Geoff Long ’77 retired as Policy Director for the CA State Senate President in 2016 after 35 years with the Legislature. He is currently serving a third term on the CA Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST). His wife, Joyce, retired three years ago as Executive Editor of the Sacramento Bee. His son Connor […]

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1997

Pioneering Silicon Valley executive Dr. Glen O. Toney ’97 died in Palo Alto on December 20, 2020. He was 81. Raised in Oroville, California, Glen went on to attend Chico State University where he received his B.S. in philosophy, and earned a master’s San Jose State University in instructional technology. He served in the US Army […]

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1957

During his 85 years on this earth, Antonio Torlai ’57 nurtured friendships and family connections. He spent most of his life in Stockton, where Tony worked as a claims adjuster for the state and later in the state’s general services administration after earning a law degree. Tony died on Dec. 7, 2020.

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1956

At SCU Charles ‘Dick’ Scanlan ’56 served both on the football team and in the ROTC before graduating with a degree in accounting. He went on to marry Carolan and raised six children together. He retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., after 35 years, as vice president of finance and enjoyed time traveling. Dick […]

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1971

If there was a place Joseph Ruiz ’71, JD ’74 loved, it was Willow Glen, the San Jose community where he was born and raised, and raised his own family with ex-wife and dear friend Carole Kiely ’71. While he regaled his family with tales of time studying abroad in Rome while attending SCU, it […]

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2003

Broadcom named Kirsten Spears MBA ’03 as its Chief Financial Officer in December 2020. Formerly, Spears was the vice president, corporate controller, and principal accounting officer for the company, which produces semiconductor and infrastructure software.

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1966

At SCU, Dennis Michael McNerney ’66, JD ’69 met fellow Bronco Joan M. McNerney ’67. The pair married and moved to Orange County, where Dennis joined the public defender’s office. Later, in private practice, he championed defense for children and families.  Dennis enjoyed a good martini or glass of whiskey and a cigar and was […]

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1980

In high school in San Francisco, Ron Albert Cummings ’80 met the love of his life. Lenora Cooper was a cheerleader. He played football. After he graduated from Santa Clara, the pair married and shared their life with three children and another they helped raise. Although Ron majored in political science, his natural abilities in […]

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1993

Born and raised in San Jose, Michael Paul Caporale ’93 attended the local Jesuit institutions—Bellarmine College Preparatory and SCU. He was a fisherman who valued family and friends. He was known for his kind heart, poetry, and love of music. Michael died on Nov. 16, 2020, in San Jose.  

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1975

John Stephen Bushman ’75, J.D. ’79 of Silver Spring, MD. John grew up in Wolf Point, Montana and was a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. He was a native rights attorney who served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and husband, […]

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1977

Geoff Long ’77 retired as Policy Director for the CA State Senate President in 2016 after 35 years with the Legislature. Currently serving a third term on the CA Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST). Wife, Joyce, retired three years ago as Executive Editor of the Sacramento Bee. Son Connor is a veterinarian in […]

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1954

Glancing out the window that overlooked the front yard, I saw my Dad, Allen Codiroli, handing out $5 bills to a group of homeless people gathered around the dumpster. I thought to myself, here is a guy living out of his office five days a week trying to make ends meet for us, his family, […]

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2006

Broncos of many class years who all work together at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco donned their Bronco pride to celebrate senior commitments to college! Alex Goldberg ’06 Tom Farrell ’83 Margi Beima ’86 Nicole Nastari ’98 Anita Diaz ’00 Ciaran Trevino ’25 (just committed to SCU!)

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1985

Todd (1985) and Maureen (1985), founders of Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, Inc. in 2004 with offices in Fresno and San Francisco, have divested all of their shares in Cornerstone as of January 2021 and are enjoying life “semi-retired”. Todd and Maureen continue to work part-time with the firm, Todd as Chairman and Maureen as CFO. […]

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1956

Wilbur J. Goolkasian graduated with a BSC degree as part of the Dynamic Class of 1956. Wilbur spent his career as a Special Agent with the IRS, raising 6 children including Todd (Class of 1985), Deborah (Class of 1986), Christine, Theresa, Bettina, and Elizabeth (Class of 1992). Wilbur and his wife Inge were married for […]

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2002

Brian Armstrong ’02 accepted to the Postulancy of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius and will formally enter on June 24, 2021.

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1954

Henry Shea ’54 reports: “I talk once in a while with the class president, Al Walsh, in Coquille, OR, and my roommate John Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Both are doing well.” Reach out the scmagazine@scu.edu if you are also from the class of 1954 and would like Henry’s email address.

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1986

Kevin James Blasingame, MS ’86 met his future wife Debbie when they both worked at Scientific Micro Systems. At the age of 32, Kevin got into medical school and the family, Debbie and their two children, moved to Philadelphia for his studies. He then joined the U.S. Navy. After six years of service, he and […]

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1951

The “Tomato King” was a lucky man—he found love twice. Leonard Goscila ’51 earned his nickname farming tomatoes on his family’s land after serving in the U.S. Army. His work grew into brokering produce under the company name Bay Area Produce. He found love with Carol Jean Eichinger and married her in 1951. They raised […]

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1994

Valary Miller JD ’94 practiced law in various areas and served as an Associate Dean at the Lincoln Law School of San Jose. She was known for the love she shared with family, friends, and dogs in her life, including Max, a 70 pound American Staffordshire Terrier who had been her companion for the past […]

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