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Brother Thomas Levi, FSCChristian Brother Thomas Levi, a former president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, died in Napa on Oct. 14. He was 88 and had been a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers for 71 years.
During his long career as an educator, Brother Levi, a Montana native, served as a teacher and principal at Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco (1956 – 1959) and as a teacher, dean, counselor, prefect, and lastly, assistant to the president at St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley (intermittently from 1945 to1995).
During his tenure as president at St. Mary’s College in Moraga (1950 – 1956), Brother Levi instituted a program to assist women religious to earn their teaching degrees and improve Catholic education in the elementary and secondary schools. He also established the college’s board of regents and helped found the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
He also worked as a teacher and vice principal at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles; as a teacher and counselor at San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno; as assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno; and in public relations at the Christian Brothers Winery in Napa. He retired in Napa in 1995.
The funeral Mass was held Oct. 18 at the Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa, followed by burial in the Brothers Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lasallian Education Fund, De La Salle Institute, 4401 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558.

Sister Mary Louise Titus, OP
Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Mary Louise Titus, a longtime educator who worked briefly at Oakland’s St. Leo School, died Oct. 22 at the Dominican Motherhouse in Sinsinawa, WI. She was 81.
A Wyoming native, Sister Titus made her first religious profession as Sister Flavia in 1943. She worked as an elementary school teacher for 42 years at schools in Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming and California. She served as a tutor at St. Leo School from 1983-1984.
Sister Titus retired to the Dominican Motherhouse in Wisconsin.

 

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