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Class of 1963 (Orthodontics)



Dr. Arthur Dugoni

Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni died on Sept. 23, 2020 at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 95.

Dr. Dugoni was born in San Francisco on June 29, 1925. He began his dental education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City before earning his DDS degree in 1948 from the College of Physicians & Surgeons in San Francisco. He practiced as a pediatric dentist in south San Francisco for 14 years before earning his orthodontics degree.

During his long career, including 28 years as dean, Dr. Dugoni saw the University of the Pacific’s School of Dentistry renamed in his honor while he was still dean, a first in the United States and Canada. He was an energetic educator and fundraiser. His prior roles at the school included: serving as assistant professor of operative dentistry; assistant professor of pediatric dentistry; assistant professor of orthodontics; chair of the department of orthodontics; associate professor of orthodontics; and professor of orthodontics.

He also served as president of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, and the American Board of Orthodontics. He presented 1,000 lectures, papers, clinics, and essays during his career and published more than 175 articles. At the World Dental Parliament meeting of the FDI World Dental Federation in Barcelona, Spain, in 1998, he was elected to the List of Honour, the highest award the FDI bestows on members.

Dr. Dugoni is survived by seven children and 15 grandchildren. (The Record)


Warren McNeal

Dr. Warren Franklyn McNeal died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 25, 2014 in Tacoma, Wash. He was 87.

Dr. McNeal was born to Charles Franklyn and Virginia Brady McNeal in Auburn, Wash. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. He joined the Navy ROTC and studied at Gonzaga University before transferring to the University of Washington. There he joined the ATO fraternity and met fellow student Jane Bishop. They married in 1949, just before his graduation from the School of Dentistry, and were lifelong Husky fans.

The McNeals moved to Yakima, Wash., in 1951 to start his practice and raise a family. In 1961, Dr. McNeal returned to the UW for a two-year program in Orthodontics. He graduated in 1963 and had a successful practice until his retirement. He lived a life defined by adventure, as an Eagle Scout, professional, father, sailor and world traveler. The McNeals moored their sailboat, the “Desert Hawk,” at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle for three decades.

Upon retirement, they built a home in La Conner, Wash., where they made many friends and had fond memories of their time together. They loved exploring the Northwest waters, circumnavigating Vancouver Island and chartering boats in foreign seas. Together, they traveled to every continent.

Dr. McNeal is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jane; children Charlie (Patty), Sarah (Chuck) Kuhn, Peter (Janice) and Joan (Gary) Peterson; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (


Dr. Jerome Zech

Dr. Jerome Monroe “Jomy” Zech died peacefully on Oct. 15, 2015 after two weeks at Swedish Hospital. He was 89 and surrounded by family and friends.

Dr. Zech was born on July 6, 1926 to Lando and Mae Zech in Seattle. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, where he played football and baseball. After his freshman year at the UW, where he lettered in baseball, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He returned to the UW, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and graduated in 1949. He received his DDS from the School of Dentistry and later completed studies in dental radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and orthodontics at the UW. He met Elizabeth “Betty June” Elliott at the UW and they were married for 59 years.

Dr. Zech had a successful orthodontics practice in Bellevue, Wash., and then on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. The couple lived on Capitol Hill and were actively involved in the St. Joseph’s Parish community. They were also loyal Husky fans, attending football games and proudly wearing their purple and gold. The family spent memorable summers on Whidbey Island, a legacy that continues with several of the children.

After his retirement, the couple lived in Edmonds, Wash. After his wife died, Dr. Zech moved to the Mirabella retirement community in Seattle, where he lived until his death. He was an avid golfer and a long-standing active member of the Seattle Golf Club, where he seemed to know every blade of grass and often was able to “shoot his age.”

Dr. Zech is survived by his children, Caron (Rich) McCune, Jerome (Denise), Julie (Pete) Lackie, Mary Kay (Rick) Perrigo, Joe (Marianne), Theresa (Larry) Meyers, Jack, Margie (Jon) Zech Hallgrimson and Richard (Ava Altschul); 26 grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Betty; and brothers Lando, Bob and Jack. (Seattle Times)