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Keeping In Touch Winter 2013-2014

1942 USF celebrated a new center named for former University President John Lo Schiavo, S.J.*

1951 On Sept. 6, the Class of ’51 celebrated its 150th consecutive first Friday monthly luncheon (started in April 2001). Rev. Anthony P. Sauer, S.J. was the honored guest. The class also was told that it has a 54-percent participation rate in the yearly contribution campaign. The consensus of the class is the desire to challenge all other classes to meet or break this accomplishment to provide the many excellent programs at SI. / On a leafy lane in Mill Valley with only seven homes, three are occupied by SI Wildcats: Hugh Coughlin ’51, Andy McClure ’62 and Laura Moore ’93.

1955 Russell Miller has a new book out: An American in Shanghai: Reflections on Living in New China, that tells the story of his work in the Far East. He has been living in Shanghai the last five years, at the suggestion of the government, working with students with a non-profit he founded there more than 10 years ago. / Retired physician George Monteverdi* urged fellow retired doctors to help local schools.

1957 Graduates from SI, SH & Riordan will meet for their 29th annual luncheon Feb. 21 at Original Joe’s Restaurant. For more information, contact Don McCann at donmccann@sbcglobal.net or John Strain at bigstrains@sbcglobal.net.

1958 Mike Carroll organized a group of his classmates to travel together to Italy to visit classmate Gianni Fassio. They shared great food, wine and memories.

1961 The late Michael Nevin*, former head of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, was honored with the naming of Mike’s House by the San Mateo County Service League, which he had served as executive director.

1963 Pat Dwyer and Dick Brennan attended the 2013 Memorial Day observation at the Presidio. Both were in Vietnam in 1968 during the infamous Tet Offensive, Dick in Saigon and Pat in the Mekong Delta. Pat got to shake hands with a hero of his, Max Cleland, a triple amputee from his time in Vietnam, former head of the Veteran’s Administration and later a senator from Georgia.

1964 Mark Allen was featured on the KPIX documentary “Bye-Bye Baby: A Farewell to Candlestick.” He was interviewed and narrated film he had taken of past Giants games. The San Francisco Chronicle also featured Bob Mallamo ’65*, longtime locker room manager for Candlestick Park. / John Tastor participated in his third straight Habitat for Humanity: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. After two years working in Haiti, the group devoted this year’s project to the U.S., and Oakland was one of the designated cities. Volunteers finished a dozen townhouses in East Oakland near the Coliseum. John was the top fundraiser with more than $13,000 and was rewarded with an engraved framing hammer from Habitat East Bay CEO Janice Jensen. He met with President Jimmy Carter and hung out with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. / Phil “Fritz” Tomasello teamed with U.S. Olympic cyclist Dotsie Bausch to win the 2013 Elite (Open) Tandem Cycling Nationals in Bend, Ore., last September. Phil now holds the somewhat dubious honor of being the oldest Elite Champion in USA Cycling history.

1967 Rev. Robert Fambrini, S.J.*, was installed as pastor of Most Holy Trinity Church in San Jose. / Tom Rinaldi* made a cabernet sauvignon that received the number four spot out of 100 top labels from The Wine Spectator.

1969 Ron Lagomarsino* is the co-executive producer and director of Ravenswood, a Pretty Little Liars spin-off on ABC Family. / BBI Engineering, including the late Bill Raffetto ’69*, Mark Roos ’75, Vince Piantanida ’69 and Phil Bailey ’76, were featured by the San Francisco Chronicle.

1970 AIDS pioneer Dr. Eric Goosby* returned to San Francisco to join UCSF’s Global Health Sciences Team after years leading the nation’s fight against the disease as head of PEPFAR.

1973 Adrian Driscoll, Esq., serves on the USF School of Law Alumni Board of Governors. / Paul D. Herbert was appointed to the Superior Court of Alameda County in July of 2013 by Gov. Jerry Brown ’55.  / Former chair of SI Board of Regents Bob Lalanne* was appointed the first ever vice chancellor for real estate at UC Berkeley.

1975 Roy Cecchetti* received a gold medal from Lucca for his success as a winemaker and entrepreneur. / Laurel Village grocer Terry Flannery* was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. / Brian McCaffery*, a deacon in Bethel, AK, is working to end domestic violence by writing and performing songs on the subject. / Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal featured Tom Stone, owner of Sonoma Coast Divers and a talented scuba instructor.

1976 Jon Leonoudakis* had his film Not Exactly Cooperstown screened at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. / The Chronicle featured artist and muralist Jay Mercado*.

