Class Notes | Obituaries
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Ronald Eugene Ciraulo ’57 left this life on September 29, 2012. Ron—also known as Papa, Dad, Grandpa Ron, Uncle Ron, Mr. C., Ronnie, Ronaldo and other wonderful terms of endearment—had an infectious personality and was truly one of a kind. Ron was 77 years of age.
Robert M. Thompson '57 on Nov. 19, 2008. A native of San Jose, he earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at St. Louis University, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart and other distinctions. In his later years, he volunteered at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, serving as senior vice commander of the local chapter at the time of his death. During a career in the chemical industry, he was credited with numerous patents while working for DuPont, Sun Oil and, later, W.L. Gore. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children; and eight grandchildren.
Marshall Norman Bean J.D. ’57, a resident of San Jose, was born on September 15, 1926. He passed away on April 18 in San Jose. He was born in San Francisco, following his twin sister Melisande (deceased), to mother Anne Marie Tuyaret, and father Milton Forbes Bean, a S.F. police officer. He attended St. Peter's Elementary and High Schools, and while attending San Francisco City College, was drafted into the Army. He did his training at Fort Ord, Calif., and then was sent to Japan with the occupying forces. Upon his discharge two years later, he enrolled at the San Jose State College Police School, and joined the R.O.T.C.
He met his wife to be, Nancy Bartholomew, at the college, and they were married on March 17, 1951. Upon his graduation in June of 1951, he received orders to serve once again in the Army. He served in the Military Police at Sandia Base, in Albuquerque, N.M. for two years, returned to San Jose, and after working for an insurance co. for a short time, enrolled in the Santa Clara University School of Law. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree in June of 1957, passed the State Bar exam, and began to practice Law.
Marshall also took on the responsibility of a Professorship at San Jose State University teaching Business Law. He carried on his Law practice for thirty five years, and his teaching for forty years. He loved his work and was very popular with his students at SJSU.
Marshall leaves behind his beloved wife of 61 years, Nancy, and five children: Lawrence (deceased), Richard (Terry deDiego) of Santa Cruz, Randall (Kay) of San Jose, Suzanne Gutheil (Jeffrey) of Bothell, Wash. and Jeanette Bean (Tony Wilson) of Kailua, Hawaii and grandchildren Michael (Shayna), Ryan (Jessica), Lauren, Samantha and Jordan Bean, Kelly Neuenfeldt, Jenelle Linsmeier, Ethan, Derek, and Jacob Gutheil. There are also two great grandchildren, Aidan and Camilla Bean, and a niece, Melissa Bartholomew of Riverside, Calif.
Marshall was an active member and past president of the San Jose Host Lions Club, and attended SIRS luncheons. Marshall and Nancy enjoyed traveling throughout Europe looking for ancestral sites. Each July a family reunion is held at the "Cabean" in Soda Springs, near Donner Summit, Calif., and always draws a big crowd.
Marshall will be greatly missed by his loving family and good friends, but we like to believe he is enjoying time with his son and other departed family and friends.
John W. Gardner Sr. '57 died Dec. 1, 2009. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on Sept. 30, 1930, to William and Mary Gardner. He enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and was stationed at Moffitt field in Mt. View, where he met his wife Janet of 58 years. He served on the Kearsarge aircraft carrier during the Korean War. He went on to the Univ. of Santa Clara where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude in 1957. He retired from Lockheed Missle and Space in Sunnyvale in 1990 after 31 years as a financial manager. He was very active with St. Francis Cabrini Church and the Men's club for over 50 years. He lived out his life for his family everyday of his life. We all loved him dearly and are very grateful to have had him in our lives for so many wonderful years. He leaves his loving wife Janet, Son John Jr. (Susan), daughters Marian Friedrich (Marty), Brenda Perry, Linda Schwartz (Mike), Beloved grandfather to Gina, Jarret, Lindsey, Bryan, Brendan, Kyle, Kirk Jr., Sean, Nick, Matthew, Stephanie, Andy, and Sister Peg McNamara. Mass was held in December, and he was buried in the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
John H. O'Brien J.D. '57, September 3, 2008, in Hollister. After serving in the army and a stint with the attorney general's office in Sacramento, John returned to Hollister; he was district attorney for eight years and city attorney for almost 25 years. He maintained a private practice with fellow SCU graduate Frank Borelli '56, J.D. '60 for 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol; 4 children; and 7 grandchildren.
