2008

Bethany Elias Jenner ’08 and her husband Zackery welcomed their first child, Felix Zakariya Jenner, on Jan. 8, 2022.

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1972

A multiple sclerosis diagnosis helped Edward M. Dowd ’72 discover a love and devotion to art and philanthropy. He found a way to combine the two passions, which have the power to inspire and heal others. In 2014, he made a significant donation to SCU, establishing the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building […]

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2016, #4020, Chihuly, Installation, Edward M. Dowd Art And Art History Building, Interior, Chandelier, Red, Glass, Installer, Installation
1971

Curtis Thomas MA ’71 was a storyteller, master barbecuer, begonia whisperer, professional armchair referee, and backseat driver extraordinaire.  Curt could always be recognized from his collared golf shirt, windbreaker, baseball cap, and khaki shorts or pants with a belt. After 5 p.m., he would pair his khaki bottoms and golf shirt ensemble with a half-chewed […]

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1950

Richard Charles Caletti ’50 built his family company Standard Structures, expanding their engineered products. At its peak, the company employed 450 people. He was a longtime advocate for the United Way and was honored with its Leadership Award. He enjoyed playing tennis, snow skiing in Tahoe with his family, and dancing with his wife. Many will […]

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1957

Lu Jenkins ’57 built a 35-year career in education as a teacher and principal and retiring as director of administrative services for Los Gatos Union School District in 1998. But he wasn’t done. Lu then served as Adjunct Faculty for National University, coaching and mentoring aspiring teachers. He was on the Bronco Bench Foundation and […]

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1984

Christopher Luke Freitas ’84 came from a large family and took care of them when he could. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, Chris worked in the Santa Clara County planning department. In his free time, Chris was a coached Mt. Madonna YMCA soccer and basketball. He died Feb. 26, 2022, while taking […]

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1975

Marc Del Piero ’75 JD ’78 was recently appointed as the chief executive officer of the Ag Land Trust in Monterey County. The Ag Land Trust was organized in 1984 by Del Piero and four other community members to protect the irreplaceable farmlands of the Salinas Valley. Since then, the Trust’s Board of Directors has […]

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2003

 Gina Policastri ’JD 03 was named a Top Family Lawyer of 2022 by The Daily Journal. Gina is a partner at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, PC in San Jose, where she has worked since 2002. Gina handles all areas of family law, including high conflict custody and domestic violence cases, complex business valuation and asset […]

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1969

Wherever David Haan Groll MBA ’69 was, or whatever he was doing, from golfing to initiating his favorite hand-slap game with Botswana children, his genuine kindness, curiosity about the world, and infectious laugh shone through. Dave kept in touch with everyone and enjoyed surprise visits, traveling the world alongside his wife, Betty. Whether they were on […]

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David Haan Groll
1967

After retiring from his work as an engineer for Pratt and Whitney, Dennis Tanner MS ’67  started a new business as The Chair Doctor. There he went from engineering to fixing and repairing old furniture. Whether it was a beloved rocking chair or beaten-up stool, Dennis had the knowledge and the tools to restore them. He […]

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1966

In July 1966, a month after law school graduation, Michael P. Diepenbrock J.D. ’66 was drafted into the U.S. Army and the Vietnam War. His first Army supervisor and roommate would later become his brother-in-law and lifelong friend upon Michael’s marriage to Viorica Marian. Like his big brother, San Francisco lawyer Anthony B. Diepenbrock ’51, […]

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1960

Philip Steven Bianco ’55 JD ’60 met his future wife Maureen O’Hara at a school dance while attending law school. They shared 62 years of marriage. Phil worked hard to provide each of his children with a college education. He was a fixture in the Tulare County Superior Court for almost 60 years. When asked what […]

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Philip Bianco
2021

Since being drafted into San Diego’s Wave FC, Kelsey Turnbow MBA ’21 has begun training locally at Del Mar Surf’s Sports Park training facility. This is the first time many of the players have had the opportunity to train together. “Now that all the girls are finally here and we finally got to meet the coaching […]

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1953

A fixer of all things, pancake maker, and avid golfer Francis E. Eddin ’53 was a light in the lives of many. He spent two years of service abroad with the U.S. Army. He later earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and worked extensively in computer systems engineering, advancing aircraft defense technology. First and foremost, […]

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1965

A pioneer for theatre and actor, director, playwright, and teacher, Joan Schirle ’65 taught broadly, including at the Juilliard School of Drama. Her work earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award and (ATME) Association of Theatre Movement Educators, among other recognitions. Joan also founded Dell’Arte International (DAI). She was devoted to the concepts of issue-oriented theatre and community […]

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Joan Schirle
1947

Before attending SCU Law, Robert Mertz J.D. ’47  was discharged from WWII-era Army service at Ft. Ord in 1944. He went on to build his practice and start a family in Lodi. For 68 years, he served his community, including three years as a city judge. He combined his loves of golf and travel, teeing off in Hong […]

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1969

A third-generation Californian, Roselyn “Roz” Dumesnil ’69, lived a life of love in the Golden State. After Roz and Paul Dumesnil ’69 married, they started their family in the South Bay while Roz began a career in development for non-profits. Roz was most often rooting her kids on in Archbishop Mitty High School’s gym or Bellarmine’s […]

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1967

Kenneth Roy Turner ’67 died Jan. 29, 2022. After serving as a naval lieutenant in the Vietnam War, Ken leaned into his desire to help others. He earned his doctorate of dental surgery and went on to run a family practice for 45 years. Ken is survived by his children and grandchildren.

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1979

Timothy Bonnel ’79 devoted his working life to expanding student access to higher education, becoming one of California’s most respected leaders in student financial aid advocacy through his work with the California Student Aid Commission and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Friends and family knew Tim as a proud grandfather and purveyor of pistachios and […]

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1963

There was nothing Ansel Paul Mello ’63 loved more than helping others. Lovingly known as “The Good Doctor,” Ansel considered patients and colleagues alike as friends and Saint Agnes Hospital was his second home. He spent countless hours there making his rounds and caring for those he called his “people.” His door was also always […]

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