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1942

UGRD Leavey Business '42
Gerald Richard (Gerry) Graham

Gerald Richard “Gerry” Graham ’42 passed away with his family at his side at his home in Saratoga, California, on January 29, 2017. The son of Stephen and Irene Graham of Sacramento, he was born on October 27, 1920. When he was one year old, the family moved to Oakland, California, where his father opened an automotive repair shop. He spent his first three years of high school at Oakland High School, then moved to Santa Clara to live with his aunt, where he graduated from Bellarmine College Prep. He was a great baseball player and earned a baseball scholarship from Santa Clara University. He played two seasons on the varsity baseball team. Nephew of Charles “Charlie” Graham and cousin of Fran Smith, S.J. ’56, Gerry graduated from Santa Clara University in 1942 with a bachelor of science in accounting. He attended Midshipman’s School at Columbia University in New York where he earned his commission as an ensign in the Navy. During World War II, he served two and a half years on destroyers in the Pacific. After the war, Gerry joined C.E. Reed Road Oil Company in San Jose. Through hard work and dedicated service, he formed a partnership with his Father-in-law Charles “Ted” Reed, and they incorporated as Reed & Graham in 1955. Gerry became President of Reed & Graham, Inc. in 1972 and led the company as it participated in the building of Silicon Valley. Through active involvement in many organizations in the Santa Clara Valley, he was a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Bank of Santa Clara, President of the Board of Fellows of Santa Clara University, President of the Board of Directors of Santa Clara Valley Youth Village, President of the Serra Club of San Jose, and President of the Board of Directors of Bellarmine College Preparatory Foundation. Gerry also served on the Board of St. Elizabeth's Day Home and as a Board member of La Rinconada Country Club. Gerry was honored by the Catholic Church when he was selected to become a member of the Knights of Malta, a Roman Catholic lay religious order. Together, Gerry and his wife Allene loved travelling the United States and Europe for golf and their time in Palm Desert playing the game. Gerry was respected and cherished by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. His love, honesty, and perseverance toward the greater good of others will persist to eternity. He lived with magnificent gratitude, humility, and grace until his very last breath. After a long illness and the death of his loving wife, Jane, he was blessed to have been introduced to Allene, his loving wife of 50 years. Preceded in death by his youngest son, Steven Reed Graham, he is survived by Allene, children Gerry R. Graham, Jr. (Paula), Nan Marie Graham (Carol), Jane Ann Graham ’79, and Timmy Ann Lumby (Butch). He will be deeply missed by his 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

