Santa Clara University


Class notes


33 Thomas E. Bailly Jr., M.D., April 4. He is survived by two children.

Edward “Ed” Cali, Feb. 22 in Saratoga. See in memoriam section.

Stanley A. Corriea, May 21. See in memoriam section.


Robert “Bob” Ayers, March 4. The former SCU basketball player served in the Navy during World War II, earned a teaching credential from Stanford University, and was a physical education teacher and basketball and tennis coach at Menlo Atherton High School for 25 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Esther; and three children.

Richard J. Lautze, April 30. See in memoriam section.


John William “Jack” Flanagan, Feb. 24. After graduating from Heald Business College and the Ohio Institute of Technology, he served in World War II before returning to San Francisco to manage the family business, Home Laundry Co. He was its president for more than 50 years. He is survived by three children and son-in-law Michael Donohoe ’75, MBA ’78.

Stephen E. Graham, Jan. 5. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn.


Lt. Col. Doran L. Kelly, April 23. He served 28 years in the U.S. Air Force, accumulating more than 10,000 flying hours as a pilot. He is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Dr. E.C. “Bill” Lawrence, March 11. A native of Salinas, he earned his medical degree from Creighton University and, after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, established a practice next door to his childhood home on Race Street in San Jose. He practiced medicine for 51 years, during which time he served on the staff of O’Connor Hospital—including a stint as chief of staff. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty; and six children.

Victor Stefan, March 9. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; and nine children, including daughter Suzanne Kuehl ’66.


Henry John "Hank" Aiassa Sr., March 17. He was 86 years old. A native of San Jose, as a child he worked in his father's Aiassa Markets, and he attended Bellarmine College Prep before enrolling at Santa Clara. At SCU he served as president of the Nobili Club and, later, served two decades on the SCU Board of Fellows. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was assigned a post as interpreter in Italy. Completing his service in 1944, he returned to work in Aiassa Markets and went on to take over the chain of seven markets after his father's death in 1964. In 1972 he met Annette Pastorini and they were wed the following year. After retirement he enjoyed painting and working in his garden and vineyards, and he was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Annette, and by his children Carol Anne Aiassa Diodate ’76, Lisa Fahey, Linda Smythe, and H. John Aiassa Jr; and by his sister, Laura Bigotti. Donations in his memory can be made to the SCU scholarship in his name.

Luis Echenique, Feb. 26. A native of Salinas, he earned a baseball scholarship to Santa Clara and was a pilot in the U.S. Naval Air Corps from 1941-1945. After his tour of duty, he returned to his family’s ranch in San Lucas and entered into the family’s farming business with his father and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Mary.

43 Joseph M. Vassar, Aug. 25, 2005.
45 George W. Brown, April 6. He owned and developed retail tire stores in the state of California. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; and a daughter.
46 Frank W. Raymond, May 6. A veteran of World War II, he returned to California in 1950 to work for the California Department of Highways (now known as CalTrans) for 41 years. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; and 11 children.
49 Gilbert George Wright, Feb. 20. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he attended SCU before entering the Franciscan seminary. After leaving the seminary he worked a short time for the State of California and the County of Marin. He earned a master’s degree in English literature from Notre Dame University and later earned a Ph.D. in medieval English from the University of Wisconsin. He taught at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and was the associate director of the university’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. He relocated to Lake Tahoe in 1978 and began a career as a real estate appraiser until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Colleen; and five children.

Edward A. Amaral, April 9, in San Jose. He was the son of the late Dr. Edward A. Amaral ’20 and is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alva; his sons Edward ’76, Thomas ’78, James, Daniel, and Michael; his sister, Rose-Marie Prentice; and brothers Robert ’51 and John “Jack” MBA ’64.

Robert De Lorme, May 9. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. A professional rodeo cowboy in the 1940s and 1950s, he went on to serve as the proprietor of the De Lorme, Morgan and Curry Advertising Agency in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; and two children. J. Vincent Maloney, March 2. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and later owned and operated Las Animas Ready Mix in Gilroy. He is survived by his wife, Laurel; and three children.

John Matthew Schirle Jr., March 21. A native of San Jose, he served in World War II and for years was associated with the SCU baseball team, both as a player and a coach. He retired as a glazing contractor. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; and six children.

Vern P. Sterling, April 6. The Kansas native served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and saw combat on Okinawa. After his discharge he attended Menlo Junior College and received a football scholarship to Santa Clara University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, was an All American football player, and in 1950 a member of the Bronco team that defeated Kentucky in the Orange Bowl. After graduation he worked as an assistant coach at the University of Oregon, served as the first football coach at Woodside High School, headed the physical education department at San Carlos High School, and completed a master’s degree in education at Stanford. He wed his high school sweetheart, Darlene, while on leave from boot camp; she preceded him in death in 2002. Sterling is survived by his sister, June Satre; his brother, Lee; his daughter, Pam; his sons, Gary, Kent, and Ward; and five grandchildren.

