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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

Father Paschal N. Kneip, O.S.B.

Father Paschal N. Kneip, O.S.B. Friday, May 24, 2013
Father Paschal N. Kneip, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Friday, May 24, 2013. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 17, 1924. He is the son of the late John F. Kneip and Ethel (Davies) Kneip. He is one of six children. His siblings, Carol Mason, Mae Wynne, Arthur, John, Jr., and Anthony Kneip, are all deceased. Read More

Father Robert J. Roche, O.S.B.

Father  Robert J. Roche, O.S.B. Thursday, December 20, 2012
Father Robert J. Roche, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Thursday, December 20, 2012, at the Archabbey. He was 93. Until he returned to the Archabbey in 2009, Father Robert spent the past two decades serving parishes in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, including Saint George Parish, Patton (1989-1996) and Queen of Peace Parish, Patton, formerly Our Lady of Perpetual Help (1996-2009). Read More