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UGRD Engineering '56
Redmond Kernan III

Redmond Kernan III '56 on April 13, 2009. Born in New York City, May 27, 1934, Redmond moved to Carmel, Calif., with his mother, aunts, grandmother, sisters, and brother to be closer to his father Redmond Kernan II, who fought as a General during World War II. Redmond and his friends did their part during the war, checking out Pebble Beach golf course for intruders. He graduated from Santa Clara University, then served in Korea. He remained in the Army as a reservist for many years, rising to lieutenant colonel. After leaving the service he had a job offer as an engineer in the City of Los Angeles, but left after two smoggy days to return to San Francisco. He started in the City of San Francisco engineering department, then joined the Redevelopment Agency. Before he left in 1990 he was acting director of the agency. He is proud of his leadership role in the design, development, and construction of Moscone Center, South Beach Harbor, and Yerba Buena Center. A standout in the many projects he helped foster was winning the fight to allow DeLancey Street to build its wonderful community in South San Francisco. Before and after he retired, he served on numerous boards, including San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR), the Presidio Historical Association, and the California Heritage Council. He was a commissioner on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Council, and helped start NAP, Neighborhood Association for the Presidio. A long time board member of PAR, Planning Association for the Richmond, and recently received a commendation from the Doyle Drive planning committee, for his help in designing the new roadway through the Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge, which is about to be funded as part of the federal stimulus. Redmond is known for his courage, commitment, and personal charm. All these qualities, plus a sense of humor, have been essential recently in the huge fight to protect the Presidio Main Post, a nationally designated historical landmark district. Mourned by his wife, Sharon Gadberry; his children John Kernan, Julia Garrett, Michael Kernan, and Brendan Williams; grandchildren Samantha, Sydney, and Kevin Garrett and Redmond James Kernan.

submitted Jul. 8, 2009 2:34P
Ray Speier Hausler

Ray Speier Hausler ’56 was born March 17, 1938, and died of complications due to diabetes and cancer on Oct. 15, 2012. A native Oregonian, Ray attended Columbia Prep H.S., Stanford University, University of Santa Clara ('56) and the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley (MBA '66). Ray was a senior audit manager for the General Accounting Office in Portland, Seattle and Washington D.C. He was awarded the GAO distinguished service award for his work on NW energy and electric power policies for Congress. Regional work involved the Pacific NW Power Act, the Regional Power Planning Council, and the Bonneville Power Administration. He was a member of the University Club, the Multnomah Athletic Club, Duck's Unlimited and the Oysterville Restoration Foundation. He was a Captain in the Army Reserves Medical Corp. His interests were telecommunication stocks, Oriental and Northwest art, duck hunting and the Duke University Blue Devils. Ray lived for family, his wife of 44 years, Virginia; his three children, Victoria, Stephanie, Graham; and seven grandchildren.

submitted Nov. 1, 2012 10:23A
Peter D. Brethauer

Peter D. Brethauer ’56, of Danville, Calif., passed away Oct. 22, 2011. He will be dearly missed by his loving family. He is survived by his children Nancy, Jeff and Steve.

submitted Dec. 11, 2011 7:29A
UGRD Leavey Business '56
Paul J. Peters, Jr.

Paul J. Peters Jr. ’56 passed away on Dec. 3, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. Born in 1934 in Big D, he served in the Army, earned an MBA, and was a CPA retired from Bell Helicopter as a tax specialist. Peters was married for 52 year and was a father of five and grandfather of five. He was an avid PGA senior amateur until diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2000.


submitted Mar. 15, 2013 3:47P
Myron Lee Jose

Myron Lee Jose ’56 was born on Feb. 22, 1927, and died on Jan. 30, 2013, in San Diego, California. He was 85 years old. Myron was a longtime resident of Pacific Beach, moving to San Diego with his family in 1972 from Northern California. He was born in Fresno and spent his early years in San Jose. He served in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII, having worked in the Tokyo area as a quartermaster as part of early occupation force. He returned to the states upon the death of his father. On October 14, 1950, Myron married Billie J. Williamson in San Jose. Myron graduated from Santa Clara University and briefly attended the University of California, Berkeley. Myron worked as a civil engineer for Monterey County before moving to San Diego to work for the San Diego Unified Port District. Myron was head of construction and maintenance for the Port and managed many projects related to the airport, port facilities, and the convention center. Myron is survived by his wife of 62 years, Billie; daughters, Liane M. Schreffler (Eric) of San Diego and Caryn L. Kenny (Michael) of Foster City; and grandchildren, Timothy (Rachael), Danielle, Brian and Kristi. 

