Born Jan. 9, 1950, and raised in Oakland, Graham Douglas Vincent Chloupek MBA ’83 ultimately resided in San Jose with his bride of almost 38 years, Patrice Chloupek ’73. He earned a B.S. in engineering at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and earned his MBA while beginning a lifelong career in technology at GTE Lenkurt, CA Microwave, and Siemens (25 years). Known for his quiet brilliance, gregarious smile, goofy spirit, and warmth, he loved great wine, classic rock, stamps, the Sharks and Giants, and his tomato garden. With a need for speed he raced his green 1970 911 T Porsche for many decades, car No. 38 in Porsche Club of America. Proud to be part of the “Big Dogs,” his passion for hiking was a major part of his life. One of his many proud moments was conquering Machu Picchu in Peru with Shannon Chloupek ’10! Graham left us too early at the age of 69 on May 18, 2019. He is missed by his adoring and wonderful children, Shannon and Nicholas, for whom he gave so much—soccer and baseball coach, Boy Scout leader, and study and travel buddy.

02 Jul 2019