1977

Jane Franusich M.A. ’77 died August 3, 2020, just 21 days after her loving husband Peter passed away. Jane will be remembered by family and friends as a very wise and deeply caring woman with a wonderful sense of humor. Born in Sonoma and raised in Vallejo, Jane attended San Jose State University, where she […]

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In all Robert John Allen ’82 did was grace—from helping neighbor kids with their math homework to trading his beloved bicycle for a wheelchair. A soil engineer who loved his home town of Mill Valley, Robert was also an artist, mandolin player, and a gentle soul who approached life with delight. He died on April 7, 2020. […]

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2009

Nearly 20 years after they first started dating in 2001, Stephanie (Acosta) Birondo ’09 and her husband, Eugene, excitedly welcomed their first child, Desmond Acosta Birondo on July 31, 2020. The family resides in San Jose, California.

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Desmond Acosta Birondo
2011

Lauren (Anselmo) Noe ’11 and her husband, Russell, welcomed their first baby boy, Parker Noe, on July 22nd, 2020.

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Parker Noe
2007

Julie Bianchi ’07 and John Bianchi J.D. ’07 welcomed their son, Brooks George, on January 13, 2020, in the middle of a snow storm. He joins big sister, Aila Marie, and big brother, Lucas Anthony. The family of five resides in Whidbey Island, Washington.

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Brooks George Bianchi
2011

Molly (Harmon) Finnegan ’11, a project manager in the commercial division of Capital One Bank in Rye Brook, New York, and her husband, Mike, welcomed daughter Emerson Grace on September 13, 2020.

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Emerson Grace
1980

Theresa Marcroft ’80 published her first book, The Path to Revenue: Secrets of Successful Tech Leaders. Bothered by the extremely high failure rate of tech startups, Theresa set out to write a book about her “lessons learned” over a long career in marketing in Silicon Valley. “Most business failures are market-related, or marketing-related, and business […]

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1952

Active Bronco Bench member Marcel Fiore ’52, MA ’66 died March 17, 2020. After graduating from Santa Clara he spent two years serving in the Korean War. He returned and married Beverly, the love of his life with whom he stayed until her death 62 years later. They had three children. Marcel worked as a […]

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1989

“Renaissance Man” was the moniker classmates bestowed on John Bradley Siri ’89, a history major whose love of the topic moved him to talk up old-timers, visit new places, and explore family history. His Renaissance-like career spanned time working in Florence, Italy, as a graphic artist in California, a realtor, and a clinical psychologist helping […]

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John Bradley Siri ’89

Frederick William Veninga, Jr. MBA ’78 loved to travel and sail and he was wonderful, caring, funny, and witty. He was a student of history, a house-builder, a real estate analyst, and most of all, a beloved brother, uncle, and son. He will be greatly missed. He died on April 16, 2020.

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1974

Michael Wilmon Ayer M.S. ’74 moved often growing up, following his father’s career in the U.S. Navy. He spoke especially fondly of his memories of living in London as a teenager while his family was stationed there. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Double Major in Computer Science and […]

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1993

An epiphany over burgers and beer during a visit to her beloved Sag Harbor, New York, led Cheryl M. Bedini J.D. ’93 to skip prepping for the bar exam after graduating from Santa Clara Law School and open the Java Nation coffee roastery on Main Street with her husband, Andres, instead. Cheryl Carrion was born in […]

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1993

Born on the grounds of Fort Ord to a military family, Eric William Bilderbeck ’93 spent the first part of his life in Turkey and Spain—an auspicious start to an adventurous and curious traveler. He moved with his family to Salem, Oregon, in 1978, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara. Eric […]

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1968

Chris Arthur Tarkington J.D. ’68 was born in Sacramento, raised in Oroville, California, and graduated from San Jose State University as a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Chris later went onto attend Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1969. Chris was a partner for many years with Russ, […]

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1975

Receiving a teaching credential wasn’t enough for Harry A. Bettencourt M.A. ’75. Always learning, he found himself earning advanced degrees from Stanford, Santa Clara, and San Jose State universities. He taught as much as he learned, working as an educator/school administrator through the Fremont Union High School District. Harry joked that he failed retirement as he […]

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1980

Douglas O’Neal, husband of Kathryn A. Sure J.D. ’80, long time labor activist, and local teamster leader died January 1, 2020 in San Jose. Born January 17, 1951 in Vallejo, Doug lived a rich and full life, growing up all over the United States and Europe with his Air Force family. He moved to San Jose […]

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1961

Joseph John Dooling ’61, AKA Jack, Joe, JoeJack, died February 19, 2020. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Jack’s honor may be made to The Dooling Family Scholarship Fund at Santa Clara University.

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1972

Charles F. Edgemon J.D. ’72 was born in Spokane, Washington, where he lived and loved airplanes, eventually earning a student pilot licence. Chuck joined the Air Force in 1954, moved to California, and a year later obtained his private pilot’s license. In four years, he became a staff sergeant and was selected by his commanding […]

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1970

Unfailingly kind, selfless and genuinely gracious, Ann Maureen (McNiece) Karbousky ’70 passed unexpectedly on March 20, 2020, near her treasured garden. Born 1948 in Tacoma, and raised in Santa Barbara, she leaves three beloved sons, Kevin, Daniel and Jeff, grateful husband Alan, two precious grandchildren Deirdre and Paddy, sister Dawn Dowd and brother Michael McNiece.

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1960

Philip Barry, proud member of the Class of 1960, died on April 17, 2020, at home in Atlanta. Phil was not married but was a popular choice for godfather among his friends. Phil grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Loyola High School before coming to SCU. After graduating, he was briefly in […]

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