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On August 26, 2018 at St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery, Villanova, PA. Son of the late Michael J. and Christine (Costello) Scanlon; brother of Br. Matthew Scanlon, SC, John W. Scanlon and Mary K. Mulligan. Loving uncle of Christina and Thomas Mulligan, Patricia Scanlon and Christine Miller. Relatives and friends are invited to Viewing Thurs-day, August 30, 7-9 P.M. at St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery, Villanova, PA and Viewing Friday, August 31, 9:00 A.M. at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova, PA, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Augustinian Community, of which Fr. Scanlon was a beloved member, request that donations be made in his memory to The Augustinian Fund, Care of Sick and Elderly, P.O. Box 340, Villanova, PA 19085. STRETCH of HAVERTOWN

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Aug. 29, 2018.
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September 1, 2018
Michael Scanlon was as the saying goes: "a gentlemen and a scholar." However, he was much more for the many who were his students, his friends, and his colleagues in the pursuit of deep truths about the divine presence in humanity.

Mike was s serious theologian, gifted with wonderful skills as a teacher and preacher. He was skilled in explaining the theologian Karl Rahner's meaning of the "supernatural existential," and how it related to " Christian Anthropology." Most of all, he communicated how humanity is touched by grace.

He was Father Scanlon to most, a wonderful priest, but Mike to close friends and students, who were many.

Mike loved a good joke, laugh, and to facilitate bringing old friends to meet his new ones.

Mike will be missed but always close to those, like myself, who knew and loved him. His legacy will live on in the minds and hearts of those he touched with his warmth, wit, and wisdom.
Frank Riley
August 30, 2018
In loving memory of our dear cousin Fr.Michael a scholar & a wonderful kind caring modest human being who enriched our lives R.I.P.
Cathy Krimo & Family Khalfi
August 30, 2018
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August 30, 2018
Brother Matt and Family
Our deepest sympathies for your Brother Fr. Michaels passing, know you will be in our prayers
Burkster and Suzanne
Burke and Suzanne Wallace
August 29, 2018
Condolences to the Scanlon family.
Although I never had the opportunity to meet Michael, if he was anything like his brother Matthew, he must have been a remarkable teacher and person.

Wayne Fischer
Saint Joseph HS
August 29, 2018
You taught us so well about the mystery of God and now you are in the mystery. Thank you, Michael!
Jim Corr
August 29, 2018
One of the best minds in theology I ever had in class. Rest in Peace Michael.
Steven Wetzel
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