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 3:09P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '56
Martin J. Sweeney, Jr.

Martin J. Sweeney, Jr. '56 passed away June 15, 2011. He was born on May 22, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Penn. Martin is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Faust); five children, Kathleen (Jerry) Helderman, Ind., Jim (Tracy) Sweeney, Charlotte, N.C., Jeanne (Ray) Bowling, Noblesville, Ind., Rob (Lizza) Sweeney, Irvine, Calif.; five grandchildren, David and Christopher Helderman, Tara and Jena Sweeney (Jim), Kelly Sweeney (Rob); sister, Helen (Rod) Webre, Bend, Ore. Martin graduated from Serra High, Calif., received his B.S. degree from Santa Clara University, received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from St. Louis University, and did his postdoctoral research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. After two years in the Army Chemical Corps, Frederick, Md., he joined Eli Lilly and researched cancer drugs. He co-founded BetaMed Pharmaceuticals.

submitted Jul. 21, 2011 11:57A
GRD Law '56
Mark Thomas Jr.

Mark Thomas Jr., J.D. '56, a judge and keen historian of the local legal community, died July 18, 2010 of complications from prostate cancer. He was 80. Thomas was appointed in January 1975 to the Sunnyvale-Cupertino district municipal court bench by Gov. Ronald Reagan and elevated to the superior court bench in 1983 by Gov. George Deukmejian. He retired from the bench in 1991 and went to work for JAMS in San Jose in 1995. Thomas wrote at least 11 historical books and dozens of articles. He delved into topics as varied as the history of the San Benito County courts, the legal history of Santa Cruz County, and Santa Clara University School of Law . This year, he wrote the history of the Santa Clara County Law Library and the Santa Clara County Legal Secretaries Association, and contributed to a book about late Santa Clara Judge Wayne Kanemoto.  Over the years, Thomas also served on the history committee of the California Judges Association.  Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Paul Bernal described Thomas' ideas at court and in historical society meetings as practical and full of fun.  Besides being a "smart, fair jurist," Bernal wrote in an e-mail, Thomas was a memorable judge for "his warmth that was evident in every court hearing, his humor, which was quick and welcoming, and his encyclopedic knowledge of all things historic."  Born in San Jose in 1930, Thomas graduated from Stanford University in 1951 and served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Out of Santa Clara Law in 1956, he started his own personal injury and family law practice, Thomas, James & Pendleton.  Three weeks ago, Thomas recorded the oral history of Gerald Uelmen, Santa Clara law professor and former dean, in preparation for the school's 100th anniversary.  "He really had a passion for history," Uelmen said. "We're going to miss him. He was really a presence that we greatly treasured."  As recently as last week, Thomas was signing copies of his history of the law school for his alma mater, said his daughter, Eileen Thomas-Werner.  Yet to be published is Thomas' last book, "Memoirs of a Santa Clara County Judge."  He's survived by his wife Marjolie; his four children, Colleen, Eileen, Steve, and Ward; and seven grandchildren.

