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PASSINGS: Margaret Mary Dolan, Lionel Pincus, Vyacheslav Ivankov

Margaret Mary Dolan, Loyola Marymount ministry director, dies at 75; Lionel Pincus, private equity pioneer, dies at 78; Vyacheslav Ivankov, reputed Russian crime boss, dies at 69

October 12, 2009|Times Staff And Wire Reports

Sister Margaret Mary "Peg" Dolan, 75, longtime director of campus ministry at Loyola Marymount University, died Tuesday at Regina Residence in Orange after a battle with cancer.

For 55 years Dolan was a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, an international community of nuns. One of five children of Irish immigrant parents, Dolan was born in 1934 in the Bronx, N.Y., where she grew up. She joined the novitiate in 1952.

She came to Los Angeles for college and received a bachelor's degree in history from what was then known as Marymount College. She later earned a master's in library science from the now-defunct Immaculate Heart College, a master's in counseling psychology from Loyola Marymount and a master's in applied spirituality from the University of San Francisco.

Dolan was a teacher and principal at Marymount High School in Santa Barbara before returning to Loyola Marymount as a campus minister in 1974.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 43 words Type of Material: Correction
Sister Mary Margaret Mary "Peg" Dolan obituary: A caption accompanying an obituary of Sister Mary Margaret Mary "Peg" Dolan in Monday's Section A said she was at Loyola Marymount University from 1947 to 2006. Dolan was at the university from 1974 to 2006.

Besides serving as director of campus ministry, she also served as alumni chaplain.

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles honored her in 2001 for her efforts to connect parishes, schools and social services, and for her dedication to helping the poor.

She retired from Loyola Marymount in 2006 and was the commencement speaker in 2008, the same year the campus ministry center was named for her.


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