At SCU, Dennis Michael McNerney ’66, JD ’69 met fellow Bronco Joan M. McNerney ’67. The pair married and moved to Orange County, where Dennis joined the public defender’s office. Later, in private practice, he championed defense for children and families. Dennis enjoyed a good martini or glass of whiskey and a cigar and was a ruthless backgammon player. He loved being outside and with family. Dennis died in November 2020. Joan and their three children survive him.