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Bertram W. Depew

Bertram Ward Depew ’42 was born on June 24, 1921, in Sacramento, California, to Frank Healy Depew and Agnes Ward and was raised with three siblings. After high school Bert graduated from SCU with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for General Electric for 11 years and started his own company, Heat Engineering and Supply Company, in 1953. Bert was also a consulting engineer for companies in Ukraine and India. He enjoyed fishing, poker, dancing, and woodworking. He also served as president of the Republican Club and of the Glendora, California, school board for several years. He passed away on Jan. 16, 2018, at 96 years old. Bert was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret; parents; sisters Ethel and Louise; and brother Al. He is survived by his wife Jane Depew; children Suzanne, Elizabeth, and Sallie; grandchild Kyle (Melissa); and great-grandchildren Duncan and Kate.

submitted Mar. 14, 2018 12:14P


Henry Garric

Henry Garric ’44 was born in San Francisco in 1921 and moved to Glen Ellen when he was 3 years old. He had an idyllic childhood as part of a large extended French family that ran a resort on Henno Road. He attended Dunbar School, Sonoma High School, and SCU before working as a draftsman at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Washington, and then enlisting in the Army. He served World War II in the European theatre of operations in the Army Corps of Engineers, 182nd Engineer Battalion. Henry returned from the war, married Bette Garrison of Sonoma, and raised his two children on the family chicken ranch on Henno Road. Later Henry worked for Carnation Feed Company and ran Mr. Eds, a wholesale farm supply company. He loved ranches and ranchers and made many friends as he served his customers along the North Coast. Henry and Bette loved their family, gardening, and travel. In retirement they returned many times to France and attended the Garric family reunions in Aveyron. Although he was a quiet man, Henry loved speaking French at every opportunity. After Bette’s death he continued to travel to France until his last trip at age 88. Henry was blessed to rekindle love and affection with his high school sweetheart, Heloise Tomasini. They were married in 2010 and spent eight beautiful years together. Loving family and friends surrounded him at home as he died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 20, 2018, in Nicasio. Henry is survived by his loving wife, Heloise Tomasini Garric and her children; his devoted daughter Lynn Garric; grandchildren Sylvie (Eric) Shawn and Rémi Langbehn; loving caregiver Nadia Maiwiriwiri; and many treasured cousins and friends.

submitted Mar. 7, 2018 1:47P


S. Robert Infelise

Known affectionately to many as “Dr. Bob,” Robert Infelise ’49 was born in Hollister to Clara Guerra and Frank Infelise. He attended San Benito High School and junior college. He served as a photographer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and graduated with a bachelor’s from SCU. He did graduate work at San Jose State, Stanford, and Santa Clara before getting his doctorate in education at Brigham Young University. A lifelong educator, Bob started his administrative career in Union City, California. Later he served as the superintendent of Gilroy Unified School District for 12 years. After a run for state assembly and work overseas, he returned to the central coast as the superintendent of Carmel Unified School District. Known as the “Supt de Jour” for his many interim superintendent positions around Monterey County, including MPUSD, Bob also served on various boards, councils, and as an administrative consultant to various school districts in California and American schools in Europe, the Middle East, and Mexico. He had a deep commitment to the Monterey Peninsula community and served as the executive director for Community Health Plan. He also served for many years on the Monterey Peninsula College board of trustees as well as the Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member of the International School of Monterey. Bob was an avid golfer and loved to travel with his family (he was a loving husband and father) as well as listen to Sinatra while cruising along the ocean. He passed away of natural causes on Jan. 11, 2018, and is survived by his wife, Bobbie, and their two children, Renee and Monica, as well as son Peter Infelise, daughter Bethann Chabolla, and their children. The family would like to thank Steve Bagby for taking Bob golfing and on trips down the coast, as well as the Del Monte staff for their compassionate care. Special thanks to Jack Gyves, Vance Baldwin and Marvin Biasotti for their visits and stories that continued to engage Bob and make him smile.

