Jesuit Father Ernesto Arbeláez, 86, died on March 20, 2011, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. Fr. Arbeláez remained a member of the Colombia Province but was applied to the California Province. Fr. Arbeláez was born in Pereira, Colombia, on March 3, 1925; entered the Society on August 16, 1940; and pronounced final vows at Manizales on August 15, 1961.
In 1983 Fr. Ernesto came to California and worked in parish ministry in the Diocese of Stockton for 25 years, followed by two years’ service as chaplain at Santa Teresita Medical Center in Duarte. He came to Los Gatos in late 2010 to care for his failing health.