Santa Clara University

Class notes


30Martin J. Boland, Feb. 11. He attended Santa Clara on a baseball scholarship, was a semi-pro player during the 1930s, and was a veteran of World War II. After a 40-year career, he retired from Southern Pacific Railroad Railroad. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irma, three daughters, and seven grandchildren.
34William T. Patz, April 21. Coming to Santa Clara from La Jolla, Calif., he served as a cryptographer during World War II. His career was with Western Airlines, ending as regional sales director for the air cargo division. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, a daughter, and five granddaughters.
35Leo L. Andriano J.D. ’38, Nov. 18, 2004.
38David J. Buckley, Dec. 30, 2004. Born in Menlo Park, he was active in several charitable organizations. His working career was spent in management with Pacific Bell. Survivors include his wife, Eileen, four children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
39Lee R. Artoe, April 1. Following graduation, he was an All-Pro football player for the Chicago Bears. He served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and spent his career as an engineer in Chicago. He is a member of SCU’s Athletic Hall of Fame and was a Regent Emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, one son, two step-children, one grandchild, and three step-grandchildren. Charles K. De Young, April 26. A lifelong resident of Stockton, he was a graduate of the California College of Mortuary Science and was engaged in his family’s mortuary business for many years. He saw service in World War II in the Medical Corps in the China/ Burma/India theater and was later active in numerous civic and fraternal clubs. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dora.
40Frank M. Hagan, May 9. An Arizona native, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. His career in the insurance industry spanned 40 years in San Francisco and New York. He was a member of several professional, civic, and golf organizations as well as SCU’s Athletic Hall of Fame and was a Regent Emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Lois. William D. Toomey, Jan. 22, 2005. Born and raised in Hawaii, he received a full football scholarship to SCU. He saw World War II service as an Army captain in the Pacific. He was a teacher and for 30 years a junior high school principal in Fallbrook. His wife, Mary Lydia, predeceased him. Survivors include a daughter, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
41Thomas C. Power II, Dec. 10, 2004. Jess Port Telles Jr., Dec. 16, 2004. Following World War II service as an artillery instructor, he graduated from Stanford Law School. Then followed a long career as a lawyer and then farmer in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond, earning a reputation as an expert in water and agricultural production and law. He was an accomplished pilot and active in several charitable organizations in the Los Banos area. He was an SCU regent. His wife, Helen, predeceased him. He is survived by three sons, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
42George E. “Steve” Cardwell, Jan. 23. A resident of Southern California for 84 years, he served as an Army officer in Europe in World War II. He earned a master’s degree in English literature, worked in the aircraft industry, and then became a sheriff. He will be remembered as a talented actor in local theater and as an avid horseman. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, a daughter, and three grandchildren. Ervin A. DeSmet, Aug. 16, 2004. Joseph Reidy, Jan. 20, 2005.
46Wiliam C. Alexander, Nov. 22, 2004. A Marine during World War II, he became a builder of custom homes in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, and then a prominent fruit grower and processor in Winters, Calif. Active in several Catholic organizations, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Catherine, five children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Marvyn Fauria, Oct. 27, 2004. Lawrence J. Franceschina, Jan. 3. A bombardier in Europe during World War II, his career was as an architect and chair of the Architecture Department at City College of San Francisco. A resident of Healdsburg, he was avidly interested in cooking and making wine. He is survived by his wife, Joan, one daughter, four “special relationship” children, and 12 grandchildren. Harold Petersen, Feb. 11.
47John D. Falsarella, March 31. He entered SCU, but like many others, left to serve in World War II, he with the Army in Europe. He spent 33 years as an educator with the San Francisco Unified School District and was active in social and service organizations. He is survived by his wife, Maxine, two sons, and three grandchildren. Ralph M. Grady, May 5. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. His illustrious career was in the field of advertising. Active in several organizations, he was the national president of SCU’s alumni association and was a member of the Board of Regents. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty, children Diane Bolduan, Kevin M. Grady ’75, and Daniel A. Grady ’78, and five grandchildren.
48Norman S. Vogel, April 2. After serving in the Air Force during World War II, his career was as an executive with IBM, serving as plant manager at several locations. His wife, Marjorie, predeceased him by only a few hours. Mr. Vogel is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.
