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Originally from Sacramento, California, Earl Howsley ’50 was born to Earl and Louise (Inderkum) Howsley. Upon graduation from Christian Brothers High School, he attended SCU, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business. In April 1951, Earl married the love of his life, Rose (Rodriquez) Howsley, and they spent the next 67 years together in a loving relationship. Earl and Rose moved to Reno, Nevada, in 1951, where Earl went to work for Crane Supply Company, becoming general manager. He later worked for Western Nevada Supply Company in Reno. Earl was a tremendous athlete and loved all sports. Golf was one of his greatest passions, and he would travel anywhere to play a round. Earl was extremely proud of the four holes-in-one he achieved during his golfing years. He also enjoyed playing softball in a senior league well into his 70s. Earl was also a great bowler and active in leagues for several years. After a round of golf or a softball game, you could usually find Earl working out at the Reno Elks Club. He was also a very active member of Reno Elks Lodge #597. Earl always found time to coach youth baseball and attend every athletic event his children or grandchildren participated in. He loved being at the ballpark supporting his family. Earl also looked forward to the family’s annual summer vacations boating and golfing at Lake Almanor, California. He passed away during his sleep at his Reno home in the company of his family on April 7, 2018, becoming an anatomical donor to the University of Nevada Medical School Program and helping promote medical research and the education of doctor-bound students. Earl was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Louise Howsley, and beloved grandson Alexander Mario Vial. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose, and children Cindy Wood (Larry), Earl (Kelly), Tim (Cindy), Sheri Vial (Kevin), and his 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Known for his love of family, friends, cars, and Italian cooking, Ralph Frank Moceo ’58 was born on Aug. 20, 1935, in San Jose. The son of Edward and Jean Moceo, he grew up in Santa Cruz, where he attended Holy Cross School. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory and SCU, making lifelong friends along the way. At the age of 27, Ralph became president of E.V. Moceo, his family’s packing and shipping produce business, after his father’s unexpected death. To his many friends, who enjoyed legendary meals at his artistic home, Ralph was a creative chef, convivial entertainer, and a catalyst for fun. Generous and gracious to people from every walk of life, holidays were always enjoyed with his family. As founder of the Mostaccioli Club, Ralph shared his love of Italian food with close friends. With natural rapport, he made sure his dinner guests savored feasts of pasta, seasonal vegetables, olive oil, red wine, and homemade cucidati or cannoli. Ralph died on May 10, 2018 at 82 years old. He is best remembered as a man with an engaging smile, a youthful energy, and fabulous style—he truly epitomized la dolce vita and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Ralph is survived by his sister, Franca Ghielmetti; nephew, Jeff (Cindy) Ghielmetti; nieces Edie (Scott) Givens and Jena Yankovich; grandnephews Greg Givens and Nico Yankovich; grandnieces Christina Ghielmetti, Gina Givens, Victoria Ghielmetti, and Olivia Yankovich; and his loving partner, Carol Anglin.