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1961

'61
Bannan Sr., Phil
Bannan Sr., Phil

Phil Bannan Sr. '61 was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Herald Business Journal, in Snohomish County. He's been a Port of Everett commissioner as well as executive director of the Port of Everett. He was also executive director of the city of Everett under former Mayor Ed Hansen. Now he's the owner of both Scuttlebut Brewing Co. and a restaurant on the waterfront. He and his wife have four grown children: Maggie '90, twins Judy '91 and Janet '91, and son, Phil Jr. '95.

submitted May. 27, 2015 4:13P

1962

UGRD Leavey Business '62
Wynhausen, Bob

Bob Wynhausen ’62 and Barbara (Comeau) Wynhausen celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in January. Barb was a 1963 graduate of O'Conner Hospital School of Nursing.

submitted Feb. 24, 2015 2:24P
GRD Law '62
Terry, Lawrence

Lawrence F. Terry '57, J.D. 62, retired Judge of the Superior Court, and his wife Anna Marie Terry (College of Notre Dame '58) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8, 2009, with a special Mass followed by dinner with family, classmates, and friends at the Adobe Lodge.

submitted Sep. 5, 2009 6:02P
GRD Law '62
Terry, Lawrence

Judge Lawrence Terry '57, J.D. '62 was honored by the Santa Clara County Medical Association at its annual awards banquest held on June 8, 2010, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. He was selected to receive the association's annual citizens award in recognition of his significant contribution to the health field. Judge Terry was instrumental in establishing the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County which has gained State and National recognition for its innovative work in introducing treatment and recovery in criminal drug cases.

Contact Lawrence
www.sccma-mcms.org
submitted Aug. 26, 2010 5:05P
'62
Sebastiani, Sam

Sam Sebastiani ’62, MBA ’66, student body president in 1962, is still making great wines at the Sebastiani Family Winery. Many of his classmates hope that some of the wine will be brought to their reunion celebrations. 

submitted Aug. 22, 2017 2:20P
'62
Riley, Mike

Mike Riley '62 has earned the certified Wealth Strategist designation through First Allied Securities.  Riley has lived at Lake Tahoe for 15 years. 

submitted May. 10, 2010 4:32P
'62
Ravano, Robert
Robert Ravano ’62 has been appointed to the board of regents for Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland. He is a partner and still working part time as a CPA with his firm, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. LLP, in Palo Alto.
submitted Aug. 2, 2017 7:41P
'62
Mowatt, William

Bill Mowatt ’58, M.A. ’69 has recently retired from completing Team N Training marathons. Dr. Mowatt and his wife, Gail, have raised more than $75,000 for Leukemia-Lymphoma research, and now they both chair fundraising events for the Santa Cruz County Symphony. Bill still teaches the Shakespeare plays for Shakespeare Santa Cruz. They enjoy living in Santa Cruz with Mike, their lovable Airedale terrier.

submitted Sep. 19, 2013 5:38P
'62
Massa, John

John Massa '62 writes that he got bored. So he "started two new businesses in agriculture, one in farming, and one composting and application company."

submitted May. 21, 2009 4:28P
'62
Lobdell, Warren
Warren Lobdell '62 is living in the Sierra foothills in lovely Murphys, California,
where he writes: “We now have over 22 wine-tasting shops here in our little Murphys! It is quite fun taking a walk along Main Street. There is Presidents’ Weekend in February, when all the wine stores put on quite a party. Then in June, another celebration. You can check them out on the Calaveras Wine Alliance website. I have to say that moving to Murphys 13 years ago was a lucky decision! Now we just need rain and snow!”
submitted Jul. 5, 2015 1:58P
'62
King, Bill
King, Bill

Bill King ’62 was named an Honored Vaquero during the 2011 Vaquero Show and Sale at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum in November.

Along with his brother, Chuck, the Kings were born to be ranchers. Family roots link the brothers to Santa Barbara’s early Spanish settlers who owned and operated many large ranchos in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, as well as the original de la Guerra and Orena homes in Santa Barbara.

