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1990

'90
William "Bill" Enos

 William J. "Bill" Enos ’90, 44, of Carmichael, CA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 22, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer and their three beautiful daughters, Natalie (13), Sarah (10), Shannon (8); his parents Bill and Sally Enos, brother Mark '83 (Heather), sister Karen, and 9 nieces and nephews.  Bill was born in Redding, CA on August 23, 1968, graduated from Rio Americano HS and Santa Clara Univ. where he played baseball, was captain, and was awarded the team MVP while making the all conference team in his junior and senior years. He was active in Carmichael Girls Softball as a manager, coach and served as league president for 2 years. He will be sadly missed by his family, numerous loyal friends, co-workers and clients of NDS.

submitted May. 22, 2013 4:05A
'90
Maureen Bischel

Maureen Bischel ’90 was born in Fresno, California, on March 11, 1968, and attended Ruth Gibson Elementary School, Tenaya Jr High, and San Joaquin Memorial High School, graduating with honors in 1986. Maureen went on to Santa Clara University, where she received a B.S. in biology. Next up was Fresno State, where she received a B.S. in nursing. Maureen’s first job as a nurse was at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California; she also worked at Fresno’s University Medical Center in the emergency room as a trauma nurse and a mobile intensive care nurse, but her last job as a nurse was at Community Regional Medical Center in the interventional pre-procedure unit (PICA), where she made great friends. She would always say, “We are a family in PICA,” and she loved being a part of the PICA family. She is preceded in death by her father, Donald R. Bischel, grandparents Elizabeth Lyon and Henry Bischel, Grace Beathe, and Patrick Beathe. She is survived by her mother, Mabel Bischel, and her sister, Victoria Oakley. Maureen became very active in the amputee coalition and the Central Valley amputee group. She had recently attended a class to be able to be a peer visitor to new amputees. She absolutely loved being able to talk to new amputees and spend time with each and every patient in which she came into contact. Maureen’s passion was with the diabetic youth foundation and Bearskin Meadows. She attended camp at Bearskin as a child, then became a junior counselor, counselor, and ultimately camp nurse, where she made many lifelong friends during all the years she spent there. Maureen died in Fresno on June 29, 2017. She was 49 years old.

submitted Aug. 7, 2017 1:30P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Linda Laverne (Scott)

Linda Laverne (Scott), B.S. '90 on Nov. 26, 2009. Born in Woodland, Calif., on June 16, 1968. She will be remembered by family and friends for her playful and loving spirit and for striving for excellence in all parts of her life. A talented and accomplished ceramic artist, she has pottery gracing homes around the world. She leaves her husband Christophe and their three children Emeric, Quentin, and Maylis.

submitted Feb. 10, 2010 8:44A
'90
Kathleen Davey

Kathleen Davey ’90, June 21, 2013. A resident of Campbell, Davey died June 21, 2013 ans  was just 46. Kathleen is survived by her husband Mike Davey ’90 of Saratoga, her two beautiful daughters Samantha and Rachel, her mother Connie McGrath of San Jose and her siblings Wendy Krafft and Joe McGrath of Hollister, Megan McGrath of Fremont, Jim McGrath of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sheila Martins of Ft. Bragg. Kathleen (Bean) was the sixth child of Connie M.A. ’83 and Jerry McGrath ’56, M.A. ’72.

Kathleen was a Santa Clara Valley native, and when she was born the entire neighborhood waited on the street curb to greet her when her parents brought her home for the first time. From that day forward, she was adored by her family and friends. We miss the joy her sense of humor, angelic laugh, contagious smile, and love of life brought to all of us. Kathleen received a B.S. from Santa Clara University in Political Science and went on to a successful career as a Paralegal and caseworker, most prominently at Onetta and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati.

Kathleen's most treasured accomplishment was her role as loving mother for her daughters Samie and Rachie. Kathleen was the best friend to many and the confidant of all who knew her. She had a unique way of making everyone she knew feel that there was a special bond between them. She will be greatly missed.

