He was born in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
He was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1960, at Blue Cloud Abbey, South Dakota. He served from 1965-1982 in various parishes in the Diocese of Corpus Christi, until the formation of the Diocese of Victoria in 1982. He served as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Yoakum and Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish in Shiner, until his retirement in 1996.
He is survived by three sisters; Mrs. Angie Deaderick, Mrs. Helen Puntureri and Ms. Josephine Santoro.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Louise Tyler.
A vigil service/rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yoakum.
Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at Sts Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner with Bishop David Fellhauer officiating. Interment will be at Crestview Memorial Park in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
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Arrangements entrusted to Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum.