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1961

'61
John W. Hall

John Hall '61 died on July 15, 2015 at the age of 77; a resident at that time of Roseville, CA. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 2-11-38. Came to CA in 1949. Went to Bellarmine High School in San Jose, class of '56. He is survived by brother Tom Hall '61. John has 2 nephews who are also SCU alumni: Patrick Frontiera, '95 and Joe Frontiera, '97. At time of death he was unmarried. Had 5 children, 4 living: David Hall of Citrus Heights, CA; Ann (Hall) Day of El Dorado Hills, CA; Jim Hall of Carmichael, CA: and Colleen (Hall) Robertson of Folsom, CA. Deceased since 2002 is son John. John spent two years as a Lay Mission Helper in Ecuador; was a Probation Officer for 15 years; got a Masters in Counseling, followed by MFT work (Marriage & Family Therapy) until his health failed. Funeral was at Divine Savior Catholic Church in Orangevale, CA. Any remembrances can be sent to John's sister Mary at mfrontiera@hotmail.com Submitted by: Mary (Hall) Frontiera, sister

submitted May. 22, 2016 2:09P

1965

'65
Carol Kearns
Carol Albert Kearns '65, 73, passed away Friday April 22, 2016 at Christ Hospitalin Cincinnati. Carol spent many years serving on a Kenton County Foster Care Review Board, several of them as chair. She was honored as Outstanding Volunteer by the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board in 1997 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the same organization in 2004. She also served as president of the Faculty Wives Club at the University of Delaware and was twice president of the P.E.O. Chapter T. in Northern Kentucky. She was a long time member of New Friends of Northern Kentucky, an avid member of book groups and bridge groups. She enjoyed cooking and was very good at it. She also liked to travel and visited all fifty states, as well as Europe, Africa, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Carol enjoyed life and loved people. She made friends wherever she went and leaves a wealth of friends, locally and around the country. Survivors include her husband of 52 years Thomas J. Kearns '62 of Villa Hills, children James A. (Janice) Kearns of Los Angeles CA, Sheila Kearns (James) Christie of Dover NH, and Daniel F. (Lelanya) Kearns '94 of San Jose CA. grandchildren Katharine Christie of Brooklyn NY, Emma Christie of Dover NH & Santa Cruz CA, Sarah, Mary, Anne, Thomas and Ruth Kearns of San Jose CA. Also surviving is a sister Laurel Torres of Portland OR. 
submitted May. 3, 2016 11:19A

1966

'66
Brian Peter Barndt

Brian Peter "Pete" Barndt '66, age 69 of Allen, Texas, passed away on Monday afternoon April 27, 2015 with his loving family by his side.

Pete was born on August 8, 1945 in Santa Rosa, California, a son of Martha (Dwyer) and Victor Joseph Barndt. He married Barbara McWilliams '69 on March 21, 1970, in Spokane, Washington. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Brian and Elizabeth '01.

Pete recently retired from Texas Instruments where he was a patent attorney for over 25 years. He loved his work and favorite hobbies of golf and travel because of the people those activities brought into his life. He also enjoyed history, art, poetry and music from Jamaican ska to opera.

submitted May. 2, 2016 9:39A

1967

UGRD Arts & Sciences '67
Mary Basso

Mary Kelly (Moroney) Basso '67, a resident of Menlo Park, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon April 1st, 2016. Born to Thomas Moroney, and Sarah Kelly Moroney on April 23, 1945, Mary is now reunited with her parents, and her sisters, Carol (Duffy) Scheley, Nell (Nonie) Moroney, and Sally Moroney. Mary's early years were spent in San Mateo. She attended St. Catherine's Elementary School, Notre Dame High School, and went to Santa Clara University where she graduated with a degree in Sociology. It was there that she met the love of her life Raymond Basso '67, MBA '70. After graduation, they were married in 1967. She was a wonderful homemaker and support to her husband, as she raised their 4 children,; Ray Basso Jr., Sarah Basso Vergara, Brian Basso, and Anne-Marie Basso.

When her youngest daughter was in fourth grade, Mary attended College of Notre Dame and received her multi-subject teaching credential. She went on to teach 3rd grade and Montessori at St. Joseph's School in Menlo Park, and also did substitute teaching at St. Raymond's School where all her children had previously attended. Mary is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 48 years, Raymond William Basso Senior, her brothers, Carl , Barry (Faye), Tom (Carole), and Mark Moroney, and her sister Sheila (Ron) Santero.

Mary was a devout Catholic who for many years was a Eucharistic Minister tothe sick. She also enjoyed volunteering for several years teaching English to recent immigrants at the Catholic Worker House. Mary was an incredibly loving and caring person giving of herself to those around her who were in need. In addition, she cared for her mother-in-law and close friend, Lena Basso near the end of her life and numerous other family and friends.

In her later years, Mary was a proud grandmother to her seven grandchildren whom she adored, and spent much time with. She often said that her grandchildren were one of the greatest joys in her life. They are, Kevin Basso (27), Noah Vergara (17), André Basso (13), Luca Vergara(13), Cade Basso (11), Jenna Basso (10) and Sofia Vergara (5). She will also be fondly remembered by her dozens of beloved nieces and nephews and brother and sister in law Lawrence and Susan Basso. 

Mary was diagnosed with lung cancer five and a half years ago. Those who witnessed her struggle with cancer were in awe of her grace, strength and fighting spirit. Though she endured many treatments, her tenacious will to live never waned and she remained positive throughout. As she passed away, Mary, surrounded by her family, smiled gracefully and was beautiful beyond belief. She became radiant like an angel as she took her last breath and met God.

submitted May. 3, 2016 11:07A

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