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Rev. Thomas Edwin Buckley S.J.


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Rev. Thomas Edwin Buckley S.J. Obituary
September 24, 1939 - November 8, 2017 Father Thomas Edwin Buckley, S.J., 78, Professor Emeritus of History, Santa Clara University, and longtime professor of history at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, died November 8, 2017 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, of complications from a fall. Tom was born in Fort Bragg, NC, in 1939, graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, and entered the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos in 1957. He studied at Gonzaga University and at Weston College, Mass., and was ordained a priest in San Francisco in 1970. His academic interest was in history and he earned an MA at Loyola Marymount University and a PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After completion of his studies, he taught at Loyola Marymount University 1974-1995, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 1996-2012, and again at Loyola Marymount until 2017. Tom is survived by his brother, Fr. Mike Buckley of Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, and 12 nieces and nephews, including Patricia Carlson of Chicago, Mary Pope-Handy of Los Gatos, and Stephen Pope of Boston, as well as many cousins, grandnieces and nephews, and a huge number of formers students and friends. Services: Vigil, Thursday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. and Funeral Mass, Friday, November 17, 10:00 a.m., both at the Mission Church, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95053. Inurnment: Saturday, November 18, 10:00 a.m., Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050. There will be a Memorial Mass on Monday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Donations in memory of Fr. Buckley may be made to the Jesuits West Province, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or to a .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14, 2017
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