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Fr. William J. Richardson, S.J., was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 2nd of November, 1920. He died at the Jesuit Campion Health Center, in Weston, Massachusetts, on the 10th of December, 2016.

Leo O’Donovan, S.J., Richard Kearney, and Jeffrey Bloechl, each in different ways gathered the diffusions of mourning friends, students, colleagues, patients, and admirers of the late William J. Richardson, via email over the days leading up to and after his funeral.

As Bill was one of the founding members of the Heidegger Circle (Penn State, 1967) and was present at the first conference on Heidegger’s thought held in 1964. Julia Ireland, Convenor of the 51st meeting of the Heidegger Circle, 2017, at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, asked me to present a few words and recollections in his memory for the sake of the members of the Circle. I offer this volume in response to that request, drawn from direct responses and email communications.



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