submitted Jul. 26, 2010 12:48P
UGRD Engineering '56
Laurence Francis Hearne

Laurence Francis Hearne ’56, M.S. '62, 78, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 18, 2012. He was born on December 28, 1933 in San Mateo, to Irene and Laurence Hearne. Larry spent much of his childhood in King City, CA. He went to high school at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. After 19 years as an engineer and manager at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, CA, Larry returned to King City to join the family business, L. A. Hearne Company, serving the agricultural community. After retirement, Larry spent his time in Tionesta, CA, Klamath Falls, OR, and most recently Redding, CA. Larry gave freely of his time. He participated in and held leadership roles in many volunteer organizations including Rotary Club (president), Knights of Columbus (Grand Knight), King City Planning Commission, Mee Memorial Hospital Board (president), AARP Tax Aid, Oregon Master Gardeners Association (treasurer then president), Lava Beds Natural History Association (board chairman), and Klamath Basin Fish & Wildlife Association (charter member). His efforts were key in the acquisition and management of a Wildlife Conservation Grant that facilitated preservation work at Camp Tulelake. Larry had many hobbies that he developed and nurtured over the years. He was a builder, gardener, and mechanic. He enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, and restoring his Ranchero. He was also a pilot and delighted in riding his Harley. Larry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia, his children, Maureen Beresini of Moss Beach, Laureen Lane of Nevada City, Timothy Hearne of Dublin, Patrick (Quinn) Hearne of San Francisco, Phillip Hearne of Whiting, IN, and Kevin Hearne of Chatham, NJ, sister Patricia Guidici Arena of King City, brothers Dennis Hearne, Frank (Mickey) Hearne, and Timothy Hearne, all of King City, and twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Gaisford. Larry was a wonderful and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend to all. Special thanks to friend Hal Williams and the excellent doctors and staffs at Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospice, and Comfort Keepers in Redding for their compassionate care and support of Larry and his family in recent months. 

submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:35A
UGRD Engineering '56
John R. Giglio

John R. Giglio '56 on December 21, 2009.

submitted May. 27, 2010 2:03P
Jack Singer

Jack Valentine Singer Jr. ’56, a longtime Marin County resident, passed away peacefully following a long illness on March 20, 2014 on Maui, Hawaii with his wife of 42 years, Anna-Liisa Singer by his side. Jack was 79. Jack was born in Ross to parents Jack Valentine Singer and Gretchen Singer, both of whom practiced public accounting and maintained an office for many years in San Francisco. Jack graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School and attended the University of Santa Clara where he majored in accounting. Jack followed the footsteps of his parents and entered the accounting profession, maintaining an office in San Rafael and later in Petaluma. Jack loved life and he lived it fully. His interests were broad and included dancing, photography, golf, gardening, wine and carpentry. But none was greater than his desire to travel the world with his loving wife and with his children and grandchildren. Jack's grandchildren have a lifetime of memories, practical jokes and witty "grandpa-isms". Jack's sense of humor was a hallmark. Jack had many loyal clients whom Jack served with devotion. Those who knew Jack found him to be a bright light, an adventurer, fun, engaging and witty. Always looking for new beginnings, Jack and Anna-Liisa built or renovated numerous homes and ultimately moved to Meeteetse, Wyo. where they built a home on the Greybull river, from which Jack continued his accounting practice with his son Jack V. Singer, III ’77. Jack is survived by his daughter Doreen (Robert), son Jack V. Singer, III (Andrea), daughter Christine and six grandchildren.

submitted May. 22, 2014 11:40A
Gregory Jerome Miller

Gregory Jerome Miller ’56, J.D. ’59 was born May 18, 1934, and died Oct. 17, 2012. Gregory was the second son born to William Charles Miller and Angeline Ann Miller in Yountville, California. His family moved to Santa Clara, California where he attended Bellermine College Preparatory and took his career studies at Santa Clara University. He studied Civil Engineering and Law, graduating in 1959 with a Doctorate in Juris Law. He was self employed as an Attorney in San Jose, California. Gregory married Maria T. Hendricks on December 2, 1961 and together they raised 3 children. In 2004 Gregory and Maria moved to Florida. Gregory is survived by his wife of 50 years, children Brian (Shellie), Kristin Loggins (Dean) and Jennifer Damm (Jonathan), brothers William '60 (Claire), Cyr (Mary), Rory (Kristin), Reuel, 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

submitted Nov. 16, 2012 9:15A
UGRD Leavey Business '56
Gerald N. Baiocchi

Gerald N. Baiocchi '56 was a loving husband, father, brother in law and uncle. He slipped away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 12, 2010. He leaves his wife Mary Lee, sons Kenneth and Gregory (wife Sharon) and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Bellarmine Preparatory College in 1948 and then Santa Clara University in 1956, where he was awarded the Schwartz Prize for scholastic achievement in finance. He served in the Korean War 1950-53. After his family, golf was his passion. He belonged to a foursome group with friends at Santa Teresa Golf Club, where in his early years he maintained an eight handicap. We loved him and he will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

submitted Aug. 26, 2010 10:10A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '56
Gerald N. Baiocchi

