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Recent Class Notes
Robert Swan (1963)
Robert G. Swan passed away peacefully at home in Phoenix, AZ on July 14, 2015. After earning his law degree, he practiced law in Arizona for over 45 years. While Bob was a well-respected attorney, his true passion was coaching girls fast pitch softball. Bob brought back the Phoenix Ramblers girls softball team in 1981.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Robert Musselman (1992)
Robert passed away in Hanford, CA on Friday, July 3, 2015. A childhood interest in aviation led him to pursue his pilot's license at age 16, and he served as both a commercial and private pilot for many years.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Donald Martin (1949)
Don passed away on July 14, 2015. He taught for Fresno Unified School District for 37 years. In 1952, he married Dolores Bareford. They were blessed with two children, Dorice Faye and Delwin Bareford. Don always had a passion for living and growing things.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Grace (Thompson) Jones (1947)
Grace passed away on June 26, 2015, as gracefully as anyone can. Grace taught several years for Fresno and Madera Unified School Districts as first grade teacher and Reading Specialist.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Ray Christiansen (1956)
Ray passed away peacefully at home on July 14th after a courageous three year battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Nicholas Stamoulis (1957)
Nick passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Glen Maher (1949)
After celebrating his 88th birthday at a family celebration on Sunday, Glen Thomas Maher passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after a lingering illness. On December 29, 1950, Tom married his high school sweetheart, Iris Hightower. In December, they would have celebrated 65 years of marriage. As a career accountant, Tom started his own practice in the early 1960s, and later brought in a partner, Grey Roberts, forming Maher and Roberts, a Merced accounting firm.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Mike Vuicich (1951)
Mike passed away on July 11, 2015, in Clovis, CA. Mike served as a trustee for the Clovis Unified School District. He was a member of the St. Peter's Men's Club, and Clovis Post 147 of the American Legion. He was a member of the Clovis Rodeo Association, and a director for 28 years.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Charles Delateur (1975)
Charles Francis "Chuck" DeLateur passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015.He continued teaching at Reedley High School until his retirement in 2002. In addition to teaching high school students for 32 years, he would often teach evening political science and history classes at Reedley College.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Jack Scott (1973)
Jack Scott passed away on July 10, 2015. He coached over 35 years of basketball, football, track and baseball at Salida and at St. Stanislaus Catholic School. He was a dedicated and very successful grant writer for the Salida School District, generating funds to serve their many after-school programs.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

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Career News
Jeremy Walrack (2011)
Jeremy Walrack (2011) has co-founded Golfmoose.com – a new website for discount-minded golfers -- with promotional deals at 22 golf courses throughout California. Fore!  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 27 2015.

Stephen Sobonya (1992)
Steve Sobonya (1992), a sports performance adviser, has been hired by Central Valley Sports Report as its health and fitness advisor. Founded in 2013, CVSR provides Central Valley athletes with resources related to obtaining scholarships and grants through athletics.  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 27 2015.

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Births & Adoptions
Julia Navarro (2005)
Julia Navarro (2005) is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Emma Christine at 7lbs 4 oz and 20 ¾. She joins her big sister Grace Isabella, 2 yrs, 3 months.  
Submitted on Oct 12 2011.

Ryan Jacobsen (2002)
Ryan Jacobsen (2002, 2004) and Ashley (DeBenedetto) Jacobsen (2003) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maverick Laub Jacobsen, who was born on September 4, 2011 at 7:58 a.m. Maverick weighed in at 8 lbs, 9 oz and measured 21-1/2 in long.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 5 2011.

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Marriages & Commitments
Kevin Cooper (2006)
Kevin Cooper (2006, ’07) and Rosemary Abdelshahid got engaged in New York City on December 20, 2014. Congratulations.

As a student, he played for the Bulldogs’ Football Team and was presented the President’s Medal as the outstanding graduate in 2006.

SEE: http://www.gobulldogs.com/genrel/052006aae.html  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 4 2015.

Casey Olson (2010)
Kara Marchese and Casey Olson (2010) were married on Oct. 4, 2015 at the
Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev. As a student, Olson was All-American
and co-captain of the Bulldogs' Wrestling Team.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jan 14 2015.

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Catching Up
Juan Gonzales (2004)
Juan J. Gonzales (2004) and Brian O. Law – California Highway Patrol Officers – have been memorialized with on a stretch of Highway 99. Both died in the line of duty in the predawn hours of Feb. 17, 2014, when their cruiser crashed en route to a collision near Kingsburg. (PHOTO: Marc Benjamin/The Fresno Bee).

MORE: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/02/17/4383585/chp-officers-brian-law-juan-gonzalez.html


STILL MORE: http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/4944182/chp_officer_juan_gonzalez_remembered_as_a_mentor_role_model
  
Submitted on May 27 2015.

Jason La Russa (1997)
Dorothy “Dottie” Smith (1973), James Yovino (1989), Jason La Russa (1997) and Steve Gonzalez (2009) were honored by Fresno’s Martin Luther King Unity Committee. The annual event honors community, civic, education and government leaders.

MORE: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/01/16/4334745/king-awards-garlanding-ceremony.html  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 6 2015.

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Educational News
Melissa Tav (2007)
Melissa Tav (2007) has joined the College of Health and Human Services at Fresno State as its inaugural Communications Specialist.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.

Tonantzin (Soto) Rodriguez (2007)
Tonantzin (Soto) Rodriguez, MPH (2007) received a Medical Doctorate (MD) from the UC Davis School of Medicine on May 29, 2014. She matched into the Sutter Family Medicine Residency Program in Sacramento, California for further training in primary care.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 8 2014.

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General
Anthony Grieco (1961)
Anthony R. Grieco (1961) has been honored with having his name added as a “Friend” to the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor at the at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virg. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Electronic Warfare field with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the U.S. Navy. SEE: http://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/profile-detail.cfm?id=7525  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 28 2014.

Amanda (Holder) Leath (1999)
James Leath (2008) and Amanda (Holder) Leath (1999) recently competed in their first all-natural physique competition in Fresno, CA. James placed fourth in men's physique and Amanda placed third in women's figure. They are currently enjoying training for their next competition later this year.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 7 2014.

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In Memoriam
Robert Swan (1963)
Robert G. Swan passed away peacefully at home in Phoenix, AZ on July 14, 2015. After earning his law degree, he practiced law in Arizona for over 45 years. While Bob was a well-respected attorney, his true passion was coaching girls fast pitch softball. Bob brought back the Phoenix Ramblers girls softball team in 1981.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

Robert Musselman (1992)
Robert passed away in Hanford, CA on Friday, July 3, 2015. A childhood interest in aviation led him to pursue his pilot's license at age 16, and he served as both a commercial and private pilot for many years.  
Submitted on Aug 18 2015.

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