Archives: In Memoriams

Heiser, W. Charles (Father)

Father W. Charles Heiser, SJ, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in St. Louis. He was 95 years old, a Jesuit for 77 years and a priest for 64 years. Remembered by his fellow Jesuits as a deeply spiritual man, Fr. Heiser’s life was celebrated in a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at …

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Erickson, Robert L. (Father)

Father Robert L. Erickson, SJ, whose parish ministry served Native American people in Washington, Idaho and Montana and the Bemba people of Zambia, died December 22, 2021, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, after a long illness. He was 80 years old and a Jesuit for 57 years. Fr. Erickson was born …

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Maddock, Andrew L. (Father)

Father Andrew (Drew) Maddock, SJ, retired pastor of historic St. Ignatius Mission in St. Ignatius, Montana; Sacred Heart in Arlee, Montana; and St. John Berchmans in Jocko, Montana, on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe’s reservation, died December 15, 2021, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 78 years old and …

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Pastizzo, Michael R. (Father)

Father Michael R. Pastizzo, SJ, retired professor of religious studies at Jesuit universities in the United States and Rome, died December 16, 2021, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 87 years old and was a Jesuit for 61 years. Fr. Pastizzo was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on November …

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Fulco, William J. (Father)

Father William J. Fulco, SJ, retired professor of ancient Mediterranean studies at Loyola Marymount University, died November 28, 2021 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, at age 85. A scholar of the ancient Near East, he taught a wide spectrum of courses ranging from archaeology, ancient Semitic languages and Old Testament to the Greek …

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Sauer, Anthony P. (Father)

Father Anthony P. Sauer, SJ, who devoted 40 years of ministry to the students, faculty and families of St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, including 27 years as president, died November 28, 2021, in a San Jose hospital. He had been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis earlier in the year. He was 87 years old …

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Buckley, Francis J. (Reverend)

Reverend Francis J. Buckley, S.J., noted theologian and prolific author of catechetical works, died July 9, 2013 after a long illness at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, at the age of 84. Frank was born in Los Angeles on August 31, 1928. After his junior year at Loyola High School, he attended …

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Morris, Joseph W. (Father)

Father Joseph William Morris, SJ, former teacher and administrator at Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose, and pastor at churches in Santa Barbara, Phoenix, and Utah, died August 26, 2021, at his residence at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 95 years old and recently celebrated his 75th anniversary as a Jesuit. He was …

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Martinez, Ernest R. (Father)

Father Erenest R. Martinez, S.J., Jesuit priest and scripture scholar, died August 24, 2021, in San Jose. He was 89 years old and a member of the Jesuit order for 72 years. He was born December 12, 1931, in Denver, CO, the son of Belarmino Martinez and Maria de as Nieves (Lopez) Martinez, families with …

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