Gerald N. Baiocchi '56 died on March 12, 2010. Resident of San Jose, Jerry was a loving husband, father, brother in law and uncle. He slipped away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his wife Mary Lee, sons Kenneth and Gregory (wife Sharon) and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Bellarmine Preparatory College in 1948 and then Santa Clara University in 1956 where he was awarded the Schwartz Prize for scholastic achievement in finance. He served in the Korean War 1950-1953. After his family, golf was his passion. He belonged to a foursome group with friends at Santa Teresa Golf Club where in his early years he maintained an 8 handicap. We loved him and he will be missed dearly by all who knew him.


submitted Nov. 5, 2010 1:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '56
George Charles "Chuck" Wiswall

George Charles “Chuck” Wiswall ’56 passed away on April 1, 2012. Born June 1, 1932 in Sacramento, he graduated from Bellarmine High School. From there he entered the Jesuit Noviate; although he decided the priesthood was not his true calling, the friends and experiences he had there lasted a lifetime. He graduated from SCU and truly loved his Broncos. Chuck was a funny, engaging man who saw humor in all walks of life. He referred to himself as the "Fly Man" as tribute to his business of cleaning dairy barns and killing flies. He had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and knew that this life was fleeting. His biggest joy in life was his wife Lynne Wiswall, and their six children, spouses and grandchildren. He and Lynne would have been married for 48 years on April 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mildred Wiswall, and his daughter, Sara Wiswall- Pudiwitr. He is survived by his wife Lynne Wiswall; daughter and son-in-law Molly and Bruce Busacca, and their children Anthony, Sophia and Isabella; daughter Katy Wiswall-Hestad ‘89 and son-in-law Matt Hestad, and their children Vincent and Bridget; son-in-law Buddy Pudiwitr; daughter and son-in-law Claire and Chris Talerico, and their daughter Mia; son George and daughter-in-law Danielle Wiswall, and their children Charlie and Ashlyn; son Billy and daughter-in-law Marie Wiswall, and their children Liam, Garrett, Sara and Gavin; and his brother Bill Wiswall ‘55 and wife Marsha.

submitted Apr. 7, 2012 10:14A
Edward H. Kranz

Edward H. Kranz ’56, 1934-2013, passed away peacefully at Cottage Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was born and grew up in Pasadena Ca., graduated from the University of Santa Clara with a degree in mechanical engineering, served as Lt. U S Army and retired after 36 years with TRW as VAFB Base Manager. During those years, he served as President, Mission Hills Community Council; President, Mesa Oaks Mutual Water Co., Founding member, Coach, Referee and President of the Lompoc Valley Soccer Association which then became the current AYSO organization; Board member, Village Rotary Club; Member, Board of Directors VCC; Board member and President VAFB Chapter Air Force Association; Chairman, Lompoc Chamber Military Affairs Committee; Board Member and President Lompoc Rotary Club; Board member and President VCC Mens Association; VCC Mackie Chairman.

Together with his wife he raised 3 sons. Preceded in his death were first wife Brenda, mother of his sons and his second wife Sharon. Survived by sons Michael and grandson Edward of Redding, Ca., Stephen and grandchildren Kendall, Austin and Evan of Lompoc, Richard and grandson Nathaniel of Marietta, Ga., and companion Frances Singson of Lompoc.

