Fr. Donald F. Kolda, S.J., died in Laguna Beach, California, on Holy Saturday, April 11, after a long and painful struggle with esophageal cancer. He was 88 years old. Born in Alhambra on June 9, 1924, Don entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos, California, on December 31, 1942, and pronounced his final vows at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Diego, California, on August 15, 1958. 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 Manresa Residence Jesuit Community and those attached to it but living elsewhere (cf. 2009 Catalogus USA, pgs. 28-29) are to offer or celebrate one additional first intention Mass for the repose of Don’s soul.
Mass of Christian Burial:
Saturday, April 18, 10:30 a.m.
St. Timothy’s Church
29102 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tuesday, April 21, noon
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
490 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Notes of condolence may be sent to:
Suzanne Van Dyke, Sister Felice Marie Kolda, and Mary Ann Irwin (sisters) c/o
Dr. and Mrs. John Van Dyke
937 Vista del Valle
La Canada, CA 91011
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