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Deceased Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province: October 2017 – October 2018

In anticipation of November, the month in which we traditionally pray for the deceased, please join us in praying for our brother Jesuits who entered the Kingdom of Heaven in the past year. 

Click on the name to read each man's full obituary.

Edmundo Rodriguez, SJ
Feb. 18, 1935 – Oct. 28, 2017

A. Joseph Martin, SJ
June 25, 1929 – Dec. 4, 2017

Thomas J. Casey, SJ
April 14, 1927 – Jan. 11, 2018

Martin L. Elsner, SJ
Sept. 1, 1931 – Feb. 4, 2018

J. David Corrigan, SJ
Nov. 1, 1934 – March 6, 2018

Charles A. Leininger, SJ
May 22, 1924 – March 10, 2018

Edward P. Buvens, SJ
Aug. 19, 1934 – March 27, 2018

John G. Valenta, SJ
Aug. 1, 1934 – July 10, 2018

Martin J. Whealen, SJ
April 13, 1931 – July 19, 2018

Kenneth A. Buddendorff, SJ
Sept. 9, 1929 – Aug. 3, 2018

Nicholas T. Schiro, SJ
Nov. 7, 1927 – Aug. 4, 2018

Clair M. Cazayoux, SJ
Jan. 5, 1930 - Sept. 30, 2018

Edward L. Maginnis, SJ
Nov. 16, 1922 - Oct. 7, 2018

William J. Hutchison, SJ
March 21, 1935 - Oct. 19, 2018

In company with Christ, who died and now lives, may they rejoice in God’s kingdom.






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