Ray Mondini 1940-2022

Ray Mondini (1940-2022)
taught in the various iterations of the San Francisco Art Institute’s Humanities, Letters and Science, and Liberal Studies Departments from 1968 through 2004. Ray was educated at S.F. State, the University of Perugia, and also studied Japanese Culture and Zen Buddhism for four years with Shunryu Suzuki. A dynamic lecturer, Mondini was influential to legions of SFAI students. (For instance, Ray proved “tremendously important” to Kehinde Wiley “for acquainting him with poststructuralist texts…classic African and African American writing” as well as “for introducing him to the work of British film and queer-studies specialist Richard Dyer who had just publishedWhite: Essays on Race and Culture.”) Mondini served as president of the faculty senate for decades. He was the longtime chair of the Humanities Department, always incorporating current ideas and the “Methodologies of Modernism” into the curriculum while developing a faculty that included Angela Davis and Kathy Acker along with Ed Guerrero, Rupert Garcia, Zeese Papanilolas, Suzanne Lacey, Richard Fiscus, Diane Levitin, Frank Oppenheimer and many more. Ray was a member of the Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club as a devoted bay swimmer, rower, runner, pilot, and weightlifter. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

Rey Carr

Rey Carr obituary, Victoria, BC


CARR, Rey A. Rey passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2020. Much loved and greatly missed by many. Rey’s mission in life was being a friend and helping others; which he shared in many spheres of influence – friend, husband, grandpa, uncle, teacher, mentor, coach, writer, storyteller, lifelong learner and spiritual warrior. Raised in San Francisco, Rey attended UCLA, SFState, and Berkeley, moving to Victoria in 1971. He was a UVic professor until 1992; and then became a lifelong leader in peer helping, mentoring, and life coaching. His many interests included squash, cycling, building things, gardening, gym workouts, good music, watching movies, following the latest tech trends, reading, and good food, esp. Mexican and chocolate! Rey was encouraging and supportive, focusing on solutions rather than problems. He helped us to discover that answers are waiting to be found within ourselves. He inspired people to be better, spreading goodness through every conversation and encounter, brightening their lives through connection. He was an accomplished, kind, gentle man, with a playful sense of humor; a bright spirit with passion for life and learning. We have lost a great listener and friend. Rey is lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Sarah, her son Jeff and wife Suzanne, grand-daughters Calissa and Ashtyn, EricB and Zoe; Rey’s dear niece Carolyn; nephews Sloan, Alexander, Andrew and Ron; cousins Mark (& Lori) and Larry (& Carol), sister-in-law Mary; and numerous relatives, dear friends and colleagues. Reunited with brothers Alan and Sherman, cousin Larrie, parents Rose and Norman, and many friends and mentors gone before. To the health workers who supported Rey, and many friends supporting the family at this difficult time, -heartfelt thanks. Rey believed character matters, truth matters, and being a good person matters. His legacy is reflected in the people who knew him, carrying his stories, memories and lessons forward. Condolences and memories shared, at

ALEX IVANHOFF – Class of Fall 1958

Corvallis, MT. – Alexander V. Ivanoff passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Corvallis, MT. – He was born Jan. 7, 1941 in Tsingtao, China. His beloved wife, Barbara L. Ivanoff passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at her home in Corvallis.

Note: I understand that both Alex and his wife Barbara passed away from the Covid virus.

PAM SORGATZ BOUSQUET – Class of Spring 1958



Pamela G. Bousquet November 11, 1940 – November 13, 2020
Pamela Bousquet (Sorgatz) passed away peacefully at her home on November 13, 2020. She was a fighter who did not let her cancer diagnosis define her, or stop her daily life. To the end of her illness, she continued tutoring young students in piano lessons via Zoom, attended her own online classes, as well as making lengthy to-do lists for her family and paying close attention to national politics.

Pamela was born at French Hospital in San Francisco in 1940. Her parents were Dorothy and Cecil Sorgatz and she spent her early years in Sausalito. Pam grew up on 10th Avenue & Fulton in San Francisco and attended Presidio Junior High and then Washington High School in 1955. She began her college education at U.C. Berkeley, and married the late Alfred (Skip) Bousquet, Jr. at the age of 19. After several years in Germany, Pam raised her two sons Matthew and Ken primarily in Fairborn, Ohio where she worked as a high school teacher and attended Ohio State University Law School. The family returned to California and settled in Fairfax in the early 1980’s.

