2018

Vishnu S. Pendyala Ph.D. ’18 has been appointed an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Speaker. The association, which is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, hosts the Distinguished Speaker Program to help foster engagement among emerging professionals, students, and in some cases the public, on a range of topics in computing. ACM […]

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1967

Don Argue M.A. ’67 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a commissioner on the Commission on International Religious Freedom for five years. He completed a Ed.D. and served a total of 25 years as president of two universities.

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2006

Kristin Kinder ’06 has become the director of research and waste stream sustainability at Wastequip, a North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment. In this newly created role, Kinder will serve as the company’s resident expert on waste stream improvements and efforts to drive positive environmental change. In 2019, she was awarded Waste360’s 40 Under […]

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1995

Whitney Mark Evans M.A. ’95 was born in Los Angeles on Aug. 31, 1953, to Whitney and Rose Evans. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended Bellarmine College Prep, Stanford University, and SCU. He was proud of all the schools he attended, and saved his most enthusiastic alumnus support for the Stanford […]

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1971

Native of San Jose, Dennis Foley ’71 graduated from St. Leo’s, Bellarmine, and SCU, and lived and worked as a computer consultant in Santa Cruz County, where he is missed by many good friends. He passed away on Jan. 15, 2019. The son of the late Thomasina and Philip Foley and brother of the late […]

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1951

Stephen P. Pista ’51, better known by his family as Stevie, was born on Feb. 1, 1928, in Watsonville to Mitchell V. Pista, who emigrated from the Konavle Valley, Croatia, and Katherine (Knego) Pista. Stevie spent all of his life in Watsonville, where he attended Moreland Notre Dame School and was a graduate of Watsonville […]

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1991

Longtime Bay Area Resident Lois H. Yoshida J.D. ’91 was born in Richmond on Feb. 13, 1953, and spent her early youth growing up in Berkeley. She graduated from Pinole Valley High School, receiving her B.S. from UC Berkeley and J.D. from SCU. Lois had a successful and distinguished law career, which included serving as […]

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1949

Cornelius “Neal” Moynihan ’49 was a native of San Francisco and a graduate St. Peter’s High School and SCU. After serving proudly in WWII in the 100th Infantry Division of the Army, he went on to work as an auditor for the State of California Workman’s Comp Department, enjoying retirement after a 30-year career. Neal […]

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1956

Stephen McNamara ’56 was born in Merced, California, on Nov. 7, 1933, to Agnes and Jack McNamara, one of Merced’s pioneering families. He graduated from Merced High School in 1952 and from SCU. After college, Stephen entered the Army as a first lieutenant. He married Clarice Brennan on April 22, 1957. They settled in Merced […]

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1982

Born on Nov. 15, 1934, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Bryant Wesley and Joy Darling McCullough, David Wesley McCullough J.D. ’82 was the oldest of four children. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1955 and from medical school at University of Texas in 1959. He moved to California to complete his internship at Southern […]

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1944

William Edward “Bill” Grannell ’44 was born in Denver on Jan. 19, 1923. He graduated from Regis High School in 1940, excelling in football and baseball. He attended SCU on an athletic scholarship and transferred to the V-12 school at the University of Notre Dame, where he was able to obtain his B.S. from Santa […]

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1970

“When someone we love passes away, the memories from all the moments of their life come forward. So it is with my brother, Jack Grissom ’70. Memories of him as a little boy and as a teen, helping me through the window coming home late from dates. Memories of so many thoughtful gifts, big and […]

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1994

Born in Chicago on Jan. 24, 1945, to Lois (Tatter) and Samuel Rutherford McDill, a Baptist minister, Laurel Ruth (McDill) Gephart M.A. ’94 spent her childhood in the Chicago area. The family moved to Watsonville in 1961, where Laurel graduated from Watsonville High School in 1963. In April 1964, she married Bruce D. Gephart of […]

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1984

Martin George Occhipinti J.D. ’84 was a lifetime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area where he practiced law. He honorably served two years abroad in the Army before resuming collegiate endeavors in the sciences and humanities. He also worked for several years as a U.S. Postal clerk at the San Francisco Air Mail Facility […]

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1961

Danville resident Anthony “Tony” Benedict de Bellis ’61 was born and raised in San Francisco, the youngest of Roberta and Frank V. de Bellis’s three children. He attended St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco and received a B.S. in physics from SCU and an M.S. in physics from Purdue University in Indiana. He taught […]

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1948

A descendant of early Gold Rush families, John F. “Jack” Keefe ’48 was born in Folsom, California, in 1924 to Robert and Margaret Keefe. He graduated from Folsom High School in 1942 and served as a Naval officer in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was with the Navy fleet that occupied Tokyo Bay immediately […]

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1996

Pamela Freeman M.A. ’96 was a resident of Brookings, Oregon, at the time of passing. After a successful career in the aerospace industry, she continued her education and graduated with a master’s in psychology from SCU. Pam passed away on Feb. 7, 2019.

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1975

Marcus Henry Cohen Jr. MBA ’75 was born on Sept. 23, 1942, in Tampa, Florida, to Marcus Henry Cohen Sr. and Gretchen Geiger Cohen. He married Doreen van Assenderp Cohen on Dec. 28, 1970. He was a resident of Los Altos since 1971 and received his B.S. in electrical engineering from MIT in 1964, M.S. […]

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1960

Donald Austin Johnson ’60 was born on Sept. 12, 1938, and graduated from Loyola High School in 1956 and SCU. Don had the privilege and honor of being an inaugural member of the Peace Corps in 1962 and subsequently spent two years teaching English in Lagos, Nigeria. A Peace Corps publication described Don in this […]

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1948

Joseph E. Kokes ’48 was born in San Jose to Joseph E. Kokes and Mollie A. Kokes. He had one sibling, a sister, Ann I. Kokes, who predeceased him. Joe attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Bellarmine College Preparatory, and after his Marine Corps Service during WWII, SCU. Joe enlisted in the Marines when he was […]

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