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The following obituaries are testament to the rich lives that Jesuits lead fulfilling their vocation of service to God. Please remember them in your prayers.

Saints of God, come to their aid!
Hasten to meet them, angels of the Lord!
Receive their souls and present them to God the Most High.
May Christ, who called you, take you to himself;
may angels lead you to the bosom of Abraham.

–Rite of Christian Funerals

Akers, Harry A.
   
Jesuit Father Harry A. (Bert) Akers, 83, died on July 17, 2014, at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. He was a Jesuit for 65 years and a priest for 53 years.
Albert A. Agresti
   
Jesuit Father Albert A. Agresti died Dec. 13, 2013. He was born in Boston on Aug. 5, 1949, the son of Michael and Evelyn Sera Agresti.
Alexander, John D.
   
Jesuit Father John D. Alexander died on March 12, 2014, at Murray-Weigel Hall, in Bronx, N.Y.
Aracich, Anthony S.
   
Jesuit Father Anthony S. Aracich died on Sept. 12, 2013. He was 77 years old, had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 58 years and a priest for 46.
Babinski, Edward P.
   
Jesuit Brother Edward P. Babinski died April 7, 2014, at Campion Center in Weston, Mass.
Barry, Gerard S.
   
Jesuit Father Gerard S. Barry passed away on Dec. 26, 2013, in Tokyo at age 86. He was a Jesuit for 63 years and a priest for 50 years.
Bertels, Henry J.
       
Jesuit Father Henry J. Bertels died on Dec. 26, 2013, at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, N.Y. Fr. Bertels was born on Aug. 11, 1926, and entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughke... read more
Blake, Philip C.
   
Jesuit Father Philip Church Blake, 87, died September 5, 2013, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. He celebrated 65 years as a Jesuit and 52 years as an ordained priest.
Boel, Joseph H.
   
Jesuit Father Joseph H. Boel died on April 5, 2014, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He was 86 years old.
Bradley, Robert I.
   
Jesuit Father Robert I. Bradley died Dec. 20, 2013, at the Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 89.
Brennan, Vincent M.
   
Jesuit Brother Vincent M. Brennan died on June 14, 2014, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on July 20, 1927.
Brennan, William J.
   
Jesuit Father William J. Brennan died on Aug. 11, 2014, at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 94 years old, a Jesuit for 75 years and a priest for 63 years.
Brophy, R. Michael
       
Jesuit Father R. Michael Brophy died on June 10, 2013, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. Fr. Brophy was born on May 7, 1938, in Chicago. He graduated from Loyola Academy before entering the Jes... read more
Burch, Francis F.
       
Jesuit Father Francis F. Burch, 81, passed away on Aug. 30, 2013, at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He was a Jesuit for 63 years and a priest for 50 years. He entered the Society of Jesus at... read more
Burns, Robert L.
   
Jesuit Father Robert L. Burns, 88, was called to eternal life on September 10, 2013, in Omaha. He was 88 years old, a Jesuit for 70 years, and a priest for 56 years.
Burns, Vincent M.
   
Jesuit Father Vincent M. Burns died Feb. 2, 2014. He was born on Oct. 17, 1922, in Boston.
Carney, James R.
       
Jesuit Father James R. Carney, former teacher, counselor, coach, Director of Development, and Director of Alumni Relations at Regis High School in New York, died on May 28, 2013, at the age of 88. Fr.... read more
Carroll, Emmett H.
       
Jesuit Father Emmett H. Carroll died on July 24, 2013, at age 81. Fr. Carroll attended St. Edward’s Grade School and Seattle Prep and then entered the Society of Jesus in 1949 and was ordained in 1962... read more
Carroll, J. Alfred
       
Jesuit Father J. Alfred Carroll, 84, died Sept. 11, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. Born in Seattle on Oct. 26, 1928, he graduated from Seattle Preparatory School and in 1946 entered the Jesuit Novitiate in S... read more
Cassidy, Bernard F.
   
Jesuit Father Bernard F. Cassidy, 96, died Sept. 15, 2013, in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, in Los Gatos, Calif.
Caufield, Kenneth J.
       
Jesuit Father Kenneth J. Caufield died on March 24, 2014, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y., at the age of 77. He was born on Oct. 10, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., of William and Margaret (Maloney) Caufi... read more
Cavanagh, Joseph A.
       
