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Post by PilotFan66 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:28 pm

Just read in The Oregonian this morning that Father Chester Prusynski died Sunday at Holy Cross House at Notre Dame. He was 91. I did not have him as a professor, but enjoyed his company at the Pilot basketball games. I have not seen any notification from the university and thought Pilot Nation would like to know. I am sure many of you have good stories about Father Pru.

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Re: Father Pru

Post by Stonehouse on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:13 pm

Such sad news. Fr. Pru was a great man.

Here's the release from UP (posted yesterday): http://up.edu/shownews.aspx?id=4574

And here's a thread from the UP Facebook page, where peoplpe have written a lot of nice memories of Fr. Pru: https://www.facebook.com/universityofportland/posts/201355823315532


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Re: Father Pru

Post by up7587 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:24 pm


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Re: Father Pru

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:24 pm

The news of Pru's passing, although not unexpected, hit many of us very hard. I've known Pru since 1964 when he was a business prof, and we remained close until his death.

He once said he accepted the Holy Cross edict that he leave UP and head to Holy Cross House at Notre Dame last year, but I think we all knew it was the "beginning of the end."

Face it, Pru was the glue that held the UP athletes and fans together through several generations. Although there were many phone calls between Pru and his many friends in the months since he left UP, the lack of in-person communication was a source of great sorrow for all of us, including Father Pru.

The end of an era. He will be greatly missed by ALL who knew him.

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Re: Father Pru

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:40 am

I really hope the athletic department do some sort of tribute a la the Mauro patch our hoops teams wore for Fr. Pru (I mean I know they will, it just goes without saying)

Kind of sad for the Bluff to lose one of those special members of the community that make UP what it is. Fr. Pru will be missed by all, but his legacy and memory is something that will undoubtedly live on in the university community.

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Re: Father Pru

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed May 09, 2012 5:48 pm

From UP:
A memorial Mass for Fr. Prusynski will be at noon on Monday, May 14, in Chapel of Christ the Teacher, and University President Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will preside. Following the service, a light reception will be held in Bauccio Commons.

A memorial Mass for Fr. Prusynski will also be celebrated during Alumni Reunion on Saturday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher

If you would like to make a gift in memory of Fr. Prusynski, the Rev. Chester Prusynski, C.S.C., Endowed Scholarship in Business provides support for juniors and seniors majoring in accounting. Each year, six to eight students derive a benefit from Fr. Pruís endowed scholarship. The fund was established by Fr. Pru in 1983 and over the years, many alumni and friends have contributed to his scholarship

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Re: Father Pru

Post by Woodless! on Thu May 10, 2012 1:33 pm

Dedicating my 100th post on PilotNation to Fr. Pru.

May he rest in Peace.

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Re: Father Pru

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu May 10, 2012 2:06 pm

Woodless! wrote:Dedicating my 100th post on PilotNation to Fr. Pru.

May he rest in Peace.
It is only fitting to make a dedication to someone who dedicated his life to everyone at UP and to UP athletics.


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