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Obituaries



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Edward Joseph Horton, Dec. 27, 2007. A native of Wisconsin, during the Depression he traveled the world with the Merchant Marines. He attended SCU and the University of California, Berkeley, and earned an advanced degree from California State University, Sacramento. He worked in management with California’s Franchise Tax Board and Department of Water Resources before going on to found the department of public administration at Sacramento State. He is survived by 11 children and eight grandchildren.
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Albert Edward Bezore, June 25, 2005. After graduating from SCU, his dream was to become a screenwriter, but the guild was on strike so he joined Greyhound, and spent the majority of his career as a pension and benefit administrator at their San Francisco headquarters. He and his wife Carol “Kay” Hansen raised four children, including Monica ’80 and Ellen ’81.
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Col. James L. Caselli, Jan. 14.
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Anthony (Tony) Maciel, Oct. 22, 2007. A native of San Jose, he entered the Navy ROTC at SCU during World War II. He worked as a mechanical engineer and contributed to the design of inventions for aerospace, medicine, and other industries.
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Dante Falcioni, Dec. 26, 2007. A native of Richmond, Calif., he served in World War II with the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a plant engineer for Santa Cruz Portland Cement and later was a maintenance superintendent for Kaiser Cement. He is survived by his sister, son, daughter, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
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Robert C. Wehner, Nov. 12, 2007. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he worked in the title insurance, savings, and loan fields before joining his father at the Wehner Insurance Agency, continuing as an independent insurance agent for more than 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Adrienna; daughter, Karen; and son, Timothy.
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Arden Robert “Bob” McKillop, Nov. 14, 2007. A native of Oroville, he earned a basketball scholarship to Santa Clara, where he also played baseball and tennis. He joined the Army in 1943 and served in Europe. He taught high school in Winters and at Hayward High and was head basketball coach and athletic director until his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Lee; daughter Julie; son Matthew; and two grandsons.
51 Eugene Robert (Gene) Monahan, Nov. 16, 2007. The San Jose native was an electrical engineer who spent his career with Pacific Gas and Electric. He is survived by his wife, Mary; six children; and nine grandchildren.
52 Rev. Arthur M. Schoenfeldt, Dec. 9, 2007. The native of Portland, Ore., decided to become a Holy Cross priest and entered Sacred Heart Novitiate in Jordan, Minn. He was ordained in 1959. In 1962 he began work as chaplain at St. Francis High School in Mountain View and worked there for 15 years. In 1978 he began work at the University of Portland, where “Father Art,” clad in one of many loud checkered golf caps he owned, earned the love and respect of the university community as a companion of the heart and the soul of dignity, and where a distinguished visiting writers series bears his name.
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David J. Costanza, Dec. 1, 2007. The San Jose native graduated from Bellarmine College Prep, SCU, and UCSF Medical School. He served as a physician in the U.S. Navy and later was in private medical practice, served as president of the Marin Medical Society, and was an active member of the Bioethics Committee of Marin General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; three sons; a daughter; and three grandchildren.
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Roland Costantino Maddalena, Oct. 16, 2007. A native of San Luis Obispo, he worked in the family business, Maddalena Tire Co. and Title Insurance and Trust Co., and he founded his own real estate company. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marlene; two children; eight grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
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Vernon Louis Costa M.A. ’63, Dec. 12, 2007.
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Ron Enos, June 7, 2007. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary; a son, Jim; and two grandchildren.
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Michael Charles Dowling, Jan. 2. The San Francisco native earned an MBA from Golden Gate University. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964 and worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. and Blue Shield. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; two sons; one daughter; and six grandchildren.
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Joseph Carl Olsen J.D. ’73, Dec. 25, 2007. A native of New York City, he was a longtime engineer and lawyer in the Sunnyvale area. A veteran of World War II and a graduate of the University of Washington and SCU, he was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the California State Bar Association. He is survived by his wife, Dina; and one son.
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Robert Charles Bolin M.A. ’71, Nov. 22, 2007. The San Francisco native spent more than 40 years at Lockheed Martin. He is survived by his wife, Laurel; two sons; and a granddaughter.


Peggy Comeau, Nov. 17, 2007. A native of Los Angeles, she served in the Peace Corps in Turkey and lived in Hawaii for 22 years, where she worked as an advisor to the mayor of Honolulu; later she served as executive vice president of Realtors’ associations in Hawaii and New Mexico. She is survived by husband Robert Ellig; one daughter; and a grandson.
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George J. Kern, Oct. 20, 2007. His career in computer technology spanned 35 years, and he was recognized internationally for his professional achievements. At the time of his death, he was the chief operating officer for Advent Solar in Albuquerque. Survivors include his wife, Jana; three sons; and three grandchildren.
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Kevin Canales Briggs, Dec. 4, 2007. While at SCU, he was the movie reviewer for The Santa Clara newspaper.


Ken Radigan, Nov. 14, 2007, in San Jose. He worked at Fairchild Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, Applied Materials, and JDS Uniphase. He was an avid aeronaut (balloonist) out of Morgan Hill.
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John Feeney Reilley, Jan. 15. “The Great J.R.” departed peacefully in the Chico home of his youth, accompanied by the literature and music he so lovingly collected throughout his life. He was a man of fervent convictions and constant charm. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard, and his brother Bill ’78. His mother, Agnes, died in February. He is survived by brothers, Richard ’72, Martin ’75, J.D. ’78, and James; sisters Mary, Eileen ’76, and Kathleen ’84; and nieces and nephews.
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Nancy Sharon Cavicke, Jan. 20. She spent 18 years advocating for a better quality of life and care for residents of long-term care facilities as an ombudsman in Fairfax County, Va.
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Debra Ann (Leonard) Wood, Nov. 13, 2007. The lifelong Arizona resident was a teacher in the Paradise Valley School District. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Tom; sons Maxwell and Jack; and siblings Mike Leonard, Amy Vogt ’88, Kevin Leonard, Brian Leonard ’93, Sean Leonard; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Terry Ennis


Photo: Rod Mar/The Seattle Times

Terry Ennis '66,

Sept. 12, 2007. He loved coaching high school kids, which is why Terry Ennis turned down the college coaching offers that came his way. An All-Coast defensive back at Santa Clara, he only stood 5-foot-6 but became “a towering presence to coaches around him,” as the Seattle Times put it. In 1999, the paper named him Coach of the Century. For 36 seasons he coached high school football in the Seattle area, leading his teams to three state championships. In May 2008, he was inducted into the SCU Athletic Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Fran (Rose) ’67; son Joe; and daughters Amy and Jenny ’94.