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We Give Thanks - Partners Fall Winter 2015

Partners Fall Winter 2015 Index

We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God. 



Fr. John A. Knapek, SJ    
Fr. John A. Knapek, SJ Chicago-Detroit
Born March 5, 1922
Died October 17, 2015
Assistant director of Loyola Industrial School in Kurji, India; English and math teacher at St. Xavier’s High School in Patna, India; minister at parishes in Detroit and Ohio; minister, subminister, and student counselor at John Carroll University

Fr. Joseph T. Brennan, SJ 
Fr. Joseph T. Brennan, SJ Chicago-Detroit  
Born October 10, 1936
Died October 17, 2015
Rector, student counselor, teacher, and minister at St. Xavier High School; rector, faculty chaplain, sacramental minister, and student counselor at Saint Ignatius College Prep; Latin and English teacher at Loyola Academy

Fr. Edward M. Nemeth, SJ
Fr. Edward M. Nemeth, SJ Chicago-Detroit 
Born October 24, 1931
Died August 22, 2015
Chemistry professor at University of Detroit Mercy; retreat and spiritual director at Colombiere Center; Detroit Province coordinator for Horizons for Justice; director of Romero Center; pastoral ministry in several parishes

Fr. David J. Stagaman, SJ Fr. David J. Stagaman, SJ Chicago-Detroit 
Born July 29, 1935
Died August 9, 2015
Professor of systematic theology, dean, acting president, and acting rector at Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley; chair of Theology Department, rector, academic dean, and acting director of Jesuit First Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago

Fr. James J. Gladstone, SJ       
Fr. James J. Gladstone, SJ  Wisconsin
Born September 22, 1934
Died August 4, 2015
Director of formation, socius, vocation director, and other community and formation ministry; director of Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh and Creighton University Retreat Center

Fr. Francis Paul Prucha, SJ    
Fr. Francis Paul Prucha, SJ  Wisconsin
Born January 4, 1921
Died July 30, 2015
Marquette University professor of history for 50 years; visiting professor and fellow at Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Oklahoma, and Boston College; renowned scholar on US policy toward Native Americans

Ned Cassem, SJ    
Fr. Edwin (Ned) H. Cassem, SJ  Wisconsin 
Born January 24, 1935
Died July 4, 2015
Chief of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; researcher and author specializing in palliative and end-of-life care and the relationship between depression and heart disease

J. Peter Carey, SJ
Fr. J. Peter Carey, SJ  Chicago-Detroit 
Born July 18, 1930
Died June 29, 2015
Administrator and professor at Xavier University, the University of Albuquerque, St. Xavier College, Walsh Jesuit High School, and Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School; pastoral ministry at Milford Spiritual Center; accompanied people with addiction

Partners Fall Winter 2015 Index








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