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placeholder May 20, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Voice's Tony Maurovich retiring after 50-year career

Tony Maurovich

Like the newspaper, Tony Maurovich, its associate editor for production, is celebrating 50 years of working with The Catholic Voice.

Maurovich, whose brother Frank was the paper's first editor, was hired to work on the first issue of The Voice, May 10, 1963.

Maurovich, who was born in 1929 and grew up in San Francisco, will retire at the end of this month.

"After my brother Frank got the assignment from Bishop Begin to start The Voice, Frank said: 'Hey, I need somebody to help out. You have a liberal arts education, why don't you come to work here,'" Tony Maurovich said.

Tony Maurovich has been a lifelong parishioner at St. Monica's Parish in San Francisco. He attended St. Monica's elementary school, St. Joseph's High School in Mountain View and St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park.

He was near the end of his college education and decided the priesthood wasn't right for him, and "I had an awful time teaching."

He worked for a time in a Spanish-language mission outreach effort to bring the Church to migrant workers in the East Bay and Central Valley before joining The Voice.

Initially, The Voice was a rebranded version of the Archdiocese of San Francisco's paper, The Monitor, with four pages changed out every week with Diocese of Oakland news.

Maurovich was his "ace-in-the-hole," said brother Frank in a 2009 interview. Frank Maurovich took care of the editing, while brother Tony took "care of the production and technical stuff."

Tony led The Voice "through an unparalleled continual shift in print publication in his career," Frank said, from typewriters and metal type to computers and the Internet. Tony Maurovich was awarded the Diocesan Medal of Merit in 1972.

Tony Maurovich also wrote stories and proofread almost every issue of the paper.

Former editor Monica Clark said Maurovich brought an infectious enthusiasm to The Voice, as well as integrity and perfection, consistency and care, to every issue.

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