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Father John Erickson, O.S.B.

Father John Erickson, O.S.B. Tuesday, December 26, 2006
 Father John R. Erickson, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Tuesday, December 26, 2006. He was born in Erie on September 25, 1925, a son of the late John and Gertrude (Schwab) Erickson. He was predeceased by one sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Dishinger of West Hempstead, N.Y. He is survived by his sister, Gertrude Erickson of Greensburg. Read More

Father Benjamin Walker, O.S.B.

Father Benjamin Walker, O.S.B. Thursday, December 14, 2006
 Father Benjamin Walker, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Thursday, December 14. He was a son of the late Benjamin L. Walker, Sr. and Margaret C. (Bannon) Walker. Read More

Father Damian Albert Abbaticchio, O.S.B.

Father Damian Albert Abbaticchio, O.S.B. Monday, June 19, 2006
 Father Damian Albert Abbaticchio, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Monday, June 19, 2006. He was a son of the late Edward and Anne (Connor) Abbaticchio. Read More

Father Alphonse H. Meier, O.S.B.

Father Alphonse H. Meier, O.S.B. Thursday, June 8, 2006
 Father Alphonse H. Meier, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was the son of the late Herman and Rose (Hoffman) Meier. He was born in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, on May 10, 1923. His sisters, Sr. Mary Virginia, O.S.B., Marleen Brier, Jane and Lyra, are deceased. Read More

Father Germain Lieb, O.S.B.

Father Germain Lieb, O.S.B. Sunday, April 30, 2006
 Father Germain L. Lieb, O.S.B., died Sunday, April 30, 2006. He was born on July 2, 1919 in Carrolltown, Pa., a son of the late Augustine and Clara (Williams) Lieb. Read More

Father Joachim R. Fatora, O.S.B.

Father Joachim R. Fatora, O.S.B. Saturday, February 18, 2006
 Father Joachim R. Fatora, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died February 17, 2006, after a short illness. He was born June 7, 1928 in Blairsville, a son of the late John A. Fatora and Susan E. (Ritz) Fatora. Read More

Brother Adriano Goldoni de Sa, O.S.B.,

Brother Adriano Goldoni de Sa, O.S.B., Monday, January 23, 2006
 Brother Adriano Goldoni de Sá, a monk of Saint Benedict Priory in the Archdiocese of Campinas, Brazil, a dependent priory of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Monday, January 23, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident. Read More

Father Ermin R. Smith, O.S.B.

Father Ermin R. Smith, O.S.B. Friday, January 13, 2006
 Father Ermin R. Smith, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Friday, January 13, 2006, after a long illness. He was 88 years old. Father Ermin was born in New Germany, Pa., on February 7, 1917, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Long) Smith. He was one of twelve children. He was predeceased by six brothers, Vincent, Clement, Cletus, Benno, Thomas and Father Julian Smith, O.S.B., who was also a Benedictine of Saint Vincent Archabbey; and three sisters, Mary Chirdon, Sister M. Basil Smith, R.S.M., and Sister M. Matthew Smith, R.S.M. Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Ryan and Helen Smith of Florida. Read More

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