1981

Linda Luella Hess M.A. ’81 worked as a copywriter in New York City before moving to New Mexico then California, where she accepted a writing position with the San Jose Mercury News. After earning a master’s in psychology and counseling at Santa Clara, she worked as a counselor and in medical records in Boston. Throughout […]

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1981

Despite the odds following a diving accident during which he sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 16,  Charles “Corky” Riley M.A. ’81 persevered and led an active and fulfilling life. A beloved father, husband, son, brother, and friend, Corky was a successful crisis therapist, staunch disability advocate, writer, and legendary storyteller. He was […]

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1981

Virgil W. Pinkey MBA ’81 earned his bachelor’s in horticulture from the University of Illinois and his master’s in business from Santa Clara University. He was a talented landscaper and enjoyed gardening and playing golf. He was a car enthusiast and an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues. He will be remembered for […]

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1981

With a recent relocation to Dallas, Texas, Deirdre Cherry ’81 is now the Chief Credit Officer for Gateway First Bank, a growing financial services company headquartered in Jenks, OK.

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1981

Greg A. Coates J.D. ’81 has retired after 37 years of practice in civil litigation. He is focusing his current practice on arbitration matters for private parties and the court system.

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1981

Deirdre Cherry ’81 recently joined Gateway First Bank as chief credit officer  in Dallas.

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1981

Edythe DeMarco ’81, a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch in Providence, Rhode Island, was recognized on the 2019 Forbes list of Top Women Wealth Advisors. DeMarco has spent nearly four decades delivering highly personalized financial advice and guidance to help grow wealth for individuals and families. The Forbes ranking is based on factors such […]

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1981

Scott Schroeder ’81 has been appointed the first male to head Sacred Hearts Academy in its 110-year history. Sacred Hearts Academy is Honolulu’s only all-girls K–12 Catholic school in Honolulu. His term begins in July. Since 2001, he has served as the dean of the School of Business and Communication and as professor of management […]

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1981

Sarah M. Power J.D. ’81 was born on March 10, 1956, to Ann McCabe and Thomas Charles Power II, the fifth of six children. She attended Bishop Gilmore Catholic School and Helena, Montana, public schools, graduating from Helena High School in 1974. Sarah attended Gonzaga University for two years, then transferred to Merrimack College in […]

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1981

Armina Ching ’81 was recently sworn in as first deputy prosecuting attorney for the city and county of Honolulu. Ching has worked for the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office for nearly 27 years.

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1981

Leslie C. Varr M.A. ’81, MBA ’88 had an inexhaustible supply of compassion that came through in both her personal and professional life. She received a master’s in education and MBA from SCU and spent her early career as a special education teacher. Leslie transitioned to the business sector and worked for 3Com, Apple, and […]

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1981

Susan Jean Bayerd JD ’81 was born in 1946. She moved to the Bay Area and earned both a journalism degree from SF State and a J.D. from SCU. Susan lived her life as a devoted family, community, and church member. She gave of her time and heart, and her empathy and education fueled the […]

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1981

Born on July 16, 1947, in Ithaca, New York, Patrick A. Meadows M.S. ’81 was the son of Josephine Cecilia McPadden and Marion Watt Meadows, who preceded him in death. He enjoyed exploring the environs around Etna and Fall Creek with his brother, Bob, trusty dog Tippy, and neighborhood pals. Adventures including fishing, swimming, building […]

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1981

Patricia “Pat” A. Tooker M.A. ’81 was the only child of Napier and Vivian Tooker and lived her whole life in California. She graduated from San Jose State and began her education career as a speech therapist for the Bakersfield City School District at McKinley School. She later worked as a therapist in Wasco. Pat […]

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1981

Mary Helen Bengel Thomas M.A. ’81 was born on Aug. 12, 1948, in Denison, Texas. She was a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and SCU. She spent her life as a therapist in California. She married Reverend Larry Thomas on June 12, 1970. They were married for 45 years and are now reunited […]

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1981

Born in Honolulu on March 29, 1929, and raised in California, Gerald John Lentz, S.J., ’61 was the only child of Paul Lentz and Genevieve Prindiville Lentz. He attended St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, and upon graduation in 1947, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos to pursue studies for the priesthood. He […]

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1981

Thomas E. Duque ’80 was born on Sept. 29, 1957, and incredibly proud of his family and its heritage. His concern for others, his joy in the natural world—along with his kind and gentle spirit—were reflected in his volunteer work with Big Brothers, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, National Audubon Society, and the Sierra Club. Tom […]

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1981

Leona Tockey M.A. ’81 was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on Nov. 27, 1925. Leona married her soldier, Willard Lee (Tag) Tockey, in 1946. They settled in Southern California and raised five children: Thomas Tockey, Bradley Tockey, Laurie Tockey, Leslie Tockey (Menefield) and Bryan Tockey. At 79, Leona retired and moved from Alameda County to Sonoma […]

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1981

Born in Swedish Hospital to Samuel and Agnes Fleming on May 14, 1935, Barbara Jean Fleming M.A. ’81 grew up in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Franklin High School in 1953 before enrolling in the nursing program at the University of Washington. Her college experience served as the catalyst for a life committed to public […]

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1981

Richard Bertolucci ’81, associate sports information director for UCLA Athletics, died on July 28, surrounded by his family in Westchester, California, following a long battle with cancer. He was 56. On UCLA Athletics’ sports information staff for 34 years, Bertolucci was hired as assistant sports information director in July 1981, immediately following his graduation from Santa Clara University, where he […]

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