Father Richard John DeGiorgis
Father Richard John DeGiorgis fulfilled a lifelong dream to become a priest after many years of intense study and service in the church. Rich was ordained here at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Nevada City on September 29, 2016 and passed away January 12, 2017 at home in Grass Valley, California.
In 1986 Rich went to work for Nevada County Social Services, where he was employed for 20 years. Rich was one of the very first to be hired as an Employment and Training Counselor for the GAIN program. He taught Job Club for many years, helping countless numbers of Nevada County parents find and maintain employment. Rich also taught anger management and batterer’s prevention classes for DVSAC, later continuing the work independently. Most of all, he enjoyed working with men and helping them cope effectively through difficult times. Rich DeGiorgis was admired throughout this community for many years and will be sorely missed by everyone here at Holy Trinity Church.