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Boileau memorial service set for Feb. 25

Loyola press release - February 21, 2011

A memorial service remembering the life and legacy of the Rev. David A. Boileau, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former chair of the philosophy department, will be held Friday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in Ignatius Chapel, located in Bobet Hall. Boileau died Jan. 24 following a long illness. He was 80 years old.

Boileau joined Loyola’s philosophy department in 1970. For 38 years, he made a significant impact on his new home and on the lives of thousands of Loyola students. A longtime supporter of Wolfpack Athletics, Boileau served as the department's faculty representative for many years. He was also an instrumental figure in the return of intercollegiate sports to campus in 1991 after a 20-year hiatus.

Boileau was also known as an outspoken supporter of worker’s rights and for years was involved in local and national labor union issues. In addition to lecturing throughout the United States, Boileau edited the book, “Catholic Social Teaching: An Historical Perspective,” which examines the relationship between employee and employer in a continually changing economic landscape. He was also author of “Cardinal Mercier: A Memoir,” and “The Algebra of History: Essays on Existential Phenomenology,” and “Principles of Catholic Social Teaching.”

For more information, contact Ken Weber in university ministry at kweber@loyno.edu or call 504-865-3167.

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