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I came to know a couple of days ago from Ronald D'Costa, '64, that Fr. Eugene Welch, SJ, died on October 23, 2009, at XLRI, where he was staying. He was suffering with cancer but chose to spend his last days in India.

Fr. James V. Keogh, SJ, one of the first six Jesuits from the Maryland Province to come to Loyola School, died January 29, 2010, in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. Fr. Keogh was 89. He came to Jamshedpur in January 1948 with Fr. Fasy, Fr. Dineen, Fr. Enright, who started XLRI and Anderson Bakewell. James Keogh and Anderson Bakewell were Scholastics then preparing to become a Jesuit priest. He was ordained a priest on November 21, 1952, and remained in India for the next 40 years.

The Pioneer: Academic, pioneer pens his memoir

July 08, 2011   12:19:04 AM

Parvinder Bhatia | Jamshedpur

Bringing young talent to the fore was his forte. Meet Father Hess, who embodies the true qualities of a wonderful human being — the integrity of a gentleman, the self sacrifice of a compassionate man and the discipline and quest for knowledge of a scientist.

Fr. Thomas Peacock, SJ, Chemistry teacher and basketball coach at Loyola for the years 1979-96, died on January 12, 2011. He was 78. During the day he taught chemistry and was often seen late evenings, in his trade mark attire, coaching students on the finer points of basketball. As a teacher he is remembered for his spirited devotion and was on his feet throughout his class and never used the chair. Besides basketball, he was a supporter of other sports too... and used to turn up for support in many of our inter school cricket matches that were played on the Beldhi / CNR grounds.

He is missed indeed by those he taught and worked with.

His obituary as published by the Jesuit.org.

Since July 4, 1987, the free Saturday clinic at Loyola School has held 1,040 sessions, not missing a single Saturday, be it Holi or Diwali, completing twenty years of uninteruppted service. The Clinic, an inseparable part of the Loyola Alumni Association, has been Loyoleans way of giving back to the community. The 20 year milestone was commemorated with a medical camp organised for the Loyola Project School, a school for the underpriviledged children of the neighbourhood, where all students were examined by a team of doctors and dispensed free medicines.

Read more about it as published in The Jamhedpur Telegraph.

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