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 Archbishop Mark Steven <I>Shirey</I> Shirilau

Archbishop Mark Steven Shirey Shirilau

Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 12 Jan 2014 (aged 58)
Sicilia, Italy
Burial Kaneohe, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Shirilau Plot
Memorial ID 123509464 · View Source
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Founder and Archbishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Church and long time resident of Riverside California.

Son of Marjorie Irene Thorvick and Kenneth Eugene Shirey, Brother of Paul Randall Shirey and Uncle of Coquelicot Shirey.

Spouse of Jeffery Michael Lau, whom he married on November 25th, 1984. Both legally took the combined name of Shirilau.

Archbishop Shirilau earned his Master's Degrees in electrical engineering, business, and religion. He graduated from the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont (Bloy House) and received his master's from the Claremont School of Theology in 1985. He received his Ph.D. in electric power systems engineering from the University of California at Irvine in 1989.

Mark Shirilau was ordained to the priesthood on December 27, 1987 and was later consecrated Bishop on July 27, 1991.

In 2013, Archbishop Shirilau assumed the position of Associate Rector of Saint John the Evangelist Seminary.

Archbishop Shirilau took ill while on a pastoral visit with clergy in Italy and died suddenly of heart failure resulting from pneumonia on January 12th, 2014 at the age of 58 - slightly less than three months after the death of his father.

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  • Created by: Bishop James Alan Wilkowski
  • Added: 16 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123509464
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Archbishop Mark Steven Shirey Shirilau (13 Dec 1955–12 Jan 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123509464, citing Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Bishop James Alan Wilkowski (contributor 47622851) .