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Graduate Obituaries


Judge Alfred Delucchi, J.D., Feb. 26. The veteran Alameda County judge is perhaps remembered most for overseeing the high-profile Scott Peterson murder trial. He was born in Oakland and graduated from Oakland Technical High School, where he was student body president. He attended UC Berkeley before joining the U.S. Navy; he saw duty with the Seventh Fleet aboard the aircraft carrier Essex. After earning his law degree from SCU, he joined the Alameda County district attorney’s office and went on to become a judge for the San Leandro-Hayward Municipal Court. He was elevated to the Alameda County Superior Court in 1984. He technically retired in 1998 but continued to hear cases through 2006. He is survived by Gloria, his wife of 41 years; his son, Paul J.D. ’95; a daughter; and four grandchildren.


Jon R. “Jack” Wiseman MBA, Feb. 11. A native of Wisconsin, he was a longtime IBM employee and a key contributor to the process that brought the first IBM production computer and disk drive to market. He was a resident of San Jose for 52 years. The Air Force veteran attended Michigan College of Mining and Technology on the GI Bill. After his retirement in 1983, he worked at San Jose State University. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters; a son; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Paul Lawrence Markowitz MBA, Jan. 18, 2007. A native of Ohio, he was an aeronautical engineer for Northrop Corp. and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Claire; eight children; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Edward G. Paar MBA, Jan.1. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and two children.


Perry M.West MBA, April 29. A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, he served in the U.S. Army before volunteering for the Marine Corps. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and worked for SRI, Stanford University, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Genrad. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Audrey; a daughter, son, and six grandchildren.


Robert F. Mirque Sr. J.D., March 20. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force and veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of St. John’s University and was a member of the Michigan Bar Association. He was an accomplished pilot and flight instructor, an avid fly fisherman, and a world traveler. Survivors include his best friend, Jan; and five children.


Ronald Lyons MBA, April 13. Survivors include his wife, Marie; three children; and seven grandchildren.


Sal J. Gaurdino MBA, March 31. A native of San Francisco, he was a real estate broker in San Jose. He is survived by his wife, Anna; and sons Sal Jr. MBA ’96, Mike J.D. ’99, and Paul.


Marshall C. Gregory J.D., April 24. The retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel followed his father and brother into military service following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1942. He spent 21 years in the Marines, serving during World War II and Korea as an artillery officer, jet pilot, and squadron commander. He also worked for Lockheed in Sunnyvale. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen; five sons; and eight grandchildren.

Larry E. Kramer MBA, March 28. He is survived by wife of 38 years, Gail; four children; six grandchildren; and three sisters.


Daniel Scott McMillan MBA, April 21. He worked for a number of electronic companies in Silicon Valley. He is survived by his wife, Susan; and two children.


Carl A. Shelley M.A., Feb. 11. A native of New York City, he earned two master’s degrees from SCU. He served in the Navy for 20 years, including during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then taught high school history, social studies, and psychology in Fremont for 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters and a son; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Florence Roslyn (Witkow) Blank, M.S., Feb. 2. The Oakland native earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in 1944 and a teaching credential from San Francisco State. After two decades teaching in the Belmont Unified School District, she came to SCU to complete a master of science degree in teaching mathematics, after which she returned to teach at Ralston Junior High School, teaching mathematics until her retirement.


Robert D. Hansen J.D., March 21. A native of Patterson, Calif., he spent several years in business pursuing governmental affairs interests before earning his law degree from SCU. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; and three children.