Santa Clara University

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Graduate obituaries

63 Alan James J.D., Jan. 28. A native of Burbank, Wash., he served in the Air National Guard and earned a business degree from the University of Washington before earning his law degree from SCU. He was a prominent member of his community, serving on various boards. His professional career included stints as staff attorney at The Boeing Company, senior engineer at Sylvania’s Electronic Defense Laboratory, and president of Greenbrier Leasing Corp. He also co-founded the Oregon Trails Production Company and was the executive producer of several films, including “Lake Boat,” “Morgan’s Ferry,” and “Without Evidence.” He also promoted professional boxing matches in the Portland area and raised and trained horses for recreation and polo. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; children Barbara Doyle, Michael, Diana, Roberta, Tracey Callen, Christine Miller, and Amanda; and a brother, Philip.
66 Leo Francis Costello MBA, Aug. 19, 2004. A native of Cortland, New York, he was an ensign in the U.S. Navy and earned bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit, a law degree from Georgetown, and an MBA from Santa Clara. For the past 50 years, he practiced patent, trademark, and copyright law and since 1994 maintained a private law practice in Morro Bay. He also was a lector and eucharistic minister at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nadine; sons Leo, Michael, John, and Kevin; and eight grandchildren.
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