Rev. Joseph O’Hare, S.J., former president of Fordham University and, for years, New York Press Club Chaplain, passed on Sunday, March 29. Father O’Hare, 89, was also a journalist who served as editor in chief of America Magazine, the Jesuit publication, from 1975 to 1984. A native of the Bronx and the son of a New York City Police Officer, Father O’Hare attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine grammar school and Regis High School. He was also a longtime missionary in the Philippines and studied for the priesthood there at Ateneo de Manila University. Having later earned a doctorate in philosophy at Fordham, Father O’Hare was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and chair of the NYC Campaign Finance Board.
Photo caption: Father O’Hare, far right, with, left to right, former NYC Council Speaker Peter Vallone, former mayors Ed Koch and Michael Bloomberg, and the late Cardinal Avery Dulles.
Photo credit: Fordham University