After graduating from law school, Pam became a deputy district attorney in 1984 and served for almost 25 years in the Marin District Attorney’s office. She made many lifelong friends there and enjoyed hosting her work gang for lively dinner parties. Pam enjoyed traveling immensely with many visits to Europe, Asia and India. She loved the New Yorker cartoons, her nightly martini, and was a staunch supporter of See’s Candy school fundraisers and the Golden State Warriors.

She joined the Sausalito houseboat community in 1988 and as head of the Harbor Equity Group worked tirelessly to create a process to secure permits at the county, state and federal level thus preserving a way of life that is enjoyed by all the current residents. Pam lived on her houseboat for 32 years with her longtime companion Cornell Ross, who preceded her in death in June of this year.

Pam was known as “Grammy” to her grandchildren Cassandra, Sebastian and Elseay. They were the beneficiaries of her intellect, focus and love. She cared deeply about exposing them to art, ballet, music, history and travel. She loved making their Halloween costumes, attending soccer games and every school performance. No detail about their day was too small to pass along to Grammy. An annual trip to Russian River with as many family members as possible was deeply cherished. Many phone calls from Pam began with “I have a good idea.” Her family was her priority and her support was unwavering.

She prized her volunteer work for non-profits Performing Stars and the Phoenix Project. She was instrumental in helping them develop a long-term sustainability plan. Pam recognized and emphasized the success stories of the young people involved in both organizations and wholeheartedly supported both programs. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting:

Pam was generous, supportive and fierce. If she was in your corner, you knew it. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her sister Paula Boghosian, her sons Matthew and Ken, and their families. The family thanks Marilyn Bryant for her home care of Pam during the pandemic. A celebration of life service will be planned once it is safe to do so.

Dr. Roger Slatt – Class of fall 1958

July 5, 1941 ~ February 22, 2020 (age 78)   Dr. Roger M. Slatt died peacefully at his home in Norman, OK, with his sons, Andrew and Tom, at his side on February 22, 2020.  Roger was 78 years old.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Helen (Nacht) Slatt of San Francisco, CA; older brother, Sherwood Slatt of San Francisco; and his beloved wife, Linda Gay Slatt, of the home.  He is survived by his children, Andrew Slatt of Carrollton, TX, and Tom Slatt of Sacramento, CA; and two grandchildren, Alexander Slatt and wife Dani of Burnet, TX, and Rex Slatt of Sacramento, CA.

Roger was born on July 5, 1941, in San Francisco, CA, to Earl and Helen Slatt.  Roger grew up in San Francisco eager to learn about everything offered to him.  However, he found time to build friendships that lasted his entire life.  Roger’s love for science inspired him to get an A.A. from San Francisco City College in 1961.  Soon after, he gained his B.A. from California State University in 1965, followed by M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Alaska in 1967 and 1970 respectively.  After receiving his Ph.D., he taught geology for eight years at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Arizona State University.  After his teaching and research experience, Roger spent 14 years in the petroleum industry as Research Manager with Cities Service Research, ARCO Research, and ARCO International Oil and Gas Co. before joining Colorado School of Mines as professor and head of the Geology and Engineering Department in 1992.  Eight years later, Roger and Linda moved to Norman when he was named Director of the School of Geology and Geophysics at University of Oklahoma, holding this position until 2006.  Leaving the directive of the School allowed Roger to focus solely on teaching, research, and his students through his Reservoir Characterization Institute, founded in 2003.  Roger was Gungoll Family Chair Professor in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics at University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Slatt was a tireless worker and passionate geologist.  There is probably no other place where he was happier and more energetic than the field.  He was always eager to pass on his love for rocks and outcrops to his students.  He published approximately 150 articles and abstracts and is author/co-author/editor of six books on a wide range of petroleum geology topics.  Considered an industry expert, Roger has been an AAPG and SPE Distinguished Lecturer, and presented courses internationally for industry and government organizations.  He is the recipient of the AAPG Distinguished Service Award, the Esso Australia Distinguished Lecturer in Petroleum Geology, AAPG Honorary Membership, AAPG Grover Murray Distinguished Educator Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Special Commendation Award, and most recently the 2012 Jules Braunstein Memorial Award for co-authoring a poster with colleague Younane Abousleiman on ‘Merging sequence stratigraphy and geomechanics for unconventional gas shales”.  He has graduated more than 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students while at OU.

