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Stephen William Dane

Stephen William Dane ’10 died on March 10, 2011. Steve passed away in his Vacaville home this past Thursday at the age of 23. He was born on Nov. 5, 1987, in Fairfield, and was a lifelong resident of Vacaville. He attended Notre Dame Catholic School, graduating in 2002, Justin-Siena High School in 2006 and had attended Santa Clara University. He had previously been employed at Mimi's Cafe, where he hosted, as well as Petco. He had a strong love for his family, his dogs, his reptiles, basketball and loved being with his friends. For a time, he had also coached basketball locally. Survivors include his parents, Dr. Joe Dane '78 and Mrs. Colleen Dane '78 of Vacaville; brothers, Rick of Glendale, Ariz., and Matthew of Vacaville; fiancé, Brittany Law of Vacaville; maternal grandparents, W. Thomas and Maureen Daley of Sonoma; maternal aunts, Kathy (Paul) Buckels and Patty (Joe) Schmidt; paternal uncle, Nick Dane; paternal aunts, Marge (Jack) Elberson and Francy (John) Pastore; cousins, Christopher and Johanna, Laura, Danielle, Margie, Travis, Rachel and John; and a host of immediate family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Margaret Dane. 

submitted Apr. 13, 2011 9:41A
Fr. Stephen George Olivio

Stephen George Olivo, S.J. '57, died December 5, 2010 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was a Jesuit for 54 years, an ordained priest for 41. Death came at age 75 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Steve was born in Chicago on the day after Christmas, 1934. When he was in his teens, the family moved to San Jose. Steve graduated from Willow Glen High School in 1953, attended Santa Clara University, 1953-56, and entered the Society of Jesus at Los Gatos on August 14, 1956. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1969 Fr. Olivo completed a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and then went to Santa Clara University as Dean of Students. He served in this position for two years and then spent the next five years in the classroom teaching Italian and Spanish Literature. After his time at Santa Clara University Fr. Olivo moved to the University of San Francisco where he served in a number of administrative and pastoral positions until 1999 when, because of failing health, he moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. Steve is survived by his sisters Ann Calabretta of Auburn, CA, and Viola Evola of Oaklawn, Il., and a brother Salvatore (Sam) Olivo of Arizona.


submitted Dec. 10, 2010 9:39A
Emily Bordallo

Emily Bordallo ’10 died on Jan. 3, 2012. Friends and family remember how she would light up a room with her smile. Daughter of Ed Bordallo ’74 and Lisa Jafferies ’74, she was an account manager at Barracuda Networks and she touched lives through genuine giving and caring. She was 25 years old.

submitted May. 14, 2012 3:24P
David A. Godinez

David A. Godinez ’07, M.A. '10 of Morgan Hill was born in 1966 and died on Feb. 17, 2013. 

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 1:44P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Colonel John M. Regan
Colonel John M. Regan ‘42, USAF (retired), passed away peacefully in his sleep December 21, 2010 at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Christille (ne, de Bony de Lavergne) and his 6 brothers, including William V. Regan Jr. '33 and Timothy Regan '37, and sisters. Col. Regan, the son of William V. Regan of Boise, Idaho and Molly Merle of San Francisco, California, was born March 15, 1920 in Boise, Idaho, where he enjoyed an idyllic childhood and popular reign as High School class president and captain of the football team. He attended Boise Junior College, Santa Clara University, the War College of the Pentagon, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco. In 1941 he pursued his dream of becoming a pilot by joining the U.S. Army Air Corps, eventually flying B17's in the 306th Bombardment Group of the original 8th Air Force. The 306th was a pioneer unit involved in the early Air War in the European Theatre and led the first American raids over Germany, striking targets deep into the heart of the Third Reich. He became commander of the 368th Bombardment Squadron, called the Eager Beavers, and flew over 258 combat hours. He continued an illustrious career in the Air Force, also participating in the Korean and Vietnam wars where he went on to fly B-26's and B-29's. He became a Lieutenant Colonel at the age of 23 and full Colonel at age 31. Col. Regan was base commander in France, Thailand, and the Philippine Islands, and was also stationed in Germany and Korea. He received many distinguished combat decorations and awards, including the Silver Star, two distinguished Flying Crosses, five Air medals and two Purple Hearts. He received three Legions of Merit, The meritorious Service medal, the Joint Service Commendation medal, two Air Force Commendation medals, as well as foreign and U.S. campaign and service medals. It was in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1952 that he met Christille de Bony de Lavergne and fell in love. She was working for the French Embassy and John was with the American Embassy. They were married in Versailles, France in 1954. The family grew to accommodate 6 children in almost as many years and moved almost every year and a half. After retiring in 1970 from a 30 year military career Col. Regan stayed active as president of the San Mateo Toastmasters and the San Mateo Park Association. He was generously active in civic organizations and volunteer work with the elderly and the handicapped. He was an avid public speaker and writer and was published over 360 times in different newspapers and magazines. He was a devout Catholic, a loving husband and father, and a humanitarian whose warm smile and kindness will be missed by all those who knew him. He is survived by his 6 children; Guillemette, Georgine, Patrick, Antoinette (Nouna), Kevin and Sean and 8 grandchildren. 
submitted Feb. 23, 2011 12:18P

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