submitted Jan. 31, 2017 5:02P
'42
George Poppin
George Poppin

George Poppin '42 on March 1, 2010.  He was the loving husband of Dorothy Edith Ritter Poppin; adored father of Nancy Ann Umland (Art) of Marysville, Thomas George Poppin (Lyn) of Palo Cedro, Joan Marie Mickelson of San Francisco, and Deborah Kathleen Jeffries of Hoopa; precious grandfather of  Matthew and Mark Posey, Thomas Poppin, Jr., Greg Tribulato, Jackie Williams (Todd), Shannon Powell (Kevin), Derek Jeffries and Marney Kubala (Jason); great grandfather of Chaylene and Jeremy, Derek, Jr, Phillip, Jacob, Brandon and Caleb, and Emily; great-great grandfather of Haliegh. George was born in Phoenix Arizona on August 31, 1918 to Russian immigrant parents. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family.  George met his sweetheart, Dottie,  at Siegler’s Springs in Lake County, California on the Fourth of July 1941.  It was love at first sight.  They married on June 24, 1944 in San Francisco, CA. George graduated from Commerce Evening High School and continued on to Santa Clara University with a full football scholarship. He graduated in 1942.  During WWII, he was stationed in Berlin, Germany.  He was the Chief Secretary of the Economic Directorate (United States Element) of the Allied Control Council.  He held the rank of Captain. During the Fall of 1945, he coached one of the first American football teams to play football in the history of Berlin, Germany. After the War, he pursued his master’s degree in Education from San Francisco State College.  His first teaching job was at George Washington High School in San Francisco during the fall of 1947.  He taught mechanical drawing and physical education and also became the head football coach. After teaching at Samuel Gompers Trades High School (John O’Connell Vocational High School.) George transferred to Galileo High School in 1957.  It was there that he became the head football coach.  He taught many different types of classes, but primarily he taught U.S. History.  George and Dottie did some traveling after he retired from teaching in 1977.  They traveled to Beijing, China in 1983 and later to Russia and Turkey.  The purpose of the trips was to promote the love of roses.  George was the Head Rosarian at Golden Gate Park.  It was on the trip to Beijing that he brought roses from San Francisco and brought home roses from China.  George’s fascination with short-wave radio allowed him to become a  technical monitor for several international radio broadcasters: Australia, China, Israel, France, Turkey, Italy and England.  He monitored up until last year and enjoyed every moment.  Many interested people would write for information about how to listen to radio stations for their homeland.  George was gracious and helpful. Preceded in death were his parents John Fred and Hazel Nicholas Seminoff Poppin, brothers and sisters, John, Alice Pettibone, Jim, Nell Payne, Mary Andrews, Hazel Thompson, Dorothy Hollandsworth, Alex and Nick Papin, Fred, Bill and Hania Poppin, and Anna Seminoff.

 

 

 

submitted Apr. 5, 2010 4:49P
'42
Frank Petersen '42

Frank R. Petersen '42 passed away peacefully on January 16, 2009, at home surrounded by his family. Frank was born February 10, 1919 in Reno, Nev. He was raised by his mother, Louise, who was blind.  Frank graudated with honors form Reno High School in 1937.  He was elected to the Reno High School Hall of Fame for football and basketball. He was offered football scholarships to many universities across the nation and chose Santa Clara University.  He was the first student from Reno High School to play big-time college football. He was coached by Buck Shaw and assistant coach Len Casanova, both in the college football Hall of Fame.  Frank played right halfback for the Broncos.  The Broncos faced and beat the likes of Purdue, Michigan State, Stanford, California, Oklahoma, and UCLA while he was there.  From 1937 to 1942 the Broncos were ranked 15th or better in the Associated Press final polls.  Frank was commissioned in the Army after he graduated in the summer of 1942 and later transferred to the Army Air Corps, in which he served until after the end of World War II.  Frank attained the rank of captain and piloted a B-17 aircraft, which he named RENO-vation. He flew more than 60 combat missions in the European and Pacific theaters during the war, including three on D-Day. He received the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. After being discharged, Frank went to law school at the University of San Francisco and returned to Reno to start his law practice in 1950. He enjoyed a successful and distinguished career. He was joined in his practice by his son, Steven '69, in 1972.  His warmth and humor will be remembered as well as his endeavors to help people form all walks of life.  Frank is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vera; his son, Steven (Gayle); granddaughter, Lisa Petersen; granddaughter, Carly Garamendi (Michael) and great-grandchildren, Maggie and Will Garamendi.

submitted Sep. 14, 2009 10:41A
'42
Daniel C. Willis

Daniel C. Willis ’42 was a resident of Arcadia, Calif. He was born in 1920 and died on Feb. 5, 2013. He was 92.

 
submitted Apr. 18, 2013 8:22P
'42
Alvin H. Storch

Alvin Hugh Storch ’42 was born in San Francisco, California on Oct. 20, 1920. He departed on Apr. 15, 2013 and resided in Cupertino, CA.

submitted May. 23, 2013 1:34P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '42
Alex J. Hart

