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
May 16, 2018 - Fr. William B. Foley, SJ, MD, was called to eternal life at the age of 72 on May 15, 2018, at Campion Center, Weston, Mass. Fr. Foley was born on Feb. 2, 1946, in Boston and entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1963. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1977. He pronounced his Final Vows on June 12, 1986.
April 27, 2018 - Fr. Thomas Vallamattam, SJ, was called to eternal life on April 26, 2018. He was born on April 19, 1936, in Thottakara, Kerala, India. He entered the Society of Jesus on Dec. 23, 1953, and was ordained on July 4, 1964. He pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1976 in St. Patrick’s Church, Kingston, Jamaica.
March 6, 2018 - Fr. James W. O’Neil, SJ, was called to eternal life at the age of 96 on March 3, 2018. Fr. O’Neil was born on April 12, 1921, and entered the Society of Jesus on Dec. 2, 1947. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 15, 1957, and pronounced his Final Vows on June 2, 1989. He was the oldest member of the province.
Feb. 28, 2018 - Fr. Donald J. Keefe, SJ, was called to eternal life on Feb. 27, 2018, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, N.Y. He was born on July 14, 1924, entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1953, and was ordained on June 20, 1962, at Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y. He pronounced his final vows on Feb. 2, 1971.
Jan. 23, 2018 - Fr. John F. Wrynn, SJ, was called to eternal life on Jan. 22, 2018. He was born on Feb. 4, 1940,, entered the Society of Jesus at Bellarmine College, on Aug. 14, 1957, and was ordained on June 11, 1970. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1975.
Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. Edward F. Howard, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1932, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on Sept. 7, 1951, and was ordained on June 11, 1966, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 14, 1990.