 

submitted Jul. 4, 2013 6:48A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '90
Jean Kathryn Klein

Jean Kathryn Klein MA ’90 was born into this world August 4, 1942. On November 27, 2011 she was united with her Lord in the next. She spent her first 25 years in St. Louis, Mo. She moved to southern California and then to Colorado Springs for a brief time before moving back to the west coast. She earned a masters degree in marriage and family therapy from Santa Clara University in 1990. She has worked with Stanislaus County and private clients since 1994. Kathy was actively involved in the music community of Modesto. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church Choir, the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Townsand Opera Players. She will be greatly missed by the many groups and individuals that she gave her heart to.

submitted Dec. 11, 2011 12:54P
'90
Henry J. Greiner

Henry Joseph Greiner M.A. ’90 passed away peacefully on May 17, 2013. Henry was born on March 16, 1943, in Keota, Iowa, to Leonard and Mary (Woerdeman) Greiner. He always said, The two best things I ever did were to get ordained and to get married. He was ordained in 1968 in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport and served as pastor in many parishes in the Diocese, ending up with one of the largest parishes of the Diocese, St Mary's in Iowa City. While attending Santa Clara University on a study leave he met Anne Blair M.A. ’90. In 1993, he left ordained ministry to marry Anne. They have lived in Palo Alto, Calif., for 20 years. He worked as the administrator of the El Retiro Jesuit Retreat House in Los Altos, Calif., until 1998. He then became a financial planner with Money Concepts International. In 2001, he began working part time for several of the mortuaries in the Palo Alto area. By request he would conduct funerals of those who did not belong to a congregation but wanted a religious service. Henry felt he was a blessed man and throughout his life he was pleased to share those blessings in many wonderful ways. Henry loved his grandchildren, travel, golf, fine wines, salmon fishing in Alaska, the Iowa Hawkeyes and sunsets on the beach. He is survived by his wife, Anne, stepsons, Christopher Blair (Manisha) and Andrew Blair (Robin) and his grandchildren, Anand, Sonali, Ewan and Mimi Blair. He is also survived by his brothers, Paul Greiner (Nadine) and Marlin Greiner his sisters, Jeanette Vittetoe, Veronica Menke (Paul) and Marlene Clerkin (Patrick) and 25 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents sister-in-law, Bonnie Greiner brother-in-law, Alvin Vittetoe and godson, Douglas Vittetoe.

submitted Jul. 19, 2013 5:15P
GRD Engineering '90
Donald Edward Dalton

Donald Edward Dalton M.S. ’90, age 48, of Springdale, died March 26, 2012, at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. He was born in Little Rock on July 12, 1963, to Donald and Betty (Carson) Dalton. Donald received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and completed his master's studies in business administration, both at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He also received his master's of science degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara University in California. Donald was an active member of Cross Pointe Community Church in Tontitown and was a computer engineer with Hewlett-Packard. Survivors include his wife, Susan of the home; children, William Aubrey Dalton of Fayetteville, Amelia Dalton and Alex Dalton of the home; his parents; one brother; two sisters; and numerous stepsiblings, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. 

submitted Apr. 19, 2012 3:39P
'90
Ann Neuhaus

A leap year baby. Ann Marie Neuhaus ’90 was born Feb. 29, 1968, in Fort Collins, Colorado, and from age 4 grew up in Sonoma. She lived in faith with grace, devotion, and humility that was a gift for all to witness. She married the love of her life, Eric Neuhaus, in July of 1991, and they were blessed with two beautiful children, Rachel and Elijah. Ann loved her family and being a mom more than words can say. She had a passion for achieving her personal best in every aspect of her life. All who knew her admired how she lived every day with love, joy, and gratitude to God for all the gifts in her life. Ann graduated from Justin-Siena High School in 1986, where she played varsity basketball all four years and subsequently attended Santa Clara University on a full academic/basketball scholarship, graduating in 1990 with a B.S. degree in biology. She completed medical school at UCSF and began her surgical residency at UC Davis in 1994. Following her six-year residency, Ann worked as a general surgeon at Kaiser South Sacramento. She completed a one-year laparoscopic surgical fellowship in London in 2005 before returning to her surgical career at Kaiser South Sacramento. She passed away on July 5, 2017.

submitted Aug. 7, 2017 12:33P

1991

GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '91
Victor C. LaVoie

Rev. Victor C. LaVoie M.A. ’91, 69, of Woburn, Mass., went to his heavenly reward June 26, 2014. The son of Rene and Ruth (McCusker) LaVoie, he was born August 25, 1944 in Hartford, Conn.. His early years were spent in Manchester, Conn., before moving to Watertown. He graduated from Saint Mary's School in Waltham. He attended Saint John's Seminary, and was ordained May 15, 1971. He attended Boston College and received his Master's in Spirituality from Santa Clara University in California. Brother of Anne Uva of Syracuse, N.Y., John LaVoie and his wife Mary of Duxbury, Joseph LaVoie and his wife Debbie of East Falmouth, and the late Thomas LaVoie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Fr. LaVoie has served in parishes in Chelsea, Hingham, West Roxbury, Hudson, Chelmsford, Wilmington, Lahey Clinic in Burlington and Saint Eulalia's in Winchester. 