submitted Mar. 7, 2018 2:11P
Joseph Crowley

Loving and vibrant, Joseph John Crowley ’49 had a legendary sense of humor. He liked nothing better than causing someone to laugh—or better yet, to believe one of his incredulous stories. The many who knew and loved him miss those fabulous yarns and infectious laugh. Joe was raised in San Francisco and attended Commodore Sloat Elementary School and Lowell High School. It was in San Francisco that he met the love of his life, Betty, whom he remained married to for 67 years. Joe attended UC Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin, and SCU, playing varsity basketball throughout. His education was interrupted only by World War II, in which he served proudly as an officer in the United States Navy. As and exceptional athlete, he was honored to be part of the All-Navy basketball team, competing against other branches of the military, and as a result, entertaining and increasing the morale of his fellow service members. Following college, Joe worked as an engineer, and with his partner, soon opened his own company, Relco Insulation. After retiring from Relco, he spent the rest of his life with Betty in Sonoma and Reno, Nevada, with family always nearby. Of all his accomplishments, his family was by far the one of which he was most proud. He led his family passionately, and his wife, children, in-laws, and grandchildren loved him back just as fiercely. Joe passed away following a long illness, just one month after his beloved wife and lifelong partner, Betty. His four children, Karen Lauer (Dale), Denise Vessie (Craig), Joe Crowley (Lisa), and Kim Crowley survive him. He also leaves behind his eight grandchildren, Joshua, Danie, Lauren, Casey, Emma, Kaitlin, Jack, and Mia, as well as one brand new great-grandchild, Riley. He was predeceased by his brother and best friend, George David Crowley.

submitted Mar. 6, 2018 12:53P


Kenneth Nardinelli

Kenneth Nardinelli ’53 was born to Matt and Emma Nardinelli on March 28, 1931, in Woodland, California. He went through the Woodland school system, graduating in 1949. After graduation he accepted a football scholarship to SCU, where he played football and baseball, graduating with a business degree. After playing one season of professional baseball, Ken spent the next two years as a lieutenant in the Army Artillery Division. In 1953 he met the love of his life, Franie Matulich. They were married in 1955 and spent over 62 wonderful years together. Upon his return to Woodland he worked in the family business, Woodland Plumbing and Hardware. After 20 years in the family business Ken went to work for his good friend Gene Luhdorff. When Gene sold the business, Ken went to work for W. P. Wilson & Sons until he retired at age 75. In 1961 Ken took up golf and could be found playing at the Yolo Fliers Club most weekends. He had the distinction of being the only golfer at the Yolo Fliers Club to score a birdie on every hole, both left- and right-handed. Ken was always involved in sports—as a participant, coach, official, announcer or broadcaster—and was never far from competition. He passed away on Feb. 10, 2018, at Woodland Memorial Hospital from pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Franie; son, Dave; sister, Marge Locke; grandchildren, Alison (Nick) Jessen and Jennifer; great-grandson, Hudson Jessen; sisters-in-law Kathy Souza, Margie (Dick) Wagner, and Carol Matulich; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

submitted Mar. 14, 2018 1:31P
Harold Alphonse

Harold Alphonse ’54, JD ’60 was a prominent Santa Clara County family law attorney. To honor him, his family kept his obit short: “He would yell at us for spending any money on something like this.” Harold passed on Jan. 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia Alphonse, his children, Lisa (Eric) Melendez, Ann Alphonse-Kadish, and John (Kimberly) Alphonse, and his grandchildren, Jessica, Jared, Timothy, D.J., Annalisa, Dagen, and Owen.

submitted Mar. 12, 2018 11:40A


William C. Miller

William C. Miller ’60 passed away on Feb. 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Claire McKay Miller, and his immediate and extended family.

