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Graduate Obituaries

65  Edwin Jack Zeldin MBA, May 31. A veteran of World War II, he graduated from the University of Southern California, was a longtime member of the Ionic Masonic Lodge and a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason. He owned the Great Atlantic Lobster Company in Oakland. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorrie; and a daughter.
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Pedro Sanchez M.A., Jan. 19. Born in Fireco, W. Va., in 1932 as the youngest of 10 children, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951 to 54. He relocated to Sunnyvale in 1955 and attended San José State and Santa Clara universities. He loved teaching at Sunnyvale High School and, after the school’s closure, continued to work for the Fremont Union High School District until he retired in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; three daughters; two siblings; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 
David Edward Stanton M.A., May 20. A native of Houghton, Mich., he earned a teaching credential and master’s degree in counseling from SCU. He spent his career as an educator and a counselor in the Bay Area. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sylvia; four sons; four grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister.

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Bruce Douglas Seaton MBA, June 27. A native of Yakima, Wash., he was an engineer, certified public accountant, and general contractor. He is survived by three children.
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Ronald Brugioni, Feb. 6. The 37-year resident of Portola Valley received his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State before getting his master’s in education administration from SCU. He taught for 37 years in the Fremont Union High School district before retiring. He is survived by two daughters; three siblings; and two grandsons
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Alan E. Ellis J.D., July 4. The Los Angeles native was a retired superior court judge and longtime farmer-rancher in Indian Valley, Idaho. On a visit to Yosemite as a young man he was introduced to photography and Ansel Adams. He became a student to the famed photographer and held a lifelong passion for photography. Ellis married Judith Tronvig in 1964 and had two sons, Eric and Andrew. The couple divorced in 2001. He held a degree in economics from UCLA and a law degree from SCU. His varied careers included time as a sheriff, horse-logger, writer, photographer, educator, dairyman and hay farmer, and city manager. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Woltring O’Neill; three sons; a brother; and two grandchildren.
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David A. “Hondo” Hardin J.D., April 19. A native of Texas, he was a criminal defense attorney in San Jose for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Gebhart; and three children.
84 Richard L. Clenner J.D., Jan. 30. He received his undergraduate education from San José State University before coming to SCU for his law degree, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. A licensed CPA, he worked as an ERISA attorney for over 20 years. He also traveled the country giving seminars on defined benefit plans and was an accomplished drummer in a rock band called Crystal Mist. He is survived by his wife, Pat; his parents; and a sister.
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Louise Schaefer J.D., May 14. She earned a master’s degree from San José State University and a law degree from SCU. She recently was a real estate broker in Saratoga. She is survived by three daughters, including Kari (Schaefer) LeMiere ’94; and three granddaughters.