Alex J. Hart '42, the final family owner of Hart's Department Stores, died peacefully on Aug. 8 in Saratoga, one month and a day shy of his 90th birthday.No single word can describe Mr. Hart. He was a philanthropist, a businessman, a civic and community leader, a social arbiter, a charming host, a gentleman and a friend to many.  "Whatever Alex did, he did so well," says Leigh Weimers, a longtime friend. "I always thought Alex was a consummate gentleman, always well spoken and well groomed. If his goal was to sell menswear, he did a beautiful job of being the model himself. You wanted to buy something to make yourself look as good as Alex Hart."  Judy Goldeen recalls knowing Mr. Hart from childhood, as he was a friend of her parents, the late Don and Jane Goldeen.  "Alex was a sweet, dear man who loved a good party," she says.  Goldeen recalls that when she and the late Steffi Sims would go to brunch with Mr. Hart, "He was always dressed to the nines and treated us as though we were the most important ladies in his life."  Mr. Hart was born in San Jose on Sept. 9, 1920, the second son of Alex J. Hart Sr. and Nettie Brooke Hart. His grandfather Leopold Hart arrived in San Jose from his native Alsace Lorraine and opened his first dry goods and clothing store in 1866.  In 1902 he was successful enough to launch L. Hart & Son Department Store in downtown San Jose, which by 1920 was the largest department store between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  It was Mr. Hart's older brother, Brooke, who was groomed to take over the helm of the store, but everything changed on Nov. 9, 1933, when Brooke Hart was kidnapped as he left the family store, then brutally murdered.  His two kidnappers were taken from their jail cells by an angry mob, carried across the street to St. James Park and lynched. The incident made headlines across the United States and Europe. The Hart family was much loved in the community, and in his award-winning book on the subject, Swift Justice, the late Harry Farrell wrote that his murderers "could have chosen no victim whose popularity and place in the community would more surely guarantee the violent retribution that followed."Mr. Hart was 13 at the time, and his older brother was 22.  He was sent to San Rafael Military Academy, returning to San Jose to attend Santa Clara University.  Mr. Hart was living in Los Angeles and writing music for Paramount Pictures when his father died in 1943, and he returned to San Jose to take over the family store at the corner of Market and Santa Clara streets.  Theo Hart says he believes his father would have preferred a career writing musicals to haberdashery, but he wouldn't shirk his family responsibilities.  In 1944 Mr. Hart married Iphigenia Papavosiliou, a native of Greece. They met at a party in Berkeley, where she was attending the University of California. They had three sons, Brooke, A.J. and Theo, later divorcing. Theo Hart says that while his father was well known, what was unknown were the many things he did for others.  "My father brought the first traffic stoplight to downtown at Market and Santa Clara, so pedestrians would have the right of way to cross the busy streets," he says.  "He was a great philanthropist. He donated the property at Naglee and The Alameda where the YMCA sits. It was his father's house and where he grew up."  Hart also praises his father as a style innovator.  "He was very big on making Hart's a fashion place. My grandfather didn't do that. Dad really brought the style and panache.  "He loved art and style and form, and he brought that to San Jose."  If Mr. Hart made any mistake, it was in his emotional loyalty to downtown San Jose, says his son.  "The worst decision he made in his career was not moving from downtown to be the anchor store at Valley Fair shopping center," Hart says.  "Everyone begged him not to do it, and he made an emotional decision not to leave downtown. That was the precursor to his business not remaining competitive with the malls."  Mr. Hart expanded from downtown to open stores in Sunnyvale in 1957, followed by Hart's Mayfield Mall in Mountain View and Hart's Westgate in San Jose.  He sold the stores in 1976, but remained with the company to ensure a successful transition and to make sure his loyal employees were taken care of.The camaraderie of Hart's employees was such that they held annual reunions for many years after the stores closed in the early 1980s.  "They were usually at the Three Flames on Meridian," Hart says. "I used to go to them with my father, but then everybody started passing away."  Following his retirement in 1981, Mr. Hart traveled, but the lure of merchandising brought him back to work for a few more years.  In a 2000 interview with journalist Paul Lukes, Mr. Hart said, "After our store closed, I got bored. I knew retail, so I talked to my friend Nick Sands at I. Magnin.  "After I assured him I didn't want his job, he hired me to work in better jewelry and handbags. I just loved it."  Mr. Hart lived in many homes over the years, including ones in San Jose, Los Gatos and Saratoga.  Hart says his father moved in with him and his family nine years ago, and in 2007 he moved into Our Lady of Fatima Villa in Saratoga. There he continued to be a positive influence and helpful to others.  Randi Kinman remembers the friendship he extended to her mother Marcy Kinman when she moved there in December 2009.  "His friendship and humor were the keys to her easy transition to living in a new situation," says Kinman, who escorted Mr. Hart to the 50-year anniversary celebration of the Central YMCA in October 2009.  In addition to his support of the Y, Mr. Hart was a past president of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce, a supporter of St. Elizabeth's Day Home, San Jose Symphony, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Santa Clara Youth Center. He was also active with Rotary, Elks and the Native Sons of the Golden West.Mr. Hart is survived by his sons Brooke and his wife, Marcia, of Madera; A.J. and his wife, Linda, of Almaden Valley; Theo and his wife, Vicki, of Saratoga; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

