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Professor Emerita Judy Dunbar of the English Department died on Oct. 19, 2020. Judy joined the English Department in 1978, at a time when theatre and English were one department. As a Shakespeare specialist, she often worked closely with her theater compatriots. Her teaching was transformative for generations of students, deepening their appreciation for literature, […]

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Francis X. Duggan, Professor Emeritus of English, died in July 2020. He came to Santa Clara in 1962 and taught for 35 years. He dedicated himself to the University, his colleagues, and students.—serving as department chair, president of the Faculty Senate, and Board of Trustees.

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Professor Emeritus Paul Goda, S.J. came to Santa Clara in 1969 as a law professor and was a staple in the Law School for the next 40 years. An inspiring teacher devoted to the University and his profession, he relished teaching law in all its detail, particularly in contracts, and sharing his expertise with generations of students. […]

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Eileen Crane was the Physics Department Administrator from 1976-1997.  She thoroughly enjoyed her time there and talked about the faculty, students and fellow staff members as if they were an extension of her family. Eileen and husband Frank Crane ’66 were huge fans and season ticket holders of  the SCU Men’s and Women’s soccer team.  They […]

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A visionary, mentor, prolific researcher, innovative academician, and respected colleague and friend, Samiha Mourad, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away in November, 2019. Born in Cairo, Egypt, Mourad later moved to the United States where she became the first woman to receive a doctorate in nuclear engineering from North […]

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James G. Leathers Jr. J.D. ’67 passed away on June 19, 2018, in his hometown of Woodland, California, with his family around him. He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons James III, Mark, and Mark’s wife Kelly; and granddaughters Tatum, Tessa, and Cameron Leathers. Jim was living in Tahoma, California, on the west shore […]

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Virginia ”Ginny” Fanelli, former mayor of Saratoga, knew how to show up in life. She showed up with the passion, drive, care, and joy that everyone who knew her well experienced over and over again. She showed up as a professional, community leader, friend, and most of all, as the heart of an ever-growing family […]

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Robert B. Younts Jr. ’63, J.D. ’68 was born in Washington, raised in Northern California, and graduated from Serra High School. After graduating from SCU, he joined the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany as a lieutenant and member of the 7th U.S. Calvary. Robert was very proud of his duties in the Army, and […]

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Born Feb. 12, 1935, in County Louth, Ireland, Michael Oliver O’Flynn was the son of Michael I. O’Flynn and Helena Mary Theresa (McDevitt) O’Flynn. A professor of electrical engineering at San Jose State for more than 40 years, he also taught in SCU’s Department of Applied Mathematics. Michael was a passionate collector of sports cards […]

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Julian Willets Gustavo Fraser ’18, of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, passed away February 21 after an 11-month battle with cancer. He is survived by his parents, Alec and Cristy, his brothers Andrew and Matthew, his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. A 2012 graduate of Greenwich High School, Julian was a captain of the GHS swim team […]

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Bernadette Allen passed away on Nov. 22, 2016. She was a member of the Thomas I. Bergin Legacy Society.

- 08 Nov 2018 Read more..
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James Robert Blair, Jim, passed away October 5, 2016 in Parker, Colorado.  Jim was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 11, 1944 to Jerald Blair and Helen Swanson Blair who preceded him in death.  He was 72 years old.   Jim is survived by his loving wife of 53 years the end of this month, Donna […]

- 08 Nov 2018 Read more..
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Andre Delbecq, a Toledo native who was a business management professor and former dean of business and administration at the Santa Clara University in California, died Oct. 12 in Stanford University Medical Center. He was 80.   The cause of death was pancreatic cancer diagnosed about eight days before he died, said his wife, Mili […]

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By anyone’s standards, Alan A. Parker J.D. ’64 enjoyed a lofty legal career.  After a successful law practice in San Jose, he worked for U.S. Rep. Don Edwards and became the general counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, playing a central role in the impeachment effort against Richard Nixon. In the waning days of the Jimmy […]

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Phil Cullen MBA ’08 passed away on May 3, 2015. He was a senior consultant with Manex, a nonprofit NIST affiliate, helping small to mid-sized manufacturers to be more competitive. He had previously worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at Read Write systems. 

- 08 Nov 2018 Read more..
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Owain Boughtwood ’18, an English major, died on June 24 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Nonington, England. Owain’s home was Canterbury, England, and through parentage, he was a proud Welshman.  In a statement his family said: "Owain was 21 years old and a much-loved son and the youngest of six children. He […]

- 08 Nov 2018 Read more..
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It is very sad and unusual to lose an active member of the faculty during the academic year, and so I acknowledge the passing of Jean Pedersen of our department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Jean arrived at Santa Clara in 1972 and made this her academic home.  Jean was a popular professor and the […]

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Andrew Joseph Locatelli, 82, a long time resident of San Jose passed away peacefully on April 16th. "Andy" was born in Santa Cruz, California to Italian immigrant parents Abraham Locatelli and Margherita Zanardi. He graduated from Boulder Creek High School in 1952. He went on to attend San Jose State University where he earned both Undergraduate and Masters Degree […]

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On Friday, April 1, the de Saisset Museum lost a dear friend. Paula Z. Kirkeby was the owner of Smith Andersen Editions and a relentless advocate for artists, all the way up to her last day. Three decades ago our relationship began when she entrusted the de Saisset Museum with the Smith Andersen Editions Archive […]

- 08 Nov 2018 Read more..
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Marty Pasetta ’54, a veteran director of live TV extravaganzas, including 17 Academy Awards shows and inaugural galas for Presidents Carter and Reagan, has died. He was 82. Pasetta died May 21, 2015, from injuries sustained in a car accident in La Quinta, where he lived. During four decades in television, Pasetta directed and produced specials […]

- 08 Nov 2018 Read more..