In addition to his illustrious career, Roger was a loving husband to his wife, Linda, who occasionally accompanied him on his international consulting or teaching travels.  Their home reflected their love of travel and different cultures by displaying items from their travels.  He also enjoyed the time he spent with his sons.  For instance, an August 2018 road trip with Andrew for some Montana fishing, visit [and droning] old project sites, and then on to grandson Alexander and Dani’s wedding in Las Vegas, NV.  He supported and loved his sons and grandchildren on their endeavors, such as opening Fancy That restaurant with Tom in downtown Norman.  Roger loved to take friends to Fancy That to enjoy his son’s dishes.

Fishing was Roger’s favorite way to get away and just relax.  Every summer, he would head to Montana, Idaho or Wyoming for a week of quality fishing with his longtime friends.  He was eager to try new foods on his travels but oysters and chicharron (pork skin) remained two of his favorite foods.

Roger passed away peacefully in his home after complications of an illness treated since 2017.  He will be remembered as an excellent geologist, but moreover as a lifelong mentor to his students.  He was a pioneer in the Oil and Gas Industry and a leading figure in the geoscience community.

Roger was a staunch supporter of his international students.  He had a love for animals and would also support non-profit organizations that aided animal wellbeing and placement such as ASPCA.  He also was an advocate in the fight against cancer; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was one of his favorites.  Should friends desire, contributions honoring Roger’s memory can be made to OU Foundation supporting Colombian and Venezuelan students.  For more information about OU Foundation donations please contact Yoana Walschap at  Donation instructions for SPCA and St. Jude’s can be found at

Bonita Jessica (Bonny) Morley photo 
Mar. 19, 1940 – Jun. 29, 2020
Resident of Saratoga
Bonny was born in Shanghai, China, to Mary Irene Voyce and Edward Bertram Brodd. Her father was an American citizen employed as an accountant in Shanghai. When WWII began, Bonny was interred in a Japanese family camp and her father was in another camp under very harsh conditions. After the war the family was reunited and moved back to Shanghai, but in 1949 were asked to leave China. They settled in San Francisco, where Bonny, now 9 years old, grew up.
Bonny attended San Francisco State and upon graduation took a teaching position at Ladera School in Menlo Park where she taught for five years. She married her husband, David Morley in 1964 and they had two sons, Scott and Bruce. Later, Bonny became an interior designer.
Bonny was an expert quilter and was an important member of the Dorcas Group at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. A hand quilter who was never without her hoop, she expressed her artistic talent through quilting. Bonny and Dave were early homeowners in Bear Valley, building the home she designed in 1967. Bonny and Dave loved to travel and went on many cruises. Bonny was a kind and generous lady and a gracious hostess. Faith was important to her and she served as a Deacon at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church.
In 2008 Bonny was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was very accepting of her disease and in the early stages, she spoke at gatherings for the Alzheimer’s Association. The family wishes to thank Cedar Creek Dementia Care facility in Los Gatos for the excellent care she received there.
Bonny is survived by her husband Dave, her sons Scott (Grace) and Bruce (Tracey), her brother Ted (Diane), and grandsons Matthew, Zachary, and Kyle. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church. A celebration of life will be held later.

View the online memorial for Bonita (Bonny) Jessica Morley

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jul. 5, 2020.

Patricia Ono Obituary

October 19, 1940 – February 11, 2019 Patricia Ann Ono, longtime South Pasadena resident and San Francisco native, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 11, 2019. “Mrs. Ono” was a well-respected and beloved elementary school teacherduring a career that spanned almost 40 years. Born on October 19, 1940, Pat was one of seven children raised by Chinese immigrants. She graduated from George Washington High School in 1958 and received her BA in education from San Francisco State. She later earned a masters degree from USIU in 1989. Her teaching career began at Le Conte Elementary in 1962. After moving to Los Angeles, she joined the Pasadena Unified School District, teaching first grade and kindergarten at Allendale Elementary for 29 years. In 2001, Pat moved to McKinley School, where she taught kindergarten before retiring in 2008. A 1993 Teacher of Excellence Award honoree, Pat has been listed in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, served on the Representative Council of the United Teachers of Pasadena, and was an active member of the PTA. Patricia is survived by her husband of 56 years, Norm; her two sons, Michael and Ron; and her grandson DJ. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 13, at the McKinley School auditorium in Pasadena, CA from 11am to 2pm. Dress is casual.

