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Bill Adams announces that the Class of 1937 will hold its 70th reunion in conjunction with the Gianera Society luncheon on Sept. 8.


John Filippi and his wife, Elna, live in an independent retirement community in Los Altos. “It’s a new way of living,” John reports. “Everything is done for you.”


Jean Lacouague reports he is “still alive and mobile—thank the Lord.”


Kenneth Cribari and his wife, Kay, are in their 57th year of marriage. They have six children, 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


William V. Molkenbuhr Jr. recently joined the Marine Corps League of retired Marines in Lewiston, Idaho.


Anthony Sota announces the birth of his first great-granddaughter, Samantha Burt, in December 2006. He also has three great-grandsons.


Jerome Kelley reports: “I am still alive!!”

Harry Wenberg reports that he is enjoying retirement and that his granddaughter, Courtney, will be enrolling at SCU in the fall.

Don Seybold made a hole-in-one on the 105-yard 12th hole at Jefferson Park Golf Club in Washington State.


Robert C. “Bob” Bush was elected president of the Antique and Classic Boating Society at their recent annual meeting. Bob and his wife, Arlene, live in Pleasanton and Lake Tahoe.


Donald Comstock is a retired civil engineer who enjoys ranching, traveling, and sports.


Richard B. Clark reports that he plays bocce ball and slow-pitch softball a couple times each week.

Ron Pacheco and his wife, Lorraine, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii with their five children and their spouses, along with 10 grandchildren.


Notre Dame High School of San Jose honored Kathleen O’Shea Muller as an Outstanding Community Partner. Kathy is executive director of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. She is also a member of the Santa Clara Board of Fellows and the San Jose Rotary.

Paul Vlahutin is an instructor for physics and engineering at Inner Hills Community College in Inner Grove Heights, Minn.

Joan Schirle was a recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship, awarded this year to four nationally prominent actors with a distinguished body of work.


Jim Wiechers and Susan Pollard Wiechers ’67 are first-time grandparents to Evan James Kuykendall, born Jan. 12 to their daughter, Erica, in Seattle.


Helen Baumann recently reconnected with an old friend from SCU shortly before he died of cancer. Helen encourages anyone who is considering it “to go ahead and look up that person you remember. Who knows what might come of it, and it can’t be anything but fun.”

Thomas R. Mulroy Jr. was sworn in as a circuit judge in Chicago. His father, Thomas R. Mulroy, was senior counsel of Hopkins & Sutter and president of the 7th Circuit Bar Association and Chicago Crime Commission. His son, Thomas R. Mulroy III, a trial lawyer at Hinshaw & Culbertson, last year was picked by Law Bulletin Publishing Co. as “One of 40 Illinois Lawyers Under 40 to Watch.” Thomas Jr. has tried 60 jury trials in federal and state courts and has been an adjunct professor of trial practice at Loyola since 1983. He also has taught law at Northwestern and DePaul universities.


Boitano family members Frank MBA ’74, Mark ’71, and Brian ’03, summitted Mount Whitney on Oct. 3, 2006. They climbed to 14,497 feet, the highest point in the continental United States.


Chuck Fumia MBA ’80, and his wife, Molly, welcomed their first grandchild in January 2006.

Elizabeth Heyburn Miller and her husband, Steve, own Milliaire Winery in Murphys, Calif.

Michael Pacelli was elected to the board of directors of First National Bank of Northern California.


Dr. Michael Antonini has been a member of the planning commission of the City and County of San Francisco since 2002. He is also a member of the county’s Republican Central Committee. He is in his 35th year of dental practice in the Marina District.

Chris (Campi) Taylor and her husband, Pat, are involved in vineyard property development and wine grape growing in Napa and Lake counties.


Charles Babiarz III retired Jan. 1 after 36 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He and his wife Patti (Williams) ’76 became grandparents in March.

Clyde LeBaron is retired from the food brokerage business. He and wife Ivana (Artukovich) have three daughters; the youngest plays on SCU’s women’s rugby team.


Robert Kenney is in his 40th year of service with the Boy Scouts of America. His wife, Geri, is the founder and owner of Cranberry Hill Mercantile in Sunnyvale. Six of their seven sons have volunteered two years each in the United States, Mexico, and Japan.


Tina Del Piero was awarded the designation and credential of certified fund-raising executive by CFRE International, a global provider of professional certification of proficiency and practice for fund raising professionals of nonprofit organizations. A lifetime resident of Monterey County, Tina is the grant coordinator for Central Coast VNA and Hospice (Visiting Nurse Association).


Maureen (Doyle) McQuerry has published a new poetry chapbook, Relentless Light, with Finishing Line Press. The collection was the winner of the New Eden Chapbook Competition.


