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Recent Class Notes
Dale Storm (1950)
Dear quiet, humble and tender Dale passed away on June 17, 2015, four days after his 91st birthday in Redwood City, California. He worked in finance for over 40 years in Bakersfield and Los Angeles. Upon retiring, Dale moved to Surprise, Arizona.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

Juanita Savage (1954)
Juanita L. Savage passed away at the Mountain View Residential Care in La Quinta, CA on June 4, 2015.As a Pastor's wife she was deeply involved in church life while at First Baptist Church of North Hollywood, Cochran Avenue Baptist Church of Los Angeles and University Baptist Church of Palm Desert. She served a term as President of the American Baptist Women's auxiliary of the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

Mary Maney (1943)
Mary A. Maney was born on August 13, 1921, in Neodesha, KS. She went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 14, 2015. She was 93 years old.She was a kind and generous person; a good friend to all. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Herb Maney.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

Mark Jacoby (1997)
Dr. Mark D. Jacoby "Stuart", M.D., passed away on Sunday evening, June 7, 2015, in a single vehicle accident, on a wilderness road approaching Laurel Lakes, in Mono County, CA. He taught and practiced Emergency Medicine at Community Regional Medical Center (CMRC) in Fresno, CA, as an attending physician and faculty member of The University of California San Francisco (UCSF).  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

Nadine Conly (1947)
Nadine Helen Conly was born April 18, 1925 in Modesto, California and passed away June 13, 2015 in Stockton.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

Jeffrey Riley (1991)
Jeffrey Scott Riley, a lifelong resident of the Modesto/Turlock area, died on Thursday, June 18, 2015, unexpectedly. He was only 47 years old.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

George Marietta (1955)
George Albert Marietta of Johnstown, CO died June 24, 2015.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

Jeannie Louie (1700)
Jeannie Louie was born December 28, 1949.Jeannie spent her spare time listening to jazz and rhythm & blues, watching her favorite cooking shows, cooking and trying out different recipes. A special time is recalled when she and her younger sister spent the day preparing a delicious secret recipe for dinner that can only be described as a Chinese Tamale.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

David Good (1987)
David R. C. Good was born on July 23, 1948 in Hanford, Ca and passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015. He was an English Instructor for the State Center Community College District for over 20 years.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

John Eymann (1955)
John Jacob Eymann, age 81, a beloved family man, of incredible intelligence, humor and conviction passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015.  
Submitted on Jul 9 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
Dale Storm (1950)
Dear quiet, humble and tender Dale passed away on June 17, 2015, four days after his 91st birthday in Redwood City, California. He worked in finance for over 40 years in Bakersfield and Los Angeles. Upon retiring, Dale moved to Surprise, Arizona.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

Juanita Savage (1954)
Juanita L. Savage passed away at the Mountain View Residential Care in La Quinta, CA on June 4, 2015.As a Pastor's wife she was deeply involved in church life while at First Baptist Church of North Hollywood, Cochran Avenue Baptist Church of Los Angeles and University Baptist Church of Palm Desert. She served a term as President of the American Baptist Women's auxiliary of the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest.  
Submitted on Jul 9 2015.

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