49Alfred E. Bacher, Feb. 28. Following service in the Army and Air Corps in England and France during World War II, he graduated from SCU as a civil engineer. He had a long career with CalTrans, first in the Bridge Design Section and then in the Culvert Division, winning many awards and serving on national committees. He and his wife, Cassie, were very involved in Catholic church and family organizations. He is survived by his wife and four children. Hugh W. Donovan, Sept. 19, 2004. A veteran of World War II, he retired as a Lt. Col. He subsequently worked for 28 years at General Electric in San Jose in the Atomic Power Equipment Department. In 1963 he was selected national chairman of Nuclear Material Management. In retirement, he moved to Medford, Ore. He is survived by three daughters, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Walter B. Franck, Nov. 21, 2004. He was a World War II veteran, having served four years in the Army Air Force as a radar bombardier. His career included work as a CPA for FMC and for Arcata National. In addition, he and his wife operated a Los Gatos restaurant, The Peasant Chef. He loved travel, hiking, and family camping and was active in a human relations organization and its family camp. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan, nine children, and 23 grandchildren. Stephen J. Herle, Nov. 19, 2004. After serving in the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II, he graduated from SCU in electrical engineering. As a professional safety engineer, he worked for the American Gas Association for 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Betty, five children, and eight grandchildren.
50Ralph A. Fassett, April 29, 2005. He was an engineer, retired from both PDM Steel Co. and Lockheed-Martin and was father to six SCU graduates. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters Diane M. Carey and Kathleen Knapp ’82; and sons Edward Fassett, S.J. ’78, ’97; R. George Fassett ’80; John Fassett; Robert Fassett ’87; Michael Fassett ’88, ’97; Raymond Fassett ’92; and seven grandchildren. John W. Kane, Feb, 3, 2004, in Honolulu. A native of Watsonville, he was a partner in Kane-Hall-Palmtag Insurance and Real Estate and was a California probate referee for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley; children John Kane III, Kristine Burkett, Karolyn Dudley ’79, Jeff Kane, and Kathleen Kane; and 10 grandchildren. Charles L. Steinmetz, Jan. 20. After serving in the Korean War, his 43-year career was with TWA. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and many nieces and nephews.
51Earl H. Carpenter, Feb. 11. A long-time commercial fisherman in the Bodega Bay area, he was an industry leader. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Glenice, two children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. George A. Combs, Dec. 31, 2004. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was employed by Hewlett Packard as regional manager of sales. He also owned and operated a nursery in Soquel. He is survived by one son and two daughters. John H. Mirande, March 24, 2005. Robert I. Nard, April 23, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mary.
52Mamoru Inouye, Nov. 14, 2004. An engineer with a mater’s degree from Stanford, he worked for 40 years as a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. He is survived by his wife, Yasuko. Ned Rocha, March 30. A lifelong resident of Visalia and a business owner there, he is survived by his wife, Georgia, and three sons. Richard J. Wiborn, March 22, 2005. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., was a Marine Corps. Veteran. He was a sports lover whose work was in labor relations with Kaiser Cement and Gypsum. He is survived by his wife, Diane, three children, and four grandchildren.
54Angelo G. Tancredy, Feb. 14.
55Roland W. Brooks, Dec. 6, 2004. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. An avid sportsman, he was a businessman in Siskiyou County. He is survived by a son and six grandchildren. John Miggins Jr., Feb. 19, 2005.
61Robert J. Thoen, May 11, 2004. An Army veteran, he subsequently was employed by the Sunnyvale Post Office for many years. He was avidly interested in bicycling, reading, and classical music. He is survived by one brother.
62John H. Cain, June 23, 2004. A resident of Durango, Colo., he had a varied career as owner of a pre-school, as a realtor, and as a teacher of philosophy and religion at Pueblo Community College where he was recently honored as the outstanding faculty member of the year. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane, and two children. Estrada L. Funjul, Dec. 30, 2004. A native of Havana, Cuba, he attended Cornell University, served in the South Pacific during World War II, and later earned his degree from SCU. He was employed by Stanford Research Institute as a senior business manager for 33 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis, three sons and six grandchildren. Dermod E. Houweling, Nov. 20, 2004. An Army veteran, his career was in the construction insurance industry. He enjoyed travel, gardening, sports, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Mary, daughters Lisa Aguiar ’85, Jeanne Houweling, Lynn Houweling and son, Tim Houweling ’94.
