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BOLER John F.
Was born to Thomas and Genevieve Boler on 21 January 1929 in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended St. Margaret Mary grade school, Creighton Prep and Creighton University. He received a Masters in Philosophy at St. Louis University, and a PhD in Philosophy from Harvard. John served in the U.S. Air Force, in Germany, after WWII. He was a professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle until his retirement in 1996. John has been a guest professor at universities in California, Michigan and New Jersey, and also spent a year at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton, New Jersey. He was also an Oblate of Mount Saviour Monastery since 1974. After his parents died, some friends helped him build a house in Pine City. After his retirement he moved into the renovated milking parlor at Mt. Saviour Monastery. John had advanced pulmonary fibrosis. Breathing became evermore difficult. He was on Hospice care for a few weeks and died peacefully at his home at Mt. Saviour. He died on 4 September 2009. A Funeral Mass will be at Mt. Saviour Monastery Monday, 14 September at 10:00 a.m., burial will follow at Mt. Saviour. Donations in John's memory may be made to Mt. Saviour Monastery, Southern Tier Hospice, or a charity of your choice. Light refreshments will be served at St. Joseph Guest House after the burial. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on September 11, 2009
BOLER Very Reverend Martin Boler (nee Thomas D. Boler Jr.)
Age 88, of Mount Saviour Monastery, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, died peacefully, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by the community members of Mount Saviour. He attended Creighton Preparatory High School and Creighton University and graduated from Creighton University Medical School in 1947 and interned at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis Missouri. He had one year as a resident in Pathology and three years in Urology at the St. Louis City Hospital. He was in the Navy V-5 program during WWII and served in the Korea, Japan and Okinawa during the Korean conflict. After a brief time as a Urologist with his father in Omaha, he entered Mount Saviour Monastery near Elmira, NY in 1955. After novitiate he began studies for the priesthood at Catholic University of America. He made life commitment as a Benedictine monk of Mount Saviour in 1959; was ordained priest in 1960 and received a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Catholic University in 1961. Among other Duties, he taught Moral Theology at Mount Saviour from 1961 to 1964 when he became Guest Master. He was appointed Sub Prior in 1967 and Prior in October of 1969. He served on committees for the International Congress of Abbots and Priors during the early 1970's and gave numerous retreats during those years. Responsibilities as Prior caused him to radically curtail those activities. Fr. Martin remained Prior until he retired in 2008. In September 2011 he entered the Skilled Nursing Facility at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira until last month when he was able to return to the monastery for two stays until his final hospitalization on November 3. Fr. Martin's body will be received at Mount Saviour before the office of None on Friday, November 9, 2012. Visiting hours will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. until the office of Compline. His funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012. Burial will follow in Mount Saviour Cemetery. A very special thank you is extended to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for Fr. Martin's support and Care. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – November 9, 2012
BROWN Brother John, O.S.B.
Died April 10, 2009 at West Chester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. He was born March 13, 1931 in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, son of William and Bridget Daly Brown, who were born in Ireland. Brother John was a graduate of the Benedictine High School conducted by St. Paul's Abbey in Newton, NJ. After high school he went to the newly founded monastery of Mount Saviour, becoming one of its first members, on September 15, 1951. He was the first monk to make Solemn Profession (final vows) at Mount Saviour on January 6, 1956. Brother John was a valuable asset to Reverend Father Damasus Winzen, the first superior, and made a significant contribution to the development of the new monastery. He had an outgoing, engaging personality and befriended the neighbors and many people in the Elmira community. He was energetic, with an unlimited enthusiasm and a positive attitude for whatever he was doing. Brother John was involved in building construction and farm management while at the monastery. In 1980 he left the monastery and eventually resided in Montgomery, NY where, later on, he contracted the illness that claimed his life. During his time outside the monastery, Brother John continued to live his life as a Benedictine monk, keeping up the devotional practices he had learned; in his heart and soul he never left the monastery. He is survived by a sister, Mary Ann Basile, 2 brothers, John and Cornelius, 2 nieces, 8 nephews, 16 grandnieces and nephews, and his long-time friend, Tom O'Neil. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Brown. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Mount Saviour Monastery, Pine City. Burial will be immediately after the mass in the monastery cemetery. Memorials, if desired, could be made to the church of your choice, or to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/28/2009
DROHAN William C. “Bill” Drohan