Ed was an avid outdoors man in his younger years, hunting, fishing, water skiing and camping, which he passed on to his children. He became a fixture at the Village Country Club where golf became his passion during retirement and played many rounds with his sons and grandsons. He was a good father and loyal friend to all. He will be missed.
submitted Sep. 19, 2013 10:33A
Donald C. Bacon

Donald Charles Bacon ’56, Oct. 16, 2013. Donald Charles Bacon was born in San Mateo, Calif. in 1934 to John and Helen Bacon. He was 79 year old when he died, from a long-term illness, at his home in Tillamook. He graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Calif. in 1952 and from Santa Clara University in 1956 with a B.S. in commerce. During the college summer breaks Don worked in lumber retail, meatpacking and construction. He was in ROTC Army during college and served active duty in Germany from 1957 to 1959. In 1960 he was promoted to 1st Lt. He served two years of reserve duty. In 1961 he was honorably discharged and married Bliss C. Vissiere of San Mateo, Calif. During the 21 years of living in the San Francisco area Don was in a business partnership for which he organized and worked in a nursery and garden supply retail complex in Millbrae, Calif. and started a contractor's equipment rental company. He was an officer and partner in the Western Garden and Trade Show, which became the San Francisco Outdoor Garden Exposition in 1967. He was member of numerous professional associations, serving on boards, or finance committees. When their three children were in elementary and middle school, Don wanted to be home on most weekends to spend time with his children, so he sold his share of the partnership and started a new career working for a large construction company as a business developer, who brought together the interested parties of proposed projects through negotiated contracts. His company operated in California and Hawaii and constructed warehouses, shopping centers, apartments, business complexes, mobile home parks, and hospitals. He later joined another company for which he planned land use, financing and managed leasing the developed projects. Then he bought and developed his own condominiums. When Don sold the condominiums in 1977, he and his family moved to Sun River. Don bought, and managed Breslers 33 Flavors of Bend, and Tree House Pizza Parlor in Sun River, and by 1987 sold both business. He enjoyed outdoor activities of snow skiing, camping, canoeing, bicycling with his sons, and supporting his daughter in her love of horseback riding and related competitions. In 1983, Don became the executive director of Central Oregon Economic Development Council. Two years later, he became the Director of Tillamook Action Team, charged with developing economic opportunities in Tillamook County. He was able to obtain grant monies for the following businesses: Tillamook Country Smoker, Roger's Evergreens, Hebo Sewer and Water, Tillamook County Fairgrounds, and Port of Tillamook Bay. In 1987, he became the Regional Manager of the Southwest Region for the Oregon Economic Development Department. Two years later, he and Bliss moved to Tillamook, when he accepted the manager's position with the Port of Garibaldi. After 37 years of marriage, Bliss died of cancer in 1998. Don came to the job with new ideas, a set of skills and much work experience. He improved the port with the support of his commissioners and staff. The 2009 Outstanding Special District Service Award for Manager was given to Don. He was nominated by his commissioners and staff. Don retired in that year. In 2010, Jack Graves, a former commissioner, dedicated his history book 'The First 100 Years' of the Port of Garibaldi, 1910-2010 to Don. Don was well liked and respected by so many people in the community. In 2001 he met Dione Vice from Lafayette, La. at a wedding in Portland. They were married a year and half later and Dione moved to Tillamook. They enjoyed traveling up and down the coast, exploring the cities of the ports, and playing golf at the different courses. They took trips to visit his family in Portland, California and New Jersey, and her family in Illinois and Connecticut. They did volunteer work, serving the public meal at St. Alban's church once a month. Don stayed active until his illness caused him to slow down in his last month alive. He will be greatly missed because he was so loved. Don's surviving family include is wife, Dione Vice Bacon; two sons of Tigard, Donald C. Bacon, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Alison, Andrew V. Bacon and Daughter, Jennifer A. Bacon of Beaverton; step children Amanda Vice Rowley and son-in-law Marc of Connecticut, Edwin A. Vice, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Mary, of Illinois; two grandchildren, Jackson Rowley, and Vivian Rowley; brother John Bacon and sister-in-law, Lynn Bacon of Atherton, Calif. There are seven adult children in John Bacon's family. Don has many second generation, and a few third generation nephews and nieces, whom he loved and enjoyed so much.

submitted Dec. 3, 2013 10:09P
Clarence Machado

Clarence Machado '56 died peacefully May 4, 2012, at Hospice House after many years of failing health. He was born at St. Joseph's Hospital, and was raised on his family's ranch in Byron, Calif.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University, and his DDS from University of The Pacific. He practiced dentistry in Stockton for thirty years, and managed his families' ranch till the time of his death. He is survived by Ann Machado, his loving wife of 50 years; his sons, Patrick Machado '86 of San Francisco and Jeffrey Machado of Roseville; grandsons Jason, Eric, Matthew and Jaren Machado; and sister, Rosemary Machado of Sausalito.

