Long-Time Faculty Member Robert J. LeBlanc Dies

Long-Time Faculty Member Robert J. LeBlanc Dies

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 23 in St. Joseph's Church in Needham for Asst. Prof. Emeritus Robert J. LeBlanc, a long-time faculty member who died Dec. 20 after a lengthy illness.

LeBlanc earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston College. Upon graduation in 1945, he took a teaching position in BC's Mathematics Department.

Following his formal retirement in 1988, LeBlanc returned to the classroom for seven more years on a part-time basis, completing a career of service to BC students that spanned 50 years.

LeBlanc was also a charter member of the national mathematics honor fraternity, Pi Mu Epsilon.

In 1993, he was presented with the Loyola Award for service to the University.

"You could talk to anyone at BC and they would tell you they just loved him" said College of Advancing Studies Dean James A. Woods, SJ, recalling his friend of 45 years. "To borrow one of his favorite words, he always had a 'chipper' attitude."

LeBlanc leaves his wife, Mary E.(McGinn), his sons, Robert Jr., '69, and Paul, '79; and his daughter, Susan M. Berejik, '73. He is also survived by his sister, Ivadelle Oaks of New Jersey and nine grandchildren.

"He always said that his greatest achievement was having such a wonderful family," said daughter-in-law Lee LeBlanc, administrative secretary in Learning Resources for Student Athletes. "He was so proud that all his children and some of his grandchildren attended BC."
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family in care of Mary LeBlanc, 757 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02492.

-Stephen Gawlik


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