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Joseph B. Edden ’52 writes, “Loved my year at SCU, 1948–49. Since then, I was a Jesuit in the East for 24 years and then was given a dispensation from Pope Paul VI.” After his dispensation, Edden worked in graphic design for 11 years, taught Latin in New York state public schools, and moved to Florida to teach Latin theology. He now lives in Florida with his wife of 43 years and his son, Michael.
Duncan Fife '56, of that Dynamic Class, functions productively in Foster City, California. His five virtually perfect children, and two perfect grandchildren, and wife Robin celebrate the recent publication of his second book: Giving the Gift of Giggles—Incredibly True Confessions of a Singing Telegram Entertainer, available at Amazon. He writes, "Thank you for a great magazine: It gets better and better with each issue!"
The Father of the Family: A Christian Perspective, by Clayton Barbeau M.A. ’59, is now in its 55th year in print. First begun while a student on campus, the seven chapters took seven weeks to complete. The book was translated into Italian at the request of Cardinal Tisserant for use by the Vatican Council II fathers who were working on marriage and family issues. When Barbeau’s copies first arrived, he discovered that every chapter in the book was preceded by a paragraph from one of the Council documents. The Croation edition followed the Italian edition, and the English language editions followed suit.
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.
Anthony Da Vigo ’63 is a certified family mental health support specialist, providing psychiatric crisis interventions for families.
Raymond Bittel ’64, M.S. ’67 retired from Boeing on April 1, 2014. He married Carol Mathews on May 20 and resides in Richardson, Texas.
Burman Skrable ’65 welcomed his fifth grandchild on Oct. 22, 2016, which is also the feast day of St. John Paul the Great.
Peter Sullivan ’66 and wife Marie Sullivan ’66 write: “Great 50th reunion last year! Many of us continued the festivities in Carmel.”
Jim Sheehan '66 is the founder of Center for Justice (Spokane, Washington). He worked for more than twenty years as a public defender in Eastern and Western Washington until he received a windfall inheritance. He decided that, in this next unexpected chapter of his life, he would put his money to work for the greater good. In 1999, he founded the Center for Justice, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to protecting human rights, alleviating poverty, preserving the earth, and holding the government accountable to the principles of democracy. In addition, he also restored the old Saranac Hotel in downtown Spokane, which became the first LEED Platinum certified building in the region. Additionally, he renovated the Community Building, the Main Market Co-op, and the Saranac Commons in order to provide affordable, beautiful homes for area nonprofit offices and small businesses in downtown Spokane. Despite all these accomplishments, Jim feels most lucky to have a healthy, supportive family, including his beautiful partner Mary, Katy and Jule and their sons Soren and Reed, and Joe and Jane and their daughter Luisa.
Janet M. Quilici ’66 is retired and registered to perform volunteer Medicare counseling. She is also on the board of Fremont’s city-owned art gallery and working to acquire masterpoints playing bridge.
Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg ’66 serves as chief of staff of the United States National Security Council in the Trump administration. Previously, he served as interim national security advisor following Mike Flynn’s resignation. At SCU, he played on the football team alongside Joe Franzia ’64, MBA ’65, studied political science, and was a member of the Rodents, Class of ’66.
Patrick T. Hall ’66 is celebrating 40 years of civil law practice and has no plans to retire.
Larry Tomassini ’67 writes: “I am completing my 24th year on the accounting faculty at Ohio State University as well as my 48th year of teaching, which began during my doctoral program at UCLA. Living in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife, Eve, and my three adult children.”
Gary T. Shara '67, J.D. '70 is a business and corporate attorney in San Jose. He is a Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School and for 18 years, an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at California State University Monterey Bay. For ten years, Gary hosted a weekly cable television interview show called "Minding Your Business." He and his wife Kay are actively involved in the Rotary Club of San Jose and Gary will serve as President in 2018-2019. They enjoy spending time with their 7 grandchildren.
John U. Fry MBA ’67 was appointed by the Superior Court of Santa Cruz, CA for one year of service (2016-17) on the Santa Cruz County Civil GrandJury. He is Chair of the Cities & Counties Committee and member of the SpecialDistricts Committee while concurrently a member of the Grand Jury Panel. TheCivil grand Jury investigative assignments include governmental operations of theMetro Transportation System, School Districts, County Library, Fire Districts,County Health Programs, jail operations, and citizen complaints filed with regard to the management of governmental agencies. This is a non-paid volunteer public service assignment. John serves on the Grand Jury, a judicial branch of government, a voice of the citizens of Santa Cruz County to assure honest and efficient government, that public officials are performing their duties responsibly and in a legal manner, and tax monies are spent judiciously.
Adele Bihn ’67 can’t believe it has been 50 years since graduation. Bihn and her husband, Murray, have six grandchildren between the ages of 12 and 6 months. She writes she’s still working, currently focusing on water and energy conservation.
