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Santa Clara Magazine


William G. Clark J.D., Sept 15. He enjoyed his family, politics, and playing golf. Survivors include his eight children, including John C. Clark '89; and granddaughter, Ashley E. Anderson '06.


Billy Joe "BJ" Cougill J.D., Sept. 12. A native of Illinois, he joined the U.S. Army at age 17 and served in Germany. In his law career in California, he represented clients regardless of their ability to pay, which often led to his acceptance of unusual payments, such as car repairs, furniture, and, to his wife's chagrin, an Appaloosa horse. Survivors include daughters Jewell Cougill and Kathleen Betts; sons Patrick and Michael; and six grandchildren.


John L. "Jack" Amaral M.A., Nov. 24, 2006. The San Jose native served in the U.S. Army in Germany before coming to Santa Clara. He married Constance Combs and they have a son, Alexander. He worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space until his retirement in 1995. Survivors include his wife, son, and other relatives.


John Grevera Casimier M.E., Sept. 2. He was a structural engineer for Lockheed Martin for 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children Linda '84, Mark, Barbara '87, M.A.'92 , John, Thomas, and Christina '97; and six grandchildren.


Dan R. McAllister MBA, Aug. 11. The Dallas, Texas native served in the U.S. Navy before completing his MBA at SCU. He worked for Westinghouse Electric years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha; his sons Dan and John; and daughter Stephanie Jungerman.


Michael Allan Whelan J.D. March 5, 2007. He practiced law in San Jose and enjoyed riding his Harley, painting, and dancing. He is survived by his wife, Lissa; and two daughters, Victoria and Christina.


Ruth Smith Flanagan MBA, Sept. 29, The Buffalo, N.Y., native graduated with honors from Stanford University in 1957. After raising three children, she returned to school at night and earned her MBA from SCU. She worked as a finance manager with IBM until her retirement in 1991. She is survived by her husband, Ray; three children; and seven grandchildren.


Nancy Carlin J.D., July 9, 2007.


Gretchen G. Warren M.A., Sept. 18. She taught first and second grade in the Mountain View Whisman Elementary School District and worked for Community Health Awareness Council in Mountain View. Survivors include her husband, Bill; daughter, Leslie King; son, Mark Warren; and four granddaughters.


Bill Henthorne J.D., Sept. 7. The San Jose native was a litigation specialist for the California State Automobile Association. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; and their children Samuel, Amy, and Madeline.


Gianni Antonio Phipps J.D., Aug. 12, 2007. A native of Biloxi, Miss., he graduated with a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University and attended SCU's School of Law. He is survived by his parents and three sister