Thomas J O'Donnell

Thomas J O'Donnell

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Death 13 Mar 1997 (aged 79)
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 84841770 · View Source
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Obituary: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1997-03-16-1997075064-story.html

Rev. Thomas O'Donnell, 79, expert on medical ethics

The Rev. Thomas J. O'Donnell, S.J., a Baltimore native who was an expert on medical ethics, a lecturer and an adviser to the Catholic Conference of Bishops, died of pneumonia Thursday at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 79.
Father O'Donnell retired in 1993 to the Jesuit residence at Georgetown University, where he was regent and dean of students at the university's medical and nursing school from 1952 to 1962. He also was professor of medical ethics at the university.
He moved to a Philadelphia nursing home in August.
Father O'Donnell spent much of his childhood in Frostburg, returning to Baltimore with his family in 1931. He graduated from Loyola High School and studied at St. Charles College. He entered the Jesuit order in 1938 and was ordained a priest in 1950.
Locally, Father O'Donnell served as spiritual director and editor of Woodstock Letters at the old Woodstock College from 1962 to 1966.
He also was pastor of several rural churches in North Carolina, taught at St. Pius X Seminary in Erlanger, Ky., and was director of Our Lady of Good Counsel retreat house and rector of the diocesan seminary in Lincoln, Neb.
He was the author of "Morals and Medicine," published in 1956, and "Medicine and Christian Morality," published in 1976.
An avid motorcyclist, he enjoyed touring the East Coast on his BMW model and took the bike to Europe by freighter in 1977 to ride throughout Spain.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University in Washington.
He is survived by a brother, John B. O'Donnell of Catonsville, and three generations of nieces and nephews.
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 84841770
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas J O'Donnell (8 Mar 1918–13 Mar 1997), Find a Grave Memorial no. 84841770, citing Georgetown University Jesuit Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by David McInturff (contributor 47179039) .