Br. William J. Dunlap, CSV, died suddenly on Monday, April 10, 1967. He was the librarian at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois since 1964.
Br. Dunlap was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1903. He converted to Catholicism in 1930 and entered the Viatorian Novitiate in Lemont, Illinois in 1933. He pronounced his first vows in 1934.
He attended St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, Illinois; DePaul University in Chicago; and Catholic University of America in WashingtonD.C. where he earned a master’s degree in library science, in 1950.
From 1938-1940, he was a supervisor with other Viatorian brothers at the Working Boys’ Home based at Our Lady of Mercy Mission in Chicago, and he later taught for three years at Viatorian high schools in Canada. In this country, he had been assigned to St. Thomas Vocational School in Savannah, Georgia; Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois; Gorman High School in Las Vegas; Stepanic High School in White Plains, New York; and McNamara High School in Kankakee, Illinois.
A Bible vigil was held at in the chapel of Saint Viator High School on Tuesday afternoon and evening, April 11, 1967, with a homily given by Fr. Donald Lund, CSV. The funeral Mass took place at 10 a.m. on April 12 at nearby St. James Church in Arlington Heights. Concelebrating the Mass with Fr. John W. Stafford, CSV, provincial, were six priests from the high school.
The homily was given by Fr. Francis DesLauriers, CSV. Students of Saint Viator High School were the pall bearers, served the Mass, acted as commentators, and joined with the choir of priests, brothers and novices in singing the funeral Mass.
Fr. Francis E. Williams, CSV, principal of Saint Viator High School, led the final prayers at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois, where he was laid to rest.
Br. Dunlap was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Alfaretta, and one brother, Arthur.
Taken from a Viatorian Community news release, not dated