1977 Eugene Gloria is the author of My Favorite Warlord, for which he received the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

1978 The Today Show interviewed Darren Cde Baca* and his son, Brett ‘10, on the risk of concussions.

1979 Following a career in high tech sales and work within the public safety sector, Bob Hess is now president and owner of TealBrook Supplies, a water purification solutions company. TealBrook works with missionaries, non-profits, and relief organizations to help solve water security and health concerns on a global basis. Bob and his wife, Linda, reside in Newcastle, Calif., with their son, Robinson, and daughter Karly.

1980 Roger Ragusa and his brother, Rick ’81, recently enjoyed a fishing expedition on the Skagit River in Washington.

1983 Dominique Hauscarriague* has been appointed chief of police for Napa State Hospital. / Vincent Jaramillo finds himself surrounded by some of the great CG artists from all over the globe, all featured in Expose 11. / Hon. Christopher Krueger of the Sacramento County Superior Court was highlighted in the recent USF School of Law magazine for having been profiled in the Daily Journal article “Methodical Man.”

1984 James Canales*, after a long career as president and CEO of the James Irvine Foundation, will serve as CEO of Boston’s Barr Foundation. / Harper’s Bazaar and 7x7 celebrated 10 years of masterful fashion by Derek Lam*.

1985 Keith Harper* may be the first Native American appointed to an ambassador level post in the history of the U.S. He was nominated as a human rights ambassador with the U.S. State Department / Rafael Musni* starred in You Can’t Take It With You at City College.

1987 Brent Deal* has a new film out, H2indO, a surfing documentary.

1988 David Anderson is the director of Evolution FC, a San Francisco youth soccer club, training future soccer stars of SI.

1989 Glenn Putyrae*, coach of Gonzaga’s women’s crew, took his team for the first time to Boston for the Head of Charles Regatta, where the women finished eighth out of 21 entries in the women’s championship four race.

1990 Marc Gerardo, a pilot for Southwest Airlines, married Daneil Bryant, a flight attendant, at St. Dominic’s Church where Marc is in music ministry and where Rev. Russ Roide, S.J., former SI president, witnessed the wedding.

1991 Michael Mulkerrins serves as community services coordinator in South San Francisco.

1992 Michael Cerruti received a Northern California Area Emmy Award in the daytime newscast category for his work on “KTVU Mornings on 2.” / Ben Chan performed piano at a VIP reception for Eton College’s Christmas Carols Concert in support of the Anthony Nolan charity for Blood Cancer. In November, Ben performed at the Tzu Chi organization (an International Buddhist charity inspired by Catholic missionaries) UK Concert at the Rudolf Steiner Hall in Baker Street. He has also started a social group for fathers at his daughters’ Catholic primary school. Nearly 30 dads attended a Christmas banquet Ben organized and participated in cricket, bowling and a quiz team that has won nine Pub Quiz titles across South London. Ben is also appearing in 47 Ronin as an elite samurai. / The 29th season of The Real World was shot in San Francisco between August and October. Two SI alums were working on the production. Scott Stoneback was a camera operator for the show, and Colin Nash ’94 is a producer for MTV Networks out of Los Angeles. He visited the production in September. 

1993 Event planner and designer Alicia Falango* was featured in the October issue of Celebrate Magazine.

1994 The Digital Journal featured Chris DeMartini* and his research on concussions. / Vince Mezzera* of Bread for the World reported that Theresa Martin ‘11 spent the summer as an intern for this non-profit. / Scott Toomasson  married Tovah Beth LeWinter Aug. 10 in Angwin, Calif. Groomsmen included brother Jeff Toomasson ’91 and friends Matt Butler ’94 and Bryan Diger ’94. Also in attendance were Ben Barth ’94, Chuck Eggert ’94, Mike Mulry ’94 and Greg Pignati ’94.

1995 Joe Goethals* was elected to the San Mateo City Council.

1996 Davin E. Brown earned her doctoral degree in education June 22 from Drexel University. / Peter DeLucchi married Carrie Santi on Sept. 28 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Bolinas. Mass was celebrated by Rev. Ray Allender S.J. ’62. Best Man was Joseph DeLucchi ’94 and Patrick Cody ‘96 served as a groomsman. Guests included Kimberly Bohnert ’93, Brendan Cody ’94, Rory Carroll ’96, David Bowe ’96 and Max Farber ’96. Proud parents of the groom were Anthony ’62 and Carol DeLucchi. / Rayfil Wong has created the start-up Professorsavings.com, a YouTube channel that teaches finance basics to young adults.

1997 Lisa Dazols married Jennifer Chang at San Francisco’s City Hall. SI classmates Julie Terheyden ’97, Erin Coe ’97 and Karen Dorsey ’97 were in attendance as well as her sister, Karen Dazols ’00. Lisa and Jennifer also have a film coming out this year. You can view the two-minute trailer at www.outandaround.com. / Teresa Huddleston married Steve Buhagiar at St. Patrick Church Aug. 10. The bridal party included classmates Danielle (Devencenzi) Cronin, Meghan (O’Malley) Dunne, Gina (Tursi) Sharron and Michelle (Devencenzi) Rhein ‘98. / Adam Jacobs* has the lead role Disney’s Aladdin, which will open on Broadway in February after a run in Toronto.

