March 6, 2017
Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) community is mourning the loss of trustee Monsignor Jeremiah Murphy who passed away on February 20, 2017. Monsignor Murphy faithfully served on the school’s board for 41 years.
A Los Angeles native born in 1937, Monsignor Murphy graduated from Transfiguration School and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after completing his studies at St. John’s Seminary in 1963. After ordination, he taught at St. Paul High School; was principal of Bishop Amat High School; and served as superintendent of high schools and colleges for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Named a monsignor in 1978, he served as archdiocese secretariat director and pastor of Hancock Park’s St. Brendan Church. He was named administrator of St. Victor Catholic Church in West Hollywood, and was appointed pastor there in 2003 where he served until his death. Monsignor Murphy also served on several philanthropic boards including the Dan Murphy Foundation and Junipero Serra High School, in addition to his responsibilities at Bosco Tech.
“The entire Tech community mourns the loss of Monsignor Murphy,” said Xavier Jimenez, president of Bosco Tech. “Our hearts are saddened at the passing of this great man who faithfully carried out his vocation to minister to others. He was an asset to the Bosco Tech board of trustees and a friend to the school for many, many years. His absence will be greatly missed.”
The funeral Mass, to be presided over by Archbishop Jose Gomez, will take place at St. Victor’s Catholic Church (8634 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.
Celebrating its sixty second year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. The innovative STEM curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of five applied science and engineering fields. Each year for the past several years, one hundred percent of the graduating class has earned college acceptances. Visit www.boscotech.edu for more information.
According to Niche.com, Bosco Tech ranks in the top three of all-boys schools in the Los Angeles metro area and among the top 100 all-boys high schools in America. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, Niche provides reviews from everyday experts on neighborhoods, colleges, and K-12 schools to provide students, families and professionals with insight into important life decisions.