John Edmund Moran '57 passed away April 29, 2011, surrounded by a loving family after a brief illness. Born and raised in Stockton, Moran graduated from St. Mary's High School and Santa Clara University, with a degree in engineering. He worked for 30+ years with Granite Construction. He volunteered at the St. Mary's dining hall. John was humble in nature, big at heart, and loved family and flowers. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his father, Sherid Thomas Moran; his mother, Zeta Moran; and his brother, Sherid Thomas "Tim" Moran Jr. He is survived by wife Gwen Moran, his twin sister Carolyn Moran McDougall, nephews Leonard Harrington III (Gay), John Harrington, nieces Sally Lofthus (Jay), Susan Chaney (Tony), Sharon Paul (Curt), Shirley Davis (Willie), and a number of great nieces and nephews.
James Donahue Cooney ’57, at 79 years old, passed away July 3, 2013, in Sonoma. Mr. Cooney was born in San Francisco, where he graduated from St. Ignatius High School. He received his engineering degree from Santa Clara University and served as General Manager and Chief Engineer at the San Francisco Water Department for five years. He and his loving wife, Joann, had moved to Sonoma to retire. In addition to his wife, his close friends Eileen and Donald Holstein and family were vigilant at his time of need. They all referred to him as "Uncle Jim."
Frederick B Maguire '57, J.D. '60 passed away on May 29, 2010 at the age of 74.
Elliott Chielpegian ’57, J.D. ’60 was born October 26, 1935 and passed away September 20, 2012. In his own words, "Just a simple kid from West Fresno," Elliott was born on October 26, 1935, in a bedroom of his parents' house on Kearney Boulevard. Elliott was the third and youngest child born to Armenian immigrants, Michiel and Florence Chielpegian, who owned and operated a small corner grocery store called Boulevard Market. Ellliott attended St. Alphonsus Grammar School and graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School in 1953. While at SJM, Elliott excelled as a student, played football and basketball, and served as senior class president. Elliott continued his education at Santa Clara University, having never seen the campus prior to his arrival for the first day of classes. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, cum laude, in 1957, Elliott remained at Santa Clara for law school, graduating in 1960. Elliott cherished the wonderful education he received from the Jesuit priests and law professors at Santa Clara. In an effort to give back to Santa Clara, Elliott served as a Member of the Board of Fellows from 1973 to 1983 and as a Member of the law school Board of Visitors from 1997 until his passing. In 1960, Elliott returned to Fresno. A few years later, in the parking lot of St. John's Cathedral after Sunday Mass, he met the love of his life, Agnes Mathiesen. Elliott and Agnes were married in 1969 and had two sons, Michael '92 and Mark '94 J.D. '97. Elliott practiced law in Fresno for over 50 years. In 1979, Elliott started his own firm, the Law Offices of Elliott D. Chielpegian. Following in their father's footsteps, his sons returned to Fresno to practice law with Elliott and the name of the firm was changed to Chielpegian Law Offices. Known throughout the Valley as an attorney of skill and integrity, Elliott never once lost sight of the fact that the practice of law is a profession, and to him that meant always putting the needs of his clients first. Elliott was an early member of San Joaquin Country Club. He served as club president in 1976. Although he never quite mastered the game, he loved golf because of the unhurried time it allowed him to spend with Agnes, his sons and his many close friends. Elliott enjoyed watching sports, whether it was his grandchildren or his beloved San Francisco Giants. Despite the constant nagging from his family and doctors, Elliott loved to eat. Some of his favorites included salami, Italian sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, traditional Armenian foods, and homemade ice cream. Jazz also brought much joy to Elliott's life. Elliott's family will be forever grateful for the skill and compassion exhibited by the doctors and nurses at Stanford Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital and Hinds Hospice during Elliott's final illness, especially Dr. Chooljian, Dr. Chambers, Dr. Hackett, Dr. Wakelee, and Dr. Loo. Elliott was preceded in death by his parents, Michiel and Florence Chielpegian; sister, Doris Chielpegian; sister in law, Juanita Normart; and brother in law, Joseph Marcelli. Elliott is survived by his devoted wife, Agnes; son, Michael and his wife Laura '92; son, Mark; grandchildren, Matthew, Lucy, Gaby, and Cate; sister, Betty Marcelli; and many other loving relatives.
Bob Ciraulo ’57 passed away on April 21, 2012. Ciraulo was a dedicated Bronco. He had been very sick for quite a long time.
Bing Chin '57 passed away on Dec. 8, 2009. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Bing moved to California to attend SCU. After graduation, he worked as an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry eventually relocating to Southern California. Bing was married to Betty for 29 years and had three children, Stephanie, Kara and Greg. After being widowed, he was re-married to Jane for the last eight years. Bing enjoyed traveling the world during his retirement. Besides his loving wife and children, Bing leaves his granddaughter Elise, three step-children and six step-grandchildren. The family requests that you share your memories of Bing at rememberBING@gmail.com.