In Memoriam

Deceased Jesuits of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces ~ July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016

Now in the Loving Embrace of their Creator

Fr. Robert J. Araujo, SJ
Born Oct. 30, 1948; died Oct. 21, 2015
Former law professor at Gonzaga University; former legal observer for the Holy See at the UN; held the John Courtney Murray Chair at Loyola Chicago 2009–2014.
Fr. Daniel J. Berrigan, SJ
Born May 9, 1921; died April 30, 2016
Teacher and activist; winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize in 1957; joined his brother, Philip, in peaceful protests against the Vietnam War. After time in prison, volunteered at pastoral ministries.
Fr. Bruce M. Bidinger, SJ
Born Feb. 26, 1952; died Feb. 23, 2016
Teacher at Gonzaga High School and Georgetown Prep in Washington, D.C., president of St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia and principal at Scranton Prep. He was also vice president of mission and ministry at Saint Joseph’s University.
Fr. Joseph F. Brennan, SJ
Born Nov. 17, 1925; died Nov. 11, 2015 
Former missionary in Jamaica; taught and established a diocesan seminary, working for the archbishop there and in the Bahamas until 2001.
Fr. John B. Breslin, SJ
Born Aug. 19, 1943; died March 21, 2016
Former book editor for America and editor of Catholic Books at Doubleday; professor of English and chaplain at Georgetown, later serving as rector at Le Moyne College.
Fr. W. Alan Briceland, SJ  
Born Aug. 8, 1932; died Sept. 14, 2015  
Taught at Xavier HS for 20 years, later devoting his life to hospital ministry, serving almost 20 years at Elmhurst Hospital, N.Y.C.
Fr. John P. Carriero, SJ 
Born Oct. 23, 1932; died June 8, 2016
Served McQuaid Jesuit school community for 50 years as longtime member of counseling department; also served as chaplain at correctional facilities and hospitals.
Fr. Herbert J. Cleary, SJ
Born Feb. 18, 1931; died April 30, 2016
Served in the Navy; as a Jesuit, taught at Cheverus High School before moving into hospital chaplaincy for the next 30 years in various locations.
Fr. Richard J. Curry, SJ
Born March 18, 1943; died Dec. 19, 2015
Founder of the National Theater Workshop of the Handicapped in New York and Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C., professor of Catholic studies and theater at Georgetown University, professional chef and author of Jesuit cookbooks.
Fr. Robert J. Dullahan, SJ
Born Dec. 14, 1925; died Aug. 11, 2015 
Teacher in India and Ghana, assistant pastor at St. Ignatius Chapel Point in Maryland and a hospital chaplain in St. Louis.
Fr. Raymond T. Gawronski, SJ
Born Sept. 9, 1950; died April 14, 2016
Parochial Vicar at St. Aloysius Church in Washington, D.C., and theology teacher at Marquette University in Milwaukee, St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver and St. Patrick’s University and Seminary in Menlo Park, Calif. He was also a regular on the Catholic Television Network.
Fr. Edward Glynn, SJ
Born Oct. 6, 1935; died Jan. 23, 2016
Former provincial of the Maryland Province Jesuits, president of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City and Gonzaga University in Spokane. He also taught at Georgetown University and was a contributing writer at America magazine.
Fr. Edward J. Hanrahan, SJ 
Born Feb. 4, 1926; died Oct. 21, 2015
Served in the Army; assigned to Boston College for more than 40 years, serving as dean of students and later moving into fundraising.
Fr. Raymond G. Helmick, SJ
Born Sept. 7, 1931; died April 21, 2016
After earning a doctorate at Columbia, his interest in conflict resolution led him all over the world for 40+ years. He had a lifelong interest in music and art.
Fr. John J. Higgins, SJ
Born June 12, 1935; died Oct. 26, 2015
After doctoral studies at Catholic U., served as rector of three different communities (Cheverus 1972–76; Holy Cross 1994–98; Fairfield 1998–2004); twice served as socius to the provincial.
Fr. George R. Hohman, SJ 
Born Aug. 12, 1925; died April 20, 2016 
Teacher at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Loyola High School in Baltimore and Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. He served many roles at Wheeling Jesuit University for more than 20 years.
Fr. Raymond T. Holscher, SJ 
(Philippine Province)