submitted Aug. 14, 2014 11:16P
GRD Law '91
Stephen M. Marlowe
Stephen M. Marlowe J.D. ’91 passed away on Dec. 17, 2013 in Sedona, Ariz., where has has resided since 2005. He was born May 5, 1936, in Jackson, Tenn. He is survived by wife Patty of Sedona; daughter Shaun (Lee) Gardner of Sedona; grandchildren Brandy Gardner and Easton (Camilo) Arango; and great-grandson Javi Pacheco. 

 

submitted Jan. 29, 2014 3:54P
GRD Engineering '91
Robert J. Radford

Robert J. Radford M.S. ’91, 54 of Fremont, formerly of Somis, passed away on August 1, 2012. Survived by his sons, Bryan 23, Nolan 18, and his siblings, Janet and David as well as his double-first cousins, John, Steve, and Bill and his former wife, Debra. Rob graduated from Moorpark College, UC Santa Barbara, and Santa Clara University with degrees in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Finite Element Analysis (FEA). His favorite hobbies were golfing, surfing, soccer, hiking, and brewing his own beer.

submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:28A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '91
Rita B. Prime

Rita Burke Prime M.A. '76, M.A. '91  After a full and complete life, passed away peacefully August 3, 2009. Rita Margaret Mary Burke was born in New York City on 11/21/1915. She lost both her parents early in life, and lived in Connecticut with her step-grandmother, who was the joy of Rita's young life, and who inspired her love of Ireland and all things Irish, who nurtured in her the complete love and support of her family, and the inclusion in this family of all she came in contact with. If you ever met Rita, you knew she was "tough Irish", a coffee "fiend", a "fresh air fanatic", and a lifelong Dodgers fan. You also probably fell in love with her and became her friend forever. Rita met Ellis Roy Prime and they married on September 14, 1942 in New York City. Soon after, Rita and Roy moved to Los Angeles, where they had three children, Robert Bruce, Mary Ann, and Patricia Kathryn. They established a home and a strong base of family and friends, raised their children, and were very active in their Church. Rita always considered Los Angeles her "true home". Rita completed her college degree and began teaching high school in Southern California. Rita and Roy moved to Mountain View, Calif., in July of 1970, and Rita quickly became a teacher at Milpitas High School. She founded and ran their reading program and was the band counselor. During that time she was awarded a master's degree from Santa Clara University in education. While at SCU she joined Pi Lambda Theta sorority, and coordinated and ran a program dispersing information about head injuries, among many other projects. She also opened and ran an educational supply store for several years, all while still teaching. After retiring from Milpitas, she continued in education by consulting for the East Side Union High School district in San Jose. After moving north, Rita and Roy became parishioners at St. Joseph's Church in Mountain View. They became very involved with many aspects of the Church, and Rita was a founding member of the pastoral counseling group there. She returned to Santa Clara University and was awarded a master's degree in pastoral counseling. She continued as a lay minister and pastoral counselor past 2000. She had boundless energy, a smile for everyone, and a truly caring spirit of uncommon joy and generosity. Her greatest pride was her family: Robert Bruce (Donna), Mary Ann, and Patricia Kathryn (Doug McLean); her grandchildren Michael Bruce Prime (Warapha), Dennis Robert Prime (Lisa), William Wiley Bedsworth II (Louise), and Megan Aileen Bedsworth (Kent Bailey), and her great-grandchildren Kaelan, Jesse, Olivia, Gavin, Ellie, Colleen, and Wiley. She was the center of a loving family and will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.

