Santa Clara University

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Obituaries

33Charlie McNamee, Sept. 26, 2004. Born in 1911, he grew up in Hollister on the family ranch house his mother purchased in 1868 from Col. William Weles Hollister. At SCU, he worked as student manager of the football team under coach Buck Shaw. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, and he attained the rank of lieutenant commander. He worked for 26 years as traffic manager for the Sunsweet dried fruit company at Market and San Fernando streets in San Jose. He later moved to the Almaden Valley, where he lived the rest of his life. He was an avid golfer and scored his first hole-in-one at age 80 and his second at age 90. He is survived by his brother, Herbert; children Susie and Ron Consigny, Carol and Ray Copeland, Jim and Robin McNamee, and Donna and Hugh Nelson; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gen, and his brother, Bill.
35Paul Melvin Roll, Sept. 19, 2004. A resident of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, he graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory and SCU. He earned a doctorate degree and taught biochemistry at Stanford University. He also taught at Sloan-Kettering in New York City, Marquette University, and The Medical College of Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Louise “Dewey,” stepsons John, James, and Tom Guequierre; as well as nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, J. Robert Roll, and sister, Jeanne Postier.
36Leo E. Chargin, Sept. 3, 2004. A lifelong resident of San Jose, he was a veteran of World War II. In his youth, he played baseball and later owned his own business in San Jose for 45 years. He is survived by his two daughters, Jan Chargin Grilli and Lynn Bohnen; brother, Herman; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Broderick Chargin, and his brother, Ernest.
37Anthony J. Chargin, Aug. 3, 2004. Born in 1916 in San Jose, he went on to Hastings College of Law following graduation from SCU. He joined the law offices of Honey & Mayall, and later began his trial career as a San Joaquin County deputy district attorney. He was appointed San Joaquin County’s first public defender, and later had a private practice. He retired from the active practice after 63 years. He served as president of the Sacramento Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1968. He was a member of the Stockton Elks Lodge and the Stockton Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his daughter, Juliet Chargin Ashton; son Dennis; brother, Robert; sister, Evelyn Petrinovich; stepsister Helen Grcich; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie. Robert C. “Bob” McGuire, Feb. 20, 2004. He served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy in World War II. In 1947 he began his career in education as a teacher and administrator. He retired from San Jose’s Alum Rock Union School District where he ended his career as principal of Painter Elementary School. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his sister, Frances Schmidt; sons Tim, Pat, and Bob Jr.; and grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor.
40Joseph Albanese, March 7, 2004. Born in 1917, he was a lifelong San Jose resident. He was a co-founder of the Bronco Bench Foundation at Santa Clara University in 1960, and he received the Ignatian Award from SCU in 1986. Upon his graduation from Bellarmine College Preparatory, he became the first in his family to finish high school. He played both baseball and football, but excelled at pitching. He played minor league baseball and was said to have struck out Babe Ruth. He and his son are the only father-son duo to be inducted into Bellarmine High School’s hall of fame. Bellarmine gave the entire Albanese family its President’s Club Award in 2000. He started Joseph J. Albanese Cement Contractors on Parker Street in Santa Clara in 1955. The firm is now run by his son and employs 500. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star, and the Army Commendation Medal of Valor for saving the lives of two soldiers. He is survived by children John Albanese and Mary Jo Riehl; sister Florence Varchetto; brother Ted Albanese; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Rose.
41John E. “Jack” Schad, Aug. 15, 2004. Born in 1916 in San Jose, he was raised on the family prune orchard where he developed life-long interests in horticulture, fishing, shortwave radio, and music. Jack attended Bellarmine High School and SCU before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean War as an electronics instructor at Treasure Island, Calif., Washington D.C., and Mount Desert Island, Maine. The owner an operator of Schad Electronic Supply and John E. Schad, Inc., two wholesale electronic parts companies, he was a licensed amateur radio operator who spent a lifetime connecting with strangers around the world. A deeply spiritual man and devout traditional Catholic, he loved outings to Santa Cruz and Capitola beaches, fishing on the Santa Cruz pier and in mountains and reservoirs around San Jose, family vacations at Silver Lake, and back yard barbecues. He is survived by Marion Schad, his wife of 55 years; four children, Gerald L. “Jerry”, Leslee, Laurie, Marita Roth; and nine grandchildren.
