Santa Clara University

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Graduate Obituaries

62Wilson E. Denlinger MBA, June 29, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane.
72Tom Fleming MBA, Sept. 8, 2004. Born in New Haven, Conn., he earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. He received his Naval officer’s commission in 1955 and served for 23 years as a pilot, flight instructor, and operations administrator. He retired from the Navy in 1978 after a final tour of duty as a curricular officer at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. He enjoyed a successful second career in real estate. He was an active member of the Monterey County Association of Realtors, serving as president from 1986 to 1987. He was also a member of the Monterey Peninsula Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his wife, Toni; former wife, Carol Roberts; daughters, Kelly and Jill; sister, Lorrie; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
73Kenneth Harris Reiserer J.D., July 12, 2004. Born in Rochester N.Y., he earned his bachelor of science degree from Oregon State University in 1967. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Officers Training Program, and served with distinction in Vietnam, earning the Navy’s Commendation Medal with Combat “V” and the Bronze Star for heroism. He graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law. He later earned an master of science degree in tax law from Boston University and practiced law in California and Washington. He is survived by his wife, Anne; his parents, Ruth and Russell Reiserer; his daughters; Jennifer Reiserer and Lara Ewoniuk, his stepson, Christian Graham; and his sisters, Kristine Duncan and Suzanne Banister.
74Phillip W. Bartlett J.D., June 24, 2004. The managing partner of Burton, Bartlett, and Glogvac in Reno, Nev., he was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a national association of trial attorneys that is limited to one percent of practicing lawyers in any state. He served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Washoe County Access to Justice Foundation, which provided pro bono legal services to the needy, and he founded and supported the Volunteer Lawyers of Washoe County. He loved hiking and the outdoors, and fine food and wine. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kathie; children Ryan and Elisabeth; and siblings Rick and Dan. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew.
76Nicolette F. Tal J.D., Aug. 30, 2004. A native of Milwaukee, Wis., and a graduate of Pomona College, she taught legal courses at California state universities in Chico and Sonoma after graduating from law school. She also practiced law in San Francisco and Mendocino, where she was also an alternate public defender. She practiced law in Carlsbad in San Diego County from 1986 until 1997, when Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) forced her to retire. She remained involved in the lives of her children, communicating by way of fiber optic laser and computer. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Ball ’77, whom she met while in law school; and children Sara and Edward. Paul A. Smith J.D., July 15, 2004. A native of New York City, he retired to San Jose in 1967 after serving 25 years in the Air Force, for which he served in World War II and the Korean War. He was an active parishioner at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church and a superb chef, calligrapher, and stained glass maker. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathryn “Kay” Smith and children Janet, Pam, Patti, Nancy, Kathy, Tony, and Lynne.
78Sarah Nelson Gotteiner J.D., July 22, 2004. A graduate of Northwestern University, she was a member of the bar in both California and Illinois. She was a political activist and worked for the disadvantaged, hearing impaired, and mentally ill. She is survived by two former husbands, Stephen Combs and John Nelson; her mother, Bee; sisters Eileen Boevers and Lois Seiden; a niece and three nephews; and many cousins.
83Michael R. Good J.D., June 24, 2004. He practiced civil litigation in Santa Barbara County, and had started to pursue a judicial position there. He volunteered for 17 years with the American Cancer Society, serving as unit president and board member of both the Santa Barbara County and Lompoc Valley units. He was also a member of the Village Country Club, First Presbyterian Church of Lompoc, Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association and Vandenberg Village Rotary Club, where he served as treasurer. A graduate of Dickinson College, he enjoyed golf and cooking. Survivors include his wife, Mila; sons Miles and Morgan; parents Raymond and Rita; siblings Jeffrey and Susan; and grandmother B. Elizabeth. Lee Allen Fletcher J.D., Oct. 5, 2004. Born in Palo Alto, he practiced real estate law before earning a teaching credential from SCU. He then taught business law at Santa Clara High School, De Anza College, and the University of Phoenix. He served on the SCU School of Law Alumni Board of Directors and was a member of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. He did pro bono legal work for the Peninsula Open Space Trust. He is survived by wife, Ranette; son, Clinton; and numerous relatives.
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