submitted Aug. 27, 2009 11:04A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Michael Robert Dolan
Mike thinking
Michael Robert Dolan ’91 passed away on February 9, 2011. Mike was born on June 21, 1969 in New Jersey to Robert and Marianne Dolan. After spending a few years in Minnesota, the family moved to California and Mike grew up in Fullerton. He attended St. Juliana School and graduated from Troy High School as valedictorian. He attended Santa Clara University and graduated at the top of his class in 1991 with a B.S. in Decision and Information Sciences. He was instrumental in starting and developing Briefing.com. Work with this company brought him to Chicago. His success allowed him to semi-retire in his early 30s. He spent the last several years studying at the University of Chicago pursuing his passions: math, physics, and philosophy. Mike was brilliant. He was a long-time member of Mensa. He worked tirelessly when he was brainstorming a new business idea or taking post-graduate classes. Mike was also athletic and excelled in sports. He played tennis and baseball, ran track and cross country, played beach volleyball and enjoyed surfing. He was an avid and fearless skier. Mike will be remembered for his kind, amiable and easy-going demeanor, his quick and brilliant mind, his athleticism and his sense of humor. He was a beloved son and a hero as a brother. He was a fun-loving and generous uncle. Mike is survived by his parents, Robert and Marianne Dolan, and his siblings: Jennifer Dolan LaGrange '92 (husband Clint), Kathy Dolan Brahm (husband Jim) and Matthew Vincent Dolan (wife Terri), and several nieces and nephews. Mike was well-loved by his family and friends and is missed dearly.
submitted Feb. 23, 2011 12:30P
'91
Linda Crocket
Linda Crocket

Linda Crockett M.A. ’91, 67 years old, lost her life in a tragic automobile accident on July 26. 

Born on July 17, 1945, in Palo Alto, where she grew up, Linda received her B.A. degree from San Jose State University in 1976. She built a successful sales and marketing career in the publishing industry. In 1991, though, she made a major career change after earning her MFT master's from Santa Clara University.

Linda and her husband, Joel, moved to The Sea Ranch in September, 1999. Early in 2000 she received an independent contract as a mental health consultant for the Point Arena Unified School District. In 2001 she opened Life Choices, a therapeutic counseling service, in Gualala. Continuing her private practice, she also joined Action Network as their clinical director in 2004. She was particularly proud of her contributions in creating Arena High School'sTeen Peer Court, and working with students to put together Mendocino Teen Voices (MTV), a website for teens.
 
The community response to Linda's unexpected death bears testimony to the impact of her contributions. Her husband shares that since her death, a number of parents and grandparents have told him stories of Linda's success with the children in their lives - stories Linda never divulged, even with Joel, because she so honored her promise of confidentiality. Linda was strong, focused, not always easy, but always honest, hardworking and effective. She brought loving value to children and families along the entire Mendonoma coast.
 
Linda was a wife and a mother, too - she excelled at both. When she and her husband adopted her nephew, Jason, it was with a commitment to guide him to adulthood. They succeeded. Linda had the honor of watching her boy graduate from high school this May with the knowledge that he was prepared to bring value in whatever endeavor he chose.

Linda's exuberance for life left a mark on everyone who knew her. She won't be forgotten.

Linda leaves so many who will love her forever: Her husband Joel; her sons Jason Crockett and David Kull; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers in law including Four-Eyed Frog's Jeremy; 3 stepchildren and 4 step grandchildren.

 

submitted Aug. 3, 2012 10:11A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Joel M. Zamora

Joel M. Zamora '91 passed away on August 13, 2011.

submitted Aug. 29, 2011 3:01P
'91
Jeffery W. Saunders

Jeffery W. Saunders MBA '91, Oct. 20, 2013. Formerly of Cupertino Jeff died at home in Seattle of a stroke. Loving husband of Kristin Matosian Saunders, formerly of Los Altos, and devoted father of Ginevra, 6; Roland, 4; Camilla, 2; and Daphne, 9 months. They were his focus and joy.  Born Oct. 22, 1962, Jeff graduated from San Jose State University, earned an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and was a mechanical engineer at Lockheed Martin for 25 years. He loved the outdoors, lived from the heart and gave generously of his kindness, optimism, patience and resilience.  Also surviving are his parents, Bill and Lynne Saunders, of Surprise, AZ, formerly of Cupertino; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Brian Ebert, and niece, Siera Ebert, of Reno, NV; and inlaws, Ken and Paula Matosian of Los Altos. His sister Michelle died in February. 

submitted Dec. 3, 2013 1:02P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '91
Fr. Robert G. Cregan

Robert G. Cregan, S.J. ’91 died January 4, 2009. He was a teacher and faculty chaplain at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx. Fr. Cregan graduated attended Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley. He is survived by his brother, John D. and his wife, Betty, nieces Suzanne Donat and Catherine Beringer and nephew David Cregan and countless students and colleagues from his service at Canisius H.S., Fordham Prep, JSTB, Regis, St. Peter's Prep and Xavier H.S.