Jesuit Father Joseph A. Cavanagh, 81, died at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, N.Y., on Sept. 15, 2013. Born on Oct. 29, 1931, he attended Xavier High School and then was admitted into the Society of ... read more
Costigan, Richard F.
       
Jesuit Father Richard F. Costigan died Aug. 29, 2013, in St. Louis. He was 82 years old and a Jesuit for 62 years. Born in Ottawa, Kan., on March 22, 1931, Fr. Costigan entered the Society of Jesus at... read more
Coughlin, Edward J.
       
Jesuit Father Edward “Ned” J. Coughlin died on June 25 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, New York, after a brief illness. Age 69, he was born in New York City on September 27, 1944, the son of Willi... read more
Daly, John V.
   
Jesuit Father John V. Daly died on June 2, 2014, in Seoul, Korea. He was 78 years old, a Jesuit for 60 years and a priest for 47 years.
Davis, Leo D.
       
Jesuit Father Leo D. Davis, 84, died on June 19, 2014, at Alderwood Manor in Spokane, Washington. A well-respected university professor, his teaching career in the field of church history spanned over... read more
Devane, John F.
   
Jesuit Father John F. Devane died Nov. 21, 2013. He was born in Newton, Mass., on Dec. 31, 1921.
Devine, Donald G.
   
Jesuit Father Donald G. Devine died on Dec. 26, 2013, at Murray-Weigel Hall on the Fordham University campus. Fr. Devine was born on Dec. 25, 1933, and entered the Society of Jesus in 1952.
Devlin , Joseph D.
   
Jesuit Father Joseph D. Devlin died at Campion Center, in Weston, Mass., on Feb. 28, 2014.
DiGiacomo, James J.
       
Jesuit Father James J. DiGiacomo, priest, writer and religious educator, died on Sept.15, 2013, at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 89 years old, a Jesuit for 70 years and a priest for 57 ... read more
Dressman, Robert C.
       
Jesuit Father Robert C. Dressman died on Oct. 22, 2013, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. Fr. Dressman was born on June 11, 1922, in Covington, Ky. He entered the Society of Jesus on September ... read more
Drinane, Gerald A.
   
Jesuit Father Gerald A. Drinane died on Feb. 20, 2014, in Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna, India.
Dullea, John F.
   
Jesuit Father John F. “Jack” Dullea died on Aug. 1, 2014, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, after a long illness. He was 85.
Fennell, Joseph G.
   
Jesuit Father Joseph G. Fennell died on Dec. 20, 2013. He was born on March 23, 1911 and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1933.
Filice, Peter F.
   
Jesuit Father Peter F. Filice, age 73, died Oct. 1, 2013, at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif. Fr. Filice was born in San Jose on July 11, 1940, and was raised in Gilroy, Calif.
Fischer, James J.
   
Jesuit Father James J. Fischer died on April 11, 2014, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y. at age 91.
Fisher, David T.
   
Jesuit Father David (Ted) T. Fisher, 91, former professor of theology at Loyola Marymount University, died July 16, 2014, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, after a brief illness.
Flood, Matthew C.
   
Jesuit Father Matthew C. Flood died on March 7, 2014, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y.
Gallagher, Charles A.
       
Jesuit Father Charles A. Gallagher, 86, a Jesuit for 67 years and a priest for 55 years, died on July 21, 2013. He was a pioneer in bringing and adapting Marriage Encounter to American couples. He was... read more
Gignac, Francis T.
   
Jesuit Father Francis T. Gignac died on June 4, 2014, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan, from congestive heart and renal failure. He was 81 years old.
Griffin, Robert E.
   
Jesuit Father Robert E. Griffin died Jan. 14, 2014, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., at the age of 83.
Grollmes, Eugene E.
   
Jesuit Father Eugene E. Grollmes died on July 23, 2014, in St. Louis. He was 82 years old and a Jesuit for nearly 63 years.
Guentner, Francis J.
       
Jesuit Father Francis J. Guentner died Sept. 20, 2013, in St. Louis. He was 96 years old and a Jesuit for 79 years. Born in La Crosse, Wis., on March 10, 1917, Fr. Guentner entered the Society of Jesu... read more
Haus, Robert A.
   
