Class Notes | Obituaries
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Anthony (A.J.) Perry ’07 married Lyssa Hughes on May 25, 2014 in San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego Rowing Club. The wedding was officiated by SCU grad See Yew Mo M.S. ’12 and other Broncos in attendance included: Michael Zozos ’06, Alvin Chen ’07, Michael Wiesner ’05, J.D. ’11, Taylor Thorn ’08, Katie (Fitzsimmons) Sullivan ’06, Tania Samsonoff ’10, and Bucky the Bronco!
Teddy Patty J.D. ’07 and Kalila (Spain) Patty J.D. ’07 - a beautiful girl, Nailah Sarai on March 18, 2012. Nailah joins sister Arielle, 3. The family resides in San Jose.
Elizabeth Sandoval ’07 and Joewel Pascual on Dec. 17, 2011, at the Santa Clara Mission. The ceremony was presided by Father Matthew Carnes, S.J. Broncos in attendance were: Maria Sandoval ’98, Anna Carroll ’07, Kerry Vann ’07, Greg Phipps ’07, Omid Faghiri ’07, Ira Movshovich ’08, Virginia Suarez ’08, and Sara Garcia ’10. Liz works for XOOM Corporation in San Francisco, and Joewel is pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy. The couple resides in Newark, Calif.
Broncos Clayton Hoefer ’07 and Katrina Ostertag ’08 celebrated their wedding July 13, 2013.
C. Paige (Wilson) O'Donoghue ’07 married Colin O'Donoghue on Sept. 10, 2011.
Megan O'Connor Mershon ’07 writes, "On May 27th, 2012 Zach Mershon ’07 and I got married."
Jenny Moody '07, Assistant Director, Chapters and Groups for the SCU Alumni Association and Brian Sullivan were married on May 8, 2010. The ceremony was at Mission Santa Clara, presided by Father Jack Treacy, S.J. '77. The bridal party included Emily Wilcox '03 '10, Kate Hurley '09, and Julia Niles '07. Other Broncos in attendance: Craig '04 and Melissa Corica '04, Michael Ledesma '07, Andrea Nicholson '07, Emily Houdeshell '07, Daniele Gardner '08, Hector Guzman '07, Anthony Young '09, Joey Karp '09, Missy Reinhardt '08, Kristen Harvey '07, John Spieth '06, Tracy Silvey '07, Maggie Spicer '07, Carey DeAngelis '05, Maureen Muscat '91 '99, Kathy Kale '86, Arnie '86 and Maria von Massenhausen '87. Other SCU community members in attendance were Father Michael E. Engh, S.J. and Jim Briggs (President's Office).
Elisabeth Mineta ’88 was named by Gov. Schwarzenegger to the Monterey County Superior Court . Mineta has served the bench as a legal research attorney for the past five years, and she will become the 19th judge on the Monterey County Superior Court bench.
Brittany Dove '07 and Joey Melo '07 got married on July 17, 2010 in Dallas, Tex. They now happily reside in Monterey, Calif., where Brittany works as a registered nurse and Joey works as a doctor of physical therapy.
Mark Luedtke, S.J., MDIV '07 was ordained a Jesuit priest June 11 on the campus of Marquette University by Bishop Blase J. Cupich of the Diocese of Rapid City, S.D. As a Jesuit, Luedtke earned a master of arts in social philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 2004, and most recently a master's degree in divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. His priestly formation has included service as a chaplain; with men's and women's volleyball teams at Loyola University Chicago; as an assistant with SPRED (a Catechism for the developmentally disable in Chicago); as a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults co-director in Oakland; and as a retreat co-director at St. Theresa Parish in Oakland. Luedtke is eager to begin his next assignment, which will be a two-year cycle of preparation for service in high school administration.
Louis Lane Jr. '07, MBA '13 is a Campaign Manager at the non-profit organization Junior Achievement of Northern California, which promotes financial literacy and work readiness skills to children K-12 throughout 23 counties in California.