 

 

submitted Nov. 1, 2010 12:52P
'91
Elsie Frost

Elsie Frost J.D. ’91 was born on Oct. 25, 1930 and passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Elsie was a resident of Gaithersburg, Md.

submitted Feb. 3, 2014 2:57P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Christine I. Perkins

Christine I. Perkins '91 died on March 4, 2010.

submitted Nov. 18, 2010 12:21P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '91
Anne L. Broderick

Anne L. Broderick M.A. ’91 was born on Feb. 10, 1939, in Forest Hills, New York, and graduated secondary school from Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut. She went on to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics at Arizona State University as well as a master’s degree in counseling psychology at SCU. After a successful career in administrative management in the high tech industry, Anne began a second career as a private psychotherapist and executive coach, consulting for large employers in the Bay Area. She married Bill Broderick in 1959, with whom she had three children, Peter, Lisa, and Laura. After her husband died in 1984, she married Lou Kavanau in 1987 and acquired three additional children, Marci, Corrie, and Tracy, from his previous marriage. She subsequently enjoyed the company of seven grandsons, and she readily admitted that grandparenting was way more fun than parenting. Anne died peacefully surrounded by her loving family members on July 27 2017. She wished all farewell and joined her beloved husband, Lou Kavanau, who was impatiently awaiting her return after his own journey ended in 2014. Anne bid adieu to the many people who expressed their gratitude for her friendship during a recent party in early July to affirm she was not dead yet. She will be most remembered by her friends for her indomitable spirit to persevere and her poise in the face of adversity; and her children will remember her for the enduring examples of love, integrity, nurturing, and achievement that resulted in the useful neuroses typically found in successful individuals. The family asks only that Anne be remembered during election cycles by voting for intelligent, articulate, honest politicians who represent what is best for the country.

submitted Aug. 21, 2017 12:42P
'91
Andrew J. Solomon

Andrew John Solomon ’91 passed away quietly on Dec. 5, 2012, following a prolonged battle with brain cancer. Andy was a longtime pillar of the Fresno community having grown up in Fresno where he attended Bullard High School and went on to Santa Clara University, where he was their first baseman all four years. Following college, Andy returned to Fresno to complete a 25 year career in commercial real estate, during which he made innumerable friends, supported community improvements, and was admired and respected by everyone who came in contact with him. Andy, together with his family, fought against his illness for over five years. Andy's incredible strength and will to live resulted in him becoming one of the longest living survivors of full brain radiation treatment. We may all take some solace in the fact that Andy's participation in numerous experimental cancer treatment programs may help to improve the chances for future patients to possibly survive this now incurable disease. During this time he also felt a strong calling to reach out to others in hope of helping them face their own personal challenges. Andy's great love of baseball continued to the very end and was exceeded only by his love for his family and Faith in God. The family would like to thank the staff for the great dedication and care Andy received at both the University of California San Francisco, the Helen Diller Family Cancer Center; and Hinds Hospice. He leaves behind a loving wife Monique; and his two devoted daughters, Meg and Tess. In addition to the young family he leaves behind, there is an extended and devoted family that will continue to morn his loss. He also leaves behind his mother and father, Lew and Linda Solomon, of Fresno; his three siblings, Jeff Solomon '84 and his wife Carolyn of Tualatin, Or., Jim Solomon and his wife Melissa of Fresno, Susie Jones and her husband Tom of Sacramento; and numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; nephews and nieces. 

submitted Jan. 7, 2013 11:41A

1992

UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Nathaniel A. Reyes

Nathaniel A. Reyes '92 died suddenly on April 15, 2010 in Palo Alto, Calif., at the age of 40. Reyes graduated from Analy High School in 1988 with a National Merit Scholarship and went on to earn an associate degree in science from Santa Rosa Junior College and a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from Santa Clara University. He worked at Bank of America, Ilog, Inc. in Sunnyvale and Highwire Press for the Stanford University Libraries as a software developer until his untimely death. Reyes is survived by his parents Ross and Ligaya Reyes of Sebastopol, and siblings Arnold Reyes and Rosalie Reyes-Simmons.

