The Marymount University community mourns the passing of Dr. Sean Hoare, professor of Literature and Languages, who died on November 11 after a long illness.
A native of Massachusetts, Sean Hoare began teaching at Marymount in 1980. With a B.A. from Catholic University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, he specialized in modern fiction; his interests included the work of James Joyce and Jack London.
Dr. Hoare was instrumental in the development of Marymount’s graduate program in Literature, Language, and the Humanities and had been serving as its director. A respected and beloved figure on campus, he taught and advised thousands of Marymount students and earned the high regard of faculty colleagues for his meticulous scholarship, unwavering collegiality, and dependably sage advice. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 16 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 2700 S. 19th St., Arlington, VA 22204. A luncheon will follow in the Gerard Dining Hall at Marymount University's Main Campus, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. For those on campus, a Marymount shuttle will leave for the service from in front of the Lodge at 10:30 a.m. and will return after the service.
Donations in Dr. Hoare's memory can be made to the Sean R. Hoare Scholarship Fund at Marymount University (Attn: Office of Development, Marymount University) or to the Washington Stage Guild.
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