In Memoriam
"Throughout his years of teaching at Creighton University, Fr. Tom spent many semesters as a guest investigator in physics. In 2014, the machine shop at Creighton University's Department of Physics was named the 'Fr. Thomas S. McShane, S.J. Physics Machine Shop.'"
In Memoriam: Fr. Thomas S. McShane, SJ

October 17, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas "Tom" S. McShane, SJ, who was called to eternal life on October 16, 2018. Fr. Tom died at St. Camillus senior Jesuit healthcare community, in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was eighty-nine years old, a Jesuit for seventy-one years, and a priest for fifty-eight years.

Born in Omaha on July 22, 1929, Fr. Tom attended St. Margaret Mary Grade School and Creighton Prep in Omaha before entering the Society on August 8, 1947. He had the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus Seminary, Spring Hill College, and St. Mary's College. He was ordained on June 15, 1960, made tertianship in Decatur, Ill., and pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1963. He studied physics at St. Louis University before ordination and at the Illinois Institute of Technology after ordination.

Fr. Tom did regency at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. After graduate studies in 1963, he began teaching physics at Creighton University and continued teaching physics there for the next forty years, until the ripe old age of eighty-four. Failing health led to his moving to St. Camillus in 2013.

Throughout his years of teaching at Creighton University, Fr. Tom spent many semesters as a guest investigator in physics. Some years he worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York. Other years he worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory near Berkeley, Calif. In 2014, the machine shop at Creighton University's Department of Physics was named the "Fr. Thomas S. McShane, S.J. Physics Machine Shop." Fr. Tom, already at St. Camillus, joined the festivities and addressed the assembled crowd via Skype.

VISITATION

Monday, October 22, 2018 
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Madonna della Strada Chapel 
St. Camillus 
10201 W. Wisconsin Ave 
Wauwatosa, WI 

FUNERAL MASS

Monday, October 22, 2018 
7:30 p.m. 
Madonna della Strada Chapel 
St. Camillus

BURIAL

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 
9:00 a.m. 
Mt. Olivet






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