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Father Egon Javor, founder of Woodside Priory School, dies at 91

Original post made on Mar 4, 2008

Father Egon Javor, 91, monk, educator and founder of Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, died early Sunday morning at 91, the school has announced.
A viewing and prayers will be held at the Priory Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (March 4) and starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
A funeral Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Pius Church, 1100 Woodside Road in Redwood City.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 9:29 AM


Posted by Greg, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 4, 2008 at 11:20 am

Thank you, Father Egon, your service to all of us is an inspiration.

Posted by TruthBetold, a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Mar 8, 2008 at 1:16 am

When Father Javor founded the Priory why did he name it "Woodside" Priory?? It's located in Portola Valley. Shouldn't he have called it Portola Valley Priory? They didn't name Menlo School...which is located in Menlo Park...Atherton School.

Posted by Barb, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 8, 2008 at 6:53 am

Actually, TruthBetold, Menlo School -- and Menlo College -- are in Atherton.

Posted by TruthBetold, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 8, 2008 at 11:51 am

Barb, I stand corrected. But that still doesn't answer my Priory question.

Posted by Carmen Sandiego, a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Mar 10, 2008 at 2:08 pm

While you are at it, find out why the Menlo Circus Club is in Atherton and the Menlo Country Club is in Woodside.