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In Memoriam - Tim O'Keefe

We are sad to announce that Professor Emeritus Tim O’Keefe of the History Department passed away on June 10. An alumnus of St. Mary’s College and University of Notre Dame as well as a scholar of Irish history, Dr. O’Keefe joined Santa Clara in 1965 and taught history until his retirement in 2010. O’Keefe served Santa Clara University and our students with a spirit of generosity and depth of care that reflected his commitment to our mission - we have lost a wonderful teacher, friend, and colleague.

We will be featuring Dr. O'Keefe in our fall newsletter, so if you were one of his students and would like to share a few words about him and his teaching, please send an email to More immediately, you can send notes of condolence to Dr. O'Keefe's family, Julie and their four children, care of the History Department:

The O’Keefe Family
℅ History Department
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

For more about Dr. O’Keefe, please read his obituary.