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1960

GRD Law '60
Nicholson, Allan

Allan Nicholson J.D. ’60 now has seven great-grandchildren. Several of his grandchildren attended Santa Clara, including Andrea McCandless ’07, Katherine Leardini ’10, Jenny Nicholson ’12 and Brooks Nicholson ’18. Two of his children, Bruce Nicholson ’75 and Alicia Raj ’92, are also alumni.

submitted Oct. 3, 2017 10:15A

1962

'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
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
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
'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
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

1963

'63
Da Vigo, Anthony

Anthony Da Vigo ’63 is a certified family mental health support specialist, providing psychiatric crisis interventions for families.  

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 3:27P

1964

UGRD Engineering '64
Bittel, Raymond

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.

submitted Jul. 15, 2017 7:27A

1965

'65
Skrable, Burman (Skrable)

Burman Skrable ’65 welcomed his fifth grandchild on Oct. 22, 2016, which is also the feast day of St. John Paul the Great.

Contact Burman
7033236667
submitted Jun. 3, 2017 9:25A

1966

'66
Sullivan, Peter

Peter Sullivan ’66 and wife Marie Sullivan ’66 write: “Great 50th reunion last year! Many of us continued the festivities in Carmel.” 

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 4:35P
GRD Leavey/MBA '66
Sebastiani, Sam
see year 1962
'66
Quilici, Janet

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. 

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 1:23P
'66
Kellogg, Keith

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.

submitted Apr. 19, 2017 4:29P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '66
Kassis, Frederick

Frederick John Kassis ’66 retired in 2015 after practicing and teaching internal medicine for 40 years. Since retiring, he has lived in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife. They have four children, who are scattered as far as Hawaii.  

submitted Sep. 23, 2017 9:42P
'66
Hall, Patrick

Patrick T. Hall ’66 is celebrating 40 years of civil law practice and has no plans to retire. 

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 1:18P

1967

UGRD Leavey Business '67
Tomassini, Larry

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.”

Contact Larry
https://fisher.osu.edu/people/tomassini.1
submitted Feb. 23, 2017 5:40P
UGRD Leavey Business '67
Shara, Gary

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.

submitted Jan. 18, 2017 5:09A
'67
Fry, John

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. 

submitted Feb. 17, 2017 3:50P
'67
Dunlap, Larry

Larry Dunlap ’67 retired in 2010 after a 43-year career in sales and marketing that took him all around the world. He lives in La Quinta, California, and is enjoying all that desert life has to offer. In his retirement, he and his wife, Karen, started a consulting company that assists entrepreneurs in their quest to introduce innovative consumer and professional health care products. The couple has four children and eight grandchildren who bring great joy to their lives and keep them busy. They also spend their time golfing, traveling, and with family and friends. Dunlap is looking forward to seeing his classmates at the upcoming reunion. 

submitted Aug. 22, 2017 11:35A
GRD Engineering '67
Bittel, Raymond
see year 1964
'67
Bihn, Adele

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. 

submitted Aug. 2, 2017 7:36P

1968

UGRD Engineering '68
Sullivan, Donald

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! 

submitted Jun. 11, 2017 10:45A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '68
Olsen, Stephen

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!

submitted Jul. 14, 2017 10:45P
'68
Howarth, Jerry

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.

submitted Dec. 7, 2016 2:15P
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