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Brother John Hollywood, S.J., who served Jesuit schools, dies at 83

A funeral Mass was offered Nov. 4 at the Chapel of Colombiere Jesuit Community in Baltimore for Jesuit Brother John B. Hollywood. Brother John, a former business administrator at Loyola Blakefield in Towson (2002-07) and a treasurer and assistant minister at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore (1980-87) died Oct. 31. He was 83.

Born in Pennsylvania, Brother John entered the Society of Jesus at the Novitiate of St. Isaac Jogues in Wernersville, Pa., in 1957. He pronounced his final vows at the Church of the Gesu in Philadelphia in 1971.

Brother John served many of the Maryland Province‚Äôs schools and universities over his more than six decades in the Society of Jesus, ministering in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He also worked as treasurer for the Vatican Observatory Foundation, serving in both Rome and Tucson, Arizona. 

Later in his ministry, Brother John directly served the Maryland Province, overseeing finances for its apostolic properties and then as an assistant to the advancement office, raising needed funds for elderly Jesuits and men in formation.

Brother John also worked in Jerusalem as Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulcher, an order whose mission is to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land. He was an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish Catholic fraternal organization.

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