UJim Mifsud wayesaziwa kakhulu ngophawu olukhulu ngaphandle kwerhamente yakhe kwiQueen of Apostle Church eNtshona San Jose. Ungaze unikezele! yatsho. Kuphela luphawu lwesikhuzo olunokwanela indoda eyayisaziwa ngumntu wonke njengoBawo uJim.



UMifsud akazange anikezele, nanjengoko isifo sikaParkinson sathi chu sikhupha amandla emzimbeni wakhe. Xa abantu bebuza ukuba kutheni le nto yenzeka kuye, wayephendula, engaphelelwa lithemba, Kutheni engathethi mna? Kwenzeka nakwabanye abantu.

Xa uMifsud esweleka kwi-75 ngolwesithathu ekuseni kwiZiko laseMarianist eCupertino, ngokuqinisekileyo wayengumfundisi wamaKatolika owaziwayo kwintlambo. Kumngcwabo wakhe ngorhatya lwangoLwesine kwiSikolo samaBanga aPhakamileyo u-Archbishop Mitty, abahlobo bakhe balindele abantu abazili abangama-2,000.





Wayengumfundisi osele esidla umhlala-phantsi we-Queen of Apostles, umququzeleli wesikolo samabanga aphakamileyo saseMarianist eKorea, umseki wenkqubo yabo babesakuba bekhohlakele nabangamakhoboka abafuna umsebenzi, kunye nobuntu bukamabonwakude. Ukukwazi kwakhe ukuthetha nabani na - ngesitayela esimdaka, esiluhlaza okwesibhakabhaka - kwamenza waduma.

Xa abantwana babekhutshwa kusasa kwisikolo iQueen of Apostles, babebaleka besiya kumfundisi ophethwe ngumphanda, bekhwaza, Tata uJim, ubawo uJim! Wayebaphendula ngokubabongoza: “Buyelani niye kwange umama wenu!



UTim Brosnan, inqununu yesikolo esisecaleni kukaBhishophu Omkhulu uMitty, wayichaza ngolu hlobo le nto: Abantu abaninzi baye bachazwa ‘njengabakhulu kunobomi,’ kodwa andinakuyithelekelela ingcaciso emfaneleyo uTata uJim. Wonke umntu wayesazi xa uTata uJim ekweso sakhiwo. Wayedla ngokugquma epasejini, ‘Uphi umnumzana Brosnan?’

UMifsud wayengumlandeli omkhulu weSan Francisco 49ers kunye neeGiants, umhlobo walowo wayesakuba ngumqeqeshi we-49ers uSteve Mariucci kunye nomphathi we-Giants uDusty Baker. Kodwa wayesaziwa ngokulinganayo ngokuchitha iiyure ezinde etyelela amabanjwa entolongweni.



Wayengumshumayeli odumileyo, indoda eyayifuna imitshato nemingcwabo. Elinye lamagorha akhe yayingumdlali uJames Cagney; umfundisi wade wathetha kancinci njengenkwenkwezi edumileyo yee’30s kunye nee’40s.

Wayenyanisekile. Wayengumbingeleli omkhulu. Kwaye wayephulaphula kakuhle, watsho ubawo uJack Russi. Wayekwenza oko wayekufundisa. Wayewaxhalabele kakhulu amahlwempu, abangathathi ntweni, nabo basentolongweni.



Wazalelwa eSan Francisco ngoFebruwari 6, 1935, oyena mdala koonyana abasixhenxe bakaJames Sr noMary Ann (Azzopardi) Mifsud, umchebi weenwele kunye nomgcini wendlu, uMifsud waya kwizikolo zaseSan Francisco emva koko wabhalisa kwi-novitiate yaseMarianist eSanta Cruz. .

Emva kokugqiba umsebenzi wakhe wesidanga sokuqala kwiKholeji yaseSt Mary's eMoraga ngo-1956, wafundisa isikolo esiphakamileyo e-Honolulu. Ngowe-1961, wabhalisa kwisikolo sabefundisi saseMarianist eFribourg, eSwitzerland. Wamiselwa ngowe-1965.



UMifsud wabuyela kwisikhundla sokufundisa ku-Archbishop Mitty ngaphambi kokuba ahambe iminyaka elishumi elinesibini yomsebenzi wobuvangeli eKorea, apho wafundisa kwisikolo samabanga aphakamileyo saseMarianist kwaye wanceda ukuseka uluntu oluzimeleyo lobuKatolika.

Xa wabuyela eUnited States ngoDisemba 1980, uMifsud wenza umsebenzi wokunceda amaMarian ngokuqesha abantu ngaphambi kokuba abizwe njengomfundisi onxulumene neKumkanikazi yabaPostile ngo-1985. Wabizwa ngokuba ngumfundisi apho ekupheleni kuka-1989.

Phakathi kwiminyaka yee-80s, uMifsud waseka iNkqubo yokuNyuka, eyayiqale yenzelwe ukunceda abo baneengxaki ezidlulileyo - iirekhodi zentolongo, umlutha okanye ezinye iingxaki - ukufumana umsebenzi. Kamva yanda kuye nabani na ongaphangeliyo. Le nkqubo incede abantu abangama-7,000 ukuba bafumane imisebenzi.

Kwintshumayelo ka-2008 ekhoyo YouTube.com , uMifsud wachaza intsingiselo yencwadi yakhe ethi Ungaze Uncame! isilogeni, esaveliswa ngokungapheliyo kumaphepha saza sasetyenziselwa iilogo ze-baseball caps. Wathetha ngexabiso lokuzingisa kwaye wakhankanya uloyiso oludumileyo lwe-49ers Super Bowl phezu kweBengals awayeye kuyo kwi-1989.

Emva kokuba uJoe Montana ekhokele umdlalo odumileyo wokufaka amanqaku kwimizuzu yokuvala, uMifsud wehla waya kwigumbi lokunxiba le-49ers, enxibe ikhola yakhe yobufundisi phantsi kwebhatyi yeqela lakhe.

Abantu beza kum babamba isandla sam ngokungathi ndinguJoe Montana, watsho. Babecinga ukuba ngenxa yokuba uThixo engakum, nam ndingumfundisi, yaye ndineminyaka engama-49 ubudala, ngoko uThixo umele ukuba unama-49. Kwaye oko kuchanekile ngokupheleleyo.

Utata uJames Mifsud

Wazalelwa: ngoFebruwari 6, 1935, eSan Francisco
Wafa: ngoSeptemba 29, 2010, Cupertino
Abasindileyo: Abazalwana uBill, baseHollister; uRon, waseSan Jose; UGerald, waseAuburn, kunye noMichael, waseHollister
Iinkonzo: 7pm. NgoLwesine, Oct. 7, Archbishop Mitty High School, 5000 Mitty Way, San Jose.
Kwi-Intanethi: Yabelana ngovelwano lukaBawo uJames Mifsud kwi-www.mercurynews.com/obituaries.

Utata uJames Mifsud

Wazalelwa: ngoFebruwari 6, 1935, eSan Francisco
Wafa: ngoSeptemba 29, 2010, Cupertino
Abasindileyo: Abazalwana uBill, baseHollister; uRon, waseSan Jose; UGerald, waseAuburn, kunye noMichael, waseHollister
Iinkonzo: 7pm. NgoLwesine, Oct. 7, Archbishop Mitty High School, 5000 Mitty Way, San Jose.
Kwi-Intanethi: Yabelana ngovelwano lukaBawo uJames Mifsud kwi-www.mercurynews.com/obituaries.




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