Eugene F. Dwyer S.J.
1924 - 2021
Clarkston. - Fr. Eugene Dwyer, S.J., died Friday, July 16, 2021 at the age of 96. He was born on September 17, 1924 in Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by his loving parents John and Catherine (Boyce) Dwyer, and his sister Ritamae Roberts. Gene attended schools in Chicago and worked briefly before entering the Jesuits at Milford, OH, in 1946. He taught at St. Ignatius High School in Chicago, IL, from 1953-1956. He was ordained a priest in 1959. From 1962-1991, Gene taught and was a student counselor at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, for almost 30 years. There will be a private visitation and funeral. Memorial gifts may be made to the Jesuits online at

Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 21, 2021.
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Soft-spoken, gentle-natured, kind to others. A man that never raised his voice in anger or frustration at a bunch of teenage boys clamboring around him. Fr. Dwyer was a effective teacher, a respected and successful coach in tennis and bowling, and a cool-headed counselor. Those of us from the dreaded '60's who were fortunated enough to have worked with or under him are all too aware of what this loss means. It's another decent man gone. May his reward for his endeavours be great.
Thaddeus Zamirowski
July 22, 2021
May Fr. Dwyer rest in peace. Fr. Dwyer was omni-present during my years at Loyola Academy. He was also head of the bowling team. Very pleasant, devoted man.
David Hull Loyola 1973
July 21, 2021
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