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Keeping in Touch Spring 2014

1942 The Chronicle praised USF’s new science center, named for Rev. John Lo Schiavo, S.J.* / Yankees’ great Charlie Silvera* recalled his late teammate Jerry Coleman in the Chronicle.

1954 Jack Tillmany* wrote about the demolition of one of the city’s great movie palaces, the Market Street Cinema.

1955 Gov. Jerry Brown*, who announced his bid for a fourth term as California governor, was among the last diners at Joe’s of Westlake, which will re-open under the management of John Duggan ’59 and his son, John Duggan ’92 of Original Joe’s in North Beach. / Russell Miller has a new book, Snapshots: A Brief Stroll Through Asia, available at Amazon and featuring photos of his time working in the Far East.

1958 Chris Monahan and his wife, Susan, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends Nov. 30 at a reception at the Hotel Valencia in Santana Row. The Monahans, longtime residents of Almaden, are the parents of four and grandparents of nine. Susan is the career services advisor at Mission College in Santa Clara. Chris retired from the City of San Jose after a career of almost 50 years in Workers’ Compensation for San Jose, for the state and for Lockheed.

1961 Patrick Sullivan published a Kindle-only book, Pismo Beach: Hollywood Punchline.

1962 Ralph (Buzz) Pujolar wrapped up his 40-year career as a basketball referee at the Bellarmine vs. SI game Feb. 5. Bellarmine coach Pat Schneider ’79, SI coach Tim Reardon ’86, retired coach Bob Drucker’58, retired athletic director Leo LaRocca ‘53 and Buzz’s ’62 classmates Rev. Ray Allender, S.J., Brian Kearney, Ed Rhein and Mike Stecher were all in attendance, and all agreed Buzz should retire. Buzz’s daughter Tara Quinlan ’94 has a year left in her doctoral program at the London School Of Economics.

1963 John Kirby, D.D.S., has returned from his second trip to the Philippine City of Kalibo as a member of Mending Faces Medical Mission which provided pro bono cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for nearly 50 children during a weeklong visit in February.

1964 Ed Gazzano was interviewed on KNBR about his decision not to go back to Green Bay for the 49ers game on the frozen tundra. / Sourdough king and former SI teacher Lou Giraudo*, who spoke at the De Marillac Academy fundraiser, was featured by the Chronicle for his Boudin Bakery restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf.

1965 Dr. Gerald Hover is the first American and first psychologist to be honored with Interpol’s Leadership Award for his efforts chairing the agency’s sub-group on sex offenders.

1968 Rev. Thomas Carroll, S.J., is currently doing spiritual direction and writing a book on the Spiritual Exercises in Rome. This photo was taken on the occasion of Pope Francis’ Jan. 3 Mass with the Jesuits in Rome. / Poet Robert Thomas* read from his new novel, Bridge, at Diesel bookstore in Oakland in March.

1969 UCSF is featuring urologist Dr. Peter Carroll in its television ads. / Lowell High School baseball Coach John Donohue* earned his 700th win in April. / John Martini* spoke about his latest book, Sutro’s Glass Palace: The Story of Sutro Baths, at the Cliff House in March. / First responder chaplain Mike Ryan* was honored for saving a man’s life.

1970 Rev. Bill O’Neill, S.J., continues his ministry as Catholic chaplain at the Federal Women’s Prison in Dublin, Calif., along with his teaching assignments at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.

1973 Hon. Peter J. Siggins has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.

1975 Greg Walsh is currently the chief deputy assessor for the County of Sonoma. He became a grandpa for the second time in June 2013 when his daughter Meghann gave birth to her daughter Whitney who joins Gianna, now 3. Greg is still living in Santa Rosa getting ready to celebrate his 30th wedding anniversary with his wife, Mary. His daughter Katie is a freshman at Loyola Marymount University.

1976 Phil Kearney, an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, received the California Lawyer of the Year Award for 2014 in the category of criminal law for his role in the prosecution of a group of East Bay police, a private investigator, and a divorce attorney who were involved in, among other things, creating “dirty DUIs” for tactical advantage against husbands and ex-husbands in divorce and child custody litigations. Phil and a colleague tried the matter of U.S. vs. Stephen Tanabe in U.S. District Court in San Francisco before the honorable Charles R. Breyer, the brother of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, in August of 2013. / Above, from left, Paul Tonelli, Bob Enright, Ron Fiore ’87 and Dave Tognotti ’87 went to Seattle for the NFC Conference championship game.

1978 John Sandstrom is senior manager, Global Medical Affairs: Hemophilia, at Baxter Bioscience in Westlake Village, Calif.

1980 Famed FBI agent Leonard Davey* retired after an illustrious career. / Phillip de Souza is happy to announce his marriage to Elizabeth Valentina. The wedding took place in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Federal Republic of Germany, on Dec. 31, 2013.  / Bert Selva*, CEO of Shea Homes, received a humanitarian award at the International Business Show. He credits his Jesuit education for shaping him. The award included a $100,000 gift; he donated $75,000 to HomeAid America, which builds homes for the transitionally homeless, and $25,000 to Augie’s Quest, a charity started by a friend of his to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

1982 SI basketball great and Cal Poly assistant basketball coach Paul Fortier* will be inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame in May.

