Brother ChristopherUniversity dean in Pa.A Mass of...


April 03, 1991

Brother Christopher

University dean in Pa.

A Mass of Christian burial for Brother Frank Christopher, F.S.C., a native of Baltimore who became dean and the first director of admissions of what is now La Salle University in Philadelphia, will be offered at 8 p.m. today at the chapel of the university.

Brother Christopher, who was 82, died Saturday at a nearby hospital after a heart attack near his home on the campus.

He became associate professor of biology at what was then La Salle College in 1943 after teaching for a year at La Salle High School.

In 1951, he became dean of the college, a post that then included handling admissions. He was director of admissions from 1955 until 1972, when he began working part time handling the admission of transfer students. He continued in that work until he retired in 1983.

He helped landscape the campus, planting pin oak trees along a bordering street in the 1940s.

Born in Baltimore, Francis Paul Businsky, as he was known before entering the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1929, was a 1925 graduate of Calvert Hall College and attended the University of Maryland's law school.

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctorate at Catholic University.

Before starting to teach in Philadelphia, he taught for two years at the University of Scranton.

In 1979, the 50th anniversary of his joining the Christian Brothers was celebrated at St. Wenceslaus Church with presentation of a mayoral proclamation naming the day for him and another certificate naming him an "Admiral of Baltimore Harbor."

He is survived by a sister, Agnes M. Schirf of Baltimore.

Graveside services will be held at noon tomorrow at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in Ammendale.

Leo A. Dooley

Taught music, English

A Mass of Christian burial for Leo A. Dooley, a retired music and English teacher at Southern High School, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave., Lansdowne.

Mr. Dooley, who was 88 and lived in Baltimore Highlands, died Saturday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications to cancer.

He retired more than 20 years ago from the faculty at Southern High School. In addition to teaching there, he gave piano lessons at home and played for the Baltimore Opera Company and in several orchestras in the Baltimore area. He was a member of the Musicians' Union.

Born in Williamsport, Pa., he was a 1921 graduate of St. Joseph's High School there and a 1924 graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian V. Asendorf.

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