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1998

UGRD Leavey Business '98
Jaime Norman-Sheldon '98

Jaime Norman-Sheldon '98 on June 30, 2009.  Jaime was a visual effects coordinator for the film industry and licensed in real estate.  She is survived by husband, Eric, and son, Jack Matthew. 

submitted Sep. 28, 2009 3:13P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Denise Lynne Lambeth

Denise Lynne Lambeth '98 of Hilo, Hawaii, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Providence St. Peter Hospital. Denise was born April 18, 1976 to Dr. James Lambeth and Nguyet Anh Huynh. Denise received her education in Hilo, and then went on to Santa Clara University and then back to the Islands to Hawaii Pacific to finish off her master's degree in Communications Systems. Denise was very analytical. She could always explain things in unique ways. She would have analogies that were crazy and that always somehow made sense.

submitted Nov. 18, 2010 11:40A
'98
Brian Hegarty

Brian Hegarty '95 on June 1, 2009. Hegarty, 35, had recently been named to head St. Clare Catholic School in Santa Clara as principal beginning in August. But Monday morning, after he didn't show up at school, he was discovered dead in his home. The coroner is still investigating the cause of death. Santa Clara police say they found nothing suspicious.  "The entire community is devastated," said principal Kathy Almazol. "Students say he's the best teacher they ever had. Parents say he's their favorite teacher."  He understood well both the mission of Catholic schools, she said, as well as the challenges of middle-schoolers. In his classroom, through discussions of current events, morality and faith, he tried to "raise students into adults that would make decisions based on conscience, commitment and compassion," Almazol said.  Hegarty's death came during the most festive and chaotic week of school, with eighth-graders celebrating their final school Mass tonight, then graduating Thursday. The eighth-graders started a Facebook memorial page in his honor and wrote notes about him on a big poster that hangs outside his classroom.  "Having a positive adult male role model at our school, especially for the middle school — he was just one of those guys that was cool," said Sheila Dowd, vice chair of the school's parent teacher group. "He always had a smile on his face and was the first to volunteer. He was just a good soul."  Hegarty grew up in Phoenix and graduated from the Jesuit-run Brophy High School there, but he was considered a "local boy" here. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a master's degree and earned his doctorate in education at the University of San Francisco. He began teaching at St. Clare in 1999.


submitted Jul. 9, 2009 2:04P

1999

'99
Sean O'Bryan

Sean Gabriel O'Bryan ’99 left this world on Jan. 18, 2013. Born July 4, 1977, he attended Brophy College Preparatory and Santa Clara University (Computer Engineering). He was a gifted trumpet player. Gabriel lived a full, joy-filled and generous life in Seattle, working for Microsoft and creating a company of his own. He joins his beloved grandfathers Dr. Eugene Acosta Marin and Louis Bertrand O'Bryan, Sr., and awaits being reunited with his loved ones: parents Bert & Marty; brothers Michael, Seamus Raphael, Devin; grandmothers Marie Marin and Frances O'Bryan, his loving aunts and uncles, and many, many cousins. 

submitted Feb. 11, 2013 11:48A
'99
Gerald Bouchard Hansen

Gerald Bouchard Hansen HON '99, Sept. 6, 1926 - April 17, 2009. Jerry, a sixty-year resident of San Jose, attorney and businessman was preceded in death by his beautiful and beloved wife, Barbara Bressani, and his eldest son, Richard. His surviving children—Joan, Lynn, John and Anne—are forever grateful for his love, generosity, and kick-in-the-pants humor. Five adoring grandchildren—Julie, Catherine, David, Carolyn and Kevin—and new, twin great-granddaughters renewed his spirit and gave him untold joy. All the family, including friends Mary and Les Boughton will deeply miss Jerry. Born in San Francisco, he attended St. Ignatius High then onto Redlands, U.S.C., and Cal, finishing at Stanford and U.S.F. law schools all on the GI Bill. He loved practicing law but was most pleased when, in an effort to give back for the opportunity the GI Bill and his Jesuit education had provided, he represented for many years various Catholic Archdiocesan interests on a pro bono and fee basis. He was appointed and voluntarily served as both Federal Magistrate and Judge Pro Tem (South Bay). He sat on the Cal State Bar Assoc. Condemnation Committee offering his expertise in review of current real estate/condemnation law. He also loved politics and was ever proud to have been selected JFK's Santa Clara County Presidential Campaign Manager for the 1960 race. This led to management roles in other Bay Area and State Democratic campaigns. Endearingly called "Big Jer" by his younger friends and associates because of his enormous personality, he can rest assured that his contribution to this complicated world and his influence on those he knew was valuable and memorable.

