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Fr. Lawrence J. Wroblewski, S.J., McQuaid Jesuit's Dean of Academics, passed away on January 1, 2011, Fr. Lawrence J. Wroblewski, S.J., McQuaid Jesuit's Dean of Academics, passed away on January 1, 2011, after a brief illness at age 66. He served at McQuaid Jesuit for 38 years.

Fr. Wroblewski, born November 27, 1944, entered the Jesuit novitiate at St. Andrew-on-Hudson following his graduation from Brooklyn Prep in 1962. He pronounced vows on August 15, 1964 and continued at St. Andrew-on-Hudson to complete his Juniorate in 1966. From 1966-1968, Fr. Wroblewski completed Philosophy and Collegiate courses at Shrub Oak. In 1969 he received his M.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He then came to McQuaid Jesuit from 1969-1971 to complete his regency teaching English and Theology. In 1971, Fr. Wroblewski studied Theology at Woodstock College in New York City. On June 8, 1974, he was ordained at Fordham University Chapel.

Following his ordination, Fr. Wroblewski returned to McQuaid Jesuit to teach English and Theology. In 1991, he was named Assistant Principal and later became the Dean of Academics. Fr. Wroblewski continued to teach throughout his entire tenure at McQuaid and dedicated much of his time to the plays and productions of the school.

Fr. Wroblewski is predeceased by his parents, Dr. Joseph and Evelyn Wroblewski, and his brother John. He is survived by two brothers, Joseph of Brooklyn, NY and Ronald (Dolores) of Babylon, NY; two nephews, Mark and Paul.

Fr. Wroblewski will lie in state in McQuaid Jesuit Chapel (1800 South Clinton Ave.) on TUESDAY January 4th from 5:30 - 8:00 PM.

Fr. Wroblewski will also lie in state in Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Corner of Rhinecliff and Imperial Drives) on WEDNESDAY January 5th from 5:30 - 7:15 PM where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7:30 PM. Interment will be in the Jesuit Cemetery at Auriesville, NY. Those who wish may make contributions in Fr. Wroblewski's name to McQuaid Jesuit. For further information on Fr. Wroblewski's life please visit www.McQuaid.org.

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