Kim Kelley '03, M.A. '05 and Scott Lafranconi '03, M.A. '07 were wed on June 13th at Mission Santa Clara. Heather Kelley '99 was the Maid of Honor. The couple makes their home in Almaden Valley of San Jose.
Thomas Knowles '07 married Jessie Ann Feeny on July 16 at the Bar W Ranch in Whitefish, Mont.
Yasemin Kimyacioglu '07 volunteers for an HIV/AIDS treatment project in Botswana.
Alan D. Khalfin J.D. ’07 was named managing attorney of Vaksman Law California. A native of the Bay Area, Khalfin has vast experience in estate planning, asset protection, and start-up law and strategy. He received his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, attended Cornell Law School’s Institute of International and Comparative Law, and holds a BA from UCLA.
Julie Juarez ’07 has been named manager of social media and communications at USA Hockey, where's she'll be the primary contact for the U.S. Women's National Team Program and also oversee USA Hockey's social media efforts. Juarez served as a media relations assistant for the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks during the 2011–12 season. She also worked with the Sharks during the 2006–07 campaign as a media relations intern. She worked in SCU's athletic media relations department 2009–11. Juarez played NCAA Division I soccer at Santa Clara. She was the starting goalkeeper 2003–06 and earned All-America honors while helping the Broncos to the 2004 NCAA Women's College Cup.
Cara Daw ’07 and Lucas Jones M.S. ’10 were married at Mission Santa Clara on March 16, 2013; by officiant Luis Calero, S.J., M.Div., S.T.M., ’83. Bridesmaids included Maid of Honor Tara King ’07, J.D. ’10, Jackie Da Costa ’07, Kelley DeGoede, Sheila (Jones) Dokulil, Michelle Hostrup ’07, Katie Miller, and Katie Omura ’07. Groomsmen included Best Man Nick Svoboda, John Daw ’03, Michael Daw ’02, Andy Dokulil, Alex Reinkordt, Ben Stalder, and James Vaske. Cara is an active CPA and works in the Finance department at Google Inc. Luke is the Engineering Lead at GENWI, a Silicon Valley-based startup. The couple now resides in San Mateo.
Mercedes Lourdes Jalaan '07 and Edward-Elex Cary Arteche '05 were married on Aug. 4, 2012, at the Mission Church.
Matt Hatzke '07, former San Jose Earthquakes soccer player, recently wrote an editorial for Outsports. "My life hasn't been the same," he writes, since coming out to family and friends in 2013, "as I have found happiness like I couldn't understand before. I finally felt my life finding completion...I finally felt comfortable in my own skin."
Brady Harter ’07 married Francesca Budelli at Mission Santa Clara on June 30. Members of the wedding party included alums: Colin Harter ’04, Darren Harter ’11, Mark Litchman ’07, Thomas Knowles ’07, Daniel Soares ’07, Laura Hater ’04, Nicole Mendez ’07, and Elizabeth Weeker ’07. Dennis Harter '73 and Ann Harter ’73 are parents of the groom, and Robert Franceschini ’52 is the grandfather of the bride.
Brady Harter ’07 and his wife Francesca welcome their newest addition, Gianna Nadine, on Jan. 28. They live in Redwood City. Mom and baby are doing great! She already has Daddy wrapped around her finger.
Seasoned family law attorney Yadhira N. Gutierrez J.D. '07 joined Hoge Fenton, a leading Northern California law firm, as an associate. Gutierrez has exclusively focused on family law since January 2008 and offers her clients a full range of services, from premarital and marital agreements to strong advocacy representation when issues cannot be resolved by mutual agreement. Gutierrez is often appointed by the court to act as minor’s counsel, representing children who don’t otherwise have a voice in the family law process. She is also active in the community, working with the Santa Clara County Pro Bono Project and as a Spanish Family Court Services Orientation Instructor for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2014, the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section honored her with the Henry B. Collada Memorial Award. This distinction recognizes extraordinary service, contribution and professionalism with a focus on the betterment of families and children involved with Family Court.