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Undergraduate Obituaries


John Thomas O’Brien, M.D., April 22. The Petaluma native earned a medical degree from the University of Tennessee and was a U.S. Army physician during World War II. He practiced as a physician and surgeon at San Jose Hospital, O’Connor Hospital, Valley Medical Center, and at the Willow Glen Medical Center, which he helped open in the 1940s. He is survived by eight children, including John T. O’Brien III ’71; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren


Edward J. “Ed” Shando, May 29. A native of West Virginia, he was a purchasing agent. He is survived by his wife, Marian.


Llewellyn Halona “Buddy” Farden, Aug. 14. The native of Lahaina, Hawaii, was a retired colonel with the U.S. Army and was retired from Young Brothers. He is survived by his wife, Tsulan Smith Farden; three children; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Jean “John” Lacouague, July 11. Born to French-Basque parents in San Juan Capistrano, the World War II veteran spent the majority of his life managing Lacouague Ranch’s 260-acre orange grove. He is survived by his wife, Marie, and four children.


Ben B. Cassinerio Jr., May 12. He is survived by his wife, Nellie.

Richard Leonard Rausch Sr., Aug.11. A native of Detroit, he served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and attended Santa Clara on a basketball scholarship. He had a 25-year career as vice president of sales at Blitz Weinhard Brewery. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elita; five children; and 10 grandchildren.


James Philip Hardy, July 21. The Sacramento native served in the U.S. Army, taught in the Rio Linda School District, and was finance and business officer for the district before moving to Saratoga to work as the financial officer for the newly-opened West Valley College, for which he later served as president.

Philip Breslin Lynch, June 3. The Vallejo native served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After retiring from his accounting career at DeLoach Vineyards, he and his wife, Constance, moved to Reno, where he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He is survived by his wife; six children; and 10 grandchildren.


Robert “Bob” Matthew Dominick, July 3. He was a member of SCU’s victorious Orange Bowl football team and later was owner of Mission City Lumber & Millwork in Santa Clara. He spent many years working in construction and cabinet-making. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Muffie, and a son.

Thomas Anthony Mullaney, June 10. A native of San Francisco, he served in the Army and for nearly four decades worked for the City and County of San Francisco Engineering Bureau. He wrote hundreds of letters on behalf of political prisoners for in Amnesty International, donated more than 10 gallons of blood, served as president of the St. Emydius Conference, and was a charter member of Serra Club of the Golden Gate. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Vivian Arend; four children; and six grandchildren.


Louis M. Cooper, July 23. A native of Los Angeles, he worked in management and sales in the liquor industry. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and volunteered with the Special Olympics. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Janine Hynes Cooper; four children; and 10 grandchildren.

Harvey S. Nyland, June 22. The Hollister native was descended from the ill-fated Donner Party. After graduating from SCU, he worked on his father’s San Juan Bautista ranch, served on the police force in San Juan and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, and was elected sheriff of San Benito County and later mayor of San Juan Bautista. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; four children; and seven grandchildren.

William Martin Tellegen, July 18. The Oklahoma native earned a law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall and worked as an attorney in San Francisco for a half-century. He was also a world champion dominoes player. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two sons, including Mark ’92; and three grandchildren.


John L. Quinn, July 21. A native of Eureka, he graduated from the UC Hastings College of Law, served as a deputy district attorney in Humboldt County and later worked in private practice. He is survived by numerous relatives.


Kelly Ogle J.D. ’57, June 16 in Palo Alto. The Chico native was a partner with Keil & Connolly, served in the offices of the San Mateo district attorney, and was in private practice. He served as a judge pro-tem and arbitrator as well. He is survived by his wife of 51years, Fran; three children; and seven grandchildren.

Remo Phillip Ottone, July 16. The Salinas native was a partner in the family business of Salinas Tallow Co. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Murray-Ottone; five children; and six grandchildren.


Rodney B. Bordallo, June 8, 2007. He is survived by three children, including son, Rodney ’86.

John Anthony Nicoletti MBA ’72, June 6. Survivors include his wife, Carol, and five children, including Johnny ’84.


Daniel David Greenwood, April 18. A native of Portland, Ore., he served in the U.S. Army and for 20 years worked in banking in Palo Alto and later Southern Calif., where he served as regional vice president and senior vice president of BNP. He worked for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, consulted for the Goodwill Games, and was president of Riverside Raceway. He is survived by his first wife, Ruth Anne; three sons and a daughter; three stepchildren; and 13 grandchildren.


Joseph Gillick, June 10. He was a civil engineer for Kennedy Engineering and later worked for Kern County. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patti; four children; and four grandchildren.

James Roulo, June 16. He is survived by his wife, Faye, and a son.


Casimier John Grevera M.S. ’70, Sept 2. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; six children, including Linda ’84, Barbara ’87, and Christina ’97; and six grandchildren.

Robert J. Sexton, June 7. He grew up in Los Angeles and spent his life creating and teaching art and design. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carol (Armin) Sexton; four children; and three grandchildren.


Bruce Michael “Spanky” Trela, July 30. He was a civil engineer and is survived by his wife, Leslie ’76.


Brian F. Butterfield, April 24. He earned a law degree from Peninsula University College of Law and worked in several law offices performing research, investigation, and writing. He is survived by his wife, Judy, and a daughter.


Scott E. McLean, May 9. A native of Bakersfield, he headed the lumber division of Minton Lumber of Mountain View for nearly 25 years. He is survived by a daughter and a grandson.


Mark Gregory Clinnin, Nov. 6, 2007. A native of Los Angeles, he practiced law for 25 years in Los Angeles. He is survived by eight siblings, including a sister, Julie ’73.


Cheryl L. Besemer, May 28. A native of La Mesa, she enjoyed spending time with her family as well as the arts, cooking, hiking, music, reading, sewing, traveling, and volunteering. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Tom; two children; and six grandchildren.


Susan Margaret Prince, Aug. 7. A native of Alameda, she was an elementary school teaching assistant and teacher, most recently teaching science classes at Assumption School in San Leandro. Survivors include her husband, Harry, and three children.


Lynn Y. Yasutake, April 29. The Honolulu native was an educational assistant at Moanalua High School.


Armon Robert Haddad, July 13. A native of San Diego, he earned a degree from California Western School of Law and built a successful law practice in San Diego. He is survived by his parents and a brother.