1955

Robert C. Foehn ’55 earned his electrical engineering degree from Santa Clara University and used it to open the doors of opportunity for others. He served in many roles with the San Francisco Electrical Contractors Association, president, vice president, and Secretary of the Apprenticeship program, which minted many union electricians. He loved sailing, cooking, playing […]

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1955

A devoted husband, father, and renowned scientist and engineer, Donald F. Specht ’55 was born in Harvey, North Dakota. In 1960, he married Suzanne Dimm. An alumnus of SCU, he received his M.S. from Carnegie-Mellon and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. His Ph.D. dissertation was one of the first in the […]

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1955

Vernon Chase ’55 was born in Long Beach, California, on June 1, 1933, to Vernon and Thelma Chase. Vern graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1951 and attended SCU. After graduating he was able to immediately satisfy his passion for aviation by joining Flying Tiger Line. He then combined his love of aviation and […]

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1955

William (Bill) Thomas Wiswall ’55 was born in a car going to Hanford, California, on March 30, 1934. He was married to Marsha Jo Barbeau of Bakersfield, California, for more than 50 years. They raised two daughters, Mary Lee Wiswall and Megan Wiswall Esrey in Fresno, California. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San […]

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1955

Jack Arancio ’55, J.D. ’63 was the son of Salvatore and Josephine Arancio and part of a Monterey Sicilian fisherman family. He graduated from Monterey High School, where he was a star football player and student body president. He went to Santa Clara University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation, Jack joined the […]

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1955

Michael J. Miller ’55 was a longtime physician at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, after completing his medical internship and residency at OHSU. During his lifelong commitment to helping others, he served as OHSU’s associate professor of pediatric infectious disease (ID), professor of pediatrics, and associate dean for Student Affairs. […]

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1955

A California native, Anthony J. Escover ’55 was not only a successful engineer but also an accomplished farmer. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory and received a mechanical engineering degree from SCU. He worked for FMC for well over 30 years and oversaw such projects as the Bradley Tank and the coal mining equipment division. His […]

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1955

John (Jack) Cheatham ’55 was born on July 26, 1933, in Long Beach, California, to Ernest and Orissa Cheatham. Raised in Long Beach with his brother, Ernie, and sisters Patty and Jayne, he attended St. Anthony’s High School, where he not only met his wife, Raylene (Laughlin), but also made lifelong friends, enjoying class reunions […]

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1955

On December 8, 2016, our Dad, Anthony J. Escover ’55 passed away exactly how he wanted, peacefully and surrounded by his family. He led an exemplary life and achieved legendary status to everyone who loved and admired him. A California native, Anthony was raised to be both highly educated and a farmer. Graduating from Bellarmine […]

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1955

William "Bill" Martin Brunkow ’55 died on Jan. 28, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; children David, Mary, and Paul; granddaughters Lauren, Devon, and Kennedy; and sister Peg VanHoomissen. Bill was born on August 3, 1932 to Clarence and Evelyn Brunkow in Portland; he is predeceased by his sister Catherine […]

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1955

Theodore Martin Welp ’55 and Dolores Elaine (Bruno) Welp of Boise, ID, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, unexpectedly and tragically in their home. Ted was born in Colma, CA on June 13, 1934. Elaine was born in her Grandmother Rose’s cabin at the base of Mount Borah in Custer County, ID on May 8, 1938. […]

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1955

Edward W. Mattos ’55, age 83, died in Rocklin, California, on Feb. 2, 2015, after a short illness. Born Oct. 6, 1931, in French Camp, California, he lived in Gilroy before settling in Rocklin. He was a graduate of Antioch High School and Santa Clara University. He is survived by his wife, Norma Gonsalves, his children, Michael, […]

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1955

James Daniel Gavigan ’55 was born in Pittsburg, Calif., on Aug. 22, 1932. He departed on Dec. 10, 2014, and resided in Pasadena, Calif.  

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1955

William N. "Bill" Weeger ’55 passed away on Nov. 2, 2014. He was born on April 24, 1933.

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1955

Ralph D. "Dan" Scalzo Jr. ’55, November 12, 1932 to September 17, 2014. A resident of San Jose and Morgan Hill, Dan was born in San Francisco, grew up in San Jose and graduated from the University of Santa Clara. As a hghly decorated Army Officer, he served over 20 years with tours in Korea and […]

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1955

Walter Conn ’55 passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family after a hard-fought battle with cancer on Sep. 18, 2014. Walter was born on May 10, 1934, in Canton, Ohio, to Marguerite and Thomas Conn. He was the middle child of five. Walter spent the majority of his childhood in Southern California, attended […]

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1955

Robert "Bob" George ’55 passed away on January 29, 2013 at the age of 80. Bob was born March 15, 1932 in San Jose CA. to Joseph and Virginia George. He graduated from Bellarmine High School in San Jose California. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Santa Clara University in 1955. Bob was in the […]

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Joseph Anthony Salazar ’55 was born on November 8, 1933, and died on January 1, 2013. Joe “Pepi” Salazar was a really wonderful man and his life was a fulfillment of everything that is right about the American Dream.  The son of Mexican immigrants, he grew up in Rio Vista and Antioch, making lifelong friends – and […]

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F. Richard “Dick” Lucas ’55, 78, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2012. Born in Alameda, Calif. on August 28, 1933, as the only child of Frank and Edith Lucas, "Dick" spent his early years growing up in Oakland. In December 1941, he and his family moved to St. Helena. Following graduation from St. Helena High […]

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John E. Boudreau ’55,  died peacefully Oct. 26, 2011, at his home in Cayucos. John was born in March 1933 in Los Angeles to Essel Boudreau and Eleanor McPartlin of Long Beach, Calif., one week after the Long Beach earthquake. After having spent his youth in Long Beach, where he was an avid body surfer […]

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