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GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '91
Victor C. LaVoie

Rev. Victor C. LaVoie M.A. ’91, 69, of Woburn, Mass., went to his heavenly reward June 26, 2014. The son of Rene and Ruth (McCusker) LaVoie, he was born August 25, 1944 in Hartford, Conn.. His early years were spent in Manchester, Conn., before moving to Watertown. He graduated from Saint Mary's School in Waltham. He attended Saint John's Seminary, and was ordained May 15, 1971. He attended Boston College and received his Master's in Spirituality from Santa Clara University in California. Brother of Anne Uva of Syracuse, N.Y., John LaVoie and his wife Mary of Duxbury, Joseph LaVoie and his wife Debbie of East Falmouth, and the late Thomas LaVoie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Fr. LaVoie has served in parishes in Chelsea, Hingham, West Roxbury, Hudson, Chelmsford, Wilmington, Lahey Clinic in Burlington and Saint Eulalia's in Winchester. 

submitted Aug. 14, 2014 11:16P
GRD Law '91
Stephen M. Marlowe
Stephen M. Marlowe J.D. ’91 passed away on Dec. 17, 2013 in Sedona, Ariz., where has has resided since 2005. He was born May 5, 1936, in Jackson, Tenn. He is survived by wife Patty of Sedona; daughter Shaun (Lee) Gardner of Sedona; grandchildren Brandy Gardner and Easton (Camilo) Arango; and great-grandson Javi Pacheco. 


submitted Jan. 29, 2014 3:54P
GRD Engineering '91
Robert J. Radford

Robert J. Radford M.S. ’91, 54 of Fremont, formerly of Somis, passed away on August 1, 2012. Survived by his sons, Bryan 23, Nolan 18, and his siblings, Janet and David as well as his double-first cousins, John, Steve, and Bill and his former wife, Debra. Rob graduated from Moorpark College, UC Santa Barbara, and Santa Clara University with degrees in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Finite Element Analysis (FEA). His favorite hobbies were golfing, surfing, soccer, hiking, and brewing his own beer.

submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:28A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '91
Rita B. Prime

Rita Burke Prime M.A. '76, M.A. '91  After a full and complete life, passed away peacefully August 3, 2009. Rita Margaret Mary Burke was born in New York City on 11/21/1915. She lost both her parents early in life, and lived in Connecticut with her step-grandmother, who was the joy of Rita's young life, and who inspired her love of Ireland and all things Irish, who nurtured in her the complete love and support of her family, and the inclusion in this family of all she came in contact with. If you ever met Rita, you knew she was "tough Irish", a coffee "fiend", a "fresh air fanatic", and a lifelong Dodgers fan. You also probably fell in love with her and became her friend forever. Rita met Ellis Roy Prime and they married on September 14, 1942 in New York City. Soon after, Rita and Roy moved to Los Angeles, where they had three children, Robert Bruce, Mary Ann, and Patricia Kathryn. They established a home and a strong base of family and friends, raised their children, and were very active in their Church. Rita always considered Los Angeles her "true home". Rita completed her college degree and began teaching high school in Southern California. Rita and Roy moved to Mountain View, Calif., in July of 1970, and Rita quickly became a teacher at Milpitas High School. She founded and ran their reading program and was the band counselor. During that time she was awarded a master's degree from Santa Clara University in education. While at SCU she joined Pi Lambda Theta sorority, and coordinated and ran a program dispersing information about head injuries, among many other projects. She also opened and ran an educational supply store for several years, all while still teaching. After retiring from Milpitas, she continued in education by consulting for the East Side Union High School district in San Jose. After moving north, Rita and Roy became parishioners at St. Joseph's Church in Mountain View. They became very involved with many aspects of the Church, and Rita was a founding member of the pastoral counseling group there. She returned to Santa Clara University and was awarded a master's degree in pastoral counseling. She continued as a lay minister and pastoral counselor past 2000. She had boundless energy, a smile for everyone, and a truly caring spirit of uncommon joy and generosity. Her greatest pride was her family: Robert Bruce (Donna), Mary Ann, and Patricia Kathryn (Doug McLean); her grandchildren Michael Bruce Prime (Warapha), Dennis Robert Prime (Lisa), William Wiley Bedsworth II (Louise), and Megan Aileen Bedsworth (Kent Bailey), and her great-grandchildren Kaelan, Jesse, Olivia, Gavin, Ellie, Colleen, and Wiley. She was the center of a loving family and will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.

submitted Aug. 27, 2009 11:04A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Michael Robert Dolan
Michael Robert Dolan ’91 passed away on February 9, 2011. Mike was born on June 21, 1969 in New Jersey to Robert and Marianne Dolan. After spending a few years in Minnesota, the family moved to California and Mike grew up in Fullerton. He attended St. Juliana School and graduated from Troy High School as valedictorian. He attended Santa Clara University and graduated at the top of his class in 1991 with a B.S. in Decision and Information Sciences. He was instrumental in starting and developing Work with this company brought him to Chicago. His success allowed him to semi-retire in his early 30s. He spent the last several years studying at the University of Chicago pursuing his passions: math, physics, and philosophy. Mike was brilliant. He was a long-time member of Mensa. He worked tirelessly when he was brainstorming a new business idea or taking post-graduate classes. Mike was also athletic and excelled in sports. He played tennis and baseball, ran track and cross country, played beach volleyball and enjoyed surfing. He was an avid and fearless skier. Mike will be remembered for his kind, amiable and easy-going demeanor, his quick and brilliant mind, his athleticism and his sense of humor. He was a beloved son and a hero as a brother. He was a fun-loving and generous uncle. Mike is survived by his parents, Robert and Marianne Dolan, and his siblings: Jennifer Dolan LaGrange '92 (husband Clint), Kathy Dolan Brahm (husband Jim) and Matthew Vincent Dolan (wife Terri), and several nieces and nephews. Mike was well-loved by his family and friends and is missed dearly.
submitted Feb. 23, 2011 12:30P
Linda Crocket

Linda Crockett M.A. ’91, 67 years old, lost her life in a tragic automobile accident on July 26. 

