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1963

UGRD Engineering '63
Walsh, Jack

Freshman Dorm: Nobili

Jack Walsh '63 writes, "Married to my wife, Patty for 49 years. We have five children and 16 grandchildren. Still working in my own business and enjoying good health. Life is good."

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 2:35P
UGRD Leavey Business '63
Specchierla, Lawrence

Freshman Dorm: O'Connor

Lawrence A. Specchierla ’63 writes that he retired in 1999 after a 36-year career in financial management with Texaco, Inc. He lives in Palm Springs, Calif., with his wife, Maureen (Harty) ’65, and is the co-president of the Palm Springs Alumni Chapter that covers the Coachella Valley. He spends his time playing golf, traveling, recruiting high school students for SCU in the Coachella Valley, and coordinating the AARP Tax Aide program in Palm Springs. He and his wife will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They have three grown children (two graduated from Santa Clara), three granddaughters, and two grandsons who all live in California.

submitted Apr. 11, 2013 1:15P
GRD Law '63
Panetta, Leon
Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 will be the speaker at the 162nd Santa Clara undergraduate commencement on June 15. Said Panetta, “Sylvia and I are honored to be recognized by Santa Clara University. Santa Clara has a special place in our hearts. It’s where we first met; it is where I learned many of the core values that have guided me from the earliest days of my career.”
submitted May. 6, 2013 7:38P
'63
Millett, Joseph

Joseph Francis Millett ’63 writes, "Looking forward to October."

submitted Mar. 29, 2013 10:42P
'63
Meagher, Joe

Freshman Dorm: O'Connor

Joe Meagher ’63 writes that prior to being discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1967, he married Karen (wife of 46 years) and began his teaching/coaching career at Menlo College, in California. In 2007, he retired from teaching at Woodinville High Schoo, in Washington state, where he taught history, coached basketball, and served as athletic director. Living in Bothell, Wash., he continues to coach (Jackson High School, Mill Creek) while enjoying the three grandchildren who live in the Puget Sound area.

submitted Mar. 26, 2013 11:56A
GRD Leavey/MBA '63
Maffeo, Edward

Edward Maffeo ’49, MBA ’63 and wife Joyce recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at their residence in Erie, Colo., including their great grandchildren,  Alexandria and Eli, ages 4 and 2.

submitted May. 20, 2011 10:21A
'63
Hackworth, Michael
Michael L. Hackworth ’63 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for enriching our community, our institution, our profession, our lives, and our aspirations. As a high-tech leader and a respected senior executive, Hackworth’s experience in semiconductors with industry leaders such as Motorola, Fairchild, and Philips Semiconductor led to his founding of Cirrus Logic, where, as CEO, he grew the company to more than $1  billion in annual revenue in just ten years. His support of the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose encourages the next generation of engineers, and his commitment to advancing teaching, learning, and scholarship in applied ethics, and his support of women in engineering through an endowment created with his wife, Joan, makes Mike Hackworth a cherished recipient of the award. 
submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:52A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '63
Giachetti, Ernest

Ernest Giachetti '63, was recognized with the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's 2009 Medallion of Distinction. The award is the alumni association's highest honor and given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the Dugoni School of Dentistry, research, dental education, or the community. Giachetti has served on the school's faculty for 42 years. Additionally, he volunteers with a small group of fellow alumni to provide a homemade cioppino dinner for the dental school's first-year students each July. "To be recognized by the Dugoni School for doing what I love doing is incredible," said Giachetti. "It is one of the most significant and humbling honors I've ever received." He also maintains a private dental practice in Cupertino, Calif.

submitted Jun. 21, 2010 11:34A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '63
Fugua, James

James B. Fugua '63 has been elected to be Vice Commodore of Stillwater Yacht Club at Pebble Beach.

submitted Jul. 11, 2011 9:13A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '63
Firpo, Frank


Frank Firpo '63 retired from his 45-year long coaching career at Burlingame High School. Firpo coached softball, volleyball, girls basketball and boys basketball at Burlingame in addition to teaching history and physical education and serving as athletic director from 2000-06. He retired as a teacher in 2004.

