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Throwback Thursday: Remember ‘Tiny Tim?’

Andrew "Tiny Tim" O'Dwyer during a retirement party in 1964.

Andrew “Tiny Tim” O’Dwyer during a retirement party in 1964.

For almost 50 years, Andrew O’Dwyer was employed to secure the motherhouse and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. However, everyone knew him as “Tiny Tim,” ironic for his large stature.

O’Dwyer came to the United States from Ireland in 1906. He initially worked for the Chicago Police Department, but found employment as security for the Sisters of Providence. He retired in 1964, working for the sisters for 48 years.

Sister Rita Clare Gerardot said she did not know “Tiny Tim” very well, but added he was “very welcoming.”

“He had a reputation of being so gracious. He made you feel welcome,” Sister Rita Clare said.

Sister Rita Clare added that “Tiny Tim” opened his home to visitors of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, especially when the Woodland Inn was full.

In addition, more information about him may be found here. #‎throwbackthursday‪#‎tbt

Andrew "Tiny Tim" O'Dwyer worked in security for the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for 48 years.

Andrew “Tiny Tim” O’Dwyer worked in security for the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for 48 years.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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