In Memoriam

MAGGIE DIXON [1977-2006]

ARLINE (RAYMOND) CURTISS (B.A. ‘56) passed away on Sept. 16, 2005 at her home. Her husband, Toby Curtiss, says Arline had an inoperable brain tumor and that she passed away after receiving radiation and chemotherapy.

LEANN (MAHONEY) HOWARD (B.A. ‘56) passed away on Nov. 13, 2005.

PATRICIA (WILSON) LARKIN (B.A. ‘67) passed away on Aug. 24, 2005 in Jacksonville, N.C.

EDGAR MERCADO (B.B.A. ‘86) passed away on Dec. 28, 2003. Wife Gina says Edgar was a successful businessman and father, well-liked and admired by many people, especially Gina and their children, Andre, Jeanette, Veronica and Rebecca.

BERNARD SIEGAN, who was a professor in the School of Law from 1973 to 2006, passed away on March 27. He was 83. Professor Siegan, who worked at USD until his death, was one of the key legal and constitutional thinkers in the movement of ideas that became known as the Reagan Revolution. He was dedicated to advancing the idea that the right to private property and the right to earn an honest living were as important as the right to free speech and the right to vote.

CLAIRE (STEHLY) GIUFFRE (B.A. ‘79) passed away on April 1 at the age of 48. She was the owner of a therapeutic massage company. She and her family, many members of which are also alumni, are well known to the university community.

SISTER MARY SUDDES (B.A. ‘56) passed away on Sept. 9, 2005. She was 97 years old. Sister Suddes was born in Springfield, Ill., which is where she professed her vows with the Dominican Sisters of Springfield in 1932. She also earned a master’s degree and was in education her entire working life. “Sister Mary was very proud of her degree from USD,” wrote her 99-year-old sister, Sister Mary Imelda Suddes.