UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Summer2006
1950s & 1960s

[1957]

KATHLEEN (GRENNAN) WILLIAMS (B.A., M.ED. ‘66) is retired. She is busy caring for her sick husband who was in and out of the hospital and senior care centers from Feb. 13 to June 11, 2005.

[1958]

ANDREA SMITH (B.A.) is no longer a nun. After she graduated, she went to Peru to do missionary work. She recently returned to Peru to celebrate 40 years of working in missions. “I think I was in the first class to graduate from the College for Women,” she says. She left religious life in 1974. From 1997 to 1998, she went to Slovakia to teach English. “The Religious Order of the Sacred Heart must have instilled in me the spirit of adventure, or should we say prophesy,” she says.

[1959]

MARY ROSA GIGLITTO (B.A. ‘59) retired five years ago from San Diego City Schools after 41 years of teaching. Now she is a Rolling Reader at Ocean Beach Elementary School, where her daughter Angela teaches. Mary is a 10th-grade confirmation teacher at St. Agnes Church, where she also is a Eucharistic minister.

[1961]

MARY DUGAN (B.A.) enjoyed her first trip to Italy, where she visited Rome, Florence and Venice. “Still studying the piano — no talent, just enthusiasm!” She would be happy to give alumni tours of the historic streets of Greenwich Village, Manhattan.

MARY (FIORINO) ORRADRE (B.A.) and her husband have nine grandchildren, ranging from age 12 to 6 months. Mary was selected
as Monterey County’s Agricultural Woman of the Year for 2005. She is on the committee to restore and retrofit Mission San Miguel, which was damaged in a December 2003 earthquake. The church has been closed since the quake.

DEANNA ROSE VONBARGEN (B.A.) says that even at her “advanced age,” she takes pleasure in being coordinator of young adults at the Catholic Newman Club at Lewis Clark State College. “In my spare time, I enjoy caretaking for my mother, as well as just being back in my hometown, Lewiston, Idaho,” she reports. “Everybody here calls me Deanna Rose, so I had to put the ‘Rose’ back in my name. And I even like it now!”

[1962]

JAMES DELANEY (B.A.) has served in the Air Force for 43 years; 23 years active duty and 20 as the chief operating officer of its official charity, the Air Force Aid Society.

ERMILA RODRIGUEZ (B.A.) has been teaching Spanish at Palo Verde College as well as serving as a substitute teacher at Palo Verde High School in Blythe, Calif., in recent years.

PATRICIA (YOUNG) WILLIAMS (B.A.) just retired, though she still has a few clients she assists. Her daughter, Reina (Willams) Robinson (B.A. ’95) had a son, Samuel Scott, on Oct. 16, 2004. Her other daughter, Andrea, just accepted a position as coordinator for Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Patricia’s mother, known by many of her classmates, passed away from brain cancer on Jan. 11, 2005. “We miss her!”

[1963]

JENNY (LEAVENWORTH) ANTONIAK (B.A.) retired from teaching French in June 2004. Being retired has allowed her to travel with husband Chuck and also to spend time with grandchildren in Texas and Maryland.

[1965]

WILLIAM WILSTERMAN (B.S.) keeps busy with hobbies such as playing computer games and studying Spanish, German and French.

[1968]

MICHAEL STRADA (B.A.) lives in Kailua, Hawaii, at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, and also in Deer Valley, Utah, near Park City. He also is a senior institutional consultant for Morgan Stanley in Honolulu and owns two large Mexican restaurants in Park City and Holiday. He’s involved in professional surfing events on the North Shore of Oahu. He is divorced with one child, 18-year-old Ryan, who lives in Park City. Michael received his master’s in special education at California State University, Los Angeles.