Menlo College Mourns Loss of Beloved Director Emerita of Alumni Relations

Menlo College Mourns Loss of Beloved Director Emerita of Alumni RelationsAtherton, CA – On September 7, 2017, Menlo College lost a treasure in the passing of Dorothy Skala, director emerita of alumni relations. Dorothy began her career as an assistant to John “Judge” Russell. After 54 years of faithful service, she retired as Director of Alumni Relations in 2009.

Dorothy was loved by many, but especially students and “her alums.” Even in her later years, she attended alumni events and fondly remembered her time at Menlo. Alumni adored her and treasured their time in her presence. She was a confidante, counselor and friend. She will be missed and her memory will be cherished forever.

~ Services for Dorothy ~

Sunday, September 17
Duggan’s Serra Mortuary
500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City
Viewing: 3 – 9 p.m.
Service: 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19
Memorial Mass
St. Thomas More Church
1300 Junipero Serra Boulevard, San Francisco
Mass: 10:30 a.m.

The family invites anyone attending Mass to join them for lunch at Boulevard Café (2 Poncetta Drive, Daly City).

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to Menlo College for the Dorothy Skala Scholarship Fund and/or the naming of the new – Dorothy Skala Alumni Center.

Both of these designations, are a tribute to the legacy of Dorothy, what she means to the college and how much the college appreciated her and her service.

For more information about how you can make your gift in honor of Dorothy and express your sentiments, go to: In Memory of Dorothy Skala.

Also, in the coming weeks, we will follow up with details of an official celebration of life at Menlo College for Dorothy.