Fordham University mourns the death of Father Arthur A. Clarke, S.J. who died on Sunday, August 2, at Murray-Weigel Hall, in the Bronx. He was 92.

Father Clarke was born on June 4, 1917, and entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on September 7, 1934. He served as the first Dean of the College at Lincoln Center, which was then known then as the “Liberal Arts College.”

Services for Father Clarke were as follows:


Wednesday, August 5
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Murray-Weigel Chapel
515 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-5029


Thursday, August 6
11:30 a.m.
Murray-Weigel Chapel
515 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-5029


Jesuit Cemetery
Auriesville, NY

Notes of condolence may be sent to Father Clarke’s cousin:

Mr. John R. Smith
790 Kearny Place
Paramus, NJ 07652-3813


Gina Vergel is Senior Director of Communications. She oversees the digital news coverage, public relations, and social media for the university. Before joining Fordham in 2007, Gina worked as a reporter for the Home News Tribune, and The Ridgewood News, where she won Society of Professional Journalist (New Jersey chapter) awards for breaking news and feature writing, respectively. She can be reached at [email protected] or (646) 579-9957.