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Norman Martin, S.J. '37

In Memoriam

Norman Martin, S.J. ’37, professor emeritus of history at Santa Clara University, and special assistant to the president for university relations, passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 91. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. A native of Half Moon Bay, Fr. Martin grew up in San Mateo, and came to SCU in 1933 as a freshman. In the 1960s and ’70s, as a history professor at SCU, he conducted research on socioeconomic problems of Colonial Mexico, especially the unemployment during that period.

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Obituaries

32 George J. Schelcher, Dec. 10, 2005. After graduating from SCU, he was appointed University Registrar and served in that capacity until 1937. In that year, he came home to manage the family business in Sacramento and later joined the California Department of Employment. From 1942 to 1950, he headed the California Farm Bureau Office, which oversaw the Bracero Program. Subsequently, he was executive director of the Sacramento County Community Chest (precursor to United Way), manager of Continental Heller, general manager for the Stop and Shop grocery store chain, and held management positions with several architectural firms. He is survived by a daughter, Marie Louise Yates of Sacramento; a son, George J. Schelcher of Pebble Beach; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
34 William A. Beck, Dec. 22, 2005. He is survived by two children; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
36 John F. Marten Jr., Feb. 9. A native of San Jose, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as lieutenant colonel. After his active duty, he was employed by Great Western Financial, for which he became president. He is survived by a son, two sisters, and four grandchildren.
38 John Alan Cost, J.D. ’40, Dec. 5, 2005. A native of Lebanon, Ore., he worked as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and later as a defense attorney. He is survived by his wife, June, and four sons.
39 Orville Hanners, Feb. 11. The Nebraska native played on two undefeated Santa Clara football teams that won back-to-back Sugar Bowls in 1937 and 1938. He worked for Podesta Divers doing underwater construction and salvage before moving to Napa in 1989 to enjoy his retirement years. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary; two daughters; two sons; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
43 Robert H. Conrad, Dec. 3, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Olga Rodriguez, and eight children.
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John V. Campi, July 16, 2005.

John H. Casey, Nov. 15, 2005. He served in the U.S. Army as a medical technician during World War II and retired from the Wyeth Co. in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Toni, and seven children.

Donald E. Jones, Jan. 13. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later went to work for Standard Oil of California. He was involved in the writing and production of the “Standard Symphony Hour” on both radio and television and the “Standard School Broadcast” on radio. Prior to his retirement, he was manager of corporate advertising and community relations for Chevron USA. During his career he served on the governing boards of numerous local, state, and national arts organizations. In 1987 he became the first recipient of the Association of California Symphonies’ Arts Patron Award. After leaving Chevron, he served as an arts consultant and a grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; three children; and six granddaughters.

47 Bernard Patrick Doyle, Oct. 26, 2005. Born in Menlo Park, he died in Albuquerque, N.M., after a long battle with cancer.
48 Thomas McCormick, Nov. 14, 2005. A third-generation San Franciscan, he served in World War II as a member of the 84th Infantry Division—also known as “The Rail Splitters.” He later worked for the city and county of San Francisco as a junior engineer, and for the Stoneson Brothers, assisting in the construction of the Stonestown Mall. He was self-employed from 1950 until his death. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, and four children, including son Thomas Jr. ’82.
49 William Franklin Sheridan, Jan. 13. A Bronco quarterback at SCU, he served in World War II and retired from Standard Oil in 1980 after 31 years of service.
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Donald Canty, Dec. 14, 2005. He was best known for his career as an editor of a series of magazines about architecture and urban design. He began on the West Coast with Western Architect and Engineer, and then moved to New York as senior editor at Architectural Forum, then the leading magazine in the field. From 1974 until 1989, he was the editor of Architecture magazine, which was initially known as the Journal of the American Institute of Architects. Subsequently, he moved to Seattle, where he was the architectural critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for several years, and taught intermittently at the University of Washington’s architecture school. His most recent book, an appreciation of Alvar Aalto’s Mount Angel Monastery, was published in 1992, and in 2004 an extended essay of his appeared in an anniversary celebration of Sea Ranch, the seaside resort community in California. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan McGowan Canty; seven children; and 10 grandchildren.

Harvey Joseph Toso, Feb. 8. The Stockton native played professional baseball and was retired after a career in mortgage banking.

53 Martin Gerard Boulger, Jan. 19. A native of Los Angeles, he received a full basketball scholarship from SCU. As a senior at SCU, he coached the freshman basketball team. After serving in the U.S. Army, he taught history and coached freshman basketball at Mount Carmel High School in Los Angeles for two years and then worked for 25 years with Thomas J. Lipton—starting as a salesman and moving up to management—and retired in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Anne; four children; and 10 grandchildren.
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Robert W. Hogan, J.D. ’61, May 16, 2005. A native of Fontana, he practiced personal injury and product liability law for more than 30 years in San Jose before retiring in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Janet; three children; and four grandchildren.

