Father Ted Kestler, SJ, minister to residents of Chefornak, Alaska, died in a house fire on October 12. He was 72. At the time of his passing, Fr. Kestler was serving in the Yup’ik village of Chefornak with a population of just over 400.
Father Carmine J. Sacco, SJ, who was pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church in Tacoma for 32 years, 1979 to 2011, entered into God’s peace on September 21 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 91.
Father Jim Reites, SJ, a beloved member of many, varied communities at Santa Clara University for the past 41 years, unexpectedly entered into God’s peace on the night of April 15. He was 78 and served on the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies where he was associate professor and former department chair, and helped found the Xavier Residential Learning Community, where he served as faculty director.
Former USF President Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ, entered into God’s peace Nov. 15, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Fr. Schlegel was USF’s 26th president and best known for growing the university’s enrollment, expanding student and faculty diversity, and successfully leading USF’s largest fundraising campaign to that point.
Father Paul F. “Cappy” Capitolo, SJ, long-time teacher and student counselor at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, entered into God’s peace September 29 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 80.
Father Andrew "Andy" C. Dachauer, former professor of chemistry at the University of San Francisco and longtime pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Mammoth Lakes, entered into God’s peace on September 12 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 85.
Father John J. Lo Schiavo, SJ, former president and chancellor of the University of San Francisco, died May 15, 2015 at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 90, a Jesuit for nearly 73 years, and a priest for nearly 60 years.
Father John A. Donahue, SJ, missionary in Honduras, entered into God’s peace on September 1, 2014 at the Jesuit community in El Progresso. He was 67 and had been a Jesuit for 50 years and a missionary for 33 of his 35 years of priesthood.
Father William R. Stoeger, SJ, astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, died March 24 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif., after a struggle with cancer. He was 70 years old and had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 52 years.
Father George V. Kennard, S.J., died February 27, 2014 at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, after a brief illness. He was 94, a Jesuit for 76 years, and an ordained priest for 64 years.
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Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS), founded in 1997, is located in Orange, CA. LIS provides many programs and services for individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout Southern California and beyond.