California Assemblyman Greg Aghzarian named Jane Butterfield as the 2007 Woman of the Year for the 26th Assembly District on March 5. “Jane Butterfield has been a true leader of the business community in the 26th district,” said Aghazarian. “Not only has she been a key factor in making the Community Bank of San Joaquin a success, she has also given tirelessly to our community. Her hard work on behalf of such groups as the United Way, Community Center for the Blind, and the Mary Graham Children’s Shelter in San Joaquin has made a difference in the lives of others. She is a model of community service.” Jane has served as president and chief executive officer of San Joaquin Community Bank since 1999.

Sheri (Brooks) Sciarrino and her husband, Joe, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Sherri works as chief financial officer of Sharino Co. Inc.

After 19 years as a County of Santa Clara deputy county counsel, Leslie Orta J.D. ’82, is now an assistant district counsel with the Santa Clara Valley Water District, continuing to practice public works construction and general government law. Leslie participates as often as possible in SCU community service activities and most recently traveled to New Orleans with the alumni immersion trip in December 2006.


Frances (Pereira) Boscacci is a real estate broker in Burlingame. She and her husband, Mark, live in San Mateo with their two children, Robert, 15, and Giancarlo, 10.

Michael Isaacs is senior partner at a San Francisco law firm. He was named one of the Best Lawyers in the Bay Area in 2006 and previously was named one of the best lawyers in America.

Steve Sack and his wife, Lynne, recently moved to Santa Rosa. Steve took on the role of sales and marketing manager for Taft Street Winery, a small Russian River Valley winery. Steve’s two sons remained in Southern California, where one is finishing his senior year at St. Bonaventre High School in Ventura, and the other is in his second year of junior college in San Luis Obispo.


Paul Rubens has returned to the Bay Area after living in Asia for 19 years. He works in San Francisco as the chief operating officer of an Asia-focused hedge fund and lives in San Mateo with his wife, Izumi, and son, Hayato.

Victoria (Vossler) works as a business program associate at Robert Half International. She lives in Pleasanton with her husband J. Neville Shore Jr. ’84.

Renée Vizzard Worthington and her husband, Sam, recently moved to Bethesda, Md., where Sam accepted a job as president and CEO of Interaction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations.


Catherine Molinelli is vice principal of academics at Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley. She lives with her two children, Anthony, 14, and Allison, 12, in San Jose.

Sarah (Deininger) Vasquez oversees 29 shopping centers as senior vice president of Westfield Corporation. She and her husband Richard have two children and live in San Jose.


After enjoying a 16-month “self-imposed sabbatical,” Kate Lepow MBA ’96 has recently joined Arvato Finance Services as director of global payments. She will split her time between offices in Mountain View and Dublin, Ireland.

Andy Sale is a partner with Ernst & Young in Los Angeles, where he leads the firm’s media and entertainment practice in the southwestern U.S. Andy was appointed to the board of directors of the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he provides information that is used in the establishment of U.S. monetary policy. Andy and his wife, Dina, have two children and live in La Verne.


Scot Asher was appointed as the 2007-08 chairman of the Fiesta Bowl Committee in Phoenix.

Eric L. Barrett recently completed an advanced studies course and is now a certified long-term care consultant.


Reina Miller recently went back to work at a civil engineering firm in Cameron Park, after taking five years off to have children Nathaniel, 4, and Gillian, 2. She raised more than $6,000 for the M.S. Walk in Sacramento in honor of her husband, Ken, who has the disease.


Cecile Pendleton and her husband, Kevin Connor, announce the birth of a son, Liam Francis Bonaventure Connor, on Sept. 12, 2006.

John Siri was elected president of the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors.

Jennifer Teresi lives in Los Gatos with her husband, Todd, and their three children, Molly, 8, Nick, 5, and Nate, 3.


Tina Murray continues her work with Silicon Valley companies to install and configure Agile PLM Software. She lives in Los Gatos with her husband, Kirk, and their two children, Hannah, 5, and Max, 2.


Zachary Zaharek J.D./MBA ’94 is president-elect of the Association of Corporate Counsels’ Southern California chapter.


Mark Emerson and his wife, Angie, own the My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Silverdale, Wash., and plan to open their second My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Federal Way, Wash., in September.

Patrick Miyaki and his wife, Edith, announce the birth of their first child, Marisa Isabella.

Brandon Schmidt and his wife Shannon (Perry) announce the birth of their fourth child, Rebecca Marie, born March 27. The baby joins brothers Ryan, Carson, and Nolan in the family’s Leawood, Kan., home.


Megan (Keefer) Bielss and her husband, Danny, welcomed their second child, Brooke Elizabeth, in October 2006. Brooke joins brother Jackson, 2, in the family’s Georgetown, Texas, home.