42Francis “Frank” Zmak, April 29, 2004. He was born in Fort Bragg and played football at SCU. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sonya; son, Robert; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
43John F. Ostarello, July 9, 2004. Born in 1920 in Santa Clara, he graduated from Washington State School of Pharmacy in 1942. That same year he enlisted in the Navy and attended Northwestern University midshipman school in Chicago. As a lieutenant he was shipped to North Africa, then sailed to Italy participating in the invasion of Anzio in January of 1944. That march he sailed to England for the invasion of Normandy. On D-Day he landed on Utah beach. After the invasion, he was reassigned to Hawaii. He trained on the islands of Guam and Saipan for the invasion of Japan. He was discharged from the Navy in San Francisco in July 1945. After his discharge, he returned to his hometown of Castroville. From 1946-1963, he worked for Bill Leach, Andy’s drug store, and SVM Hospital as a pharmacist. In 1963 he opened Romie Lane Pharmacy, where he worked until he retired in 2000. He was a charter member of Corral de Tierra Country Club. John loved Italy and would travel there often to visit his relatives in Bassano del Grappa. He was extremely proud of his Italian roots, and in 1995 he took 14 of his children and grandchildren to Italy so they could learn about their heritage. He is survived by his wife Patricia; children Roger, Ticia, Russell, Marla, Julie, and Lisa; and his many grandchildren. His youngest son, Gregory, preceded him in death.
44John "Jack" Hartnett Jr., June 8, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; four children John III, Kathleen Shiels, Lisa Fredericks, and Peter; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
49Robert A. Kenealey, Sept. 27, 2004. A native of Petaluma, he worked in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office for many years, retiring in 1992 as assistant chief deputy city attorney. He was a founding member of the San Francisco Friends of Recreation and Parks and was active in the Police Athletic League. In his retirement years, he was a founding commissioner of the San Francisco Elections Commission and was an active member of the Retired Employees of San Francisco. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; and daughters Maureen Matteri, Danielle Kenealey ’81, Michelle Cobert ’86, and Joelle Kenealey. Tally P. Mastrangelo, July 6, 2004. A lifelong resident of Sausalito, he served as a local resource for Republican candidates working for regional and national offices. He served in World War II as an enlisted reservist from 1942-43, on active duty from 1943-45, and as an enlisted reservist from 1946-1950. He then earned a juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School and started his own business as a financial and management consultant and had two companies: Estate Management and Development Company, and Syndicated Press Service. He had numerous professional business, civic, and charitable affiliations, including the Commonwealth Club of California, and the Native Sons of the Northwest. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; his son, Marc; and one grandson. Clarence “Doc” Mateik, June 28, 2004. Born in 1927, he was served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a retired manager of the Del Monte Corporation. He loved music, gardening, hunting, and fishing with his wife and sons. He was a member of the United Irish Cultural Center, Ducks Unlimited, and Preston Hunt Club. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cecilia; sons Kenny and Robert; and brothers Steve and Dan. He was preceded in death by brothers Edward and Albert, and his sister, Trudy McCartney.
54Robert R. Celli, Aug. 27, 2004. A native of San Francisco, his parents died when he was young and he was raised by his maternal grandparents. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School and SCU, and he earned his medical degree from Creighton University. He then served as a lieutenant in the Navy, where he completed his internship as a general medical officer while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After completing a residency in general surgery at Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco, he joined the San Rafael Medical Group where he practiced surgery from 1965 to 1989. In 1989, he established a private practice in Greenbrae, Calif., from which he semi-retired in 2003. He continued to do medical-legal work up to the time of his death. He was recalled to active duty as a Navy doctor during the Gulf War of 1990, and for the duration of the war, he served as a medical officer at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland. He was a diplomat of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the California Academy of Medicine, California Medical Association, Marin Medical Society, and the Marin Surgical Society. At different times in his career, he was a member of the board for Marin Foundation for Medical Care; chairman of the department of surgery at Marin General Hospital; chief of general surgery at Marin General Hospital; chief of staff of Ross Hospital; and president of the Marin Chapter of the American Cancer Society. An avid fly fisherman, he loved to fish the lakes and streams throughout the United States with his sons and friends. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marian; children, Paul, Rebecca, Robert, and Matthew; and five grandchildren. Edward E. Curran, June 14, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; and children< John ’88, Ted, Jim, Deborah, Katie, and Pat.
