IN MEMORIAM

These pages serve as a gathering place for members of the wider San Francisco Zen Center sangha (community) to honor and remember dharma friends who have died.

Former Abbots

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

May 18, 1904 – December 4, 1971

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Dainin Katagiri Roshi

January 19, 1928 – March 1, 1990

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Sojun Mel Weitsman

July 9, 1929 – January 7, 2021

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Zenkei Blanche Hartman

May 8, 1926 – May 13, 2016

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Myogen Steve Stücky

March 6, 1946 – December 31, 2013

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Del Carlson

December 1923 – November 7, 2017

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David Coady

July 17, 1965 – July 21, 2011

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Surei Darlene Cohen

October 31, 1942 – January 12, 2011

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Seido Lee de Barros

November 5, 1936 – March 6, 2019

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Junsei Jana Drakka

October 21, 1952 – October 28, 2017

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Della Goertz

July 11, 1913 – February 5, 2012

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Mitsuzen Lou Hartman

June 2, 1915 – January 20, 2011

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Lee Lipp

December 9, 1937 – August 17, 2016

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Daigan Lueck

January 27, 1931 – April 26, 2015

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Hilary Parsons

January 1, 1949 – August 19, 2017

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Lin Zenki

October 28, 1951 – August 28, 2017

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Yvonne Rand

September 23, 1935 – August 19, 2020

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Jerome Petersen

June 12, 1928 – December 12, 2010

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Mitsu Suzuki Sensei

April 23, 1914 – January 9, 2015

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Sobun Katherine Thanas

March 17, 1927 – June 24, 2012

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Shokan Jordan Thorn

January 13, 1953 – June 10, 2018

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Jack Weller

1939 – December 17, 2018

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