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Rev. John Cusack

Feb. 19, 1921 - Sep. 6, 1998

Rev. John B. Cusack, CSV, died on September 6, 1998.  Father Cusack was 77 years old.

John Cusack was born in Chicago on February 19, 1921.  He entered the Viatorian Novitiate in 1937 and pronounced his First Vows on August 31, 1940.  He graduated from DePaul University in 1946 and received a M.A. in education from Catholic University in 1948.  After theological studies at Catholic University, John was ordained a priest on May 16, 1948.  Father John Cusack then began a long career in Catholic Secondary Education – first, at St. Thomas Vocational School in Savannah, Georgia, followed by Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, St. Philip High School in Chicago, and Alleman High School in Rock Island, Illinois.  In 1959 John began his work with the Viatorian Seminary Aid Association and missions.  Much of the success of our Foundation in Colombia is due to John’s dedication and work.  Recently, John had been in residence at Resurrection Life Center.

Visitation was held in the Chapel of the Province Center on Thursday, September 10, 1998, from 4:00 p.m. and concluded with a wake service at 8:00 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial took place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 1998 in the Chapel at the Province Center.  Burial was in the Community Plot at Queen of Heaven Cemetery following Mass.

Father Cusack was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Tessie, his brothers, William, Rev. Donald, Patrick, Francis, James, Martin, Rev. Joseph, Rev. Raymond and Michael.  He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Please remember Father Cusack in your prayers and gather together in your local communities to remember him in Eucharist.

Taken from letter to the Viatorian Community, September 8, 1998, from the Assistant Provincial, Rev. Richard Rinn, CSV