submitted Jun. 16, 2010 2:33P
'92
Kelly Knight

Kelly M. Knight ’92 was born on Nov. 23, 1970, to Donald and Jane Day in Monterey, California, and grew up in Pebble Beach. Kelly attended elementary school in Pacific Grove, middle school at Santa Catalina, and graduated from Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. She was an elementary school teacher in Ridgecrest, California, and did substitute teaching in the Carmel Clay school system in Carmel, Indiana. Kelly was her husband’s personal travel agent, and when together, they traveled all over the world. She enjoyed scrapbooking with her friends, cooking, and was a voracious reader. She was very proud that she had been a contestant on the game show, Jeopardy!, as well as being an active volunteer—and when her health would not allow her to volunteer, she was a great advocate and donor along with her husband, Matt. Kelly passed away on Oct. 31, 2014, from complications of cystic fibrosis. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband, Matt Knight; siblings, Danny Day (Yolanda), Julie Day Rotter, Jimmy Day (Ginny), and Conny Roeder (Stefan); nieces Lisa Day, Michelle Scharton, Lindsay Day, Stephanie Rotter Kamper, Becca Rotter, Tiffany Day Marotta, Victoria Day and Franziska Roeder; as well as two great nephews and four great-nieces. 

submitted Aug. 7, 2017 12:41P
'92
Florence Remata

Florence Remata M.A. '92, a Franciscan sister and Kauai native, served decades as educator Sister Florence Remata, minister of the Hawaii-Southwest region of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. She died on Aug. 3 at the Queen's Medical Center after a brief illness and 57 years of service to the Roman Catholic Church. She was 75. According to the Hawaii Catholic Herald, Remata was born in Waimea, Kauai, the sixth of 12 children of Crisanto and Vicente Omakanim Remata. She graduated from Saint Francis Convent School on Oahu and joined the Sisters of St. Francis in 1956. After taking her final vows in 1961, she chose St. Therese of Lisieux, "the Little Flower," as her patron saint in honor of her home parish of St. Theresa in Kekaha, Kauai, where "the sisters taught me how to use the fork to eat, how to dance, and all the social graces so that I wouldn't be a wallflower," she told the Catholic Herald in a 2011 interview. Remata graduated from Chaminade College in Honolulu and Santa Clara University. She taught at St. Peter School in Riverside, N.J.; St. Joseph School in Hilo, where she also was vice principal; and Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Pearl City. She was director of religious education at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Pearl City and at St. Patrick in Chittenango, N.Y. Remata returned to Kauai to care for her mother in 1995. For the next 17 years she served at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue as director of religious education and as pastoral associate. She was also the island's liaison for the Catholic Diocese's Department of Religious Education. The Catholic Herald said she was the first and last Franciscan sister to be assigned to Kauai. Remata told the Hawaii Catholic Herald at the time, "The people of Kauai are church-oriented and value priests and (the) religious." Some nicknamed her "The Mayor of Kauai" for her friendliness and outreach. Remata is survived by eight brothers: David, Edward, Alfredo and Richard Remata, all of Kauai; Stanley Remata of Pearl City; and Wilfred, Lawrence and Patrick Remata of California; and three sisters: Mildred Olores, Elizabeth Aquino and Vivian Nonaka, all of Kauai. She had 30 nephews and nieces, 60 grandnephews and grandnieces, and 11 great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. Her survivors also include her fellow Franciscan sisters and their associates.

submitted Sep. 15, 2014 12:08P
'92
Emily Catherine (Jones) Miner '92
Emily Catherine (Jones) Miner '92

 

Emily Catherine (Jones) Miner ’92 died Dec. 14, 2011, at her home in Angwin, Calif. Emily (nee Jones) was born on Dec. 22, 1969, and grew up in Minneapolis. She graduated from the Blake Schools before attending Santa Clara University. After graduation, she moved to the Napa Valley and started a career in the wine business, where she met her husband, Dave Miner. They were married in 1999 and started their own label, Miner Family Winery, that same year. During her nearly four-year illness, she became a spokesperson in the fight against lung cancer. In 2009, she was the honoree of the V Foundation Wine Dinner in Napa, during which more than $700,000 was raised in the Emily Miner Fund for Lung Cancer Research. In addition to her husband, Emily is survived by two daughters, Sofie and Calla; her parents, Jane and Reed Mackenzie of Chaska, Minn.; her sisters, Rachael (Dan) Mackenzie-Olson of Plymouth, Minn., Joanna (Chris) Daly of San Antonio, Texas; her father-in-law, Ed Miner; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Sumaya Miner; her best friend, Kerry Jo Kilcoyne-Henry '92; plus her six nieces and nephews and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, all of whom will miss her very much. Emily was loved and respected by everyone she met.
submitted Dec. 17, 2011 8:17A
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