Roslovich, Peter J.Died
Jesuit Father Peter J. Roslovich, age 80, a Jesuit for 61 years and a priest for 49 years, died on July 23, 2012, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, NY, where he had been residing.
He had just celebrated his 80th birthday, as he was born on July 22, 1932, in Buffalo, NY of Peter and Mary (Torcello) Roslovich.
He attended the Little Seminary of St. Joseph inBuffalo, planning to become a diocesan priest. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY, on August 14, 1950. The Jesuit program of formation led him to study philosophy atWestBadenCollege,West Baden Springs,IN.He gained the Ph.L. (Licentiate in Philosophy) degree and master’s degree in philosophy. As a seminarian he taught Latin, English and Greek at Canisius High School, Buffalo from 1957-60.
In preparation for priesthood, he studied theology at Woodstock College, Woodstock MD (1960-64) and was ordained a priest on June 19, 1963, at Canisius College, Buffalo. After two years of graduate studies in philosophy atFordhamUniversity(1965-67) he returned toCanisiusHigh Schooland served there in several capacities in the classroom and in administration from 1967-76. He then brought those talents to St. Peter’s Prep Jersey City (1976-84) serving as Assistant Principal.
For two years Fr. Roslovich was archivist at Regis High School, NY (1984-86) and then served in the Jesuit community there from 1986-92 as an Assistant to the Rector. Throughout his priestly life he showed an impressive ability to assess and address administrative needs and structures in several Jesuit educational institutions. He was able to work with staff, employees, and students in solving organizational problems.
From 1992 until his death Fr. Roslovich lived at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx, NY, engaged in pastoral ministry and as Treasurer of the Jesuit community.