1978

After retiring from the corporate world, Winston Wood MBA ’78 was a founding member of Slow Food Marin County along with his wife Gail Ohlendorf. He also played golf, tennis, and pickleball, and volunteers throughout the Novato community. He is survived by Gail, his sons from his first marriage, and his grandchildren.

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1978

When Matthew R. Nachtwey ’78 traveled to Vienna as a third-year study abroad student, he found a city and language he loved, developed a passion for history and travel, and meet Maria the woman he’d marry in Budapest in 1987 and share an American-born daughter, Claire Marie. Matthew went on to pursue a Clinical Counseling […]

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Michael Brian ’78, MBA ’82 died June 14, 2020 in Walnut Creek. He had attended De la Salle High School in Concord and studied abroad in Vienna in 1976, during his time at Santa Clara. His siblings and nieces and nephews survive him.

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1978

Therese Caveney M.A. ’78 died peacefully on March 21, 2018, and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert David Caveney ’57, M.S. ’68. She is survived by sons Robert, Timothy, Michael, James, David, and John; sisters Marie Straw and Anne Severs, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

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Frank Colarusso ’78 has been elected to the Tacoma Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame. Colarusso was the former general manager of the Oakland A’s Triple A team, the VP of marketing of the Tacoma Sabercats Hockey Club, and the assistant athletic director at SCU from 1982–84.

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1978

Jeanine Diane (Owen) Tucker ’78, J.D. ’81 was born on Nov. 2, 1956, in Reno, Nevada, to her loving parents, Orville Owen and Lois Elaine Owen (Shields) of Santa Clara, CA. Jeanine grew up in Santa Clara, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and graduated “Outstanding Scholar of the Year” from Buchser High School in 1974. […]

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Barbara Spector J.D. ’78 has joined JAMS as a mediator, arbitrator, and special master.

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Sandra Burke ’78, J.D. ’91 has been appointed by the Commissioners of Chester County, Pennsylvania, as director of the Chester County Department of Voter Services.

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Marjorie Baldenweck ’78 completed an M.S. in education (teaching English to speakers of foreign languages) in 2017 and is now an instructor at Hubei University in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, central China. She writes that working in Wuhan gives daily challenges to her creativity but provides endless opportunities to model not only English […]

- 30 Aug 2019 Read more..
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1978

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Peter Kay Wheadon ’78 was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and passed away at the age of 82 on July 17, 2019. He was loved and cherished by many people, including his wife, Sydney H. Wheadon (Dyal); his children, Robert Wheadon, Bruce Wheadon (Jennie), Bret […]

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1978

Harriet Holles ’78 was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, on March 23, 1933, the daughter of Harry and Agnes Fandel Holles. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation on Sept. 8, 1953, from St. Walter Parish, Roselle, Illinois, professing her first vows on March 19, 1956, and final vows on July 16, 1961. As […]

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1978

Nancy (Gerlach) Lee ’78 and husband Anthony Lee M.S. ’85 recently moved to Frankfurt, Germany, for his job with the Army. Tony works at the U.S. Consulate, and the couple lives in the historic downtown, steps away from St. Bartholomew Cathedral. Their plan is to spend the next few years traveling throughout Europe.

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1978

Robert L. Trouard MBA ’78 was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 24, 1936. Bob graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in engineering and went on to receive a master’s in engineering from Stanford and an MBA from SCU. In addition to being a loving husband and wonderful father, he enjoyed a 32-year […]

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1978

Edward O’Malley MBA ’78 published his first book, American Renewal: A New Season of Optimism, Cooperation, and Community, in November 2018. He writes, “The book chronicles the cycles of social, political, and foreign policy changes in America since 1945, with a look ahead at the upcoming ‘High’ period.” O’Malley works to reduce food waste as […]

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William “Bill” McClure J.D. ’78 was awarded the 2018 Golden Acorn Award by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce for professional excellence. McClure is the managing partner at Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel, LLP, and has served as the city attorney for the city of Menlo Park since 1993. He specializes in real estate, land […]

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1978

Gene R. Wilson ’78 was born on May 18, 1928, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Luther Lee and Hilda (Lawson) Wilson. The family later moved to Cleveland, where he was raised. He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1950. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and was […]

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1978

Kathryn “Kati” Lindbloom Renner M.A. ’75, MBA ’78 was born on Oct. 15, 1941, in Chicago to Arthur and Dorothy Lindbloom. Kati attended schools in Chicago, graduating from Morgan Park High School. She attended colleges in Southern Illinois and Santa Clara University, earning a B.A. in geography, M.A. in communication, and an MBA. While on […]

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Born in Portland, Oregon, Terry Michael McCoy J.D. ’78 was a 1970 graduate of Washington High School in Fremont, where he met his future wife, Sharon (Satterlee Bumala). He earned his B.A. in political science at UC Santa Barbara in 1974 and his J.D. from SCU in 1978, becoming a licensed attorney in California and […]

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1978

Susan Alexandra Raffo ’78 was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. In her youth, she lived in Japan, Virginia, and in her beloved Dallas, Texas. She attended Ursuline Academy of Dallas, where she was a proud member of the class of 1974. Following graduation, she attended Santa Clara University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in business, followed by […]

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1978

Rebecca Louise Vacura Lessley ’78 died peacefully in her home in Tucson, Arizona, on Aug. 8, 2016, with her husband, Michael Clayton Lessley, at her side. At only 60 years old, her illness was unexpected but blessedly swift. Becky was born January 22, 1956, and raised in Fairbanks Alaska by her parents Helen and Albert […]

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