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Devoted SPC Alumnus Fred J. Jacques ’34 Passes Away at 94

Monday, October 24, 2005  
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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fred J. Jacques ’34 who passed away on Saturday, October 22 at the age of 94. 

 

Wake/Visitation:

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

John E. Day Funeral Home

85 Riverside Drive

Red Bank, NJ  07701

(732) 747-0332

 

Funeral Mass:

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

10:00 a.m.

Holy Cross Church

30 Ward Avenue

Rumson, NJ  07760

(732) 842-0348

 

Memorial Donations:

Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Peter's College Development Fund, 2641 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07306.

 

OBITUARY FROM THE STAR LEDGER - Monday, October 24, 2005

Fred Jacques, chemistry professor, administrator at St. Peters College

A Mass will be scheduled for Fred J. Jacques, 94, of Shrewsbury, a longtime professor and senior official at St. Peters College, who died Saturday in Care One Nursing Home in Wall. Arrangements are by the John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank.

 

Mr. Jacques was a member of the professional staff at St. Peters College in Jersey City for 43 years before retiring in 1984.

 

He was an associate professor of chemistry for 19 years and a professor of chemistry for seven years. He was also executive secretary of the schools Alumni Association and the associations first executive director, a post he held from 1960 to 1977.

 

In addition, Mr. Jacques was treasurer of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni, vice-president of the World Congress of Jesuit Alumni and president of the American Association of Jesuit Alumni Administrators.

 

Mr. Jacques served from 1965 until 1982 as executive secretary to the Board of Regents at St. Peters and also founded the St. Peters College Business Symposium.

 

He earned both a bachelors degree in 1934 and masters degree in chemistry two years later from St. Peters College. He was later recognized by the college with its Bene Merenti Well Done Medal and its Petrean Medal as well as with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1984.

 

Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Jersey City and Spring Lake Heights before moving to Shrewsbury.

 

Surviving are daughters, Suzanne Gavin and Calley Ekins; a son, Fred Jr.; a brother, Richard; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


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