1977

Edward R. “Eddie” Rodriguez J.D. ’77 was born in Van Nuys, California on July 23, 1947, to Efemia Fanny Gonzales (Fran) and Michael Angel Rodriguez (Mike). His parents were born in Bertram, Texas, and married in Bertram on June 8, 1946, then relocated to Southern California, where Edward’s first elementary school was North Hollywood. His […]

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1992

Winnie Yingyi Kao M.S. ’92 was born on Sept. 13, 1963, in Hong Kong and lived in California since 1977. After attending Peterson High School in Sunnyvale, she graduated with an engineering degree from UC Berkeley followed by a master’s degree in engineering from SCU. Following university studies, she started her career at AMD and […]

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1970

Martin “Marty” Lawrence Landsdorf MBA ’70 died on May 12, 2016, in Danville at the age of 78. He is survived by his daughter, Dana Stone, his son, Adam Landsdorf and his wife Poroshat, and four grandchildren: Jack, Ned, Darius, and Sasha. Marty is also survived by his partner, Jean. He was preceded in death […]

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1967

The only child of Robert and Joyce Pelletier, Sandra Nelsen Pelletier ’67 was born on March 7, 1945, in Bakersfield, California. Following her birth, Sandy’s mother, Joyce, required immediate heart surgery. The first few months of her life were spent in Ontonagon, Michigan, with her grandparents, May and Edwin (Nanny and Bampy) Nelsen. Sandy attended […]

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1967

Born in Oakland on Nov. 11, 1944, Timothy Alfred Whalley B.S. ’67 was the son of Samuel and Marie (Bulger) Whalley, and the fifth of six children. An inspiration to those who knew him, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy (1967­–1972), earning the Navy Commendation medal while serving in Vietnam. He continued to […]

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1964

Born Jan. 1, 1938, Noel Manoukian J.D. ’64 received his name as the result of his father’s time in France. He was two-time class president at the University of the Pacific, graduating in 1961 with degrees in political science and philosophy. He earned his law degree at SCU and moved to Zephyr Cove, where he […]

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1960

Alec W. Brindle ’60 was born in Seattle on Oct. 18, 1938, and attended St. Joseph elementary school, Seattle Preparatory School, SCU, and the University of Washington School of Law and held an honorary doctorate from the University of Alaska, SE. Asked about his career, Alec would describe himself as “a recovering lawyer and a […]

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1950

Born on Sept. 16, 1928 in Santa Ana, California, Robert Eugene Stoffel ’50 was a longtime resident of Anaheim and then Fullerton. He attended St. Boniface School and Anaheim High School and graduated from St. Anthony High School in Long Beach. He earned a B.S. in education from SCU and a Master of Arts in […]

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1982

Stephen John Russell ’82 was born in Oakland on Jan. 4, 1965, and served as director of the Altar Servers of St. Justin’s Parish Community in Santa Clara from 1980 to 2019. He was awarded the St. Pius X award for service from the Diocese of San Jose and was an accountant at the Diocese […]

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1970

Nancy Marie Mazza ’70 was a proud third-generation Irish-Italian San Franciscan. Born on Sept. 15, 1948, she attended St. Cecilia’s elementary, St. Rose Academy, and SCU, was a zealous Giants fan, a successful real estate broker, and a businesswoman for more than 40 years who had a wide circle of friends, colleagues, and family. She […]

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1984

Sister Loretta Marie Marbach ’84 was born Lucile Marie Marbach on Jan. 7, 1940, in Waitsburg, Washington. She entered the Sisters of the Holy Family from St. Patrick’s Parish in Walla Walla on Jan. 6, 1960. Sister Loretta Marie’s earlier ministry experiences as a religious education teacher and coordinator took her to parishes in California, […]

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1972

Frederick Randall Remer J.D. ’72 was born on Nov. 25, 1942, in Portland, Oregon, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with his mother and two younger brothers when he was age 5. A product of the 1960s counterculture, Fred came of age in the Haight Ashbury to a soundtrack of Pink Floyd and The […]

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1951

A much-beloved Jesuit, professor, and prolific author, Fr. James V. Schall ’51, MST ’64 was born in Pocahontas, Iowa, on Jan. 20, 1928. Educated in public schools in Iowa, he graduated in 1945 from Knoxville, Iowa High, and then attended SCU. He earned an M.A. in philosophy from Gonzaga University in 1955 and after time […]

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1956

Peter Westfall Berger ’56 was born in Hollywood, California, in 1933, the third of four children, to Paul Francis and Inez Westfall Berger. He grew up in Pasadena, California, attending Mayfield Jr. School and St. Philip the Apostle before moving on to Loyola High School and then SCU. After college, Peter joined the Navy, earning […]

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1985

Vicki Metsers MBA ’85 was born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, to Marcel and Nancy Van Poucke on Nov. 7, 1957. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering. She obtained her master’s at SCU and enjoyed a successful career at Hewlett Packard for nearly 40 years, having been a great colleague and […]

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1957

Born in 1931 to German immigrant parents, Carl T. Lang ’57 was a lifelong Sacramento resident, attending Christian Brothers High School, and leaving only to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and SCU. Carl enjoyed a long career as an electrical engineer, first with Aerojet and then with the Army Corps of Engineers. He raised […]

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2001

Karen (Grupp) Elizalde ’01 is doing great and living in the Philippines with her husband and three daughters, ages 9, 7, and 3. She runs an event company and restaurants Hobbit Tavern, Super Submarine, Thai Basil, and Jeepney Stop and is about to open another one on the island of Boracay. She would love to […]

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2000

Nilofer Merchant MBA ’00 gave a TED Talk on sitting and workplace health that was recently highlighted on NPR for Central California. Merchant is also a three-time author and regular Harvard Business Review columnist and has worked with companies like Apple and Adobe to develop strategies to enter new markets and optimize profit.  

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1984

Kevin Dowling ’84 is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley and resides in Hayward.

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1992

Cynthia Schmae Nimmo ’92, president and CEO of Women’s Funding Network, the largest philanthropic network in the world devoted to women and girls, is the recipient of the 2018 Powerful Woman of the Bay Area Award. She serves on the sustainability commission for the city of Sausalito and began her career as an aide to Dianne Feinstein.

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