Memorial for Fr. Joyce to be Built in South Carolina

A memorial has been commissioned for Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., in Spartanburg, S.C.

Fr. Joyce, who retired in 1987 after serving 35 years as the chief financial officer of the University of Notre Dame, graduated from Spartanburg High School and worked with the L.C. Dodge accounting firm there after he graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame in 1937. He died in 2004.

According to ND Works, the faculty and staff newspaper at ND, Duncan Stroik, ND professor of architecture, has been commissioned to design the memorial, which will be a free-standing bell tower adjacent to the new St. Paul the Apostle Parish, which he also designed. Fr. Joyce was the first person from South Carolina to study at ND.

Fr. Joyce was executive vice president under ND President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C. The two were close friends. Fr. Hesburgh is serving as honorary chairman of the Joyce Memorial Foundation. Other members of the group include Lou Holtz, Jerry Faust, Ara Parseghian and Digger Phelps, all of whom coached under Fr. Joyce.

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