Archives: In Memoriams

Collins, Denis E. (Father)

Father Denis E. Collins, SJ, former assistant professor of education at the University of San Francisco and resident of Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, died May 2, 2022, in a San Jose hospital at the age of 83. He was a member of the Jesuit order for 65 years and a priest …

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Foster, John F. (Father)

Father John F. Foster, SJ, a teacher and musician who taught in Seattle Preparatory School and other Catholic schools for over four decades, died Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in San Jose, California. He was 88 years old, a Jesuit for 64 years and a priest for 53 years. John Frederic Foster was born in Seattle …

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Stewart, Patrick J. (Father)

Father J. Patrick Stewart, SJ, high school and university administrator, teacher, and pastor in the Pacific Northwest, died April 27, 2022, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 92 years old, a member of the Jesuit order for 73 years and a priest for 60 years. John Patrick Stewart (he always …

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Reilley, Thomas J. (Father)

Father Thomas J. Reilley, SJ, a retired priest of the Jesuits West Province residing at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, died April 11, 2022, in a San Jose hospital after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 73 years old and a member of the Jesuit order for 37 years. Thomas …

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Hombach, Leo J. (Father)

Father Leo J. Hombach, SJ, teacher, retreat director and chaplain to those with HIV/AIDS, died March 22, 2022, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 91, a member of the Jesuit order for 73 years and 60 years a priest. Fr. Leo James Hombach was born in Philadelphia on June 8, …

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Egan, Robert J. (Father)

Father Robert J. Egan, SJ, longtime faculty member at Seattle University, died March 12, 2022, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, three weeks short of his 91st birthday. Fr. Egan was born in Spokane, Washington, April 5, 1931, the son of Howard Egan and Carol Grimes Egan. He attended Gonzaga Prep, where …

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Rolfs, Richard W. (Father)

Father Richard W. Rolfs, SJ, emeritus professor of history at Loyola Marymount University, died March 7, 2022, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, at age 98. He had been a member of the Jesuits for 73 years. He had a long association with Loyola Marymount, first as an undergraduate (1946-48) and later …

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Felt, James W. (Father)

Father James W. Felt, SJ, professor emeritus of philosophy at Santa Clara University, died after a brief illness on February 17, 2022, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, at age 96. Fr. Felt had spent his entire professional career at Santa Clara, from 1965 to 2013, when he came to Sacred Heart …

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Endres, John C. (Father)

Father John C. Endres, SJ, Emeritus Professor of Scripture at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, died peacefully January 26, 2022, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 75 years old and a Jesuit for 53 years. He was a faculty member of the Jesuit School of Theology …

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