Rev. Thomas Schoen, S.M.
Apr 26, 2010 (0)
DAYTON, Ohio — The Rev. Thomas Schoen, S.M., 77, of Dayton died April 14, 2010, at Mercy Siena Gardens in Dayton.
Viewing will take place 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mt. St. John in Dayton, followed by a funeral mass at 7 p.m. and a reception at Bergamo Conference Center, Dayton. Burial will be 9 a.m. Wednesday in Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mt. St. John. Arrangements are under the direction of Bradford, Connelly and Glickler of Dayton.
Thomas was born June 13, 1932, in Sioux City, Iowa, son of the late Anton and Marie (Nichols) Schoen. Father Tom entered the Society of Mary and professed first vows on Sept. 8, 1951, at Marcy, N.Y., and perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1957. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 9, 1987. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a BS in 1954 and from the University of Cincinnati with an MA in Mathematics, as well as from St. Michael’s College in Toronto with an MDiv in 1987.
He taught mathematics at Chaminade High School in Dayton and Purcell High School in Cincinnati before beginning in 1959 a teaching career at the University of Dayton that lasted almost 50 years. At U.D. he taught mathematics and computer science. He initiated computer science at U.D. and was the chair of the computer science department for more than 17 years. Illness brought him to Mercy Siena in Dayton, Ohio in 2007.