Rev. Norbert D. Ginsburg, CSV, a priest for 34 years, died suddenly of a heart attack on June 18, 1971 at the Viatorian Seminary in WashingtonDC.  He was 59 years old.

Fr. Ginsburg was born June 11, 1912 in Chicago.  After completing his primary education in Chicago, he attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago from 1925 to 1929.  In 1930, he entered St. Mary of the Lake Seminary before joining the Clerics of St. Viator in 1934.  On September 9, 1935, he pronounced his first vows.

He was ordained a priest in 1937 by Bishop James A. Griffin at St. Joseph Church in Springfield, IL and he immediately set out to do graduate work in philosophy at the University of Louvain, in Belgium, where he earned both a PhD and Licentiate degree.

Fr. Ginsburg taught at the Viatorian Novitiate in Lemont, IL; St. Francis College in Joliet; and at St. AmbroseCollege in Davenport, IA.  During his last few years, he was assigned to the Viatorian Seminary in Washington, DC.

Visitation took place June 19 and 20 at the Theis Funeral Home in Chicago. Fr. Thomas G. Langenfeld, CSV, superior general of the Clerics of St. Viator, preached at the wake service.

Fr. Kenneth R. Morris, CSV, superior of the Viatorian Seminary preached the homily at the funeral Mass on June 21 at St. Viator Church in Chicago. Fr. Ginsburg was laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.


Taken from a Viatorian press release, dated June 18, 1971 and an unpublished biography written by Fr. Daniel A. O’Connor, CSV, dated November 30, 1972