Joseph Koterski Death – Obituary News : Joseph Koterski, SJ, a Jesuit priest and professor of philosophy at Fordham University has died unexpectedly, at age 67 .
We are sad to report that Joseph Koterski, SJ, a Jesuit priest and professor of philosophy at Fordham University has passed away, unexpectedly, at age 67 according to the following statements posted on social media on August 11. 2021.
Fr. James Martin, SJ 18h · Dear friends: I’m very sorry to share the news with you that Joseph Koterski, SJ, a Jesuit priest and professor of philosophy at Fordham University has died unexpectedly, at age 67, while directing a retreat in Connecticut. Joe was a faithful Jesuit priest, a learned scholar and, above all, a kind and gentle man. Joe was of enormously help to me personally in the writing of my book “My Life with the Saints,” reviewing the chapter on St. Thomas Aquinas line by line, giving me hours of his time and his gracious advice. May he rest in peace with the God he served for so long. AMDG.
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Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen. Fr. Koterski taught me philosophy when I was a freshman at Loyola College (Baltimore) in the fall of 1986. He was a Scholastic. It was a tough class, but I learned a lot. He was a very kind man.Finola Cunnane
I am so sorry to hear this news. I knew Joe well when I was at Fordham. Deepest sympathy to you, Jim, and to Joe’s family, friends and SJ brothers. May he now rest in the gentle embrace of his God.
Eternal rest, now perfect peace … prayers lifted for all those left to grieve this loss. May your grief be overcome by our great faith & shared hope.
Kevin John Smith
So very sorry for your loss. May the angels lead him to paradise.
For those of us who enjoyed and learned much philosophy from his Great Courses, we mourn his passing. +++May Light Perpetual shine upon him and his memory always be a blessing to those who knew him and whose lives were touched by his work.
Thank you for the notice. I was in the novitiate at Wernersville, PA with Joe. He was a brilliant scholar and kind hearted man. Glad to have know him. May he Rest In Peace.
Please receive my heartfelt condolences on the sudden death of such an outstanding & humble man & priest, dedicated to serve. The world in which he lived suffers his loss while now Heaven gains a saint. Blessings to those in mourning.
Anne Carol Winters
Father Koterski has been a huge part of our lives at Holy Trinity Church and especially to those of us in the CRC for decades. During the pandemic for over a year he led us in a weekly Zoom mass, which was an incredible way for us to connect with our faith and with each other. His sermons were so wonderful and his beautiful kind, gentle spirit brought joy to us all. We are heartbroken, but rejoice knowing he is in heaven and reunited with our beloved Monsignor Thomas Leonard.
Beth Kress Pbvm
Praying with you and all of your Jesuit Brothers for the happy repose of Fr. Joseph Koterski’s soul. He has surely been taken by the angels to Paradise where he will intercede to Jesus for all. Peace and all good, Fr. Jim.
Joan Custer Pellegrino
Tomorrow is promised to no one. That is why we should always be prepared. Sounds like this man was always ready. God Bless him! RIP!
He was an excellent philosopher and an intellectually well-organized professor. He certainly used his gifts well in service to the Church and the Society. It really was an honor to know him
Jerry Ziemkiewicz wrote
I grew up living next door to his grandma and spend many of my childhood days with him. He was also back then a kind and caring person. May the choir of angels, welcome Jo Jo home.
Adam Remiszewski wrote
Fr. Koterski lived next door to me when I was a freshman in Queens Court. He was always very nice, warm, cordial. You could also tell just from talking with him that he was brilliant. I’m pretty sure I had him for one of my philosophy classes Freshman year as well. This is very sad, I’m sorry for yours (and Fordham’s) loss.
Requiescat in Pace. May god welcome him into the light of his face with his bountiful mercy and love.
Terrence Finneran wrote
What a loss! He was such a wonderful priest and teacher. I hope The Dumb Ox gave him a big thank you for how well he taught about him all these many years.
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell
I was blessed to know Fr. Joe when we were young professors together at Loyola Maryland. He was kind to all and welcomed newcomers into the community. I was then fortunate to be his colleague at Fordham for 16 years. He was academic advisor to my son at Fordham when he was a Freshman in Queen’s Court dorm. In all of these roles Joe was a gentleman and a scholar, a generous friend and a wonderful priest. AMDG Fr. Joe–you will be truly missed.