1959

Paul Neumann ’59 found his life’s calling in teaching others. He was most fulfilled when working with people of all ages encountering college work for the first time. Paul later found work in educational leadership as a Modesto City Schools Board of Education trustee. He was often the biggest advocate for teachers’ interests, trying to […]

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1959

If you appreciate the many uses of duct tape, from makeshift bandages to keeping your boat afloat, then you would have something major in common with Carlton Vanderbeek Jr. ’59. In his 85 years, Carl did a lot of living and a lot of boating, always with a roll of shiny silver duct tape in […]

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1959

John Bach ’59 was devoted to helping others. He loved Jesus Christ, his family and friends, and helping others through his work in organization consulting, retained executive search, and outplacement counseling. John died Aug. 24, 2023.

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1959

A Bronco’s Bronco, Bart Lally ’59 served on the Board of Regents, as President of the Alumni Association and, in 2015, received the Father Louis Bannan award for his dedication and service to Santa Clara. In his career outside SCU, Bart earned a medical degree and worked at Palo Alto Medical Foundation as medical director […]

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1959

Always by the side of Thomas Weldon ’59 was Antonia Alma Bertero Weldon, who was born 9 days after him and grew up some two blocks away from his childhood home. The two shared the same bassinet, attended primary and secondary school together, in addition to attending colleges in the Bay Area.  Devout members of […]

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1959

Born and raised in Los Banos, Robert G. Alves ’59 was a proud golfer, Army vet and loving husband. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, followed by a long career with Lockheed and countless rounds of golf. Nobody was closer to him than his wife, Juanita, with whom he shared 62 years of his […]

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1959

On July 23, 2020, with family, friends and colleagues, Robert L. Hoover J.D. ’59 celebrated his 89th birthday and 60 years of family law practice in Santa Clara County as the founding partner of Hoover Krepelka, LLP. Bob educated and advocated for thousands of divorcing spouses over the span of six decades, starting at a […]

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1959

Born in New York and raised in the Seattle/Puget Sound area, William Hanley Ryan ’59 maintained a lifelong passion for learning—particularly history, literature and philosophy. He attended the University of Washington, Santa Clara University, and Seattle University. He served as a naval officer during the Vietnam War era, and earned a prize medal for his essay “My […]

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1959

Miles “Mike” Andrew Sharkey Jr. ’59 died on December 13, 2020, with his beloved wife Sally by his side. Born in Beverly Hills, Mike graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Santa Clara University. Mike began his career at Lockheed, and later joined Western Gear Corporation in […]

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1959

After serving in the U.S. Army, John Anthony Roffoni ’59 began work as a financial advisor. He, his wife, and their three children made their home in California, where enjoyed the outdoors—from gardening to hunting to sailing. John died Oct. 1, 2020.

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1959

As quarterback and captain of his football team at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Dr. Frank C. Griffin ’59 led the Padres to a 10-0 undefeated record and West Catholic Athletic League championship. His outstanding play and leadership earned him a spot on the Bay Area High School All Star Football team which played […]

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1959

Doting grandfather and ultimate coach, Barry Cummings ’59, passed away on July 31, 2020, in Camino, California. Born and raised in his beloved city, San Francisco, Barry attended Saint Ignatius College Preparatory School and earned a degree in business at Santa Clara, during which time he met his wife, Terese, who preceded him in death […]

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1959

Civil Engineering grad Bruce Douglas ’59 went on to earn his master’s and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Arizona. He began his tenure as a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1964, and became involved in earthquake engineering research, establishing the Earthquake Engineering program at UNR. His early work on […]

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1959

Robert Mayle ’59 was born on February 1, 1938 to Raymond and Cecelia Mayle in Santa Clara, CA, and passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on February 16, 2020. He graduated from Bellarmine in 1955, attended Santa Clara University, and graduated from Creighton Medical School in 1962. Bob completed the majority of his Residency […]

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1959

Longtime Bronco Bench member John “Jack” Sullivan ’59, MBA ’76 and his wife Joanie are to thank for the Mission Campus’ popular Sullivan Aquatic Center—donated as a gift in appreciation for his Jesuit education. Born in 1937 in Springfield, Mass., and raised in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, Jack’s experience at Santa Clara University was […]

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1959

The third son of Thomas L. Bocci and Eda I. (Giorgi) Bocci, Jerrold C. Bocci ’59 grew up in Colma/Daly City. He was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School (class of ’55), completed his undergraduate studies at SCU, attended medical school at UCSF, and completed an ophthalmology residency at UCLA. Jerry served his country in […]

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1959

Clayton Charles Barbeau ’59 was born in Sacramento to Bertha and Louis Barbeau. An Army veteran, Clayton served as a corporal in the Korean War (1951–1953) and was awarded a Bronze Star. He graduated from SCU and earned his master’s from the University of San Francisco in 1978. He won the James D. Phelan Award in Literature […]

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1959

Born Sept. 8, 1936, in Lancaster, California, to Laurence “Red” Orr and Edith Faina Orr, Terry Orr ’59 was the second eldest of ten children. He attended elementary school in Lancaster, graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, and earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from SCU. He served proudly in the Army […]

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1959

Ronald J. Motta J.D. ’59 was born on Nov. 28, 1933, to Italian immigrants Joseph and Clara Motta who came to America for a better life. Ron spent his earlier years in the Bronx, N.Y. Italian was his first language and he could speak little English his first day of school. Ron was very bright […]

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1959

During his career as a criminal defense attorney, Buford “Larry” Toney ’53, J.D. ’59 worked over 150 jury trials, including ones involving the death penalty. Even after he stopped trying cases, he continued to represent nonviolent defendants through the Private Defender’s office in the San Mateo County Drug Court program. Larry is fondly remembered for […]

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