Class Notes

Class Notes | Obituaries

Submit a Class Note or Obituary »

Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1960s

1965

'65
Vlahutin, Paul

Paul Vlahutin '65 teaches engineering and mathematics at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn.

submitted May. 21, 2009 4:26P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '65
Schirle, Joan

Joan Schirle '65 stars as Mary Jane in "Mary Jane: The Musical" at Dell'Arte's Mad River Festival. Joan is Founding Artistic Director of Dell'Arte International www.dellarte.com and lives in Blue Lake, California.

Contact Joan
www.dellarte.com Facebook: Joan Schirle Facebook: Dell'Arte International LinkedIn: Joan Schirle
submitted May. 31, 2012 7:50P
'65
Raddatz, Diane

Diane Raddatz '65 writes, "Still kicking and enjoying each day - a gift of God."

submitted Jul. 1, 2015 3:03P
UGRD Engineering '65
Peterson, Paul

Paul L. Peterson ’65 retired in 2007 after nine years as founder and CEO of Aurum Consulting Engineers, a professional electrical engineering consulting business in Monterey, Calif. Aurum continues in operation.

Contact Paul
papeterson@comcast.net
submitted May. 3, 2012 2:10P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '65
Jonas, Junona

Junona Jonas '65 writes: "Bruce and I are enjoying retirement and getting to travel. I am currently working with Catherine's Center, a transition home for women leaving prison. Also serving as Chairperson of The St. Mary's Hospital Board of Directors in San Francisco."

submitted May. 4, 2011 12:42P
'65
Holly, kathy (Halligan)

 Professional singer-actress and musician Kathy Holly '65 will be appearing in Bejing at the CD Jazz Cafe on Saturday, April 3rd and at the East Shore Club on Sunday, April 4th. She'll be promoting her new CD, Roundtrip. Following her Beijing appearance, she will be conducting a Masters workshop in Performing Arts at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang City, the Capitol of Hebei Province. Holly is from San Francisco, California and was the first Cabaret singer in China to sing in Shanghai and Bejing in 1979 when she did cultural exchange performances, while performing on a Cruise Ship, the first one to travel the South China Sea all year. She sings in several languages and will perform songs from her new CD as well as Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook. She will bring Certificates of Honor from Assemblywoman, Fiona Ma, San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom '89,  the Mayor of Shijiazhuang City, and Hebei University's President. For more information visit: www.kathyholly.com

Contact kathy
http//www.kathyholly.com
submitted Mar. 19, 2010 4:15P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '65
Holly, Kathy (Halligan)

Kathy Holly '65 lives in San Francisco and is a Musician, Singer, Actress and Voice-Over specialist and Performing Arts Coach who recently returned from Beijing and Hebei University in China, where she taught a Masters Class and gave a concert. An entrepreneur of the Performing Arts, she produces events and performs in the Bay Area. Updates are on her website: www.kathyholly.com.

Contact Kathy
www.kathyholly.com Facebook
submitted Sep. 23, 2010 9:39A
'65
Holly, Kathy (Halligan)

Kathy Holly '65 is an actress, voice-over, musician, and producer. She produces special events and cabaret shows throughout the Bay Area as wells as "Supper Club Nite" at the Villa D'Este in San Francisco; an open mic at the Cafe Utopia; performs in Mystery Theatre; produces and hosts her TV show Spotlight and teaches music and performing arts; and tutors students who speak English as a second language, focusing on public speaking and accent reduction. She lives in San Francisco and is the proud mother of her daughter, Dr. Kelly Morris, who practices medicine at Highland Hospital in Oakland.