Sam Florio J.D. ’02 and his wife Denise welcomed a daughter, Claire, in August 2006. She joins her brother Will. Sam has returned to SCU as the University risk manager and as group risk manager for the California Province of the Society of Jesus Insurance Group.

After living in Seattle and England, Theresa (Wagner) Johnson, has settled in Memphis, Tenn., with her husband of 10 years, Brett. The couple has two boys, Andrew Joseph, 6, and Thomas James, 4.


Jack Scholes Makiewicz was born Jan. 31 to Monica Makiewicz and Dana John Makiewicz ’95. Dana, Monica, and Jack live in San Gabriel.

Steven McLaughlin works in the family coffee business and is an executive officer with the U.S. Army Reserve. He is married with two children, Ryan, 3, and Charlotte, 2.

Shelley (Carriere) Sheridan and her husband, Andrew, welcomed their first child, Trevor Herbert Sheridan, on Aug. 18, 2006. The family lives in Darien, Conn.


Sarah Barca threw out the first pitch (“low and away”) at the Broncos’ baseball game on April 7 against the Dons at USF. The Dons’ pitching staff works out at Sarah’s Funky Door Yoga studio, which she has owned and operated since 2004.

Nicholas Pera married Ingrid (Bengtsson) Pera at the Santa Clara Mission on Jan. 20. In attendance were Nicholas’ children from a previous marriage, Adriana Pera and Nicholas Pera. The wedding party included Denise Engler, Kari Cullivan, Christine (Balestri) Green ’94, and Karin (Bengtsson) Papas ’94. Nicholas and Ingrid live in San Mateo.


Brian Eagleson and his wife, Gina, have a daughter, Taylor, 1. Brian teaches at Archbishop Mitty High School and coaches varsity basketball. His team won the NorCal championship and played in the state finals.

Alicia Giovannini married Andre Benguerel on Sept. 23, 2006 in San Francisco. The newlyweds celebrated with a 14-day stay in Bora Bora. The couple lives in San Francisco, where Alicia is a realtor.

Sam Scott is a reporter in Wilmington, N.C. He recently won first place for news-feature writing in the annual North Carolina Press Association awards.


Eric Bowcott and Shalom (Gallardo) Bowcott announce the birth of their son, Liam, on March 18. He joins big brother Owen, 3, in the family’s San Diego home.

David Hunter married Rebekah Mitchell on Jan. 13. They both earned master’s degrees in architecture from the University of South Florida and are working as architects in Tampa, Fla.

Ryan and Katie (Hayes) Woodford ’99 welcomed twins Hailey Elizabeth and Hannah Louise on April 5. The family lives in San Jose.


Jon Carlson earned a M.D. from University of Colorado Medical School this spring. He is moving to Connecticut to complete a psychiatry/neuroscience research residency at Yale.

Karolyn (Dallosto) Pelka and her husband, Jim, celebrated the birth of their first child, Joseph “Joey” Eugene, on Oct. 17, 2006.


Caroline Eichenberg married Salvatore Manno on Nov. 4, 2006 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The couple lives in San Diego, where Caroline works for Catholic Answers and Sal is an insurance agent.

Andrew C. Fear and his wife, Van Vo, relocated to Austin, Texas, in June 2006. Andrew works for NVIDIA. The couple’s daughter, Elizabeth, was born Dec. 2, 2006.

Darlene (Mendoza) Flores and husband, Dale, welcomed their second child, Dale Jr., on March 15. DJ joins his sister Daphne, 1, in the family’s Las Vegas home.

Keahi Palaualelo and Kristine (Kane) Palaualelo ’00 announce the birth of their son, Kainalu Jet Palaualelo, on Jan. 5. Kainalu joins big sister, Kamaile, 2, in the family home.


Jason and Christina (Beck) Drogin welcomed a son, Will Beck Drogin, on Feb. 5. The Drogins live in San Mateo.

Colette Meyer and Tony Perachiotti were married Aug. 12, 2006 in Santa Monica. The wedding party included Chelsa Bocci, Jennifer (Crandall) Villareal, Jason DiPiazza, Jon Morales, Mike O’Conner, Ben Brichler, and current SCU student Charlie Meyer. The couple lives in San Francisco.

Linus Lau aired his award-winning short film “Art Thief Musical!” on local access channel 54 in San Jose recently. The film, starring Autumn Reeser of “The O.C.” fame, has also played over the air in New York and San Diego. Linus is an adjunct faculty member of Long Beach City College, where he teaches classes in editing and screenwriting.


Diana (Ramirez) and Roberto Zuniga welcomed their first baby, Alessandra Elizabeth, on Jan. 2.


Jewell Ikeda works for a private glass company in Santa Clara.


Richard Bersamina volunteers as a case manager at Community House Mental Health Agency. He recently was accepted into the University of Washington’s MSW program.

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