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Edward A. Goerner

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Notre Dame's alumni magazine is to be complimented for its lovely memorializatio of Ed. Let me as one a year ahead of Ed at Prep, N.D. and going to sea report that, at Brooklyn Prep, he was a championship velvet-smooth interscholastic debater and so mannered as to be a tribute to his parental home.


Posted by: John A. Maher, emeitus Dean & Prof. The Dickinson School of Law - Decatur, GA - B'klyn Prep, Notre Dame & Navy   Jan 14, 2013

Well done, good and faithful servant. May you rest in the peace of Christ.


Posted by: Terri - former co-worker   Oct 09, 2012

I wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of Edward's passing. I just saw this and have missed the services. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Please know of my prayers for Iris and the Goerner family.


Posted by: Allen Utterback - Granger, IN   Oct 08, 2012

I received the news too late to travel to South Bend for today's service.

I remember Professor Goerner as a remarkable scholar and a steadfast role model.

I was blessed with the opportunity to introduce him for a speech in Chicago about a year ago. This gave me a opportunity, which I took advantage of, to share my admiration for Professore Goerner with him and with his audience.

Peter Kelly. class of 1970


Posted by: Peter Kelly - Chicago, IL - former student   Oct 08, 2012

Liza & Goerner Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your father. May his memory be eternal.
-All of us at Island Architects


Posted by: All of us at Island Architects - San Diego, CA   Oct 08, 2012

Ed Goerner was the guiding light of my graduate career. He was my dissertation director; intellectual mentor and friend; and leader of the best seminars I have ever experienced. I was enormously lucky to be his TA for several years. My regret is only that I could not have had more classes, more supervisions, more seminars and more discussions with him: If I had I would be commensurately wiser and better educated. Even though I did not ultimately become a

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Posted by: Joseph Wilder - Tucson, AZ - former student, Ph.D.1986   Oct 07, 2012

Prof. Goerner was an inspiring teacher. His Introduction to Political Theory class was one of the intellectual highlights of my education at Notre Dame. The Camus class he taught at his home was like being asked backstage at an intellectual rock concert. Far from a dry academic, Prof. Goerner had a style and flair unmatched by any other professor I experienced at Notre Dame. He accompanied me and a few dozen classmates in the inaugural London program in the spring

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Posted by: Tom Melsheimer - Dallas, TX - Former student   Oct 06, 2012

Liza and family,

We are all deeply saddened for your loss. I never met your father, but by glancing through his biography I can tell that we would have had a lot to talk about: serving in the US Navy, attending the U of Chicago, even European politics!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Tom, John, Monte and the StepStone team


Posted by: Tom Keck - San Diego, CA - Colleague of Liza   Oct 05, 2012

One of my great teachers at Notre Dame. I am saddened by his passing.

James M. Rhodes
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Marquette University


Posted by: James M. Rhodes - Milwaukee, WI - Student   Oct 05, 2012

We will always remember, his friendliness and graciousness.
We will miss seeing him at the Izaak Walton League monthly dinner programs.
Affectionately,
Don and Joann Sporleder


Posted by: Don and Joann Sporleder - South Bend, IN - Colleague and friend   Oct 05, 2012