1942 – 2022

Brother William Fealy, FSC

Born William Thomas Fealy in Washington DC on 7 March 1942
Entered the Ammendale MD Novitiate on 15 June 1960
Received the Religious Habit and Name William Glenn on 7 September 1960
Pronounced Perpetual Vows in Philadelphia PA on 17 August 1967
Died at the University of Maryland – Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Towson MD on 26 December 2022

by Brother Leonard Rhoades, FSC
Mass of Christian Burial
Calvert Hall College High School
January 2, 2023

Brother Bill Fealy was born in 1942 to Thomas and Edith Fealy. He was a gifted student and a life-long learner. He grew up in the Towson area and entered the Brothers’ juniorate in 1960 from Towson Catholic High School. He graduated from La Salle College in 1965 and was assigned to LaSalle College High School in Wyndmoor, PA. Brother Bill was an excellent teacher in the Social Studies department at La Salle until 1979. His time at LaSalle High overlapped our own Brother John Kane who knew him as a wonderful teacher and a future Brother in community.

Brother Bill was then assigned to Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School. While there he continued to be an excellent teacher and was involved with World Affairs Council where he was recognized as an excellent moderator at the high school level. It was also in Pittsburgh that Brother Bill got involved with the People to People program started in 1956 by President Eisenhower. This program engaged teachers and students to travel abroad during the summer for cultural and educational exchanges in foreign countries. Brother Bill led students to the Soviet Union, China, and many other places over a number of years. This was truly reflected in his continuing educational endeavors to enhance his classroom instruction.

It was at Central Catholic that I first lived with Brother Bill and found out his love for and interest in the Stock Market. He was one of the most successful teachers who involved his students in the Stock Market Game. He had an uncanny skill to invest in the right stocks. He watched CNBC, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal report, and read business pages of all the major publications. He was recognized and awarded by the Stock Market Game as an outstanding Stock Market Game educator.

Brother Bill also ran the bookstore at Central Catholic and we, Brothers, were hesitant to ask for a discount on any product in the store. He ran a tight ship and made sure the store ran at a profit after the previous bookstore manager was way too generous.

He took courses at the War College in Pennsylvania to further his education in international issues for his AP classes. He was recognized by Penn State University for success as an AP teacher.

In 1993 Brother Bill moved to St. John’s College High School to help solidify the faculty at a school that was in a transitional stage, going from all boys to co-ed. It was also during this time period that Brother Bill’s father passed away. Brother Bill then asked to come to Calvert Hall so he could be more available to his mother.

At Calvert Hall, Brother Bill joined the Social Studies Department from 1995 to 2016. From then to his retirement in 2016 and from 2016 to the present, he was the right-hand man to Mr. Marc Parisi in the Student Affairs office. Brother Bill was moderator of the successful Stock Market Game here at the Hall. He taught hundreds of students to love and understand the complex nature of the stock market. His quiet presence in the school was always noticed. He was never too busy to assist his students if they were struggling.

Brother Bill will be missed by the staff and students in the Student Affairs Office. His little corner of the office was a calming presence for all who came in. He had a gentle nature with anyone who stopped by. If Marc needed someone to help organize the spirit shirts, Brother Bill was there. When the time came to help organize all the paperwork for the Mama Mia dinner, Brother did it with a smile. Assisting in any ay that was requested for the Magazine drive, Brother Bill was present. When graduation rolled around, Brother Bill was busy distributing graduation announcements and the like. Anything that needed to be done, Brother Bill was there. He also found time and means to give little gifts to people on birthdays, holidays, and just if someone needed a little lift. During the food drives at Thanksgiving, Bill was generous in helping SAO homeroom win the top prize by bringing large amounts of food for the needy. For the Christmas Adopt-a-Family, Brother Bill helped out. He also established a scholarship fund in honor of his parents. This fund assists students with financial aid to attend CHC. Brother Bill was indeed a fixture here at the Hall.

In our Community, Brother Bill Fealy will be deeply missed. I know I will miss him for all the little things he did for us. Brother Bill was our car Czar. All the cars were kept on a strict schedule to go in for check ups at Anderson Buick. I feel we have the most cared for car fleet in the Brothers’ world! He also shopped for all our paper and cleaning products. We are well prepared for any and all emergencies. Our laundry supplies were never short, and if you had a sweet tooth, Brother Bill supplied whatever was needed in school or in the community. During Covid, Brother Bill would order take out dinners for us to help the local economy and let Brother Joe Kines and I have nights off from cooking. This continued post Covid for Saturday night dinners, and he always brought in Bob Evans for breakfast on Saturday mornings.

Bill kept us all in check by keeping meticulous records. Now in the local world, if you went to Anderson Buick and mentioned Brother Bill’s name, you could get a great deal on a car. They all knew Brother Bill! Go to Fenwick’s Bakery where they loved Brother Bill so much so that during peach cake season, they would come to our back door and give us a complete sheet of peach cake. They would say, “This is for Brother Bill.” Yia Yia’s bakery did the same thing, “Oh, you are here to pick up Brother Bill’s order and, by the way, how is he doing?” Same thing would happen at Pappa’s, Eddies of Roland Park, Fresh Market and Sprouts.
Bill, I dare say, all the Brothers and all at the Hall will miss your quiet presence. Godspeed, Bill!
Live Jesus in our hearts forever! May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace!


Monday, 2 January 2023

Visitation – 9.00am to 11.00am
Funeral Mass – 11.00am
Calvert Hall College High School
McManus Theatre of The Marion Burk Knott Center
8102 La Salle Road
Baltimore MD 21286

Reception following
Calvert Hall College High School
John G. Noppinger, Jr. ’64 Commons
8102 La Salle Road
Baltimore MD 21286

Visitation – 2.30pm to 3.00pm
La Salle Hall
6001 Ammendale Road
Beltsville MD 20705

Interment following
De La Salle Cemetery
6001 Ammendale Road
Beltsville MD 20705

Reception following

Brother William died unexpectedly from complications due to surgery on Monday afternoon.

The District of Eastern North America remembers Brother William with memorial liturgies according to the tradition of the Institute. Through their prayers, communities and individuals entrust Brother William to God’s loving care.

May he rest in peace.


Elkins Park PA
La Salle College (scholasticate)

Wyndmoor PA
La Salle College High School

Pittsburgh PA
Central Catholic High School

Washington DC
Saint John’s College High School

Baltimore MD
Calvert Hall College High School