submitted Aug. 17, 2010 11:02A

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William P. Crawford

Captain William P. Crawford ’43, a familiar figure on waterfronts along the West Coast, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; 13 children, Patricia, Thomas, John, Christine, Andrew, Daniel, Joseph, Robert, Timothy, James, Margaret, Catherine and William; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Bill was born into an Irish seafaring family in 1922, left college to serve as a merchant seaman in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean-Middle East war zones and was an unlimited shipmaster by the time he was 22 years old. After the war, he finished school and then practiced admiralty law until joining in the operation of the family training school for shipmasters and officers. He taught in Crawford Nautical School locations in New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle for almost six decades. He was a noted author of maritime trade books, including Mariner's Celestial Navigation and Mariner's Weather. Bill had a fierce intelligence, insatiable curiosity, undeniable charm and well-earned pride in his many accomplishments. He truly lived every day of his long life. His memory lives on through his family, all of the seafarers he taught and many others whose lives he touched.

submitted May. 23, 2013 1:06P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '43
Victor W. Kramer

Victor Kramer '43 on January 17, 2010. Victor, a retired real estate broker, was born in Phoenix, Ariz., and lived there all his life. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and Korea. He was a member of Post #1 American Legion, VFW #720, DAV #1, and Military Order of Purple Heart #463, Emeritus of Arizona, Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, Charter member of Phi Sigma Alpha at ASU, graduate of Santa Clara University, member of Phoenix Press Club, the Church Club, and a devoted member of St. Mary’s Church.

submitted May. 26, 2010 10:58A
UGRD Engineering '43
Rev. James A. Ganahl

Fr. James Ganahl '43, age 88, of Corona, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010. Fr. Jim was born in Corona, CA, the fifth of six children of Alphonse and Myra Ganahl.  Fr. Jim graduated from Corona high in 1939. He earned his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Santa Clara in 1943. He entered the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1944. During his service in Pearl Harbor, HI, he assisted in landing a fleet record 545 planes in one day. He separated from the service in 1946 as a Lieutenant.  From 1947 to 1949 he lived and worked in Los Angeles, staying at the boarding house run by “Ma Byrne.” It was there that he established some of his closest, lifelong friendships. Fr. Jim was ordained a priest on May 19, 1956 at the Cathedral for the dioceses of San Diego. He served in a number of parishes in San Diego and San Bernardino counties. After retirement in 1987 he continued to serve as hospital chaplain in the High Desert. Fr. Jim returned to Corona in 2004 in order to enjoy his final years visiting with family and friends. Occasionally he worked in a round of golf.  Fr. Jim was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Paul, Joe, and Francis (Sonny) and sister, Mary Ryan. He is survived by his sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. His welcoming smile and loving kindness will be greatly missed by his family, friends and former parishioners.

