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In Memoriam: The Reverend John P. Stack, OSA

  • Posted by: Kallie Stahl
  • Posted Date: October 21, 2022
  • Filed Under: Library News
Image of The Rev. John P. Stack, OSA, 1992. Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Archives.

The Rev. John P. Stack, OSA, 1992. Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Archives.


The Rev. John P. Stack, OSA, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the age of 75. A 1971 graduate of Villanova, Fr. Stack was ordained as an Augustinian priest in May of 1974. A beloved member of the Villanova community for more than 50 years, The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, expressed the community’s admiration for Fr. Stack in his message to Villanova faculty, staff, students, and alumni on Oct. 13:

“Fr. Stack’s restlessness has certainly led Villanova to a better place. He was a tireless advocate for the students of Villanova, the lifeblood of our University community. From a long history of hiring individuals committed to our mission, to his sage challenge to students during Orientation to live a life akin to Alfred Nobel—who pledged his life to the betterment of humanity—the Villanova community is certainly better for Fr. Stack being a part of it.”

Read Fr. Donohue’s full message to the University community here. View Fr. Stack’s obituary here. In lieu of flowers, the Augustinian Community requests that donations be made in memory of Fr. Stack to The Augustinian Fund, Care of Sick and Elderly, P.O. Box 340, Villanova, PA 19085.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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