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Wenberg, Harry

Harry Wenberg '50 has been residing Saratoga for 34 years with wife Jean. He is in good health and will be celebrating his 85th birthday in October.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 1:33P
Wenberg, Harry

Harry Wenberg '50 retired in 1982 as technical superintendent after 32 years of service with Kaiser Aluminum. He writes "Still living in our home in Saratoga since 1975. We are enjoying our new great grandaughter, Cameron, born March 17, 2015, to Courtney (Dunan) Duka '09 and husband Brent."

submitted Aug. 4, 2015 4:44P
Ravizza, Eugene

Eugene "Gene" A. Ravizza ’50 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for his commitment to integrity while designing and executing cutting-edge electrical systems and for his ongoing support of his alma mater. In 1954 Ravizza co-founded Cupertino Electric, a company that has grown into one of the top 10 electrical contracting firms in the country. Innovative problem-solvers, the company has “powered the creation of Silicon Valley” through projects such as the first semiconductor chip fabrication plant to an ultra-energy-efficient data center, to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He has generously supported the School of Engineering’s successful Solar Decathlon entries in 2007 and 2009, and has also created a scholarship fund for undergraduate engineers. Ravizza received the School of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in 1997.


submitted Jul. 16, 2012 6:15A
Murphy, Bill

William Murphy '50, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, was honored on Veterans Day as a Veterans of Foreign War Hero. He received the honor by the Watsonville Veterans Association. Murphy, who graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1941 but has called Watsonville home for most of his life, was quick to downplay the distinction. “Don’t connect me with a hero’s honor,” he said. “The real heroes are still over there; they never came home.”

submitted Nov. 21, 2014 6:01P
Lambert, Robert

Robert Lambert '50 and his wife Margaret will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2010.  This date in 1950 is one week after Robert graduated from Santa Clara. 

submitted Apr. 29, 2010 3:40P
Holeman, Steve

G. Steve Holeman '50 writes that he is happy in Lake Wildwood, near Grass Valley, Calif., playing golf and enjoying the beautiful lake. He attended the 65th high school reunion at Bellarmine in June.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 2:05P
Holeman, Steve

G. Steve Holeman '50 writes, "Hope to make it to our 60th anniversary, God willing, and my health continues to improve."

submitted Apr. 13, 2010 1:21P
Holeman, G.

G. Steve Holeman '50 writes, "Not many of us left. .... I keep in touch with several classmates, including Charlie Bedolla '50, Jack Smrekar '50, and Bob Ferrari '50. Still trying to play golf." 

submitted May. 14, 2014 2:01P
Gallagher, John

John Gallagher '50 has enjoyed retirement for the past 23 years after a 40-year career as a civil engineer with the Washington State Department of Transportation (1950-1990). John and his wife, Evelyn, have been married for 57 years, raised 5 children, and have 6 grandchildren. They are now residing in an assisted living facility in Tacoma, WA. 

submitted Apr. 24, 2013 2:44P
Ford, Betty

Betty Ford '50 has been a member of the Catala Club, which is celebrating its 80 years on campus this spring, since 1974.

submitted Mar. 29, 2010 3:41P
Buckley, S.J., Cornelius

Cornelius Buckley, S.J., ’50 celebrated his golden jubilee of priesthood in March, when, to honor his life of service, his family and friends established a scholarship fund in his name at Thomas Aquinas College for financially challenged students. There, he is the head chaplain and assistant dean for religious affairs. Buckley has spent much of his academic career in Jesuit institutions—earning multiple degrees, teaching, and serving in administrative positions. His publications include the book When Jesuits Were Giants, Your Word, O Lord … Meditations for College Students and Anyone Else, and a translation of Simon Decloux’s The Ignatian Way. Read more at


submitted May. 3, 2012 9:46A
Bower, John

John Bower '50 stays home and watches mostly TV news. He writes, "Survival is good if your health holds up. My lifetime employer, IBM, is doing well."

