In Memoriam

Lloyd Vernon Schine Jr. '71, MA '81 and
Lorina Ros Schine

Lloyd Vernon Schine Jr. & Lorna Ros Schine passed away following a car accident on Nov. 11, 2010, in Newberry Springs, Calif. Both were 59 years old.

Lloyd was a longtime supporter of Saint Mary’s College and was a member of the Alumni Board of Directors. As a student, he played on both the football and rugby teams and served as a resident advisor. As an alumnus, he was a member of the President’s Club and the Black Alumni Chapter and often met with students as a mentor and at Dine With Alums events.

He was also an esteemed educator for more than 30 years in Vallejo and San Francisco. As an affirmative action officer, he recruited teachers for the San Francisco School District. Later, he served as principal of Brett Harte Elementary School and as a fifth-grade teacher at Alamo Elementary School, both in San Francisco.

Lloyd and Lorna are survived by Lloyd’s son, Lloyd Schine III '98 MA '04, who was Saint Mary’s director of alumni relations from 2004 to 2009. Inspired by the example of his father and his mother, Louise Schine MA '91, who was also an educator, he now teaches language arts and literature at Northern Light School in Oakland.

Lloyd III recalls his father as "an enormous influence" in his life. Both his father and his grandmother, Mabel Schine, who was an honorary Saint Mary’s alumna and a member of the Gael Sports Board, encouraged him to attend SMC. In fact, he says, there are pictures of him at less than a year old wearing a "Future Gael" t-shirt, and he and his parents spent many days watching Gael football games.

"He was always there for me — at all the football games, the clarinet recitals, the Boy Scout meetings, the track meets," Lloyd III says of his father. "He was a phenomenal father. He was so supportive, but he also taught me to be independent, my own man. I can’t say enough about what an amazing person he was."

Both Lloyd and Lorna, who was born on May 26, 1951, were residents of Pleasant Hill, where they were involved in Christ the King Church — Lloyd as a lector for more than 30 years and Lorna as a choir member. Traveling and entertaining were passions they shared.

Lloyd Jr. was born in San Francisco to the late Mabel and Lloyd Schine, Sr. Lorna was born in Manila to the late Josefina and Jaimie Ros. She had a successful career in social services for more than 20 years.

Besides Lloyd III, the Schines are also survived by Lorna’s children, Darlene Waga and Carl Chan; their son-in-law Mel Waga; daughter-in-law Cri Campbell-Schine; grandson E.J. Chan and Kaleb and Kaden Schine, the twin sons of Lloyd Schine III and Cri Campbell-Schine.


  • Barbara R. Chriss
  • Matt Hachman ’97
  • Antonia M. Hardy ’86
  • Gary W. Hazelhofer ’85
  • Sandra l. Hill ’91
  • Thomas Joseph Kane ’99
  • Paul Micallef ’80
  • Dennis J. Oliver ’96
  • Albert Gabriel Ratto '42
  • Lloyd V. Schine, Jr. ’73, MA ’81
  • Leandro Soto
  • Leo A. Vonseeburg ’81
  • William Wogan ’78
  • Margaret J. York ’81


  • Delmo Abatti
  • Patricia Bartolero
  • Anna G. Carlin
  • James R. Dixon
  • Mary Torrey Dooms
  • Mario Michael Ghilotti
  • William C. Gilmore
  • Elwood "Bud" Greist
  • Donald R. Harriss
  • Charles E. Hoonan
  • John J. Kirschner
  • Ruth Marie McVann, mother of Brother Mark McVann
  • Nathan Oliveira
  • Charles Owens
  • Flavio Perfumo
  • Lola Sanders
  • Lorna Schine
  • Ruth P. Schorer
  • Virginia Ann Slater
  • Mary V. Souza
  • Rick Thomas, husband of Pamela Thomas
  • Richard Louis Valli