Born March 19, 1943; died June 7, 2016
Taught at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Served the Ateneo de Manila HS as a chaplain, teacher and administrator, later working in prison ministry.
Fr. Paul L. Horgan, SJ  
Born March 3, 1937; died Nov. 9, 2015
Missioned to the Caroline and Marshall Islands; served the people of Yap for 15 years and at the Pohnpei Agriculture and Trade School as a guidance counselor and teacher.
Fr. James J. Hosie, SJ
Born Nov. 26, 1932; died May 31, 2016
Spent over 25 years in Jamaica teaching at Saint George’s College before moving to BC High, where he taught for 26 years.
Fr. Edward A. Jarvis, SJ
Born Oct. 5, 1923; died Aug. 23, 2015
Teacher at the University of Scranton, assistant pastor at Old St. Joseph’s Church in Philadelphia and assistant to the rector at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Fr. John J. Karwin, SJ
Born Oct. 29, 1934; died June 4, 2016
Worked at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, and at Weston Jesuit School of Theology as an administrator; later was a financial aid advisor at University of Detroit Mercy and Wheeling Jesuit.
Fr. John J. Leonard, SJ
Born June 5, 1920; died Sept. 12, 2015
Teacher, dean of studies, alumni chaplain and moderator of the drama club and Mother’s club at Fordham Prep; namesake of the Leonard Theatre. He also assisted at St. Denis Parish in Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
Fr. Thomas P. Martin, SJ
Born Sept. 22, 1934; died April 14, 2016
Parochial Vicar at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, Pa., and assistant province treasurer for the Maryland Province Jesuits.
Br. Edward L. McCarthy, SJ
Born Oct. 14, 1931; died June 5, 2016 
Former assistant minister at Brooklyn Prep, he later held the same position for the Xavier Community. For 28 years, he assisted at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Fr. Paul T. McCarty, SJ
Born June 13, 1924; died May 28, 2016
Former teacher and chaplain in secondary education; he later engaged in pastoral work in New Mexico, Maine and Massachusetts.
Fr. Joseph M. McCloskey, SJ 
Born Oct. 24, 1932; died March 2, 2016
Retreat director for many Jesuit and Catholic communities, organizations and retreat centers, including in Chile and Samoa. At the age of 60, he became a marathon runner.
Fr. William J. McCurdy, SJ
Born May 13, 1930; died Feb. 28, 2016
Former director of vocations; later served as a student counselor at Canisius HS and for some 20 years in campus ministry for students and faculty at Canisius College and McQuaid Jesuit.
Fr. William J. McGrath, SJ  
Born July 11, 1928; died July 9, 2015 
Teacher at Georgetown Prep and founder of the Bishop’s Latin School in Pittsburgh. He was also Scranton Prep’s longest serving Jesuit faculty member, a tenure that lasted 35 years.
Fr. Joseph B. McHugh, SJ
Born March 13, 1928; died Sept. 4, 2015
Taught at province schools before becoming rector at Fairfield and, later, vice provincial; later worked at the Gloucester retreat house and as a spiritual director at Fairfield.
Fr. Francis X. Metzbower, SJ
Born Oct. 21, 1927; died March 2, 2016
Parochial Vicar at St. Ignatius Church in Baltimore and Holy Trinity Church in Washington, D.C. Chaplain at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco and for the Army Presidio Chapel.
Fr. William T. Miller, SJ
Born July 4, 1941; died June 13, 2016
Theology teacher at St. Louis University, Regis University in Denver and Gonzaga University in Spokane. He was formation director and teacher of Latin and Greek at the Mount Angel Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Oregon.
Fr. William H. Millerd, SJ