submitted Jul. 8, 2009 12:47P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '99
Carrie (Dunn) Penchuk

Carrie (Dunn) Penchuk '99 passed away on April 14 in Chapel Hill, N.C. after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. For five months, Carrie faced her fight with dignity and grace, inspiring all those around her with her endless courage and strength. Born on August 24, 1977 in Fresno, Calif., Carrie attended local schools and graduated from Bullard High School in 1995. Carrie excelled academically and earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University, where she obtained her B.A. in Art History with a minor in Italian in 1999, graduating cum laude. As a junior at Santa Clara, Carrie spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy where she not only studied the art and culture, but also met and fell in love with her future husband Matthew Penchuk of New Jersey. Following graduation, Carrie lived and worked in San Francisco. In 2002, Carrie and Matt returned to Italy to teach English to adults and learn Italian in the town of Saronno, just outside Milan. While in Italy they traveled extensively, taking full advantage of the opportunities to experience amazing art, ancient sites and incredible food. Upon returning from Italy, Carrie and Matt moved to Boston where she studied Speech Language Pathology at MGH Institutes of Health Professions, earning her Masters degree in 2006. For her academic excellence, Carrie received a merit scholarship from the school during her 2nd year of the program. She was lauded by her professors for her attention to detail, thoughtful presentations and incredible analytical skills. Based on her talents and achievement, Carrie was selected for a much sought after internship at Beth Israel Hospital. In 2007, Carrie and Matt moved to Raleigh, N.C. to be closer to family, where Carrie used her degree to work with children in schools, day cares and private settings. Carrie loved experiencing new adventures, be them large or small. Despite her fear of flying, Carrie and Matt traveled extensively throughout Europe and the US and were beginning to reach other parts of the world. Her last major trip was to Peru, which fulfilled her lifelong dream to see Machu Picchu. Carrie touched so many lives during her short time here on earth. People were charmed by her beautiful smile, her welcoming eyes and incredible head of hair. More importantly though, she was one of the most sincere, kindest and lovely people you would ever meet. She made nearly everyone she met want to be a better person and her manner made you believe that you could be. It is no surprise that Carrie made great friends wherever she went and that children absolutely adored her. When Carrie passed she was surrounded by her dearest friends and family, loved for her beauty, kindness and radiance until the very end. The distance people traveled and the incredible outpouring of love in the room was a testament to Carrie's eternal beauty. Those of us that remain feel blessed to carry on her lessons on how to live and how to love. Carrie is survived by her husband Matthew of Raleigh, N.C.; mother and step-father Ann and Archie Rader of Fresno; father Larry Dunn of Fresno; sister Amy and her husband Carlos Zuniga and daughters Gabriella, Olivia, and Talia of Fresno; step-brother Doug Rader of Houston; step-sister Melodee and Mark Boos and daughters Rose and Gloria of Great Falls, Va.; mother-in-law Sara Erlich Penchuk of Teaneck, N.J.; father-in-law Nick Penchuk and wife Karen of Spring Island, S.C.; brother-in-law Andrew Penchuk and his wife Laura and boys Ben and Jack of Cary, N.C.; her grandmother Josephene Dibiaso of Los Banos, Calif.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

submitted May. 24, 2011 7:26P
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