Keeping in Touch
1933 Salvadore Ignoffo, a pharmacist licensed in California, was born Dec. 31, 1916, and just turned 100. He celebrated with family and friends on New Year’s Eve. The long-standing owner of the Ace Drug Company, he served patients in the Richmond and Sunset Districts of San Francisco and trained many pharmacy students to become pharmacists. He also mentored pharmacists who worked in community pharmacies. He continues to be active and only recently retired from pharmacy practice. He is a master bridge player and enjoys going on cruises.
1957 The class of 1957 is having its 32nd annual SI/SH/Riordan luncheon Feb.17 at Original Joe’s in San Francisco. To RSVP, contact Don McCann at (415) 924-4358 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact Ed Rothman at (415) 334-2173 or at email@example.com.
1959 After Rich Andrews’ memorial service in September, friends (pictured above) gathered, including some former members of the 1958 championship football team. From left are Vince Quilici ’59, Cliff Vattuone ’60, Jean Ashton ’59, Mike Chase ’60, Greg MacInnis ’60, Joe Boehle ’59, Dave Favro ’59, Ron Cook ’59, Frank Falzon ’60, John Heilmann ’59 and Jim Gross ’59. / Dan Flanagan Jr.* was honored for his work on the Navy Memorial.
1962 Dennis Koller* has a new book out called The Custer Conspiracy.
1964 As he begins to wind down his insurance career, John Tastor’s passion is increasing his commitment to affordable housing advocacy. John (below) has joined the Board of the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and participated in his fourth Carter Work Project for Habitat for Humanity last August in Memphis, where he worked on the same house with President and Mrs. Carter, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. In March he will return to Vietnam to work on a HFH Global Village project.
1966 Fr. Robert Christian, OP*, was interviewed on Vatican Radio for his ecumenical efforts.
1967 Philip Povey is presently living in Verdi, Nev. He retired from law enforcement after 46 years and is currently manufacturing hand-held firefighting tools and enjoying his 10 grandchildren.
1969 Ron Lagomarsino,* who directed Chester Bailey at ACT, was on hand when his show won Outstanding Premiere and Outstanding Production from the Theater Bay Area Awards. / Stephen Lanctot* received the St. Thomas More Award at the group’s Red Mass. He is pictured here with Matthew Graham ’73 (right), president of the St. Thomas More Society of San Francico.
1970 Local historian and author Frank Dunnigan recently had two new books published by The History Press: Growing Up in San Francisco: Boomer Memories From Playland to Candlestick Park (192 pages/100 photos), which is a sequel to his 2014 volume Growing Up in San Francisco’s Western Neighborhoods: Boomer Memories From Kezar Stadium to Zim’s Hamburgers (also 192 pages/100 photos), plus San Francisco’s St. Cecilia Parish: A History (224 pages/120 photos), celebrating the January 2017 centennial of the well-known Parkside District church and school. All of these books are available at local book retailers, as well as through online vendors. Both BookShop West Portal and the history website Western Neighborhoods Project (www.outsidelands.org) offer copies autographed by the author.
1975 A host of SI grads organized and starred in October’s Italian Heritage Day Parade, from Parade President Frank Billante and Parade co-chairs Jim Fanucchi and John Warda to Grand Marshall Paul Tonelli ’76 and Queen Isabella Alexandra Cotroneo ’13. / Nick Grbac co-authored a text published by the Society of Broadcast Engineers — Television Operations: A Handbook of Technical Operations for TV Broadcast, On Air, Cable, Mobile and Internet.
1976 Peter Dolan currently serves in his seventh year as trustee for Regis University in Denver. He is past chairman of the endowment and currently serves as chairman of the finance committee and vice chairman of the board of trustees. Peter is a founding partner of Plaza Advisory Group, a wealth management firm in St. Louis. He and his wife, Anne, have two sons. Ryan is a graduate of Regis University and Sean is a graduate of St. Louis University. In 2014, Peter wrote and published the book The Integrated Investor: The Art and Science of Financial Achievement, which aims to share essential ideas learned through years in the industry in a way that interests and informs a broad audience.
1977 Members of the Class of 1977 along with Ed Reidy ’76 did a day of service in Pacifica at a convent and hospice operated by Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity. It was led by Lou Kolenda and John Sullivan and supported by Greg Rocca and other members of the class.
1985 Mike Farrah* served as a field producer for the documentary Class Divide, that premiered on HBO.
1991 Sean Pate married Christy Clark in Tiburon on Sept. 3. The best men were brothers Bryan ’93 and Keith ’95 along with groomsman Albert Thuesen III ’91. Also pictured are their sisters Melissa ’97 and Natalie ’01.
1994 Dr. Lizette Ortega Dolan, middle school director at Park Day School, was invited to attend the final Hispanic Heritage Month Reception, hosted by President Obama and his wife, on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Lizette is honored to be recognized for her efforts as a Latino educator, activist and change-maker. She brought her husband, Matthew James Dolan, and their two children, Lucas (10) and Lilliana (8) along for this monumental achievement.
1995 Gabe Saucedo* is the new head soccer coach at Skyline College; he also serves as a staff coach for the San Francisco Elite Academy.
1996 Adrian Gonzales was hired as new head women’s tennis coach for Mission College in Santa Clara.
1998 Dylan Nicole de Kervor was recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association in their Class of 2016 “Best LGBT Lawyers under 40.” The award recognizes her role in drafting and enforcing the nondiscrimination protections of the civil rights provision of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557). As the subject matter expert and team lead on sex discrimination, the provisions she was responsible for overseeing have been touted as the “most significant affirmation of the rights of transgender individuals of equal treatment in health care and health insurance that has existed anywhere in the law.” Dylan is currently an attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and holds a J.D. and M.S.W. from Cal.