Published in Pasadena Star-News on Apr. 7, 2019


William (Bill) Tiefenthal passed from this life on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 surrounded by his two daughters, his beloved wife, and grandson.
Bill was born in 1940 in Shanghai, China, to Ilse and Adolph Tiefenthal, who were refugees from Nazi Germany, living in China. He and his parents remained in China until 1947, when they were finally allowed to immigrate to the U.S. Bill was then raised in San Francisco, attending public schools there and graduating from Washington High School in 1958. After high school, he attended San Francisco City College and USF. He met the love of his life, Linda Perper, in 1959. She was then a student at Lowell High School in San Francisco. They were married in 1961 and have been married for 54 years. In 1962 their first daughter, Esther, was born, and in 1964, their second daughter, Audrey. Bill and Linda lived in Daly City (Westlake) until 1975, when they moved to Sonoma. Bill was an office supply and office furniture salesman for most of his life. He commuted to the city from Sonoma for several years until he opened his own business in Sonoma, Bill’s Office Supply, located in the Vineyard Center.
Bill had a zest and love for life. He enjoyed bike riding, hiking, photography, nice cars and the San Francisco Giants. He was a regular at all the “coffee houses” in Sonoma for almost all of the 40 years he lived here. He enjoyed talking politics, sports and solving the world’s problems over a cup of espresso. Bill was a loving father and grandfather who adored his girls and was so very proud of his grandchildren. He will be missed for his very large personality, his great sense of humor, his kind caring heart, his welcoming friendly smile and the twinkle in his eye.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his two daughters, Esther Winston (Ed) and Audrey Shapiro (Andy); his sister, Ann Ross (Steve); his nephew, Andrew Moore; his great-nephew, Elliot Hagler; and his four grandchildren, Geoffrey Winston, Stephen Winston, Claudia Shapiro and Randy Shapiro. His beloved niece, Amy Hagler, passed away this year on January 4.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Congregation Shir Shalom in Sonoma, followed by a graveside service at the Sonoma Valley Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s name may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society .

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William Olinger Obituary
 William (Bill) Charles Olinger passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Christine Olinger, loving father of Bobby and Billy, and doting grandfather of Abby and Jimmy.

Bill attended George Washington High School ( Class of F’1958) and, following in his father’s footsteps, became a union plumber with Local 38 immediately after graduation. He worked for the San Francisco Water Department for 30 years, where he became an accomplished union leader and cultivated lifelong friendships. Bill loved fishing, taking trips to Reno, and being surrounded by family and friends.

Friends may visit Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Saint Gabriel’s Church, 2559 40th Avenue, San Francisco where a rosary will commence at 7pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11am, also at Saint Gabriel’s. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immaculate Conception Academy: 3625 24th Street, San Francisco, 94110 where a memorial scholarship will be establish – See more at:

Donald Jacobs Obituary
Donald Alger JacobsAugust 7, 1940-August 5, 2017Don lost his battle with a rare form of cancer in the arms of his loving wife of 54 years, Marsha, with his children and grandchildren at his side, on Saturday, August 5, 2017, two days prior to his 77th birthday. His illness lasted only three months.
Don was born in San Francisco on August 7, 1940, to Alger and Leonore Jacobs. He grew up in The City with his two older sisters, Barbara Miller (Edwin) and Janet Austin (Edward), attended Washington High School, Stanford University, and University of Michigan (MBA-1965).A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 11, at 10:30am, at Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Legacy Circle at Congregation Shomrei Torah, or to HICAP of Sonoma County at 1304 South Point Blvd. #280, Petaluma, CA 95454.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 9, 2017



Walt                                                    Torrens                            Spring ’58