Born Sept. 11, 1934; died Oct. 18, 2015
Director of the Interfaith Coalition on Energy for the Center for Science and Public Interest in Washington, D.C., and a teacher at Loyola High School in Baltimore.
Fr. Gerard C. O’Brien, SJ
Born Oct. 29, 1928; died Aug. 24, 2015
Taught philosophy at BC and devoted a major part of his time to counseling, 12-step programs, and retreats. He continued pastoral work until his death.
Fr. Kevin G. O’Connell, SJ
Born May 22, 1938; died Jan. 21, 2016
Former faculty member at Weston Jesuit School of Theology; later became president of Le Moyne College and went on to work at an English-speaking parish in Amman, Jordan.
Fr. Joseph R. M. Palmisano, SJ
Born Dec. 12, 1974; died Dec. 25, 2015
After doctoral studies, joined the retreat team at Gloucester before moving to Campion Center. After a long illness, he died on Christmas Day at the age of 41.
Fr. Donald J. Plocke, SJ
Born May 5, 1929; died March 5, 2016
Former member of the biology department at BC, where he taught, researched and served as student counselor; later was named chair of the department.
Fr. Enrico “Rico” Raulli, SJ
Born Jan. 18, 1932; died Jan. 6, 2016
Taught English at Canisius HS before moving to St. Peter’s Prep, where he was a beloved counselor, teacher and activity moderator for 36 years.
Fr. Gerard C. Reedy, SJ 
Born Oct. 25, 1939; died March 11, 2016 
Taught English at Fordham for 11 years, serving as dean for 6 years and academic vice president for 3 years; later was named president of Holy Cross College and then dean of Fordham’s Marymount College.
Fr. Eugene M. Rooney, SJ
Born Nov. 29, 1926; died June 22, 2016
Teacher, minister and librarian in South America, as well as at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia and Scranton Prep.
Fr. Richard W. Rousseau, SJ       
Born Sept. 26, 1924; died Sept. 27, 2015
Taught at Fairfield, later serving as dean of Weston School of Theology; taught at the Univ. of Scranton for 26 years before beginning the Jesuit Oral History Program at Campion Center.
Br. Gilbert J. Scott, SJ
Born Feb. 22, 1926; died Jan. 6, 2016 
Former assistant director of the Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau; later served as secretary to the provincial for 21 years and hospitality minister at Loyola Hall and Murray-Weigel Hall.
Fr. Francis E. Skechus, SJ
Born Aug. 1, 1941; died June 15, 2016  
Pastoral Minister of Old St. Joseph’s Church in Philadelphia and teacher at St. Joseph’s Prep for almost 30 years. He was also a part-time nurse at Temple University Hospital.
Fr. Herbert F. Smith, SJ
Born Dec. 31, 1922; died Dec. 10, 2015
Prolific author, including Hidden Victory: A Novel of Jesus, the assistant director of the Sacred Heart Retreat House and a member of the Maryland Province Mission Band, offering retreats and spiritual direction.
Fr. Louis E. Soloman, SJ
Born Nov. 25, 1930; died Dec. 3, 2015
Taught math in Zambia for 5 years and at Xavier HS for 3 years, later serving as chaplain at Fordham Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital on Staten Island; served the Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau.
Fr. Robert J. Suchan, SJ
(Philippine Province)

Born March 17, 1926; died Aug. 22, 2015
Former director of libraries at the Ateneo de Manila University; set up the Philippine Library Materials Foundation to improve libraries around the Philippines; worked in schools and parishes.
Fr. E. Corbett Walsh, SJ
Born Dec. 16, 1938; died Sept. 24, 2015  
Taught at Creighton University before serving Marquette Univ. as associate dean. In 1989, he moved to Campion Center, where he engaged in pastoral ministry.

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