Though their family urged them to enter professional careers, they were determined to be full-time cattlemen after attending college. They launched the King Brothers Cattle Company and leased a 6,000-acre ranch near Parkfield in southern Monterey County.

“We thought we knew something about working cattle, but the years we spent in Parkfield showed us just how much we didn’t know,” Bill said. “At one branding Chuck and I roped a calf, but the ground crew ignored us. After a while, we realized that we were too far from the fire so we dragged the calf closer and the ground crew went to work. We’d still be there if we hadn’t moved closer!”

After three years, the Kings returned to Los Alamos and bought their mother’s herd and leased the family ranch. They expanded their cattle business as they married and began families, leasing several ranches, most notably the San Julian Ranch that had family ties.

In 1973, Chuck sold his interest in the cattle company to Bill and obtained a real estate license. Bill worked for Glen and Raymond Cornelius, much-respected local cattle traders and ranchers.

“They taught me a lot about the business end of the cattle industry,” Bill said.

Bill and his daughter Jenny still operate King Brothers Cattle Company. Jenny’s husband Luke Hardin and Bill’s son Billy cowboy for the family cattle operation. Bill’s daughter Katy also helps out on a regular basis. For the past 12 years, Bill and Jenny have also run the receiving station in Buellton for the Templeton Livestock Market, helping fellow ranchers to ship their stock to market.

For decades, both King brothers have been active in the Cattlemen’s Association at the local, state and national levels. They have served on the state and county boards of directors. Bill is a past president of the Santa Barbara County Cattlemen’s Association and in 2007 was honored by the Santa Barbara County Fair Board as Livestock Producer of the Year.

Chuck and Bill continue to participate in the tri-county Fiesta Rodeo events in Santa Barbara. They won the team penning in 1970 with neighbor Ted Monighetti and have placed in a number of the events throughout the years.

In 2005, both were honored by the Fiesta Rodeo Board as Honorary Vaqueros for their years of involvement in the rodeo as well as their contributions to the local cattle industry.

Bill and Chuck contributed photographs and documents on their family history for a book titled Reminiscences of Early California, written in 1932 by their great-uncle Dario Orena but published only this year by Dibblee Hoyt and Bob Isaacson.


“This wonderful book describes the way Vaqueros really lived,” Chuck said. “Dario provides a clear picture of life on the vast early California ranchos. He was born in the mid-1850s and died in 1937, so his life bridges the Mexican era and modern times. He describes everything from hunting grizzly bears to braiding a reata. Most of the action takes place in the Los Alamos and Santa Ynez Valleys as well as the Cuyama Valley. It is a great book.” The book is published by Muleshoe Press, is available for purchase at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, 3596 Sagunto St. in Santa Ynez.

submitted Nov. 8, 2011 8:08P
'62
Keister, Gary

Gary Keister ’62 is still writing poetry, books, and stories about his life growing up on the Alaskan waters. He presents annually at the FisherPoets gathering in Astoria, Oregon, as well as at other seafarers’ festivals in the Pacific Northwest. 

submitted Aug. 22, 2017 11:28A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '62
Home, Stephen

Stephen D. Home '62, MBA '66 writes, "Still alive and working full time as a Financial Planner with MetLife, and continue to keep in touch with many of my class mates. Two grandchildren to talk about, just ask. I am currently living in Palo Alto."

Contact Stephen
work phone, (408)352-3968; e-mail shome@metlife.com
submitted Jun. 7, 2010 5:08P
'62
Ginella, Thomas

Thomas Ginella '60 writes, "Class of '62 meets at a 'Bronco Blast' every year. This time it was at the La Playa in Carmel. Last year it was in Asti, Italy, for the Palio -- live well!

