Saint George
Sister Saint George Shurla, C.S.J., passed away on February 9, 2014 in Los Angeles. Born March 5, 1926 in San Diego, CA, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1944. Sister Saint George's ministries began in 1946 teaching in elementary schools and later at St. Mary's Academy in Los Angeles; she then served for 18 years at Mount St. Mary's College in the English department. This was followed by 28 years teaching in the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Junior Seminary and at Daniel Murphy High School until her retirement in 2008. She is survived by her brother George (Kim) Skurla; nephews Greg (June) Antonovich and Michael (Christine) Antonovich; niece Dr. Jean Liemert; grand nieces Francine Neumann, Michelle Pangborn, Magdilene Neumann, and Mary Christine Antonovich; grand nephews Michael Antonovich Jr., Alexander and Jonathan Neumann. Vigil Service will be Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:30PM and Funeral Mass at 6:30pm both at Carondelet Center. Graveside service will take place Thursday February 20, 2014 at 10am in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. Donations in memory of Sister Saint George Skurla may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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  1. I attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Tucson, Arizona in the 1960’s. I will never forget when Sister St. George came running into my 4th grade classroom to tell us all that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, Texas. Throughout my life, whenever I recall that awful day, I always remember Sister being upset, but still calmly leading us all to the church to pray. I send my condolences to her family. — Pamela Greene

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