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Therese King McNeil

Therese King McNeil August 13, 1939 - February 7, 2014 Resident of Monte Sereno, Therese died peacefully with her family in the home she cared for and cherished after a two year struggle with cancer. Therese is survived by Don '57, her husband of fifty years, by their four sons: Peter '90 ( Patricia), Timothy (Katie), Patrick '92 (Erica), and Thomas '98 (Darcie) and nine grandchildren: May Margaret, Eamon, Dillon, Ryan, Keira, Will, Luke, Timothy and Cassidy. Therese was born of Irish immigrant parents in San Francisco, California. She attended St. Rose Academy and Dominican College of San Rafael. She taught school in Marin County, then in Campbell after her marriage. She loved teaching and was an inspiration to her students and everyone around her. She retired from teaching to raise her four boys - a very polite and well mannered group, of course. The job she retired to was loving, guiding and supporting her husband and family. She did her new job well and was loved and valued in return. She was president of the Bellarmine Mothers' Guild, chair of the Bellarmine Fashion show, and active in and an officer of a number of non-profit agencies. She was also a member of Santa Clara University's Board of Fellows. Therese's particular gift was her ability to make and keep friends. She was interested in the stories of those around her, and was able to share with them a love of life, a sence of humor, a generous spirit and a scrupulous honesty. Her friends are loyal and legion. Therese will miss them and they her. 

submitted Apr. 22, 2014 9:02P
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Michael E. Kelly

Michael Kelly ’14 passed away on May 8, 2013, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was 21.

Born in Walnut Creek, CA, in 1992, Michael had lived in Modesto and was currently a junior at Santa Clara University. Michael is survived by his parents, Ed and Debbie Kelly, sisters, Kimberly, Maribeth and Bridget, brothers Zack Vagneur and Hasani Carr.

His passing at such a young age is reminder to us all to appreciate each and every person with whom we spend time, each and every day we share. May Michael's open and enthusiastic spirit nourish our own care for each other, especially in this time of grief.
submitted May. 23, 2013 1:26P
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John Arthur Stege Sr.

John Arthur Stege Sr. died on December 28, 2010. He was born in Los Angeles to Art and Clementine Donahue Stege. He was raised in Lancaster, California with his sister Katie (Whidden). While he was in the Retail Wholesale Wine and Spirits industry his entire business life, his real joy and love was in his family and flying. He matriculated from the Army Air Corp as a Major, having flown 125 missions in a P-38 fighter plane in both North Africa and The South Pacific in World War 2. His children had no idea growing up in Van Nuys California that their father was a war hero, as he never spoke of his exploits until his later years. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame for the Newport Beach American Legion Post #291. He was always in the family hall as the best father, friend, uncle, and grandpa anyone could ever have. It is with much joy and comfort that he is now reunited with his beloved wife Charlene Mary Mertes, who departed from us in June of 1999. He is survived by son John Stege Jr. ‘74, Los Gatos (Laura), Lorraine Ellen in Napa, Roseann Christine in Costa Mesa (Steve Wherry), Mary Lynn in Fairfield (John Askin), and Sally Elizabeth in Chico, and 7 grandchildren.

submitted Jan. 10, 2011 12:00P
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Jo Ann Costella

 

Jo Ann Costella died on Aug. 21, 2010. She was a resident of Santa Clara. Jo Ann was born on Apr. 12, 1928 to Charles and Nena Williams in Lodi, CA. She was raised in Chowchilla, CA until moving to Santa Cruz, CA and graduating from Santa Cruz High School in 1945. In 1946 she met Richard Costella, the love of her live, at the Cocoanut Grove on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and they were married March 3, 1951 at the Carmel Mission in Carmel, CA. In 1955 they bought a home in Santa Clara, CA and began raising three sons, Rick, Chris and Jon. In 1968, Jo Ann commenced on a rewarding twenty five years of employment at Santa Clara University before retiring in 1993 with a commendation of gratitude from The Rev. Paul Locatelli, S.J. At heart, Jo Ann was a small town girl but she loved to travel. She and Richard traveled extensively, visiting all points of the globe. Jo Ann is survived by her loving husband, Richard, of Santa Clara; son Rick and future daughter-in-law Kimberly Thompson of San Jose; son Jon and daughter-in-law Suze of Santa Clara; son Chris of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Patrick, Natalie, Sharon, Addison, Rachel, Spencer and great-grandsons Jordan and Holden. Jo Ann will be remembered for her unconditional love, support, and encouragement of her children and family.

 

submitted Sep. 13, 2010 4:12P
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Gregory Todd Savage

Gregory Todd Savage died July 15 of complications from cancer. A graduate of Texas A&M, he completed the teaching credential program and the coursework for a master's degree at Santa Clara. Greg taught at Pioneer High School in San Jose and was the son of Tom and Marsha Savage, both retired as professors emeriti from the Department of Education. Greg is survived by his family Crystalyn Savage M.A. ’06, Cody Savage, and Chelstie Prewitt, as well as his parents Dr. George and Mrs. Rexanna Latimer of Bryan, TX, Drs. Tom and Marsha Savage of Manteca CA, his brother Steve Savage of San Jose, his grandmother Norma K. West of Idaho, as well as many aunts, cousins, friends, and students.

submitted Jul. 26, 2012 10:13A
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Eugene A. Yuasa

Eugene Akio Yuasa J.D. ’89, March 7, 2013. He was 51, of Honolulu, and an attorney. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents James M. and Marjorie, brother Steven and sisters Frances Higashi and Ann Yuasa. 

submitted Oct. 14, 2013 9:04A
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Dale Schrumpf

Dale Schrumpf M.S. '73, MBA '80, May 5, 2014. Dale Schrumpf was born March 3, 1935, in Perryville, Mo., the first of three children.  He attended Missouri School of Mines and then moved to California to work as an engineer, after serving in the Army briefly.  He worked at Sylvania and GE when the microwave was first in development.  He worked at Lockheed Missiles and Space as an engineer in two different time periods, including work on the Space Station.  In between he worked at Quantic Enterprises, where he attained several patents.  He received a Master of Science degree and an MBA from Santa Clara University.  He also had a passion for sales and entrepreneurship.  For many years he traveled the Bay Area with his son, placing Christian books in grocery stores.  He started many of his own businesses, including Satellite Solutions, one of the first distributors of DISH Network systems in the Bay Area.  In his retirement, he enjoyed merchandising and product demonstration jobs, feeding his love of interacting with people.  After moving to Texas, he was able to return to his love of fishing.

Dale had a passion to read the Bible and serve the Lord.  He was active in Peninsula Bible Church (Palo Alto, Calif.) in the 60s and 70s, and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (Calif.) from the 80s until he moved to Texas in 2012.  In Arlington, he found a church home at Pantego Bible Church.  At Peninsula Bible Church he was active in evangelism programs, he helped with counseling at Billy Graham events, and he led a Bible study at Lockheed.  For several years he and his wife Dianne helped Wycliffe Bible Translators in their recruitment program (TOTAL It Up) in Temecula, Calif.  He attended Western Seminary in Santa Clara, Calif., for several years, working towards a Certificate.
 
He is preceded in death by his sister, Darleen Dunker.  He is survived by his brother Leman Schrumpf, his son John Schrumpf (Claudia), John’s mother Jan Schrumpf, step-daughter Beth Bryson, step-son Jim Bryson (Joelle) and their children, and Beth and Jim’s mother Dianne Bryson.
submitted May. 16, 2014 12:27P
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