Father Arthur F. Rutledge, S.J., died peacefully Wednesday, January 30, at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California. He was 86 years old. Born in Los Angeles, California, on February 18, 1921, Art entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos, California, on July 30, 1938. He pronounced final vows on August 15, 1957, at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, 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. 2008 Catalogus USA, pgs. 37-38) are to offer or celebrate one additional first intention Mass for the repose of Art’s soul.
Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Chapel
300 College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Thursday, February 7, 10:30 a.m.
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
490 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Notes of condolence may be sent to:
Arthur Van Der Linden (nephew)
24212 Bellerive Circle
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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