He will always be remembered for his devotion to his family, his love of farming, and his passion for hunting and fishing.

submitted Jun. 17, 2012 10:14A
GRD Law '56
Arnold Berwick

Arnold Berwick J.D. '56 was born on Aug. 18, 1920 and passed away on Dec. 27, 2013 peacefully at home at the age of 93. Born in Belle Plaine, Iowa, he moved to San Francisco at the age of four with his parents, Andrew and Sophie Berwick, and sister Mildred (Bauer). He graduated from Lowell High School and U.C. Berkeley. At the age of 15 he met the love of his life, Dorothy Howse, to whom he was forever devoted. Arnold and Dorothy married in 1941 and later moved to Saratoga where they raised their three children, Laurie, Bruce and Duane. Arnold began his career following in the footsteps of his father as a carpenter, then went on to earn a law degree at Santa Clara University. He practiced law in San Jose for 25 years. He was a proud member of the Norwegian Club and Sons of Norway. He is survived by his daughter Duane, granddaughters Catherine, Claire, Anna and Gwen, and 11 great grandchildren. Arnold loved his life and had an extraordinary talent for relating his favorite memories and adventures into wonderful stories that everyone loved to hear, and that he loved to tell. 

submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:56P
Anthony Ruso

Anthony Matthew Ruso '56 passed away peacefully on April 1, 2010 after a long illness. He was born October 1, 1933 to Anna and Antone Ruso who had immigrated from Slovenia and Croatia. He graduated from Watsonville Union High School in 1951 and Santa Clara University in 1956. He had a passion for local agriculture, especially the strawberry industry, and worked as a manager for Growers' Frozen Foods and then as a field manager for Smuckers. In his later years he was the office manager of Our Lady Help of Christians Church. He married Anna Marie Konsuo in 1970.He and Anna Marie had two children, Catherine and David, and together they raised Anna Marie's daughters, Patricia and MaryBeth. Tony was the loyal and generous patriarch of our family; he presided over his grandchildren's birthdays and all of the holidays in between. He instilled in all of us a commitment to family and kindness to others. He was happiest when surrounded by family and friends at the head of his kitchen table where there was always an abundance of food and drink and great stories told of the old days in Watsonville. He is survived by his wife, Anna Marie, of Aptos; daughter Catherine Ruso Weber and son David Blossom Ruso; stepchildren Patricia, Jeff, Lester, MaryBeth and John Macedo; siblings Madelyn Taylor of Washington D.C. and John Kay Ruso of Marina Del Rey CA; children from his first marriage, Stephen Liz Ruso, Kristy Ruso Kennedy, Nancy Stidham and Gina Ruso; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and 23 loving grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Antone; brothers Louis Ruso, Nicholas Ruso, Francis Ruso and sister Catherine ""Casey"" Ivanovich; brothers-in-law Charles ""Chick"" Arbanas and Louie Ivanovich and son-in-law Nathan Weber. Mehl's Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. A Mass in celebration of Tony's life was held in April at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Capitola. Donations may be made to Jacob's Heart, 2007 Freedom Blvd, Freedom CA 95019, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 435 Monterey Avenue, Capitola CA 95010 or St. Francis CCC High School.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 11:10A
Albert J. Lopes

