1953

Bill Shindler ’53 went to work in the steel industry immediately after graduation, working in Seattle and the East Bay as a structural engineer. After the death of his first wife Therese, Bill met his cousin’s widow Charla Riedl in Milwaukie, where the pair married and lived until his death in November 2019. He is survived […]

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1953

Following a full scholarship for football at Santa Clara University, Joseph Vincent “Jumbo” McCargar ’53, M.S. ’68 served in the U.S. Army and also played football for the Army. He returned to SCU for a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. After many years working for Westinghouse Electrical in Sunnyvale, Joe retired and moved to Sonora […]

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1953

Santa Clara Sports Hall of Famer Robert Gern Nagler ’53 died April 9, 2020, following a brief illness. Raised on a ranch near Marysville, Calif., Gern was a standout on the football field and brought his prowess to SCU (then the University of Santa Clara), where he majored in history. Drafted out of school, Gern […]

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Robert Gern Nagler ’53
1953

John Edward McClellen Sr. ’53 was a fourth-generation Californian, born in San Francisco on April 21, 1931, to Harold McClellen and Edna Soderman McClellen. He enjoyed his childhood years in San Mateo with cousin Lou Ann Breadlow Civiletti. John attended SCU on a baseball scholarship, playing summer ball for the semipro team Prune Packers. His […]

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1953

Born in San Francisco on Dec. 2, 1931, Eugene F. Lynch ’53 was the son of Angela and Eugene J. Lynch. While growing up in the Mission District, he attended St. Charles School and was a proud alumnus of the class of 1949 at St. Ignatius High School, where he took the honorary classical course […]

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Gerald E. March ’53 was born on Feb. 9, 1931, in Calumet, Minnesota. He was the youngest of 12 children. Gerald graduated from SCU and served in the Navy. He worked for Remington Corporation and eventually started his own business. Gerald was a beloved friend and an avid traveler who enjoyed music, gardening, and writing […]

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Born in Everett, Washington, on Feb. 19, 1931, Andrew John Honzel ’53 was the third child of Lucille (Hanlon) and Andrew Honzel Sr. In the mid 1940s the family settled in Klamath Falls, where Andy attended Sacred Heart Academy before graduating from Bellarmine Preparatory School and SCU. Andy married Beverly Young in 1953, settling in […]

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John Thomas “Tom” McNamara ’53 was born to John James (Jack) McNamara and Agnes (Hayes) McNamara in Merced, California, spending most of his adult life there. Known as “Tom” to his friends and “Bobo” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he was a leader in his Catholic community, successful in business, active in his community, and […]

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Carl Edward Bozzo ’53 was born on Nov. 27, 1931, in Richmond to Pauline Nasello and Carmen Bozzo. He spent most of his youth in San Jose and graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1949, where he played basketball and boxed. After attending Creighton University, he graduated from dental school in 1956 from St. Louis […]

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David O’Keeffe ’53 was born in San Jose on Aug. 29, 1931, to John O’Keeffe and Lou (Helmerson) O’Keeffe. After graduating from SCU he joined the Army and became a lieutenant during the Korean War. Following the service he worked for IBM for 33 years and retired in 1989 as director of policy marketing. He […]

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Gary Edward Marsella ’53 was born into this world on June 7, 1931. He was the eldest son of Eddie and Oddie Marsella and the older brother of Jay Marsella. He attended Morris E. Dailey Elementary School, Hamilton Jr. High School, and graduated from Fresno High School with the Class of 1949. Gary attended SCU […]

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Donald Richardson J.D. ’53 was an encyclopedia of sports stats and trivia. Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, he practiced law in San Jose. Donald met Marilyn on a blind date in December 1958 and married her eight months later—eventually adding two children to their family. As president of the Downtown San Jose Rotary […]

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Kenneth Nardinelli ’53 was born to Matt and Emma Nardinelli on March 28, 1931, in Woodland, California. He went through the Woodland school system, graduating in 1949. After graduation he accepted a football scholarship to SCU, where he played football and baseball, graduating with a business degree. After playing one season of professional baseball, Ken […]

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A longtime resident of Orinda, Thomas Conway Crosby ’53 was born in Bishop, California, on July 13, 1931, the second son of Eugene and Gladys Crosby. He attended Bellarmine High School and SCU, where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1953. While at Santa Clara he married the love of his life, […]

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Richard “Rich” McEvoy ’53 was born in San Francisco and raised in Petaluma. He was the youngest of Richard Edmund McEvoy and Blanche Witherell’s three children. Rich was a Petaluma High School and SCU alumnus and served in the U.S. Army. He had a career in sales at various companies, the last being Allstate. Rich […]

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Thomas A. Hemker ’53 was born in Perrysburg, Ohio, on Sept. 21, 1929, and grew up in Sandusky, Ohio. Upon completion of high school, he moved to California to attend SCU, receiving a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Tom later pursued and received degrees in electrical engineering and business administration. He married sweetheart Barbara on June […]

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A lifelong resident of San Jose, Joe Ramona ’53 was born on July 11, 1931, to Italian immigrant parents George and Marie Ramona. He was married to his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Joanne Dudley, for 65 years; she preceded him in death in 2016. Joe was a standout Bay Area football […]

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Born in Los Angeles on June 28, 1931—the youngest of Mary and Cornelius Buckley’s three sons—Gerald Albert Buckley ’53 spent his earliest years in Los Angeles in the lively embrace of Irish forebears. After briefly attending St. John Military Academy and St. Agnes School, Gerald enrolled at St. Matthew School. Having moved to the Bay […]

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Louis Melvin “Mel” Pollard Jr. ’53 was born on March 6, 1930, in Redwood City and was recognized as the distinguished military graduate at SCU. He was commissioned as a regular Army officer in 1953 and received a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in public administration […]

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Ernesto Aboitiz ’53 served as president of DLPC and CLPC From 1970 to 1987 and as chairman and president of National Power Corporation (NPC) from 1987 to 1991. From 1972 to 1975, he served as chairman and general manager of the Mindanao Development Authority. He also served as a consultant of DLPC and ACO and […]

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