submitted May. 25, 2010 3:07P
'43
Michael A. Filice

Michael A. Filice '43 died April 3, 2011. Born in 1921 in Gilroy, CA. A Marine in WW II where he received a letter of commendation for serving his country in the Battle on Iwo Jima. He worked in the canning industry for over 40 years beginning with family-owned Filice & Perrelli Canning Company until retiring as VP of Production for California Canners and Growers in 1981. He and his wife, Corrinne, spent their retirement years in Aptos, CA. He was 89 years old.

submitted Jul. 11, 2011 11:27A
'43
Marian Pauletich

Marian Pauletich '43 passed away on November 2, 2008.  She is survived by her children, Dennis and Delsa.  

submitted Oct. 22, 2009 12:14P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '43
Lyman C. Lundell

Lyman C. Lundell '43 died on April 19, 2009.

 

submitted Dec. 6, 2010 9:58A
'43
Lorenzo "Larry" Abrusci

Lorenzo "Larry" Abrusci ’43, a resident of Alameda, chose Nov. 24, 2012, a beautiful and sunny day to pass from this life to the next at 92 years old. Several generations of family and friends called him "Papa." Larry was born in Oakland, Calif. on July 20, 1920 to Frank and Rosa Abrusci. He attended Castlemont High School in Oakland. Larry briefly attended Santa Clara University then went to serve our country in WWII, in the early ’40s. He was a 1st Lieutenant Bombardier flying in B-17's. Larry completed over 65 missions and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he farmed on Bay Farm Island in Alameda, and then proceeded to become a successful business man in Oakland as an owner of City Tire and A-Tire. Larry is survived by his devoted wife Lily Abrusci, his daughters Penny Stevens and Vicki Silveira, his son-in-laws Alex Stevens and Rich Silveira, his step children Danny Beconcini and Carol Weston, his grandchildren Debbie Gunning and Tracy Silveira, and his great-grandchildren Cooper and Alexandra Gunning. Larry was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Abrusci, his grandson Mark Stevens, and his sisters Isabel Reicks and Irene Sindicich. 

submitted Jan. 7, 2013 11:46A
UGRD Leavey Business '43
John M. Kennedy

John M. Kennedy Jr. '43 on March 23, 2009.  A third generation native San Franciscan, John was born on July 31, 1921. "Jack" attended St. Ignatius Prep, then graduated from Santa Clara University. He joined the army as a First Lieutenant in World War II and served as an artillery pilot with the Seventh Army in the European Theatre. Upon his discharge he joined the family firm of Kennedy-ten Bosch, Printers & Lithographers, and later became president of the company. He was a member of the San Francisco Rotary Club, the San Francisco Advertising Club, and the downtown Olympic Club. He was a former member of the Presidio and California Golf Clubs and a current member of the Meadow Club of Fairfax. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Dana Kennedy, daughter Dana Kennedy Kimsey (Michael), sons John and Brian (Deborah Bjonerud) and grandchildren John Michael Kimsey, and Taylor, Jill and Alex Kennedy, his brother Richard Kennedy of Greenbrae, and his beloved four-legged companion, Max. He was predeceased by his daughters Kathy and infant Frances. He was a gentleman of honor, integrity, unlimited but gentle humor and blessed with a true Irish Tenor Voice. He is terribly missed by his family and vast array of Friends. "May the road rise to meet you, may the winds be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields, and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand."

submitted Jul. 8, 2009 2:26P
UGRD Engineering '43
John Chiment

John Anthony Chiment ’43, Lt. Colonel (retired), passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 21, 2012. John was born in Dunsmuir California on Oct. 7, 1921, the oldest son of Giuseppe and Angelina Chiment. He graduated from Dunsmuir High School in 1939, received a bachelor's degree, maxima cum laude, from Santa Clara University in 1943 and master's degree in nuclear physics from Princeton University in 1949. After a 21-year career in the Army, he obtained a J.D. degree from Western State University in 1974. He worked with Gulf General Atomics and Hughes Network Systems until his retirement in 1991. John was very active with the Rancho Bernardo Lion's Club, serving as the Chairman of the Sight Committee. He worked tirelessly to provide free eye examinations and prescription glasses for children and adults in need. John was also active with the St. Michael's Catholic Church Knights of Columbus. John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Fides Chiment; six children, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. 

