John F. Cuneo Jr., a renowned Loyola donor, died late last month, university officials said Sept. 13.
Cuneo, the namesake for multiple Loyola buildings, died Aug. 30 at age 88, according to an email from Campus Ministry sent to the Loyola community.
“[Cuneo] and his former wife, the late Herta Cuneo, gifted the university with the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Cuneo Hall at the Lake Shore Campus and the John and Herta Cuneo Center, which houses the Stritch School of Medicine,” the email said.
The email said Cuneo ran The Cuneo Foundation, which provides high school and college students with need-based scholarships. He was also on Loyola’s Board of Trustees, according to Evangeline Politis, a university spokesperson.
Cuneo’s involvement with the university followed in the footsteps of his father, John Cuneo Sr., who helped start the Stritch School of Medicine Annual Award Dinner — the school’s main fundraising event for student scholarships — in 1950, according to the email.
Cuneo will be honored at a visitation Sept. 19 at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills, and a mass of remembrance Sept. 20 at Assumption Catholic Church in Chicago.
Condolences can be sent to the Toale Brothers Funeral Home website.