1984 SI’s Tony Calvello was named Samson Equipment’s Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for the West. / Derek Lam* spoke about his fashion designs at Neiman Marcus in Union Square.

1986 Randolf Arguelles* wrote about the new SAT for the Wall Street Journal.

1987 Steve McFeely co-wrote the screenplay for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and he is working on a screenplay for the third movie in the series.

1988 Emilio Lacayo-Valle has served as director of music at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton since 2010. This year, he hosted the Feb. 7 Bay Area Catholic Schools Concert that brings together 356 student musicians from 10 Bay Area Catholic high schools, including SI.

1989 Larry Bolander, 6th generation owner of L. Ph. Bolander and Sons, just furnished the flagpoles for Levi’s stadium, future home of the San Francisco 49ers.

1990 Matt Renzi’s CD Rise and Shine is now available on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and many other stores.

1991 Girls’ basketball coach Mike Mulkerrins and former SI boys’ coach Don Lippi were honored by the Chronicle in March.

1994 Sarah Gritz Rogers, after teaching high school social studies for the last several years, recently joined the Foreign Service and is currently serving as a Vice Consul in Skopje, Macedonia, along with her husband, Tim Rogers, and children Paige (11) and Toby (8). Harry Kwan ’92 was their first houseguest. / Genevieve Roja (pictured in her striped coat) celebrated her fifth season as founder and principal of Lily Spruce, a San Francisco-based green events planning firm. Amanda Corsiglia ’10 (far right) is a team member.

1995 Jocelyn Sideco* wrote in the National Catholic Reporter on her recipe for a successful Lent and on the Presentation of the Lord.

1996 Michelle Los Banos will be the Diplomat in Residence at UCLA in August. She has been serving as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for the Department of State since 2002.

2000 Josh Harris* of Trick Dog was featured by / Colin James Kirby was married to Margot Langdon Hill in Telluride, Colo., on Aug. 17, 2013. Tripp Jones ’99 was in attendance, as were the following members of the Class of 2000: Josh Harris (groomsman), Rob Parker (groomsman), David and Leigh McMonigle, Gavin Shiels, Joel Veach, Kelli Nevin, Rose Costello, Annie Wright, Tycho Suter and Kevin Finn. / Leah Pimentel* was interviewed in the Chronicle for her encouragement of families to stay in San Francisco. The paper also named her as one of the Bay Area’s “People to Watch.” / On Sept. 20, 2013, Amanda Tucker and Brian Bianchi ’00 celebrated the sacrament of marriage at the Foxtail Golf and Country Club in Rohnert Park. All those in attendance had a wonderful time. The bridal party included Anne Ginotti Green ’00 and Kevin Bianchi ’04, and Greg Wood ’00 served as

best man.

2001 Riley Newman married Alexandra McCullagh in May 2013 at Grace Cathedral. Alexandra is a dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, and Riley is working for Airbnb in San Francisco.

2002 Christine Abalos graduated from Boston University with a master’s degree in Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Database Management and Business Intelligence. / Angela Passanisi* had her wedding featured in Brides Magazine. / Matt Werner had a letter to the editor published in a recent National Catholic Reporter lamenting the departure of Rev. John Dear from the Society of Jesus. Fr. Dear has been one of the foremost priests working for peace and decrying injustice.

2003 Jen Nedeau* wrote in The Hub regarding ways to solve the city’s high-tech PR problem.

2004 Tracy Cosgriff received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award for research in Italy, in support of her doctoral dissertation on Raphael, Pope Julius II and the Stanza della Segnatura. With the support of this fellowship, she will conduct original research in the libraries of Florence and Rome, including the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. She wrote in her personal statement about learning Latin at SI with her mentor, Grace Curcio. / Peter Johnson works for Genentech and lives in San Francisco. He graduated from UCSB in 2008 with a degree in math and economics. He was captain of the UCSB crew team, and his lightweight four with coxswain won the bronze medal at the collegiate national championships at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia in 2008. / Marty Maguire recently had his short story memoir, “American Psychonaut,” published as an ebook through Thought Catalog’s digital imprint in January. Marty is currently working on a full-length piece, also a memoir, which he hopes to see published both in print and digital form. / SI Summer School drumline teacher Mick Terrizzi* helped produce a video supporting the importance of music in schools.

2005 Jack Newman is working in the clean energy field for a utility company in Seattle and will be married this August.

2006 Gianna Toboni* is now a correspondent with Al Jazeera America.

2007 Julian Newman ’07 is working for SNP Communications, which was founded by an SI family.

2008 Ben Diserens* is staging a new play, Less Than Rent, in his New York-based theatre company. / Charlie Johnson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford with distinction in June with a degree in physics and engineering. Charlie continued his singing career at Stanford with the a cappella group Talisman and toured abroad in the summers with the Pacific Boys Choir. Charlie currently works as an associate management consultant at Bain & Co. in Washington, D.C. / Jaclyn Siniora married Christopher Azar Nov. 16, 2013, at Holy Trinity Church in San Francisco followed by a reception at the Hyatt in Burlingame. The wedding party took photos on J.B. Murphy Field. SI grads in the wedding party included Daniella Siniora ’17, Nicole Nasrah ’07, Olivia Salfiti ’08 and Alfred Siniora ’11 along with guests Nidal Nasrah ’09, Mazen Nasrah ’11, Jessica Nasrah ’14, Nadia Nasrah ’16 and Tarik Siniora ’15. / Keelin Woodell* guest starred on Criminal Minds.

