He was the grandfather of two current St. Thomas students and the father of two St. Thomas alumni, including staff member James ("Jim") Gooley ’07 M.B.A., executive development officer in the Development Office.
This week's notes feature faculty Bernard Brady, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Anne Klejment, Bill Ojala, Thomas Redshaw, Gerald Schlabach, Sister Katarina Schuth, Martin Warren and Christian Washburn; staff Tom Oscanyan; graduate student Leigh Bartholomew; undergraduates Mark Frommelt and Jenna A. Johnson; and alumni Barjeta Balidemaj and Sarah N. Larson.
The first is scheduled for Monday, March 10, and will focus on the goals of Catholic Mission, Diversity and Inclusive Culture, and Globalization. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to attend.
He served in the U.S. Army's Third Ranger Battalion during WW II, was wounded and recovered in Sicily, converted to Catholicism, and was a longtime professor of philosophy at St. Thomas. He retired in 1990.