1980

Carole Ann Chaikin-Chase  MBA’80 came to Santa Clara after her two children were in school. MBA in hand, she went to work at Lockheed Martin, where she had worked before becoming a mom, as well. When not studying or working, Carole cooked and built community—exposing her boys to new experiences, establishing dinner clubs, and founding […]

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1980

Theresa Marcroft ’80 published her first book, The Path to Revenue: Secrets of Successful Tech Leaders. Bothered by the extremely high failure rate of tech startups, Theresa set out to write a book about her “lessons learned” over a long career in marketing in Silicon Valley. “Most business failures are market-related, or marketing-related, and business […]

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The Path To Revenue 3b Final Cover Image
1980

Douglas O’Neal, husband of Kathryn A. Sure J.D. ’80, long time labor activist, and local teamster leader died January 1, 2020 in San Jose. Born January 17, 1951 in Vallejo, Doug lived a rich and full life, growing up all over the United States and Europe with his Air Force family. He moved to San Jose […]

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1980

Margaret van Beuningen-McGovern ’80 was the wife and business partner of Frank van Beuningen. Thanks to her, his financing group Pymwymic (Put Your Money Where Your Meaning Is Community) developed into an international organization, where old and new money were bundled with philanthropic institutions, aimed at creating a new sustainable economy that served people and […]

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Margaret van Beunringen-McGovern
1980

Bill Quinlan ’80 is President of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Community Theatre. One of the Premiere theaters in the Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan area. Bill and Kate Henke live with their 6 children in Toledo, OH.

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1980

Born in Ottawa, Derek P. Fenelon ’80 graduated from Hayward High and SCU. He started his career in TV, opening his in own video production business in 1990, writing, directing, and producing. An avid cyclist, he enjoyed playing the piano and loved animals, especially cats. Derek is survived by his brother and sisters Deirdre, Desmond, […]

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1980

Benita Carmen Leon Reimal M.A. ’80 was born in Reedley, California, on Nov. 5, 1934, to Porfirio and Michaela Goni Leon, originally from the Basque region of Navarre, Spain. Benita was raised on her parent’s farm in Wasco, California, where her strong Catholic faith and upbringing provided her a source of comfort and strength, which inspired […]

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1980

Leila C. Tanaka J.D. ’80 was born in Honolulu and retired from the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office. Leila also graduated from Waipahu High School, the University of Hawaii, and Santa Clara Law School. Age at 64, she passed away on Sept. 16, 2018. She is survived by brother Eric (Roberta) Tanaka; nieces Courtney (Ryan) Caguillo and […]

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1980

Donald E. Smith ’80, J.D. ’84 practiced business law in Palm Springs for nearly ten years as a sole proprietor and was involved in his brother’s real estate firm, Dan Smith and Associates, in Big Bear. In Banning, he was a partner at Haskell Real Estate. Smith was initially elected to the Banning City Council […]

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1980

Maureen R. Ingham ’80 graduated from SCU with a in liberal arts. A technical illustrator for more than 30 years, she first formed her own company, and at the onset of the Silicon Valley computer boom, honed her skills as a technical writer working with Hewlett Packard and Apple. Maureen was active in the Sterling […]

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1980

Lou Spitters ’80 was born on May 17, 1957, in San Francisco to Mary Ann Heaton Spitters (deceased) and Laurence L. Spitters. Lou was a loving husband, a loving father, a loving son, and an incredible brother, grandfather, uncle, and pal as well as Bruce Springsteen’s No. 1 fan, an avid cyclist, a classic car […]

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1980

Robert Karchevski M.S. ’80 was born in 1935 in Detroit and attended Cass Tech (art) then went to the University of Michigan. After that he joined the Navy, where he discovered his love for math—he got his engineering degree at Northeastern, plus a master’s in engineering from SCU. He settled in Mountain View, where he […]

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1980

A native of Berkeley, Mike Donovan ’80 was the youngest of a large, loving family. He graduated from St. Mary’s College High School and SCU. Mike was a commercial real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate’s Oakland office before co-founding Donovan Commercial Properties with his brother, George. Mike enjoyed great professional success and […]

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1980

Camilla Lloyd-Butler Shafer ’80 grew up in Oxnard, California, the child of Jim and Cynthia Lloyd-Butler and brother of Tom. Camilla attended St. Bonaventure High School and SCU, where she developed many lifelong friendships and sung in the Santa Clara Chorale. Music was always a big part of Camilla’s life. In addition to the chorale […]

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1980

Claire Louise Rankin ’80 graduated from Leland High School in San Jose. During her last two years at SCU, Claire began her 39-year career with IBM in San Jose. For many years she was also active in her parish of Holy Spirit Church in the Almaden area of San Jose. Claire traveled extensively with friends […]

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1980

Steven Adrian Undorte ’80 was born on Jan. 16, 1958, in Redwood City. He had a curious nature that expanded his personal interests, and his passions included traveling to Maui and Italy to visit his many relatives. He graduated from SCU with a degree in engineering. Holding various positions, from electrical engineer to West Coast […]

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1980

Jack Lee Aker M.S. ’80 was born on March 26, 1935, In Topeka, Kansas, earning his graduate engineering degree in computer science. He passed away in San Jose on Sept. 6, 2016, at age 81.

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1980

John Padilla ’77, J.D. ’80 passed away December 26, 2016. He was an Ignatian recipient, a Family Law practitioner in Santa Clara County for 36 years and an award-winning attorney. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Adoralida (Lopez) Padilla ’86 and their son, Jonathan.

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1980

Michael Schneickert ’80 died July 1 of injuries suffered in a traffic accident. He was 56. He was a longtime leader in the historic preservation community, serving on the boards of Pasadena Heritage and the Pasadena Community Foundation, where he chaired the finance committee.   A former Navy fighter pilot, he grew up in San […]

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1980

Deacon Michael Edmond Murphy ’80 died June 11, 2015, in a hiking accident in the Mount Shasta region of California. He is survived by his wife, Natalie Murphy ’80, MBA ’01, and their son, Patrick; his mother Patricia Lautze, and his brothers Martin Murphy (Cheryl) and Daniel Murphy (Jenn). Michael was born in San Francisco […]

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