PAC*SJ Fall Festa and Founders Celebration 2007

In partnership with The Italian American Heritage Foundation, The Downtown Willow Glen Business Association
and The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association.

Friday, September 28, 2007
Roberto-Sunol Adobe, 770 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA

The 2007 Founders Celebration honored John Bruzzone and celebrated the 30th anniversary of his work to preserve and rehabilitate the historic Roberto Adobe (1836) and Sunol/Splivalo House (1854-1874).  After the building was saved from demolition in the 1970's, John carefully restored and leased the facility to the Arzino Law firm. For the Celebration, John re-landscaped the extensive grounds and painted the city, state and Federal landmark.   History and pictures of the Adobe

Over 300 hundred guests witnessed John's induction into the Preservation Hall of Fame. The outdoor arbor was decorated with twinkling lights that showcased PAC*SJ's famous silent auction merchandise that ranged from donations from our retail friends as well as a huge jar of marbles, steamer trunks, 80 year old Christening gowns, copies of Clyde Arbuckle's History of San Jose, and other precious and obscure items.

The evening included live music, a delicious Italian buffet by Catered Too, limoncello and other spirits, silent and live auctions and the camaraderie of friends. Guests toured the interior of the Sunol House and the attached Roberto Adobe. PAC*SJ thanks John Bruzzone and the PRx public relations firm for making this one of our most successful celebrations ever.

Dan and Cindy Erceg

Father Larry Lorenzoni

Jerry and Gail Dance

Jim Zetterquist and Joan Bohnett

Joe Melehan, Co-Chair of the event, welcomes everyone.

Honoree John Bruzzone regales the
guests with stories of the Adobe restoration.

John Bruzzone enjoys festivities with daughter, Jeannette.

Larry Ames

Marylou Lyon and Jerry Rosenthal

PAC*SJ Executive Director Megan Bellue greets the guests.

Nina Grayson tends the bar.

Patti Phillips, President of Horace Mann Neighborhood Association
visits with District 6 Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio.

Rosario and Lisa Chiramonte



Pied Piper Pest Control

Joan Bohnett

North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association  

Joanne Cirocco
John and Ellen Garboske
Judith Henderson
Jane Luthard, Lani & André Luthard
Julia Howlett & Matt Smith
Geppetto’s Workshop
Steinberg Architects, Ernie Yamane 

Gayle Frank & Robb Moore
Catherine Gowen
Nina & Brian Grayson
Rachel Gibson
Alain Pinel Realtors -Norval Nelson
General Electric-Tom Rumsey
Rianda Painting
The Schoennauer Company

Jack Nadeau

Catered Too, Greg Casella
Monsieur BEANs Coffee Roasting Company
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Anthea Hartig
PRx Inc.
San Jose Mailing, Ken Podgorsek 
Slawinski Auction Company, Rob Slawinski