Contact Kathy
http://www.kathyholly.com Facebook YOUTUBE
submitted May. 5, 2015 11:48A
'65
Happoldt, Richard

Richard “Hap” Happoldt ’65, co-chair of the Class of 1965 Reunion Committee, writes, “Starting back about 1992 or '93, Bill Jaeger '65, Harry Miller '65, Bill Terheyden '65, and Barry DeVita '65 got together for lunch one afternoon. That led to other lunches every now and then, and soon the list of attendees started to grow. In the late '90s, Barry formalized a roster with about 40 names on it, and lunches were held two or three times a year. Barry (who passed away in 2013) was the key to what is today one of the largest groups from Santa Clara that meets on a quarterly basis. Since Barry passed the mantle for this group in 2004, the roster has grown to 112 classmates, including 28 of the 'First Co-eds.' Our quarterly lunches in San Francisco continue to be our own social media and are highlighted every December with our Christmas lunch, which draws up to 65 people. One great aspect of having four lunches a year is that it makes it easy to schedule at least one lunch, especially for those living out of state. We're pretty sure this group is quite special and hope it will stir other classes to start something on their own—and we'll be happy to help. Looking forward to our upcoming 50th reunion in October and hoping for some eye-popping attendance numbers!"

submitted Feb. 27, 2015 2:21P
GRD Leavey/MBA '65
Fargher, Larry

Larry Fargher MBA '65 was awarded the NAR Realtor Emeritus Award by the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) in July. The former Santa Clara Council and Mayor (1964-1965) and longtime community leader was recognized by for his 40 years as a real estate professional.

submitted Sep. 1, 2010 12:05P
'65
Fargher, Lawrence

Lawrence L. Fargher MBA '65, CEO of Realcom Associates, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming edition of The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who, a New York-based biographical publication that selects and distinguishes leading professionals throughout North America who have attained a recognizable degree of success in their field of endeavor and thereby contribute to the growth of their industry and profession.

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 2:17P
'65
Cahill, Boyd

Boyd Cahill '65 reports that he is healthy and active. He and Karen Cahill have been marriedfor 12 years, and he is the father of five children and nine grandchildren.

submitted Jun. 10, 2009 2:49P

1966

UGRD Leavey Business '66
Wiechers, Jim

Jim Wiechers ’66 is in his fifth year as men’s golf coach at Napa Valley College and will start his fourth year, in the fall, as women’s golf coach. His background includes 13 years on the PGA Tour and for the last 19 years has been the principal golf instructor previously at Chardonnay GC and presently at Eagle Vines GC.


submitted May. 8, 2012 1:02P
'66
Ventura, Peter

Peter Ventura ’66, J.D. ’72 is the new president of the Rotary Club of Clearlake. Ventura joined the Rotary Club shortly after he and his wife, Pinky, who is a registered nurse case manager at Adventist Health, moved to Hidden Valley Lake in 2007, following his retirement after 30 years in the wine industry.

He began his career while attending Santa Clara University from 1962 to 1966 and expanded his studies from 1969 to 1972 to receive a juris doctor degree. He practiced law for 10 years with a focus on Oil and Gas Ad Valorem tax, representing county assessors as independent trial counsel, according to Marvin Carpenter. 
 
Ventura returned to the wine industry in 1985, holding senior positions in marketing, public relations and management. He was also senior vice president for Robert Mondavi Winery and chief director general of Opus One, where his responsibilities included all aspects of operations such as vineyards, wine making, marketing, sales, finance and administration.
Ventura is a former officer and director of the North American Institute of Masters of Wine in London; past director, officer, and chairman of the American Institute of Wine and Food; past president of the Napa Valley Oakville Winegrowers Association, a former North American director of Grapes and Humanity and is a Supreme Knight of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine.
 
Ventura's Rotary goals include supporting events such as the Fourth of July fireworks and providing security alarms for the Little League ballfield. His community service projects include the ongoing Baby Fair, a job shadow day for students in Lower Lake High School (LLHS), new dictionaries for all the third-grade students in the Konocti Unified School District, and the annual Community Christmas Dinner, which serves more than 900 people in the area annually, Carpenter stated.
 
