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Brother Richard John Camara, RIP

Brother Richard John Camara, FSC of the San Francisco District passed away on January 11. Viewing will be on Saturday, January 17, at 9:30 am at St. Apolinaris Church, 3700 Lassen Street, Napa, CA 94558, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Burial at Mont La Salle will be at around 1:15 pm. Please pray for the eternal rest of Brother Richard. Kindly send notes and testimonials to the District Archives, Mont La Salle, 4401 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558-9708.


Born: July 17, 1930 in San Francisco to John Joan Camara and Catherine Mary Waterdoll
Secondary education: Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco
Novitiate entrance: July 1953
Received the religious habit: January 25, 1954
Final vows: August 15, 1960 at Mont La Salle


01-1955 Scholasticate, SMC, Moraga, Student
06-1958 Christian Brothers HS, Sacramento, Teacher/Prefect
06-1964 Saint Mary’s College HS, Berkeley, Teacher/Prefect
06-1966 Justin HS, Napa, Sub-Director/VP
06-1968 Sangre De Cristo, Santa Fe, NM, 100 Day Retreat
12-1968 Justin HS, Napa, Teacher/Administrative Assistant
02-1969 Director; VP
07-1974 Justin-Siena HS, Napa, Principal
07-1975 Holy Family Community, MLS, Napa, Mont La Salle Vineyards
10-1975 Justin-Siena Community, Napa, MLSV
03-1976 Student, Hayward State
07-1976 Sacred Heart HS, San Francisco, Teacher/Counselor
07-1977 ARAVACA, Madrid, Spain, Study
01-1978 Motherhouse, Rome, Italy, C.I.L.
07-1978 Christian Brothers HS, Sacramento, Teacher/VP
07-1980 Sub-Director, Teacher/VP
07-1981 Principal
07-1991 President
01-1992 President, Director
06-1992 Southdown, Canada, In Residence, Special Assignment
12-1992 Provincialate Community, Napa, In Residence
01-1993 Sacred Heart Cathedral Community, San Francisco, In residence, Studies (GTU)
03-1994 Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, San Francisco, Development Staff/Alumni Relations
07-1995 Cathedral HS, Los Angeles, Director, VP Lasallian Schools of So. Calif.
07-1996 Director, Asst. Principal, VP Lasallian Schools of Southern California
10-1997 Watsonville, Study
07-1998 De La Salle HS Community, Concord, Sabbatical/Study
07-1999 Hanna Center for Boys, Sonoma, Aftercare Counselor
08-2004 In residence