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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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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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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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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Neil Robert Paquette ’59 was born on May 8, 1937, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Cornelius W. Paquette and Geneveive T. Larkin. Neil did undergraduate work at SCU and UC Berkeley and served in the U.S. Army before undertaking graduate studies in urban and regional planning at the University of Iowa. Neil entered New Melleray Abbey […]

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1959

William "Bill" Francis Pearl ’79 Sept. 24, 1931-Feb. 15, 2015. A resident of Los Gatos, William (Bill) Pearl passed away peacefully on February 15, 2015, his wife Cynthia and children were by his side.  Bill was born in Greenville, Michigan, to James and Ann Pearl, and was the youngest of four children. He served in the […]

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1959

Donald Joseph de la Pena ’59 passed away on August 20, 2014. He was a resident of San Jose, meticulous planner of cities and just about everything else, lover of nature and art, avid photographer, history buff, and mostly . . . loving, generous, and caring husband, father, and grandfather. These are the qualities that Donald […]

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Richard Callahan ’59: May 21, 1937 to August 7, 2014. Richard passed away peacefully at his home in Orange, California. He was born in Pasadena and was an East Orange resident for 15 years. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a BSC in accounting and a minor in ethics. He served as a 1st Lt. in […]

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1959

Raymond L. Welch ’59, 82, passed away on July 12, 2014. He entered the world on May 9, 1932, in San Francisco, California. His parents were Elinor Nemis and Roy Wade who gave him over to be raised by William R. Welch and Ann C Welch. He grew up in San Francisco attending St. Anne’s […]

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1959

Charles "Chas" William Reed ’59, resident of Los Gatos, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully on June 1, 2014, in Los Gatos at the age of 90. Born on August 25, 1923, in Spokane, Wash., he was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Reed, brother to Mary E. Hopkins Salisbury and John M. Reed, […]

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John "Jack" F. Quirk III J.D. ’59, 86, passed away in Bakersfield, Calif., on Feb. 19, 2014. Jack was born in Oakland, Calif., on June 22, 1927, to his parents Loretta Josephine Bowen Quirk and John Francis Quirk ll. Jack graduated from Salinas high school in 1945. He then attended San Mateo Junior College. While […]

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1959

James Freeman Gill ’59, a resident of Carmel, passed away at his home in Carmel, Calif. on Oct. 26, 2012. He was 74 years old. Jim was born January 6, 1938 in San Jose, California and spent his high school years at Bellermine College Preparatory. He took his career studies at Santa Clara University on […]

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John "Jack" Gaddis ’59 was a resident of Lincoln. Born January 22, 1937 in Winchester, Mass., passed away peacefully at age 75 on July 29, 2012 with his family by his side. Jack leaves behind his wife Pat of 41 years, a daughter Jennifer Haas, her husband Chris, a son Tim Gaddis, his wife Caroline, a […]

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