Fr. McShane was a member of the St. Camillus Jesuit community and was called to eternal life on October 16, 2018. He was 89 years old and a member of the Society of Jesus for 71 years. In 1956 he received a Master’s Degree in Physics from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. He taught for one year at St. Francis Mission in St. Francis, SD. In 1963, he then began teaching physics at Creighton University in Omaha, was named professor in 1996, and continued teaching until 2013. Because of declining health, he was missioned to the St. Camillus Jesuit Community.
Fr. McShane was born in Omaha, NE on July 22, 1929. He attended Creighton Prep, the Jesuit High School in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating from high school, he entered the Society of Jesus in Florissant, MO on August 8, 1947. He was ordained a Jesuit priest at St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s KS on June 15, 1960.
Visitation will be at 6:30pm on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Madonna della Strada Chapel in the Jesuit Community, 10201 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. The funeral Mass will be at 7:30pm and burial will be on October 23, 2018 at 9:00am at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 3801 W. Morgan Ave., Milwaukee.
Memorials may be sent to: The Midwest Jesuits, 1010 Hooker St., Chicago, IL 60642, “In memory of Fr. Thomas McShane, S.J.”
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