submitted Mar. 12, 2012 1:15P
UGRD Leavey Business '43
Jack Matthews
Jack Matthews

John "Jack" Goodspeed Matthews ’43, J.D. ’49 was 93 and passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2014.

Jack was born in Hollywood, California. He attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles where he was succeeded academically and athletically. He earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University and again distinguished himself there as an outstanding student and football player. He fell in love with Anna Jean Thomas. He and "Annie" both went on to enlist in the army. They were married in Texas in 1944 before they both went to the South Pacific to serve their country during the war. Following the war, Jack and Annie lived in the University’s Veterans’ Village as they began their family and he attended SCU Law School. Annie and Jack made their home first in Saratoga and then in Campbell, where they raised their six daughters. Jack practiced law in San Jose and was active in parish and church activities. He was a competitive golfer and enjoyed the game throughout his life. Jack and Annie also enjoyed the many years they shared with their beloved friends.
 
Jack is remembered for his passion for justice, humor, and his love of Annie and his girls. This same love animated his relationships with all the family. Jack was known for his sharp intellect and keen sense of humor. To his last days he retained a unique ability to play and win at blackjack, regardless of his health.
 
Jack is survived by his and Annie's six daughters: Patricia Kaplan (David), Mary Souza (David), Cece Carr, Kathleen Matthews (Robin Baker), Jackie Matthews (Kurt Magnuson), and Peggie Robinson (Richard), who works in the Cowell Center Student Health Services. He is fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Shannon Lucas-Souza ’93, Joshua Souza, Erin Santana J.D. ’06, Drew Carr, Jodie Walberg, Josie Randles, Cory Randles, Jamie Robinson ’11, and Kerry Robinson and his great-grandchildren: Sierra and Makaia Souza, and Samantha Walberg, and all the family members.
 
Sympathy notes may be sent to:
Matthews Family
c/o Peggie Robinson
Cowell Center
submitted Jan. 14, 2015 1:10P
'43
George Falkenthal

George Falkenthal '43 on December 29, 2009. 

submitted Jun. 7, 2010 11:19A
UGRD Engineering '43
Eugene Edward Kloppenburg

Eugene Edward Kloppenburg '43, devoted husband and father of six, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 90 on November 12, 2009, in Sacramento, Calif. Eugene was born in San Francisco to Eugene C. and Ana Belford Kloppenburg on May 11, 1919. He was buried at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California, on November 19, 2009. Gene is survived by his wife Vera; his children Ruth Olivas, Susan Price, Peter, Anne, Jane and Thomas; his son-in-law Ralph Price; his grandchildren Jason, Cynthia, Sarah, and Susie; and his great-grandchildren Sayde, Elsa, Eli and Eden. Gene, a third-generation Californian, graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco and attended Santa Clara University where his engineering studies were cut short by his decision to enlist in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet. He later went on to serve in the European Theatre of World War II as a communications officer with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After returning from overseas in 1946 to his young wife of three years, his beloved Vera, and his first-born child, he resumed his job with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. begun one year prior to his enlistment, and remained with the company until his retirement in 1977 as a staff engineer. Of the many jobs Gene held after retirement from Pacific Telephone, his last job at Emigh Hardware gave him the most joy and satisfaction. Gene was a gifted pianist and vocalist, and an accomplished illustrator and draftsman. He had a passion for building and woodworking - creating bookcases, furniture, patios, and landscapes, even building his own stereo system; and a great love for growing things - fruit, vegetables, and flower gardens of exquisite beauty. He also developed and printed his own photographs and enjoyed sailing his Santana 20 on Folsom Lake with his son and daughters. Gene was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He was courageous, compassionate, and selfless to his last day. His lifelong devotion was always to his family and his home.

