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Father Virgilio M. Bartolome, SVD

August 28, 2015

Father Virgilio M. Bartolome, a Society of the Divine Word priest living in residence in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, died Aug. 5. Born in the Philippines, he was 83 years old and a priest for 54 years. He held a graduate degree in economics from The Catholic University of America. His ministry was strictly in the Philippines until moving for health reasons to San Francisco to live with family some 25 years ago.

Father Bart supplied at various parishes of the archdiocese during his years of retirement in San Francisco, particularly St. Michael Church, now closed, and Church of the Epiphany.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 14 at Church of the Epiphany.

Remembrances may be made to Father Candilado Nielo, provincial superior, Society of the Divine Word, Philippine Central Province, Catholic Trade (Manila) Building 1916 Oroquieta St., Sta. Cruz, 1003 Manila, P.O. Box 4145, 1099 Manila Philippines.

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