1998 Trello Vice President Brian Schmidt* weighed in on robo-advised investing on Bloomberg.com.
2000 Ryan Kushner* led the only American team to summit an 8,000-meter peak in Pakistan this year. / Michelle Victor,* who works IT at Amazon, wrote in The Oracle about finding healthy solutions for her PTSD, which she experienced after someone held her at gunpoint after stalking her.
2002 Jennifer Lawrence married Hanley Bonynge in September at the Ballard Bay Club in Seattle. The wedding party included the bride’s sisters, Amanda Lawrence ’04 and Brenda Lawrence ’07, and Corey Pallatto Hughan, Dave Lacampagne ’03 and John Ferrel ’03. Tristan Handeland ’03 served as the wedding officiant. SI grads also in attendance included the bride’s brother, Nicholas Lawrence ’09, cousin Diana Lawrence and classmates Laura Handeland ’03, and John Hughan ’03. / Peter Osborne* found a new use for Cal’s bleachers at his Mission Rock Resort.
2003 Marianne Armenta and Colin Daly were married in Berkeley on April 30. Pictured are John Flaherty, Ivan Quiteño, Joey Armenta ’07, Kevin Cronin ’01, Elaine Harris ’04, Courtney Anderson ’99, Caitlin Callaghan ’99, Erin Spiers ’07, Peter Byrne ’01, Elizabeth Gress ’02, Rebecca Armenta ’01, Noreen Byrne, Katherine (Watts) Fitzgibbon ’04, Patrick Fitzgibbon, Zach Lapping, Ryan Clifford, Viola Or, Maura Brosnan ’01, Dave Cedarblade, Justin Ohanessian and Eric Loughridge. / Google’s Lead for Sustainability Kate Brandt* promoted a circular economy at the SXSW Eco conference in Austin. / Jennifer Anne Nedeau, the daughter of Janet E. Nedeau and Christopher A. Nedeau of San Francisco, was married Aug. 27 to Austin Frederick Helm, son of Christine A. Helm and Thomas F. Helm of Greenfield, Wis. The Rev. René Iturbe, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at Notre Dame des Victoires church in San Francisco.
2004 Katie McGovern married Rod Koborsi June 16 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in North Beach (the same church where her parents, Ed ’75 and Tina, were married nearly 33 years ago). It was an intimate ceremony officiated by Msgr. John Talesfore ’78. Two days later, they renewed their vows and exchanged rings at Vine Hill House in Sebastopol surrounded by 160 family and friends. Michael Schimaneck escorted the canine ring bearers Henry and Frank during the processional.
2005 Darren Criss* hosted TV’s live production of Hairspray and was featured in a San Francisco Chronicle story about his show at Feinstein’s at the Nikko Hotel following his LA tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He was also interviewed by KTVU’s Mike Mibach ’94 during his San Francisco tour of the show. / Scripps College alumna Kate Fehlhaber* and her team of fellow graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UCLA won the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award 2016 at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. The students founded the neuroscience education website, Knowing Neurons, which explains complicated ideas about the brain clearly and accurately using powerful images, infographics and animations. / Colleen McHugh received the 2015–16 Excellence in Public Service Award from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The annual award recognizes a recent graduate of MIT’s Masters in City Planning program for outstanding achievements in the public sector. Colleen earned her master’s degree with a certificate in urban design from MIT in 2013. This award honors her accomplishments as a resilience planner with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) in post-Katrina New Orleans, where she currently works in the office of the mayor. / Allison Pheatt married Brian Skinner (’04 Valencia High School and ’08 Stanford University) on Aug. 6 at the Christian Brothers’ Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa. The Maid of Honor was fellow SI classmate Francesca Christopher. Also in attendance was Charles Glover. The wedding was a beautiful affair, and guests enjoyed the love, merriment and beautiful venue as they danced the night away. / John Roman* was praised by the San Francisco Bar Association for his service to the Homeless Advocacy Project.
2007 The Christian Science Monitor interviewed Alex Trembath on wind and solar energy.
2010 Samantha Corrales is serving with the Peace Corps in Indonesia teaching English. Here she is with her 11th grade class.
2012 Nicole Saguid Camacho* delivered the commencement address at Loyola University in Chicago. / Katie Harp graduated from Dominican University with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She is working for SI’s Advancement Office while applying to medical school. / John-William McGovern graduated cum laude from Yale in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also played lacrosse for Yale all four years. He now works for Morgan Stanley Investment Banking in the company’s San Francisco office.
2013 Rachael Garrison played volleyball for the University of Puget Sound, where she earned North West Conference honors. She finished the season as the NWC leader in digs with 530. She had four games of 30 or more including a season high of 45 in Oregon on Nov. 4. / Andrew Vollert* was named Big Sky Newcomer of the Year and made AP’s All American football team for his success on the field for Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
2014 Candy Janachowski* helped Harvard soccer win the Ivy League title.
2015 Jackie Ocaña served as an assistant field hockey coach at SI for the fall 2016 season. / Sydney Raggio* was named Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for her prowess on St. Mary’s basketball team.
2016 Jamie Chen* received the Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship. / Golfer Samantha Gong* is excelling on the greens for USF.
2017 SI’s volleyball captain Anne Crouch* was praised by Cal-Hi Sports for her volunteer work at St. Peter School’s volleyball camp.
2019 Connor Simpson* reviewed a cookbook for the Marin IJ.
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