1948

From a young Bronco baseball talent to admired vice mayor of San Jose, Frank Fiscalini ’48 was a force to be reckoned with. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army before leading his Bronco team to victory during his senior year. After his baseball career, Frank continued to impact lives, leading […]

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1965

David Tripaldi ’65 was a people person. He always had time to talk. At Coldwell Banker, David was known as an inspiring leader and mentor to many. Fifteen years ago, he and his three sons founded their own real estate company, Tilden Properties. Under David’s leadership, the company thrived. David died Jan. 12, 2024, and […]

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1959

If you appreciate the many uses of duct tape, from makeshift bandages to keeping your boat afloat, then you would have something major in common with Carlton Vanderbeek Jr. ’59. In his 85 years, Carl did a lot of living and a lot of boating, always with a roll of shiny silver duct tape in […]

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1962

After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as a captain, Edmond Pera ’62 found a successful career as a CPA. He later moved to Levi Strauss & Company and took on increasing responsibilities which involved travel to all corners of the world. He later became General Manager of Levi’s Canada/Latin American division and contributed […]

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1958

Donald Jacobberger ’58 was a quiet man, who dedicated his life to faithful and loving service to his family, his country, his community, and his church. He served his country as part of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps stationed in South Korea, and continued serving in the Army Reserve before retiring as a lieutenant colonel […]

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1952

Born and raised in California’s wine country, the life and work of Paul Cassayre ’52 was entwined with those vineyards. A structural engineer by trade, Paul started his own engineering firm that worked on numerous local projects including many wineries. He even started and ran his own winery, Cassayre-Forni Cellars winery, until it was sold […]

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1956

Fitness enthusiast and proud great-grandfather, Lawrence Dechart ’56 died Nov. 2, 2023. After a brief stint in the U.S. Army in Korea, Larry moved to Salt Lake Valley. There he worked in the food brokerage business and enjoyed playing tennis and bridge. He also held a Senior Olympics title and never ceased hoping for the […]

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1984

Patrick Moran ’84 had a long career in the financial planning industry for over 30 years. Raised in Phoenix, Ariz., Pat graduated from Brophy College Preparatory and remained an active member of their alumni association. Faith was central in Pat’s life and he leaned into God and the Church as he faced many challenges with […]

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1998

The youngest of five siblings, Griff Kruckenberg ’98 will be remembered as kind and thoughtful, always prepared with a smile and a warm greeting. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in art from Santa Clara. Griff died Oct. 26, 2023 and is survived by family, including brothers Victor ’97 and Brian […]

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1986

Russell Lipetzky J.D. ’86 grew up on the family ranch in Alpine, CA. With nature right outside his doorstep, Russell developed a great passion for it. He loved exploring the beauty of the natural environment through hiking and camping. He was also a devoted father and included his daughters on his trips whenever possible. Russell […]

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1951

Marko Susnjara ’51 knew there was power in laughter, and loved to tell a good joke. Born to Croatian immigrants in Portland, Ore., Marko attended Catholic high school and Santa Clara. Shortly after graduation, he attended Officer Candidate School and served in the U.S. Army as an “Atomic Veteran” at Camp Desert Rock in Nevada. […]

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1991

A happy soul with many friends, Scott Corley ’91 was always ready for a good time. He had a real passion for football and his favorite team was the Green Bay Packers. In 1994, Scott married Sally Pennetta and they welcomed a daughter, Sabrina, two years later. He was diagnosed with an incurable disease in […]

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1970

Robert Noonan J.D. ’70 flourished at law school. Bob was proud to have passed the bar on his first attempt and served as a public defender for two years before later working as Santa Cruz County’s Assistant District Attorney for 24 years. In retirement, Bob often volunteered and worked for the local county family services […]

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1984

Brad Jones J.D. ’84 had a quote by Abraham Lincoln taped to his office computer: “It’s not the years in your life that matter, but the life in your years.” Brad lived by that maxim. Whether it was riding his bike with his friends, playing with his grandkids, driving cross-country with his wife in their […]

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1999

From his hometown of Sacramento down to his adopted home of Los Angeles, Brent Gonzalez ’99 made friends wherever he went. Anyone who met Brent would describe him as gregarious, funny, kind, thoughtful, positive, full of faith, and completely unselfish. Brent died Dec. 31, 2023, following a nine-month battle with colon cancer. He is survived […]

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1981

An engineer by trade, Daniel Duprey ’81 worked for Parsons Corporation. Outside of work Daniel was a big fan of the San Diego Padres and supported them regardless of whether they were winning. His quirky sense of humor will be missed by family and friends. Daniel died Nov. 5, 2023.

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1976

Cherry Amabisca MBA ’76 spent 20 years in marketing management positions in tech before being recruited to Intel and moving her family to Helvetia, Ore. After leaving the high tech industry, Cherry co-founded Save Helvetia, a citizens’ group devoted to protecting Helvetia’s historic farmland from unlawful development. She led the group until her death, as […]

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1980

Tom Bolger MBA ’80 was the living embodiment of “a stand-up guy.” He made everyone around him feel comfortable. Tom worked as a chief financial officer for over 40 years at hospitals around the Bay Area. He was happiest around friends and family, listening to the Rolling Stones or Tom Petty, biking, skiing, surfing, hiking, […]

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1973

A successful banker and a Zen Buddhist priest, Andrew Stuber ’73 died Oct. 2, 2023. Andy worked in banking for over 40 years and slowly worked his way up to vice president and senior mortgage loan officer for Central Pacific Bank. Outside of work, his interest in Eastern philosophy led him to the Chozen-ji temple […]

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1988

Steve Blomquist MBA ’88 loved to tinker. He always had multiple projects pending, building or repairing various items, or quite literally building a home for his family. He’d later put this passion into an engineering degree and find work as a defense contractor who engineered military-tracked vehicles. When he wasn’t working on his own projects, […]

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