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Obituaries

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Joseph P. Lacey, Dec. 30, 2006. The World War II and Korean War Navy veteran was a longtime teacher in Newark, Calif., Watsonville , and San Francisco. He was also a community activist. He is survived by five children and numerous relatives.

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Russell Lebeck, Jan. 16. The California native retired in 1967 after 27 years of Naval Aviation Service and later worked in logistics manage­ment at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company. During World War II, he flew fighter missions in the Pacific. During Korea, he completed 82 combat missions, and during the Vietnam War, he flew combat support and evacuation missions. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Air Medals, and many commendations. In 1983, he was elected to the Santa Clara University Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in athletics. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

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William B. Beggs, June 28, 2006. A native of Los Angeles, he was a star player on the Bronco football teams of 1939, 1940, and 1941. He is survived by two children.

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John J. “Jack” Ahern, Jan. 22. A native of San Francisco, he was a partner in the accounting firm of Rooney, Ida, Nolt and Ahern. He was active in the East Bay chapter of the CPA Society as well as numerous religious and charitable organizations. He is survived by his wife, Norma, and two daughters.

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Bruno Biasatti, July 25, 2006. Born in Stockton, he served for two years in the U.S. Army and later was employed by State Farm Insurance as a claims adjuster for 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diane; two daughters; two sons; and three grandchildren.

James J. Lindquist, Nov. 5, 2006. A mechanical engineer, he retired from Rocketdyne in 1986, but continued working until 2001. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Vara; a son; and two grandchildren.

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Edward L. Pugh III, Nov. 8, 2006. The Virginia native was employed at Ryan Aeronautical Company in San Diego after graduating from SCU. He continued his studies at MIT, Stanford, and San Diego State University. After earning a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, he worked as a research scientist at Megatek Corporation in San Diego. He is survived by three sisters; Laura, the love of his life; four daughters; and 10 grandchildren.

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Lowell Tom, Jan. 3.  A native of Hawaii, he retired from Valmont Industries as controller and previously worked at South Bend Lathe. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from SCU, he earned degrees from the University of Maryland and Notre Dame.  He was a captain in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and other duty stations. He was active in many volunteer activities such as coaching and working with Busy Hands as a retired senior volunteer. He is survived by three brothers and a sister.

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Dolores Ann Doran, Jan. 7, in Santa Maria. A native of Santa Monica, she earned a master of arts degree in Spanish from UCLA and a master’s in music from Vermont College of Union Institute and University. She was a 26-year employee of Allan Hancock College, where she worked as a counselor/coordinator. She sang with numerous professional choirs in the community and was the founder and artistic director of the local choir, Coastal Voices. She is survived by her husband, Bob.

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Louis Miles Tolbert Jr., Sept. 29, 2006. A native of Alabama, he was a counselor and administrator in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District and a businessman with the El Cajon Project. He is survived by his wife, Regina.

 

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Logan Moore J.D., Dec. 28, 2006. A native of San Bernardino, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He practiced law in Garden Grove and Anaheim and in 1965, was appointed to the bench by Gov. Pat Brown. After retiring, he and his wife, Loraine, spent nine months in China, where he taught American law to Chinese law students. He is survived by his wife of 58 years; a son; and three granddaughters.

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Paul G. Jeffries, Jan. 21. The Alabama native served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge, he graduated from the University of Texas, Austin. He and his wife moved to California, where he attended SCU on a company-sponsored honors program and earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Most of his working career was with GTE Government Systems; after taking an early retirement, he joined a consulting firm (ESEA) in Los Altos.

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James Spencer Crawford J.D., Jan. 26. After a college baseball career, he began his career as a trial lawyer for per­sonal injury and product liability cases. He was a founding part­ner of several law firms that became Crawford & Block in 1981. He also was a leader in the legal community. He switched in 1996 from litigating to mediat­ing for JAMS, and resolved more than 2,000 cases as a media­tor. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, and a son.

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Joyce P. Palmer M.A., Dec. 28, 2006. After earning a degree in counseling psychology from SCU, she earned a marriage family therapist license and opened a private counseling practice, where she continued to see clients until her death. As a counseling supervisor at Almaden Valley and Teen & Family Counseling Centers and counseling psychology practicums at SCU, she shared her passion and knowledge of counseling with her interns and students. She is survived by her husband, Jeff, and three children.

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