Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1970s
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Ken Tepe ’72 recently retired after more than 40 years in the retail industry. Last December, he and his wife Carol celebrated their 40th anniversary. They have two children living in the Seattle area and two grandsons, the first graduating from high school in June. Ken currently lives in Fresno, Calif., but plans to return to Washington state, where they own a home, when his wife retires.
Steve Siner J.D. '72 is managing shareholder of the California business law firm Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel.
Sydney Shepperd ’72 writes: "My mom participated in Ken Burns' new documentary, The Dust Bowl, which premiered in November. Trixie Travis Brown is a Dust Bowl survivor and has been very involved in helping the Burns people track down photos, memorabilia, and other survivors of that era with stories to tell. She also has lectured with Ken at a local high school, answering the students' questions and sharing her memories. It has been a wonderful experience for her, and also for our family. If you watch The Dust Bowl, you will also see home movies of my grandfather, George Travis, and hear a little about Follett, Texas, our home town. It has been a rare privilege to have our family history documented in this way. Ken is a wonderful story teller (and a heck of a nice guy!) and he and his team have created a very compelling portrait of an extraordinary time. If you get a chance to watch, I hope you enjoy it."
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Will Shadish '71 and his wife, Cindy, live in Mariposa, Calif. Will is Professor, Founding Faculty, and Chair of Psychological Sciences at University of California, Merced. He moved to Merced in 2003 after 30 years in the midwest. He writes: "UC Merced is the first research university built in the US in the 21st century, and it has been both interesting and a challenge to build a university from the ground up (it was a golf course in 2002)."
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.