Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1970s
Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus
Ed Rodriguez '74 writes, "I am a retired Senior Partner after a 39-year career with KPMG, principally in Silicon Valley. My wife, Pam, and I split our time between our homes in Saratoga, Calif. and Truckee/Northstar in North Lake Tahoe. Our future includes extensive travel and spending time with our 4 married kids (3 daughters and a son) and their spouses as well as our 4 grandchildren (and one more on the way), all of whom live in Silicon Valley."
Tom Robinson '74 is chair of the National Association of Convenience Stores. He is president of Santa Clara, Calif.-based Robinson Oil Corp. Robinson has been a member of the NACS Board of Directors since 2006. Most recently, he served as the NACS vice chairman-treasurer, overseeing the association’s financial plan. Before that, he served as NACS vice chairman of government relations. Robinson Oil Corporation operates 34 Rotten Robbie stores throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area and markets fuel to commercial customers through the Pacific Pride and CFN commercial fueling networks. Robinson has been with the company since 1974. The fourth-generation company was founded in the 1930s and has been operating under the Rotten Robbie brand since 1973. Robinson earned a B.S. in economics from Santa Clara University. He is past president of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and is active in the California Independent Oil Marketers Association. He also is a life member of the 25 Year Club of the Petroleum Industry.
Gary Ritchey '74 has been named a partner at Hopkins & Carley in San Jose. His particular emphasis is patent litigation, although he has represented clients on a variety of intellectual property and business litigation matters.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 200
John Raycraft ’74 has continued his career with the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier and is currently in his 35th year of service. He has been a Union Activist with the National Association of Letter Carriers throughout his career and is currently serving as Vice-President of NALC Branch 866 in Visalia, Calif. John just finished a three day backpack in Kings Canyon National Park with 26 year old son Evan and fellow SCU alum Chris Bomba ’74. He followed that with moving his 28 year old daughter Miranda to Loveland, Colo. Unfortunately, he and his wife will not be able to attend the 40th reunion.
James Quillinan '74 writes that his first grandchild, Caitlin Grace Quliinan, was born February 17, 2010. Proud grandparents will spoil her. James continues to practice law as Chair of the family wealth and Tax Planning department at Hopkins and Carley.
Rodolfo Orjales '74 is a judicial attache for the Department of Justice at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is responsible for judicial assistance, extraditions, and judicial training.
Freshman Dorm: Walsh
Deborah (Vicas) Nystrom '74 writes, "Living in the coldest state of the lower 48, Minnesota, with my true Midwesterner husband. We have two grown children who attended another Jesuit school, Creighton University. No grandkids yet. At this point in my life, my passions are making paintings, organic gardening, and exercise. I am a certified occupational therapist assistant but have worked in special education for a number of years. See you all at the grand reunion! Please show up for 40th reunion, I haven't been to one in 35 years!!"
Gregory Morris J.D. ’74 is a national consultant for the West Hazelton information technology company. He has more than 30 years of experience in public policy law.
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.
Doug McDonald MBA '74 retired after 32 years as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America, having served as CEO in Stockton, San Jose, and Sacramento. He is active in Rotary, Habitat for Humanity, and other community organizations in the Grass Valley area.
Steven Mattos '74 writes, "Moved to Lodi, Calif., in semi-retirement state. Will be consulting with Amazon on their opening of a new 1.2-million-square-foot fulfillment warehouse in Tracy, Calif. Still blessed with my four children—now adults—and my four grandchildren, with one more due next March. All is good in life. Hello to all my fellow Broncos, Class of 1974."
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Bob Lassalle-Klein ’74, M.Div ’86 is on sabbatical at Santa Clara University this year (2014-15) and is chair of Religious Studies and Prof of Religion and Philosophy at Holy Names University. He is a co-founder of and began his family with Lynn at the Oakland Catholic Worker, which serves immigrant families. They have three wonderfulchildren, Kate Lassalle-Klein ’16 (21), Rose (19, Seattle U sophomore), and Peter (16, sophomore SJND high school). Bob did his dissertation with Jon Sobrino and just published Blood and Ink: Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino, and the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America (2014), which Orbis Books calls "the definitive account," and Kevin Burke describes as, "sweeping in its scope, unsettling in its political and historical implications, and profound in its theological depth." Bob is currently finishing The Spiritual Writings of Jon Sobrino (Orbis) and beginning work on Jesus the Immigrant: Contextual Christology and the Signs of the Times. He has done three edited volumes on Contextual Christology (Orbis 2011); The Galilean Jesus (Special Issue of Theological Studies 2009); and The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuría (with Kevin Burke, S.J., 2006). He serves on the board for the Instituto Hispano of the Jesuit School of Theology; as a consultant for the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries at Santa Clara University, and has daughters who participated this summer in university-sponsored service projects in El Salvador and Ghana. Kate has just finished six weeks working with Sr. Peggy O'Neill at the Centro Arte y Paz in Suchitoto supported by a Jean Donovan Fellowship from the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara.
