2010

Lydia Lorraine Biddle ’10 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Milwaukee, Wisc. at Holy Wisdom Academy, a Catholic school serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

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2001

Christina Guzmán ’01 is back at SCU serving as the Office for Multicultural Learning director. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz and has taught ethnic studies classes at SCU.

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1998

Religious studies professor Socorro Castañeda-Liles ’98 recently shared her inspiring life story in Visión magazine, from a grim childhood in Mexico to a career in academia. She’s currently working on a book about the Catholic devotion of Latinas to be published by Oxford University Press, and co-editing a volume of stories by artists, academics, professionals, […]

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1981

Armina Ching ’81 was recently sworn in as first deputy prosecuting attorney for the city and county of Honolulu. Ching has worked for the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office for nearly 27 years.

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1973

Ellen Thérèse Scudder ’73 of San Francisco was the beloved daughter of the late John and Frances Scudder. A graduate of Mercy High School class of ’69 and Santa Clara University, Ellen went on to earn a master’s from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, class of ’75, before the onset of mental illness […]

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1963

Daniel J. Fitzgerald ’63 passed away January 19, 2010 in Spokane, Washington. He was born March 3, 1942 in San Francisco, Calif., the son of Jack and Helen (O’Neill) Fitzgerald. Dan’s larger than life personality was reflected in his passion for life, and in the kindness, generosity and love he showed to all those he […]

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2015

Douglas W. Kaminski J.D. ’15 was the beloved husband of Abby Kaminski (nee Simmons); devoted father of Douglas W. Kaminski Jr. and Jessica R. Wilcox; and loving grandfather of Declan H. Wilcox. He died on March 7, 2016, and is also survived by other cherished family and friends.

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1991

The beloved son of the late Kenneth J. and Joanne M. (Murphy) Loftus, Kenneth G. Loftus S.J., M.Div ’91 passed away on Sept. 18, 2017. He was the brother of John F. Loftus (Laura), Thomas J. Loftus ( Michele), Robert A. Loftus, Michael J. Loftus (Pamela), Timothy F. Loftus (Karen), Richard E. Loftus (Mary), and […]

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1999

A voice of reason and wisdom on the Belmont city council, the accomplishments of Eric L. Reed MBA ’99 included the opening of Davey Glen Park and the establishment of a veteran’s memorial in Twin Pines Park. Known for injecting humor in the moment and making people feel heard even if he didn’t share their […]

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1942

Austin Spencer ’42 was born in Mountain View in 1918 to Herbert Joseph Spencer and Maud Louise Spencer; he was the youngest of five children, all of whom are deceased. He is survived by his spouse, Eleanor, and his two daughters, Paulette and Suzette. Austin was a proud member of the Palo Alto Elks lodge […]

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1946

Frank “Bud” Capurro ’46 was a well-respected member of the local agricultural community. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. Bud was also a proud member of the 20/30 Club, Elks Club, Moss Landing Yacht Club, Knights of Columbus, and Mora High School Boosters. Ultimately, he loved spending time with his family who meant the world to […]

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1981

Leslie C. Varr M.A. ’81, MBA ’88 had an inexhaustible supply of compassion that came through in both her personal and professional life. She received a master’s in education and MBA from SCU and spent her early career as a special education teacher. Leslie transitioned to the business sector and worked for 3Com, Apple, and […]

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1953

Carl Edward Bozzo ’53 was born on Nov. 27, 1931, in Richmond to Pauline Nasello and Carmen Bozzo. He spent most of his youth in San Jose and graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1949, where he played basketball and boxed. After attending Creighton University, he graduated from dental school in 1956 from St. Louis […]

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1982

John Beirne MBA ’82 passed away on May 11, 2018. He was a resident of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, at the time of passing.

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1953

David O’Keeffe ’53 was born in San Jose on Aug. 29, 1931, to John O’Keeffe and Lou (Helmerson) O’Keeffe. After graduating from SCU he joined the Army and became a lieutenant during the Korean War. Following the service he worked for IBM for 33 years and retired in 1989 as director of policy marketing. He […]

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1952

Edward Joseph Vranizan ’52 was born on Nov. 13, 1930, to the parents of Matthew and Catherine Vranizan. He attended Irvington Elementary School and Central Catholic, class of 1948. Ed studied business at SCU. After graduation he returned to Portland, where he met Mary Catherine McNally, his attending nurse while having knee surgery. Ed and […]

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1973

A resident of Berkeley, Bill Beahrs MBA ’73 grew up in Palo Alto and graduated from Stanford University. He worked as a computer programmer for the state of California until his retirement several years ago Bill was a devoted Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra bass player who had sung with the orchestra under all three […]

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1944

A Republican governor and two-term senator from Nevada, Paul D. Laxalt ’44 was one of Ronald Reagan’s most influential advisors—dubbed the president’s “First Friend.” Born in Reno, Nevada, on Aug. 2, 1922, he helped care for his five siblings while their father herded sheep in the Nevada mountains; he often called himself a “Basque sheepherder’s […]

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1970

Richard Hull M.S. ’70 was born on Sept. 28, 1933, in Oxnard, California, and very proud to be a fourth-generation native of California. He was the son of Richard Harry Hull and Lorine Staples. Richard had a traumatic childhood, losing his mother when he was only 10 years old. He grew up without many friends, […]

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1965

John “Jack” George Locke ’65 was born on Dec. 26, 1943, in Los Angeles to Dorothy Frank and William James Locke Jr. Jack received a four-year scholarship and graduated from SCU. He proudly served in the Navy, worked for the FBI for 14 years, and taught religion classes for ten years in Burbank, California. In […]

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