submitted May. 21, 2009 4:33P


UGRD Arts & Sciences '51
Vogel, Barnard

Barnard J. Vogel Jr. ’51, J.D. ’56 writes: “A group of us from '51 along with spouses or dates get together 2 or 3 times a year for over 10 years. Inlcudes Jim Vaudanga '51, Neil Moran '51, Don Iden '51, Angelo Siracusa '51, Sam Winklebleck '51, Pierre Bouquet '51.”

submitted May. 16, 2011 12:00P
UGRD Leavey Business '51
Tinling, Jerome
Jerome B. Tinling '51 writes, "Wife and I are fine here in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Come visit us."
submitted Nov. 15, 2014 8:23A
UGRD Leavey Business '51
Schaub, Dick

Dick Schaub ’51 writes that he and wife Lou-Ann will attend his 55th Class Reunion at Harvard Business School June 8-11, 2011.

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:33A
Helfrich, Frank

Frank Helfrich ’51 received a commendation in May from the Menlo Park Historical Association for 30 years of volunteer service. The  83-year-old historian and Menlo Park native helped to shepherd the nonprofit organziation almost from day one, archiving the town’s memories, which he still does. Read about his experiences at The Almanac Online.

submitted Jun. 18, 2012 9:27A


Petrucci, Leo

Leo Petrucci '52 has been married for 63 years. He is retired with three children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 1:24P
McMahon , Ed

Fr. Ed McMahon '52 writes that in his 80th year he has finished a 12 year research project with small groups called "Rediscovering the Lost Body-Connection Within Christian Spirituality."  It will be published shortly as a workbook with practical body-learnings and exercises that can transform a Christian's awareness of who Christ is today and who each of us is "in Christ."

submitted Apr. 12, 2010 3:58P
UGRD Engineering '52
Martin, Elio

Elio L. Martin '52 and his wife, Barbara, daughter of former SCU basketball coach Ray S. Pesco, have three children.  His three grandchildren are currently attending Santa Clara University (Lauren), St. Mary's College (Jamie), and Loyola Marymount University (Ricky).

submitted Dec. 4, 2009 12:40P
Kearley, Carroll

Carroll C. Kearley '52, Professor Emeritus LMU, has had two books of poetry published 2009-2010 by Tebot Bach, Inc.: "Deity-Alphabets" and 'The Armenian Watchmaker."

submitted Apr. 29, 2010 3:28P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '52
Gilkey, Robert

Robert C. Gilkey ’52 writes: “I lived in Honolulu, Hawaii for over 50 years (1953-2007) before moving to Georgia to live near one of my sons. I was sports editor of the college newspaper during my sophomore (1949 Orange Bowl) year wonderful experience!”    

submitted May. 20, 2011 10:24A
Fiore, Marcel

Marcel Fiore M.A. '66 retired from 17 years of high school teaching and administration. He coached wrestling, football, and baseball at Santa Clara High School and baseball at Wilcox High School. He is happily married to wife Bev of 54 years. They have four children, including David Fiore '79, and five grandsons.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:05P
Fiore, Beverly

Beverly Fiore '52 has been married for 56 years. She plays raquetball twice a week, works out, and visits her children and grandchildren. Great life!

submitted Mar. 30, 2010 1:31P
Edden, Joseph

Joseph B. Edden '52 writes, "Entered the Society of Jesus in 1949 and taught at Canisius High School in Buffalo and Xavier High School in New York. Received a dispensation from Pope Paul in 1973. Married for 42 years in December. Worked 11 years in photography. Taught Latin for seven years in public schools in New York and nine years of Latin and photography at Father Lopez High School in Daytona, Florida. Retired 1972." 

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 7:29P
Behrens , Helena

Leigh Josephson ’52 is living his golden years on the island of Kauai, after teaching for many years at Iolani School in Honolulu. He has been married for over 60 years and raised his children in Honolulu as well. After being inducted into the Hawaiian Aquatic Hall of Fame, he is looking forward to competing in an annual open water swim in Hanalei Bay.

submitted Jun. 26, 2014 1:02P
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