Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development


David French, PhD

The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of David (Dave) French, PhD, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility manager in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Loyola alumnus. Dr. French passed away on July 13 after a long battle with cancer.

During his 19 years at Loyola, Dr. French conducted nuclear spectroscopy research, coached science students, and authored several articles published in scientific journals. He also received his PhD in chemistry from Loyola in 1991. He was known for his intelligence; analytical mind; amazing memory for facts, events, names, and places; and his deep love of playing music and performing in bands. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Pat) Ryan, and son, Eric.

Visitation and Memorial Service
Saturday, July 19
Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel and Crematorium
530 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, Illinois
Noon – Visitation
2 p.m. – Memorial Service 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to PAWS Chicago, an animal shelter and adoption center.

Please remember this family in your prayers.