Edward L. Bispo ’54, passed away on July 15, 2010 in Carmichael, Calif. Ed was born in Modesto, Calif., on June 19, 1932. He is survived by Virginia, his loving wife of 54 years, and his five daughters and their husbands: Cathy and David Allen of Raleigh, NC; Debbie and Rob Stevenson of Redwood City, Calif.; Theresa and Mike Molatore of Bakersfield, Calif.; Sharon and Tom Wilp of Chandler, Ariz.; and Pam and Keith Johnson of Carmichael, Calif. Ed is also survived by 13 adoring grandchildren: Chantel and John Molatore; John, Katie, Elizabeth, and Joey Allen; Christopher and Laura Wilp; Abby, Erin and Liam Johnson; and Will and Mia Stevenson. He also leaves many family members including his sisters Margaret Nossardi and Kathy Lewis and brothers Charles (Joyce) and Frank Bispo, brother-in-law and sister-in law James and Joyce McHugh, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loyal friends. Ed graduated from Modesto High School in 1950 and from Santa Clara University in 1954. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After two years active duty, Ed attended the University of San Francisco where he earned a master’s degree in political science as well as numerous teaching credentials. He began teaching in San Francisco Unified School District and after seven years he moved his family to Sacramento where he began a long and successful career working for the California Department of Education. While in Sacramento, Ed continued his studies and earned his Ed.D from Nova University. Ed enjoyed his involvement with education and children. He continued working, part time, after retirement until he fully retired due to health reasons. He loved being with family and friends and enjoyed participating in the many special events in honor of his children and grandchildren, including birthday parties, academic ceremonies, sporting events and all school activities. He was very proud of his family. He was frequently sought out by the persons whose lives he touched for advice and counseling. He was always available to friends and acquaintances for talk, counsel, and an occasional glass of wine. He was generous and kind. He loved people and he loved life.


08 Nov 2018