1998 Forrest Wittenmeier married Minh Thu Sept. 7 at San Rafael’s St. Vincent’s Chapel, where his parents, Toni and Gary, were married 37 years ago. Reception followed on the lovely St. Vincent’s campus. Many Ignatians were in attendance.

1999 Charlene “Nini” Abalos, founder of Avant-Barre, and her husband, SF Realtor Kevin Gueco, celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary Sept. 28. Their wedding at St. Anne of the Sunset was witnessed by Rev. Anthony Sauer, S.J., who gave a homily reminiscent of a Comedy Central roast. / Lewis de Dios* produced an “It Gets Better” video for UCLA’s Catholic Center. / Agnes Dziadur married Matthew Caron June 15 at St. Helena Catholic Church in the Napa Valley. The wedding party included Marisa McCarthy ’99, Victoria Terheyden ’99 and Donna Lee ’99. They celebrated their marriage at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch and Winery and traveled to Belize for their honeymoon. Agnes and Matt are both deputy district attorneys in the Bay Area and currently live in Marin County. / Poet and KPFA radio host Valerie Ibarra* was part of the Litcrawl lineup. / Ryan McNulty married Shannon Beauchaine Sept. 6 at Mission Rock Resort with his father, John ’70, brother, John ’02, sister, Laura ’05, and uncles Mike ’77 and Kevin ’81 in attendance. / Roselyn Siino is a financial planner at Mosaic Financial Partners, a San Francisco-based independent investment advisory firm that provides both financial planning and investment management to individuals and families. Rosie had worked at Wells Fargo’s Private Bank for the last eight years. In 2012 she obtained her master’s degree in financial planning from Golden Gate University and is a Certified Financial Planner professional. She currently resides in her hometown of San Francisco with her husband.

2000 Chris Musni* is a stand-up comic working in Hong Kong. / Leah (Taylor) Pimentel* is working to lower the cost of prescription drugs. / Matty Wagner wed Katharine Murphy ’01 Oct. 5 at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, where her great-grandparents had been married. Proud papa Leo Murphy ’65 gave his daughter away, assisted by his wife, Tinker, and Anne and George Wagner. Katharine’s sister, Charlotte Murphy Pope ’02, was matron of honor; Brendan ’96 and Ryan Wagner ’98 were best men. Guests included Molly Wagner ’02, Kevin Finn ’00, Hank Caulkins ’00 and Justin Smith ’00.

2001 The San Francisco Chronicle featured vintage Rolex dealer Jacek Kozubek*.

2002 After completing his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and practicing in Brooklyn for the past two years, Christopher Patterson recently moved back to San Francisco and has started practicing dentistry in the Marina District. / Michelle Potthoff  married Gregory Wylie at St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by a reception in the Alexandria and Victors Room on the 32nd floor of the at The Westin St. Francis on Sept. 7. Maid of honor was Victoria Potthoff Abendroth ’00; Candace Navaro ’02 and Ashley Canonica ’99 were bridesmaids. Michael Abendroth ’00 was groomsman. Bently Taylor Guglielmi ‘02 did a reading in the mass along with Eddie Korn ’01 who brought up the gifts. Also in attendance were many SI alumni relatives. Gregory and Michelle are currently living in Pacific Heights. Michelle is working at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions as the program assistant for the Master of Public Health Department. Gregory is working at Validant as a financial analyst.

2003 Laura Scully, daughter of Charles Scully ’72, married Tristan Handeland ’03 on Dec. 7, 2012, at Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral. The wedding party included the groom’s brother, Kevin Handeland ‘07, as well as friends Catherine Dougherty ‘03, John Ferrel ‘03, Dave Lacampagne ‘03 and Mollie (McDonnell) Yocum ‘03. The couple resides in San Francisco.

2004 Zach Kenney* received rave reviews for his performance in ACT’s production of 1776. He also sang the National Anthem at the Sept. 8 Giants’ game. / Sophia Mary McInerney married Michael Francis Corbett Oct. 19 at Mission Santa Barbara. / Stefanie Ordoveza married Patrick Smith Aug. 24 at St. Agnes Church, where her deceased father, who had coached tennis at SI, was especially remembered. A gala reception followed Aug. 31 at La Costanera in Montara.

2005 Darren Criss* performed in HBO’s Six by Sondheim. / Ciara Viehweg* is a program coordinator helping East Bay charities through the Berkeley half-marathon.

