Santa Clara University

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Obituaries

33William A. Denser, April 18. A native of San Francisco, he was a retired San Francisco police officer. He is survived by his daughter, Sue D. Ferguson; and his siblings Theresa and Richard.
36Jack F. Daly, Dec. 17, 2003. During World War II, he served in the Pacific, and then he returned to his hometown in Eureka to work in the family-owned department store, Daly Brothers. He was president of Daly Brothers Corporation and his career spanned 53 years. He served as president of the Eureka Rotary, the Ignomar Club, the Baywood Country Club, and the Eureka Chamber of Commerce. He also served on numerous boards, including the Independent Retailers Association, Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, St. Joseph's Hospital, and the Commonwealth Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a Knight of St. Gregory. He served on the California State Automobile Association board for 25 years including a term as president. He is survived by his five children, Daniel, Timothy, Kerry Daly Swarthout '72, Erin, and Mark; as well as four grandchildren. Clair Adrian Normandin, Feb. 6. He was born in San Jose and spent most of his life there. After graduation from SCU and through World War II, he worked as an engineer for Food Machinery Corporation. When his father died in 1945, he joined his brother, Irving, as partner and co-owner of an automobile dealership. He remained in the business until his retirement in 1980. He was active in the San Jose Country Club, the Exchange Club, and St. Leo's Parish. He is survived by daughters Suzanne Lennol and Linda Nicholson; sons Bill and John; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
37Timothy D. Regan, Jan 26. He was a proud member of the class of '37, and "he loved to tell stories of the fabled days in Kenna Hall," writes his son. His father, William Regan, was a member of the class of 1903. His son, Tim Regan Jr. '63, J.D. '65, and his grandson, Tim Regan III '91, are also alumni.
38Alphonse Dingacci, Jan. 17. A longtime physician in Fallon, Nev., and a professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Nevada at Reno, he earned his medical degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. He served as a field surgeon with General Patton's Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter and son-in-law Pauline and Tom Ferrito 'J.D. 69, son and daughter-in-law Michael and Lori Dingacci; daughter and son-in-law Patti and Steve Ogden; daughter Mary; sister Bruna; sister and brother-in-law Marge and Joe Di Caro; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
39James D. Barlow, March 29. A member of the SCU Athletic Hall of Fame, he was a member of the SCU football team that won the Sugar Bowl in 1937 and 1938. He joined the U.S. Army at the start of World War II, and survived three wars. He continued to fly until he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1969 as a command pilot logging 13,000 hours. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margaret, and his daughters Susan Cowell, Patricia Squires, and Debbie Sharp.
41David Eugene Kern, April 17. After graduating from SCU, he worked at Lockheed Aircraft as a service engineer. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served until 1946. He then worked as a salesman of irrigation pumps for Wintroath Pump Company until his retirement. He spent much of his leisure time traveling to the Los Angeles area visiting friends and family. He is survived by his companion for the past 36 years, Robert Paty, and his brother, Joseph Kern.
44William B. Lynch, Nov. 5, 2003. He was a farmer in Stockton. He is survived by his wife, Madeline, and his son, Paul.
47James Francis Conway, March 13. He was a retired civil engineer. He is survived by his wife, Alice, children James Jr., John, Thomas, Patrick, Kathy Bendetto, Irene Smith, Mary Ann Washburn, and Sheila Conway; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
49Edward L. Fonseca, March 16. After earning his degree in engineering from SCU, he worked for the San Francisco Water Department for his 38-year career. He later held the position of division manager of suburban operations for many years until his retirement in 1988. He loved working crossword puzzles and gardening. He is survived by his wife for more than 50 years, Evelyn; sons James, Phillip, and Larry; sisters Ester Pacheco and Maria Freitas, and brother Gabriel; and seven grandchildren.
50John "Jack" Keefe, Nov. 3, 2003. Born and raised in San Francisco, he served in the Army in the South Pacific from 1941 to 1945. He pursued a long career in the financial field, and he retired in 1990 from the Department of Education. He was a lifelong sailor with yachting friends all over the world, and he was a long time member of the Marin Yacht Club in San Rafael, the Cruising Club of America, and the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife, Annette; sons John and James; daughter Ailene; brother Robert; three nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren. Horace "Bob" Wall Maggetti, April 21, 2003. A longtime resident of San Francisco, he worked as a marketing research consultant for much of his life. He enjoyed traveling with relatives, reading daily newspapers, and socializing. He is survived by two nephews and one niece.
51Peter W. Rodgers, Aug. 8, 2003. He was raised in Burlingame, and earned his master's degree in electrical engineering from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in geophysics and electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He taught geophysical engineering at U.C. Berkeley, was a physicist and consultant at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and spent two years with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in Wellington, New Zealand. He was a consultant in seismic instrumentation and signal processing as well as a visiting research geophysicist at the Institute for Crustal Studied at U.C. Santa Barbara. He was a member of the Seismological Society of America, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the American Geophysical Union. He was an avid tennis fan, and enjoyed playing doubles with friends. He is survived by his wife, Mercedes; his sons Edward and William; and one grandson.
53Rex Redhouse, April 2. He was born on the Navajo reservation at Teec Nose Pos in Ariz. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942, and after his service he earned his degree from SCU. He worked in the Civil Service at military posts in Fort Ord, Calif., and Fort Huachuca, Ariz., before retiring in 1977. He led the Dineh Singers drum group and the Redhouse Dancers, performing at schools, conventions, and pow-wows. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maria, and children Mary, Charlotte, Vince, Tony, Lenny, and Larry.
