1981

Virgil W. Pinkey MBA ’81 earned his bachelor’s in horticulture from the University of Illinois and his master’s in business from Santa Clara University. He was a talented landscaper and enjoyed gardening and playing golf. He was a car enthusiast and an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues. He will be remembered for […]

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1963

For 45 years, Dr. John Patrick Sauer ’63 cared for the children of Yellowstone County, Montana. In 1973, he joined the Billings Clinic and remained there for his entire medical career. He was most proud of helping establish a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit alongside his wife Terry, a neonatal nurse. Dr. Sauer was also involved […]

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Patrick Sauer
1966

While living in New York in the 1980s and 90s, Ann Frick Vernon ’66 worked tirelessly for the Broome County Nuclear Weapons Reduction Campaign. An ardent environmentalist, Ann loved exploring national parks, particularly the rugged landscapes of Utah and Colorado. Born in Palo Alto to Sara June and Charles Frick, an aerospace engineer who would […]

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Anne Vernon
1969

Born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Julian Daniel “Dan” Clarke III ’69, J.D. ’75 moved with his family to the Monterey Peninsula in 1964, where he graduated valedictorian from Junipero Serra High School. After earning a bachelor’s in business from Santa Clara, Dan spent four years in the Navy, where he served as an officer aboard […]

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Dan Clarke
2012

Avid outdoorsman and devout Catholic William Michael Grogan ’12, enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and golf, as well as spending time with his large, loving family. Graduating with a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Santa Clara in 2012, he was employed as a senior tax accountant for E & J Gallo Winery […]

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William Grogan '12
1959

Doting grandfather and ultimate coach, Barry Cummings ’59, passed away on July 31, 2020, in Camino, California. Born and raised in his beloved city, San Francisco, Barry attended Saint Ignatius College Preparatory School, and earned a degree in business at Santa Clara, during which time he met his wife, Terese, who preceded him in death […]

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Barry Cummings '59
1959

Civil Engineering grad Bruce Douglas ’59 went on to earn his master’s and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Arizona. He began his tenure as a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1964, and became involved in earthquake engineering research, establishing the Earthquake Engineering program at UNR. His early work on […]

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1974

After serving two years in Western Samoa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Regina (Gini) Diane Leary, JD ’74 graduated from Santa Clara Law School and later joined the Fresno County District Attorney’s office. Over 30 years there, she prosecuted and supervised many high profile and serious felony cases. Gini also tutored local high school and […]

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1971

A Renaissance man, Thomas Joseph Ervin ’71, JST ’88 was ordained a priest in May 1974 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. His ministry took him to parishes in San Francisco and the peninsula as well as the North Bay, where he lovingly cared for elderly nuns. After earning a Ph.D. in Psychology, he […]

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Tom Ervin
1974

Anne Storm Brandenburg ’74, MA ’76 lived in the Los Gatos area for 54 years. She died in Oakland on May 17, 2020, at age 96. Anne is survived by her children, including William Brandenburg ’81, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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1976

Michael Jones ’76  died Nov. 26, 2019 and is remembered by Yvonne, wife of 42 years, four adult children; six grandchildren, and many others. Services were held in Texas

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1977

Two degrees were not enough for Martin James Martinez, JD’ 77. After earning his BA and Master’s from other universities, he came to SCU to study law. Martin’s legal career spanned four decades. He was a member of the California and New York bars, and a lecturer at the European University in Tbilisi, Georgia, where […]

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Martin James Martinez
2018

Katherine Lin ’18 was awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Student Award for Epidemiology in the class of 2020 at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, one of the top-ranked schools of public health in the United States. She was referred to as one of the superstars of the program. She is currently working as an epidemiologist/Geographic […]

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2003

A literary podcast inspired by a big brother gone too soon—that’s what Peter Riehl has launched to honor Tim Riehl ’00. Episode nine of The Chills at Will includes an interview with Senior Lecturer Claudia Monpere McIsaac. You can hear it here.

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1944

The San Francisco 49ers first quarterback and 1942 Bronco quarterback, Jesse Freitas ’44 died in May 2020 at the age of 99. When Jesse was the sophomore team quarterback, the team went 7-2 with wins over Utah, Stanford, California, Oregon State, and St. Mary’s. The football program was shut down for three years following his sophomore […]

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1995

Dianna Finocchiaro Gallagher ’95 is the director of external relations at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley. She and her husband, Joe, live in Alamo and have 4 kids—their 2nd eldest, Mary Bridget ’24, is a freshman at SCU.

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1985

Damien Palermo ’85 retired from the Mountain View Police Department as a Reserve Sergeant with over 33 years of service. He continues to work as an engineering section manager at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology in Sunnyvale. He lives in Mountain View with his wife Cindy, where they lived for 23 years and raised three children […]

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2011

Mariam Mostamandy ’11 graduated with an MD from The University of Arizona College of Medicine and is completing her residency in Diagnostic Radiology.

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1987

Sunnyvale School District has appointed Michael Gallagher ’87, a longtime educator and administrator within the district, as its new superintendent. The Board of Education made the announcement on April 9, 2020 during a special board meeting. He also serves as board president of Sunnyvale Community Services and is president-elect of Sunnyvale Rotary. Gallagher and his […]

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1993

Sinath Thi ’93 is currently living in Hayward, Ca. as a Broker Associate/Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty. Has four children, Jessica oldest at UC Irvine, Michael at James Logan HS, Robert at Caesar Chavez Middle School, Sora in at Kitayama Elementary School.

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