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Ray   Carr Fall ’58
Wilfred   Castro Fall ’58
Karen   Chan Fall ’58
Irene Quan Chan Spring ’58
Richad   Cheu Spring ’58
Barbara Lee Ryan Cohn Fall ’58
Harry   Cooper Fall ’58
 Florance Kelly Cooper Spring ’58
Flora   Daggao-Griggs Fall ’58
Larry   Dana Spring ’58
George   Dargans Spring ’58
Charles   Dill Spring ’58
Winifred   Dower Spring ’58
Rich   Duhagon Spring ’58
Dan   Durst Spring ’58
Julius   Ehrlich Fall ’58
Philip   Emrich Spring ’58
Robert   Farber Spring ’58
Barbara   Fishbein Spring ’58
Martin   Fisher Spring ’58
Bernice Miller Fleming Spring ’58
Barbara  Solter Fromm Spring ’58
Kaye Yasuko   Fukushsima Fall ’58
Donna   Funk Spring ’58
Paul   Furness Spring ’58
Arthur   Gerow Spring ’58
John   Gibbs Spring ’58
Robert Elvin Gibson Fall ’58
Sharon Lapp Goldfein Fall ’58
Edward   Grace Fall ’58
Nickolai   Gregorieff Fall ’58
Peter   Greuther Spring ’58
James   Guthrie Spring ’58
George   Heuga Fall ’58
George   Holt Spring ’58
Jerry   Honda Spring ’58
Fred   Ishida Spring ’58
Alex   Ivanoff Fall ’58
Don   Jacobs Spring ’58
Donna Mayne Johnson Spring ’58
Williard   Johnson Spring ’58
Helen   Kaman Spring ’58
Janice Louise   Kirk Fall ’58
Robert   Law Spring ’58
Judith  Barrett Lawrence Spring ’58
Dion   Leeds Fall ’58
Brenda Youngbood Levaditis Fall ’58
John   Leveck Fall ’58
Frankie   Mason Spring ’58
Patricia   Meek Fall ’58
Claire   Mentz Spring ’58
Heinz   Mertens Spring ’58
Miriam Lewinski Meyerowitz Spring ’58
Yoko   Mitsuda Spring ’58
Bonita Brodd Morley  Spring ’58
Sandra   Morrell Spring ’58
Etta   Munson Spring ’58
Arlene DeFelipo Murillo Fall ’58
Michiko Aoki Nakai Spring ’58
William   Olinger Fall ’58
Patricia   Ono Spring ’58
Effie   Pandell Spring ’58
Noel   Parente Spring ’58
Tonya Bernice Roscoe Pernet Fall ’58
Wayne   Redus Fall ’58
Barry   Rehfeld Spring ’58
Charles   Robinson Fall ’58
Tonya Bernice   Roscoe Spring ’58
Earlene   Ryan Spring ’58
Sylvia  Carp Segal Spring ’58
Rose   Simmons Spring ’58
Roger   Slatt Fall ’58
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Melvin   Thomas Spring ’58
Mike   Thompson Spring ’58
Bill   Tiefenthal Spring ’58
William   Tivol Spring ’58
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Rosalind   Vasquez Spring ’58
Judy   Vetter Spring ’58
Konrad   Von Emster Spring ’58
Maurine  Butler Walker Spring ’58
Fred   Wash Spring ’58
Bobbie   Washington Fall ’58
Frances  Carlson Williams Fall ’58
Eugene   Wilson Spring ’58
Roy   Wing Spring ’58
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Julia   Wong Spring ’58
Teddy   Wyatt Spring ’58
Florence  Maki Yamabe Spring ’58
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Walt Torrens Spring ’58
Michiko Aoki Nakai   Spring ’58 
Mirella Simonson Alexander    Spring ’58 
Noel Parente   Spring ’58 
Paul Furness  Spring ’58 
Peter Greuther   Spring ’58 
Philip Emrich   Spring ’58 
Rich Duhagon Spring  Spring ’58 
Robert Farber   Spring ’58 
Robert Law         Spring ’58 
Rosalind Vasquez   Spring ’58 
Roy Wing   Spring ’58 
Teddy Wyatt   Spring ’58 
Williard Johnson  Spring ’58 
Yoko Mitsuda   Spring ’58 
Barbara Fishbein   Spring ’58  
Bill Tiefenthal   Spring ’58  
Christine Gridley Bennett  Spring ’58  
Claire Mentz  Spring ’58  
Dan Durst Spring   Spring ’58  
Don Jacobs   Spring ’58  
Eugene Wilson   Spring ’58  
Florance Kelly Cooper   Spring ’58  
Frankie Mason   Spring ’58  
Fred Ishida  Spring ’58  
Fred Wash   Spring ’58  
Gretchen Humerickhouse Callaway  Spring ’58  
Irene Quan Chan   Spring ’58  
Joan Robel Valceschini   Spring ’58  
John Gibbs  Spring ’58  
Konrad Von Emster   Spring ’58  
Mike Thompson   Spring ’58  
Miriam Lewinski Meyerowitz   Spring ’58  
Richad Cheu   Spring ’58  
Rose Simmons  Spring ’58  
Sally Young  Spring ’58  
Scot Blue  Spring ’58  
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