Father David Fitch, S.J., died peacefully Friday, January 30, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, after a long decline. He was 88 years old. Born in San Diego, California, on January 19, 1921, David entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos, California, on August 14, 1941. He pronounced final vows on August 15, 1958, at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California. May he rest in peace.
All members of the California Province and those applied to it are to offer or celebrate one first intention Mass and members of the Jesuit Community at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center and those attached to it but living elsewhere (cf. 2009 Catalogus USA, pgs. 37-40) are to offer or celebrate one additional first intention Mass for the repose of David’s soul.
Mass of Christian Burial:
Friday, February 6, 10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Chapel
300 College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
immediately following Mass of Christian Burial
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
490 Lincoln Street Santa Clara, CA 95050
Notes of condolence may be sent to:
Mrs. Kathleen Fitch Stroop (sister)
1730 Avenida de Mundo #1609
Coronado, CA 92118
Ms. Anne Roeder (niece)
1023 Park Place
Coronado, CA 92118
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