Jesuit Father Anton J. Renna, 79, died on Aug. 9, 2013, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., after a lengthy decline.
Born in San Jose, California, on March 11, 1934, Fr. Renna entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos on Aug. 14, 1952. He was ordained in San Francisco on June 4, 1965, by Archbishop Joseph T. McGucken and pronounced final vows in Brophy Chapel in Phoenix on Feb. 2, 1977.
Fr. Renna taught at Brophy College Prep in Phoenix for 45 years, before reluctantly retiring in 2009.
To say he was beloved by students, faculty and parents alike, is a understatement. He left an impression on all who knew him. He married and baptized countless alumni and their children and concelebrated many student masses.
He was, heart and soul, a Brophy Bronco and a Jesuit “Man for Others.”