Born on July 17, 1945, in Palo Alto, where she grew up, Linda received her B.A. degree from San Jose State University in 1976. She built a successful sales and marketing career in the publishing industry. In 1991, though, she made a major career change after earning her MFT master's from Santa Clara University.

Linda and her husband, Joel, moved to The Sea Ranch in September, 1999. Early in 2000 she received an independent contract as a mental health consultant for the Point Arena Unified School District. In 2001 she opened Life Choices, a therapeutic counseling service, in Gualala. Continuing her private practice, she also joined Action Network as their clinical director in 2004. She was particularly proud of her contributions in creating Arena High School'sTeen Peer Court, and working with students to put together Mendocino Teen Voices (MTV), a website for teens.
The community response to Linda's unexpected death bears testimony to the impact of her contributions. Her husband shares that since her death, a number of parents and grandparents have told him stories of Linda's success with the children in their lives - stories Linda never divulged, even with Joel, because she so honored her promise of confidentiality. Linda was strong, focused, not always easy, but always honest, hardworking and effective. She brought loving value to children and families along the entire Mendonoma coast.
Linda was a wife and a mother, too - she excelled at both. When she and her husband adopted her nephew, Jason, it was with a commitment to guide him to adulthood. They succeeded. Linda had the honor of watching her boy graduate from high school this May with the knowledge that he was prepared to bring value in whatever endeavor he chose.

Linda's exuberance for life left a mark on everyone who knew her. She won't be forgotten.

Linda leaves so many who will love her forever: Her husband Joel; her sons Jason Crockett and David Kull; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers in law including Four-Eyed Frog's Jeremy; 3 stepchildren and 4 step grandchildren.


submitted Aug. 3, 2012 10:11A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Joel M. Zamora

Joel M. Zamora '91 passed away on August 13, 2011.

submitted Aug. 29, 2011 3:01P
Jeffery W. Saunders

Jeffery W. Saunders MBA '91, Oct. 20, 2013. Formerly of Cupertino Jeff died at home in Seattle of a stroke. Loving husband of Kristin Matosian Saunders, formerly of Los Altos, and devoted father of Ginevra, 6; Roland, 4; Camilla, 2; and Daphne, 9 months. They were his focus and joy.  Born Oct. 22, 1962, Jeff graduated from San Jose State University, earned an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and was a mechanical engineer at Lockheed Martin for 25 years. He loved the outdoors, lived from the heart and gave generously of his kindness, optimism, patience and resilience.  Also surviving are his parents, Bill and Lynne Saunders, of Surprise, AZ, formerly of Cupertino; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Brian Ebert, and niece, Siera Ebert, of Reno, NV; and inlaws, Ken and Paula Matosian of Los Altos. His sister Michelle died in February. 

submitted Dec. 3, 2013 1:02P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '91
Fr. Robert G. Cregan

Robert G. Cregan, S.J. ’91 died January 4, 2009. He was a teacher and faculty chaplain at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx. Fr. Cregan graduated attended Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley. He is survived by his brother, John D. and his wife, Betty, nieces Suzanne Donat and Catherine Beringer and nephew David Cregan and countless students and colleagues from his service at Canisius H.S., Fordham Prep, JSTB, Regis, St. Peter's Prep and Xavier H.S.



submitted Nov. 1, 2010 12:52P
Elsie Frost

Elsie Frost J.D. ’91 was born on Oct. 25, 1930 and passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Elsie was a resident of Gaithersburg, Md.

submitted Feb. 3, 2014 2:57P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Christine I. Perkins

Christine I. Perkins '91 died on March 4, 2010.

submitted Nov. 18, 2010 12:21P
Andrew J. Solomon

Andrew John Solomon ’91 passed away quietly on Dec. 5, 2012, following a prolonged battle with brain cancer. Andy was a longtime pillar of the Fresno community having grown up in Fresno where he attended Bullard High School and went on to Santa Clara University, where he was their first baseman all four years. Following college, Andy returned to Fresno to complete a 25 year career in commercial real estate, during which he made innumerable friends, supported community improvements, and was admired and respected by everyone who came in contact with him. Andy, together with his family, fought against his illness for over five years. Andy's incredible strength and will to live resulted in him becoming one of the longest living survivors of full brain radiation treatment. We may all take some solace in the fact that Andy's participation in numerous experimental cancer treatment programs may help to improve the chances for future patients to possibly survive this now incurable disease. During this time he also felt a strong calling to reach out to others in hope of helping them face their own personal challenges. Andy's great love of baseball continued to the very end and was exceeded only by his love for his family and Faith in God. The family would like to thank the staff for the great dedication and care Andy received at both the University of California San Francisco, the Helen Diller Family Cancer Center; and Hinds Hospice. He leaves behind a loving wife Monique; and his two devoted daughters, Meg and Tess. In addition to the young family he leaves behind, there is an extended and devoted family that will continue to morn his loss. He also leaves behind his mother and father, Lew and Linda Solomon, of Fresno; his three siblings, Jeff Solomon '84 and his wife Carolyn of Tualatin, Or., Jim Solomon and his wife Melissa of Fresno, Susie Jones and her husband Tom of Sacramento; and numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; nephews and nieces. 

submitted Jan. 7, 2013 11:41A

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