The Faculty (Our Teachers):
Father John Canfield, SS (1915-1993),
Father Charles P.Dillon, SS (1914-2003)
Father Charles P.Dillon, A Remembrance by Bruce Atkinson, R'1952
Most Rev. Joseph A. Ferrario (1926-2003),
Fr. Daniel Fives, S.S. (1905-1990),
Taught at St. Joseph's from 1942 to 1953
Father Bob Giguere, SS (1917-2003),
Father Eugene Konkel, SS (1931-2012),
To see the memorial page published in The Patrician, Winter 2012,
To read the Archdiocese of San Francisco announcement,
Father Gene also hosted a Day of Recollection in 2009 for us former
To read our local newspaper's announcement
Father Edward Krumpelmann, Maryknoll (1909-1975),
Father Joseph C. Martin, SS (1924-2009),
for The Washington Post, or
for The New York Times article.
Father Frank Norris, S.S. (1925-2000),
Father John Olivier, S.S. (1920-2013),
the announcement from the Sulpician Provincial House.
To read the obituary written by Rev. Richard Gula, S.S.
The homily by Father Cale Crowley, S.S. given at Fr. Olivier's
Father Gerald Coleman, S.S. wrote this tribute for
"The Valley Catholic," San Jose Diocese:
The Valley Catholic published this announcement:
St. Patrick's Seminary and University published this tribute
page in the Fall 2013 issue of The Patrician Magazine, on page 26:
To read a collection of SemNet remembrances that were written
from February 2011 and Feb. 2013,
Father Maurice O’Neil, S.S. (1931-1999),
This memorial page contains:
Fr. O'Neil's obituary, and also the Homily delivered at his funeral
by Fr. Leo Wiley.
Father John Anthony Ward, S.S. (1914-2009),
Father Royal Bertram Webster, S.S. (1879-1962),
Former Students (Our Friends):
Father William Ahlbach, R'1956 (1937-2013)
Father Mark Catalana, C'1986 (1963-2013)
John Conneely, R'63 (1943-2009)
George Doub, R'60 (1940-2010)
(Click here) to see the published obituary. Then
(Click here) to see the program that George's family created for his
Charles Dowd, R'64 (1944-2012)
Loren Dwyer, R'53 (1933-2013)
Then, to see the program for his
Bill Finnegan, R'61 (1941-2010)
(Click here) to see a tribute to Bill. Then
(Click here) to see the program for his
Most Reverend Richard Garcia, R'67-C69 (1947 - 2018)
(Click here-Tribute) to see a 5 page printable tribute to Bishop Garcia.
In addition to his obituary, you will also see some old photographs, a SemNet
Grieving statement, plus one funeral picture of the In Paradisum prayer
at the end of the Mass. This picture was taken off the outdoor TV screen and is
poor quality; however it needs to be a part of this tribute.
In February 2014, Bishop Richard hosted a Day of Recollection for us former seminarians,
including some of his former classmates.
We had an excellent turnout for our annual retreat and Bishop Richard gave us some
thoughtful guidance. He even gave us some homework to do. A summary of our day
with this marvelous priest and classmate is attached (3 pages, printable format).
John Ravnik and myself (Chuck Smith) clicked some very good pictures of this event.
On 5/28/1973, the "about to be ordained" Fr. Garcia was interviewed by
Jim Dickey of the San Jose News.
(Click here-1973 news) to see the resulting article.
5 years later, on 9/5/1978, Father Garcia was interviewed once again by
the San Jose Mercury News. Marita Hernandes wrote this excellent article.
(Click here-1978 news) These two newspaper articles were obtained from the
St. Catherine of Alexandria (1909 - 2009) centennial archives.
Walter Harrington, R'51 (1932-2014)
to read Walt's obituary. To view the program for his Mass of
Walt was one of the driving forces behind the construction of the Grotto at Saint Joseph's Seminary. He wrote this article which was published in 1952 in
"The Patrician" magazine.
On The Banks Of The Permanente
The story of the Seminary Grotto.
by Walter Harrington, R'51
To see Walt's map of our grotto
This Grotto has been enjoyed by several generations of Students and their families.
Michael Joseph "Joe" Hester, R'59 (1932-2012)
James Heyburn, R'66 (1946-2014)
Rev. Jerry Kennedy, R'60 (1940-2013),
to see a pair of obituaries.
A Eulogy by classmate and friend Brian Cahill is also available
The homily for Father Jerry by Father Padraig Greene is here:
To see a tribute in pictures from a seminary classmate
When Father Jerry retired, an excellent 3 page article was written
by Carrie McClish and published in "The Catholic Voice"
Most Rev. Michael H. Kenny, R'57 (1937-1995),
...and also (secondly)
Don Kohles, R'52 (1932-2010)
(Click here) to see a tribute to Don, reprinted from his
Memorial Mass. Then
(Click here) to view the celebration liturgy for Don. And next,
(Click here) to see a great picture of Don and Barbara enjoying
the Alumni Day dinner in 2008.
John Leipelt, R'58 (1937-2010)
Rev. Monsignor William Lenane, R'44 (1925-2012)
John McAuliffe, R'54 (1931-2004)
Jim McEntee, R'51 (1931-2004)
Contains two tributes to Jim.
Jim's family also posted a "Happy Birthday" message on 4/9/2013.
Rev. Monsignor Leo Ephraim McFadden, R'48 (1928 -2013)
This special tribute written by Tom McMahon, R'1948,
To see Father Leo's obituary,
Rev. Edward Murray, R'56 (1935-2012)
Kevin Ryan, R'53 (1932-2010)
Rev. Lawrence Ryan, R'1936 (1916-2012)
Virginia Sullivan, (1916-2008)
Rev. Jerald F. Thomas, R'50 (1926-2013)
Rev. William Worner, R'40 (1921-2010)
Annual Mass for deceased alumni (2013)
If you have any memorial information that you would like to post on this
page, please contact me. I will need to scan your material and I will return
the original page(s) to you unharmed. If you have any
questions, comments, or suggestions, I would also like to hear from you.
Just click on the tiny envelope icon ("Contact") at the top,
right-hand side of this page.
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Chuck Smith, R'60