1961

Early in life, Thomas O’Rourke ’61, M.S. ’65 developed an appreciation for both spiritual and intellectual pursuits. He’d express both passions through his work as a church lector and in management at IBM, where he led technical teams in the U.S. and Europe. One of those teams helped develop the universal product code (UPC) that […]

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1961

Jack Grant ’61 always found wonder, humor, and nuance in life. Jack’s childhood was marked by a love for tinkering and he’d go on to apply his engineering prowess to all things. He worked on the so-called “Mars Box”—a project to reproduce the Martian environment in a chamber—and computer modeling of aircraft infrared tail emissions […]

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1961

John Bowling ’61 and his wife, Jean, were founding members of the Paradise Youth Soccer League. John was also instrumental in bringing high school soccer to Butte County, Calif. After retiring from work as executive director of the housing authorities in Pleasanton, Calif., Vancouver, Wash., and Butte County, and he moved to the family farm. […]

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1961

In his career as an OB/GYN, Michael Shea ’61 delivered more than 2,500 babies. He was chairman of the OB/GYN Department of San Jose Hospital, served as president of the Shufelt Gynecological Society of Santa Clara County, and led the committee that founded the first alternative birth center in San Jose. In retirement Mike co-authored […]

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1961

Donald Vadnais ’61 lovingly called Papa Goofy by everyone who knew him, was a kind and gentle man. He served three years in the US Army and then worked in accounting for 58 years, mostly in his own CPA practice. He was often found at wrestling meets, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, football fields, dance recitals, […]

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1961

Charles Longwello ’61 attended Santa Clara University on a full scholarship to play baseball. After two years at SCU, he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was then commissioned to play baseball for the U.S. Army’s Special Services Division for two years. Chuck then returned to Santa Clara, graduated, then started working in sales for […]

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1961

As a competitive swimmer, Dominic Sposeto J.D. ’61 traversed 56 miles of Lake Tahoe in 49-degree water for over 24 hours. At 22, he went blind due to a congenital condition and a diving injury. But that didn’t stop him. He graduated from SCU Law School in 1961 and passed the California State Bar in 1962. […]

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1961

Fred Meyer ’61 was a hard worker his entire life. He started as a paperboy, then began working for his father’s furniture and carpet store. He had many careers throughout his life from working as a CPA, a wine company controller, CFO and treasurer for the San Jose Water Company, later becoming vice president of […]

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1961

Anthony “Tony” C. Diepenbrock, a prominent Sacramento attorney and loyal member of SCU’s Class of ’61, died May 2, 2021, of a heart attack. A lifelong Sacramentan, Tony attended Bellarmine College Preparatory and McClatchy High Schools, then followed family tradition by enrolling in Santa Clara. His father, Victor Leo Diepenbrock ’28, and many cousins attended […]

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1961

Born in Pasadena, John Anthony “Jack” Havens ’61 grew up in the Ingleside District of San Francisco, attended Lincoln High School, and was graduated from Santa Clara University in 1961. He and his wife, Maxine, of 58 years were longtime residents of San Marino, California, before returning to the Bay Area in 1998. He is […]

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1961

Charles “Charlie” Austin Shea III ’61 died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at the age of 85 after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Charlie had a successful football career at Stanford University. He turned down an opportunity to play in the NFL to pursue a law degree at Santa Clara University. In the Bay Area, Charlie was […]

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1961

A lifelong student, Jeffrey Leigh “Painless” Peters ’61 attended Santa Clara University and completed his bachelor’s at San Jose State. He received a master’s degree in anatomy from UCLA, then another master’s in biomedical engineering and a Ph.D. in physiology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He moved to Salt Lake City in […]

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1961

Joseph John Dooling ’61, AKA Jack, Joe, JoeJack, died February 19, 2020. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Jack’s honor may be made to The Dooling Family Scholarship Fund at Santa Clara University.

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1961

Actor, director, producer, and professor at the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts, Michael Keenan ’61 founded his love of the arts as a boy chorister with the San Francisco Opera. After earning his B.A. at Santa Clara, Michael directed at institutions across the country, including the Old Globe Theatre, the Pasadena Playhouse, […]

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1961

Michael Hankal ’61, MBA ’70 was a rare kind of success story. Placed in an orphanage with his older brother James Hankal ’59 by their father after their mother died, the boys were later adopted by Helen Souders. She moved from the Central Valley to San Jose so they could attend Bellarmine College Prep. Both worked […]

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1961

Thomas Foster, S.J., ’61 was born on New Year’s Day, 1938, in Rawalpindi, then a part of pre-partition India, now Pakistan. He spent a few years in Sumatra and later attended St. Joseph’s College, a high school operated by the Marist Brothers in Sydney, graduating in 1956. He came to the U.S. and attended Menlo […]

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1961

Geoffrey Donovan Aggeler ’61 was born on Sept. 26, 1939, in Berkeley, the only child of William Ford Aggeler and Shirley Donovan Aggeler. When he was 2 years old, the three moved to Santa Barbara, where he attended Catholic grade and high school. During his childhood he also lived with his maternal grandparents, John Joseph […]

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1961

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Ambridge, Joseph B. Bufalini ’61 served his country in the Navy on the USS Tarawa from 1954 to 1957. He also served as a lector, cantor, and Eucharistic minister and was a faithful parishioner of St. Christopher Church for over 40 years. He died on July 10, 2019, […]

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1961

Robert “Bob” Accinelli ’61 was born and raised in San Francisco and educated in parochial schools. He obtained a B.A. in history from SCU, where he graduated summa cum laude and was class valedictorian. He then went on to complete his master’s and Ph.D. in history from UC Berkeley, were he met his wife, Nancy, […]

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1961

Danville resident Anthony “Tony” Benedict de Bellis ’61 was born and raised in San Francisco, the youngest of Roberta and Frank V. de Bellis’s three children. He attended St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco and received a B.S. in physics from SCU and an M.S. in physics from Purdue University in Indiana. He taught […]

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