1956

Active in ROTC in high school and college, San Francisco native Douglas Gregory Lynn ’56 attended flight school in Pensacola, Florida, and served as a First Lieutenant in the Navy and Navy Reserves. In his professional career, Doug was involved in the development and construction of regional shopping centers around the West for over 40 years, […]

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1956

The Rev. Patrick J. Cahalan, S.J. ’56, emeritus chancellor of Loyola Marymount University and former president of Loyola High School died Feb. 14 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 86. Father Cahalan’s 27-year tenure at Loyola High School and 23 years at LMU put him at the heart of […]

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1956

Robert Besozzi ’56 was born in San Francisco on Nov. 22, 1933, to parents Ambrose and Rosina Besozzi, who had immigrated to the United States from Italy. He grew up in the Russian Hill neighborhood and attended St. Brigid Grammar School, St. Ignatius College Preparatory (’51), and SCU After graduation, he served his country in […]

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1956

Michael A. Raschko ’56 was born on Aug. 5, 1934, and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Salem, Oregon, SCU, and the University of Oregon School of Dentistry. He took the state boards, graduated from dental school, and married Miriam I. Bloom in the same week in June 1960, before entering the Army in […]

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1956

After 57 years as a trial lawyer, Sal Liccardo ’56, J.D. ’61 is transitioning to work as an author, publishing his first book, Her Right to Know: One Trial Lawyer’s Search for the Truth About the “Pill”  through Amazon. Sal writes that the book “is a true story of a young mother blinded by the […]

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1956

Born in Los Angeles, Thomas M. Collins ’56 was the eldest child to Harold and Julia Collins. A devout Catholic, he was educated by the Jesuits at Loyola High School and SCU and served in the Army in Korea before earning his J.D. from Stanford University Law School. During Tom’s career, St. Thomas More was […]

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1956

Bradley Stoutt ’56, J.D. ’60 was born in Chicago and spent his early childhood in Honolulu, where he witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. His family later relocated to San Bernardino County and he attended SCU, graduating with a bachelor’s in political science. Brad served in the Marines from 1956 to 1958, reaching the rank […]

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1956

Larry Fry ’56 was born In Pacific Grove at Miss Murphy’s First Aid Station near the corner of Jewell Ave. and 17 Mile Drive. He attended Pacific Grove Grammar School and was the Valedictorian for Pacific Grove High School, class of 1952. Like his three brothers Fred, Donald, and Gerald, Larry achieved the rank of […]

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1956

John Arthur Beaulieu ’56, MBA ’63 was born in Portland on Jan. 9, 1935, to John and Helen Beaulieu. He attended Columbia Prep in Portland before moving to California to pursue his graduate and post-graduate studies. After earning both a B.A. and an MBA degree from SCU, which included a multiyear commitment to the ROTC, […]

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1956

Peter Westfall Berger ’56 was born in Hollywood, California, in 1933, the third of four children, to Paul Francis and Inez Westfall Berger. He grew up in Pasadena, California, attending Mayfield Jr. School and St. Philip the Apostle before moving on to Loyola High School and then SCU. After college, Peter joined the Navy, earning […]

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1956

Stephen McNamara ’56 was born in Merced, California, on Nov. 7, 1933, to Agnes and Jack McNamara, one of Merced’s pioneering families. He graduated from Merced High School in 1952 and from SCU. After college, Stephen entered the Army as a first lieutenant. He married Clarice Brennan on April 22, 1957. They settled in Merced […]

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1956

Born Dec. 28, 1932, in Paso Robles, California, to Edward Steffani ’31 and Lois (Spalding) Steffani, Edward Steffani ’56 spent his early years in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties, where he attended Holy Cross Elementary in Santa Cruz and St. Leo’s and Bellarmine Prep in San Jose. He received a B.S. in civil engineering […]

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1956

John “Jack” Kropp ’56 was born in Salem, Oregon, to Henry and Lillian Kropp. He graduated from SCU with a bachelor’s in chemistry and received his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1962. He met his wife, Joann, while at Notre Dame, where she worked in the chemistry department. They […]

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1956

A solo practitioner in the St. Louis area for over 35 years, Wallace E. Stuart ’56 passed away on Feb. 27, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Sylvia Stuart (nee Franklin); loving dad of Wally (Kathleen) Stuart, Lois (Paul) Cella, Wade (Beth) Stuart, Lori (Kurt) Patterson, Lara (Josh) Shuey and Leah (Mike) Hose; dear […]

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1956

Known to his loving family and friends as “Buzz,” Bernard Panella ’56 was born in San Jose to Mary and Frank Panella. He graduated from Bellermine High School and earned a degree in finance from SCU. He married Ann (No. 1) LeBaron and together they had four children. Buzz started early in his grandfather’s trucking […]

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1956

Born in San Francisco on Dec. 9, 1933, to Margaret Bannan Abrahamsen and Gunlek Olavus Abrahamsen, Mary Abrahamsen Cahalan ’56 graduated from Mercy High School in 1951, before earning a B.S. in chemistry from Dominican College in 1955. Following graduation, Mary enjoyed working as a lab technician at UCSF. She married Donald Joseph Ruder on […]

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1956

Duncan Fife ’56 was a member of the Dynamic Class of ’56! After grad school in Los Angeles, California, the military in Oklahoma, and working in radio and advertising in New York City, he spent the last 40 years living in Foster City, entertaining and performing, raising five children, staying happily married for 48 years, […]

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1956

Martin D. “Pete” Murphy ’56 passed away peacefully on the morning of February 8, 2017. Born on March 7, 1935, as a third generation San Franciscan and a descendant of the California Pioneers, he was a man of enormous humility, generosity, loyalty, and humor. He rarely passed on the opportunity to laugh at himself or […]

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1956

Frank "Bruce" Oneto J.D. ’56 of Boulder Creek, California, 91, died Tuesday June 30, 2015 from congestive heart failure at Dignity Health, Santa Cruz, CA. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeri (Green) Oneto, and sisters Jane (Chuck Irwin) and Marilou Ellis, daughter Laura Hamill, sons Michael Oneto (Lisa) and Robert Oneto […]

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1956

John Edward Nolan J.D. ’60, resident of Pleasant Hill John passed away on May 9, 2016 at the age of 81 with his family by his side after a long illness. John was born January 18, 1935 in Oakland California and attended St. Joseph’s High School in Alameda, Santa Clara University (graduating with the Dynamic Class […]

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