Fordham University (/ ˈ f ɔːr d ə m /) is a private research university in New York City.Founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841, it is the oldest Catholic university in the northeastern United States, the third-oldest university in New York, and the only Jesuit university in New York City. St. Edward High School Alumni Obituaries. We also have a brief archive you can peruse, including…