With great sadness, the Fordham English department mourns the loss of Gerard Reedy, SJ, a longstanding, cherished member of the department, and former president of the College of the Holy Cross.
Fordham News has written a thoughtful article, excerpted below, commemorating Reedy:
"The Society of Jesus lost a great man today," said Joseph M. McShane, SJ, president of Fordham. "I could say many things about Father Reedy - that he was a pioneer in Jesuit higher education, that he was a distinguished scholar, that he was a gifted teacher - all true. But he was also a gentleman through and through, a warm and generous mentor, and a friend. We will all miss him greatly."
Rest in peace, Father Reedy.