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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1944

William Edward “Bill” Grannell ’44 was born in Denver on Jan. 19, 1923. He graduated from Regis High School in 1940, excelling in football and baseball. He attended SCU on an athletic scholarship and transferred to the V-12 school at the University of Notre Dame, where he was able to obtain his B.S. from Santa […]

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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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1944

Born on Feb. 21, 1922, John Prendergast Matheu ’44 was raised in San Francisco, the third of Katherine and John P. Matheu’s four children. He attended St. Brigid Elementary School, St. Ignatius High School, and SCU, where he was a quarterback on the football team and a rower. His college education was interrupted by World […]

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1944

Henry Garric ’44 was born in San Francisco in 1921 and moved to Glen Ellen when he was 3 years old. He had an idyllic childhood as part of a large extended French family that ran a resort on Henno Road. He attended Dunbar School, Sonoma High School, and SCU before working as a draftsman […]

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1944

Peter E. Giannini ’44 was born in Kingsburg, California, on June 8, 1921, and attended the Clay Elementary School. He was first violinist and senior class president of Kingsburg High School as well as an Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Santa Clara University as well as the Boalt Hall Law School at UC […]

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1944

Robert Lacey ’44 was born in Oakland on May 5, 1921. He attended St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco as well as SCU before being drafted to serve in WWII. He entered active duty in August 1944 and served until his honorable discharge in 1947 at the rank of first lieutenant. A very private […]

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1944

Dr. Francis L. Detert ’44, born on April 13th, 1923 in San Diego, CA, and passed away peacefully on August 19th, 2016 in his San Leandro home at the age of 93. Survived by his nephews: David Detert, and Mark Detert; niece Melissa Redmond; and 5 grand nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his […]

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1944

Edward Hermann Hulbert ’44, 93, passed away due to cancer on July 2, 2016 in Olympia, WA. He was born July 12, 1922 to Fred and Ursala Hulbert in Aberdeen, WA. He graduated from Aberdeen’s Weatherwax High School, and Santa Clara University. He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1942 during World War II. […]

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1944

Frank Joseph Giansiracusa ’44 passed away peacefully at Saratoga Retirement Community on November 1, 2014, with family at his bedside. Frank was born July 22, 1922, in San Jose and lived his entire life in the Bay Area. He graduated from Bellarmine College Prep and obtained a full scholarship to Santa Clara University. He received […]

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1944

Frank M. Belick ’44, resident of San Jose, passed away on July 13, 2014. He touched countless lives through his pioneering work in water pollution control, as well as through offering a helping hand to those in need. Frank was born of Croatian parents in Los Angeles in 1922. The family moved to the Santa […]

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1944

Herbert "Herb" W. Roberson ’44, 92, passed peacefully March 29, 2014, after a brief stay in Modesto Kaiser Hospital. A decedent of the Choctaw Tribe, he was born in 1922 in McAllister, Okla., to Arthur L. and Maggie (Belcher) Roberson. Herb came to California with his parents during the dust bowl era and married in […]

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1944

William James Crowley ’44, May 19, 1922 to August 21, 2013. A resident of San Jose, Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Denver, CO where he attended Regis Jesuit High School and earned recognition as all-time all Regis honors in both football and baseball. From there Bill earned athletic scholarship to […]

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1944

Marcel Emile Gres ’44, a long-time resident of Austin, age 90, died on January 5, 2013 in Austin. He was born to French parents Elie P. Gres and Germaine M. Gres on April 16, 1922 and was raised in San Francisco, California. After graduating from St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, he attended Santa Clara University on a […]

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1944

James E. Delehanty ’44, 90 years young, passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2012, one day before his hero George Washington’s birthday. He was surrounded by his much beloved wife of 63 years and his loving family. Jim was born in San Francisco to Alice Armstrong and James E. Delehanty Sr. in 1921. He attended Grant […]

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1944

Duane “Dee” Pillette ’44, eight-year major league veteran pitcher, died May 6, 2011 in San Jose, Calif. at the age of 88. Pillette, a member of the SCU Athletic Hall of Fame, broke into the majors with the New York Yankees in 1949, pitching until 1956 with the St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia […]

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1944

Hon. Michael L. McInnis  ’44 died on September 21, 2010. It is with great sadness that the family of Michael L. McInnis, Solano County Superior Court Judge, retired, announces his passing. Mike died in accordance with his wishes: quietly, comfortably, and quickly, with his family by his side. He was 87 years old. Born in Fairfield, […]

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1944

Adrian C. "Poppy" van Dyk ’44, died peacefully at his home in San Jose on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was 88 years old. He was born in Lewiston, Idaho, on Sept. 6, 1921, to Adrian M. van Dyk and Francine (Zuur) van Dyk, and is preceded in death by […]

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1944

Thomas J. Doyle ’44 on March 13, 2009.

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Ulysses Stephen O’Connor ’44 died Oct. 25, 2009. He was known as Steve or the ""Big O," and he enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was someone you would not forget once you met him. He loved playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren. Steve was preceeded in death by his wife Illa […]

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