The Rev. Joseph M. Alminde, 80, a former Jesuit teacher at St. Joseph's Preparatory School, his alma mater, died of respiratory failure Friday, March 25, at Lankenau Hospital.
Father Alminde had three careers at the school.
He taught English and Latin from 1956 to 1959, English from 1964 to 1966, and religion and language from 1969 to 1985. In that third term, he was also chaplain of the varsity basketball team.
Born in Philadelphia, Father Alminde graduated from the Prep in 1949, when he entered the Jesuit religious order, the Society of Jesus.
He earned a bachelor's degree in classics at Bellarmine College in Plattsburgh, N.Y., in 1955 and was ordained in 1962.