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Abbot Joaquim (Fábio) de Arruda Zamith, O.S.B.

Abbot Joaquim (Fábio) de Arruda Zamith, O.S.B. Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Abbot Joaquim de Arruda Zamith, O.S.B., was born in Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil, on July 28, 1924. His family was originally from Amparo, also in the state of São Paulo, and his parents were Dr. Uberto de Siqueira Zamith and Mrs. Collatina de Azevedo Arruda Zamith. He completed Elementary School at Externato Assis Pacheco and High School at Colégio de São Bento de São Paulo. Read More

Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B.

Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B. Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Brother Nathan M. Cochran, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born June 24, 1957 in Marion, Ohio, a son of the late Blaine R. and Ruth E. (Roach) Cochran. A brother, Blaine A. Cochran of Edison, Ohio, survives him. He is survived by Phyllis Disbrow of Edison, who with her late husband, and her daughter, Sue Arter and her husband, David, of Westerville, Ohio, were dear friends.  Read More

Father Francis G. Ehnat, O.S.B.

Father Francis G. Ehnat, O.S.B. Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Father Francis G. Ehnat, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was born December 10, 1948 in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York. He was a son of the late Donald L. Ehnat, who died in 1952, and the late Marianne Fink Ehnat Dean. His stepfather was James H. Dean. Read More

Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B.

Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B. Sunday, November 17, 2013
Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., a Benedictine priest of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Sunday, November 17, 2013. Born on a farm between Carrolltown and Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, on October 1, 1923, Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B. grew up with eight siblings, the son of the late Gordon and the late Esther (Kirsch) Dumm. His brother, the late Father Wilfred Dumm, O.S.B., was also a Benedictine priest of Saint Vincent Archabbey. His other brothers and sisters include Mrs. Alfred (Dolores) Demma, Lusby, Md.; Donald Dumm, Ebensburg; Mrs. John (Imogene) Reidy, Silver Spring, Md.; Mrs. Frank (Roselyn) Colella, Olney, Md.; Clair Dumm, Ebensburg; Patrick Dumm, Summerhill and the late Fred Thomas. Read More

Father Sebastian A. Samay, O.S.B.

Father Sebastian A. Samay, O.S.B. Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Rev. Sebastian A. Samay, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, died October 1, 2013. He was 87. Born June 10, 1926 in Pécöl, Hungary, he was the son of the late Maria Vurdák Samay and Professor Ödön Samay. One of eight children, Father Samay was predeceased by his brother Wolf A. Samay, Esq. and his sister Ildiko Nestler Molnár, and is survived by: his brothers—Attila G. Samay and his wife Ildiko of Sylmar, California; Edmund C. Samay of Chester, New Jersey; Z. Lance Samay, Esq. and his wife Karen A. Harrington of Bernardsville, New Jersey; Marot A. Samay of Chester, New Jersey; his sister Sheila Erickson of Asbury Park, New Jersey; 17 of his 19 nephews and nieces; 24 grandnephews and grandnieces; 4 great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces, and countless Brothers of the Benedictine Order. Read More