submitted Mar. 14, 2018 1:17P
GRD Law '60
Harold Alphonse
see year 1953


UGRD Engineering '68
Donald H. Johnson

A longtime resident of Saratoga, Donald H. Johnson M.S. ’68 was born on Aug. 3, 1931, and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. He graduated from Scappoose High School in 1949 and went on to obtain his B.S. in physics from the University of Portland and his M.S. in electrical engineering from SCU. Donald valiantly served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Las Vegas, Nevada, while in the service and served one tour of duty in Korea where he received the Korean Service Medal.  Donald completed his education after the war and settled in Saratoga. He took a position at Lockheed in Sunnyvale, where he worked on large satellite programs, retiring several years ago after 36 years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, sports, but his biggest passion was his family. Donald was a member of the Church of the Ascension in Saratoga and past president of the pastoral council and past president of the men’s club. He was also a member of Sons In Retirement (SIR) Westgate Branch 125 and held multiple roles as big SIR, little SIR, secretary, and director, and the Lockheed Martin Management Association Retirees (LMMAR). Donald passed away at home surrounded by members of his family on Nov. 17, 2017, at 86 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Toge and Nora Johnson; his brother, Toge Phillip Johnson; his sister, Myja Noreen McAllister and her husband Lee McAllister; and his brother, Franklin David Johnson. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Sally Johnson; daughters Sharon (Terrance) McElveny, Sheila Johnson ’83, and Shelley (Brian) Strehlke; grandchildren Nicholas (Sade) Strehlke, Marcus Strehlke, Shannon (Scott) Dreier, Serena Strehlke, Alexander Strehlke, Megan McElveny, and Aaron McElveny; great-grandchildren Harrison Strehlke and Lilly Anne Strehlke; and numerous extended family and friends.

submitted Mar. 7, 2018 12:43P


Michael Brozda

Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Michael J. Brozda ’76, M.A. ’88 of San Diego, California, who passed away on Jan. 16 2018.

submitted Mar. 14, 2018 12:05P


GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '79
Roy Hoch

A man of faith, peace, compassion, and social justice, Roy C. Hoch M.A. ’79 was born in 1927 in Butler, Pennsylvania, the last of five children born to Rose and Farrel Hoch. He graduated from Butler High School and entered the Navy near the end of WWII. In recruit training Roy sang with the Navy Blue Jacket Choir and later became a swimming instructor and a springboard diver for the Great Lakes Naval Training Center swimming team. He was honorably discharged and attended Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he met his wife-to-be, Mary Jane Koehler of Sandusky, Ohio. He was active in drama, choir, and athletics. In 1949 he was voted All-Ohio Conference guard in football and was subsequently inducted into the university athletic hall of fame. He and Mary Jane were married on June 3, 1950, and had three children. In a minister’s prayer book that Roy has used since seminary, there is a prayer asking God’s blessing upon the social missions of the Lutheran church, especially “social workers, chaplains, and doctors.” He and Mary Jane have been most gratified to have been able to see one of their children in each profession. Roy entered Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary after from college and graduated in 1953. He was ordained into the Lutheran ministry that year and did graduate work after seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Illinois, and at SCU, where he received a master’s in pastoral counseling. As a reverend, Roy served parishes in Ada and Toledo, Ohio. In Ada, the home of Ohio Northern University, Roy became acquainted with campus ministry, and in addition to parish responsibilities, served as “contact pastor” for the denomination. He then served in Toledo at Glenwood Lutheran Church, and from there was called to Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Again, in addition to parish duties, he helped establish a Lutheran campus center adjacent to the campus of Indiana State University, Pennsylvania. From there he was called to be the Lutheran Campus Pastor at San Jose State, where he served from 1964 to 1979, a time in which he and other clergy at the campus were instrumental in establishing the religious studies program at the university. Roy taught as a “dollar-a-year” man along with a few other campus pastors until the program was firmly established. It was also during that period that Roy and his colleagues established a coffee house named Jonah’s Wail at the Campus Christian Center near the campus of SJSU. The setting was a stimulating gathering place for the discussion of religion, music, poetry, and issues of war and peace. In 1979 Roy was called to Reformation Lutheran Church in Milpitas, where he served until his retirement in 1988. Pastor Hoch became a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Santa Cruz, but continued to serve parishes upon invitation as supply pastor, teacher, and worship leader. He served on the council of the Lutheran Campus Ministry of Monterey Bay and met regularly with local pastors for text study. He volunteered for Friends Outside for many years and in 2004 and 2012 received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center. He also served on the bioethics committee and later on the institutional review board for Dominican Hospital. Roy’s interest in athletics continued through the years. He participated in the Sentinel Triathlon, was a member of Santa Cruz Masters, and in 2009 was a U.S. Masters Swimming All-American, ranking No. 1 in his age group nationally in the one-hour postal swim. Roy was a loving father, grandfather, friend, mentor, theologian, and lifelong scholar. On Jan. 18, 2018, he died in his home surrounded by family and loved ones. Mary Jane, his wife of 67 years, preceded him in death on March 1, 2017. He is survived by son Dana of Saratoga, daughter Beth of Alameda, and son Hans of San Francisco as well as four grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Doris Richards, of Richmond, Virginia.

