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Father Dennis Steik, SM, dies following COVID-19 diagnosis – Catholic San Francisco

Aug. 23, 2020

Catholic San Francisco

Marist Father Dennis Steik died Aug. 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. He was 78 years old.

“His health had been declining for some time, and his death followed a more recent diagnosis of coronavirus COVID-19,” Father Andrew Spyrow, vicar for clergy, said in an announcement of Father Steik’s death.

Father Steik is a former United States Marist Provincial. He served at his congregation’s Notre Dame des Victoires Parish, San Francisco between July 2007 and December 2016 when he retired to the Marist Center of the West.  

Father Steik professed vows with the Society of Mary on Sept. 12, 1963, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1969.

In the late ’70s Father Steik began a long tenure in campus ministry serving at schools throughout California including the Holy Names Sisters’ Holy Names College in Oakland and UC Santa Cruz.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, family have held private services with committal in the Marist plot at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. A public memorial Mass and reception will be announced when restrictions are lifted.

Remembrances may be made to Marist Center of the West, 625 Pine St., San Francisco 94108. 

 


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