Jesuit Father Robert A. Haus died at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, New York, on July 12, 2014. He was 90 years old, a priest for 59 years and a Jesuit for 71 years.
Hawkins, Donald A.
   
Jesuit Father Donald A. Hawkins passed away on Dec. 30, 2013, in Opelousas, La. He was 67 years of age, a Jesuit for 48 years and a priest for 37 years.
Healy, J. Cletus
   
Jesuit Father J. Cletus Healy died on April 7, 2014, at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Hegyi, Martin A.
   
Jesuit Father Márton (Martin) A. Hegyi died on Jan. 17, 2014. He entered the Society of Jesus on March 1, 1952, and was a Jesuit for 61 years and a priest for 50 years.
Hess, George A.
       
Jesuit Father George A. Hess, 94, died on July 30, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Jamshedpur, India. He served as a Jesuit for 75 years and ministered generously to the people of India for 61 years. Fr. H... read more
Hilbert, J. Robert
   
Jesuit Father J. Robert Hilbert died on May 19, 2014, at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 88 years old, a Jesuit for 70 years, and a priest for 57 years.
Hogan, Thomas J.
   
Jesuit Father Thomas J. Hogan died on Dec. 19, 2013, in St. Louis. He was nearly 82 years old and a Jesuit for 59 years.
Jarreau, Joseph N.
   
Jesuit Father Joseph Niel Jarreau passed away on Dec. 10, 2013, in Opelousas, La. He was 87 years of age; he had been a Jesuit for 70 years and a priest for 57 years.
Kane, Joseph P.
       
Jesuit Father Joseph P. Kane died on June 16, 2014, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York, the day after the 46th anniversary of his ordination. Born in Union City, New Jersey, on May 2, 1937, of... read more
Karamitis, Dennis R.
   
Jesuit Father Dennis R. Karamitis died on July 27, 2014. He was 70 years old, a Jesuit for 47 years and a priest for 39 years.
Keating, Carroll J.
       
Jesuit Father Carroll J. Keating died June 13, 2014, at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, after a long illness. He was 83, a member of the Society of Jesus for 65 y... read more
Kennard, George V.
       
Jesuit Father George V. Kennard, 94, died Feb. 27, 2014, at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. after a brief illness. He was a Jesuit for 76 years and an ordained priest ... read more
Klaiber, Jeffrey L.
   
Jesuit Father Jeffrey L. Klaiber died on March 4, 2014, in La Clinica Stella Maris in Lima, Peru.
Kreutzjans, Anthony R.
   
Jesuit Brother Anthony R. Kreutzjans died on Aug. 13, 2014, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan, after a long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old.
Laughlin, Joseph R.
       
Father Joseph R. Laughlin died on May 27, 2013, at age 86. He was born on Aug. 31, 1926, in Hyde Park, Mass., where his father Thomas, a master boilermaker in the Boston Navy Yard, had also been born.... read more
Lucey, Paul T.
   
Jesuit Father Paul T. Lucey died on May 3, 2014, at the age of 98, the oldest member of the New England Province Jesuits. Born April 4, 1916, he entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1936.
Malone, Patrick J.
   
Jesuit Father Patrick J. Malone died on July 22, 2014, in hospice care in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 55 years old, a Jesuit for 21 years and a priest for 13 years.
Mauel, James E.
   
Jesuit Father James E. Mauel died on March 17, 2014 at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 88 years old, a Jesuit for 69 years, and a priest for 56 years.
McCaslin, Richard F.
   
Jesuit Father Richard F. McCaslin died on May 13, 2014, at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 79 years old, a Jesuit for 61 years, and a priest for 48 years.
McConnell, John
   
Jesuit Father John McConnell died on Nov. 22, 2013, at Murray-Weigel Hall in Bronx, N.Y. He was 89 years old, a Jesuit for 72 years, and a priest for 58 years.
McIntyre, John P.
   
Jesuit Father John P. McIntyre died on July 19, 2014. He was 83 years old.
McMahon, Edward J.
   
Jesuit Father Edward J. McMahon died on July 16, 2014, at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, New York, at the age of 84.
Morisette, Alfred L.
   
Jesuit Father Alfred L. Morisette passed away on Jan. 19, 2014, at the Jesuit infirmary in Spokane, Wash.
Mugan, William L.
   