Kernersville-William C. “Bill” Drohan, 94, died peacefully on July 11, 2011 at his home at Arbor Ridge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 3:00PM Friday July 15, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Paul Dechant, O.S.F.S. officiating. Inurnment will be beside his wife at Mount Saviour Monastery’s Oblate Cemetery in Pine City, New York on Saturday July 30, 2011. A native of Yonkers, New York, Bill was the son of the late Susan Frances Cunningham Drohan and William Drohan. In addition to his wife and parents, he also was preceded in death by his sisters Anna Drohan and Madeline Holland, and infant brother Thomas Drohan. He graduated with a BS Degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University in Alfred, NY. He was a longtime resident of Elmira, NY and raised his family there. He served his Country during World War II as a Lieutenant Commander with the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre. He began his career in sales and marketing with Corning Glass Works(Corning, Inc.) After 36 years of being with the company, he retired as General Manager of the Scientific Laboratory Glassware Division in Corning, NY. He married the love of his life, the late Elizabeth Grace O’Brien April 28, 1951. She died October 24, 1989. A devout Catholic, he was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kernersville, NC, and an Oblate of Mount Saviour Monastery in NY. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and most recently great-grandfather. A man of kindness and peace, he always tried to exemplify the Catholic values of unconditional love, humility, and generosity. He was a loving father to William C. Drohan, Jr. of Seattle, WA, Susan F. Hobbs and Jim of Bainbridge Island, WA, Neil E. Drohan and Laura of Chicago, IL, Elizabeth A. Hanover and Eric of Kernersville, and Hugh B. Drohan and Lori Sherrill of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Brendan Drohan and Amy, Michelle Drohan, Henry Hobbs, Matthew Drohan, Megan Hanover, Samuel Hobbs, Tyler Hanover, Maeve Drohan, and Colin Drohan; and two great-grandchildren Hannah Drohan and Jacob Drohan; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family. The family will visit with friends immediately following Mass on Friday at the church. Memorial contributions are asked to be sent to Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City, NY, 14871-9787. (born November 4, 1916) Funeral home obituary – July 19, 2011
KELLY Reverend James Age 74 of Mount Saviour Monastery, Pine City, died Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006 at Mount Saviour. Born as Clement Kelly in Dansville NY on Aug. 20, 1931, Fr. James was a son of the late Clement and Caroline Leach Kelly. He is survived by his sister Caroline Post of Walden NY; the community at Mount Saviour Monastery; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, James and Richard Kelly. Fr. James started his religious life when he entered the Noviate in July of 1952. In July of 1956 he was solemnly professed and on July 25, 1958 he was ordained to the priesthood. Always connected to Mount Saviour Monastery, Fr. James had many assignments that took him away from Mount Saviour. He served as chaplain at Hobart and William and Mary Colleges in Geneva, at Cornell University in Ithaca and at St. Leo's University near Orlando, FL. Fr. Kelly served as a chaplain for the US Army in Germany. He received his STL Theology Degree in Rome, Italy and later received his Doctorate in Scripture Studies. Fr. Kelly's body will be received at the monastery on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service. Calling hours will then follow until 5:00 p.m. The evening calling hours on Tuesday will start with Vespers at 6:30 p.m. and end with Compline at 8:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mount Saviour on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., followed by committal prayers and interment at the Monastic Cemetery. Arrangements by the McInerny Funeral Home.
Age 100, of Elmira, died Thursday, September 3, 2009. She is survived by many loving friends. Pre-deceased by her parents, Harry and Ellen Martin; sister, Mary Martin. Dorothy was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, a member of the New York State Teacher Association and a retired English Teacher from Elmira Free Academy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: Holy Family School System, Notre Dame High School or the SPCA (envelopes available at her Mass). At her request, there will be no calling hours, but those wishing may attend her Mass of Christian Burial today, Friday, September 4th, at 2 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial to follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Mount Savior Monastery, Pine City. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2009
MILANO Quentin Lewis
Elmira: Age 79, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May
14, 2011. Quentin was born in Manhattan and grew up in Harriman, NY. He
attended NYU, prior to serving in the U S Navy during the Korean War, aboard
the USS Sirago between 1951-54. Quentin then went to work for Pan American
Airways, retiring after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 48
years, Marie; 2 daughters, Maria Milano Riis with husband Carl; and Claudia
MilanoKrapf with husband Andrew; 4 wonderful grandsons, Benjamin
"Big-Ben" Krapf, Asher "Butch" Riis, Matthew
"MAK" Krapf, and Owen "OBO" Riis. Friends are invited to
McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Friday, June 10, 2011 from 1:30
p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Military honors will be held at the funeral home at 2:45
p.m., followed by a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Savior Monastery, 231
Mt. Saviour Road, Pine City. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mt.
Saviour Monastery. Star Gazette – May 22, 2011