64Roger M. Jaroch, Dec. 7, 2004. At SCU, he played varsity basketball from 1962-64 and started as a senior. A Bronze Star recipient, he served as a Marine in Vietnam, retiring as a Colonel. He was a graduate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Defense College in Rome and was a senior fellow at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. He was subsequently employed by Kirby Smith Assoc. as a certified financial planner. He is survived by his wife, Deanna, three children, and four grandchildren. Father James Robb Keller, Oct. 15, 2004. Following graduation, he served with the Peace Corps in Panama for three years. After involvement with several small businesses, he entered Mt. Angel Seminary and became a priest, serving parishes in Idaho. He is survived by four brothers.
65Robert E. Corrigan, June 22, 2004.
66Lois B. Osmer, May 2. A history major, she worked for the Baltimore County Public School System and spent her life as a teacher and mentor. She is survived by her husband, William Lawrence, and four brothers.
68Theresa A. (Ganss) Green, March 10. A resident of Conroe, Texas, she was a volunteer in civic organizations and was especially dedicated to activism in her parish and Catholic schools and organizations. She is survived by her husband, Pat, and four children.
69Penelope (Sobrero) Settatree, May 3. She was an avid tennis player, gardener, and sports fan and Hospice volunteer for many years. She is survived by her husband, Jack, two children, and two grandchildren.
70Steven M. Costella, Dec. 7, 2004.
71Reese L. Sorenson M.S. ’75, Dec. 16, 2004. With two degrees in mathematics, his career was spent with NASA. Recently he was attending a Bible training center to obtain more religious knowledge. He loved books and music and played the guitar for relaxation and worship. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, two children, and a granddaughter.
72Jon W. Paulsen, Jan. 1. A resident of Alaska since 1980, he worked as a civil, structural, and geotechnical engineer. He was especially known for his environmental principles. Though his interests included political and cultural affairs, his passion since childhood was fishing. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, and a brother. Mike Edward Phelan, Sept. 7, 2004. A Vietnam War veteran, he was an English and history teacher. He is survived by his wife, Frances, four children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
75Stephen Clausen, Dec. 18, 2004. A certified public accountant, he was active in professional and civic associations in the Diablo Valley. His avocations were softball, golf, and jogging. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and his sister, stepmother, and stepsister.
76Nicolette F. Tal J.D., Aug. 30, 2004.
85Kelly Ann McAdams, Nov. 25, 2004. A lawyer by profession, she obtained her law degree from Western States University. She is survived by her parents, three brothers, and a sister.
89Greg A. Katz, Dec. 9, 2004.
90Lisa (Fleck) Peterson, Dec. 16, 2004. A lifelong resident of Stockton, she is survived by a daughter and a son.
01Jeffrey A. Kopacek, Oct. 19, 2004. He was traveling in Tanzania, Africa, hoping to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro, when a bus accident claimed his life. He is survived by his parents, and his brothers, John Kopacek and Scott Kopacek ’96, M.S. ’98.

Graduate Obituaries

49Daniel Haley J.D., Jan. 26. A veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II, he was a bombardier in Europe. His law practice was in Fair Oaks and his avocations were travel and music. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Claire, three children, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Edouard Robert J.D., Jan. 25. Following World War II service in the Pacific, and receipt of a Purple Heart, he earned his law degree. His practice was in Petaluma where he was city attorney for 18 years. His passion was golf. He is survived by his wife, Jean, four children, a step-daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild
51Robert F. Jacobs J.D., April 26, 2004. He completed his law degree while serving in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy, he practiced law in San Jose for more than 47 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty, two children, and five grandchildren.
59Richard A. Coaillouette J.D., Dec. 9, 2004. He practiced law in Whittier, and was a past president of the Whittier Bar Association. He is survived by his wife, Maggie, five children, and nine grandchildren.
62James T. Ford J.D., Nov. 26, 2004. Following Peace Corps service in Nigeria, he began his law practice in Sacramento. In 1981, he was appointed to the Sacramento County Superior Court and served for 20 years, including two years as presiding judge. He received judicial honors and was active in professional organizations. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, two children, and brothers Patrick Ford ’55, J.D. ’58, and Terence Ford ’57, J.D. ’59.
66Claude R. Birdsall MBA, April 29. A World War II veteran, he served as a radio technician. He worked as a professional engineer in New Jersey, Arizona, and California, working on space technology at Lockheed. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eileen, three children, and five grandchildren. James Crask MBA, Jan. 10. Following service in the Navy during World War II, he worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. in various locations. Subsequently he was employed by Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. for 23 years. His interests were photography, bridge, travel, and collecting of coins and stamps. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Grace, and two sons.
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