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University of San Diego School of Law
Advocate Fall 2016 Issue

In Memoriam


  • '62

    Joseph E. O'Connor,81, passed away on November 2, 2015. He served in the United States Navy as a pilot. He practiced law in Point Loma until his retirement in 2006. He is survived by his wife, six children, and grandchildren.

  • '63

    Rex Lee Shuffler,83,passed away on March 2, 2016. He practiced law in Orange County, CA and is survived by his wife.

  • '66

    Joe N Turner,81, passed away on November 11, 2015. He was a senior partner with the law firm Higgs, Fletcher and Mack in San Diego. He is survived by his two daughters.

  • '68

    Walter M. Kaye,72, passed away on August 30, 2015. He practiced law for over 30 years before retiting from his firm, Walter M. Kaye and Associates. He is survived by his two daughters.

  • '73

    William E. Blatchley,70, passed away on August 20, 2015. During his law career, he developed an expertise in family law and was a Certified Family Law Specialist from 1994 until his retirement in 2013. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and four gradchildren.

  • '80

    The Honorable Diane Diane Dal Santo,65, passed away on July 11, 2015. She served for 15 years as a prominent judge in Albuquerque and is survived by her husband, daughter, and two grandchildren.

  • '81

    James C. O'Day Jr.,59, passed away on July 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife, three children, and granddaughter.

  • '83

    Stephen K. O'Brien,60, passed away on January 2, 2016. He is survived by his four sons and his ex-wife.

  • '84

    Kathleen W. Selvidge,69, passed away on January 30, 2016. She had a long legal career at Wilson and Corbin in San Diego, where she became partner. She is survived by her husband, three step-children, and grandchildren.

  • '87

    Stanley A. Harter,57, passed away on November 15, 2015. He was an attorney for over 29 years and practiced business and taxation law. Heis survived by his wife and seven children.

  • '93

    Steven ,48, passed away on February 24th, 2016. He is survived by his mother, sister, nieces and nephew.

  • '96

    LCDR William Kuebler,44, passed away on July 17, 2015. He commissioned as an officer in the Navy JAG Corps through direct appointment and served as defense counsel with the Office of Military Commissions in Washington, D.C. and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is survived by his wife and son.

  • '98

    Timothy Skelton,53, passed away on February 23, 2016. He joined Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, and Bentley in Los Angeles in 1997 as a law clerk, was rehired as an associate upon admission to the California Bar in 1998, and became a partner in 2006. He is survived by his mother and sister.

    Jacob Slania,42, passed away on April 10, 2016. He was a partner at Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge. He is survived by his wife and infant son.

  • '07

    Christine Yung Yusi,37, passed away on April 26, 2016. She is survived by her husband and son.