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Rev. George K. Aziz S.J.
Aug. 2, 1927 - May 12, 2017
Los Gatos, Ca.
Rev. George Kalib Aziz, S.J. died May 12, 2017 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 89 years of age, a member of the Society of Jesus 72 years and an ordained priest for 59 years.
George was born in Brownsville, Texas, August 2, 1927, the oldest child of George Aziz and Lilliam Essey Aziz. After graduation from St. Joseph's Academy, Brownsville, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in Los Gatos on August 14, 1944. He studied classics at Los Gatos and philosophy at Mount St. Michael's, Spokane, where he earned his BA and MA in Philosophy. From 1951-53, he taught English at Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose, and logic at Loyola University (now Loyola Marymount University), Los Angeles, 1953-54. Theological studies were made at Alma College, Los Gatos. He was ordained in Los Angeles June 20, 1957.
Upon completion of studies, he returned to Loyola University, teaching philosophy, 1959-63. He then served seven years as a teacher and spiritual director at Ryan Preparatory College, Fresno, training future priests of the Fresno and Monterey dioceses.
In 1971 he began a 30-year ministry in parishes in the Santa Rosa diocese, with assignments in Eureka, St. Helena, Napa, Clearlake, Fortuna, and Sebastopol. He later served at San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura and as a hospital chaplain in Duarte before beginning his final assignment at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in 2010.
George is survived by his sister, Margaret Pate, of Brownsville. Texas.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95930, with burial immediately after at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
Donations in memory of Father Aziz 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.


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 18, 2017
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