Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1970s
Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin
John G. Schroeder '72 and Silvia R. Schroeder '75 have been married 38 years and have two children, Michael '10 and Steven. After 18 years in the private practice of law, John started working at the Superior Court. John is a Superior Court Commissioner with the County of Santa Clara. Silvia is a retired elementary-school teacher. John, Silvia, and Steven live in Santa Cruz, where they enjoy the beach. Michael lives in the Los Angeles area and is working in the film industry with some other SCU grads.
Frank Schiro '72 enters his 37th year of teaching at Lindsay High School. He and his wife Kathy enjoy their large family of six children and 17 grandchildren.
Frank Schiro '72, (The Cave), retired June 2011 after spending 37 years teaching and coaching football at Lindsay High School. The 1996 California Teacher of the Year, by the California League of California High School, lives in Visalia with his wife, Kathy, and their 6 children and 19 gradnchildren. Frank now works in his non-profit organization, The Stoa Project, which he and his wife formed in 2011, honoring teachers with cash awards for work in reforming educational institutions.
David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Still enjoying living up in the San Juans—probably never retire."
David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Medicare cards this year! And a new granddaughter, Violet!"
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Kayte Sherman Russell '72 writes: "I have been a GrandmaBear for almost 8 years. Kathleen and Troy have been married for 10 years. I have been a teacher for 34 years. I presently teach 7th & 8th grades at St. Pius X School, Chula Vista, CA. I am passionate about learning and teaching about the Holocaust, tolerance, American history, English, language, and morality. I have been to Israel; I was part of the first USC Shoah Foundation Institute Leichtag Family Foundation Workshop for teachers. I will be attending the Finding History, Finding Ourselves Holocaust Seminar in June. I have had a pen pal in Pennsylvania for 28 years. I will be visiting her in July. I am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. I can now speak Spanish fairly well. I keep in touch with a few close SCU friends and through them, with others. I taught Mike Beresky's daughter; I have the son of one of my former 5th grade students, Jose Vizcaino Jr., going to SCU this year! I have been teaching a LONG time!"
G Edward Rudloff Jr. J.D. '72 writes "We are very proud that our own son, Christian, is graduating this June from the University of California, Davis, with his B.A. in political science."
G. Edward Rudloff Jr. J.D. ’72, of San Rafael, has been reelected president of the Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff law firm. Rudloff is a Santa Clara University law graduate and partner at the firm, which is located in San Francisco.
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Barbara (Furey) Rosenthal ’72, M.A. ’74 writes: "Retired educator, widowed, two daughters."
Kevin Rooney ’72 has earned the title 2015 Santa Claran of the Year by the Alumni Association's Los Angeles chapter for his dedication to Catholic school education and for putting Santa Clara values into action every day. Since 1980, Rooney has been the athletic director and head varsity football coach at Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, California. He was named the Schutt Sports and American Football Monthly Magazine West Region Coach of the Year, inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, presented the Gerald R. Ford All American High School Coach Award by the All American Football Foundation, inducted into the California Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and named The California State Coach of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports. Rooney has been recognized as CIF Coach of the Year four times, and has also been named Coach of the Year twice by the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News.
Ed Rockdale '72 writes: "Exciting news? Nah; but I found a great job (civilian Navy at China Lake) out of college (thanks, SCU), married (still am), had kids (love 'em), lost hair, retired recently, and am enjoying life after work."
On March 31, 2015, David Rietmann MBA ’72 retired from U.S. Oil & Refining Co following 23 years as the company's chief financial officer.
Terry (Goodfield) Rice ’71, M.A. ’72 writes, "Alain Pinel Realtors keeps me busy up and down the Peninsula and even over to Santa Cruz, selling homes. It's truly amazing and fun. I continue with my love of airplanes by volunteering at the SFO International Airport Museum. This gives me an opportunity to see my Pan American friends and 'talk over the Old Days.' In fact, we had a fun-filled PAA reunion in Monaco a few months ago."
Alain Pinel Realtors 657 University Avenue Palo Alto, California 94301
William "Bill" Pursley J.D. ’72 writes, "Hi, Everybody. I hope all of you can attend our reunion. You'll see that only a few of us have noted on the website that we are coming. But many more should be attending, they just haven't noted it yet. I am practicing Workers' Comp law all over the state, representing both sides of the fence. I had a great time at our reunion 5 years ago. All we did was sit around and shoot the bull. It was really heartwarming. So please come! Thanks."
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Diane Petroni-Newhouse ’72, M.A. ’78 has been in private practice at the Almaden Institute for more than 30 years.
Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters '72, is Provost of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. She and her husband, Tim McMahon, a teacher, have two college-age children, Maggie and Blaise.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Mary Ann Peters ’72 writes: "After 30+ years as a diplomat, I am back home in Newport, RI, where I am the provost of the Naval War College. My husband, Tim McMahon, is a teacher here and our children, Maggie and Blaise, are in college in Massachusetts."
Former ambassador Mary Ann Peters '72 has been appointed chief executive officer of The Carter Center. Peters, leaving a position as provost of the U.S. Naval War College, will provide vision and leadership for The Carter Centerand will oversee all program implementation and operations.
The Carter Center is the not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1982 to "wage peace, fight disease, and build hope" worldwide. The Center has improved the quality of life for many millions of people in 80 nations by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production.
Jim Perez ’72 completed a solo swim crossing of Lake Tahoe at 12 miles on 8-14 in a little less than 6 hours. Jim was a past captain and MVP of both the SCU Swim and Water Polo teams while at SCU and was a record holder in the distance Freestyle events. Photos will follow.
Martina Nicholson '72 writes, "I am still practicing OBGYN in Santa Cruz, Calif. Recently got to sing at Blues Alley in Georgetown, with Second Wind Bandits--a song I co-wrote with Bill Mulroney, called "Velveteen Rabbit". You can check it out on the band's site at MYSPACE.COM.
Michael A. Nichols ’66, J.D. ’72 reports that he has been practicing Criminal Defense Law in Sunnyvale since 1976, and prior to that he was a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo County.
Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 announced the appointment of Gary L. Moorhead ’72 to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court. Moorhead, 63, of Laguna Niguel, has been a managing partner at Pohlson and Moorhead LLP since 1980. He was an associate at Schell and Delamer from 1976 to 1980. Moorhead earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University.
Peggy (Lautze) Metzger '72 and Greg Metzger '73 celebrated their daughter Ellen's graduation from SCU on June 12th. Peggy and Greg live in Connecticut. Greg is with GE Capital and Peggy is an Occupational Therapist with special needs students.
Denise Traficanto McGraw ’72, M.A. ’74 teaches first grade at an Orange County Magnet School. Her husband Ambrose is semi-retired as a federal auditor and business professor. Both their adult daughters work as teaching assistants, respectively in Orange County and in northern France.