1969

Entrepreneur and business professor James Andre ’69 accomplished a lot in his life. He opened his own retail sportswear store called Sports Locker and taught at various universities and colleges across California. Jim was also proud to teach on a Semester at Sea higher education study abroad program, circumnavigating the globe on four semester-long voyages. […]

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1969

Phil Amormino ’69, present owner/operator of Amormino Machining & Design in Sonoma, has embarked upon a new career: teaching physics to 3rd through 8th grade homeschoolers. As a former science teacher at Justin-Siena High School in Napa, Amormino saw a need for elder science people to eschew retirement and give back some of their time […]

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1969

Born and raised alongside the rugged Central Coast of California, Paul Osborne ’69 spent much of his life there. While higher education took him to the Bay Area, he later returned to make his home in Morro Bay. Paul died Sep. 9, 2023.

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1969

Thomas Claussen MBA ’69 was surrounded by redheads—his wife of 54 years, Linda, and a gaggle of daughters and grandchildren. He grew up a devoted member of the Catholic faith, attending Loyola Academy in Chicago, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, and University of Notre Dame. He joined the Air Force after college then began […]

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1969

A pioneer in wind energy and grass-fed beef, a third-generation rancher, and an honorable judge Hugh Walker ’69, J.D. ’72 died Oct. 10, 2023. Hugh worked his way up from practicing law to becoming a superior court judge for the state of California. He later served on several boards including Valley Care Hospital, the Livermore […]

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1969

Early on, Thomas Wolf MBA ’69 learned the importance of diplomacy and compassion, which he used to great effect throughout his life. Tom was proud to be a third-generation banker and spent more than 60 years in the industry. He held a variety of positions across the ladder and served as CEO of Platte Valley […]

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1969

Glenn Ormbreck M.S. ’69 died July 5, 2023. Glenn served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and later had a successful career working for Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. and at the Air Force Materials Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a senior structural materials engineer. He was an active member of the Sons […]

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1969

In the early ’90s, Phillip Keenan ’69 became certified as an electrician, including certification for solar installation. He bought a beautiful parcel of land in Santa Cruz near the Moore Creek preserve in 1974, on which he designed and built a cabin he called the “big house.” He was always working on projects around the […]

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1969

While attending Santa Clara, Agnes Laband ’69 met her future husband, Pierre Laband ’69, and they married in 1970. Together they raised two daughters, Caroline and Marie, and a son, Stephen. Agnes was known for her many talents, but it was her kind and compassionate spirit that moved her through life–family came first, always. She […]

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1969

Edward “Duke” Gaffney MA ’69 was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many. Born in Spokane, WA, Duke received his Bachelor of Education from Gonzaga University and his Master’s of Education from Santa Clara University. At Gonzaga, he played baseball on scholarship and had a short stint playing baseball professionally. His career, […]

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1969

James Murray M.A. ’69 began his engineering career at Illinois Bell Telephone in Chicago, where he met and married his wife, Carolyn Clough. In 1961, he accepted a position with Lenkurt Electric and moved with his family to Sunnyvale. Jim then co-founded Farinon Video and took great pride in the innovative microwave communication systems they […]

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1969

A true gentleman, Donald Church MBA ’69 died July 8, 2022. Don was a 60-year member of Medford Masonic Lodge 103 and a 50-year member of Asiya Shriners, where he served as Chief-Aide to the Potentate for many years. He was also a member of his beloved Los Gatos Camel Herders Shrine Club for over 40 […]

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1969

A life-long resident of Watsonville, Steven Mine ’69 worked in agriculture for more than 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf, watching classic TV shows, and spending time with his family, friends, and his dogs. Steven, 74, died April 27, 2022. He is survived by his son, and extended family including Lindsay E. Mine ’02.

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1969

Margaret Woodard ’69 found her true life’s work in obstetrical nursing. She published a nursing journal about her work-life entitled Labor Intensive: A Nurse’s Journal which was well received by Kirkus Reviews. She will never forget her days at Santa Clara University—the friendships, the fun, the education, the era—and the finding of the love of […]

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1969

Beloved husband, father, avid golfer, and esteemed barrister Robert Peterson J.D. ’69 died on May 11, 2022. Robert was the first chief counsel of the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board. He helped draft the Cal/OSHA regulations for California. These regulations have helped keep Californians safe while at work for generations. He opened the Robert D. Peterson Law […]

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1969

Richard “Rick” Alan Baker ’69 achieved the rank of captain in the U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 83rd Artillery when he served in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He was honorably discharged after six years of service. Then he began a long career as an insurance claims examiner, becoming a senior claim law associate and automobile claim law […]

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1969

A loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone, Alfred Panetta MBA ’69, was dear to all who knew him. He and his siblings lived within walking distance of their parents and each other. Family gatherings and holiday traditions were always very important to Al and his wife, Bea. Dinners with his parents, his sisters, […]

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1969

Wherever David Haan Groll MBA ’69 was, or whatever he was doing, from golfing to initiating his favorite hand-slap game with Botswana children, his genuine kindness, curiosity about the world, and infectious laugh shone through. Dave kept in touch with everyone and enjoyed surprise visits, traveling the world alongside his wife, Betty. Whether they were on […]

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1969

A third-generation Californian, Roselyn “Roz” Dumesnil ’69, lived a life of love in the Golden State. After Roz and Paul Dumesnil ’69 married, they started their family in the South Bay while Roz began a career in development for non-profits. Roz was most often rooting her kids on in Archbishop Mitty High School’s gym or Bellarmine’s […]

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1969

If there was an Emmy category for best entertainment attorney, husband, father, and friend, a life achievement award would have gone to Thomas Rowan ’69. As a lawyer, Tom represented clients including Jimmy Fallon, Dave Chapelle, Richard Burton, Kenny Rogers, and Burt Reynolds. Tom was a joy; he and his wife Marla hosted many parties […]

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Thomas Rowan