Loyola University Maryland is mourning the death of Patricia F. Haig, widow of former Secretary of State Gen. Alexander M. Haig and sister-in-law of Rev. Frank Haig, S.J., professor emeritus of physics at Loyola. Mrs. Haig passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the age of 83.
In February 2011, Loyola received a $1 million gift from the estate of Gen. Haig to create the Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Endowment Fund for Science, Faith, and Culture. The fund supports a wide range of initiatives, including Loyola’s Hauber Fellows program, which provides funding for undergraduates to participate in faculty research in the sciences each summer; the annual Cosmos and Creation conference, a symposium focused on the relationship between science and theology; additional celebrants and music for campus Masses; and enhancements to the University’s modern languages and theater programs.
The Haig Family, including Mrs. Haig, received the University’s President’s Medal at the 2011 Commencement Exercises, and Gen. Haig was a Loyola trustee.
Mrs. Haig is survived by her children, Barbara E. Haig; Brian F. Haig and his wife, Lisa; Alexander P. Haig and his wife, Wendy; her grandchildren, Alexander, William, Christopher, Peter, Brian, Patrick, Donnie, and Annie; her brother, Col. Eugene Fox, U.S.A. (Ret.); and Fr. Haig, who is Gen. Haig’s younger brother.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Mass of Christian Burial (w/ Fr. Haig as co-celebrant)
Fort Myer Old Post Chapel
Ft. Myer, Va.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
St. Edward Catholic Church
Palm Beach, Fla.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256.