Class Notes | Obituaries
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Steven (Nguyen T) Phan ’01, MS ’03 passed away Dec. 22, 2011.
Born in Cho Lon, Vietnam, Nov. 11, 1976, to Tai and Muoi Phan, Steven was a great scholar and striver despite any physical dilemma. He received his bachelor of science in 2001 and master of science in 2003 in computer engineering from Santa Clara University.
With his credentials in place, he continued to pursue his lifelong goals to provide for his family and to find a cure for his illness. In June 2002, he landed on his first big break at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field for summer intern as a software engineer. Shortly after, he joined IBM Product Release Group and underwent his master of science at SCU in 2003. A year later, he found himself working for IBM Content Management Development. After three years, he changed his passion and pursued in DB2 for z/OS Development as a software developer. In June 2011, he was promoted to staff software engineer.
Aside from his family, he volunteered to his community through charitable donations and awareness programs, helping the unfortunates and educating next generation youths to strive for a better future. Every year, he urged his family to donate any unwanted article of clothing to Hope and Goodwill. He contributed to several natural disaster relief funds to help the victims find their way to a better recovery.
Sharon Ann Holstine Pfann '03 on Nov. 23, 2008.
Michelle (Stella) Moskalik JD ’03, a resident of San Jose, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Nov. 28, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, Scott Moskalik; parents Marie Stella and Richard Stella; aunts and uncles, Esther and Steven Edmunson, Harold and Daniele Hummel and Joseph and Carole Stella; and, her cousins, Jennifer Edmunson, Keith Hummel, Sheri Hummel, Jeanne Stella Devani, Tina Stella Zimmer and Joe Stella, Jr. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Josephine Hummel, Sr., Julio and Josephine Stella, aunt Joyce Lettario and cousin, Kimberly Hummel. A native of California, Michelle was born in Petaluma. A graduate of Rancho Cotati High School, Rohnert Park, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University and was an active member of the California Bar Association since 2003. Most recently an attorney with Paradigm Counsel, Michelle's career in contracts law spanned more than 20 years. She will forever be remembered as an intelligent, strong, remarkable and beautiful woman; deeply missed by her family, friends and many business associates. Her smile will be missed by all who knew her.
Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach '03 passed away in New York City on May 30, 2011, from complications related to Type-I diabetes. She was born on Jan. 10, 1981, in Newark, Ohio, and moved with her family to Redlands, Calif., in 1992. Elizabeth graduated from Redlands High School in 1999 and from Santa Clara University in 2003 as a communications major and a political science minor. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and began her career in the film industry at Paradigm Talent Agency, where she remained for three years, eventually becoming the assistant to their head literary agent. In 2006, she moved to Fox Searchlight, an independent film production company, ending as a creative coordinator. At the time of her death, she was in New York working as an associate producer on a new film. Liz had a sparkling intellect that was complimented by her enormously positive sprit and enthusiastic creativity. She loved working in the film industry, bringing projects to the screen that not only attracted an audience but more importantly told stories to illuminate our shared humanity. In addition to her passion for film, Liz was an accomplished athlete and lover of the arts. While at Redlands High School, she swam and played water polo and was active in speech and theatre arts. She continued to play water polo at Santa Clara University, where she was a team captain as a senior in 2003. Throughout her life, Liz enjoyed literature, poetry, and music, as well as hiking, swimming, and spending time outside. She was an inspiration to all who had the fortune to know her, and she will be profoundly missed. Elizabeth is survived by her parents, Phil and Marie; her brother Jason; sister-in-law Kristi and nephew Barrett.