Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington
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the Inland Register
(From the May 20, 2010 edition of the Inland Register)
Jesuit Father Joseph Dean Ringwood died April 29 in Spokane at the age of 81.
The vigil was held May 4 at the Jesuit House Chapel on the campus of Gonzaga University. The funeral Mass was celebrated there the next day. Inurnment followed at the Jesuit cemetery at Mount St. Michael, Spokane.
Father Ringwood was born April 1, 1929, in Spokane. He entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 8, 1948, and was ordained a priest June 13, 1959, at St. Aloysius Church, Spokane.
Much of his ministry was devoted to work in high schools and parishes in Washington and Montana, including Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.
He is survived by his brothers Jim and Pat Ringwood and his sister Doreen Tracy. He is preceded in death by his sister Rita Ringwood. He also had a number of nephews and nieces.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Spokane or Society of Jesus Oregon Province Senior Fund.