submitted Mar. 7, 2018 2:03P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '79
Dave Fiore

Beloved husband, father, son, friend, and teacher Dave Fiore ’79 was born on April 18, 1957, in San Francisco. He went to Pioneer High School in San Jose, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He attended SCU, where he met the love of his life, Tracey (Hammond) Fiore ’82. He played rugby and graduated with a degree in English literature. He attended San Jose State for his teaching degree and finally Western Oregon State College to earn his master’s. Dave and Tracey were married on July 10, 1982, at Mission Santa Clara. They lived in Chicago, Illinois, before moving to Bend, Oregon, in 1983. Dave worked for SAIF Corporation as a claims examiner before teaching high school English at La Pine High School and later at Mountain View. Dave and Tracey recently moved back to Bend after 14 years in Pendleton, Oregon, where he served as Uniserve consultant for the Oregon Education Association until his retirement in June 2016. Dave passed away suddenly on Jan. 31, 2018, following complications from a traumatic head injury. He was surrounded by family and friends while he wore his signature Hawaiian shirt and Pendleton Round-Up cowboy hat. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bev Fiore. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Tracey; sons Matt Fiore of Eugene, Oregon, and Mike Fiore (fiancée Abby) of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter Kimberly Kalin of Pacific Grove; father Marcel Fiore ’52 of Rockland, California; sister Jane Tilton (Mark) of Rockland; brothers Bob Fiore of Pleasant Hill and Steve Fiore of Richmond, Virginia; and numerous in-laws and nephews. Dave lit up every room he walked into with his contagious smile. He was a stranger to no one, full of life and laughter, and treasured by all his family and friends. 

submitted Mar. 18, 2018 2:41P


Joseph "Jay" Hurley

Joseph “Jay” Hurley ’83 was known by all as an engaging, caring, gentle man whose kindness knew no bounds. We are comforted by our faith that Jay surely went straight to heaven due to the exemplary life he led. Jay was a fourth-generation San Franciscan born on July 19, 1961. He grew up in Burlingame, the oldest of the four Hurleys, and graduated from St. Catherine of Siena, Serra High School, and SCU. He enjoyed a successful career as a mortgage professional, working side by side with his treasured best friend of almost 40 years, Tony Malone. Jay was admired and respected by his many friends and accordingly was honored as godfather to 13 of their children. Jay lived every aspect of his life with kindness, humility, compassion for others, and the highest level of integrity. He was deeply religious and a devout Catholic. As an active member of St. Dominic’s Parish for the past 18 years, Jay’s life was enhanced both spiritually and personally by his many cherished friends in that community. Jay generously served on the board of directors of The O’Shea Foundation and was a Knight of Malta. Jay passed away peacefully on Feb. 24, 2018, with his loving family at his side. He is survived by his siblings Desmond (Anne), Alannah (the late Steve Chase), and Mark (Terry). He was absolutely adored by his beloved niece and nephews, Alannah and Desmond Hurley and Jack, Clark, and Patrick Chase. Jay is also survived by his aunt, Dolores McKeever Donahue and his many McKeever, Donahue, Porter and Keohane cousins. Jay was predeceased by his parents Joseph D. and Alannah McKeever Hurley, his paternal uncles Bishop Mark Hurley and Archbishop Frank Hurley, his aunt Phyllis Porter (the late Martin), and his maternal uncle and aunt George V. (Val) McKeever and Maire McAuliffe.

