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Robert R. Taheny


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Robert R. Taheny Obituary
Rev. Robert R. Taheny, S.J.
Resident of Los Gatos
Father Robert R. Taheny, S.J., 87, died July 25, 2014 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
Born in San Francisco in 1926, Bob graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep in 1944 and served in the Navy before entering the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos in 1946, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Theodore Taheny. He was ordained a priest in 1959.
Bob's ministry was as a parish priest. He served 20 years in Jesuit parishes in San Jose, Brigham City, Utah, and San Diego, including five years as pastor. He served an additional 26 years in diocesan parishes: St. Frances Cabrini, San Jose, Sacred Heart, Saratoga, St. Martin's, Sunnyvale, and St. Victor's Church, San Jose (1991-2005). He spent his final years in retirement at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center.
Bob was a gentle, dedicated, and hard-working priest with a special gift for working with the poor and neglected. His care and personal attention touched the lives of his parishioners.
Bob is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Fr. Mark Taheny of St, Sebastian's church, Greenbrae.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare's Chapel, Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050, with burial immediately after.
Donations in memory of Father Taheny may be made to the California Province of the Society of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031, or to a charity of your choosing.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 30, 2014
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