51 Patrick B. Carr, March 15. A native of Montana, he was awarded a football scholarship to Santa Clara, where he was also a member of the ski team. He later transferred to the University of Portland before becoming an insurance agent. He helped form the Portland Tennis Center Association, which made tennis available to underprivileged children. He also was a founding member of the Blanchet House of Hospitality, which provides meals, showers, and clothes to the needy. He is survived by four children and three siblings.
52 John Trembley, Jan. 30. A native of Santa Rosa, he pitched for the Santa Clara baseball team before serving in the U.S. Air Force. After he was discharged, he completed his education at the University of San Francisco. For years he ran Trembley’s Auto Parts in Santa Rosa before launching a new career in the fishing industry at Bodega Bay. He is survived by his wife, Diane Imwalle; and two children.
53 Alexander Peter “Alex” Quaglino, March 8. A native of San Luis Obispo, he joined his father in the family business, County Roofing Service, which came to be known as Quaglino Roofing. The family business expanded to include Quaglino True Value Hardware and Quaglino Properties. In 1999, he retired to operate his avocado ranch. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, JoAnn; and six children.

Robert P. Schultz M.D., April 28. A native of Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and a doctorate in medicine from Creighton University Medical School. He moved to Reno in 1966 and practiced general, thoracic, and vascular surgery until his retirement in 2000. He is survived by six children.

57 Daniel Richard “Dick” Maher, March 2. The Chicago native served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a captain. Among his honors are the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross. After his retirement, he spent several years working for firms that supported the military in Washington, D.C., and Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy; and two children.
58 Louis W. Coyne, March 17. A native of San Francisco, he earned a law degree from Golden Gate University and worked for the Federal National Mortgage Association in the early 1960s. He later started his own mortgage companies before founding a financial consulting company. He was named chief operating officer of Kings’ Caribbean Coffee in St. Croix, The Virgin Islands, in 2000.

Edward J. “Ed” Creighton, Feb. 25. A native of San Francisco, he was known as Mr. Personality in the bar business. He owned and operated the Lake Merced Lodge, the Marine Lounge, Silhouettes, and the Rockin Robin on Haight Street in San Francisco. Before retiring, he was the general manager of Castagnolas at Fisherman’s Wharf. He is survived by his partner and love of his life, Amy; and by his sisters Jackie Nilan and Geri Pesce.

Michael J. Leake MBA ’66, Feb. 21. He is survived by his wife, Ligia; and two children.


Mark E. Merdes, Nov. 15, 2005, in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was a partner in the law firm of Merdes & Merdes with his brother, Ward ’85, J.D. ’88. He is survived by wife, Joan; three children; and two grandchildren.

75 Ann Orem, April 5. She was a certified public accountant and held a master’s degree in taxation. She later became a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician and opened her own massage therapy business. She is survived by Keith LeWarne and three children.
78 Roseanne Wallace, Nov. 12, 2005.
80 Elizabeth “Betsy” Gilmore, April 12. She is survived by her husband, Rob; and four children.
89 Ann M. Sargent, March 29. She is survived by three children.


Graduate Obituaries
63 David B. Jepsen M.E., April 3. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruth; two sons; a daughter; and two grandchildren.
66 Ronald D. Carver, April 16, Feb. 25. A native of Kansas, for 35 years he worked at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. on high-security defense projects. He is survived by his wife, Christine; sons Jeff ’83 and Scott ’93; an adopted daughter, Anna Koslova.
69 Daniel A. Ruskin MBA, April 24. A native of Chicago, he served as a communications and early warning systems officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was later hired as a communications systems engineer by Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., for which he worked for four decades until his retirement in 1996. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; and five children.
73 Michael L. Alderson J.D., June 19, 2005. He was an Army veteran and past president of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Karen; and two children.
74 Fr. Andrew Harris M.A., March 8. A native of Ireland, he was ordained into the priesthood in 1953 and taught at Alemany High School in San Fernando and at Bishop O’Dowd in Oakland. He was provincial of the Western Province from 1984 to 1990. He is survived by six children.
75 Michael Herschfelt M.E., March 11. He was an electrical design engineer from 1968 until his retirement in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Diane; and three children.
81 Armando Victor Scott, March 8. A native of Panama, he earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, a master’s degree from Golden Gate University, and a J.D. at SCU. He was the founder and CEO of the Scott and Murphy Residential Care Home and later worked as an attorney and risk manager for Farmers Insurance. He opened an immigration law practice in 1998 and retired in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mary; and six children.
84 Juan M. Campos J.D., March 30. A native of Mexico, he was an attorney. He is survived by his wife, Sonia Lapizco; and a daughter.
93 Marisa Linda Murphy Woods J.D., March 6. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts before completing her law degree at Santa Clara. She practiced law for two years in Bakersfield before returning to the Bay Area and working as an attorney recruiter for Paul Hastings, Cooley Godward LLP, and Wilson Sonsini. She is survived by her husband, Braden.