Constituents Deceased list

Fr. Anthony “Tony” Medina M.A. ’92 was born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, the youngest of the five children of Benjamin and Francisca Medina. He was ordained a priest on Aug. 14, 1982, in Guadalajara, Mexico, for the Misioneros de Guadalupe. After ordination, Fr. Medina was missioned to Hong Kong, where he served until 1989. Fr. Medina’s service in the Diocese of San Jose included assignments as parochial vicar at Saint Athanasius Parish in Mountain View, Saint Martin Parish, Sunnyvale, Saint John Vianney Parish in San Jose, Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto, and Saint Patrick Proto-Cathedral Parish in San Jose. He also served as chaplain at Presentation Center. From 1998 until 1999, he was a member of the faculty at Saint Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park. In 2005, Fr. Medina was incardinated as a priest of the Diocese of San Jose. In 2008, he was assigned as pastor of Saint Martin Parish in Sunnyvale, an office he held until Jan. 31, 2012, when he resigned for health reasons. During his time in the Diocese of San Jose, Fr. Medina earned a master’s in counseling psychology from SCU and was often an instructor at the Spanish-language track of the Diocese’s Institute for Leadership in Ministry, as well as his work in Cursillo and Pastoral Hispana. Fr. Medina passed away on May 6, 2012, and is survived by his brothers, Benjamin and Silverio, who in particular took care of him during his illness; his sisters, Margarita and Rosa Maria; nephews and nieces; and many wonderful friends.

14 Feb 2019