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Honoring Bishop J. Jon Bruno

May 1 private family requiem with livestream set to honor Bishop Bruno

 A May 1 at 11am private family requiem, with online livestream, is planned to give thanks for the life and ministry of the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, who died April 23.

The requiem may be viewed at https://jjonbruno.com/.

Once COVID restrictions have eased, an in-person diocesan gathering in late summer or early fall is envisioned to honor Bishop Bruno. Arrangements are pending.

J. Jon Bruno, former L.A. Episcopal bishop and crusader for the marginalized, dies

LA Times | April 26, 2021, Steve Marble

J. Jon Bruno, the former leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles who steered the church toward a doctrine of inclusion and broke new ground on blessing same-sex unions and reaching out to economically disadvantaged communities, has died at his home in La Quinta.

An upbeat, progressive and strong-willed bishop, Bruno died Friday of natural causes, the diocese said. He was 74.

Read the LA Times full obituary.

J. Jon Bruno, Former Bishop to LA Episcopal Diocese, Dies at 74

NBC Los Angeles | April 24, 2021

“Our family and the many others who knew and loved Jon have been blessed with his magnificent life. We are gladdened to know that he has been greeted by St. Peter and is in the loving hands of God,” his wife Mary said in a statement. “We ask that our family is included in your prayers and our privacy respected in this time of grief.”

An upbeat, progressive and strong-willed bishop, Bruno died Friday of natural causes, the diocese said. He was 74.

Read NBC Los Angeles’ full obituary.

 

RIP: Former Los Angeles Bishop Joseph Jon Bruno dies at 74

Episcopal News Service | April 27, 2021

The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, former bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles, died suddenly of natural causes at his home in La Quinta, California, on April 23.

Read the full Episcopal News Service obituary.

 

J. Jon Bruno, Former Bishop to LA Episcopal Diocese, Dies at 74

Pasadena Now | April 26, 2021

Bishop John Harvey Taylor praised Bruno’s commitment to multicultural and polylingual ministry, his advocacy for inclusion and equity for all people regardless of orientation and identification, and the visionary Seeds of Hope ministry he co-founded, which has helped bear tens of thousands of our neighbors through the pandemic with its food and education programs.

Read the full Pasadena Now obituary.