November 2010 NEWSLETTER


Manhattan Community Remembers Brother Leo Michiels, F.S.C.

Brother Leo Michiels, F.S.C., a resident at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J., and beloved chemistry professor at Manhattan College, died peacefully after a lengthy illness on Oct. 9, 2010, at the age of 82. He was a dedicated professor at Manhattan for 27 years and also an active member of the Manhattan Singers.

“Leo Michiels was a great Brother. He was a man of prayer, a dedicated teacher, one who found happiness in helping others, and one who was always willing to lend a hand to help others,” said Brother Anthony Flynn, F.S.C., at Brother Leo’s funeral.

Brother Leo first attended the Catholic University of America and went on to graduate from Manhattan both in 1959 with a B.A. and a M.A. in 1959. He earned both a M.S. in 1964 and a Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of Detroit. In addition to Manhattan, Brother Leo taught at St. Raymond's School (Bronx, N.Y.), Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.), St. Joseph's High School and De La Salle (Detroit, MI), and Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, N.J.).


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