Santa Clara University

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Obituaries

38 James V. O’Toole, July 13, 2004. He is survived by his children Kathleen Baciocco, John O’Toole, Michelle Records, Martha Ahern, and Charles Turner.
41 Thomas C. Power, Dec. 10, 2004. He is survived by his children Thomas ’73 ,and Sarah J.D. ’81.
43 F. Sheldon Harden, Jan. 24. A native of Alturas, Calif., he played football at Santa Clara and served three years in the Army. He earned a secondary teaching credential from the College of Pacific and played pro football with the Sacramento Nuggets before beginning a long coaching career at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He coached football and wrestling until 1987 at Cal Poly, where he was an emeritus professor of physical education. In 2002 he was inducted in the California State Wrestling Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and children Michele, Maureen, Tim, and Ann.
46 Edward J. Boilard Jr., April 1, 2004. He is survived by his children Teresa, Catherine, Lorraine, John, Patricia, and George.
49 John E. Campion, July 26, 2004. Survivors include his daughter Mary K. Heid ’87. Walter B. Franck, MBA ’64, Nov. 11, 2004. A native of Oakland, he served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946 before attending SCU. He worked as a certified public accountant for FMC for 17 years and was with Arcata National for 10 years. He and his wife, Joan, operated The Peasant Chef, a restaurant in downtown Los Gatos, until 1991. He is survived by his wife; children Gregory, Savanna Hobbs, Joseph, Stephen, Monica Hill, Elise, Marcella Caudill, Catherine, and Constance Mote; and 23 grandchildren.
50 James E. Shipsey, March 6, 2004. A native of San Luis Obispo, he served in World War II and was a prison guard during the Nuremberg Trials. He is survived by his children Mike, Lori Mack, Theresa, Stephanie Shipsey Wall, and Mary Gunn ’82; and siblings Kathleen Shipsey Lyons and Jerry Shipsey J.D. ’51.
51 Louis J. Berberet, April 6, 2004. A native of Long Beach, he was a retired general manager of a liquor distributor, a Korean War Army veteran, a member of the American Baseball Players’ Association, and a board member of the Boy’s Club. Survivors include his wife, Lila; daughters Deborah Starmer, Mary Kato, and Lori Berberet; son Thomas; two stepdaughters, and eight grandchildren.
52 Richard J. Wiborn, March 22 in Grass Valley, Calif. A native of Brooklyn, he played football at SCU before working for Kaiser Cement and Gypsum for 34 years. He was a member of Santa Clara’s Gianera Society and the Bronco Bench. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Diane; children Debbie, Kurt, and Joe; and four grandchildren.
53 Ralph D. Zanette, May 17, 2004. He served his country as an Air Force pilot during the Korean Conflict, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. After his release from active duty he was an airline pilot with Pacific Airlines, Air West, Hughes Air West, Republic, and Northwest Airlines, from which he retired in 1986. He is survived by his children Christopher, Mark, and Teri.
54 Robert B. Dress, May 26, 2004. He worked for Ford Auto Sales and was a member of the Novato Moose and Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marie; stepdaughter Wendy Hibberd; and three grandchildren.
63 Richard “Rich” E. Freitas. A lifelong resident of San Jose, he was a real estate broker and developer who enjoyed horse racing and officiating football. He worked 27 years as a back judge in the Pacific 10 Conference and worked numerous bowl games. Survivors include Kathy Carpenter; son John; daughter Dee Dee Sherman; stepdaughters Kim and Stacey King; and six grandchildren.
64 Roger M. Jaroch, Dec. 7, 2004. A native of Modesto, he played basketball at Santa Clara prior to his commissioning into the Marines in 1964. He earned a master’s degree in national security from Georgetown University and a master’s of business administration degree from Mount St. Mary’s College. He served from 1964-1989 in the Marine Corps, earning the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, the Navy-Marine Corps medal, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal during that time. He also served in combat infantry units in Vietnam and in Okinawa and was part of Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger’s advisory staff. The colonel headed Marine recruiting in the Northwest and was a professor at the Army War College in Carlisle, Penn. Following his retirement from the Marine Corps, he worked in financial planning and fundraising for the Catholic Church and served as director of development for the Catholic dioceses in Reno, Seattle, and San Jose. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Deanna; his father, Gordon; sons Matthew and Adam; daughter Sarah; sisters Judy and Joyce; and four grandchildren.
65 Nelson “Nellie” K. Briles, Feb. 13 in Orlando. A native of Chico, he played baseball at SCU before making his major league debut at age 22 against Sandy Koufax and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He went on to win two World Series titles during a 14-year career in which he went 129-112 for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. After his career ended, he was a broadcaster with the Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and USA Network’s major league game of the week from 1979-1985 before being hired as the Pirates’ director of corporate projects in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Ginger; children Kelley, David, Christina, and Sarah; and several grandchildren. Robert Bryant Lilley J.D. ’71, Feb. 17 in Atascadero. He is survived by his wife, Judith Devine Lilley ’67; daughters Tracey Gallagher Lilley ’93 and Rebecca Lilley; and four grandchildren.
69 Don “Big Joe” Jorgenson, Dec. 4, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Kathryn; and children Kristin and Keith.
70 Thomas J. Peirona, Feb. 11. The native San Franciscan was politically active in the Bay Area and was a member of the Belmont Planning Commission, the Olympic Club, and the Bronco Bench Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Louise; daughters Christina, Jennifer, and Teressa; and his sister Carole.
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