Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing obituaries submitted anytime by graduates in the 2000s
David A. Godinez ’07, M.A. '10 of Morgan Hill was born in 1966 and died on Feb. 17, 2013.
Brian Edward Drocco ’08, a resident of Sunnyvale, was taken from us in a car accident Feb. 24. No words can describe this loss for his loving parents, Carol and Dan, and his beloved brother, Jeff. His smile and his laughter graced our lives. It was too short a time. Brian grew up in Cupertino, attended St Francis High School in Mt. View, and graduated from Santa Clara University in 2008 with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a member of the first, very successful Solar Decathlon team at SCU. Upon graduation, Brian and a few other engineers from that team began a startup company, Valence Energy. Valence was recently acquired by Serious Energy, where Brian was currently working.
Brian loved technology, loved music, and loved being a part of Silicon Valley.
Most of all, he had a joyful optimism for life that he shared with his family and countless friends. Brian, may your marvelous, baritone voice join the choirs of angels in heaven.
Steven John Hardt-English ’08, resident of San Jose, died suddenly on Jan. 17. He was 29 years old. He lost a brave 3-year fight against a disease he was so close to beating. He would make progress, accomplish so much, and then be overcome again. He was a kind, thoughtful and intelligent young man who had so much he wanted to do. We fought together as a family, yet ultimately were powerless. We miss him so much. Steven attended Booksin Elementary, Willow Glen Middle School, and Willow Glen and Valley Christian High Schools. He went on to attend the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business in 2008 with a degree in finance. Professionally, he was most recently an assistant financial planner at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in San Jose. He developed affiliations with Rotaract of Silicon Valley and Salvation Army Silicon Valley. He was a member of SCU Leavey School of Business Alumni Network, Phi Kappa Theta Honor Society, and a California Scholarship Federation lifetime member. For 10 years, Steve enjoyed playing ice hockey in the Sharks Ice adult league and developed a love of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in which he assisted with youth and adult classes and private instruction. He is survived by his sister, Kimberly English of San Mateo, his mother and father, Michael and Pamela English of Truckee, Calf., his aunts and uncles, Peter and Kathy English, Stuart English, Scott Hardt and Leslie Wright of Los Angeles, and his great aunts and uncle, Helen Tish, Mary Rohde, Mary and John Hardt and many cousins. Steven spent a very happy last day, skating for miles on a frozen lake in Truckee. He had a warm, happy nature and tried to bring a smile and comfort to whomever he met.
Lorene Stevenson M.A. '09 on Dec. 9, 2009. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, Lorene passed away with her family in her heart. She was born & raised in Turlock, Calif., before moving to San Jose in 1952. Lorene was a dedicated teacher in the Campbell Union School District from 1952-1992, until moving to San Diego to retire with her husband Bruce. A celebration of her wonderful life was held in San Diego on December 28.
James W. Dolan Sr. '44, age 87, of Bozeman passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. Jim was a man of great humor, honor and family. He spent his life making friends wherever he went and looked for opportunities to share his gift of laughter. Never a stranger did he meet. His family was his joy. He was born on June 7, 1922, in Alameda, Calif., to Dr. Paul E. and Veronica Concannon Dolan.Jim was a graduate of Livermore High School, and attended Santa Clara University for two years. To honor his country he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for three years during World War II.In 1945 he married Jean Addleman, whom he referred to often as a 'saint' for her kindness to others. They were wed at St. Michael's Church in Livermore, Calif. They raised five children, a daughter and four sons. During that time Jim worked at his family's winery, Concannon Vineyards, the Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory, and the Livermore Parks and Recreation Department.Jim was an active father. His children learned to help and care for others by watching their dad. Together they enjoyed scouting, hunting, and other outdoor activities. He served as a Boy Scout Master for 12 years. He also loved his involvement with the Livermore Rodeo, established in 1918 by his uncle, Joseph Concannon. He was a rodeo director for 12 years.Though he loved his roots in Livermore, he brought his family to Montana in 1970 to raise cattle in various locations across the state. They ranched on three different ranches in Montana from 1970 to 1980 in Martinsdale, Cardwell and Sheridan. After selling the Sheridan ranch, they retired in Bozeman where Jim worked part time for the U.S. Forest Service. He was also the 'enforcer' as a parking lot attendant in downtown Bozeman. His employers loved his grand sense of humor and pride in his work. Jim was an avid member of Resurrection Parish and a 30-year member of the Knights of Columbus, first in Whitehall and later in Bozeman, and was Grand Knight in both lodges. He was also a 50-year member of the American Legion. Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean (Addleman); and children, Ruth Ann (Charlie) Todd of San Jose, Calif., Jim (Corrine) of Belgrade, Mike (Janis) of Ennis, Pat (Diane) of Three Forks and Tim (Pam) of Belgrade; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Jim passed away Aug. 13, 2009, at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman. Times of joy and laughter with him will be remembered with great affection.