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Father Salvador Jocson

June 22, 2017

19 THUMB Father Salvador JocsonFather Salvador “Sal” Jocson died June 13. He was 88 and would have celebrated 60 years of ordination to the priesthood in July.

Born in the Philippines, he was ordained to the priesthood in Rome for the then-Diocese of Tuguegarao on July 7, 1957, and came to the Archdiocese of San Francisco five years later. He served at parishes including St. Gabriel, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Agnes, St. Francis of Assisi and Menlo Park’s St. Anthony.

In 1984, he was given permission to minister in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, destination of Camino de Santiago pilgrims, where he was involved in vocations ministry from 1984 through 2000. Father Jocson returned to the U.S. in 2007, living with family in California and Utah.

A funeral Mass and interment took place June 15 in Utah.

Remembrances may be made to the Priests’ Retirement Fund, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco 94109.

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