Father Eugene A. Zimpfer, S.J.


Father Eugene A. Zimpfer, S.J., a former teacher at the Loyola School in Manhattan who was also an administrator at several Jesuit schools, died Jan. 9 at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit infirmary in the Bronx. He was 82.

He taught Latin, religion, science and math at the Loyola School, 1958-1959.

He also served as principal at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, where he earlier taught physics and math, and as principal of St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J. He continued as an administrator in Buffalo at Canisius College, and at his alma mater, Canisius High School, serving at the latter as special assistant to the president and, later, as acting president.

Because of declining health and mobility, he transferred to Murray-Weigel Hall in 2012.

Born in Buffalo, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1954 at St. Andrew-on-Hudson in Poughkeepsie. He was ordained in 1965 and made final vows in 1968.

He earned a licentiate in sacred theology from Woodstock College in Woodstock, Md.; a master’s degree in secondary school administration from Columbia University; a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame; a physics degree from Fordham University and a philosophy degree from Loyola Seminary in Shrub Oak.

A Funeral Mass was offered Jan. 14 in the chapel of Murray-Weigel Hall. Burial was in the Jesuit cemetery in Auriesville.


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