Adolph M. Quilici ’53 played basketball at Dayton High School in Nevada, graduated from San Jose’s Lincoln High School, and received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Santa Clara University, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He worked for more than 40 years at FMC Corporation, where he rose from a junior design engineer to the vice president and general manager, Defense Systems Group. He backpacked down through the Grand Canyon and travelled to numerous countries. He was a Boy Scouts scoutmaster, served as a president and board member of the Santa Clara County Council, was a Knight of Malta, and was a board member of the local YMCA, Serra Club, and United Way. Adolph died on January 28, 2021, and is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rosemary; his four children John ’77, Joseph ’79, Mary Perricone ’81, James ’83; nine grandchildren, including Leanne ’09, Jessica ’09, Kyle ’13, and Taylor Perricone ’15; and four great-grandchildren plus one more on the way.


01 Jul 2021