Albert J. Lopes '56--beloved husband, father, grandfather, and son passed away in Wilton, Calif. on April 2, 2010. Albert was born January 14, 1934 to Joseph and Alma Lopes of Wilton. He attended Dillard School, Elk Grove High School, and graduated from Santa Clara University in 1956 with a degree in business. He enjoyed a long prestigious career as a commercial real estate appraiser for Wells Fargo Bank. He retired at the age of 62 when he dedicated himself to the running of his cattle ranch (Black Jack Ranch) and enjoyed vacationing in the Hawaiian Islands. He leaves behind his 101 year-old father, Joseph; his wife of 50 years, Yvonne; and his five children, Deanna (Kevin), Teresa, Michele, Joseph (Veronica), and Nicole. His pride and joy were his 8 grandchildren, Alexandria, AJ, Jessen, Dallas, Dakota, McKenna, Lewis, and Cheyenne.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 11:41A


UGRD Engineering '57
Ronald Eugene Ciraulo

Ronald Eugene Ciraulo ’57 left this life on September 29, 2012.  Ron—also known as Papa, Dad, Grandpa Ron, Uncle Ron, Mr. C., Ronnie, Ronaldo and other wonderful terms of endearment—had an infectious personality and was truly one of a kind.  Ron was 77 years of age.

A native of San Francisco, Ron and his twin brother, Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) L. Ciraulo ’57, were born to Mary and Frank Ciraulo at St. Mary’s Hospital on May 31, 1935. Ron graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory (S.I.) in 1953. He continued his Jesuit education at Santa Clara University (SCU), where he received a BS in Engineering and was part of the U.S. Army ROTC. 
Upon graduation, Ron worked for the State of California as a Civil Engineer and led ski tours to Squaw Valley.  He went on to work for Hetch Hetchy Water & Power as a Civil Engineer for more than 33 years. Ron also played softball on SF city league teams, and was an avid fan of both the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.
Ron thoroughly enjoyed life and being an Italian (Sicilian, to be exact).  For more than 44 years, he was an active part of the Fratellanza Club, one of the largest social clubs in America founded by Italian pioneers, including his late uncle-in-law and father-in-law.  Upon retirement, Ron fished and volunteered for San Francisco Tyee Club. He loved to spend time with his grandkids (ranging in ages from 8-17), enjoyed playing the banjo and ukelele, and making many trips to Yosemite, Disneyland, Virginia, and other destinations.  He also loved spending time at his cabins in Loch Lomond, California.
Ron and his twin brother were also very active alumni for both S.I. and SCU.  Together, they founded a scholarship at S.I. in honor of their late grandfather, Salvatore Ciraulo.  Ron also supported fundraising efforts spearheaded by his twin Bob to commission a new statue of St. Clare at SCU.  The statue project was initiated by their classmate Jerry Clements.  In all, 58 members of the Class of 1957 contributed more than $55,000 to create the St. Clare statue—the first outdoor statue of SCU’s namesake, which is located next to the de Saisset Museum in the St. Clare Garden.
Family and friends fondly recall a very charismatic and energetic man with “smiling eyes”, a great sense of humor, and a love of karaoke, cioppino, beer and calamari.  Ron made everyone he met feel instantly at ease. He had quite the “gift of gab”; a growing collection of cars, fishing poles and tie-dyed shirts; and a Sicilian zest for life, love and family.  Ron will be missed.  He is missed already.
Ron leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Marie Lucille (Audo) Ciraulo; his daughters Dana (Ciraulo) Young and Kara (Ciraulo) Broderick; twin sons James and John, and his bonus kid Michael Ciraulo. He also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Jannine (Chun) Ciraulo, and two son-in-laws, James Broderick and Kaipolani Young.  Ron will be greatly missed by his grandchildren:  Anthony, Rosemary and Margaret Broderick; Edward Ciraulo; Liliana Ciraulo; and triplet grand-daughters: Ke’ale, Maile and Makana Young.  He was preceded in death by his fraternal twin brother Robert (Bob) Ciraulo, who passed away earlier this year on April 12, 2012 in Virginia; his parents Frank and Mary Ciraulo; and grand-daughter Angelina.  He also leaves behind many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:49A
Robert M. Thompson

