Jesuit Father Eugene J. Corbett died on July 17, 2018. Born in San Francisco on June 11, 1930, he attended St. Ignatius High School. In August 1949, he entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos, California. After formation in spirituality, college studies, philosophy, practical ministry in teaching, and theology; he was ordained a priest on June 8, 1962. He began a career in priestly ministry at St. Ignatius High School in 1964.
Fr. Corbett spent his priestly ministry serving in the secondary schools of the California Province. He filled the rolls of teacher, chaplain, and coach. He served the Jesuit community sometimes as the one in charge of physical needs of the members of the community. In 1990 he changed direction and became the chaplain at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He served there full time for 10 years and then part time for a few years more. He gave full commitment to whatever ministry he was asked to perform.