Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Bereavement Notices

Herta Cuneo

The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of Herta Cuneo, a longtime supporter and friend of Loyola.

Mrs. Cuneo and her former husband—John F. Cuneo Jr., life trustee—gifted the University with the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, Cuneo Hall, and the John and Herta Cuneo Center, which houses the Stritch School of Medicine. The $50 million gift of the Cuneo family’s Vernon Hills estate, art collection, and scholarship support remains the largest gift in Loyola’s history.

Mrs. Cuneo served on a number of boards at Loyola as well, including the LUMA Board of Advisors and the Stritch School of Medicine’s Dean’s Council. In 2011, she was honored with the Sword of Loyola for her generosity and contributions to the University.

We will remember Mrs. Cuneo for her tremendous compassion and dedication to Loyola’s mission to serve others. To read Mrs. Cuneo’s full obituary, click here.

Memorial Service
Sunday, October 29
12:30 p.m.
Madonna della Strada Chapel
Loyola University Chicago

Condolences may be sent to the Herta Cuneo Memorial, c/o Campus Ministry, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660.

Please remember her family in your prayers.