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Please Remember Father James Stromberg In Your Prayers

Please remember in your prayers father James Stromberg, 90, Ph.D., who died June 19. He graduated from St. Thomas in 1950 and taught philosophy here from 1957-2002, chairing the department for several years over that time.

Dr. Gary Atkinson, a professor in St. Thomas’ Philosophy Department, remembered Stromberg as a “especially gentle and kind” on the day he was hired in 1980.

“After I got to know him better I discovered a man remarkable for his wit and generosity,” Atkinson said. “Later I came to recognize him as a man of deep erudition and intelligence, possessing one of the most incisive intellects I have ever encountered. Those who were blessed to know him in his priestly capacity found him a true father, a caring shepherd, a loving and dutiful son of the church.”

An all-night vigil will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23 at the Church of the Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park, MN, 55416, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, at Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN. Donations can be sent to Cretin-Derham Hall High School, 550 Albert St. S., St. Paul, MN, 55116, or donor’s choice.

Read his obituary online and tribute the Catholic Spirit wrote about him.