Donald Sullivan ’68, J.D. ’71 retired on March 1 as a Superior Court judge for the State of California, County of San Francisco. Sullivan lives in Mill Valley with his wife, Genevieve, who continues to teach French. The pair travel a lot, preferring it over housework any day!
Several Bronco alumni spent two weeks together this past May, traveling from Toronto, Ontario, to Banff, Alberta, and finally to Vancouver, British Columbia. Three of the couples had high tea at The Empress in Victoria; this trip also included a visit to the Columbia Ice Fields. The group included: Ken Leufgen ’68, MBA ’70 and Judy (Butzloff) Leufgen ’69, Kitty and Chuck Jackson ’69, Dianne and Jim Prior ’68, and Louise (Sutton) Olsen ’67 and Steve Olsen ’68, M.S. ’73. Everyone in this group enjoyed reflecting on their days as young couples as well as their many SCU memories!
Jerry Howarth '68 has been the Toronto Blue Jays radio play by play broadcaster for the past 35 years. Raised in the Bay Area, he graduated from Novato High School in 1964 and later from Santa Clara in 1968 with a degree in Economics. He broadcast five seasons in the Triple A Pacific Coast League in Tacoma, Washington, and later Salt Lake City, Utah, before moving to Toronto for the 1982 season with his wife, Mary, and their two sons, Ben, now 40, and, Joe, 38. Jerry and Mary have been married 45 years.
Howarth begins every broadcast with “Hello, friends, and welcome to Blue Jays baseball.” He has been a steadying influence over his 35 years for Blue Jays fans no matter what was happening on and off the field. He also had the pleasure of calling two World Series championships back in 1992 and 1993. In his off seasons, Jerry was a high school basketball coach for 25 years before retiring this past February. In November, he had prostate cancer surgery detected at the stage one level. All the cancer and a small tumour as well were completely removed with no follow up radiation treatment required. He looks forward to spring training in 2017 and broadcasting his 36th Blue Jays season.
Edwin Forrest '68 was born in San Fransisco in June of 1945 and was raised on the mean streets of Los Altos, CA. He started his business career in the construction management field and after five years started his own company. These construction projects led to his interest in natural stone and historic building restoration. His company was the leader for thirty years in Northern California, and Ed personally worked on over six hundred restoration projects. Upon retirement, Ed took oil painting classes at Sacramento City College under Professor Chris Daubert. During these classes and with the praise and encouragement of Professor Daubert, Ed found his passion in oil painting. His style is referred to as Hard Edge but he refers to it as Hard Edge Obsession. He would like to thank Lenny Bruce and his favorite band (Lee Bob and the Truth) for continued inspiration.
Michael Antonini '68 writes, "I have retired from my dental practice after 44 years. I have just completed 14 years of service as a planning commissioner for the city and county of San Francisco. My wife, Linda, and I are very happy to have our two children and three grandchildren living very near us in San Francisco."
Terrance Stinnett J.D. ’69 graduated first in his class from the School of Law and practiced bankruptcy law for 34 years. He has continued to work full time since 2007 as vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Fremont Bank and Fremont Bancorporation, as well as being a member of the board of directors of each corporation. He is also the chairman of the board Loan Committee, the Board Fair Lending Committee and is a member of the Board Compliance Committee, as well as a member of the Officers Loan Committee. He is very proud of the bank, which contributed $1 million toward the construction of the new Santa Clara Law School building and was founded by his uncle, Morris Hyman. Stinnett serves on the Law School Advisory Board and previously served on the Law School Board of Visitors.
Stinnett also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas Caldecott of the California Courts of Appeal. He received numerous awards, including having been listed as a California super lawyer by San Francisco Magazine and in Who’s Who in America Law by the Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board on many occasions. He has also been listed in Who’s Who in America. Additionally, he has been listed in Kipling’s Who’s Who and was selected as Professional of the Year in the field of bankruptcy law in 2007 by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals.
Stinnett writes that although he turned 77 years old in July, “he has had to postpone his retirement until he reaches 106 because his wife spends so much money!” He also writes, “I raced cars as a hobby for about 30 years or so, just like Paul Newman, but only one of us is incredibly handsome. You will have to decide which one of us meets that standard!”
John Ottoboni '69 is the 2017 winner of the Santa Clara Law Amicus Award. He joined Santa Clara University in 2007 as its General Counsel. Prior to coming to the University, John was a partner and one of the founding members of the firm Ferrari, Ottoboni, Caputo & Wunderling. John served as outside General Counsel to Santa Clara University while at the firm for approximately five years.
John oversees a wide range of legal matters related to the University. John serves as the Assistant Secretary of the University, and as staff liaison to the Board of Trustees and a number of Board Committees.