GSAS Honors the Life of Fr. Matthew Baker

The faculty, students and staff of GSAS are deeply grieved by the loss of Fr. Matthew Baker,  a doctoral candidate in the Theology department here at Fordham. We honor his life as a kind and active member of our community and his church.

He passed away last night in a tragic a car accident and is survived by his wife and six children. Please keep Fr. Matthew and his family in your thoughts or prayers.

Any member of the Theology department or GSAS who wishes to speak with a member of the Campus Ministry team may contact Fr. Phil Florio, S.J., at

A fund has been set up to support his wife and children. Please go to to donate.

Prayers will be said for Fr. Matthew and his family in Dealy Chapel today at 5 pm.

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