Jesuit Father William L. Mugan died on Jan. 30, 2014, at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 91 years old, a Jesuit for 71 years and a priest for 58 years.
Murphy, Francis J.
   
Jesuit Father Francis J. Murphy died March 21, 2014, in St. Louis. He was 93 years old and a Jesuit for 67 years.
Murray, George B.
       
Jesuit Father George B. Murray died on Nov. 18, 2013, at Campion Center in Weston, Mass. He was born on April 17, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minn., and entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 1, 1953, at Mil... read more
Murray, Maurice M.
       
Jesuit Father Maurice M. Murray died on July 11, 2014, in St. Louis. He was 79 years old and a Jesuit for nearly 62 years. Born in St. Louis on July 25, 1934, he entered the Society of Jesus at St. St... read more
Naus, John E.
       
Jesuit Father John E. Naus died on Sept. 22, 2013, in Milwaukee. He was 89 years old, a Jesuit for 71 years and a priest for 58 years. He served at Marquette University in Milwaukee for almost 50 year... read more
Neenan, William B.
       
Jesuit Father William B. Neenan, a beloved Jesuit and accomplished administrator at Boston College who served in several key leadership positions during more than three decades at the Heights, passed ... read more
Nesbit, Walter G.
   
Jesuit Father Walter G. Nesbit died May 12, 2014, in St. Louis. He was 85 years old and a Jesuit for 67 years.
O’Brien, Jon J.
   
Jesuit Father Jon J. O’Brien, 87, of the Georgetown Jesuit Community in Washington D.C., died on July 31, 2013, the Feast of St. Ignatius. He was a Jesuit for 60 years and a priest for 50 years.
O’Brien, Robert E.
       
Jesuit Father Robert E. O’Brien, priest, teacher and administrator, died at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, N.Y., on Oct. 19, 2013. Born in the Bronx on Aug. 1, 1923, of John M. and Margaret A (Holla... read more
Oakes, Edward T.
   
Jesuit Father Edward T. Oakes died Dec. 6, 2013, at the Fusz Pavilion in St. Louis. He was 65 years old and a Jesuit for 47 years.
Ott, W. Richard
   
Jesuit Father W. Richard Ott died on July 15, 2014. He was 72 years old, a Jesuit for 50 years and a priest for 42 years.
Paquet, Joseph A.
       
Jesuit Father Joseph A. Paquet, 85, died on Aug. 10, 2013, at Campion Center in Weston Mass. Born May 25, 1928, Fr. Paquet entered the Society of Jesus on June 30, 1946. Fr. Paquet was born in Boston ... read more
Paré, Arthur H.
   
Jesuit Father Arthur H. Paré died on Oct. 18, 2013 at age 85. He was born Oct. 13, 1928, in Manchester, N.H., and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1947.
Pepin, Normand A.
   
Jesuit Father Normand A. Pepin passed away on Jan. 4, 2014, at Campion Center in Weston, Mass. He was born Feb. 23, 1933 and entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1950.
Rainaldo, John H.
       
Jesuit Father John H. Rainaldo died on Aug. 10, 2013, at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 84, a Jesuit for 62 years and a priest for 49 years. Born in Ironwood, Mich., on March 4, 1929, Fr. Rain... read more
Raterman, Herbert J.
       
Jesuit Father Herbert J. Raterman died on Oct. 9, 2013, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. Fr. Raterman was born on July 6, 1924, in Cincinnati. He entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 1, 1942,... read more
Rekofke, Robert F.
   
Jesuit Father Robert F. Rekofke died on Aug. 11, 2014, at Hospice House in Spokane, Washington. He was 89.
Renna, Anton J.
       
Jesuit Father Anton J. Renna, 79, died on Aug. 9, 2013, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., after a lengthy decline. Fr. Renna taught at Brophy College Prep in Phoenix for 45 years, be... read more
Renner, Ralph C.
       
Jesuit Father Ralph C. Renner, died June 23, 2013, in St. Louis. He was 74 years old and a Jesuit for nearly 57 years. Born in St. Louis on January 26, 1939, Fr. Renner entered the Society of Jesus at... read more
Rock, John J.
   
