1957

Gerald Kirrene ’57 served as SCU Alumni Association President from 1973-74. In 2001, he received the Louis I. Bannan Award. He married Rosemary Reynolds, whom he had met at a sweet 16 party in 1951. For more than 60 years, they hosted special occasions for their large family. Gerald, a real estate agent, volunteered for […]

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1975

Whether on the playground, in the classroom, on the golf course, or in the courtroom, Barry McCarthy ’70 JD ’75 shined. Everything he did, he did well. Barry’s law practice spanned several decades and included extensive work in energy law. Barry was widely lauded as an expert and mentored others in the field. He delighted […]

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Barry McCarthy JD ’75
1955

In high school, Adolf Eitner ’55 met his future wife, Irma Darrow. Ade loved his family, God, and his Catholic faith. He found great joy in his family, his home, his garden, entertaining, and friendships old and new. Ade had a long career at Western Gear Corp in Everett, where he was general manager and […]

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1967

Joan Kelly ’67 valedictorian graduate of Tracy High School, received her bachelor’s from SCU in 1967, graduating summa cum laude. While teaching French in public schools, she earned a Master’s from Stanford. Before earning her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1974, Joan taught at that university’s lab school and Escuela Lincoln in Costa […]

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1971

Loving husband, father, and grandfather Roy Staring ’71 died on Oct. 23, 2022. Roy attended Chico High, where he met his future wife, Rita Brattan. Roy was hired by Rita’s father, Joe Brattan, to work as a partner in the family farming business. As a farmer, Roy was an exceptionally hard worker and a kind and fair […]

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1973

Hugh Jackson JD ’73 was one of the preeminent family law attorneys in Santa Clara county and was well respected by his peers and the judiciary. His career spanned more than 45 years and he was also a decades long member of the Santa Clara County and Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar associations. He shined in the courtroom […]

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1968

Timothy Steiner ’68 died Oct. 16, 2022. After college, Tim joined the family business, Lumberjack, where he served customers and employees within the home improvement industry. In 2000, along with his late brother, Jay, he founded Diamond Home Improvement Center in Klamath Falls and Grants Pass, Oregon, continuing his family’s legacy. Tim will be remembered […]

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1971

James Monroe MBA ’71 held a passion for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team that was only eclipsed by his commitment to his faith and his love for his family. Jim joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in November, 1958, and he went on to serve a mission for the Church in […]

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1981

Elisabeth Jones-Jordan MA ’81 had a passion for home decorating and was an exquisite cook. Liz, as she was known to those who knew her well, Liz earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota. She later received her Master’s degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University. Over the years, Liz worked […]

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1968

A lifelong fan of the Jesuits and man of many talents Mark Cleary ’68 died on September 22, 2022. Mark found success in international business setting up operations overseas, tackling first Europe, then Asia, Africa, and the Americas. A bear of a man with a whale of a heart, Mark was deeply involved in his […]

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2017

The Los Angeles Times named Cayla Whitley ’17 as one of its 2022 Orange County Visionaries. The list includes business people who have elevated themselves to become leaders in their fields, pushing past a difficult start to the decade to look forward, develop their industries, and importantly, elevate their Orange County home.

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1987

Don Jaworski MBA ’87 has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Quantum Corporation. Jaworski has more than 40 years of experience delivering complex systems, scaling organizations and building new businesses and currently serves as president and chief operating officer of Lacuna Technologies, Inc.

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1963

After graduation, varsity basketball captain Joseph Meagher ’63 stuck around campus to coach the first year team before enlisting in the Navy and serving as player-coach of the Navy Sub-Pac. While stationed at Pearl Harbor, Joe met Karen Lavin on a blind date; the two were married for 55 years. Joe’s coaching career took him […]

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1956

Marcel Poché ’56 was a constitutional scholar, distinguished jurist, liberal Democrat, and loving father. He had a wry and clever sense of humor. His favorite pastime was photography, and he spent many hours in his own darkroom, where he mastered black & white and color development before there was digital photography. He enjoyed the symphony […]

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1965

Fred Franzia ’65 was a revolutionary in the wine industry. He challenged the Napa wine industry and opened up the accessibility of wine. In 1973, Fred founded Bronco Wine Company with his brother Joseph S. and cousin John. They shared the vision of creating high quality wines at a value for wine consumers. Core to […]

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Fred Franzia
2016

Clayton Magsanay ’16 attended Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Fremont, Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, and Chabot and Ohlone colleges before arriving at SCU. He was creative with a passion for writing music and playing guitar. His second passion was the role-playing and strategy genres of online and tabletop gaming. Clayton’s genuine kindness, engaging […]

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1989

Sharon Fitzgerald MBA ’89 enjoyed skiing, river rafting, mountain climbing, scuba diving, and all things surf. She competed in triathlons, running races, and even the Alcatraz swim. At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she reconnected with a fellow childhood swim team member, Tim Fitzgerald. They were together for 40 years. Sharon had a successful career […]

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1954

The San Francisco Bay lost a devoted fisherman when Richard Pera ’54 died on Sept. 3, 2022. Dick hauled in salmon, striped bass, crab, and more aboard the Whaler One for decades. He was full of stories about his Fall River fishing trips, his days on the bay, and his bird-hunting escapades. He could talk […]

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1972

George Costouros MBA ’68 PhD ’72 believed that focusing on his education would bring opportunities for a better life. As an officer in the Greek Air Force, he traveled throughout Greece after World War II and frequently worked alongside US Air Force members. He later became a tenured, full-time professor at San Jose State University’s business […]

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2000

After postponing for 3 years due to the pandemic, Susan Ewens ’00 married Mike Martin at Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, WI. It was a mini bronco reunion for the class of 2000 and 1999. Included in this picture of all SCU grads are Susan’s god mother, Jane Ewens ’66, her cousin Damian & Stephanie (Alvarez) […]

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Included in this picture of all SCU grads are Susan’s god mother, Jane Ewens ’66, her cousin Damian & Stephanie (Alvarez) Ewens ’99 and all her roommates from graham 200.