Canisius is saddened to announce the loss of Rev. Edward T. Dunn, S.J. and Thomas C. Joyce.
Father Dunn died March 24 at Murray-Weigel Hall in Bronx, NY. He was 88. A retired scholar and educator, Father Dunn originally taught theology when he came to Canisius in 1958. He later joined the History Department, where his course load focused on American history.
“Ned was an extremely engaging writer and lecturer,” recalls Lawrence Jones, PhD, professor of history. “He was also a good story teller and had a crusty sense of humor that many people didn’t realize.”
A published historian, Father Dunn authored Buffalo’s Delaware Avenue Mansions and Families and A History of Railroads in Western New York.
Thomas Joyce passed away on March 6 following a long illness. He was 62.
Joyce was an adjunct professor of English at Canisius who spent the majority of his years welcoming freshmen in the All-College Honors Program to the world of English literature.
“Tom was one of our stalwarts in the All-College Honors Program,” says Robert J. Butler, PhD, professor of English. “His courses were always challenging and lively but perhaps more significant, they sparked an excitement in students about literature.”
In addition to his coursework, Joyce served several years as moderator of The Griffin. He also participated regularly in campus ministry’s Kairos and Fourth Day retreats.