Jesuit Father John J. Rock died on May 4, 2014, at Stella Maris in Timonium, Md. He was a Jesuit for 35 years and a priest for 26 years.
Rooney, Francis V.
   
Jesuit Father Francis V. Rooney died on Dec. 5, 2013, at Murray-Weigel Hall in Bronx, N.Y. Born on May 13, 1929, he was 84 years old, a Jesuit for 66 years and a priest for 53 years.
Rooney, Joseph R.
   
Jesuit Father Joseph R. Rooney died Feb. 3, 2014, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y. He was 79.
Royce, Thomas R.
   
Jesuit Father Thomas R. Royce died Dec. 6, 2013, at the Jesuit Infirmary in Spokane, Wash.
Ryan, William F.
   
Jesuit Father William F. Ryan died July 13, 2014, at the Jesuit Infirmary in Spokane, Washington. He was 81.
Schak, John R.
       
Jesuit Father John Schak died on August 18, 2013, the feast of St. Alberto Hurtado, S.J. Fr. Schak died in Salta, Argentina, and was buried in Salta. He was 84 years old, a Jesuit for almost 65 years,... read more
Schoeppe, Francis W.
   
Jesuit Father Francis W. Schoeppe died Jan. 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif.
Schroder, John F.
   
Jesuit Father John F. Schroder died Jan. 25, 2014, in Grand Coteau, La. He was 95 years old, a Jesuit for 72 years and a priest for 60 years.
Shelton, Charles M.
   
Jesuit Father Charles M. Shelton died Jan. 20, 2014, in Denver. He was 63 years old and a Jesuit for 41 years.
Sherburne, Richard F.
       
Jesuit Father Richard F. Sherburne died on Sept. 28, 2013, after a long illness, at the age of 87 years. He resided at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wis., since 2008. Fr. Sherburne was Dean of Students a... read more
Skillingstad, M. Delmar
   
Jesuit Father M. Delmar Skillingstad died on Nov. 12, 2013, at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 87 years old, a Jesuit for 63 years and a priest for 53 years.
Stocking, Joseph D.
   
Jesuit Father Joseph D. Stocking died July 26, 2014, in Seattle, at the age of 79.
Stoeger, William R.
   
Jesuit Father William R. Stoeger died March 24, 2014, in Regis Infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 70 years old and a Jesuit for 52 years.
Timone, Richard F.
       
Jesuit Father Richard F. Timone died March 23, 2014. Born on June 9, 1931, to Judge George and Virginia (Fletcher) Timone of the upper west side of Manhattan, Fr. Timone graduated from Manhattan Colle... read more
Toland, Terrence
       
Jesuit Father Terrence Toland died on Oct. 18, 2013, at Manresa Hall in Merion Station, Pa. He was 90 years old, a Jesuit for 74 years and a priest for 61 years. He served as the 23rd president of Sai... read more
Udick, William S.
   
Jesuit Father William S. Udick died Feb. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. He was age 89 and a Jesuit for 71 years.
Vonderhaar, Ralph E.
   
Jesuit Father Ralph E. Vonderhaar died on June 16, 2014, in St. Louis. He was 88 years old and a Jesuit for nearly 71 years.
Watson, Walter L.
       
Father Walter L. Watson died May 29, 2013, in Denver. He was 77 years old and a Jesuit for nearly 54 years. Fr. Watson was born in Chillicothe, Mo., on Jan. 10, 1936. He completed his bachelor’s in hi... read more
Wayne, David A.
   
Jesuit Father David A. Wayne died May 8, 2014, in Parker, Colo. He was 76 years old and a Jesuit for 58 years.
Wollesen, Charles A.
       
Jesuit Father Charles A. Wollesen died on April 11, 2014, at the Jesuit Infirmary in Spokane, Wash. A priest, professor, scholar, fisherman and friend, Fr. Wollesen lived a full and varied life that l... read more
Wood, William J.
   
Jesuit Father William J. Wood, 80, died on June 29, 2014, at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, after a long illness. He was a Jesuit for 62 years, 49 as an ordained priest.
Zewe, M. Donald
       
Jesuit Father Donald Zewe, age 89, died on June 10, 2013, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y. He was a Jesuit for 67 years and a priest for nearly 57 years. Fr. Zewe was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., on Se... read more
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