 

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 1:53P
'62
Fessio, Joseph
Joseph Fessio checking up on his wine grapes

Joseph Fessio ’62 is making wine when not editing books at his Ignatius Press in San Francisco. He says he will definitely bring some wine—not books—to the reunion. 

submitted Aug. 22, 2017 12:05P
'62
Diebel, Ronald

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Ronald C. Diebel ’62 writes: “Living in San Jose ‘significant other’ Nancy and three cats. I have been practicing medicine for over 40 years.”

submitted May. 1, 2012 8:06P
'62
Buoncristiani, Adrian

Adrian Buoncristiani ’62 and his wife, Dawn, are vacationing in Norway. They are excited to be returning in time to do a “show and tell” at their 55th reunion celebration. 

submitted Aug. 2, 2017 7:31P
'62
Beasley, Bill

Bill Beasley ’62 writes that the 1962 College World Series Santa Clara baseball teammates held a 55-year reunion to recognize team captain Larry Kaaha ’62 and Nick Scurich ’62 as deceased members of that wonderful team.

The reunion was held at the San Jose home of John Giovanola ’63 and his wife Kathy. Team members and spouses who were able to attend include John Boccabella ’63, Ron Calcagno ’64, Ron Cook ’63, Tim Cullen ’64, Reno DiBono ’63, assistant coach Marcel Fiore ’52, Ken Flanagan ’63, Bob Garibaldi ’64, Jerry Glueck ’62, Loren Harper ’63, Dan Korbel ’63, M.A. ’76, Gary Malvini ’64, MBA ’66 and Charlie Marcenaro ’64, MBA ’70. Also attending were former SCU alumni director Jerry Kerr and alumni representative Paul Neilan ’70. Beasely writes, “We’ve lost a few of our team, namely head coach John “Paddy” Cottrell and his wife, Eunice, Larry Kaaha, Nick Scurich, Rich Freitas ’63, team trainer Henry Schmitt and team doctor Amaral.

submitted Sep. 5, 2017 6:21P
UGRD Leavey Business '62
Anglin, Lynn

Lynn Anglin ’62 was a member of the world champion 2014 senior softball 70-plus-year-old team OMEN 70. He also was the MVP of the tournament. This is his 24th year of playing senior softball. Lynn lives with his wife, Judy, in Fremont, Calif.

submitted Oct. 27, 2014 1:57P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '62
Abel, Philip

Phil Abel '62 is still living in Winnetka, CA with his wife Pat. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. Phil still repairs computers part time, while he waits for a second kidney transplant at age 71.

Contact Philip
pdabel@pacbell.net
submitted Jul. 15, 2011 11:56A

1963

UGRD Engineering '63
Walsh, Jack

Freshman Dorm: Nobili

Jack Walsh '63 writes, "Married to my wife, Patty for 49 years. We have five children and 16 grandchildren. Still working in my own business and enjoying good health. Life is good."

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 2:35P
UGRD Leavey Business '63
Specchierla, Lawrence

Freshman Dorm: O'Connor

Lawrence A. Specchierla ’63 writes that he retired in 1999 after a 36-year career in financial management with Texaco, Inc. He lives in Palm Springs, Calif., with his wife, Maureen (Harty) ’65, and is the co-president of the Palm Springs Alumni Chapter that covers the Coachella Valley. He spends his time playing golf, traveling, recruiting high school students for SCU in the Coachella Valley, and coordinating the AARP Tax Aide program in Palm Springs. He and his wife will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They have three grown children (two graduated from Santa Clara), three granddaughters, and two grandsons who all live in California.

submitted Apr. 11, 2013 1:15P
UGRD Engineering '63
Rigney, Dave

Dave Rigney ’63, MBA ’73 and his wife Barbara celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Napili Bay in Maui with their daughters Pam O'Sullivan ’90, Sue Hamilton ’92, and Patti; their husbands Joe, Gerry Hamilton ’92, MBA ’03, and Tim; and eight grandchildren. Dave retired 10 years ago after 25 years with the Electric Power Research Institute, 13 years with Silicon Valley Power and PG&E and service with the U. S. Army in Vietnam.

submitted Oct. 31, 2014 9:58A
GRD Law '63
Panetta, Leon
Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 will be the speaker at the 162nd Santa Clara undergraduate commencement on June 15. Said Panetta, “Sylvia and I are honored to be recognized by Santa Clara University. Santa Clara has a special place in our hearts. It’s where we first met; it is where I learned many of the core values that have guided me from the earliest days of my career.”
submitted May. 6, 2013 7:38P
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