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1951

'51
Helfrich, Frank

Frank Helfrich ’51 received a commendation in May from the Menlo Park Historical Association for 30 years of volunteer service. The  83-year-old historian and Menlo Park native helped to shepherd the nonprofit organziation almost from day one, archiving the town’s memories, which he still does. Read about his experiences at The Almanac Online.

submitted Jun. 18, 2012 9:27A

1952

'52
Petrucci, Leo

Leo Petrucci '52 has been married for 63 years. He is retired with three children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 1:24P
'52
McMahon , Ed

Fr. Ed McMahon '52 writes that in his 80th year he has finished a 12 year research project with small groups called "Rediscovering the Lost Body-Connection Within Christian Spirituality."  It will be published shortly as a workbook with practical body-learnings and exercises that can transform a Christian's awareness of who Christ is today and who each of us is "in Christ."

submitted Apr. 12, 2010 3:58P
UGRD Engineering '52
Martin, Elio

Elio L. Martin '52 and his wife, Barbara, daughter of former SCU basketball coach Ray S. Pesco, have three children.  His three grandchildren are currently attending Santa Clara University (Lauren), St. Mary's College (Jamie), and Loyola Marymount University (Ricky).

submitted Dec. 4, 2009 12:40P
'52
Kearley, Carroll

Carroll C. Kearley '52, Professor Emeritus LMU, has had two books of poetry published 2009-2010 by Tebot Bach, Inc.: "Deity-Alphabets" and 'The Armenian Watchmaker."

submitted Apr. 29, 2010 3:28P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '52
Gilkey, Robert

Robert C. Gilkey ’52 writes: “I lived in Honolulu, Hawaii for over 50 years (1953-2007) before moving to Georgia to live near one of my sons. I was sports editor of the college newspaper during my sophomore (1949 Orange Bowl) year wonderful experience!”    

submitted May. 20, 2011 10:24A
'52
Fiore, Marcel

Marcel Fiore M.A. '66 retired from 17 years of high school teaching and administration. He coached wrestling, football, and baseball at Santa Clara High School and baseball at Wilcox High School. He is happily married to wife Bev of 54 years. They have four children, including David Fiore '79, and five grandsons.

 
submitted May. 19, 2009 2:05P
'52
Fiore, Beverly

Beverly Fiore '52 has been married for 56 years. She plays raquetball twice a week, works out, and visits her children and grandchildren. Great life!

submitted Mar. 30, 2010 1:31P
'52
Behrens , Helena

Leigh Josephson ’52 is living his golden years on the island of Kauai, after teaching for many years at Iolani School in Honolulu. He has been married for over 60 years and raised his children in Honolulu as well. After being inducted into the Hawaiian Aquatic Hall of Fame, he is looking forward to competing in an annual open water swim in Hanalei Bay.

submitted Jun. 26, 2014 1:02P

1953

'53
Webber, Leslie

Leslie R. Webber '53 writes, “My wife, Clarine, of 50 years died in 2009. I now live in a suburb of Nashville. For anyone traveling nearby, stop and touch base with an old classmate and the new lady in my life.”

submitted Apr. 9, 2012 5:14P
'53
Webber, Leslie

Leslie R. Webber '53 writes that he retired in 1995 as a Chicago ER Doctor. His wife of 50 years, Clarine, died in January 2009. But he found new wife on E-Harmony, and moved in with her in Nashville two years ago. Webber authored the book An American Doctor's Life, Divinely Orchestrated, which gives life at Santa Clara in the ’50s in great detail; it can be found in the SCU library and on Amazon.com. He also plans on attending the Grand Reunion in October.

submitted May. 13, 2013 11:57A
'53
Louis, Duane

Duane Louis '53 is still bravely battling his Huntington's Disease. He enjoys his family of 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:12P
'53
Kilkenny, R.G.

