graduate work at UCLA Medical School. Browne had a varied career, including investments and stocks, oil drilling, land development, hands-on custom house building and farming. After active duty in the U.S. Army, he served in undercover military intelligence for years. He served since 1991 as a director of the Gray estate family businesses, Gray Farms Inc., Locust Street Company, Inc. and Gray Partnerships, all based in Southwestern Indiana. His leadership, integrity and wisdom were greatly valued. His lifelong passion for music led him to donate the organ for The Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer in Las Vegas. His family helped found Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., where he gave the organ for their new college chapel last year. He was an active trustee of the Nevada Symphony in Las Vegas, single-handedly producing its concert in March 1996. Browne was also an enthusiastic amateur violinist. An avid sailor and skier, he traveled the world as a big-game hunter. His trophies are in several schools and museums, including the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Kay Miller Browne; his brother Dr. Lawrence W. Browne of Newport Beach; five children: Frank Browne, Julia Browne, Margaret Browne Day (Jeff), Alice Browne and  Bill Browne and their mother, Shirley Ingman Browne, all of Orange County, CA; and two stepchildren: Elizabeth Stephenson Norheim (Rob) of Seattle and Lloyd Stephenson, of Chico, CA. His grandchildren include Joshua Browne, Megane Browne, Riley and Tatum Browne, Aubrie, Kelsey and Jessica Day and Rosemary Norheim. He was a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus.

submitted May. 13, 2010 1:35P
GRD Law '51
Adrian Schoorl

Adrian "Arie" Schoorl '51 on March 11, 2009.

submitted Jul. 9, 2009 12:47P


William Haley

William ("Bill") Haley Aug. 31, 1930 - Aug. 22, 2009. Bill passed peacefully on August 22nd surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Bill is survived by his "sweetie" Janice, daughters Jean (Jim), Ann, and Katie (John), and son Tim. Bill and Jan have eight grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Bill and Jan were married on October 3, 1953 at St. Raphael's Church in San Rafael. They moved to Novato in 1956 and in 1963 built a lovely home for their family on a lot adjoining the 5th hole (formerly the 14th) on the Marin Country Club Golf Course. Bill was an active member of the Country Club and played golf two to three times a week. Bill loved golfing with his longtime friends and will be missed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, but surely will be remembered by his buddies at the 19th hole. Bill enjoyed attending his childrens' many sports activities as well as playing basketball, baseball, and ping-pong in the back yard with his kids. Bill and Jan traveled the world as well as taking his favorite yearly trips to Lake Tahoe and Kauai. A lifelong Marin County resident, Bill graduated from St. Anselm's Grammar School, St. Ignatius High School, and Santa Clara University. Bill has many lifelong friends from his school years, many dating back to kindergarten, who will remember Bill for his electric personality, love of life and loyalty to the ones he loved. Bill was Chairman of the St. Anthony's Parish Finance Committee, which he served on for many years. Bill was an active member of the church all his life and will be missed at St. Anthony's. Bill built a very successful real estate appraisal practice in San Francisco beginning in 1972. He earned the prestigious MAI (Member of Appraisal Institute) designation and was past president of the Institute in 1976. Bill was known in the real estate appraisal field for his integrity and dedication to his craft. We will never forget what they did for us. God bless all of you. Friends of the family are invited to a Memorial Service for Bill at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, located at 1000 Cambridge Street in Novato. The service will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, August 29th. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's name be made to St. Vincent De Paul Conference-St. Anthony's Parish or to Santa Clara University Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund.

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