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Cornelius Buckley, S.J., ’50 celebrated his golden jubilee of priesthood in March, when, to honor his life of service, his family and friends established a scholarship fund in his name at Thomas Aquinas College for financially challenged students. There, he is the head chaplain and assistant dean for religious affairs. Buckley has spent much of his academic career in Jesuit institutions—earning multiple degrees, teaching, and serving in administrative positions. His publications include the book When Jesuits Were Giants, Your Word, O Lord … Meditations for College Students and Anyone Else, and a translation of Simon Decloux’s The Ignatian Way. Read more at http://www.the-tidings.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2272.
John Bower '50 stays home and watches mostly TV news. He writes, "Survival is good if your health holds up. My lifetime employer, IBM, is doing well."
Barnard J. Vogel Jr. ’51, J.D. ’56 writes: “A group of us from '51 along with spouses or dates get together 2 or 3 times a year for over 10 years. Inlcudes Jim Vaudanga '51, Neil Moran '51, Don Iden '51, Angelo Siracusa '51, Sam Winklebleck '51, Pierre Bouquet '51.”
Dick Schaub ’51 writes that he and wife Lou-Ann will attend his 55th Class Reunion at Harvard Business School June 8-11, 2011.
Frank Helfrich ’51 received a commendation in May from the Menlo Park Historical Association for 30 years of volunteer service. The 83-year-old historian and Menlo Park native helped to shepherd the nonprofit organziation almost from day one, archiving the town’s memories, which he still does. Read about his experiences at The Almanac Online.
Frederick "Fred" Farrell '51 writes "87 years old two days ago, still surfing!"
Norman Slaught '52 and Claire celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last July at one of their favorite spots: the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. They have eight children and 27 grandchildren, including granddaughter Diane Slaught '11.
Leo Petrucci '52 has been married for 63 years. He is retired with three children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Fr. Ed McMahon '52 writes that in his 80th year he has finished a 12 year research project with small groups called "Rediscovering the Lost Body-Connection Within Christian Spirituality." It will be published shortly as a workbook with practical body-learnings and exercises that can transform a Christian's awareness of who Christ is today and who each of us is "in Christ."
Elio L. Martin '52 and his wife, Barbara, daughter of former SCU basketball coach Ray S. Pesco, have three children. His three grandchildren are currently attending Santa Clara University (Lauren), St. Mary's College (Jamie), and Loyola Marymount University (Ricky).
Carroll C. Kearley '52, Professor Emeritus LMU, has had two books of poetry published 2009-2010 by Tebot Bach, Inc.: "Deity-Alphabets" and 'The Armenian Watchmaker."
Robert C. Gilkey ’52 writes: “I lived in Honolulu, Hawaii for over 50 years (1953-2007) before moving to Georgia to live near one of my sons. I was sports editor of the college newspaper during my sophomore (1949 Orange Bowl) year wonderful experience!”
Marcel Fiore M.A. '66 retired from 17 years of high school teaching and administration. He coached wrestling, football, and baseball at Santa Clara High School and baseball at Wilcox High School. He is happily married to wife Bev of 54 years. They have four children, including David Fiore '79, and five grandsons.
Beverly Fiore '52 has been married for 56 years. She plays raquetball twice a week, works out, and visits her children and grandchildren. Great life!
Joseph B. Edden '52 writes, "Entered the Society of Jesus in 1949 and taught at Canisius High School in Buffalo and Xavier High School in New York. Received a dispensation from Pope Paul in 1973. Married for 42 years in December. Worked 11 years in photography. Taught Latin for seven years in public schools in New York and nine years of Latin and photography at Father Lopez High School in Daytona, Florida. Retired 1972."
Leigh Josephson ’52 is living his golden years on the island of Kauai, after teaching for many years at Iolani School in Honolulu. He has been married for over 60 years and raised his children in Honolulu as well. After being inducted into the Hawaiian Aquatic Hall of Fame, he is looking forward to competing in an annual open water swim in Hanalei Bay.
Leslie R. Webber '53 writes, “My wife, Clarine, of 50 years died in 2009. I now live in a suburb of Nashville. For anyone traveling nearby, stop and touch base with an old classmate and the new lady in my life.”
Leslie R. Webber '53 writes that he retired in 1995 as a Chicago ER Doctor. His wife of 50 years, Clarine, died in January 2009. But he found new wife on E-Harmony, and moved in with her in Nashville two years ago. Webber authored the book An American Doctor's Life, Divinely Orchestrated, which gives life at Santa Clara in the ’50s in great detail; it can be found in the SCU library and on Amazon.com. He also plans on attending the Grand Reunion in October.
Duane Louis '53 is still bravely battling his Huntington's Disease. He enjoys his family of 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mel Lewis ’53 says, "Bronco spirit is defined by drive, determination, love of competition, and camaraderie!" Read more about what Santa Clara’s first African-American graduate, first African-American athlete, and first African-American ROTC graduate has to say in this exclusive SCU interview.
R.G. Kilkenny '53 retired from his company, Taylor Forge Engineered Systems. His son Mike now runs it. He is still chairman of the board. He has four children and 15 grandchildren.
Gary Kilkenny '53 writes: "Married 55 years to my wife Bev. Retired for 11 years. Still Chair of Board of Taylor Forge Engineered Systems. Four married children, 15 grandchildren. Granddaughter 'Abbey' will start at SCU this fall."
R.G. Kilkenny '53 writes, "Bev and I have 15 grandchildren, and this June our grandaughter Abby Kilkenny '15 graduated. She has enjoyed Santa Clara."
Thomas F. Joyce ’53 writes: “Retired—still married to the gal I married in 1946—our 65th anniversary in August. Seven children, eleven grand-children, 3 greats and we’re lucky to live in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County.”