In memoriam

A physics professor who taught his students more than just science: remembering Professor Emeritus Carl Hayn, S.J.


Professor Emeritus Carl Hayn, S.J., taught physics at Santa Clara for more than 50 years, educating generations of students in the sciences and engineering. Among his many students were biology majors who would go on to become health professionals. Several years ago, when Fr. Hayn went in for emergency back surgery, his surgeon, Ramon Jimenez ’64, mentioned to Fr. Hayn that he had taught him physics as an undergraduate. “I hope I gave you a good grade!” Fr. Hayn quipped.

That story was shared at Fr. Hayn’s funeral Mass last October by colleague Dennis Smolarski, S.J., a professor of mathematics and computer science. “In addition to teaching the basic facts of mechanics, Carl taught his students how to be caring human beings, especially by example during the numerous hours he spent in his office tutoring students, even after formally retiring from the classroom at age 90,” said Fr. Smolarski.

His pastoral ministry extended beyond the classroom at Santa Clara to include the community at the Mission Church, where he celebrated daily 6 a.m. Mass.

Born in Los Angeles in 1916, Fr. Hayn entered the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos in 1933 and taught high school physics and mathematics and engineering physics in his early career. He obtained a doctorate from St. Louis University in 1955, pursuing postdoctoral studies in nuclear physics. But his much-loved ministry was in the classroom at SCU, where he taught from 1955 until his retirement in 2006, when partial hearing loss made classroom teaching more difficult. He was 98 years old when he died on Oct. 21, 2014.


Joseph Thomas Nally ’50 received a full scholarship to attend Santa Clara, where he played shortstop for the Broncos. He was drafted by the Yankees before he was called to serve his country in Korea as an Army first lieutenant. A year later, he returned home and married Teresa Bannan, to whom he remained devoted for the remainder of his life. He led a successful career in insurance and a life of being a man for others. For SCU that included trustee, regent, Alumni Association president, and more. He is in the SCU Athletics Hall of Fame and earned the Ignatian Award. He was born in Los Angeles in 1928 and always had a twinkle in his eye, a unique sense of humor, and excellent counsel to give. He died on June 30, 2014. Survivors include his son Patrick Nally ’78, J.D. ’82, MBA ’82; daughter-in-law Mary Mather Nally ’78; daughter Mary (Nally) Ternan ’83; son-in-law Ed Ternan ’83; and grandchildren Joseph Nally ’10Catherine Nally ’12Eddie Ternan ’13Teresa Ternan ’13, and Daniel Nally ’16. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Berchman Bannan Sr. ’29.


For 33 years, Carmel Malley was a loyal presence at every Bronco football game coached by her husband, Pat Malley ’53, and, later, son Terry Malley ’76. She loved and knew each player by name and story. Following Pat’s death, Carmel began her own career, working in the Alumni Office, where she continued to win the hearts of students. Born in San Francisco in 1932, she was active in philanthropy and was a woman of style and class. She died Sept. 1, 2014. Among her numerous survivors are daughter Kim Bellotti ’79, son-in-law Jerry Bellotti ’75, nephew Jonathan Mallen ’94, and grandchildren Christina Malley ’08Caitlin Bellotti ’10, and Jerome P. “J.P.” Bellotti J.D. ’12. Donations in her name may be mailed to the Pat and Carmel Malley Athletic Scholarship Endowment c/o the Santa Clara Athletic Department.

John F. Dullea, S.J., was a professor of theology at Santa Clara. He entered the Jesuit Order in 1945 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1959. Assignments included retreat director at the Jesuit Retreat Center, parish work, administrative positions at the Jesuit headquarters in Rome, and high school college counselor. A San Francisco native, Dullea passed away on Aug. 1, 2014, at the age of 85.

Robert “Bob” Riemenschneider, adjunct lecturer in computer engineering, died suddenly on July 9, 2014. He had taught at Santa Clara since 2001, offering graduate courses in theoretical foundations of software engineering. His work in the industry brought valuable experience into the classroom. Born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1951, he loved the Beatles, his Gibson guitars, and classes at Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio run by Jorma Kaukonen ’64. His favorite times were those when he performed with his wife, Anne Pasquale, as The Warblers.

Barbara J. Freidrich M.A. ’95, was the SCU Law School librarian until her retirement. Known as Bobbie to friends, she was born in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in Berkeley. In 1948 she married Paul Friedrich and together they raised nine children. On June 21, 2014, she left behind numerous loved ones, including son Mike Friedrich ’71 and grandchild Dinelle Lucchesi ’06.

Susan Rodriguez was a contract administrator for University Operations. She passed away June 17, 2014, in Santa Clara. She is survived by her three children and six grandchildren.
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post-image Full measure: In the days before email, here's how much paper hit the inbox of Carl Hayn, S.J., in one year. Photo by Charles Barry
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