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Gerald L. McKevitt S.J.

Santa Clara, California

1939 - 2015

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Gerald L. McKevitt, S.J.Resident of Santa ClaraRev. Gerald L. McKevitt, Professor Emeritus of history at Santa Clara University, died September 18, 2015 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 76 years of age. Jerry was born in Longview, Washington, July 3, 1939. His family relocated to...

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I had the pleasure of working with Fr. McKevitt, SJ for two years when he was rector of the Jesuit community at Santa Clara. He is by far my favorite boss! I was finishing up my graduate degree; he knew that I was not challenged by just answering phones and writing correspondence and would often give me additional tasks that were challenging and kept me motivated. I treasure the signed copy of Serving the Intellect, Touching the Heart that he wrote when I was working with him. I really...

As one of Jerry's five sisters your comments and memories bring another measure of solace and pride in our amazing brother. Thank you, Janice McKevitt

My condolences to the friends and family of Fr. McKevitt S.J. I had the privilege of taking his History of The Jesuits course in 2004 and enjoyed it greatly. Fr. McKevitt brought the subject matter to life with his reflective and discerning mind. He will be missed.

I took Fr. McKevitt's History of the Jesuits course in what I believe was the last quarter he taught (Fall 2012). From that class, and from reading both of his books, it's clear to me that SCU has lost a fine scholar and a good man. May your soul rest in peace, Fr. McKevitt.

I am forever grateful for his assistance with the Jesuit fund during the late 90s. It was a big deal allowing me to complete my Santa Clara education.

Gerry was first and foremost a dear Jesuit brother and a priest, both to us in the Society and to a wide tent of his dear ones, and to scholars, seekers, and friends of the world he so loved and lived in so fully. What a blessing to the Society of Jesus, his family, the Church, and the scholarly world.

I had the great privilege of having Fr. McKevitt S.J. as my history professor my senior year at SCU. It was the California History seminar he taught and it was one of the most interesting and informative classes during my time at Santa Clara. Bring an Accounting major with a US History minor it was a great capstone course on our great state's beginnings. He was a wonderful professor and gentleman to all his students. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace. AMDG

He was one of the best history professors at SCU. And a great guy. God Bless him.

My condolences to his family and the jesuit community.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.