1949

World War II interrupted the time Dr. Robert A Helfrich ’49 spent at Santa Clara. But after serving as a medic in the South Pacific with the Marines, he returned to finish his college education. He went on to study medicine at Stanford. He practiced anesthesia for more than 35 years at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. […]

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E. Jackson Going Jr. ’49 was born on Feb. 22, 1928, in Texas but lived the majority of his life in Santa Clara County, graduating from Bellarmine at 16 years old before attending SCU. He co-founded the civil engineering firm Ruth and Going, working there until his retirement in 1984. Jack gave back to the […]

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Born July 12, 1923, in Sunnyvale to Emilio and Giuseppina Ravizza of Asti, Italy, Herman John “Bud” Ravizza ’49 was the youngest of three siblings and the first to attend college at SCU. He served proudly as an Army “Railsplitter” in the 84th infantry on the European Front, earning a Purple Heart. He was greatly honored […]

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Edward U. Bevilacqua Sr. ’49 was born in Niagara Falls in 1928. His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 2 years old. He relocated to San Diego in 1980 and Las Vegas in 1992; eventually choosing Henderson, Nevada, as his home. Edward graduated from SCU, studied at Hastings Law School in San […]

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Cornelius “Neal” Moynihan ’49 was a native of San Francisco and a graduate St. Peter’s High School and SCU. After serving proudly in WWII in the 100th Infantry Division of the Army, he went on to work as an auditor for the State of California Workman’s Comp Department, enjoying retirement after a 30-year career. Neal […]

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Anthony Joseph Sota J.D. ’49 was born in San Jose on April 19, 1924, to Antone Joseph Peters Sota and Mary (née Machado). His family was very active in parish of Five Wounds Portuguese National Church and the Portuguese Hall. When Anthony’s father unexpectedly passed away, he and is brothers stepped in to to help […]

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Steven Belluomini ’49 was a proud San Francisco native, born in Cow Hollow on Dec. 1, 1927. He graduated from Galileo High School in 1945, and SCU. He served in the Navy during the Korean War before returning to join his growing family in San Francisco. Steve was an avid adventurer and enjoyed traveling for […]

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Born in Oakland, Mickey Kaliterna ’49 married Emma Fontana in 1942. He served on the Santa Clara County Grand Jury and the Santa Clara Civil Service Commission. He was a life member of San Jose Elks Lodge #522. Mickey passed away in Santa Clara on Sept. 30, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 93 […]

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Anthony Francis Villafranca ’49 was born on June 2, 1928, to Vincent and Maria Grazia Villafranca in Clairton, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Gilroy, CA, graduating from Gilroy High where he excelled at track and basketball. Anthony continued to run competitively for SCU, where in 1949 he earned a degree in business. He remained devoted […]

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William “Bill” Steffan ’49 was born on Oct. 16, 1922, and attended Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose and Santa Clara University. Bill served honorably in WWII in the intelligence corps and was involved in campaigns in Central Europe and Japan. He spent his professional career as a health physicist working for the state of […]

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Known affectionately to many as “Dr. Bob,” Robert Infelise ’49 was born in Hollister to Clara Guerra and Frank Infelise. He attended San Benito High School and junior college. He served as a photographer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and graduated with a bachelor’s from SCU. He did graduate work at San […]

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Loving and vibrant, Joseph John Crowley ’49 had a legendary sense of humor. He liked nothing better than causing someone to laugh—or better yet, to believe one of his incredulous stories. The many who knew and loved him miss those fabulous yarns and infectious laugh. Joe was raised in San Francisco and attended Commodore Sloat Elementary School […]

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A longtime resident of Willow Glen, Fred Arthur Lico ’49 was known for his dapper dress and generosity and for his devotion to his family. Fred was born in San Jose to Italian immigrants Pasquale and Mary (Filice) Lico. In 1942, he graduated from San Jose High School and enrolled at SCU. In 1943, Fred […]

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John Robert Banister ’49 was born to Jack Roy and Adele Elizabeth (St Pierre) Banister on June 4, 1927, in Oakland. In 1938, the family moved to Los Gatos, where Jack worked as an operations engineer on the construction of Highway 17. Two years later, they moved to San Jose. John attended St. Leo’s Grammar […]

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The son of Italian immigrants, William J. Ronchelli ’49 was born in San Rafael on Feb. 6, 1928, to Edwina and Orlando Ronchelli. He was the older “little” brother to Edward Ronchelli. As a young family, they moved to Santa Rosa for Orlando’s business in produce. William attended St. Rose School and graduated from Santa […]

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Richard R. "Dick" Blackburn ’49  passed away peacefully at home on March 1,2016 in San Jose, California at the age of 94. His loving wife Angela preceded him in death on April 6, 2010. He and Angela had no siblings or children. Dick was born August 18, 1921 in the state of California. He was […]

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John "Jack" Goodspeed Matthews ’43, J.D. ’49 was 93 and passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2014. Jack was born in Hollywood, California. He attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles where he was succeeded academically and athletically. He earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University and again distinguished himself there as an outstanding student and […]

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November 26, 2013 marked the passing of Philip G. Rizzo M.S. ’49, 89, of St. Augustine. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and devout Catholic, Phil was truly of The Greatest Generation, born in San Jose, California, and serving four years in the Army Air Force during World War II. He is survived by […]

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Daniel Cunha ’49 passed away on September 12, 2014, in his home in Felton, California, at the age of 91. He attended Santa Clara University in the 1940s, after serving as a Navy pilot in WWII. He was one of the first baptisms in the Santa Clara mission after it was rebuilt. His first wife […]

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James William "Bill" Ross Sr. ’49 was born on Aug. 11, 1922 in Chicago, Ill. Bill passed away peacefully at home after a valiant battle with cancer on July 28, 2014. He was a devoted husband, father and Grandad. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Gloria in 2002 and was married 56 wonderful years. […]

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