His school service projects include awarding scholarships to students from Yuba Community College, LLHS and Carlé Continuing Education School as well as raising funds to support the athletic, music and performing arts programs at LLHS. Ventura wants to financially support youth services such as the Safe House in Clearlake, Sober Grad Night and Clearlake Food Bank.
Additionally, he wants to provide for the 2014 Uganda Mission Program and Rotary International's ongoing quest to rid the world of Polio.
 
submitted Aug. 26, 2013 6:59A
UGRD Engineering '66
Palla, Larry

Larry Palla ’66 has recently changed careers after 43 years at Greene Engineers. He and his wife Barbara are now running an organic farm, Meder Street Farms, in Santa Cruz. They also spent time with their grandkids, ages 1,4 and 6.

submitted Feb. 8, 2014 11:11A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '66
Nichols, Michael

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.

submitted Sep. 17, 2010 4:09P
'66
Morrow, James

James Morrow MBA '66, Ph.D. '73 is chairman, president and CEO of Green Energy 1, Inc., a designer, developer, owner, and operator of waste to energy technology and solar plants for the generation of electricity and production of potable water worldwide.

submitted May. 10, 2010 4:29P
GRD Leavey/MBA '66
Home, Stephen

Stephen D. Home '62, MBA '66 writes, "Still alive and working full time as a Financial Planner with MetLife, and continue to keep in touch with many of my class mates. Two grandchildren to talk about, just ask. I am currently living in Palo Alto."

Contact Stephen
work phone, (408)352-3968; e-mail shome@metlife.com
submitted Jun. 7, 2010 5:08P
'66
Hillis, John

John "Jack" Hillis '66, a longtime Saratoga resident, will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley in December.

The recognition will be presented for his longstanding involvement in the organization. Hillis has served faithfully over the years, currently on the club's golf committee, and was a member of the board of directors for 15 years, including serving as board president. He was chosen for the prestigious award by an internal selection committee, based on his service and dedication to the club.

Over the years, Hillis and his wife Polly have supported the club with their time and treasure including supporting silent auctions, committee work and donations. Hillis has been affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley for 25 years and served as president for three years.

He's also the president and founder of Hillis Financial Services and has more than 40 years experience providing financial planning and asset management advice to individuals, corporate executives and business owners.

submitted Nov. 4, 2012 7:50P
'66
Hillis, John

John "Jack" Hillis '66, President of Hillis Financial Services in San Jose, has been named to the LPL Financial Chairman's Council. This prestigious distinction is based on a ranking of revenues of all registered LPL advisors. Jack was ranked 90th of over 13,100 advisors.

Contact John
www.hillisfinancial.com
submitted Apr. 17, 2013 10:57A
'66
Happoldt, Richard
Richard Happoldt ’66 writes: "This was the fourth cruise for this group from the class of '66. The first was to Mexico in '94 (everyone was turning 50!), then to the Caribbean in 2004, on to Alaska in 2009, and then this Canadian cruise that kicked off in Boston. We sailed north to and around Nova Scotia, ending in Quebec—a Bucket List city if ever there was one!  A train ride to Montreal for a couple of days and then homeward bound.  Thirty hearty travelers, eating too much, remembering how to play "Pedro" (card game played for hours on end in the '60s), supporting local economies, eating too much, laughing too much, and completely taking over the karaoke bar one night on the ship. Go Broncos! The next event is in the planning stages for a getaway weekend on The Central Coast next year to celebrate turning the BIG SEVEN-O!"
 
submitted Oct. 30, 2013 8:39A
UGRD Leavey Business '66
Green, James

James P. Green '66 writes: "Still in active law practice of my 39th year as trial lawyer. 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren--soon to be 4."

submitted May. 27, 2011 12:14P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '66
Gomes, Don

Don Gomes ’66 teaches at University of Alaska Anchorage and serves on the Anchorage Arts Advisory Commission. He and wife Ann Holt are staff to their Aussie “Bear.”

submitted May. 30, 2012 6:27P
Viewing 76-100 of 190 (page 4 of 8)
first | prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | next | last

Search all notes/obituaries: