William Kiley Stolz, SJ, longtime teacher and administrator in Jesuit high
schools in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose, and the Red Cloud Indian School,
Pine Ridge, South Dakota, entered into God’s peace on July 21 at Sacred Heart
Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 85 and a member of the Society of Jesus for 67
years, a priest for 55 years.
Kiley was born in Chicago, February 10, 1932. His family moved to California
and after graduation from East Bakersfield High School, he entered the Jesuit Novitiate
at Los Gatos in 1949. His studies took him to Gonzaga University (BA, philosophy,
1956), Santa Clara University (MST, theology, 1963), the University of
California, Berkeley (MA, education, 1965), and the University of Chicago
(Ph.D., education, 1969). He was ordained a priest in San Francisco in 1962.
to ordination, Fr. Stolz taught mathematics and chemistry at Bellarmine College
Preparatory, San Jose, later returning as assistant principal (1967-70) and
teacher (1972-73 and 1978-80). Other assignments took him to Los Angeles, where
he served as principal of Loyola High School (1970-72) and to Verbum Dei High
School in the Watts section of Los Angeles, as teacher (1987-89) and assistant principal
(1989-93). From 1974 to 1978 he served as principal at Red Cloud Indian School,
Pine Ridge, South Dakota, later returning there as teacher of mathematics and
computer science, 1980-86. His final posting was as teacher of mathematics at
Jesuit High School, Sacramento, 1993-2011. He retired from the classroom in
2011 to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center for a ministry of prayer.
Kiley was noted for his dedication to his students and for a deep concern for
educating underserved student populations both in urban areas and on the Indian
reservation. He is survived by his sister-in-law Margaret Stolz of Exeter,
of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos,
Calif., at 10 a.m. on July 29 with burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
in memory of Fr. Stolz can be made to Jesuits West, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA
95031-0068 or through the Province's secure donation site at www.jesuitswest.org/donations online.
October 11, 2018 - TESTAROSSA Winery, located at the former Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos, Calif., hosted a 130th Anniversary luncheon commemorating the 1st harvest of grapes at the Novitiate Winery, October 11, 1888. TESTAROSSA owners, Rob & Diana Jensen invited the Sacred Heart Jesuit Community and Staff for wine tasting and buffet lunch.
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.