Former Gonzaga president Rev. Bernard Coughlin, S.J. to be celebrated at public vigil, funeral

Fr. Bernard Coughlin
Credit: Gonzaga University

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Gonzaga community is invited to celebrate the life of former university president Reverend Bernard Coughlin, S.J. at a public vigil and funeral.

Fr. Coughlin passed away Tuesday at the age of 97. He served as Gonzaga’s longest tenured president from 1974 to 1966, and was the first and only chancellor, serving from 1996 to 2016.

Community members are invited to attend the following services:

Visitation – Thursday, February 20

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Della Strada Jesuit Chapel, 323 E. Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

Vigil – Thursday, February 20, 2020

6:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 92202

Funeral – Friday, February 21, 2020

11 a.m. at St. Aloysisus Church

Reception – To immediately follow the funeral in Cataldo’s Globe Room.

Notes of Condolence can be sent to Fr. Coughlin’s nephew, Brian Branda: 3100 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098-3015.

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