submitted Dec. 7, 2009 1:45P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '43
Duane Crawford

Duane Crawford '43 passed away peacefully on July 7, 2010 in his home in Aptos, Calif. The consummate gentlemen, Duane was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and educator. Those who knew him will always remember Duane as soft spoken, warm hearted and caring. Born in 1920 in Palo Alto, Calif., Duane attended SCU on a baseball scholarship. After graduating in 1943, Duane entered the United States Army. A WWII combat veteran Duane served in the XX Corps of Patton's 3rd Army. Upon returning home in 1945, Duane began his professional baseball career, playing for the Ventura Yankees, Salem Senators, Denver Bears, and Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League. After retiring from baseball, Duane became a teacher in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, and he earned his M.Ed from the University of San Francisco. Duane met Patricia Hagerty during a vacation to Ensenada, Mexico, and they were married in 1958. Moving to the Pajaro Valley in 1960, Duane was principal at Amesti School and Freedom School. He retired from education at Bradley Elementary School in 1985. Duane was an avid volunteer throughout his life, working with many church groups, Grey Bears, and Senior Network Service. Duane was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Crawford, and his beloved daughter, Nancy Crawford Kniffin. He is survived by his son, David Crawford, his loving caretaker, Nirmala Crawford, his son-in-law Kurt Kniffin, and his five grandchildren: Betsy Kniffin, Patrick Kniffin, John Kniffin, Aliyah Crawford, and Sean Crawford, all of Aptos.

submitted Jul. 26, 2010 12:13P
UGRD Leavey Business '43
Anthony Pelosi
Anthony Pelosi

Anthony "Tony" Pelosi '43 passed away peacefully in his home on September 20, 2011. Pelosi grew up in San Francisco and attended St. James Catholic School where he had “many rulers broken over his knuckles.” He attended Santa Clara University where he played basketball for all four years, and helped his team earn their name, "Magicians of the Maplewood." He graduated with a business degree and then joined the Army. He and his wife Aline were married in St. Joseph of Cupertino church on August 5, 1945. After living in Los Angeles for ten years to help his parents with their restaurant, Pelosi returned to Cupertino to teach math at Bellarmine College Preparatory. He was a teacher there for 40 years, 20 of which he also served as the varsity basketball coach. Pelosi also served on the Cupertino City Council for three years and was Mayor in 1961. Pelosi is survived by Aline, his three sons, including Paul '73 and John '86, three daughters, 16 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

submitted Sep. 23, 2011 2:39P
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Alfred Mason

Alfred Mason ’43 of Saratoga, Calif., passed away May 9, 2010.

submitted Dec. 12, 2011 4:51P
'43
Albert Santucci
Albert R. Santucci's Senior Portrait, 1943

Albert R. Santucci ’43 died January 12, 2012 in Sacramento, Calif., at the age of 90.

Dearly beloved husband of Florence Santucci, wife of 68 years, loving father of Stephen Santucci ‘68 (Lauren) and Russell Santucci ‘70 (Janet), cherished grandfather "Gramps" of Stephen Santucci Jr. (Peggy McNiel), Amy Leonard (Brian), Dominic Santucci (Kristy), Tracy Alldred (Derek), and Sara Santucci, great-grandfather of Matthew, Patrick, Isabella, Sophia, Juliana, Vincent, Ella, Jake and Cody.

Born on December 9, 1921 to Albert and Esther Santucci in San Francisco, he grew up in the Marina district. Al was a graduate of both Saint Ignatius High School in 1939 and Santa Clara University, class of 1943. An All-American Football Player, and member of SCU’s Athletic Hall of Fame, he is best remembered and loved by his Bronco buddies as "Snooch". They remained close friends through the decades and shared over and over again the fun memories of those good old college years centered around football.