2009 Ryan Irwin, after graduating from Villanova University, now works in the Social Media Marketing Department of The NBC Sports Group. He attended NHL Media Day, Super Bowl media day and the Super Bowl and has worked extensively on the Olympics. / Matt Sauers*, a University of Pittsburgh graduate now working with PNC Bank, was the keynote speaker on a conference discussing financial literacy and was interviewed on public radio. / Carolyn Vinnicombe served as Pennsylvania’s 2014 Cherry Blossom Princess in the Washington, D.C., International Cherry Blossom Festival. Carolyn is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania; she works as a staffer in the House of Representatives and serves as the vice president of marketing on the Wharton Club of D.C. board.

2010 Claire Collins* turned in an outstanding performance at the Whitman College Division III Northwest Conference swim championships. She swam breaststroke in the 400 Medley Relay, finishing 2nd, won the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke, with the 100 in conference record time, and was 4th in the 200 Individual Medley. / Boston Cannons pro LAX team drafted Rob Emery* from Virginia. / Bill Knutsen* was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes. / Eilise O’Connor* was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American Team. / Dominique Russo graduated from American University with honors, one semester early with the help of her AP credits from SI, and has already begun graduate studies there. She received a bachelor’s degree in Law and Society and a minor in Spanish. She is also working for the law firm Price Benowitz LLP in Washington, D.C. / Jack Stabenfeldt* received All American recognition as a Water Polo player at Occidental College. / Jacqueline Toboni* landed a role on TV’s Grimm. / Colin Woodell* appeared in Devious Maids and CSI Las Vegas.

2011 Hannah Farr*, a lacrosse and soccer player at Stanford, was named to the watch-list for the Tewaaraton Award for Women’s Lacrosse. / Johnny Mrlik*, a guard at Vassar, was named to the Men’s All-East Region Second Team and the All-Liberty League First Team. / Xavier Russo*, a junior at Brown University, started as inside linebacker for the football team last fall. He was 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. / Liam Shorrock, a student at LMU, has been accepted into the National Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu.

2012 Caitlin Lee* and Madelyn Welsh* were among the top 32 teams chosen for the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative competition. / Maria Kemiji-McDonald scored the 100th point against Oregon for USC’s basketball team. / Nicole Mullen* made a remarkable basket during the Toyota Half Court Shot Contest. / Maria Newman is a sophomore at Scripps College in Claremont. / GWU’s Nicholas Ong* starred in a play about the Booth brothers’ bitter rivalry. / Gabe Todaro*, a graduate from SI’s Performing Arts Department, has released two songs from his New Orleans-based band, The Roses.

2013 Nico Giarratano* plays shortstop for the USF Dons. / Marley Malone* was one of the featured models on the cover of the 2014 Santa Cruz County Traveler’s Guide. / Mary Shepherd* was featured by SCU for her phenomenal volleyball success. / Carla Tocchini*, a freshman at UC Davis, led her water polo team to a victory over Sonoma State. / Nicole Vincelette*, a lacrosse player at Cal, was featured by her school for her service work at SI and in college.

2014 Christoph Bruning earned his private pilot’s license. He can be found flying out of the San Carlos airport. / Trevor Dunbar* has been nominated by Cal-Hi Sports for its All-State basketball team, and has been named both WCAL Player of the Year and CCS Player of the Year both by Cal-Hi Sports and Prep2Prep. The Chronicle also named him the regional player of the year. / Alanna Johnson* and Megan Dickerson* won, respectively, first and second prizes in an MLK Jr. writing contest. Seniors Elijah Dale, Quinci Mann and Lauren Tetrev also turned in excellent essays in a contest judged by Michael Bowie ’75. / Girls’ basketball players Quinci Mann*, Josie Little’15* and Sydney Raggio ’15* have been nominated by Cal-Hi Sports for the girls All-State basketball team. / Julian Marcu* was celebrated by the Pacifica Tribune for his talents on and off the court.

2015 Tony Barbero* was hailed as a hero for rescuing two people in the waters off Ocean Beach. KTVU’s Mike Mibach ’94 interviewed him for a report on his quick action. / Victoria Baxter* and Blaire Davis* have been named youth volunteers of the year at Peninsula Family Service in San Mateo. / Julia Roy took first place in the YMI essay contest’s high school division and her sister, Anna Roy ’17 took fifth place.

2016 Colleen Cavalier was named a Reserve Champion for her equestrian skills. / Kevin Lehr* was selected Northern California sophomore of the year for the 2013 cross country season.

Posted by Mr. Paul J. Totah on Tuesday May, 6, 2014


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