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J. Jon Bruno, diocese’s sixth bishop, dies at 74

J. Jon Bruno, diocese’s sixth bishop, dies at 74

The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno – who as bishop of the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles from 2002 to 2017 widened the church’s welcome of all people by prophetically narrowing gaps created by race, gender, sexual orientation, and economic disadvantage – died...

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Requiescat in pace: The Right Reverend Joseph Jon Bruno

Requiescat in pace: The Right Reverend Joseph Jon Bruno

Bishop John Harvey Taylor issued the following notice to the people of the Diocese of Los Angeles on April 24, 2021. November 17, 1946 – April 23, 2021 With deep sadness yet the assurance of resurrection in Christ, I write to inform you that the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno,...

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The Rev. Canon Jonathan Sung Ho Won

The Rev. Canon Jonathan Sung Ho Won

August 25, 1938 - March 25, 2021 The Rev. Canon Jonathan Won, retired vicar of St. Francis' Church, Norwalk, and one of the first Korean priests to serve in the Diocese of Los Angeles, died March 25 in Portland, Oregon, after a long illness. He was 82. Survivors...

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The Rev. Canon Charles William Sacquety Jr.

The Rev. Canon Charles William Sacquety Jr.

Charles Sacquety November 20, 1932 – April 4, 2021 The Rev. Canon Charles William Sacquety Jr., rector emeritus of St. Wilfrid of York Church, Huntington Beach (1978-1998), died April 4, Easter Day, in hospice care. He was 88. “Canon Sacquety was an institution...

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The Reverend Thomas Haines Schultz, OHC

October 7, 1933 - March 16, 2021 The Rev. Thomas Haines Schultz, monk of the Order of the Holy Cross, died March 16 at a nursing home in Santa Barbara, where he was a resident of OHC's St. Mary's Retreat House since 2008. He was 87 and canonically resident in the San...

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Canon Jennifer Macdonald Ladefoged

June 1, 1931 – March 13, 2021 Canon Jenny Ladefoged – a longtime lay leader in the Diocese of Los Angeles and the wider Episcopal Church – died March 13 of complications from open heart surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was 89 and in recent years...

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The Reverend Nancy K. Shier

May 31, 1938 - February 23, 2021 The Rev. Nancy Katherine Shier, assistant priest at Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, and Immanuel Church, El Monte, died suddenly on Feb. 23. She was 84. Survivors include her son William and daughter Katherine and five...

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The Reverend H. Douglas Judson

May 29, 1935 - February 22, 2021 The Rev. Horace Douglas Judson, priest of the Diocese of Los Angeles and member of the family that owns one of the United States' most renowned stained glass studios, died Feb. 22 of congestive heart failure. He was 85, and had been...

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Evelina F. Fradejas

April 18, 1940 - Feb. 18, 2021 Evelina Fradejas, a member of St. Thomas' Church, Hacienda Heights and an active member of Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries (EAM) at a diocesan, national and international level, died Feb. 18 at her home with her family at her side....

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George Regas, prophetic priest and faithful pastor, dies at 90

The Rev. Canon Dr. George F. Regas – whose bold leadership advanced civil rights, women’s ordination, LGBTQ marriage equality, and reversing the arms race – died Jan. 3 in Pasadena, Calif., where he was rector of All Saints Episcopal Church from 1967 to 1995. He was...

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