58Ronald J. Scanlon, March 12. He is survived by his wife, Alice; and children Anne Zimmerman, Patrick, Marie, Bernadette, Jeffrey, and Tama.
59Walter L. Cameron, March 18. A construction engineer and a partner and owner of HA Ekelin, he was the 1994 Construction Man of the Year. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the director of the Salinas Valley Fair, the 1992-93 president of Salinas California Rodeo, and the 1985 winner of the Golden Saddleman Award from the Salinas California Rodeo. He was an accomplished musician and a lover of music. He is survived by daughters Sydney Wasson and Leslie Cameron, sister Jeanette Bennett, two grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ione.
60Dennis F. Miller '60, '69 MBA, May 1. A lover of the outdoors, Miller enjoyed golfing and hunting. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy; daughters Cynthia, Lisas, and Jennifer; son David; and seven grandchildren.
62Amos Dana, Dec. 22, 2003. He earned his master's degree at the University of Southern California, and he was an adjunct professor in the political science department at SCU for 20 years. He later worked at the San Mateo Probation Department, where he eventually became the deputy chief of the department. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patty; his children; and grandchildren.
64George T. Porter Jr. MBA, May 17, 2003.
66James R. Bender, Feb. 7. He was an engineer for Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale. He is survived by his spouse, Linda Bender, and his son Kevin Bender '99. John L. Wray MBA, Jan. 31, 2003. He was a senior consultant at the Mollerus Engineering Corporation in Los Gatos. He is survived by his wife, Sally.
69Kenneth L. Shurtleff Jr., July 23, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Karin; son Mark; brother Robert; sister Deeann Kronick; and his mother, Eleanor.
71Louis G. Bullock, May 27, 2003. A resident of Mesa, Ariz., he was a U.S. Marine and a veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from Motorola, where he worked as an engineer. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; sons David and Eugene; one grandchild; and his sister Susan Wyatt. James Nicholas Roberts M.A. '72, March 13. After earning his teaching credential from SCU, he taught for 32 years at Santa Teresa Elementary School in San Jose. He would often treat his students and colleagues to his Elvis impersonation. He was an avid coin and wine collector, and a licensed stockbroker. He looked forward to his annual family vacations to Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughters Christine and Heather; and stepdaughter Yvonne Lewis.
73Robert A. Giovacchini, Nov. 23, 2000. He earned his juris doctorate from the San Joaquin College of Law in 1980 and he had a solo law practice in Fresno, Calif.
75Charles L. Reed J.D., Feb. 17. He was an attorney in Fresno. He is survived by his wife, Trudi.
76George J. Miskho MBA, Feb. 15, 2004. He served as a U.S. Naval officer in the Korean War. He worked on the Titan IIIC rocket booster project before entering the nuclear industry, where he spent the rest of his career. He worked for the Department of Energy and other contractors, and he retired in 1994 from Westinghouse Hanford Company. He then served a fulltime welfare mission for the Church of the Latter Day Saints with his wife, Kathy. He loved swimming and teaching others how to swim. At the age of 70, he swam the Columbia River, and earned first place in his age group. He is survived by his wife, as well as his children Tony, Becky, Michael, Tonya, Michelle, and Betsy; and 10 grandchildren. Christopher L. Porter, Oct 3, 2003. A fifth-generation Californian, he earned his degree in fine arts from SCU and his master's degree in fine arts at the New York Academy of Art. His paintings have been shown in galleries in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Cupertino, and New York. Porter also worked as a housepainter, carpenter, bartender, and ranch hand on his family's ranch. He was a devout Catholic, an avid sports fan, and a voluminous reader. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Charles and Wanda Porter, brother John of Cambria, and many cousins.
82Hector Luis Santos M.S., April 1, 2003. Santos earned his degree in engineering. He is survived by his wife, Sonya; and a teenage son.
86Mary M. Norris, Feb. 16. She worked in the publicity department of the Boston Museum of Art before enrolling in the library science master's degree program at Indiana University. After graduation, she was a librarian at the Benicia Public Library, the Burbank Public Library, and the Glendale Main Branch library. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Margaret; and her brothers Michael and John.
89Dian Sugiarto M.S., Nov 24, 2003. He was a former process engineer for Toshiba in Sunnyvale.
90Riyad "Ray" S. AbuZayyad M.S., March 23. Born in Palestine, he immigrated to the U.S. after high school and settled in Fremont. He joined IBM in 1962 and became a leader for the company in the area of hard drives and data storage technology. In his more than 20 years with IBM, he earned two master's degrees. After leaving IBM in 1996, he became a general partner with the Ignite Group in Redwood City, a venture capital firm, and he was a member of the board of directors of Hoya Photonics and the executive committee of Tech Museum of Innovation. He is survived by his wife, Fatima; son Bassel; and daughter, Randa '05.
94Joyce M. Warmkessel J.D., Feb. 4, 2003. She was a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
02Eric J. Hornisher M.S. 03, April 19. An Eagle Scout, he loved reading philosophy, playing chess, tracking stocks, making music, and drawing with pen and ink. He was a member of two engineering honor societies, Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma. As part of his graduate studies, he developed a computer-controlled satellite. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Patricia '73; sister Joy '03; and brother Charlie.
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