Al's name remained synonymous with Santa Clara football and the Little Big Game years. Despite professional draft interest by the Chicago Bears (his real love was for the 49ers), Al had completed ROTC training while at Santa Clara and entered the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant after he and the love of his life, Florence, were married in 1944.

After a brief stay in Paris, Texas, Albert went off to the War, serving his country with honor. Fighting in the Battle of the Bulge in the Field Artillery as Forward Observer. Al was wounded and held captive as a POW in Germany for several months before returning home to his beloved family. He received the Purple Heart for his outstanding bravery and courage in defending his country.

Al worked in the family linen supply business, Peerless Linen, until 1997, serving as chairman of the Board of New San Francisco Laundry.

His love of golf afforded him many wonderful years as a member of the Presidio Golf Club and the Olympic Club where he also served on its Board of Directors. He was a member of the Pacific Club of San Francisco and spent many hours in fundraising with the men's club for Riordan High School and the Marianists where his sons attended school. The Jesuit Community and SCU Bronco Bench were naturally favorites of his.

Active in all of his sons' sports, he later became his grandchildrens' strongest supporter on and off the field throughout their grammar school, high school and college years. "Big Al's" physical strength was only a small indication of his inner strength and gentle heart. His warm smile, sense of humor and above all, unconditional love and care of his family will forever be remembered and cherished.

submitted Jan. 22, 2012 10:29A

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'44
William J. Crowley
William J. Crowley

William James Crowley ’44, May 19, 1922 to August 21, 2013. A resident of San Jose, Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Denver, CO where he attended Regis Jesuit High School and earned recognition as all-time all Regis honors in both football and baseball. From there Bill earned athletic scholarship to Santa Clara University where he excelled as a scholar athlete in those same 2 sports. While attending SCU he met the love of his life, Mary Rose, and enjoyed 65 years of marriage and raising a family of 9 children. Besides Mary Bill is survived by his children Michael (Cathy), Mary Jo (Jim), Tim (Lise), Dan (Joan), Kevin ( and the late Dawn), Sheila (Pete), Sean ’81 (Lisa), Maureen (Mark), and Colleen ’88, 21 grandkids, and 4 great granchildren. Bill excelled as a businessman starting his own company, Crowley Sales & Export which continues on today. Bill had an uncanny ability of making you feel at ease, treating everyone as an equal, making friends all day long. His sense of humor was unmatched.

submitted Aug. 26, 2013 6:51A
UGRD Engineering '44
Ulysses Stephen O'Connor

Ulysses Stephen O'Connor '44 died Oct. 25, 2009. He was known as Steve or the ""Big O," and he enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was someone you would not forget once you met him. He loved playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren. Steve was preceeded in death by his wife Illa Ruth O'Connor and his oldest daughter Christine Bredy. Steve was a Lieutenant during World War II. He was a Seabee with an award for being a Navy Expert. Upon his return he went back to school at the University of Santa Clara and played collegiate basketball. Later he became a successful Civil Engineer in Stockton. In 1972 he moved to Santa Cruz and sold real estate until he retired. We will all miss him especially his Sunday night steak BBQ's. He is survived by his sister Joan DeMoro, his three daughters, Barbara Hanson, Stephanie Woodward, and Diane Humphrey, His grandchildren, Mike Bredy, Deborah Bredy, Jeff Bredy, Mathew Humphrey, Perry Humphrey, Rachel Humphrey, Wells Woodward, Annikka Berridge, and great grandchildren Lucas and Vaughn Bredy. A private service was held on October 28, 2009 at the San Juaquin Catholic Cemetery in Stockton.

submitted Feb. 21, 2010 9:26P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '44
Thomas J. Doyle

Thomas J. Doyle '44 on March 13, 2009.

submitted Jun. 29, 2010 1:08P
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