2006 Jennifer Butler* performed in Hillbarn’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot and in White Christmas in San Jose / Sami Feld* ran the Chicago Marathon in honor of Jill Costello ‘06. / Matt Jones* appeared in an episode of Parks and Rec Oct. 10. / Nick Roessler married Meg Miller ’07 at St. Agnes Church Aug. 29. After the San Francisco celebration, another reception took place at the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel Sept. 28. The wedding party included Meg’s sister, Kati ’04, as matron of honor, Nick’s twin, Kate ’06, and best man Jordan Rosen ’06. Guests included Stephen Saribalis ’06, Peter Vaughan ‘06, Meg’s brother, Nick ’03, and cousins Jordan Murphy ‘88, Taylor Murphy ’91 and Sean Murphy ’92. Meg’s mother, Beth, is past president of the Ignatian Guild.

2007 Joe Collins and the Ferdon brothers, Dan ’09 and Tom ’10, sons of the late Pat Ferdon ’70, are members of Solwave, which performed at The Independent in San Francisco Aug. 28. / Molly McGrath joined Fox Sports 1 network as a news anchor. / Erin McLaughlin* won a Peabody Award for her work with ABC News producing Superstorm Sandy coverage. / Caroline Naughton is currently working in New York for ABC Television. She is primarily responsible for all integrated marketing opportunities in Katie Couric’s daytime talk show.

2008 The class of 2008 held a 5-year reunion at Harrington’s Bar & Grill over the Thanksgiving break, where they took time to honor their deceased classmate Marjan Brown in the most Ignatian way they know by donating two bins of toys to the Glide Memorial Church Holiday Toy Drive to pass along the joy and love of their late classmate to children in need. / Basketball standout Vince Legarza* received the Darrell Hedric Athlete of the Year Award from Miami University of Ohio. / Adeline Newmann* served as the video designer for the LA Philharmonic’s world premiere performance of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

2009 Brady Borcherding* received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship and is a teaching assistant at the University of Cartagena in Colombia.

2010 The Independent Record praised UC Davis running back Gabe Manzanares*. / Eilise O’Connor* ‘is making her mark on UMKC’s basketball squad. / Bernadette Rabuy* works for human rights for the incarcerated. / Dominique Russo graduated from American University with honors, one semester early with the help of her AP credits from SI. She received a BA in Law and Society and minored in Spanish. She is now working for the law firm of Price Benowitz LLP, in Washington, DC, and will begin her graduate studies at AU in the spring. / Jessica Serrato was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team in Division 1 volleyball for the second year in a row.

2011 Xavier Russo* started as inside linebacker for the Brown University football team and is one of only four non-seniors to earn a starting spot on the offensive or defensive units. He won All-Ivy Honor Roll for his performance in the game against Harvard and was the only player on his team to be chosen twice as Defensive Player of the Game by his coaches. He is an honor student majoring in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizational Studies. The Brown Sports Foundation magazine recently featured Xavier in an article.

2012 Jon Bachmann*, a sophomore rower at Holy Cross College, has been working on a service project in Peru called Many Hands. / Maria Kemiji-McDonald* became this year’s only walk-on to make the USC women’s basketball squad.

2013 Kelly Kmak* was named one of UC Berkeley’s 2013 Leadership Award Recipients in July. / Shelby Miguel* sang the National Anthem at the Warriors-Kings basketball game and performed at Union Square for the Macy’s tree lighting ceremony as a Make-A-Wish ambassador. / Kelsey Quan* spent four months in Thailand doing service work before heading to USC. / Kevin Sullivan* joined Cal’s varsity rugby team. He is the MVP for and a six-year veteran of the SFGG HS Gold team.

2014 Dan Casey* and Eleanor Nicolson* were named National Merit semifinalists. / Patrick Dunne* spoke at Stanford on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. / Joseph Koblitz* was named an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. / Jesus Montano* was praised for helping San Francisco Village with iPad tutoring. / Rachel Yan* was praised by Catholic San Francisco for her musical travels with the SI orchestra to Kenya last summer and the orchestra’s upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall.

2015 Both Kelti Hori (V) and Mallen Bischoff ’17* (JV) were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association “Phenom List.”

2016 Sabrina Santander* performed with the American Center of Philippine Arts during halftime at a Warriors’ game in November.

2017 The San Francisco Chronicle featured Spencer Collantes, an aspiring filmmaker. / Nicholas Cruse* and Peter Lewczyk were honored at the Pacific Swimming awards ceremony Oct. 13. / Kyle Leung* was named one of the Peninsula Symphony Guilds’ 15 Music Merit Award winners.

 

Posted by Mr. Paul J. Totah on Tuesday January, 15, 2013

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