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Rev. Eugene Corbett S.J. '49

Rev. Eugene Corbett S.J.

June 11, 1930 - July 17, 2018

The Reverend Eugene Corbett of the Society of Jesus passed peacefully to the Lord on Tuesday morning July 17, 2018. Born in San Francisco on June 11, 1930 and growing up there, he attended St Ignatius High School. In August of 1949 he entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos. 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.

Gene 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.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center 300 College Ave in Los Gatos CA at 10:00am on Saturday July 28, 2018. He will be buried immediately following the funeral at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the support of senior Jesuits Sacred Heart Jesuit Center P O Box 128 Los Gatos CA 95031-0128.