Gilbert Espinosa Chávez is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Gilbert was best known as a American Roman Catholic prelate.
RT @CatholicForLife: Just hearing, Bishop Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (retired), passed away today. He was be…
RT @CatholicForLife: Just hearing, Bishop Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (retired), passed away today. He was be…
RT @CatholicForLife: Just hearing, Bishop Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (retired), passed away today. He was be…
RT @CatholicForLife: Just hearing, Bishop Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (retired), passed away today. He was be…
RT @CatholicForLife: Just hearing, Bishop Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (retired), passed away today. He was be…
RT @CatholicForLife: Just hearing, Bishop Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (retired), passed away today. He was be…
RT @CatholicForLife: Just hearing, Bishop Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (retired), passed away today. He was be…
Just hearing, Bishop Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego (retired), passed away today. He was be…

Gilbert Espinosa Chávez
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Diego
Titular Bishop of Magarmel
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseLos Angeles
DioceseSan Diego
AppointedApril 9, 1974
InstalledJune 21, 1974
Term endedJune 1, 2007
Other postsTitular Bishop of Magarmel
Orders
OrdinationMarch 19, 1960
ConsecrationJune 21, 1974
by Leo Thomas Maher, John R. Quinn, and Patrick Flores
Personal details
Born (1932-05-09) May 9, 1932 (age 87)
Ontario, California
DiedMarch 15, 2020
San Diego
Styles of
Gilbert Espinosa Chávez
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop
Ordination history ofGilbert Espinosa ChávezHistoryEpiscopal consecrationConsecrated byLeo Thomas MaherDateJune 21, 1974Episcopal successionBishops consecrated by Gilbert Espinosa Chávez as principal consecratorSalvatore Joseph CordileoneAugust 21, 2002
Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, (March 10, 1932–March 15, 2020) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, California.
Contents
1 Biography
2 See also
3 References
4 Episcopal succession
Biography
Gilbert Chávez was born in Ontario, California. He studied at Immaculate Heart Seminary in San Diego and was ordained a priest of the San Diego diocese on March 19, 1960.
Chávez was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Diego as well as titular bishop of Magarmel on April 9, 1974 by Pope Paul VI. Chávez was consecrated on June 21, 1974. He was the second Mexican-American priest to be elevated to the rank of bishop in US Catholic Church.
Pope Benedict XVI accepted Chávez's resignation on June 1, 2007.
Chávez died on March 15, 2020 at Nazareth House in San Diego.
See also
Biography portalCatholicism portalCalifornia portal
Catholic Church hierarchy
Catholic Church in the United States
Historical list of the Catholic bishops of the United States
List of Catholic bishops of the United States
Lists of patriarchs, archbishops, and bishops
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