57Erling Peton Andresen, July 19, 2004. Born in 1932 in Oslo, Norway, he came to California in 1954 and graduated from SCU with a degree in civil engineering. He spent many years in Norway, Brazil and the Philippines, returning to Carmel in 1986 to retire. He later worked in real estate. He was very involved with the Coast Guard Auxiliary where he attained the title of flotilla commander and “The Sons of Norway.” He loved fishing on his boat and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; and children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
59Walter L. Cameron, March 18, 2004. Born in 1936 in Napa, he was a resident of Salinas for the past 43 years. He earned his degree in civil engineering from SCU. He was a partner in B.A. Ekelin Construction Co. in Salinas and was a former member of the Salinas Jaycees. He was also director of the California Rodeo in 1992–1993. In 1985 he was the recipient of the Golden Saddleman Award presented by the Rodeo. In 1994 he was awarded the Construction Man of the Year Award by the Salinas Valley Builders Exchange. He was also a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Spreckels and an accomplished musician. He is survived by two daughters, Sydney Wasson and Leslie Cameron; a sister, Jeanette Bennett; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ione.
66Timothy David Regan Jr., Feb. 6, 2004. He earned two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam with the U.S. Corps of Engineers. He retired to Las Vegas after 32 years as plant manager/engineer with Crown Cork and Seal Company. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Margaret; son Daniel; daughters Kathleen and Maureen; two grandchildren; his mother Eleanor; and sister, Mary Regan Dupuis ’65.
67Mike Gervasoni, Oct. 21, 2004. A native of Oakland, the basketball standout was an All-American and member of the Halls of Fame at both Bishop O’Dowd High School and SCU. After college, he played in the CBL—now known as the Continental Basketball Association— before becoming a coach. He won numerous conference championships as a coach at Silver Creek High School and De Anza College, where he was the head women’s coach. Most recently, he was an assistant coach at the University of Nevada. He is survived by his wife, Kim; and children Mike Jr. and Brett.
68Inez F. Arend, Sept. 8, 2004. Born in 1928 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, her family was forced to leave Prague in 1939 due to the Nazi occupation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in math from Reed College, and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers where she was one of the few female lead engineers. She earned her master’s degree in electrical engineering from SCU and was the first woman in the program. She worked for Lockheed, Bell Northern Research, and Nortel. She was awarded nine patents for her work, including one for the Swedish dial tone. She was also a member of MENSA. She loved cooking, bridge, knitting, and gatherings with friends. She is survived by her sister, Ruth; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard.
71Barry G. Williams, June 14, 2004. Born in 1949 in Boulder Colorado, he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from SCU, and his juris doctorate degree in 1974 from Creighton University. He was one of the founders of the law firm Williams, Porter, Day & Neville in Casper, Wyoming. He joined the firm in 1975, and practiced in the areas of real estate, commercial law, banking, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. He lectured for the National Business Institute, Wyoming State Bar Association, Wyoming Land Title Association, Greater Yellowstone Law Institute, and the People’s Law School. He also drafted legislation on real estate issues for presentation to the Wyoming Legislature. He enjoyed bird hunting with his dogs, fishing near his family’s cabin in the Big Horn Mountains, boating at Alcova, and riding his Harley. He is survived by his wife of 23 years Deb (Jonesy); his brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Joanne Williams, and 10 nephews and nieces.
87Andrew Gonzales J.D. ’92, Nov. 22, 2004. He served on SCU’s Law Alumni Board of Directors, and he also served two terms as president of the La Raza Lawyers Association of Santa Clara County. He was serving as president of the board of the Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County at the time of his death. He also served on the board and the executive committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and on the board of Los Lupe–os de San Jose, a Mexican dance group. He was proud of a local scholarship program he founded for Latino law students, and served as chairman for five years. At the time of his death, Gonzales was practicing law in San Francisco. He had a corporate law practice and represented Wal-Mart in employment cases in Northern California. He is survived by his partner, Antonio Domingo; his father, Robert; his stepmother, Sylvia; and his brothers Danny, Jack and Robert Jr.
90Michael Robert Fields, Aug. 31, 2004. Born in 1967, he grew up in Fremont and played football as a teenager. After graduating with honors from SCU, he began his financial career, working alongside his father at Wachovia Securities. He enjoyed reading books with his children, relaxing and laughing with family and friends, and learning about history and religion. He loved to read and had just recently completed renovating a room into a library to hold his extensive collection. He enjoyed working in his garden, household remodeling projects, working out, watching football, going to the movies, having family barbecues, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Lisa; sons Colin and Nicolas; parents Dick and Linda, and brother Keith.
01Jeffrey Allen Kopacek, Oct. 19, 2004. After earning a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from SCU, he earned a master’s degree in education from Portland State University in 2004. He is survived by his parents, Kathy and Carl; and brothers Scott ’96, M.S. ’98 and John.
04Laurie Marie Jolliff, July 11, 2004. She is survived by her parents, Karen Walker and Larry Jolliff; son Anthony Alves; brother Michael; and sisters Diana Rudolph and Tricia Paugh.
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