Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development


Paul Breidenbach, PhD

The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of Paul Breidenbach, PhD, former faculty member in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Breidenbach passed away on July 29. 

Dr. Breidenbach taught cultural anthropology at Loyola for 36 years before retiring in 2009. He conducted research on a Christian/African healing movement in Ghana and conducted fieldwork in Chicago video arcades. 

A celebration of Dr. Breidenbach's life will take place on Saturday, September 20. Please email paul.breidenbach@yahoo.com for further details.

Condolences may be sent to Sharon Pierson in care of the Anthropology Department, BVM Hall, #712. Donations in memory of Dr. Breidenbach can be made to the American Handel Society.

Please remember this family in your prayers.