Harry Y. McLaughlin, June 9, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Judith; son Gregory ’81; and nephew Brandon S. Miligan ’00.

57 Martin Thomas Egan, Jan. 24. A native of Denver, he was a Coast Guard lieutenant and later established Egan Realty. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sandra, and two children.
60 Edward Francis Carr, Feb. 4. The Los Angeles native served four-and-a-half years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After graduating from SCU, he spent most of his career in the Bell System. He was an avid world traveler, reader, skier, and student of the German language. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jeanine; four children; and four grandchildren.
64 Fr. J. Robb Keller, Oct. 15, 2005. A native of Idaho, he served in the Peace Corps in the mid-1960s before returning to Idaho Falls to join Argonne National Laboratory, where he served as senior personnel manager. He also managed a restaurant and was manager/owner of the Keller Follies Theater. He became a seminarian in 1977 and was ordained as a priest in 1984.
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Eugene Mikkel Giometti, J.D. ’71, Jan. 1. He is survived by four children.

John Joseph Newman, Dec. 13, 2005. A native of Wolf Point, Mont., he worked for Sandia Corp. in New Mexico and earned a master’s degree in 1960 at the University of New Mexico. After moving to California, he was employed at Lockheed Corp. He later worked for Fairchild and Memorex while teaching electronics at College of San Mateo. For more than 20 years, he volunteered with the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of Santa Clara County, which honored him with its highest volunteer award, the Silver Beaver. After retiring, he created his own consulting firm with partner Bob Dublin. He is survived by his wife, Linda Newman; four children; and 10 grandchildren.

Kenneth Standish Oswald, Jan. 16. He worked as a commercial artist in the Bay Area before moving to Mendocino County in the early 1970s. There he continued a third-generation family tradition in agriculture, growing oat hay and English peas on the coast near Elk, apples and pears at the Day Ranch in Philo, and most recently, pinot noir grapes from his vineyards at Day Ranch. Last year, he began making his own wines from the newly bonded Standish Wine Company.

69 Daryl B. Moyer, Jan. 28. A native of Carey, Ohio, he served in the Army Air Corps and later became a meteorologist. He earned a teaching credential and a master’s degree in political science from San Jose State University and a master’s degree in counseling from SCU. He was a teacher and counselor at Valley Continuation High School until he retired in 1984, but he continued to substitute for several more years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Freda; five children; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
71 Linda Gorey, Nov. 30, 2005. Before graduating from SCU, she spent her junior year at the Institute of European Study in Rome. For much of her life, Linda was devoted to the cause of migrant and community health. As a member of the executive committee of the Arizona Farmworkers Union, she was appointed by the union membership to organize and establish medical treatment for the farmworker population. She subsequently founded the Clinica Adelante, a community public health clinic, in 1979. She is survived by Lupe Sanchez, her partner of the past 27 years.
76 Allan D. Carroll, Dec. 14, 2005. A native of Owensboro, Ky., he earned a bachelor’s degree from SCU and master’s and doctoral degrees from Kent State University. He was a teaching fellow in the English Department at Kent State from 1976 to 1982, when he joined the staff of Kent State’s admissions office as associate director in charge of systems. He is survived by two daughters and three sisters.
91 Lisa (Stiles) Gyllenhammer, Jan. 22., after a battle with breast cancer. A native of Spokane, Wash., she earned a master’s degree in teaching from Lewis and Clark College in 1993. After teaching in Oregon, she returned to teach in Spokane and most recently taught third grade at Shiloh Hills Elementary. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Colbert, Wash. She is survived by her husband, Joe, and three sons.



 

Graduate Obituaries
66 John Ross Karlsten MBA, Jan. 9. A native of Spokane, Wash., he had a successful high-tech career at companies including Lockheed, Bechtel, and Memorex. For more than 20 years, he worked at Hewlett-Packard, retiring in 2000. He later taught accounting classes at De Anza College and was involved with youth soccer organizations. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rita, and two children.
76 Thomas P. Bun MBA, Dec. 24, 2004.
79 Sandra Ratcliff J.D., July 10, 2005.
81 Judge Kathleen Akao J.D., Nov. 27, 2005. She was the first Asian-American and the first woman to become a superior court judge in Santa Cruz County. She served the court for 11 years and was the presiding judge at the time of her death. Prior to her election, she was an assistant county counsel, a public defender, and a private practice attorney.
85 Maryanne Coates J.D., Dec. 1. 2005. She worked as a Santa Cruz County assistant district attorney. She is survived by two children
86 Jack W. Baber MBA, Nov. 23, 2005. A native of Woodland, he was a farmer and member of the Colusa Fair Board for 25 years. He was a former president of the Colusa Rotary Club and was honored as the FFA Star American Agribusinessman. He is survived by his wife, Pixie, and two children.
03 Shannon L. Graham MBA, Nov. 16, 2005. A native of San Antonio, she worked for IBM as a northwest territory partner manager. She is survived by her husband, Michael.