Greg Lamb MBA ’74 is a principal at EnergyOurWay.com LLC, an energy services consulting company. Lamb has 30 years of experience in the process and energy sectors. He and his wife, Pam, are enjoying their four grandchildren and live in the Salt Lake City area.
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Tim Johnson '71, '74 M.A. writes: "Karen & I celebrated 40 years (40 mutually agreeable/satisfying 1 year contracts!), with 2 daughters, 6 grandkids (8-13). Live in San Jose/Almaden Valley, while I toil to keep Karen in new shoes. Two knee replacements, almost hairless, carrying a few extra kilos, but still an optimist with a gratitude for my faith, family and friends."
Thomas E. Jensen ’74, JD ’77, is living the retired life at 8800 feet, in a mountaintop log home 40 miles west of Colorado Springs. Living the life!
Sam Imperati '74 is the Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management, Inc (ICM), an Oregon-based, national and international provider of mediation, facilitation, and training services. Imperati has been an attorney for more than 31 years, is Martindale-Hubble AV rated, and has managed more than 2,500 disputes. He was formerly Assistant Corporate Counsel with Nike, in private practice, and has handled litigation and mediated everything from “Admiralty to Zoning.” He has served as a Judge Pro Tem, as Chair of the Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and as an Executive Committee member of the Portland Neighborhood Mediation Center Advisory Committee. Imperati has been a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Oregon Mediation Association (OMA), the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), and the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). He was on the OSB Ethics Committee, was Chair of the Multnomah Local Professional Responsibility Committee, and serves on OMA’s Standards and Practices Committee. He appears in the 2006 through 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for mediation. He was the recipient of the 2007 Oregon Mediation Association Sid Lezak Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Mediation in Oregon. In 2010, he received the Oregon State Bar ADR Section, Lezak Award for mediation.
Mark Hyde J.D. ’74 formed a nonprofit organization to challenge what was proposed to be the largest shopping center in Maui County, Hawaii, and prevailed before the Hawaii Land Use Commission in January. In February he received the 2013 Malama Ka Aina award from the Maui Chapter of the Sierra Club for his work.
Joanna Haston '74 writes, "Greetings, Class of '74! Lyn '74 and I look forward to seeing you at the Grand Reunion in October. Blessings."
Linda (Bader) Harroff '74 is enjoying retirement in Maine by sailing, gardening, and volunteering. She writes, "It beats work!"
Steve Flint '74 has joined the University of Idaho Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management as an Affiliate Instructor.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Phillip Duhe ’74, MBA ’76 writes, "I can't believe it has been 40 years since graduation in the Mission Gardens. My wife Janet and I have resided in American Canyon, Calif. since 1989 and celebrated 35 years of marriage this June. We've put two kids through UC Berkeley where they played in the Cal Marching Band (sorry SCU, but no football team). I work as an Analytics Consultant with Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. Our daughter, Jessica, is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Hospital-SF and son Justin, a Briefing Manager at Oracle Corp. As my spouse will be in the UK in October, I will be attending the SCU Class of '74 Reunion solo and visiting my niece who is a member of the SCU Class of 2017. SCU Memories: Panty raid in Freshman Orientation Week; Dorm room fire on my floor in Graham; Friday nights at the pool hall and bowling alley in Benson."
Constantin Delivanis MBA '74, an entrepreneur who co-founded Sand Hill Group, BDNA, a source of information about IT infrastructure, and was the creator of Technopedia.com, a social community for IT professionals, was profiled in Forbes for his contributions to the Silicon Valley Start-up Common.
John Cruden J.D. ’74 was confirmed by the United States Senate to be the assistant attorney general for Environment and Natural Resources Division for the United States Department of Justice. Cruden was originally appointed to the position in an announcement on December 23, 2013.
Patrice (Koda) Coyle ’74 is serving her second term as chair of the Dignity Health Sacramento Service Area Board and was honored to meet President Obama, White House senior staff, and congressional leaders in February. She continues to serve on the boards of Cristo Rey High School and Mercy Foundation and joined the California Hospital Association’s Governance Forum in 2011.