Bro. Joseph Wasy passes away in California
Bro Joseph Wasy passed away on May 31, 2008 at the age of 91 in Cupertino, California after serving the Society of Mary for 71 years.
Our lord in heaven has finally granted Bro Wasy to go to His side and meet Our Blessed Virgin Mary, which I am sure was his final goal when Bro Wasy joined the Society of Mary. It certainly was our blessing to have him in Japan during his great and vitally active days. He made me feel that it must be a wonderful thing to be able to join the Society of Mary and see the world and contribute positively to God’s Providence.
These are my sincere thoughts about our Dear Brother Wasy. I remember him as our Freshman year homeroom teacher. I was just an adolescent and he treated me with kindness that I sometimes mistook as simple mindedness. I know he has given us many intellectually stimulating conversations, but I can only remember his great laughter when we were talking and his silent but all understanding smile. Time passes so quickly and all the times of joy, prayers and tribulation we had with Bro Wasy is now set in our memory.
I am sure many of you have your own thoughts and memory of him. Let us all who cannot be at his funeral offer our prayer of thanks that we knew and could have touched his wonderful being when he was alive. As he would say, let us try to be as kind as possible to the persons we meet daily in our lives, I remain
yours in prayer
Jean Rigod (President/SJC Alumni Association for the year 2008)