William Kiley Stolz, S.J., MST ’63 was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Feb. 10, 1932. After moving to California and graduating from East Bakersfield High School, he entered the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos in 1949. His studies took him to Gonzaga University (B.A., Philosophy, 1956), Santa Clara University (MST, Theology, 1963), the University of California, Berkeley (M.A., Education, 1965), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., Education, 1969). He was ordained a priest in San Francisco in 1962. Prior to ordination, he taught mathematics and chemistry at Bellarmine College Preparatory, later returning as assistant principal (1967–70) and teacher (1972­–73 and 1978–80). Other assignments took him to Los Angeles, where he served as principal of Loyola High School (1970–72), and to Verbum Dei High School in the Watts section of Los Angeles, as teacher (1987–89) and assistant principal (1989–93). From 1974 to 1978 he served as principal at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, later returning there as teacher of mathematics and computer science, 1980–86. His final posting was as teacher of mathematics at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, California (1993–2011). In 2011, he retired from the classroom to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos for a ministry of prayer. Fr. Kiley was noted for his dedication to his students and for a deep concern for educating underserved student populations both in urban areas and on the Indian reservation. He died on July 21, 2017, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center at 85 years old. He was a member of the Jesuit order for 67 years, a priest for 55 years, and a longtime teacher and administrator in Jesuit high schools in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose, and Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Margaret Stolz of Exeter, California. 

08 Nov 2018