Santa Clara University

Class notes

Obituaries

39Howard R. Linsenmeyer, Oct. 15, 2003. A native of Phoenix, he served in the Army during World War II and was a co-owner of Maricopa Meat Packing Co.
41Marty Passaglia, July 17. He was part of Santa Clara’s “Magicians of the Maplewood” basketball teams in the early 1940s. After military service, he joined the Washington Capitols of the Basketball Association of America—the forerunner to the NBA. After his playing days, he was an assistant coach for the American Basketball Association’s Oakland Oaks. He later sold newspaper advertising and auto parts and managed a mattress store before his retirement. He is a member of the Galileo High School and Santa Clara athletic halls of fame.
49William T. “Bill” Kelley, July 15. A native of Sacramento, he was the grandson of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who was wrongly imprisoned for setting John Wilkes Booth’s leg after Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln. Bill served for two years as a member of a U.S. Army peacekeeping force during World War II. He earned his medical degree from Creighton University in 1953, and opened his private medical practice in Sacramento in 1956. He served his patients for 48 years until his death. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Molly; sons Joel Craig, Matt, and Thomas Mudd Kelley ’95; daughter Beth Kelley Gillogly ’93; brother Richard, and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary, and his son, Steve.
50James “Jim” Canelo, June 20. A native of San Francisco, he had a Hall of Fame career as a Santa Clara football player. He served in the Korean War with the Marine Corps. After his service he went to work at Schlage Lock in San Francisco, where he worked for 40 years until retiring in 1995.
59Joseph A. Berg Jr., Aug. 20. A native of Coquille, Ore., he earned a law degree from the University of Oregon before serving in France in the Korean War.
73Michael J. Maring, June 16.
75Douglas M. Weber, Aug. 20. After completing military service in Germany, he worked at Lockheed Space and Missile Division. He also earned graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Nebraska. He taught philosophy at Creighton University and Metropolitan Community College in Omaha.
84Thaddeus John “Thad” Whalen III, June 5. A native of San Francisco, he co-founded the East Palo Alto chapter of the I Have A Dream Foundation. A graduate of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, he was a partner in the venture capital firm Aspen Ventures. He was a member of the Board of Regents and Board of Fellows at SCU, where his father, John, is a professor of economics and his brother, Michael ’89, is a communications professor.
02David “D.J.” Frandsen, Sept. 16. The manager for the SCU men’s basketball team had battled a rare form of kidney cancer since his youth. “He never once complained about his condition,” SCU head coach Dick Davey told the San Jose Mercury News.
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