R.G. Kilkenny '53 retired from his company, Taylor Forge Engineered Systems. His son Mike now runs it. He is still chairman of the board. He has four children and 15 grandchildren.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 2:36P
UGRD Leavey Business '53
Kilkenny, Gary

Gary Kilkenny '53 writes: "Married 55 years to my wife Bev. Retired for 11 years. Still Chair of Board of Taylor Forge Engineered Systems. Four married children, 15 grandchildren. Granddaughter 'Abbey' will start at SCU this fall."

submitted May. 4, 2011 12:31P
UGRD Leavey Business '53
Joyce, Thomas

Thomas F. Joyce ’53 writes: “Retired—still married to the gal I married in 1946—our 65th anniversary in August. Seven children, eleven grand-children, 3 greats and we’re lucky to live in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County.”




 

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:16A
UGRD Engineering '53
Edden, Francis

Marv Gregory '53 and his family visited West Point for the completion of "boot camp" for their grandson, Trevor, who is now a plebe at WP. While in the East, Marv he visited his roommate, Frank Edden '53, in Vermont. Attached is a picture of Marv with his wife Laura on the right and Frank with his wife Joanne on the left. Marv played on the Santa Clara Division I team in 1953.  He was voted MVP.  He also fought in the final of the NCAA Heavyweight boxing title that year.

submitted Sep. 23, 2010 3:03P

1954

'54
Shea, Henry

Henry M Shea '54 writes "I really felt sad about missing my 55 year class reunion at University of Santa Clara in 2009.  However, my wife Joan and I spent it in Sausalito with our four children and their spouses.  We are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary this year and I certainly hope to make it for our 60 year class reunion!"

submitted Apr. 7, 2010 12:15P
'54
Shea, Henry

Henry M. Shea ’54 writes that his grandchildren Elizabeth Stephens and Michael Shea are freshmen at Santa Clara this fall; his grandson Matt Shea is a student at USF.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '54
Rowe, James

James Rowe ’54 writes: "Just moved to Pasadera CC Monterey."

Contact James
CALL ANYTIME
submitted Jul. 5, 2012 5:07P
UGRD Engineering '54
Kuehler, Jack

Jack D. Kuehler ’54, MSEE ’86  was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for his many contributions to the field of engineering and for leading by example, furthering not only the engineering profession, but the School of Engineering at Santa Clara as well. Kuehler worked his way up from the position of associate engineer at IBM’s San Jose Research Laboratory in 1958 to become president of the international giant in 1989. In industry and here at SCU, Kuehler was revered for his leadership, intelligence, warmth, and mentoring.  Over the years, he was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, IEEE Fellow, Santa Clara University Trustee, and School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. He was a dogged promoter of innovation and creativity in the technical arena as a means for ensuring national security and technological competitiveness for the United States. As such, he and his wife, Carmen, created a research fund allowing promising SCU engineering undergraduates to join faculty in summer research.

 

submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:44A
'54
French, Charles

Charles B. French '54 writes: "Retired from family medicine 7 years, Tehama Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil since 2005." 

submitted Apr. 29, 2010 4:03P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '54
Chanteloup, A.

A. A. Chanteloup '54 is retired in Sunnyvale. He writes that he's taking care of his very ill wife and enjoys Santa Clara Magazine.

submitted May. 14, 2014 2:17P

1955

'55
Whaling, Thomas

Thomas Whaling '55 is retired and serves on the boards for Irvine Spectrum Rotary, Outreach to Africa, South County Outreach, and West Coast Companeros.

submitted May. 21, 2009 4:02P
UGRD Engineering '55
Van Etten, David

Dave Van Etten ’55 and Mary Ann Van Etten retired their family day-care business after providing childcare services to families in the South Bay since 1976.

Contact David
Cell: (408) 768-6994 Home: (408) 365-8809 Address: 702 Cree Drive San Jose, CA 95123 Neighborhood Blossom Valley Email: dtvanetten@yahoo.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/dtvanetten Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/davidtvanetten Twitter: www.twitter.com/dtvanetten
submitted Aug. 6, 2013 12:36P
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