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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer2015

Alumni News Frank Hue, ’60, died at the age of 87 on Dec. 19, 2014, in Roseville. He served as a Kern County public defender for several decades. John Gates, ’63, died at the age of 81 on May 4, 2014, in Sacramento. He practiced law for several years before embarking on a successful career as a real estate broker. Tony Stathos, ’63, died at the age of 85 on Dec. 15, 2013, in Sacramento. After a career as an Air Force pilot and 10 years as an elementary school teacher, he practiced law for 45 years before his retirement in 2000. James Harrison, ’64, died after a brief illness at the age of 87 on Jan. 1, 2014, in Sacramento. He practiced law for more than three decades with Coben, Cooper & Zilaff before ending his career as a solo practitioner. Burl Waits, ’66, died at the age of 83 on Aug. 21, 2014, in Sacramento. A veteran who came to law school without attending college, he practiced law for more than 40 years in Sacramento and was instrumental in forming several nonprofit organizations. John Jachens, ’67, died at the age of 79 on March 3, 2014, in Sacramento. In addition to practicing law, he once served as an administrative assistant to the Assembly speaker and was a longtime American River Fire District board member. Frank Cook, ’69, died at the age of 75 on Dec. 28, 2013, in Las Vegas. He practiced law in California and Nevada for 35 years. 34 SUMMER / FAL L 20 1 5 Kenneth Baker, ’72, died at the age of 71 on June 15, 2014, in Chico. He practiced law for 42 years and was very active in the Butte County community, serving as president of several area charities including the Butte College Foundation. William Chapman, ’72, died at the age of 70 on April 27, 2014, in St. Augustine, Florida. He practiced maritime and labor law in California until moving to St. Croix, Virgin Islands, where he practiced for many years in federal courts. Craig Pridgen, ’73, died at the age of 68 on Jan. 15, 2014, in Woodland. He practiced law with firms in Mountain View, Bakersfield, Beverly Hills and San Francisco before opening a private practice in Tahoe City. Fred Schroeder,’73, died at the age of 72 on March 13, 2015, in Elk Grove. He enjoyed a 35-year career as an assistant deputy district attorney in Sacramento and Sutter counties while also serving on several civic and charity boards. Robert G. Miller, ’74, died at the age of 71 on March 1, 2014, in Auburn. He worked for 30 years as an attorney for the California State Legislative Council before retirement. Chuck Blakeley, ’75, died at the age of 73 on Dec. 3, 2014, in Sacramento. He was a longtime criminal defense attorney in the capital city area. Joseph Key, ’75, died at the age of 99 on May 30, 2014, in Reno, Nevada. Awarded his law degree at the age of 61, he began his legal career as a Washoe County deputy district attorney before entering private practice. Robert Milam, ’75, died after a long illness at the age of 75 on Feb. 3, 2014, in Davis. He had a distinguished 26-year career with several state agencies and once argued a case for the California Attorney General before the Supreme Court of the United States. Stephen Emery, ’76, died of cancer at the age of 66 on Feb. 5, 2015, in Bangor, Maine. He was one of the most prominent workers’ compensation attorneys in that New England state. Charles Rose, ’77, died at the age of 68 on July 10, 2014, in Napa. He practiced law for more than four decades, primarily in the Sacramento area where he served as senior counsel for Foundation Health Corp. Sharon C. Stevens, ’77, died from complications following a heart attack at the age of 66 on July 7, 2014, in Keizer, Oregon. She began her career as a deputy district attorney in Marion County, later moving into private practice as a 20-year partner in Callahan & Stevens. Cynthia Pyzel, ’78, died at the age of 60 on Dec. 17, 2013, in Reno, Nevada. After several years in private practice, she joined the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, serving agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services until her retirement in 2011. Judith Smith, ’79, died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 69 on Aug. 17, 2014, in Sacramento. She worked for several law firms over the years and was very active in the community. In 1984, she served as president of the McGeorge Alumni Association. IN MEMORIAM


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer2015
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