Robert M. Thompson '57 on Nov. 19, 2008.  A native of San Jose, he earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at St. Louis University, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart and other distinctions. In his later years, he volunteered at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, serving as senior vice commander of the local chapter at the time of his death. During a career in the chemical industry, he was credited with numerous patents while working for DuPont, Sun Oil and, later, W.L. Gore. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children; and eight grandchildren.

submitted May. 28, 2009 3:47P
GRD Law '57
Marshall W. Frazier

Marshall W. Frazier J.D. ’57 was born in Fraziers Bottom, W.Va. in 1921. During and after WWII he served in the U.S. Navy for eight years. After earning a law degree, he established and maintained a private practice in San Jose for 33 years.  He enjoyed fishing and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Faye, his son Thomas, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

submitted Aug. 19, 2014 10:42A
GRD Law '57
Marshall Norman Bean

Marshall Norman Bean J.D. ’57, a resident of San Jose, was born on September 15, 1926. He passed away on April 18 in San Jose. He was born in San Francisco, following his twin sister Melisande (deceased), to mother Anne Marie Tuyaret, and father Milton Forbes Bean, a S.F. police officer. He attended St. Peter's Elementary and High Schools, and while attending San Francisco City College, was drafted into the Army. He did his training at Fort Ord, Calif., and then was sent to Japan with the occupying forces. Upon his discharge two years later, he enrolled at the San Jose State College Police School, and joined the R.O.T.C.

He met his wife to be, Nancy Bartholomew, at the college, and they were married on March 17, 1951. Upon his graduation in June of 1951, he received orders to serve once again in the Army. He served in the Military Police at Sandia Base, in Albuquerque, N.M. for two years, returned to San Jose, and after working for an insurance co. for a short time, enrolled in the Santa Clara University School of Law. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree in June of 1957, passed the State Bar exam, and began to practice Law.

Marshall also took on the responsibility of a Professorship at San Jose State University teaching Business Law. He carried on his Law practice for thirty five years, and his teaching for forty years. He loved his work and was very popular with his students at SJSU.

Marshall leaves behind his beloved wife of 61 years, Nancy, and five children: Lawrence (deceased), Richard (Terry deDiego) of Santa Cruz, Randall (Kay) of San Jose, Suzanne Gutheil (Jeffrey) of Bothell, Wash. and Jeanette Bean (Tony Wilson) of Kailua, Hawaii and grandchildren Michael (Shayna), Ryan (Jessica), Lauren, Samantha and Jordan Bean, Kelly Neuenfeldt, Jenelle Linsmeier, Ethan, Derek, and Jacob Gutheil. There are also two great grandchildren, Aidan and Camilla Bean, and a niece, Melissa Bartholomew of Riverside, Calif.

Marshall was an active member and past president of the San Jose Host Lions Club, and attended SIRS luncheons. Marshall and Nancy enjoyed traveling throughout Europe looking for ancestral sites. Each July a family reunion is held at the "Cabean" in Soda Springs, near Donner Summit, Calif., and always draws a big crowd.

Marshall will be greatly missed by his loving family and good friends, but we like to believe he is enjoying time with his son and other departed family and friends. 

submitted Nov. 15, 2012 9:58A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '57
Joseph Anthony Michaels


Joseph Anthony Michaels ’57, a life-long Stockton resident, passed away Jan. 28, 2011, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a lengthy illness. Joe was born in Stockton and was the eldest son of the late Tony and Bernice (Rishwain) Michaels. He was a 1952 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Stockton. He also attended and received both a B.A. and B.S. Degree from Santa Clara University and received his Pharmacy Degree from Oregon State University in 1962. He also served in the U.S. Army. Joe was the owner/operator of Airport Way Pharmacy in Stockton from 1963 to when he retired in 1995. Prior to his illness in 2004, Joe was an avid golfer, walker, and poker player. He was also a football fanatic, both College and NFL. He also followed the Stock Market tirelessly. Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Nina; his children Anthony, Laura, Steve (Kristi); and grandchildren Alex Michaels, Ava Delu, and Scot Michaels. He is also survived by his loving sister Jeanette Michaels, brother Maurice Michaels (Jolene), and many relatives.


submitted Feb. 14, 2011 4:56P
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