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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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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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Christiana, Michael S. (Father)

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Michael S. Christiana, SJ, who died on September 17, 2021, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 55 years old. May he rest in peace. Michael was born on May 15, 1966, in San Francisco and grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. He …

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Hattie, Eugene F. (Father)

We pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Eugene Francis Hattie, SJ, who died on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Father “Gene” Hattie, as he was fondly known, died at Karen Hospital in Nairobi. He was 98 years old, a Jesuit for 80 years, and a priest for 67 years when he received his final …

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Kappes, Joseph B. (Father)

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Joseph B. Kappes, SJ, who died on May 18, 2021, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 81 years old. May he rest in peace. Joe is survived by his brother, Frank, and his sister, Frances Shultz. Joe was born on May 24, 1939, …

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Dreckman, Philip F. (Father)

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Philip F. Dreckman, SJ, who died on March 25, 2021, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 92 years old. May he rest in peace. Born in Le Mars, Iowa, on April 20, 1928, Phil attended grade school and high school in …

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Mace, John D. (Father)

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John D. Mace, SJ, who died on February 21, 2021, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 83 years old. May he rest in peace.   Read John’s obituary on the website of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) here. John was …

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Dutkiewicz, Eugene M. (Father)

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Eugene M. (“Dutch”) Dutkiewicz, SJ, who died on January 24, 2021, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 89 years old. May he rest in peace. Dutch was born in Milwaukee on June 4, 1931. After graduating from Marquette University High School …

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Poché, Louis A. (Father)

Father Louis A. “Doc” Poché, SJ, died Feb. 7, 2017 at the Jesuit retirement community in Grand Coteau, La. He was 91 years old, a Jesuit for 74 years and a priest for 61 years. Known for his charity and his care for others, especially the sick and aged, his life will be celebrated in …

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