submitted Mar. 16, 2018 12:47P


Michael Brozda
see year 1976
Kathleen A. Oertli

Kathleen (McGuire) Oertli ’88, beloved wife of Philip Oertli and devoted and loving mother of Matthew, Joey, and Julia Oertli, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1, 2018. She was 51 years old. Kathleen is survived by her mother, Patricia McGuire ’55, and her four sisters, Susan Bernal ’85, Linda Biles ’92, Mary Davis ’96, and Joanne Giogi ’90.

submitted Mar. 7, 2018 12:54P

Friends of the University

Virginia Fanelli

Virginia ”Ginny” Fanelli, former mayor of Saratoga, knew how to show up in life. She showed up with the passion, drive, care, and joy that everyone who knew her well experienced over and over again. She showed up as a professional, community leader, friend, and most of all, as the heart of an ever-growing family who loved her deeply. As she dealt with cancer the past two and a half years, she continued to show up every time it mattered to someone dear to her. She never disappointed because she always showed up as her genuine self. Virginia was born in San Gabriel to James and Mavis Uhler in 1936. She was welcomed by older brother, Lewis. She attended Alhambra High School and went on to Stanford University, where she was president of the Women Students and graduated in 1958. That same year, Ginny married Mike Laden in the first of her three partnerships, each of which lasted two decades. Ginny and Mike became parents to two sons, Steve and Jim, and lived in Saratoga. In the 1960s and early 1970s, Ginny was a mother who devoted herself to school and community activities, culminating in her appointment to the Saratoga City Planning Commission. Ginny’s return to the professional world was fruitful from that point forward. She became the general manager of the Saratoga Country Club in the late 1970s, where she also met her second husband, Dom Fanelli ’50. They married in 1982 and brought together their two families, which included Dom’s four sons, Steve Fanelli ’78, Joe Fanelli ’85,Mike, and Nick, plus their families. Ginny also started a land development and management business, Fanelli Consulting, which engaged her for over 30 years. In 1982, she was elected to a four-year term on the Saratoga City Council, making her an integral part of helping the city develop as Silicon Valley grew around it. In 1984 and 1985, her fellow city councilors named her mayor. She also served on SCU’s Board of Fellows. The 1980s and 1990s were filled with many adventures. Ginny especially valued the opportunity to build relationships with Dom’s and her extended families in Italy and England. Above all else, these were the decades when Ginny became a grandmother to nine wonderful grandchildren: Dominic, Ryan, Alexandra, Rachel, Aaron, Matthew, Helazo, Elisia and Anna. She thrived on her individual relationships with each and every one of them and devoted herself in every way she could to them. Following Dom’s death in 1998, Ginny met John Ralston. Together, Ginny and John formed a partnership that sustained both of them, adding new family and friends and bringing new adventures, including lots of football. They also moved to their final home in The Villages in San Jose and became active members of the community. Throughout her treatment for cancer, Ginny stayed determined to enjoy life. She traveled extensively, including recent family trips to the Galapagos and China. She saw four grandchildren get married and three others graduate from high school. And she welcomed three great-grandchildren—Riley, Malachi, and Beau—with a fourth, Parker, born two days after her passing. She continued to show up in every way that she could and always did so with the passionate involvement that marked her life. Ginny died on Feb. 9, 2018. In addition to the family mentioned above, Ginny is survived by daughters-in-law Rita, Yasna, Anita, Mary, and Lisa and son-in-law Rob; her grandchildren’s spouses and partners Nora, Mallory, Nick, Justin, Sarah, and Chris; sister-in-law Cindy; and John’s daughter, Terry, and granddaughters Ashley and Dani.

submitted Mar. 14, 2018 12:26P

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