submitted Sep. 1, 2010 12:29P
'63
Di Bono, Reno

Reno Di Bono ’63 writes that he has been married to Anna Maria for 50 years and has lived in Cupertino for 50 years. They have three sons—Reno ’87, Jeff ’88, and Dave ’92—and nine grandchildren. Di Bono was a basketball coach and teacher of American history at St. Francis High School (1964–1969). He then taught AP American history for 33 years at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino (1969–2002). He has been a professional accordionist for 40 years,(www.italianaccordion.com) and continues to lecture on American history at a variety of local community organizations.

submitted Nov. 1, 2013 8:48A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '63
Cable, Richard

Richard Cable '63 writes: "Recently was a playing member of the first American baseball team to visit mainland China to engage the Chinese in baseball games. The Americans took 4 out of 5 games and, at 72, I was the oldest person to ever play baseball in China."

submitted Nov. 6, 2012 10:24A
'63
Bachmann, Robert

Robert Bachmann '63 retired in 2001 from Northrop Grumman and is now teaching part time at Monterey Naval Postgraduate School. 

submitted Apr. 13, 2010 12:36P

1964

GRD Leavey/MBA '64
Wilson, Richard

Richard Wilson MBA '64 and his wife, Celia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March.

submitted May. 28, 2013 5:27P
'64
Weston, Paul

Paul F. Weston '64,  MA '73 taught during the spring semester at The Royal University of Phenom Phen. He worked with students in the English Support Program. These students are in teacher training and are learning curriculum management, classroom strategies, and effective teaching skills.

submitted Feb. 3, 2009 7:30P
'64
Ucovich, Miguel

Miguel Ucovich '64 was selected to the Board of Directors for the California League of Cities for a two year term beginning in September of 2011. Ucovich is a council member in the Town of Loomis

submitted Jul. 24, 2011 6:50A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '64
Turner, John

John Turner ’64 M.A. ’72 writes that he currently lives in downtown San Jose after living in Los Gatos for 30 years. He Retired in 2004 after teaching high school English for 35 years. He enjoys volunteering and serving on two boards.

submitted May. 19, 2012 7:41P
UGRD Leavey Business '64
Tone, Nick

Freshman Dorm: Kenna

Nick Tone ’64 is retired from the high-tech industry having worked for Westinghouse Electric, Northrop Grumman and Intel. He has been residing in the Sierra foothills for 15 years. Nick enjoys watching his four grandsons grow (Gabe, Jose & Tony, sons of Elizabeth Ann Tone Kitch, and Jonah Tone, son of Joseph P. Tone ’01). Nick is one of the class of ’64 alum traveling with their families to Sunriver Ore., yearly, since 1989. In Sunriver they enjoy golf and other outdoor activities. Over these 25 years 25 different classmates have participated in the annual trek. Nick looks forward to our 50th reunion this fall and his classmates' induction into the Gianera Society.

submitted Mar. 4, 2014 12:42P
UGRD Leavey Business '64
Sullivan Jr, Clarence R (Snowhite)

Clarence Sullivan ’64 writes: “My grandad taught the Commercial Course in 1911. My parents and four grandparents are buried at the University Cemetery and my daughter, Kieran Sullivan, is a professor in Psychology now.”

submitted Jun. 28, 2012 11:26P
UGRD Leavey Business '64
Smith, Peter

Pete Smith ’64 and his wife Becky have two granddaughters attending Santa Clara: Kelsey Inch ’15 and her sister Katrina Inch ’17. Kelsey is in the Honors Program, is a Kappa, and works in the athletic dept. Katrina is on the women's volleyball team. Pete and Becky live in Sun Valley, Idaho

submitted May. 31, 2013 3:16P
'64
Scott, Irv

Irv Scott '64 and his wife, Sylvia, just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. They have three sons—Chris, Brian '93, and Matt—and two grandchildren. In 1976 Scott founded the Sacramento law firm Porter Scott, specializing in defense of civil lawsuits. He's a pitcher/second baseman in the Sacramento Mens Senior Baseball League and in National Tournaments put on by the MSBL, NABA and ROY HOBBS organizations. The team has won 13 World Series Championships since 1992. In 2008 he was inducted into the Sacramento Mens Senior Baseball League Hall of Fame. His other interests include golf, skiing, hiking, reading, and traveling. He and his wife divide their time between Sacramento, Calif., and Sun Valley, Idaho.

submitted Aug. 2, 2014 9:42A
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