July 19, 2016 - Fr. Robert W. Dahlke, SJ, was called to eternal life on July 18, 2016. He was 82 years old.
Fr. Dahlke was born in Peekskill, N.Y., on April 9, 1934. He was the son of George and Maude (Burger) Dahlke. After graduating from Xavier High School in Manhattan, he entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson on July 30, 1952.
After three years of Philosophy at Loyola Seminary in Shrub Oak, N.Y., he taught physics and math at Brooklyn Prep until 1962. He then studied Theology at Woodstock in Maryland and was ordained on June 10, 1965 at the Fordham University Chapel in the Bronx. After Tertianship, he served as the associate director of the Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau from 1967-1979.
Fr. Dahlke became associate pastor at St. Lawrence Church in Sayville, N.Y., from 1977-1983. For the next 16 years, he was an associate pastor at several churches in New York and New Jersey. From 1999 to 2009, he served as a pastoral minster and then as guestmaster at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx.
During the course of various assignments, Fr. Dahlke kept in touch with former Jesuits and their families. He would be present for different functions, especially reunions, Masses, baptisms and funerals.
Fri., July 22, 2016
3:00-5:00 & 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.)
Murray-Weigel Hall Chapel
515 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:
Sat., July 23, 2016
Fordham University Church
Bronx, NY 10458
Jesuit Cemetery, Auriesville, NY
NOTES OF CONDOLENCE MAY BE SENT TO:
Mrs. Mabel Dudley
39 Blue Spruce Lane
Ballston Lake, NY 12019