Saturday, May 06, 2006

Robert Vasoli -- May He Rest in Peace

This man, along with the late Fr Clarence Hettinger will be sorely missed by many who stand firmly for their valid marriages.

May he rest in peace.

May God raise up others to take their places, soon.

Sociology professor Robert Vasoli dies

By: Michael O. Garvey
Date: May 4, 2006

Robert H. Vasoli, associate professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, died Monday (May 1).

Born July 24, 1925, in Philadelphia, he attended schools there before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was graduated from LaSalle College in 1952 and arrived at Notre Dame the same year as a graduate student. He earned masters and doctoral degrees from Notre Dame in 1953 and 1964, respectively, and was a member of the University’s sociology faculty from 1957 until his retirement in 1990. A scholarly specialist in criminology, he also taught courses at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., Indiana University Northwest, and Valparaiso University.

Vasoli is survived by two daughters, Maria Christina and Theresa Anne, both of Portland, Ore.; two sons, Anthony Robert of Chicago and Vincent Matthew (Maile) of Rochester, Minn.; a grandson, Rocco Antonio Matsui of Rochester, Minn.; one sister, Joyce M. (William) Wallis of Doylestown, Pa., and two brothers, Edward J. (Paulette) of Lower Gwynedd, Pa., and Raymond T. of Norristown, Pa.

A member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, of IBEW Local Union No. 98 and of the Golden Boys Golf Club of South Bend, he also was the author of “What God Has Joined Together,” a leading reference book on marriage annulments in the Catholic Church in America.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday (May 5) in Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart, followed by burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never saw this on your blog, WI.

I miss Bob.


Monday, February 1, 2010 at 12:20:00 PM CST  
Blogger WI Catholic said...

I wonder if there is any significance as to the timing of your finding this now? Nearly 4 yrs later?

I never 'knew' him, nor had the opportunity to exchange letters with him, but had his book, and knew of him through others he had helped. I heard him talk once on some program, but have no idea where or when that was.

I am sure you do miss him, Karl. And I am just as certain that he is begging for marriages in Heaven...perhaps just a small sign for you that he is.

God bless!

Monday, February 1, 2010 at 2:24:00 PM CST  

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